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Nov
13

Working with Clients who Practice Kink & BDSM – An Interview with Margie Nichols

Listen HereEpisodePresenterCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Dr. Megan Speciale interviews Dr. Margaret Nichols about her clinical experiences working with the kink/BDSM (bondage/discipline, Dominance/submission, and sadomasochism) community. PresenterAbout Dr. Nichols: Dr. Nichols is a psychologist, AASECT certified sex therapy supervisor,  WPATH certified GEI provider,  and founder and first Executive Director of the Institute for Personal Growth, a psychotherapy organization in [...]
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Nov
08

A fool for a client? Addressing the issue of competency in self-representation in court

Important legal and clinical issues need to be carefully considered when assessing the competency of a client to represent themselves in court. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research […]

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Nov
06

Combat, Connection, and Counseling with Veterans – A Conversation with Sebastian Junger

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: In this episode, Dr. Aaron J. Smith interviews New York Times Best Selling Author and award winning journalist Sebastian Junger on his time embedded with US troops in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan, coping with posttraumatic and transitional stress upon returning home, and how clinicians and researchers can support [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Nov
01

No Evidence of Weaponized Title IX at Institutions of Higher Education

Data from Annual Security Reports and Title IX Coordinators at institutions of higher education in a Mid-Atlantic state showed that sexual misconduct is underreported to the public and rarely results in formal Title IX complaints. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of […]

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Oct
30

Community-Based Participatory Research – Research By the People For the People with Tahani Dari

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Dr. Tahani Dari on what community-based participatory research is, embodying humility in the research process, and how CBPR helps bridge the researcher-to-practicioner gap. PresenterAbout Tahani: Tahani Dari, Ph.D., LPC, LSC, NCC joined the UT faculty in August of 2019. Her first faculty appointment was at John Carroll University from 2017-2019. [...]
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Oct
25

Predicting When Young Men Carry Guns

Black and White males who deal drugs and affiliate with delinquent peers are more likely to carry a gun. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article […]

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Oct
23

The Life and Work of Carl Rogers – We Are All Rogerian Now with Howard Kirschenbaum

Listen HereEpisodePresenterCitationEpisodeAbout this Episode: A conversation with Dr. Howard Kirschenbaum on the life and work of Carl Rogers including Roger’s childhood and upbringings, the evolution of his ideas, and his lasting influence on the helping professions. PresenterAbout Howard: Dr. Howard Kirschenbaum is Professor Emeritus and former chair of Counseling and Human Development at the Warner Graduate [...]
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Oct
18

Have I seen you before? Familiar eyewitness identifications in research and in court

Familiarity in eyewitness identification should be conceptualized on a continuum, and providing expert testimony is the best approach to inform jurors in court on the matter. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a […]

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Oct
16

Affective Neuroscience and Learning – Implications from Affective Neuroscience for Learning and Mental Health with Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: A conversation with Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang about the practical applications of affective neuroscience research related to learning and healthy functioning. PresenterAbout: Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD, studies the psychological and neurobiological bases of social emotion, self-awareness and culture and their implications for learning, development and schools. She is a [...]
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Oct
11

Correlates of Suicidal Ideation among Female Inmates

Female inmates comprise a particularly vulnerable population due to their complex mental health needs, which often elevate their risk for suicide. There has been little research dedicated to examining suicidal ideation among female inmates, despite the clinical concern associated with this topic. The present study sought to investigate correlates of recent suicidal ideation among women […]

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Oct
09

Developing a Professional Identity – A Reflection with Robyn Trippany Simmons, Meagan Thompson, and Hayley Rose

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike reflects with Robyn Trippany Simmons, Meagan Thompson, and Hayley Rose on how their professional identities have evolved during the course of their studies and career. They discuss why professional identity is important, how it can be difficult to tease out how counseling is different from other helping professions, [...]
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Oct
04

The Intersectionality of Ageism and Sexism – Addressing Biases and Best Practices with Gary Kennedy

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Priscilla speaks with Gary Kennedy on the subtly of ageism, gender bias and the accessibility of services, and addressing barriers to adequate care  for an aging population. PresenterAbout Gary: Dr. Gary Kennedy is the Vice Chair for Education and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Division [...]
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