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65 minutes | Aug 11, 2022
Prioritizing Reflection: The Value of Clinical Supervision for the Addiction Workforce, Ep. 156
Samson Teklemariam, LPC, CPTM, discusses the importance of clinical supervision in addiction treatment, including review of the research-backed benefits of ongoing clinical supervision and revisiting the goals of effective supervision. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
61 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
Setting, Keeping, and Changing Boundaries in Private Practice: Values, Attunement, and Impact on Outcome, Ep. 155
Kelly Hidgon, LMFT, Private Practice Coach, discusses the common hangups clinicians encounter when thinking about boundaries... from topics like how much to charge per session, how to handle late cancellations, and whether to adjust your schedule to accommodate a client's calendar changes, this episode dives in on tough calls. This conversation encourages clinician consideration about their own values and the potential impact of maintaining values-aligned business practices on clinical outcomes. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
61 minutes | Jul 21, 2022
Holistic Healing: Indigenous Approaches to Mental Health, Ep. 154
Robyn Gomez, LCSW, shares an overview of holistic and ancestral Indigenous approaches to mental health, including a review of concepts like sustainability, balance, core values, and discussion about principals like the Medicine Wheel and others. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
63 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
Free CE Course: Our Role Moving Forward: Reproductive Justice as Harm Reduction and Ethical Imperative, Ep. 153
Dr. Orisha Bowers, Dr. Jamie Marich, and Elizabeth Irias, LMFT, discuss the concept of reproductive justice and identify deliberate actions mental health professionals can take in a post-Roe v. Wade United States, including discussion about harm reduction, spiritual/religious abuse, and our ethical mandates, as well as available resources, considerations about client/clinician privacy and clinical documentation, and navigating potential conflicts between ethical and legal requirements. Note to listeners: This interview discusses sexual violence and uses language that may be upsetting. We also share that this conversation includes reference to umbrella terms like ‘women’s rights’ and 'human rights'. Included in this heading are the rights of transgender and cisgender people, nonbinary people, women, females, girls, and people with internal reproductive organs. Law & Ethics themes discussed in the interview are on a broad, national scale and may not be applicable in your state. The opinions expressed herein are not legal advice, and we recommending consulting with your licensing body, professional association, liability insurance, and/or a behavioral health attorney.
62 minutes | Jun 23, 2022
Being Human and a Therapist: Awareness of Burnout, Roles, Power, and Therapeutic 'Love' , Ep. 152
Julia Aziz, LCSW-S, sheds light on the challenges of managing the role of 'healer' when we ourselves are struggling, and explores the impact of being an actively wounded healer on therapy outcomes.
61 minutes | Jun 2, 2022
When We’re Not Ok: Understanding and Managing Compassion Fatigue, Ep. 151
Dr. Dain Kloner, LMFT, discusses the phenomenon of compassion fatigue and provides guidance about how to self-assess one’s own level of compassion fatigue, as well as offers guidance about how to address and manage it moving forward. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
60 minutes | May 25, 2022
Free CE Course: Disaster Mental Health: How to Help in the Aftermath of a Tragedy, Ep. 43
Robert Scholz, LMFT, LPCC, and Susan Hall, JD, PhD discuss Disaster Mental Health and how it impacts multiple facets of care, ranging from treatment planning to clinician burnout.
68 minutes | May 5, 2022
Undoing the ‘Intake Model’: Improving the First Sessions in Psychotherapy. Ep. 150
Dr. Daryl Chow, Psychologist, takes us on a journey about the limitations of a question-driven first psychotherapy session, and describes research-backed strategies to improve client engagement in order to improve retention and outcomes. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
64 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
A Candid Conversation About Documentation: Misery or Mastery? Ep. 149
Beth Rontal, LICSW, details some of the myths and mistakes relating to progress notes, and provides guidance about clinical documentation dos-and-don'ts in order to improve care. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
61 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
Complexities of OCD and Creating Treatment That Works- ERP and Beyond, Ep. 148
Kimberley Quinlan, LMFT, provides a helpful and nuanced overview of the etiology of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and offers clarity about research-based treatment options. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
61 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
Talking About and Tackling Sexual Shame with ACT, Ep. 147
Erika Miley, LMHC, breaks down the appication of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the treatment of sex-related shame, including discussion about concepts like defusion and mindfulness. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
61 minutes | Mar 3, 2022
A Clinician’s Role in Immigration Evaluations: Explaining The Process and Why The Work Deeply Matters, Ep. 146
Georgia King, LCSW, explains how clinicians can support the legal process and help pave the way for safety and security for the lives of those immigrating to the United States through the provision of mental health assessments. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
62 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
Inviting Race Into Supervision: Vital Basics for the Clinical Development of Culturally-Responsive Supervisees, Ep. 145
Dr. Sonja Sutherland, LPC, discusses The Cross-Cultural Civility-Mindset Developmental Model (CCCMDM) and provides a comprehensive model for effectively approaching ethical and culturally-responsive supervision & clinical intervention. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
61 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
When Our 'Life Rules' No Longer Apply: Clinical Competency In Religion & Self-Concept in the Face of Trauma, Ep. 144
Sara A. Showalter Van Tongeren, LMSW, joins us for a comprehensive discussion about the impact of trauma and existential threats on one's religious and spiritual belief systems and how clinicians can support healing. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT. NOTE: This episode discusses religious trauma and identity traumas, including the discussion of existential crises surrounding experiences like racism, sexism, queerphobia, purity culture, infertility, etc.
61 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
The Truths of Transracial Adoption: Evaluating Impact and Considerations for Care, Ep. 143
Jaclyn Skalnik, LCSW, provides a detailed discourse about how therapists can conceptualize identity development of those who are transracially-adopted and better support the needs of this population, including discussion about working with individuals or couples who are considering transracial adoption. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
66 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
Train the Brain: Integrating Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Into Treatment, Ep. 142
Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, LPCA, provides a comprehensive interview explaining biofeedback and neurofeedback how these evidence-based approaches can be integrated with traditional psychotherapy. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
65 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
Shame, Parenting, and Mindfulness: Improving Parental Awareness From Potty Training to Adulting, Ep. 141
LJ Lumpkin, LMFT, provides a discussion about the influence of generational shame on parenting practices and the importance of mindful awareness. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
65 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Authenticity Isn’t Easy: Navigating Through Grief During Gender Transition, Ep. 140
Gender expert Zander Keig, LCSW, join us for an overview of the various responses to the potential ambiguous loss experienced during a gender transition (medical, social, legal) by those who undergo a gender transition and their loved ones
62 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Unraveling Damaging Assumptions: Critical Basics About Ageism and Intersectionality, Ep. 139
Dr. Regina Koepp, PSY, an expert on ageism, shares critical considerations about ageism and its impact on mental and physical health, as well as touches upon the intersectionality between ageism and other identities. Considerations about ageism in clinical practice are also discussed. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT.
65 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
The Profound Impact of Sleep: Sleep Psychology, Support, & CBT-I, Ep. 138
Dr. Kimberly Dwyer, PSY, providers a comprehensive overview about sleep's impact on physical and mental wellness, and also provides helpful CBT-I interventions geared at increasing the quality and quantity of sleep. Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
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