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Counseling MA Program Podcast Series

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A series of podcasts exploring the Wake Forest Counseling MA Program and the field of counseling as a whole.
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Dr. Nikki Elston, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Counseling, talks with hosts Dr. Bob Nations and Dr. Cheyenne Carter about her experiences with Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Honor Society. She reflects on her initial involvement as a graduate counseling student and discusses her current work as WFU's CSI Faculty Advisor. Other topics include: leadership opportunities available to on campus and online counseling students, the value and impact of student community service initiatives, and the necessity and benefits of joining a supportive professional community.
Dr. Allison Forti, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Counseling, joins hosts Dr. Cheyenne Carter and Dr. Bob Nations to discuss strategies for creating thriving relationships and promoting personal wellness.
Dr. David Johnson, Assistant Professor of Counseling, joins hosts Dr. Shannon Warden and Dr. Bob Nations to discuss his recent research and publications on the relationship between counselor mindfulness and multicultural competency.
Dr. Phil Clarke, Associate Professor of Counseling, sits down with Dr. Robert Casares to discuss the practice of addictions counseling.
Dr. Cheyenne Carter, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Counseling, joins hosts Dr. Shannon Warden and Dr. Bob Nations to discuss tips for identifying free/low-cost professional development resources and offers strategies for making the most of continuing education opportunities.
Dr. Tammy Cashwell, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Counseling, joins hosts Dr. Shannon Warden and Dr. Bob Nations to discuss practical and impactful strategies for thriving during your time as a graduate counseling student.
Dr. David Johnson, Assistant Professor of Counseling, joins hosts Dr. Shannon Warden and Dr. Bob Nations to discuss his recent research and publications on mindfulness practices in counseling.
Dr. David Johnson, Assistant Professor of Counseling, joins hosts Dr. Shannon Warden and Dr. Bob Nations to discuss his recent research and publications on mindfulness practices in counseling.
Dr. Sam Gladding, Professor of Counseling, joins hosts Dr. Shannon Warden and Dr. Bob Nations to discuss his recently published book, Choosing the Right Counselor for You.
Dr. Nikki Elston, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Counseling, talks with hosts Dr. Shannon Warden and Dr. Bob Nations about her bold decision to leave a successful career to become a counselor. Other topics include: doubt and emotional challenges associated with pursuing a new career, struggling with imposter syndrome, developing transferable skills, creating rewarding and engaging professional experiences, the importance of ongoing self-reflection and embracing new challenges, her experiences as a new WFU faculty member, and the challenging nature of clinical work.
Dr. Michelle D. Mitchell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling, talks with hosts Dr. Shannon Warden and Dr. Bob Nations about her path to the counseling profession and current multicultural issues in counseling and counselor education.
Dr. Erin Binkley, Assistant Professor and School Counseling Program Coordinator, sits down with Dr. Robert Casares to discuss the various career opportunities that are available to M.A. school counseling students post-graduation. Other topics include: strengths of WFU's on campus and online school counseling program, the energizing and exciting aspects of the day-to-day work of school counselors, pursuing a clinical license while counseling in a school setting, practical pathways to working as a full-time school counselor and a part-time clinical counselor, and family systems approaches to working with students and parents. For more information about Wake's School Counseling Program, visit: On Campus Program Webpage - http://bit.ly/WFU-SC-On-Campus Online Program Webpage - http://bit.ly/WFU-SC-Online
Dr. Nate Ivers, Associate Professor and Chair of WFU's Department of Counseling, talks with hosts Dr. Shannon Warden and Dr. Bob Nations about his path from counseling student to counselor educator.
Dr. Phil Clarke, Associate Professor of Counseling, sits down with Dr. Robert Casares to discuss fundamental principles and guidelines for practicing wellness counseling. Other topics include: what inspired and motivated Dr. Clarke to author a book on wellness, the importance of taking a holistic approach to helping clients, modeling wellness for students, and how wellness is exhibited by the WFU counseling department faculty. For more information about Dr. Clarke's book, please visit: http://bit.ly/Clarke-Wellness-Book
Dr. Jennifer Rogers, Assistant Professor of Counseling, talks with hosts Dr. Shannon Warden and Dr. Bob Nations about her recently published research on clinical supervision and the process of offering constructive feedback to graduate counseling students. Other topics include: how relationship patterns formed during infancy and early-childhood impact development and carry into adulthood, how student cognitive distortions can increase the difficulty of receiving corrective feedback from a supervisor, the nature and purpose of the feedback delivered throughout the clinical training process at WFU, and the necessity of recognizing and addressing your growth edges.
Dr. Mark Scholl, Associate Professor of Counseling, talks with hosts Dr. Shannon Warden and Dr. Bob Nations about his recently published book: Postmodern Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling Issues: Approaches Across Diverse Settings. Other topics include: collaborative career counseling approaches, innovations in counseling theory, his community work facilitating an ex-offender career support group, humanistic counseling, and how small changes can lead to dramatic changes in counseling and in life. For more information about Dr. Scholl's book, please visit: http://bit.ly/NewSchollText
Dr. Debbie Newsome, Associate Professor of Counseling and Associate Dean for Students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, talks with hosts Dr. Shannon Warden and Dr. Bob Nations about the evolution of the counseling profession. Other topics include: Wake Forest's Health and Human Services undergraduate minor, the growing need for clinical mental health counselors in America, the rewarding opportunities available to new and seasoned clinicians, the importance of lifelong learning and ongoing professional development, and striving (and sometimes struggling) to achieve work life balance and attend to self-care. For more information about WFU's Health and Human Services minor: https://counseling.graduate.wfu.edu/programs/undergraduate-minor/
Dr. Cheyenne Carter talks with hosts Dr. Shannon Warden and Dr. Bob Nations about running a private practice. Topics include: pros and cons of joining a group practice vs. establishing a private practice, financial opportunities and professional challenges, accepting insurance vs. private pay, scheduling and work life balance, and the importance of setting realistic expectations.
Dr. Cheyenne Carter talks with hosts Dr. Shannon Warden and Dr. Bob Nations about running a private practice. Topics include: networking and developing referral sources, marketing, strengthening professional relationships within your community, and the importance of raising awareness about available mental health services.
Dr. Isabel Farrell is a new faculty member in the MA Counseling Program at Wake Forest University. Listen to this podcast to learn more about Dr. Farrell's path to the counseling profession, her research interests and advocacy work, and her experiences as a Spanish-speaking clinician. Learn more about the Wake Forest University Online Counseling MA Program: http://counseling.graduate.wfu.edu/
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