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Dr. Hudson's Counseling Corner

Author: Dr. LaKisha Hudson

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This is a podcast to discuss topics and resources of interests for School Counselors and those in the mental health and wellness profession.
18 Episodes
This is a great discussion with Dr. Emily Goodman-Scott, associate professor and school counseling coordinator at Old Dominion University, about the power of combining the efforts of a Comprehensive School Counseling program with PBIS/MTSS and how it can be the key to unlocking the door to better understanding, collaboration and greater success for our students.  Music: Epidemic Sound: Just Another Side of the Coin, Almost Here
Dr. Shane Miramontez, the Instructional Systems Specialist for Autism for the district, talks to us about important take aways to know when working with students with autism.  Great talk!  Take a listen!
I had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Mario Jackson about the empowerment of Thought Work. He is a Higher Education Consultant who is the CEO of Jackson Educational Consulting Group, LLC and his area of expertise is teaching  higher education institutions how to integrate the concept of Thought Work into their faculty and staff development initiatives.  In this discussion, Dr. Mario talks with us about how to apply Thought Work to working with our students in our capacity of School Counselors.For more information on Thought Work, check out these resources:100% Awesome Podcast by  April Price Episode 20: 6 Things You Might Not Know about Thought Work- Dr. Mario's blog- 
Dr. Shane Miramontez, our district's Instructional Systems Specialist for autism, talks to us about the awesome program called C.I.P. (College Internship Program). This is a wonderful program that helps to prepare our students with autism for post secondary life and higher education. This is definitely a must hear for our secondary team!
This is an informative talk with Mr. Ellington about Kinship Care: What it is and the importance of being mindful and proactive when families are dealing with this dynamic.Mr. Robert Ellington is a Success Coach with HALOS; a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting and empowering Kinship Care families in Charleston, South Carolina.Take a listen as Mr. Ellington and I discuss this too often missed dynamic of a family and why it is so important that we are aware of it and have plans in place to assist our families. Great discussion!
This is a wonderful chat with Ms. Laura Ross, the 2020 ASCA National School Counselor of the Year! Ms. Ross is a School Counselor at Five Forks Middle School in Georgia; which is an ASCA RAMP school!Ms. Ross shares her journey to becoming a School Counselor and gives great insight into what makes an excellent comprehensive School Counseling program, the importance of data, the importance of involving stakeholders, and how assessment fits into our School Counseling Programs.It was a delight speaking with Ms. Ross! I know that you will enjoy listening to her views and insight as much as I did!Thank you and congratulations, again, Ms. Ross!HAPPY SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK!!!
The wonderful Dr. Ann Saffi-Biasetti is back with us to tackle the subject of Eating Disorders among adolescents.  Dr. Saffi-Biasetti is a somatic psychotherapist, yoga therapist, and the author of Befriending Your Body: A Self-Compassionate Approach to Freeing Yourself from Disordered Eating. She has a private practice in Saratoga Springs, New York.Dr. Saffi-Biasetti discusses pertinent information about eating disorders, common misconceptions and what School Counselors, School Psychologists and school personnel can do to be proactive and reactive when dealing with eating disorders and adolescents.  
Ms. Jessica Reddout is the Behavior Interventionist and PBIS Facilitator for Whittemore Park Middle School in Conway, South Carolina. Ms. Reddout gives excellent, first-hand knowledge about the implementation and execution of the PBIS program from a "boots on the ground" perspective.  She talks about the challenges and successes with implementing the program.  She names super resources and gives expert advice on how to make PBIS work in a school.  Take a listen as she explains how, under the direction of principal Mrs. Quintina Livingston, Whittemore Park Middle School is making great, positive gains with PBIS!
This episode is a great conversation with Ms. Calvalyn Day, Family and Life Coach, about trauma informed counseling: what it is and tips and strategies for assisting students who have experienced trauma.  There are some great takeaways and I hope you enjoy this chat as much as I did. 
This is an outstanding conversation with Ms. Kirsten Perry, the 2018 ASCA School Counselor of the Year.Kirsten sits down for a chat about being a School Counselor and all that it encompasses. We talk about everything from her fascinating, powerful story about why she became a School Counselor, to misconceptions about being a School Counselor, what School Counselors really do, to the importance of data, to student achievement, and everything in between.This is a most excellent exchange about the ends and outs of School Counseling and wonderful tips and insight into defining the role of School Counselor, having a robust School Counseling program and how to balance it all.This is well worth the listen for School Counselors and all stakeholders alike.  GUIDE IntroHer Story: 1m 32.679sMisconceptions about being a School Counselor: 6m 17.860sWhat School Counselors Do: 8m 34.380sMiddle School Counseling: 12m 41.362sA Critical Element: Parent Involvement: 15m 53.381sStudent Achievement: 21m 39.166sBalancing it All: 26m 33.696sAdvice for New (and Old) Counselors: 34m 9.675sThe Importance of Data: 37m 49.310sParting Wisdom: 42m 46.795s
This is a timely, excellent discussion about Digital Citizenship with Dr. Mike Ribble. From his website,"Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology. Digital citizenship is the continuously developing norms of appropriate, responsible, and empowered technology use. Too often we are seeing students as well as adults misusing and abusing technology but not sure what to do. The issue is more than what the users do not know but what is considered appropriate technology usage."Listen in as Dr. Ribble talks about the importance of Digital Citizenship in our schools and communities. 
This is a fabulous, much needed episode with the holistically wonderful Dr. Ann Saffi-Biasetti.  Dr. Saffi-Biasetti is a somatic psychotherapist, yoga therapist, and the author of Befriending Your Body: A Self-Compassionate Approach to Freeing Yourself from Disordered Eating. She has a private practice in Saratoga Springs, New York.Dr. Saffi-Biasetti opens by leading us through a wonderful, mindful exercise and then enlightens us on the importance of self-compassion and practical ways we can incorporate more of this practice in our daily lives.  Take a listen to this enriching episode.
I had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Jessica Thomas about her method of using Mindful Photography to help individuals deal with grief and loss. Dr. Thomas has used her method with both adults and school aged children with gratifying results that speak to the power of this method to help individuals work through the thoughts, emotions and feelings that are often associated with grief and loss. Whether the loss be via death, change, or separation; this is a resource that offers a way forward through creative expression.Dr. Thomas is a Licensed Therapist, Professor at Louis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and a Grief Educator.  Please take a listen as we discuss this fascinating intervention.
Dr. Cole talks about the many ways School Counselors can be a support and resource to military children and their families during times of transition.  Dr. Cole gives us her scholarly perspective, as well as her thoughts from the viewpoint of a military spouse with school-aged children. This was a wonderful interview! Take a listen! 
Listen in as Dr. Maurice Elias has a conversation with Dr. Hudson about SEAD Liaisons and his vision of Student Advocacy in schools. Will this plan work within your school? Could it work with adjustments and tweaks? Is your current plan working as it should? Is it reaching every student?
In this episode, we have a delightful chat with Dr. Stephen Kennedy about creating our own School Counseling websites which are filled with great information and resources.
Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment


Take a listen as Dr. Helen Bailey, one of Pacific East's Community Superintendents talks about Dual Enrollment.
Career Pathways

Career Pathways


A good chat with Mr. Craig Brown about DoDEA Career Pathways.
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