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Our 6th conversation continues the Meet the President Series with the 2023-2024 OCA President––Dr. Sherdene Simpson, Ph.D, LPCC-S, MFT. Dr. Simpson received her masters from Kent State University, doctoral degree from The University of Akron, and is now a faculty member at Florida Gulf Coast University. She has a private practice on the west side of Cleveland. She has been a counselor for sixteen years, approaching her work from a systemic perspective with specialties in grief, relationship issues, and faith-based counseling. During her term as the 2022-2023 OCA President Elect, she served as chair of the OCA’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Cultural Dignity Committee (DEICDC). Dr. Simpson is passionate about holding space to self-reflect and engage in brave dialogue in an increasingly diverse society. Join us to hear more about her vision as the OCA President and the importance of connecting with others in our communities.****If you would like to provide any feedback for the podcast, we invite you to do so at the form linked here. If you or your division have a PSA you'd like Ohio Counseling Conversations to share, you can complete the form linked here. Both of these links are always available on the OCA Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/ohiocounseling****If you’re a counselor in Ohio and would like to get involved as part of production or as a guest, or know someone who might be interested, please email us at email@example.com!****Created by the OCA's Media, Public Relations, and Membership (MPRM) Committee & its Podcast Subcommittee·Produced by Hayle Fisher and Marisa Cargill ·Research by Kailey Bradley ·Editing by Leah Wood ·Original music by Elijah Satoru Wood
Conversation 5 - Teen Development, Dysregulation, and DBT
Conversation 5 features Hayle Fisher, LPCC, BC-TMH, who currently serves the Director of Adolescent Services at Premier Behavioral Health Services. Hayle is passionate about providing DBT services to adolescents, young adults, and families. She currently facilitates an adolescent DBT-IOP group and also provides skill support training to parents. Hayle is also the current president of the Ohio Association for Specialists in Group Work.Join us to explore how we can support teens and their family systems. We explore ways to de-escalate conflict, manage the balancing act of understanding typical versus risky adolescent behavior, and how dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) can support these processes.If you would like to provide any feedback for the podcast, we invite you to do so at the form linked here.If you or your division have a PSA you'd like Ohio Counseling Conversations to share, you can complete the form linked here.
In this episode, we are honored to be joined by Dr. Christine Suniti Bhat, an OCA past president; and soon-to-be president-elect of the American Counseling Association this summer. In continuing the Meet the President series, we are inspired by Dr. Bhat's stories of how she has connected with others in her profession through chance meetings, what she values in our profession; and how we as counselors can continue the advocacy work needed to strengthen and grow our profession, especially by using positive approaches that instill hope in our clients, colleagues, and ourselves.Article Mentioned - Per Dr. BhatDr. Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead (CSI CEO), Dr. Kelly Duncan (ACES Executive Director), and Dr. Sylvia Fernandez (CACREP President & CEO), and were invited by Dr. Michael Brubaker, senior editor of Chi Sigma Iota’s Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy, to author "The critical need for professional advocacy: A call to the counseling profession to value professional counselor identity.” Please take the time to read this important article! The article will remain available from Taylor and Francis as an open access article through May as part of the new issue of JCLA that will be published later this spring. After May, CSI members can access this article (and any other JCLA articles) for free anytime by logging into their CSI Member Profile and accessing JCLA under the “Publications” section.If you would like to provide any feedback for the podcast, we invite you to do so at the form linked here.If you or your division have a PSA you'd like Ohio Counseling Conversations to share, you can complete the form linked here.
In the third episode of Ohio Counseling Conversations we continue the Meet the President series with Staci Tessmer, current OCA President, LPCC-S, NCC, BC-TMH. Our host Dr. Marisa Cargill talks with Staci Tessmer on the importance of the journey in doing this work as counselors, and reflects on her own career path and introduction into leadership. Of course, they discuss some of the developments and challenges in the profession. Tune in to learn how our journey as counselors can include embracing our own humanity, keeping an eye on the small things, and how counselors can thrive.
Conversation 2 - Meet the President Series - Stay Curious
We are excited to announce the second episode of the Ohio Counseling Conversations podcast! This time we hear from Ohio Counseling Association past president, Dr. DoHee Kim-Appel. In this enriching conversation our host Dr. Marisa Cargill talks with Dr. Kim-Appel about her career as a counselor and relationship to OCA, suggestions for counselors-in-training and new professionals, and the role of servant leadership in the field. They also discuss some of the challenges and developments happening in the counseling profession. Tune in to learn about the power of collaboration, staying curious, and more!For more details on OCA Leadership & other programming:ohiocounseling | Instagram, Facebook | Linktree
Conversation 1 - Permission to Grieve
In this episode, we interview Kailey Bradley who is both a counselor and thanatologist. She discusses her passions for grief and her own journey of becoming a grief specialist. Kailey emphasizes common misconceptions about grief as well as the notion that loss goes far beyond death loss. She provides some insight into her work and provides us with some great resources. Check it out!Here are the resources she discussed:Her favorite grief books were mentioned-Modern Loss by Rebecca SofferUnderstanding your grief by Dr. Alan WolfeltIt is okay you are not okay by Megan DevineThe Wild Edge of Sorrow by Francis WellerBearing the Unbearable by Joanne CaciatorreHer favorite grief websites were also mentioned-Whatsyourgrief.comModernloss.comRefugeingrief.com