Special Preview (All Episodes Available July 6th, 2020)While all of our episodes will launch July 6th we feel that our episode on Discrimination-Related Trauma is important to share now in light of the awareness of ongoing violence against Black people.
CWC Talks is a podcast devoted to honest conversations about mental health and wellness, in college and beyond.
Episodes feature a variety of topics relevant to undergraduate and graduate students, from racism to managing panic attacks to developing resources for hard times.
- Episode 1 – Motivation
- Episode 2 – Mental Health in the Black Community
- Episode 3 – Perfectionism
- Episode 4 – Healing From Sexual Assault
- Episode 5 – The Value of Anger
- Episode 6 – Learning to Like Yourself
- Episode 7 – Developing Resources For Hard Times
- Episode 8 – Working With Anxiety
- Episode 9 – Panic Attacks
- Episode 10 – Discrimination Related Trauma
Episode 1 – Motivation
This episode explores common misconceptions about motivation and goals. What is motivation? Why do we lose it, and how can we get it back? Licensed clinical social worker Judah Cordovano joins me for a conversation about falling down and failing, gaining insight, and gradually getting back on our feet again.
Episode 2 – Mental Health in the Black Community
Episode 3 – Perfectionism
Episode 4 – Healing From Sexual Assault
CWC’s Kate Wrench and I discuss our personal experiences with sexual assault and substance abuse in our teen and college years, and how we each got started on the process of healing and recovery. We discuss the complexities of consent, the ways trauma shaped our young adulthood and sexuality, and the benefits of getting help, matter how late or painful it may be.
Episode 5 – The Value of Anger
Just before Black Lives Matter protests erupted across the country, advanced doctoral psychology intern RaiNesha Miller sat down with me for a timely conversation about anger and mental health. In particular, she shares about learning to value her anger at the intersection of being black, female, and educated in systems that were not built with her mental health or well-being in mind.
- Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittany Cooper
- The Uses of Anger by Audre Lorde; RaiNesha encourages you to embark on self-directed exploration of her other works as well
Episode 6 – Learning to Like Yourself
Have you ever tuned in to the voice in your head, the one that’s constantly commenting on how good or bad you are, how well or poorly you’re doing? What do you hear? Is your inner voice kind, supportive, and friendly? Or is it cruel, critical, and judgmental? Many of us have come to think that the harsh inner critic is just who we are.
Listen a little longer, and you might start to wonder, “Who does this voice remind me of? How did this voice get in here and gain so much power? Is this voice truly helping me achieve my goals and dreams? What would it be like to live with an inner voice that was compassionate and encouraging, rather than mean and judgmental?” In this episode, Dr. Stephani Jahn and I talk about learning to like ourselves (even with our flaws and imperfections), and why we encourage you to do the same.
- Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
- 20-min “RAIN” practice for cultivating self-love (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, and Nurture)
- The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller
- Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsey Gibson
Episode 7 – Developing Resources For Hard Times
- Trauma Treatment Toolbox by Jennifer Sweeton
- Short Term Trauma Healing Resourcing Exercises – PDF that includes information for both therapists and clients
- Guided quick body-based trauma interventions via YouTube
- Suggested Resourcing, Grounding & Stabilization Techniques – PDF for both therapists and clients
- 4 Sets of Somatic Mindfulness Exercises for People Who Have Experienced Trauma – via psychcentral.com
Episode 8 – Working With Anxiety
- The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution by David A. Clark and Aaron Beck
- The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne
- An End to Panic: Breakthrough Techniques for Overcoming Panic Disorder by Elke Zuercher-White
- Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns
Episode 9 – Panic Attacks
Episode 10 – Discrimination Related Trauma
- Maping the Margins – Kimberle Crenshaw (one of the founding scholars of intersectionality research)
- The Social Construction of Black Feminist Thoughts – Patricia Hill Collins (another powerhouse in the way of Black Feminist Thought)
- Minority Stress and Mental Health in Gay Men (pivotal introduction to minority stress)
- Development and Validation of the Index of Race-Related Stress
- Racism and Invisibility – Anderson Franklin
- Development and Initial Validation of the Africultural Coping Systems Inventory
- Racial Socialization, Racial Identity, and Race-Related Stress of African American Parents
- An Examination of the Impact of Minority Status Stress and Impostor Feelings on the Mental Health of Diverse Ethnic Minority College Students
- UF CWC Resources for Black Students
- White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo
- Me and White Supremacy – Layla Saad
- How to Be an Antiracist – Ibram X Kendi
- There Is No Such Thing as a ‘White Ally’ – Catherine Pugh, Esq