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Counselor’s Connection with Fabion Vicks

Counselor’s Connection with Fabion Vicks

By Fabion Vicks

We will be discussing the ever changing landscape of school counseling. This podcast will include helpful tips, discussions about current events, and pop culture. Throughout the season, we will feature amazing, talented, and accomplished professional school counselors, who are experienced and new, to bring their fresh take into school counseling.
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We Back at it again
We Back at it again
So we are back after  our holiday break and I am discussing what I've been up to this break and things to come in semester 2. We will have my housekeeping and my final thoughts on Stephen A. Smith's new book. 
28:14
January 26, 2023
Steve Sharp & Caroline Perry 3
Steve Sharp & Caroline Perry 3
This episode features Steve and Caroline where we discuss Black Panther 2 and other comic book shows/movies and tie it to school counseling. Of course my housekeeping items and final thoughts on 1 year after my mom’s death.
01:24:30
November 23, 2022
Dr. Wiggins/administrator & counselor relationships
Dr. Wiggins/administrator & counselor relationships
This fresh episode delves into the admin/counselor relationshipDr. Wiggins( FVSU) Stops by to chop it up and remember the good ole' days of FVSU. We will have our housekeeping items and my final thoughts.
51:59
November 04, 2022
Conquering your Evaluation Pt. 5: CKES Standards 9 & 10 & Tech Tools with John Burnett
Conquering your Evaluation Pt. 5: CKES Standards 9 & 10 & Tech Tools with John Burnett
1. On this fresh episode, we are doing the final installments on the CKES evaluation tool with Standards 9 & 10.  2. We also have John Burnett from Texas joining me. He is discussing his trip to the Today Show, his tech tools and Education during and after the pandemic.  3. My Housekeeping Items 4. Final Thought
46:05
October 22, 2022
Conquering your Evaluation Pt. 4: CKES 7&8
Conquering your Evaluation Pt. 4: CKES 7&8
This fresh episode, we are continuing the discussion on crushing your CKES evaluation by going over standards 7& 8. I also discuss soft skills and the ASCA templates and my housekeeping items.
29:36
October 01, 2022
Conquering your Evaluation Part 3: CKES 5&6/Athletic Recruiting with Renee Lopez
Conquering your Evaluation Part 3: CKES 5&6/Athletic Recruiting with Renee Lopez
This fresh episode, I am tackling standards 5&6 of the CKES evaluation tool. My special guest is Renee Lopez (IG @reneelopez5, https://rlopezcoaching.com, https://rlopezcoaching.com/blog/free-resources-for-student-athletes-parents-coaches-and-administrators/facebook-pages/), best selling author of “ Looking for A Full Ride?” A book for student athletes to aid in quadrupling their opportunities for college scholarships. My housekeeping items and my final thoughts about your backup plan.
38:28
September 22, 2022
Conquering your evaluation Pt. 2: Standard 3 & 4/ We break...we break
Conquering your evaluation Pt. 2: Standard 3 & 4/ We break...we break
This fresh episode, I am discussing CKES standards 3 & 4... Fall Break is approaching. My housekeeping items, and my final thoughts on sacrifice. 
39:37
September 15, 2022
Conquering Your Evaluation Part 1: standard 1&2
Conquering Your Evaluation Part 1: standard 1&2
This fresh episode, we are going over Standard 1 & 2 of the Counselor Keys Evaluation. I also will be discussing my first 30 days. I will have my housekeeping items and my final thoughts reinventing the wheel. 
25:60
September 02, 2022
Alex Boylan
Alex Boylan
On this fresh episode, we have Alex Boylan, winner of The Amazing Race Season 2 to talk about his show The College Tour (www.thecollegetour.com) which is on Amazon Prime. My housekeeping items, and my final thoughts on betting on yourself. 
27:04
August 18, 2022
A New year: Needs Assessments/Evaluations
A New year: Needs Assessments/Evaluations
New year. We are back and we are discussing needs assessments and counselor evaluations. Of course housekeeping and my final thoughts on black quarterbacks and comprehensive programs…
26:37
July 30, 2022
ASCA22 Review
ASCA22 Review
1. My review of ASCA 2. Housekeeping 3. Parting shots about ASCA22, ASCA23, and thing seen and unseen
30:01
July 16, 2022
EOY/summer plans
EOY/summer plans
I am discussing End of year things to do and my plans for summer. My housekeeping and my year in review.
21:29
June 24, 2022
State Testing Time
State Testing Time
New episode talking about the Georgia Milestones and tips to help scholars get ready for them. Of course my housekeeping and final thoughts on self-care.
28:02
April 23, 2022
Recruiting and Retaining Male School Counselors
Recruiting and Retaining Male School Counselors
On this fresh episode, we Have Jason Kubota (NC) and Muna Osisioma (Calif.) on to talk about Recruiting and Retaining Male School Counselors and how colleges and School Districts can be successful in Recruiting and Retaining Male School Counselors as well as why counselors are inching toward Private Practice. Of COurse my housekeeping, and my final thoughts on The Slap heard around the world and the 3 biggest losers not named Jada, Will or Chris. 
50:47
March 30, 2022
Job Fairs/Making Connections
Job Fairs/Making Connections
Fresh Episode. I am talking about job fairs and making connections. My housekeeping items, and final thoughts on DesShaun Watson.
34:21
March 21, 2022
Compassion Fatigue
Compassion Fatigue
This new episode delves into compassion fatigue (definition, symptoms, tools to combat), also some of my self care tips. Of course, housekeeping, and my final thoughts on my 2022 so far. 
25:11
March 08, 2022
Semester 2
Semester 2
Back after two months off. I am taking about things to do this semester for scholars as well as master scheduling. My housekeeping items and final thoughts on my two month hiatus.
26:03
January 22, 2022
My Mom
My Mom
This episode is dedicated to my mom.
38:34
November 26, 2021
GSCA Recap/Learning Sax and school counseling the same?
GSCA Recap/Learning Sax and school counseling the same?
On this episode, I give my recap On my state conference. I also talk about how school counseling is the same as learning the saxophone. Of course my housekeeping items, and my final thought on some big news.
27:44
November 13, 2021
Counselor-Admin. Agreement/Matthew Bowerman/Self care
Counselor-Admin. Agreement/Matthew Bowerman/Self care
On this episode, we talk with Matthew Bowerman (@MJBowerman), an administrator in Maryland about his relationship with counselors and how important is that relationship important to school goals. Of course, housekeeping, and my final thoughts on self care for all.
01:01:25
October 11, 2021
1st month Takeaways
1st month Takeaways
So….this will be a redo episode because there was no voice on episode 3. anywho, I am discussing first month to do’s, my housekeeping, and final thoughts on FVSU vs. FAMU and Sept. 11th.
30:55
September 11, 2021
A Different World
A Different World
This episode we will be discussing college readiness of students with counselors and how early should we start. The discussion continues on college life of 3 college students; where one is out of state, one transferred from another college, and another student who had one college experience. The similarities is that they all attend a HBCU. My housekeeping, and my final thoughts on your proprietary entities.
46:06
August 07, 2021
New Counselors, Who Dem?
New Counselors, Who Dem?
On the season premiere, we will talk to Melissa, Vernice, and Yessence discussing what they expect or foresee going into their first year in this profession. We also will my new year thoughts, My housekeeping, and my final thoughts on mental health and athletes.
46:58
July 30, 2021
Viva Las Vegas
Viva Las Vegas
Recorded during ASCA Conference. My thoughts on the conference this year. I did pop up interviews with various counselors. My housekeeping and my final thoughts on zip code counseling.
37:31
July 16, 2021
Big Bang /Dr. Eva Gibson
Big Bang /Dr. Eva Gibson
On this episode, we are talking about The Big Bang Theory's Raj and Sheldon and their relation to the DSM-V. We also have Dr. Eva Gibson on to discuss a number of topics. Of Course, my housekeeping items and my final thoughts on Diversity in Sports. 
47:12
June 18, 2021
Steve Sharp and Caroline Perry 2
Steve Sharp and Caroline Perry 2
Steve Sharp and Caroline Perry stop by to discuss Wandavision, Falcon and Winter Soldier and other comic book shows and movies and its relation to School Counseling. My housekeeping and My final thoughts on summer break.
01:14:17
May 22, 2021
End of Year Items/Testing
End of Year Items/Testing
We will be discussing EOY items, and testing, My housekeeping items, and my final thought on Derek Chauvin.
32:05
May 10, 2021
Ed Campos/My Self Care
Ed Campos/My Self Care
I am discussing my self care going forward. Also, Ed Campos is my guest to talk about his various programs. We have my housekeeping and my final thoughts on Paul Pierce.
58:02
April 07, 2021
Master Schedule/Hiatus/Dedra Grier Jackson
Master Schedule/Hiatus/Dedra Grier Jackson
1. Master Scheduling Tips 2. My hiatus 3. Housekeeping 4. Fabe’s Final Thought
27:08
March 13, 2021
TaRael Kee/Crystal Newby
TaRael Kee/Crystal Newby
On this episode, we are discussing DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) with Ta'Real Kee, President-elect of the Illinois School Counselor Association. We will also have Crystal Newby, Director of DEI of NACAC on to discuss her new role. We will have my housekeeping items, and my final thoughts on the Capitol Hill Incident. 
42:45
January 16, 2021
Tech Tools 4 Core Curriculum/Duties and Time Management
Tech Tools 4 Core Curriculum/Duties and Time Management
On this fresh episode, we took some suggestions from Twitter on this episode. We are discussing Tech Tools for Core Curriculum as well as Time Management and duties. WE also have our housekeeping items, and my final thoughts on Alex Trebek. 
33:53
November 24, 2020
Derek Francis/1st 3 Months
Derek Francis/1st 3 Months
On this episode, I have Derek Francis from Minnesota to drop by to talk about cross cultural relationships, snow, and Prince versus Michael Jackson. We also will be talking about my first three months of the new school year, my housekeeping items, and my final thoughts on Kamala Harris.
57:40
November 11, 2020
Diane Reese
Diane Reese
We are lucky to have Diane Reese (First African American NSCOY Finalist) to drop by and talk about Anti-racism and her thoughts on preparing School Counseling Interns for the field. I had to stop the interview because she went to Savannah State. We have my housekeeping items and my Final Thoughts on the deputy.
01:06:01
October 17, 2020
Roberto Aguilar/Lovecraft Country
Roberto Aguilar/Lovecraft Country
On this fresh edition, we have Roberto Aguilar on talking about Oregon, the Latino Community, COVID-19, and rappers. I am also delving into the hit HBO show Lovecraft County Episode 8 and the parallels to issues that are displayed with school counseling. Of course we have my housekeeping and my final thought.
01:00:19
October 10, 2020
John/Steve/Brian Part 2
John/Steve/Brian Part 2
*Some Strong Language*  We are back with part 2 with John, Steve, and Brian discussing identity as a black male counselor, school counselor leadership, PSA on what you hear, and other topics. Bladow. My housekeeping items, and my final thoughts on voting and some non-school counseling items. 
01:30:51
October 03, 2020
Melvin Frye & History of Black Identity & Sexual Expression
Melvin Frye & History of Black Identity & Sexual Expression
On this episode, we have Melvin Frye Discussing black identity and sexual expression dating back to 17th century. We also will have my housekeeping, and my final thoughts.
43:31
September 05, 2020
Racial Equity & Identity w/ Steve, John, and Brian
Racial Equity & Identity w/ Steve, John, and Brian
*explicit language* On this special episode, we have Steve Sharp, John Nwosu, and 2019 National School Counselor of the year Brian Coleman stopped by to discuss racial equity &identity. We also discussed Mortal Kombat as well as I get a geography lesson on Chicago vs. California from Brian. I have my housekeeping items and my final thought on platform use. 
01:30:35
August 28, 2020
Guess Who’s Back
Guess Who’s Back
We are back for Season 2 and we are talking thoughts on COVID-19 and state of schools reopening, how to virtually be a school counselor, my housekeeping and my final thoughts on my summer.
33:28
August 01, 2020
Steve Sharp/Caroline Perry
Steve Sharp/Caroline Perry
Steve and Caroline dropping on my podcast to talk about watchmen and how it relates to present events. Also my housekeeping, and my final thought on the last two weeks.
01:21:03
June 12, 2020
EOY/Adrianne Robertson
EOY/Adrianne Robertson
Talking about EOY ITEMS, ADRIANNE Robertson hops on, my housekeeping, and my final thought on the world today.
38:22
June 03, 2020
Master Schedule/Laura Ross
Master Schedule/Laura Ross
On this episode, we are discussing that tradition unlike any other, the master schedule. We also have the national school counselor of the year Laura Ross. Of course my housekeeping items, and my final thought on what next for schools.
47:10
May 13, 2020
Yovi/Fort Valley Boys/My Why
Yovi/Fort Valley Boys/My Why
*slight explicit language* WE have  my wife, Yolande on to talk about Covid 19 and her experiences with counselors, My sports segment with the Fort Valley Boys. Housekeeping, and my final thought on my why. 
01:43:09
May 05, 2020
QB Tiers/Know how to be the best
QB Tiers/Know how to be the best
Special sports episode with Damon Randall, Michael Atwater, and Horatio also my final thought on the best
01:15:56
April 26, 2020
Barbara Truluck/Last Dance Discussion
Barbara Truluck/Last Dance Discussion
*slight explicit language* We have Barbara Truluck, GA school counselor of the year on to talk about this year. Also, a sports segment on “The Last Dance” which aired on ESPN. We have Damon Randall and Michael Atwater on to discuss. My housekeeping items and my final thought on the last dance.
53:54
April 21, 2020
Quarantine Edition/Carletta Hurt & 2 School Counselors
Quarantine Edition/Carletta Hurt & 2 School Counselors
We have Carletta Hurt, Carrie Frederick and India Strother on to talk about Covid-19 and non-school counseling tasks. My housekeeping items, and my final thought on virtual collaboration.
01:00:21
April 11, 2020
Assigned vs. Defined Roles w/ Ange Bee & Erin Bundridge
Assigned vs. Defined Roles w/ Ange Bee & Erin Bundridge
On this episode, we will be discussing assigned vs. defined roles for school counselors with Ange Bee and Erin Bundridge. We will have housekeeping items, and we will have my final thought on...
42:50
March 07, 2020
Diversity w/Bobby Gueh
Diversity w/Bobby Gueh
On this episode, we are discussing diversity. Also, we are chopping it up with Bobby Gueh, 2018 GASCOY Finalist discussing diversity with school counselors. Of Course, My housekeeping items, and my final thought on Cleaning up. 
45:26
February 22, 2020
New Counselor, Who Dis?
New Counselor, Who Dis?
We giving tips to new counselors entering the building mid year, my housekeeping of course, and my final thought on changing/finding my way.
20:53
February 15, 2020
GA PBIS Conference/Steve Sharp/Dericca Gail/Opening Doors
GA PBIS Conference/Steve Sharp/Dericca Gail/Opening Doors
This episode is Live from the Georgia PBIS Conference. We have Steve Sharp of Pennsylvania discussing various topics, Dericca Gail from Bibb County, my housekeeping , and my final thought on opening doors. *Stephen Sharp is co-author of Amazon Best-Selling Book and 2019 Hot New Release - 50+  Tech Tools for School Counselors. Steve is a school counselor and Apple Certified Educator. He has worked to provide students with the knowledge and skills to be healthy and successful  in the 21st century. Stephen previously worked in his school district as a technology leader, and been served on the governing boards of both his local and state school counseling associations. Stephen completed his M.Ed at Millersville University of Pennsylvania,  and BA from Lycoming College. Stephen  was a contributing writer on the use of technology and career exploration in Voices from the Field, Orientation to the Counseling Profession. Stephen  Sharp is a co-founder of the Leadership Summit, a community-based social justice network to provide students the language and tools to understand and combat the many forms of oppression. Stephen  is a Nationally Certified School Suicide Prevention Specialist, and continues to work with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to pilot an electronic behavioral health screening for schools. He works tirelessly across the state to provide education and training  on mental health, substance abuse, inequality, and a world changed by technology. Stephen  frequently presents on technology, emerging career skills, mental health and race in education. Stephen was named the 2017 Pennsylvania Middle School Counselor of the Year. 50 + Tech Tools  - https://www.amazon.com/Tech-Tools-School-Counselors-Efficient/dp/1544338376?pf_rd_p=dd4f5b57-ba5b-418b-a348-64ec62df14cc&pd_rd_wg=9U0kK&pf_rd_r=FQJXFZA0VNJ6497RFJHN&ref_=pd_gw_cr_simh&pd_rd_w=AXTF9&pd_rd_r=ae87af14-6ec7-45db-abb1-35a51fc94f35 Crisis Text Line - 741741 National Suicide Lifeline - 1 800 273 TALK (8255)
01:22:15
December 07, 2019
GSCA Conference/Maria Grovner/My Battery
GSCA Conference/Maria Grovner/My Battery
This episode of the podcast, we are recording from the GSCA Conference in Augusta, Georgia. We will have Maria Grovner on for a few minutes, and my final thought on my battery.
25:01
November 16, 2019
If It Ain't Broke, You Still Fix It/Diana Virgil
If It Ain't Broke, You Still Fix It/Diana Virgil
This episode we have Diana Virgil from Quitman County BOE on to discuss just about anything about counseling, my housekeeping items, and my final thought on Fixing something that isn't broken.
01:17:38
November 03, 2019
Manage/Assess, Afrika Hamilton, Unexpected Expectations
Manage/Assess, Afrika Hamilton, Unexpected Expectations
On this episode of the podcast, we will be discussing the manage and assess portions of the 4th edition of the ASCA Model. Afrika Hamilton dropsby for a few minutes, Of Course housekeeping,  and my final thought on Unexpected Expectations. 
38:19
October 19, 2019
Comprehensive Programming/Jim Deeken & Pomona Unified/Unexpected Praise
Comprehensive Programming/Jim Deeken & Pomona Unified/Unexpected Praise
Today we will be discussing comprehensive programs. We also will have Jim Deeken from Texas with us. We will also Have Jasmine Arellano, Julia Moraga, Veronica Castellanos, and Nayely Hernandez from Pomona Unified in California along for the ride. Also housekeeping and my final thought on Unexpected Praise.
01:12:09
October 05, 2019
Am I Ready?/Earl Armstrong
Am I Ready?/Earl Armstrong
We are going to discuss how to become more ready in the counseling field at a young age in your career. We are also going to take a few minutes with Earl Armstrong, Counselor at Rutland Middle School. Also our housekeeping items and my final thought on Professional Development.
42:60
September 21, 2019
PBIS/Desia Selby
PBIS/Desia Selby
We are discussing basics in PBIS. We have Bibb SCOY Desia Selby, housekeeping and my final thought on Buy-In.
30:27
September 14, 2019
Data and Counselors/Chloë and Laila
Data and Counselors/Chloë and Laila
We will be discussing collecting data and tools to use. We will also be interviewing two middle schoolers....who live me. And my final thoughts on hats.
32:07
September 07, 2019
1 Month Down/Reggie Williams
1 Month Down/Reggie Williams
Today we are discussing the first 30 days of school and how to proceed. Reggie Williams, a principal from Detroit joins the podcast. And my final thought on love and marriage.
35:53
August 31, 2019
Stop! Evaluation Time!
Stop! Evaluation Time!
We are discussing the COUNSELOR Keys evaluation tools and how to get the highest score on each standard.
39:16
August 24, 2019
Advocate/Collaborate
Advocate/Collaborate
We are discussing advocating and collaborating in your comprehensive school counseling program. Also my final thought on student mental health.
39:13
August 17, 2019
PD For Me
PD For Me
I am discussing PD for counselors and how to get it. Also, my final thought on self care.
27:34
August 10, 2019
 NEw Year New Me?
NEw Year New Me?
I am discussing the new year for new people and how to help them adjust as well as my final thought on RaiderFest.
22:06
August 03, 2019