The Reframe

The Reframe

By Robert Casares, PhD, LPC, NCC
Hosted by Dr. Robert Casares, The Reframe brings you conversations with leaders and legends of the counseling profession, experienced clinicians working in agency and private practice settings, as well as masters- and doctoral-level counseling students. Guests discuss cutting-edge research, share stories about their own professional successes and setbacks, and offer insights and encouragement drawn from a diverse range of professional backgrounds.
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Episode 14 - Thinking Differently with Kathleen Smith
My guest is Dr. Kathleen Smith, author, therapist, and associate faculty member at The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family. Her writing has appeared in Salon, Slate, New York Magazine, and Counseling Today. She is the author of The Fangirl Life and the forthcoming book, Everything Isn’t Terrible: Conquer Your Insecurities, Interrupt Your Anxiety, and Finally Calm Down. Dr. Smith offers practical tips for maximizing your experience in an online counseling degree program, highlights helpful strategies for effectively marketing a private practice, discusses her work and involvement with The Bowen Center, shares about the joys and challenges of launching and maintaining a writing career, and describes the core principles that guide her clinical work. To learn more about Dr. Smith’s new book and to subscribe to her weekly newsletter, The Anxious Overachiever, visit: https://kathleensmith.net/
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September 3, 2019
Episode 13 - Striving For a 9.5 with Jason King
My guest is Dr. Jason King, Student Development Coordinator for the Department of Counseling at Walden University. He specializes in couples counseling and treating compulsive and addictive behaviors. Dr. King is a licensed clinical mental health counselor in the State of Utah and has served as the Governor-appointed chair of the Utah Clinical Mental Health Counselor licensure board since 2009. Additionally, Dr. King served as a committee member on the DSM-5 Revision Task Force for the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), and he co-edited the book DSM-5 and Family Systems. Dr. King highlights strategies for working with challenging and resistant clients, shares about his efforts to embrace critical feedback and overcome self-doubt, describes the various ways that he incorporates humility and humor into his clinical work, explains how to effectively utilize diagnosis within the framework of the wellness model, and discusses systemic approaches to using the DSM-5.
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August 6, 2019
Episode 12 - Appreciating the Process with Temple Price
My guest is Ms. Temple Price, doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at Howard University and a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland. She earned an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Xavier University of Louisiana, has served as an Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, and previously worked as a graduate research assistant at the Center for Traumatic Stress Research in New Orleans. Ms. Price discusses the various challenges she encountered during her first year of doctoral studies, reflects on the valuable lessons and advice she has received from mentors, and describes the growing pains associated with her work as a pre-licensed clinician. She also highlights the importance of practicing cultural humility, explains how persevering through disappointment can foster growth and resilience, and shares her hopes for the future of the counseling profession.
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July 2, 2019
Episode 11 - Changing Course with Brian Canfield
My guest is Dr. Brian Canfield, Professor of Counseling at Florida Atlantic University and IAMFC’s Director of International Education and Development. He is a past-President of IAMFC, and a Fellow and Past-President of the American Counseling Association. Specializing in marital issues and family conflict, Dr. Canfield is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Florida and Louisiana, a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Arkansas, and is an internationally recognized expert in the field of marriage and family counseling. Dr. Canfield recounts the valuable lessons he’s gained over the course of his 30-plus year career, discusses the importance of self-care for maintaining clinical effectiveness and safeguarding against professional impairment, highlights his approaches to working with potentially deceptive clients, and shares about his experiences organizing and attending IAMFC's annual Oxford Family Counseling Institute. He also describes how his research on family of origin issues informs his clinical work, discusses the relational pitfalls he commonly encounters in his couples work, and explains the importance of bracketing one’s values and setting realistic expectations when counseling couples considering divorce.  For more information about IAMFC's annual Oxford Family Counseling Institute, visit: http://bit.ly/IAMFC-Oxford
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June 4, 2019
Episode 10 - Re-authoring Stories of Shame and Guilt with Melinda Paige
My guest is Dr. Melinda Paige, founder of The Trauma Competency Institute and a nationally recognized trauma expert. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia, with over 20 years of clinical experience, specializing in trauma-focused counseling. Dr. Paige has delivered presentations and trainings on trauma competency, throughout the United States, and received the American Counseling Association Professional Development Award in 2018.  Dr. Paige recounts challenges she experienced in her early work with survivors of trauma, discusses the fundamental elements of effective trauma work, highlights the value of systemic approaches to treating trauma, explains how advances in neuroscience and neurobiology have improved trauma-focused interventions, and describes her practices for safeguarding against burnout and promoting personal wellness. For additional trauma information and resources, visit: The Trauma Competency Institute and Dr. Paige's Facebook Community Forum
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May 7, 2019
Episode 9 - A Steep Learning Curve with Paul Peluso
My guest is Dr. Paul Peluso, Professor and Chair of the Department of Counselor Education at Florida Atlantic University and a Past-President of IAMFC. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Florida and Georgia, specializing in couples counseling and treating infidelity. Dr. Peluso is the author/coauthor of six books, has lectured internationally on the topic of affairs, and currently serves as IAMFC’s Representative on ACA’s Governing Council. Dr. Peluso discusses his early struggles and shortcomings as a couples counselor, describes his research on infidelity and his approaches to helping couples recover from affairs, highlights the major issues that currently threaten the long-term survival of the family counseling profession, and recounts his formative experiences training under the legendary author and family therapist, Dr. Gus Napier. For more information about The International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, visit IAMFC's website.
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April 2, 2019
Episode 8 - Holding Up Hope with Amy E. Williams
My guest is Dr. Amy E. Williams, Assistant Professor of Counseling at Youngstown State University. Additionally, Dr. Williams works as a Couples and Family Counselor at Meridian Health Care, specializing in substance use disorder counseling and working with families impacted by problematic substance use. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor, and an Independent Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Ohio, and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in the State of Virginia.  Dr. Williams discusses her couples and family counseling approaches to treating substance use disorders, highlights the various ways that being an introvert has enhanced her clinical and academic work, outlines her practical and proactive approaches to self-care, and describes the work that still needs to be done to destigmatize addiction and develop sustainable solutions to promote recovery. For more information about The International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, visit IAMFC's website.
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March 5, 2019
Episode 7 - Coming Full Circle with Ted Remley
My guest is Dr. Ted Remley, Booth-Bricker Endowed Professor of Counseling at the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans and a former Executive Director of the American Counseling Association. A widely recognized expert in the area of ethical and legal issues in counseling, he is licensed to practice law in Virginia and Florida, and licensed to practice counseling in Virginia, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Dr. Remley was instrumental in the legislative effort that resulted in the passage of the first counselor licensure bill in the United States. Dr. Remley describes his initial struggles with achieving a healthy work life balance, discusses ethical issues that commonly evoke undue fear in counselors, highlights some of his unconventional approaches to teaching and mentorship, and offers insights from his extensive work promoting and teaching counseling throughout the world. For more information about The International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, visit IAMFC's website.
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February 5, 2019
Episode 6 - Learning to Embrace New Opportunities with Cheryl Mark
My guest is Dr. Cheryl Mark, Assistant Professor of Counseling at Colorado Christian University and IAMFC’s current Board Member At-Large. She is an EMDR certified counselor, a trained neurofeedback practitioner, and a Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider. Dr. Mark specializes in treating trauma and working with military personnel and their families.   Dr. Mark discusses her prior work as a domestic violence counselor, shares about the rewarding nature of counseling clients who have experienced trauma, explains how living abroad enhanced her multicultural perspective, highlights the benefits and challenges associated with technology-assisted counseling, and describes her involvement in planning IAMFC’s Annual World Conference.  For more information about The International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, visit IAMFC's website.
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January 1, 2019
Episode 5 - You Have to Be Tenacious with Robert L. Smith
My guest is Dr. Robert L. Smith, Professor and Chair of the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Executive Director of IAMFC. He previously served as the 63rd President of the American Counseling Association and was recognized as an ACA Fellow in 2010.  Dr. Smith recounts his formative educational and clinical experiences, describes the origins and development of IAMFC, shares his vision for the future of the counseling profession, and offers insights and recommendations for successfully completing the dissertation process. For more information about The International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, visit IAMFC's website.
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December 15, 2018
Episode 4 - Letting Go of Perfectionism with Ramya Avadhanam
My guest is Dr. Ramya Avadhanam, who recently earned a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from The College of William & Mary. Over the past seven years, she has provided counseling to individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings, delivered presentations at national and international conferences, and conducted research in the areas of multiculturalism and systemic practices.  Dr. Avadhanam discusses how mentorship has contributed to her academic, professional, and personal growth, explains her process for respectfully broaching cultural issues with clients, describes her ongoing struggles with perfectionism, and offers tips for maintaining a balanced approach to excelling in a graduate counseling program. For more information about The International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, visit IAMFC's website.
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November 6, 2018
Episode 3 - Finding a Positive Way Forward with Bret Hendricks
My guest is Dr. Bret Hendricks, Professor, Program Coordinator, and Associate Chair in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership at Texas Tech University. He specializes in treating trauma, substance abuse and addiction issues, and has nearly 20 years of experience counseling children, adolescents, and families.  Dr. Hendricks discusses the importance of embracing new professional challenges, describes how his clinical work elevates his teaching and research, shares about the benefits of inviting honest feedback from trusted colleagues, and highlights the evolution of marriage and family counseling ethics. For more information about The International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, visit IAMFC's website.
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October 2, 2018
Episode 2 - The Future Is Now with Lee Teufel-Prida
My guest is Dr. Lee Teufel-Prida, Assistant Program Director and a core faculty member for COUNSELING@NORTHWESTERN. A licensed clinician in both California and Florida, she has nearly 20 years of counseling experience working with children and families in community agencies, juvenile justice facilities, and private practice.  Dr. Teufel-Prida discusses the evolution and benefits of technology-assisted counseling, the importance of prioritizing self-care and ongoing professional development, and offers practical tips for maintaining an active research agenda. For more information about The International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, visit IAMFC's website.
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September 4, 2018
Episode 1 - Give Yourself to Something Great with Sam Gladding
My guest is Dr. Sam Gladding, Professor of Counseling at Wake Forest University, author of over 45 books, and the current President of IAMFC.  Dr. Gladding discusses his philosophy of leadership and his vision for the future of IAMFC. He also highlights the benefits of humor and creativity in counseling and recounts fond memories from his over 40 years as a counselor, professor, author, and leader. For more information about The International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, visit IAMFC's website.
55:48
August 7, 2018
Introducing The Reframe
Each month, The Reframe will bring you conversations with leaders and legends of the counseling profession, experienced clinicians working in agency and private practice settings, as well as masters- and doctoral-level counseling students.  Join us August 7th, for the next episode of The Reframe! Host, Robert Casares, will interview Dr. Sam Gladding, Professor in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University and the Current President of IAMFC. If you have a question for Dr. Gladding, you can send it to thereframepodcast@gmail.com, tweet it to @thereframepod, or leave a voicemail message at 336 – 701– 0485. For more information about The International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, visit IAMFC's website.
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July 27, 2018
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