Gonna Have a Life

The session in which we interview Rebecca Bonner, MEd, Head of School at the Bridge Way High School. Rebecca knows first-hand about the impact addiction can have on students and their families. The Bridge Way School is Philadelphia’s first recovery high school and the only one in  Pennsylvania that is licensed and accredited by the PA Department of Education. The school’s mission is to offer a strong academic program to students in recovery from substance abuse and/or addiction. 

In addition to information about the school, check out their wishlist on the site menu:

www.thebridgewayschool.org

The Bridge Way School was founded by The Greater Philadelphia Association of Recovery Education (GPARE) a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing recovery education to secondary and post-secondary students in the Philadelphia area. 

www.recoveryschools.org

Sixty Seconds of Free Psychotherapy

Our Mother’s Day session! Two of our twenty-something offspring talk to us about their world view and how it may or may not have been influenced by their upbringing by us and our psychologist partners. In this session, we chat with Julie’s son, Aaron Jacobs, and Cindy’s younger daughter, Zoë Naseef about what it was like being raised by not 1, but 2 psychologist parents. 

It’s a Dangerous World

The session in which we talk to Dr. Roy Eidelson about his book, Political Mind Games: How the 1% Manipulate Our Understanding of What’s Happening, What’s Right, and What’s Possible. Psychologist Roy Eidelson helps us understand political mind games and suggests ways to combat the manipulative ploys of the self-interested 1%.

 

 

A Better Life Can be Built

The session in which we talk to returning guest Kevin Moore, PsyD about opioid addiction. Dr. Moore’s passion includes creating integrative medicine services for vulnerable populations. Opioid addiction has been a particular focus of his work for the past 5+ years give its huge toll on the people he serves. Dr. Moore views psychology as part of healthcare, and healthcare as part of social justice. 

Navigate Those Resources

The session in which we interview Danielle Griffith, MSW, LSW, Program Director for the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund. Founded by Peggy Dolan, the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund works to lighten the burdens and lift the spirits of families caring for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and injuries. They provide financial assistance for needs not covered by insurance, education and other resources to families living or seeking treatment in PA, NJ or DE. 

www.DolanFund.org

Be Still and Notice the Mind

The session in which we interview Amy Edelstein about her work bringing mindfulness skills into high school classrooms in inner-city Philadelphia. Amy founded the Inner Strength Foundation (ISF) in 2014 to foster inner strength for outer stability in today’s youth.

www.innerstrengthfoundation.net

Who Sits Down First

The session in which we interview Stephen M. Shore, EdD, and Robert Naseef, Ph.D. about their work together creating a curriculum to prepare neuro-diverse youth for the workplace.

As an autism expert, Dr. Shore is internationally renowned for presentations, consultations, and writings on lifespan issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure.

Dr. Naseef offers a distinct voice as a psychologist and father of an adult son with autism. In addition to his practice, he speaks nationally and internationally on issues facing families of children with autism and other special needs.

Together, Dr. Shore and Dr. Naseef are lead consultants to the ARC of Philadelphia and SAP’s “Autism at Work” program which involves collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation.  

AutismAsperger.net

AlternativeChoices.com

Coloring Outside the Lines

The session in which we interview Dr. Arthur C. Evans Jr, the current CEO of the American Psychological Association about the role of psychology in promoting social justice. Dr. Evans chatted with us about his military family, his southern upbringing in Florida, his growth as a leader, and his views on psychology and social justice. 

www.apa.org

Rape Culture is …

When we interviewed Amanda Spitfire and Roderick Thomas II about their work at Project SAFE in session 27 (A Solid Community of Humans) we also asked Amanda to recite some original poetry. 

Amanda chose a couple of excerpts from an intense poem they wrote for March to End Rape Culture/Take Back the Night Philly. Their recitation went beyond the time we could offer in 1 session so we offer it here as a stand alone BONUS.

It is truly a BONUS to hear this!

With Amanda’s permission we shortened the title – the entire title of the poem is:

Rape Culture is… from behind the Mind of a Trauma Counselors Eyes  — because my organizing will be intentional or it will be nothing — this is an attempted Intersectional Synopsis of the Effects on Life Raised Under Rape Culture

A Solid Community of Humans

The session in which we chat with Amanda Spitfire and Roderick Thomas, II, about their work at project SAFE. Project SAFE is a grassroots direct-service and peer-based advocacy organization providing women and femme-centered services with a focus on women working and living in the street economies in Kensington.

P.S. Please send underwear

projectsafephilly.org