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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....