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The Psychologists Podcast

Welcome to the Psychologists Podcast. We're psychologists, we're married, and we're trying to figure out how to keep two small children alive. Join us as we explore psychology research and practice through a very personal lens. ***https://tinyurl.com/Thepsychologists ***Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepsychologists ***Twitter @psychspodcast

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Autism Acceptance with Dr. Amy Izuno-Garcia
Dr. Amy Izuno-Garcia is an autism expert who was "literally birthed into it". We have just enough time today to scratch the surface of one of the biggest discussions in psychology right now: how to characterize the autism spectrum. Come on down into our rabbit hole for some myth busting, empathizing, and light philosophical quandary into the nature of humanity–both autistic and allistic.Honorable Mentions:-Dr. Izuno-Garcia’s personal and professional journey to her current autism work-challenges…and STRENGTHS (examples: social difficulties, directness, masking/camoflauging, anxiety/internalizing difficulties, intense–but not necessarily “restricted”--interests, perspective taking [cognitive and empathetic and regulation and scope thereof], taking things literally, synesthesia, sensory differences)-”disorder” vs. difference; (how) could we help without labels?-why might it be offensive to say “We’re all a little autistic”?-conflating “severity” with “functioning”-building awareness and acceptance without creating “token” or stereotypical characters-self-diagnosis (especially for adults and women); pros and cons of getting a “label”; recommendations and the journey beyond the diagnosis-overemphasis on individual therapy (pssst: there’s no therapy “FOR autism”, only for associated distress and challenges) and underemphasis on re-examining society-wide attitudes/environments; ensuring help and support at all levels, not just individual-neurodiversity perspective ~ our *working* description is this: Neurodevelopmental differences/traits/features are scattered across the population, “autism” represents a constellation of those traits (where “they all line up”), and “ASD” or “Autism Spectrum Disorder” is when the traits line up AND are impacting your functioning/causing significant distress; see https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/978-981-13-8437-0.pdf and https://lnkd.in/gBMxzWcX , for critique, see https://lnkd.in/gGEZF7_F)Resources:Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network: https://awnnetwork.org Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) https://autisticadvocacy.org AANE (includes volunteer-supported concierge service  https://www.aane.org Kate Loveland, PhD and the CLASS Clinic at UT Health https://med.uth.edu/psychiatry/autism-spectrum-disorder/ https://www.utphysicians.com/provider/katherine-a-loveland/ Amy Izuno-Garcia earned her PhD in school psychology from the University of Houston and completed her doctoral internship at the Marcus Autism Center in the clinical assessment and diagnostics track. She currently works at the CLASS Clinic with Dr. Kate Loveland in Houston, TX. Her research and clinical interests surround improving outcomes for individuals on the autism spectrum through the provision of high-quality assessment, intervention, and consultative services. Her passion for this work is inspired by her experience growing up with family members on the spectrum. In her free time, she enjoys buying too many clothes at thrift stores, playing video games, and trying new restaurants with her husband.---Thanks for listening to The Psychologists Podcast, where we discuss all things psychology through a very personal lens. Drs. Gill and Julia Strait are (married) psychologists living and working in Houston, Texas with two kids, two dogs, and way too much interest in psychology.
63:47 09/05/2022
Motivational Interviewing Miniseries Part 2 with Qi Te and Gill Strait
We're back on the Motivational Interviewing (MI) horse today with Gill's doctoral student, Qi Te, cohosting. We get into the spirit, processes, and roadblocks (i.e., "Don't's") of MI; listener questions about what makes MI different from regular counseling or common sense; debates about using overstatements in MI; and ideas for teachers who want to use MI--or at least its spirit--in interactions with students and parents.Honorable Mentions:William Miller's book for regular people, Listening Well: https://www.amazon.com/Listening-Well-Art-Empathic-Understanding/dp/1532634846 Alison Gopnik's parenting book, The Gardener and the Carpenter: https://www.amazon.com/Gardener-Carpenter-Development-Relationship-Children/dp/1536617830 CrossFit interview with Stephen Rollnick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKwmjYDIa98Qi Te is a first-year PsyD student at UH Clear Lake. He worked as a high school counselor in Beijing and had a professional background in student leadership development. In his spare time, Qite loves to sweat doing crossfit and washing dishes while listening to his favorite podcasts. His goal this year is to finish his thesis and to find out who makes the best BBQ in Houston.---Welcome to the Psychologists Podcast, hosted by Drs. Gill and Julia Strait. We're psychologists, we're married, and we're trying to figure out how to keep two small children alive. Join us as we explore psychology research and practice through a very personal lens. ***https://tinyurl.com/Thepsychologists  ***Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepsychologists ***Twitter @psychspodcast
53:40 05/12/2022
Community Psychology with Dr. Jonathan Scaccia
Did you know it takes, on average, 17 years for ideas to get from scientific publication to actual real-world use? Dr. Jonathan Scaccia started out as one of those psychologists who sits in a chair and talks to people. Now he sits in a chair and thinks about how to bring science and experience closer together. Join us as we traverse the vast systems-level landscape of program evaluation and implementation science...and find out how evidence-based psychology practices and the iPhone aren't so different, after all.Jonathan P. Scaccia, PhD is the Principal of the Dawn Chorus Group https://dawnchorusgroup.com . He is a community psychologist and evaluator with 20+ years of experience working in community-based settings. His career began as a substance-abuse counselor in North Philadelphia. He has extensive experience helping organizations select, adapt, implement, and evaluate community-based improvement interventions. Dr. Scaccia also founded the research synthesis website PubTrawlr https://pubtrawlr.com .Honorable Mentions:-Evolution of substance abuse treatment-Carl Rogers-program evaluation (is it working?)-valuing science/EBTs/RCTs *and* lived experiences-efficacy (lab) vs. effectiveness (real world)-cultural adaptation vs. WEIRD-centric psychological science-the sunk cost fallacy---Thanks for listening to The Psychologists Podcast, where we look at all things psychology through a very personal lens.
81:35 04/29/2022
Creating Yourself with Justin Blackburn
!!! TRIGGER WARNING: Sensitive listeners, please be aware that strong emotional topics, like self-harm and hospitalization, are discussed in this episode. !!!We’re coloring outside the lines today with a life coach-comedian-author-and viral slam poet, and it’s one of the more interesting discussions we’ve had on the podcast. Justin Blackburn joins us to talk about connecting to source, purpose, and feeling good, rather than struggling to fit in, accepting a ready-made identity, and believing our own bullshit. We touch on everything, from Carl Rogers, psychiatric medications and mental institutions, spirituality, and negative self-talk, to creativity, fraternities, and the frustrating paradox of marketing oneself to help others. Justin Blackburn is a Life Coach https://creatingyourselfcoaching.com, Viral Slam Poet, Author, and Comedian https://www.youtube.com/user/JustinisBlackburn/videos . Always connected to his spiritual gifts, Justin began giving intuitive psychic readings at 22 years old at spiritual shops in the Southeast. From there Justin was hired at different spiritual businesses such as Kimah Healing Art Center, Costa Rica Yoga Spa, and Willow Dreams. From there Justin created his life coaching business, Creating Yourself Coaching, where he inspires people to deliberately create the life they desire.Honorable Mentions:Justin’s favorite authors and Books: Abraham Hicks https://www.abraham-hicks.comDr. Jonas Dispenza https://drjoedispenza.com Louise Hay https://www.louisehay.com Conversations with God https://www.amazon.com/Conversations-God-Uncommon-Dialogue-Book/dp/0399142789 The Power of Your Subconscious Mind https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B07YJGS2VD&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_TPV8FD36Y4X6N1KVVVMG  The Rosenhan mental institution study (fact check: NOT Rosenberg/Rosenthal, as Julia mistakenly said!), “On Being Sane in Insane Places”: https://www.oulu.fi/sites/default/files/content/AOH%20Terveenä%20epäterveissä%20paikoissa.pdf Walt Whitman’s poem “Song of Myself” https://poets.org/poem/song-myself-51 and the Bob Dylan song that quotes it (another fact check for our source memory problems) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgEP8teNXwY ---Welcome to the Psychologists Podcast. We're psychologists, we're married, and we're trying to figure out how to keep two small children alive. Join us as we explore psychology research and practice through a very personal lens. ***https://tinyurl.com/Thepsychologists ***Twitter @psychspodcast
68:52 04/21/2022
Motivational Interviewing Miniseries Part 1 with Qi Te and Gill Strait
Ever tried to get someone else to change? It’s so freaking hard! How do we help people do things they want to do, but aren’t really doing (yet)? Dr. Gill Strait is an expert on this, and today he gets a reverse interview from his doctoral student, Qi Te, on his favorite topic besides Widespread Panic: Motivational Interviewing. (This is PART 1 of a multi-part series on MI with Gill and Qi Te.)Qi Te is a first-year PsyD student at UH Clear Lake. He worked as a high school counselor in Beijing and had a professional background in student leadership development. In his spare time, Qite loves to sweat doing crossfit and washing dishes while listening to his favorite podcasts. His goal this year is to finish his thesis and to find out who makes the best BBQ in Houston.Honorable Mentions:MI book by Miller and Rollnick Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change, 3rd Edition (Applications of Motivational Interviewing)https://www.amazon.com/dp/1609182278/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_A1Z9AW9GF5T7K3MYG2WX Paper we published on cognitive appropriateness of using MI with adolescents https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1754730X.2012.736789 Student checkup https://studentcheckup.org Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way https://www.amazon.com/dp/1611807247/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_C2TP35TGPM5PDYEV80RW The Tao of Leadership: Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Agehttps://www.amazon.com/dp/1623860199/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_15X9GT58XB67SEYMGA77 Cultural implications for MI (eg Guilt vs shame in Eastern Asian thought)Spirit Vegetables-----Welcome to the Psychologists Podcast, hosted by Drs. Gill and Julia Strait. We're psychologists, we're married, and we're trying to figure out how to keep two small children alive. Join us as we explore psychology research and practice through a very personal lens. ***https://tinyurl.com/Thepsychologists  ***Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepsychologists ***Twitter @psychspodcast
70:34 04/14/2022
Sex and Relationships with Dr. Emily Fessler
Funnest episode ever award goes to this one, in which we talk with Dr. Emily Fessler, sex therapist and marriage and family therapist/couples therapist and professor of MFT, about marriage and relationships, sex (yep, sex!), and the 5 Things she recommends for people looking to grow or maintain their romantic connection.Emily Kahumoku Fessler (therapy practice web site: http://Therapyco.net and Instagram: @thefullemilyexperience)  is a native Hawaiian/Irish professor of Marriage and family therapy and a private practitioner. She’s got a casual, laid-back approach to therapy (and life) and doesn’t sweat it when things get heated in session. She’s been described by one of her long-time clients as “the everyday people’s sex therapist” and can’t count on both hands how many times she been cornered at a party by someone that says, “Can I ask you a weird question?”Honorable Mentions:Barry MCarthy (sex researcher)“The 5 Things” you can do to maintain/build your romantic relationshipResponsive sexual desireRecommended Reading:The 80/80 Marriage, by Kaley Klemp and Nate Klemp PhDCome As You Are, by Emily Nagoski PhD (women-targeted)She Comes First, by Ian Kerner PhD (husband-targeted)—Welcome to the Psychologists Podcast, hosted by Drs. Gill and Julia Strait. We're psychologists, we're married, and we're trying to figure out how to keep two small children alive. Join us as we explore psychology research and practice through a very personal lens. ***https://tinyurl.com/Thepsychologists ***Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepsychologists ***Twitter @psychspodcast
66:08 04/07/2022
Jocelyn Gomez on Pediatric and Bilingual Psychology
Welcome back to the Psychologists Podcast, where we talk about all things psychology through a very personal lens.In this instant smash hit episode, Gill and Julia interview their former student, 4-months-from-graduating doctoral candidate Jocelyn Gomez, about how growing up in hospitals with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) and Spanish-speaking parents shaped her desire to connect, mentor, and help others through hospital- and primary-care-based clinical psychology services. Jocelyn is a doctoral candidate at the University of Houston-Clear Lake and is completing a psychology residency in pediatric psychology at Nemours Children's Health - Delaware. Starting this fall, she will be completing a pediatric psychology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital. Jocelyn identifies as a disabled Mexican-American and provides services in Spanish and English to children and their families.Honorable Mentions:Jocelyn on Twitter: jocelyngomez_03 (she's kind of a big deal)Jocelyn on Instagram: jocelyn_gomez03 Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Foundation https://oif.orgNational Latinx Psychological Association https://www.nlpa.ws -----Hosted by Gill Strait PhD and Julia Englund Strait, PhD.We're psychologists, we're married, and we're trying to figure out how to keep two small children alive. Join us as we explore psychology research and practice through a very personal lens. ***https://tinyurl.com/Thepsychologists ***Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepsychologists ***Twitter @psychspodcast
53:29 03/31/2022
Cultural Competence and Work-Life Balance with Dr. Cynthya Palmer
Welcome back to The Psychologists Podcast, where we talk all things psychology through a very personal lens. It's Season 2, and we're dusting off the mics and re-subscribing to a pro Zoom account. Oh, and we are figuring out how to work Twitter this year! (judge our ridiculously bad social media savvy at @psychspodcast)Today, Gill and Julia talk with psychologist Cynthya Campbell Palmer, PhD about:starting a nonprofitculturally competent mental health serviceswork-life balance (including burnout red flags, passion vs. fit, individual vs. systemic responsibility)the importance of having CHOICES in work and in therapyDr. Cynthya Campbell Palmer ( https://drcampbellpalmer.com ) received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. She has served as a director of a clinical psychology training clinic and as a clinical assistant professor. Dr. Palmer’s clinical experience includes working in medical settings as a pediatric psychologist and as a behavioral health consultant at a large federally qualified health center. In addition to providing clinical service, Dr. Palmer has worked as a researcher on various projects. Her current interests include researching mental health services among communities of color and help seeking through organizations of faith. She has published in peer-reviewed journals on topics related to mental health. She also trains, supervises and mentors pre-licensed professionals. Dr. Palmer currently owns a private practice providing therapy to youth and adults and conducts workshops and presentations on various topics related to mental health.Honorable Mentions:New Journey Counseling Center (Houston, TX metro area; coming soon!)LEAD (Letting Everyone Achieve Dreams) https://www.linkedin.com/company/letting-everyone-achieve-dreams/about/Dr. Palmer's private therapy practice: https://drcampbellpalmer.com-----Hosted by Gill Strait PhD and Julia Englund Strait, PhD.We're psychologists, we're married, and we're trying to figure out how to keep two small children alive. Join us as we explore psychology research and practice through a very personal lens. ***https://tinyurl.com/Thepsychologists ***Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepsychologists ***Twitter @psychspodcast
50:28 03/24/2022
Season 2 Trailer
We’re baaaaaaack! Welcome to The Psychologists Podcasts, where we talk about everything psychology through a very personal lens.—-Hosted by Gill Strait PhD and Julia Strait PhD, psychologists, parents, married people, humans. —-We're psychologists, we're married, and we're trying to figure out how to keep two small children alive. Join us as we explore psychology research and practice through a very personal lens. *** https://tinyurl.com/Thepsychologists *** Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepsychologists *** Twitter @psychspodcast
03:29 03/21/2022
Miss Diagnosis MINISERIES Ep. 4 (Final): Testing
…The final Miniseries episode (for now), In which my inner conflict about diagnosing people emerges :)—Some people call us “testers,” so what is a psychological test??? I’ll tell you about the pros and cons of three kinds of measures (scales, tests, whatever) that are commonly used in psychological evaluations (and research).---In this special Miss Diagnosis miniseries, we're looking behind the scenes at psychological assessment--the underused and little known but totally helpful psychological service that helps you answer questions like, "Am I normal?", and/or "Do I have ADHD...or PTSD, or Autism, or OCD, or Bipolar, or...?", and/or "What treatment(s) will be best for me?"Look for polls and comment on posts on my Instagram @drjuliatx as we go through the series. I want to know what you want to know!---I'm Julia Strait, and I'm a licensed psychologist specializing in comprehensive, trauma-informed, neurodiversity-inclusive, collaborative psychological assessment. You can find me...on Instagram @drjuliatxat the private practice where I work: https://steppingstonetherapy.org/strait/at Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/julia-strait-webster-tx/444237on the Psychology Today blog, This Emotional Mind: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/emotional-mindon Amazon, with an anxiety book for teens (adults can use it too :)): https://www.amazon.com/Panic-Attacks-Workbook-Teens-psychology/dp/1648766137
26:13 10/31/2021
Miss Diagnosis MINISERIES Ep. 3: Why Are You Observing Me? with Niloofar Tavakoli, MEd
Observations! My second fav assessment ingredient, right behind the Interview(s) :)---Ok, so we know assessment involves RIOT now, and we understand the R and the I...but what about the O?  What are psychologists looking for when they creepily watch you during an evaluation? How do we know you're anxious, or frustrated, or socially adept?Niloofar Tavakoli, MEd, LPC and UH doctoral student joins us today to describe what she's learned to look for when observing clients during assessment. She's awesome. Duh. https://steppingstonetherapy.org/niloofar/---PS Here are two of the resources I mention that are helpful for interviews (follow-up from Episode 2 of the miniseries):1. Therapeuticassessment.com2. Book on interviewing that I think will be awesome once I finish it!Psychiatric Interviewing E-Book: The Art of Understanding: A Practical Guide for Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses, and Other Mental Health Professionals 3rd Edition, Kindle Editionby Shawn Christopher Shea---In this special Miss Diagnosis miniseries, we're looking behind the scenes at psychological assessment--the underused and little known but totally helpful psychological service that helps you answer questions like, "Am I normal?", and/or "Do I have ADHD...or PTSD, or Autism, or OCD, or Bipolar, or...?", and/or "What treatment(s) will be best for me?"Look for polls and comment on posts on my Instagram @drjuliatx as we go through the series. I want to know what you want to know!---I'm Julia Strait, and I'm a licensed psychologist specializing in comprehensive, trauma-informed, neurodiversity-inclusive, collaborative psychological assessment. You can find me...on Instagram @drjuliatxat the private practice where I work: https://steppingstonetherapy.org/strait/at Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/julia-strait-webster-tx/444237on the Psychology Today blog, This Emotional Mind: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/emotional-mindon Amazon, with an anxiety book for teens (adults can use it too :)): https://www.amazon.com/Panic-Attacks-Workbook-Teens-psychology/dp/1648766137
23:13 10/20/2021
Mommy Mental Health with Lyndsey (Young) Stimson
TW/CW: This episode includes discussion related to suicidal ideation and hospitalization for mental health issues, as well as pregnancy-related content.--We're talking to an old (no longer Young) friend today about her mental health journey, her mom journey, and all the ways they intertwine. Tune in for some mental health super power.Honorable Mentions:-ADHD and Bipolar Disorder-How various doctors and therapists can hurt or help-stimulant medications (Adderrall; remember: PERSONAL stories, not medical advice AT ALL!)-taking medications while pregnant (remember: PERSONAL stories, not medical advice AT ALL!)-giving birth in a military hospital in a foreign country during the COVID outbreak-how and why therapy helps-the importance of sleep for mood-nutrition coaching (Lyndsey's recommendation: http://zachtaylorfitness.com-speech therapy and the unmatched anxiety of being on the parent side of a diagnosis/evaluation-the messages we hope our kids get about mental health--Lyndsey Stimson, a New Orleans resident, owns and operates Voce (Vochay) Media, a digital marketing agency for small businesses. She is a retired military spouse, and mom to 17-month-old baby Henry. In her spare time, she enjoys costuming and brunch in her favorite city. Catch Lyndsey's amazing social media/digital marketing work at Voce ("VO-chay") Media: https://voce.media---Disclaimer: Remember we are NOT medical doctors and nothing is this podcast is intended to be taken as medical health advice. Also, discussions on this podcast are personal stories and are NOT meant as therapy, diagnosis, evaluation, or any other mental health direct service. If you need medical help, check with your medical doctor. If you need mental health help, check out a therapist in your area. If you are in crisis, call the national suicide prevention hotline at 800-273-8255, call 911, or go to your local ER.--Welcome to The Psychologists Podcast, where we talk about all things psychology through a very personal lens.Gill Strait PhD and Julia Strait PhD are both Licensed Psychologists (TX) and Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs, TX). They are alumni of The University of South Carolina School Psychology Doctoral Program (Go Gamecocks).Gill is a teacher, researcher, and supervisor at a university graduate psychology training program.Julia is a testing psychologist at Stepping Stone Therapy in Houston, TX: https://steppingstonetherapy.org/strait/ Instagram: @drjuliatx https://www.instagram.com/drjuliatx/?hl=en
73:41 10/17/2021
Miss Diagnosis MINISERIES Ep. 2: What Does an "Assessment" Involve?
I sort of get what an assessment is...what all is involved? How are you going to learn my story?---Last time I introduced you to psychological assessment. Now what, exactly, does that entail?Today I get into the ingredients of psych assessment:Record ReviewInterviewsObservations andTestingThis segment covers the R and the I...What kinds of records do we look at, and why? Who do we interview, and what kinds of questions do we ask?---Look for polls and comment on posts on my Instagram @drjuliatx as we go through the series. I want to know what you want to know!---I'm Julia Strait, and I'm a licensed psychologist specializing in comprehensive, trauma-informed, neurodiversity-inclusive, collaborative psychological assessment. You can find me...on Instagram @drjuliatxat the private practice where I work: https://steppingstonetherapy.org/strait/at Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/julia-strait-webster-tx/444237on the Psychology Today blog, This Emotional Mind: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/emotional-mindon Amazon, with an anxiety book for teens (adults can use it too :)): https://www.amazon.com/Panic-Attacks-Workbook-Teens-psychology/dp/1648766137
19:18 10/15/2021
SPECIAL MINISERIES Ep. 1: Miss Diagnosis
What is WRONG with me?Is this "normal"?Do I have ADHD? Autism? PTSD? OCD?How can we best help our kid/partner/selves?What parts of me are "baked in" and what can I actually change?Is there a reason I do the things I do?This is the first in a miniseries of short episodes on psychological assessment, AKA diagnostic evaluation, AKA, psychological testing.So many people ask me what I do, and even mental health professionals look confused when I say I mostly do psychological assessment. What the hell is that? Is that like, therapy? Or like, for disability checks? Or like, for court when you're accused of murder?Yes and no. Sort of. It depends.If you are a human and you have questions about yourself (or your child)--why you are the way you are, what's "wrong" with you, whether you're "normal," or why years of self-help/medications/therapy haven't been helpful, you might benefit from getting a psychological assessment.In this mini-series I'll dive into what assessment is, the details of the process and what to expect if you do decide to get one (or are told that you need to by a doctor, therapist, or school!), the different models and tools assessors use, and the crazy maze of psychological diagnosis and all its inherent wonders and problems. We'll also talk about how to find someone to do an assessment, how to pay for it (hint: insurance usually covers it), and what you can get out of it that you can't get from therapy or a visit to the doctor.Look for polls and comment on posts on my Instagram @drjuliatx as we go through the series. I want to know what you want to know!---I'm Julia Strait, and I'm a licensed psychologist specializing in comprehensive, trauma-informed, neurodiversity-inclusive, collaborative psychological assessment. You can find me...on Instagram @drjuliatxat the private practice where I work: https://steppingstonetherapy.org/strait/at Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/julia-strait-webster-tx/444237on the Psychology Today blog, This Emotional Mind: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/emotional-mindon Amazon, with an anxiety book for teens (adults can use it too :)): https://www.amazon.com/Panic-Attacks-Workbook-Teens-psychology/dp/1648766137
12:42 10/12/2021
Chris Ponce Loves His Job (as a school psychologist)
Co-host of the new TASP Talks Podcast Chris Ponce shares his experiences working as a school psychologist in the San Antonio schools, before and after COVID and Zoom. Join us as we wax poetic about helping kids and prepare for the greatest season of all, #SchoolPsychWeek ...which is in November, but still. #Schoolpsych graduate students, interns, and early career peeps will find this especially interesting, but everybody likes the Elmo Potty Song, so don't miss it even if you're just a regular human, either. (Plus, our guest interviews US at the end, and you might just find out which one swam in trash cans as a child!)Honorable Mentions:-Dr. Jeremy Sullivan, the Silver Fox https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jeremy-Sullivan-5-Bases of power https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_56.htm-the Elmo Potty Song-SES and parent involvement-Advice for school psych students/interns/supervisees-Pros and cons of telehealth for school psychs-FBAs, MDRs, REEDs, ARDs, and IEPs, OH MY!-Social capital (and how to build visibility during a pandemic)-the MIGDAS https://www.wpspublish.com/migdas-2-monteiro-interview-guidelines-for-diagnosing-the-autism-spectrum-second-edition-the CSRPI ("Crispy") https://www.parinc.com/Products/Pkey/72-TASP TALKS Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/70CDPS7bJY3UJxRg7SU8ke and Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-tasp-talks-podcast/id1570910285To find out more about becoming a #schoolpsychologist ...or to learn more about what the hell that even is, visit the Texas Association of School Psychologists at https://www.txasp.org---Chris Ponce, LSSP is a school psychologist (#saymyname!) =currently employed in a public district in San Antonio. He graduated from UTSA in 2016 and has been practicing for five years. He has been on the Texas Association of School Psychologists (TASP) board for the past two years. He has occupied the position of Public Relations and Information Chair and is currently the Area 5 representative (region 20 & 15). He is also the host of the newly formed TASP TALKS podcast.https://www.instagram.com/txasp/https://www.facebook.com/pg/TXASP/photos/---Welcome to The Psychologists Podcast, where we talk about all things psychology through a very personal lens.Gill Strait PhD and Julia Strait PhD are both Licensed Psychologists (TX) and Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs, TX). They are alumni of The University of South Carolina School Psychology Doctoral Program (Go Gamecocks).Gill is a teacher, researcher, and supervisor at a university graduate psychology training program.Julia is a testing psychologist at Stepping Stone Therapy in Houston, TX: https://steppingstonetherapy.org/strait/ Instagram: @drjuliatx https://www.instagram.com/drjuliatx/?hl=en
76:52 09/26/2021
Racial Trauma and Racial Socialization with Dr. Isha Metzger
Superhero Isha Metzger, an academic who actually helps people (!), talks to us about racial stressors, racial socialization, and racial trauma, both as a professor/researcher/psychologist and from her own lived experience. If you’ve started to wonder (and I hope you have!) how we should be talking about race with our kids, what to do as a clinician working with people with different backgrounds or beliefs, or how to just stop saying/doing stuff that hurts other people, listen in for some research-backed tips. www.drishametzger.com - Isha’s podcast, the Empower Lab, Racial Trauma Guide, Care Package for healing from racial trauma, and all the things.www.instagram.com/theempowerlab   #racialtraumaisreal #racismhurtsDr. Isha Metzger is a first generation American from Atlanta, Georgia by way of Sierra Leone, West Africa. Dr. Metzger is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Founder and Director of The EMPOWER Lab, Owner of Cultural Concepts, LLC, a Certified Therapist in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and she is the Mental Health expert for Salone Health, an organization dedicated to improving the health of Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad. Dr. Metzger is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical-Community Psychology at Georgia State University.—-Welcome to The Psychologists Podcast, where we talk about all things psychology through a very personal lens.Gill Strait PhD and Julia Strait PhD are both Licensed Psychologists (TX) and Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs, TX). They are alumni of The University of South Carolina School Psychology Doctoral Program (Go Gamecocks).Gill is a teacher, researcher, and supervisor at a university graduate psychology training program.Julia is a testing psychologist at Stepping Stone Therapy in Houston, TX: https://steppingstonetherapy.org/strait/ Instagram: @drjuliatx https://www.instagram.com/drjuliatx/?hl=en
87:05 09/02/2021
Infertility and Adoption with Wizzy and Joe (and Dov!) Berry
***TW: We discuss pregnancy loss throughout the episode. **Explicit: This episode breaks the Psychologists Podcast record for F word utterances. We also talk about sex :0 —Wizzy and Joe recount their rollercoaster journey from the heartache and trauma of loss and infertility to the joy of adoption. We talk about IUI, IVF, pregnancy in the time of Zika, reaction formation, “situations”, challenging the adoption “rescue narrative”, inequities in parental leave for adoptive parents, cautious optimism vs. tempered expectations, what not to say to women, and post-traumatic growth. Plus, have you ever been fired as a patient, but then re-hired by the same clinic as a healthcare provider? Wizzy has! Pull up a seat and get ready to cry tears of all kinds as you get to know these amazing parents.—Wizzy Ugino Berry is a nurse anesthetist who works on the call team at a level 1 trauma center where she specializes in pediatric anesthesia. Wizzy moonlights at a fertility clinic, where she fell in love with the patient population after undergoing her own struggles with infertility. Wizzy’s free spirit is often foiled by her intense husband, Joe Berry, who is a litigation attorney with a practice focusing on business and governmental disputes, eminent domain, and professional negligence. Joe started his legal career as a prosecutor before moving to his current civil practice. Prior to law school, Joe worked in New York as a community organizer. He continues to stay active in his community and serves on the boards of SC Appleseed and Pawmetto Lifeline. Wizzy and Joe were married in 2014 and currently reside in Columbia, SC, where they raise their 18 month old son, Dov, and their 2 monster mutts, Tank and Xyla.—Welcome to The Psychologists Podcast, where we talk about all things psychology through a very personal lens.Gill Strait PhD and Julia Strait PhD are both Licensed Psychologists (TX) and Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs, TX). They are alumni of The University of South Carolina School Psychology Doctoral Program (Go Gamecocks).Gill is a teacher, researcher, and supervisor at a university graduate psychology training program.Julia is a testing psychologist at Stepping Stone Therapy in Houston, TX: https://steppingstonetherapy.org/strait/ Instagram: @drjuliatx https://www.instagram.com/drjuliatx/?hl=en 
74:57 08/30/2021
The Right Way to Read to Your Kids with Dr. Jorge Gonzalez
Back to school, back to school...Calling all parents and teachers! Learning to read begins long before a kid ever walks into a classroom. Jorge Gonzalez, PhD, early literacy expert, assuages our fears about whether we’re reading to our kids right…and stirs up some new ones about system failures and instructional casualties. You’ll want to write all this down, so grab a notebook and strap in for a wild ride of the Letter People, print-rich environments, pairing nonfiction and fiction, clearly depictable vocabulary, high-utility words, one-trial learning, and the Simple View of Reading. Plus, how will COVID and iPads change the way kids get interested in reading? Why does my child learn words like “sh*t” faster than “please” and “thank you”—and more…-Parent/teacher resource Dr. Gonzalez mentions: Reading Rockets: https://www.readingrockets.org—Jorge Gonzalez, PhD is Professor and Director of the School Psychology Doctoral Program at the University of Houston. Dr. Gonzalez’s scholarship focuses on the causes and correlates of early language and literacy difficulties in young children with a focus on adult-child interactive reading in the context of dual language learners. His work addresses inquiries relevant to children’s home literacy environment (HLE), the effects of teacher talk around shared reading, longitudinal effects of evidence-based shared reading interventions, and investigating the heterogeneous nature of language and literacy subtypes of at-risk children. He is a prolific researcher whose work has been funded by the Institute of Educational Sciences. ——-Welcome to The Psychologists Podcast, where we talk about all things psychology through a very personal lens.Gill Strait PhD and Julia Strait PhD are both Licensed Psychologists (TX) and Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs, TX). They are alumni of The University of South Carolina School Psychology Doctoral Program (Go Gamecocks).Gill is a teacher, researcher, and supervisor at a university graduate psychology training program.Julia is a testing psychologist at Stepping Stone Therapy in Houston, TX: https://steppingstonetherapy.org/strait/ Instagram: @drjuliatx https://www.instagram.com/drjuliatx/?hl=en
67:36 08/13/2021
Disability Is Diversity with Dr. Kathleen Bogart
“Moebius Syndrome is rare, but disability is the most common minority in the world. 25% of Americans are disabled.” Today we learn from Dr. Kathleen Bogart, social psychologist and disability expert, about growing up with facial paralysis, “alternative expressions”, universal design, the dangers of disability simulation activities (and alternatives), disability spread, ableism, and the moral/medical/social models of disability. This one will leave you thinking hard about going “back to normal” after COVID, and it’ll probably make you want to re-watch The Lion King, too.—Dr. Kathleen Bogart is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Oregon State University and a blogger at Psychology Today. As a person with a disability, she is passionate about researching, educating, and writing about ableism, or disability prejudice. Her research focuses on the psychosocial implications of living with disability, rare disorders, or facial differences such as Moebius syndrome. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Time, and the Financial Times.—DARN on Twitter: @DarnNetwork = a new group for disabled folks and allies at any career stage in social, personality, and health #psychology, and related fieldsMoebius Syndrome Foundation: https://moebiussyndrome.orgNational Organization for Rare Disorders: https://rarediseases.org All Kathy’s links: https://linktr.ee/KathleenBogartKathleen’s “Meanwhile” piece on TEDx: TEDxUofW 2021: Meanwhile“Disability Is Diversity” Psychology Today blog: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/disability-is-diversityOregon State research lab: https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/sps/dsilThe Perfect Recipe Project: https://perfectrecipeproject.blogspot.com/?m=1——-Welcome to The Psychologists Podcast, where we talk about all things psychology through a very personal lens.Gill Strait PhD and Julia Strait PhD are both Licensed Psychologists (TX) and Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs, TX). They are alumni of The University of South Carolina School Psychology Doctoral Program (Go Gamecocks).Gill is a teacher, researcher, and supervisor at a university graduate psychology training program.Julia is a testing psychologist at Stepping Stone Therapy in Houston, TX: https://steppingstonetherapy.org/strait/ Instagram: @drjuliatx https://www.instagram.com/drjuliatx/?hl=en
65:39 08/07/2021
Adulting with Physical Disabilities: Katie and Kyle Abbate
Let’s talk about physical disability. Katie and Kyle Abbate join us today to share their experiences growing up with cerebral palsy…their struggles, supports, and strengths in their families and at school, on their career paths, in dating and in their marriage, and as they consider potential parenthood.Honorable Mentions:-terminology: “Visible” and “invisible” disability, “differently abled,” “special needs”-CLASS program (TX): https://www.hhs.texas.gov/doing-business-hhs/provider-portals/long-term-care-providers/community-living-assistance-support-services-class -how Katie answers kids who ask “what’s wrong”-abelism-finding a career (in gaming, sports, education, and school psychology)…and then a job-People with disabilities make up 20% of the population!-the importance of support systems-the need to carefully plan things some people don’t ever have to think about at all-caregivers’ roles-thoughts/concerns of a newly married couple about the reality of potentially being disabled parents-advice for parents of kids—and kids, and adults—with disabilities-“Never stop advocating for your kids” (Katie)-planning the details…and then letting go of control (an acquired mindset :))Kyle’s channel (accessibility in gaming): onehandmostly - YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com › channelKatie and Kyle Abbate are a married couple living with Cerebral Palsy. Kyle uses social media as a platform to advocate for accessibility in gaming. Katie is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology who works in a public school district in the Houston area. —Welcome to The Psychologists Podcast, where we talk about all things psychology through a very personal lens.Gill Strait PhD and Julia Strait PhD are both Licensed Psychologists (TX) and Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs, TX). They are alumni of The University of South Carolina School Psychology Doctoral Program (Go Gamecocks).Gill is a teacher, researcher, and supervisor at a university graduate psychology training program.Julia is a testing psychologist at Stepping Stone Therapy in Houston, TX: https://steppingstonetherapy.org/strait/ Instagram: @drjuliatx https://www.instagram.com/drjuliatx/?hl=en
76:16 07/27/2021
What’s the Deal with Neurodiversity? With Darren Woodlief, PhD
Welcome to The Psychologists Podcast, where we talk about all things psychology through a very personal lens.Just in time for #disabilitypridemonth …We’re grappling with #neurodiversity today, as clinicians who work with neurodivergent clients, as parents of neurodivergent kids, and as humans who identify as neurodivergent themselves.RESOURCES for Autism, ADHD, emotional difficulties, etc., (feat. Special sections for adults and girls/women) https://www.thepsychologistspodcast.com/resources Honorable Mentions:-NeuroTribes book: https://tinyurl.com/89jscfcn-Community (vs. individual/medical) approach to mental health-How DO you say dyscalculia, anyway?-Kanner’s and Asperger’s autisms-superpower, disability, or both?-Why do we need labels? (Psychology Today blog post: https://tinyurl.com/35e8uuvx)-Neurodivergent/NT communication (the “double empathy problem”) https://tinyurl.com/4kx5dcnm -Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) controversy-Broader Autism Phenotype (BAP) and more recently, BAPCO (thank you, Dr. Lindsay McCary): https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33412500/-Autism/ADHD overlap-misdiagnosis (borderline bipolar, anyone?)-early research on positive effects of later autism diagnosis https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21642850.2019.1684920-neurodivergent cultural identification vs. “mental illness” labeling-self-diagnosis/identification and diagnostic gatekeeping-getting help for understanding your storyDr. Darren Woodlief is a licensed clinical psychologist in Columbia, SC. He specializes in conducting a broad range of diagnostic evaluations for clinical and educational purposes and for treatment planning, including psychoeducational, ADHD, ASD, and mental health assessments, as well as neuropsychological screenings. He earned a Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology and a Certificate in Graduate Study in Applied Statistics from the University of South Carolina. Darren resides near Columbia, SC with his wife, Katie and 16-year-old son, Emerson. He is devastatingly handsome and remarkably quick-witted. Darren is also an avid musician who loves to play, write, record, and otherwise collaborate with other musicians as often as he can fit it in.Darren’s band: https://boohagmusic.com/ (well, one of them)—-Gill Strait PhD and Julia Strait PhD are both Licensed Psychologists (TX) and Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs, TX). They are alumni of The University of South Carolina School Psychology Doctoral Program (Go Gamecocks).Gill is a teacher, researcher, and supervisor at a university graduate psychology training program.Julia is a testing psychologist at Stepping Stone Therapy in Houston, TX: https://steppingstonetherapy.org/strait/ Instagram: @drjuliatx https://www.instagram.com/drjuliatx/?hl=en
75:24 07/19/2021
Cheese Grits and Kimchi: Bullying and Identity Development with Dr. Sam Kim
Welcome to The Psychologists Podcast, where we talk about all things psychology through a very personal lens.How do our early experiences and unique cultural backgrounds shape our passions…and our sense of compassion? Today we talk to Dr. Sam Kim about growing up Korean American in Georgia, the teacher who called him “purple or something”, and how his experiences shaped his research and teaching on self-efficacy, bullying, and positive psychology. Dr. Kim’s YouTube channel: Joon and Dr. Sam https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClYBcFZayEABkj0bo6U7I5A Honorable Mentions:-Korean American mental health-growing up Korean American in Georgia-intersectionality-Positive racial identity is linked to well-being-the model minority myth-phenomenological variant of ecological systems theory-imposter syndrome-bullying-social support-first-generation college student problems-proactive empathy (TM)-How to talk to—instead of lecture—your kid(s)-Making yourself availableMemorable Moments:“You don’t meet many people who like cheese grits and kimchi”“Parts made in Korea, assembled in the US”“When you have to hide parts of yourself…you start to lose your sense of confidence”“I wanted to know, Where do people get the idea that they can do something?”“There’s so much variation, in the worst way, of how bullying is done”—-Dr. Sam Kim is an assistant (recently tenured and promoted to associate) professor at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX (and soon to be faculty member at University of Denver). He received his BA from Emory University and his PhD from Georgia State University. As a licensed psychologist and an LSSP, he as worked in a variety of settings and provided a range of psychological services. His research interests include positive psychology, measurement, bullying, and Korean American mental health. He is also a big fan of Star Trek, various anime, and video games. —-Gill Strait PhD and Julia Strait PhD are both Licensed Psychologists (TX) and Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs, TX). They are alumni of The University of South Carolina School Psychology Doctoral Program (Go Gamecocks).Gill is a teacher, researcher, and supervisor at a university graduate psychology training program.Julia is a testing psychologist at Stepping Stone Therapy in Houston, TX: https://steppingstonetherapy.org/strait/ Instagram: @drjuliatx https://www.instagram.com/drjuliatx/?hl=en
56:12 07/15/2021
What’s the Point? (of College)
Welcome to The Psychologists Podcast, where we talk about all things psychology through a very personal lens.Dave Englund, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS and his wife, Joanne Englund, CPA reflect on Dave’s Benjamin Button-like journey back to college as a 65-year-old. What factors impact our biggest life decisions? Is it ever too late to finish unfinished business? And is doing extra credit genetic?Honorable Mentions:-“You don’t know what you don’t know”-Is it really true that ANYONE can (or should) go to college?-Matching law-Paper? ceilings -Shame and motivation-MAI designation in real estate appraisal (it’s a big deal) https://www.appraisalinstitute.org › our-designations-“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”-Don’t go to college till you’re ready-How your reason for going to school impacts your approach in the classroom-1974 vs. 2021 college pressures-Curiosity pulls, pressure pushes Memorable Moments:“I was taking a history course when Confederate statues were finally being taken down; I was in government class during an impeachment trial” (Dave)“You have to answer the right question…not, Do you feel like going to college and studying for 4 years and taking tests? That’s not the question. The question is, Where do you wanna be?” (Joanne)-Dave Englund lives in Austin with his wife Joanne. He is a commercial real estate appraiser with 35 years in the business, and currently works as a commercial review appraiser for Frost Bank. Joanne is a CPA and works as a Senior Auditor for Travis County. Their hobbies are hanging out with each other and spending all their money on DIY home and yard improvement projects.-Gill Strait PhD and Julia Strait PhD are both Licensed Psychologists (TX) and Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs, TX). They are alumni of The University of South Carolina School Psychology Doctoral Program (Go Gamecocks).Gill is a teacher, researcher, and supervisor at a university graduate psychology training program.Julia is a testing psychologist at Stepping Stone Therapy in Houston, TX: https://steppingstonetherapy.org/strait/ Instagram: @drjuliatx https://www.instagram.com/drjuliatx/?hl=en
72:04 07/11/2021
Ask a Psychologist (Q&A): Telling Your Parents You Want an Autism or ADHD Evaluation, Whining, Time Management, and Career Choices
This is the first in a special segment of rapid-fire Q&A from our listeners on everything psychology-related (parenting, mental health, diagnosis, psychological testing/therapy, graduate school, career, etc.). This episode has something for everyone: parents, people considering an ADHD or Autism diagnostic evaluation, and people in graduate school. How do I tell my parents I’d like to get tested for ADHD and autism?https://www.wikihow.com/Tell-Your-Parents-You-Think-You%27re-Autistic ADDitude quizzes: https://www.additudemag.com/tag/self-test/ Autism/Aspie quizzes:  https://www.aspietests.org ***AWESOME guide to exploring ADHD symptoms in your own life, for adult women: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B096LMPQ71/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_b096lmpq71*** 2. Kid cries for 30 min + and won’t calm downEpisode 1: Tantrums Suck https://www.buzzsprout.com/1771501/8441060 3. How to stop whining?More positive parenting ideas for this: https://www.kindercare.com/content-hub/articles/2016/march/but-i-waaaaaaaaant-it-9-positive-parenting-strategies-to-nix-the-whining-for-good 4. How to manage QEP, dissertation, 4 courses, intern apps, ext practice, and life?Planner Pad: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08WCX6KRM/?coliid=I30GI4VIX9B1DO&colid=1H72SJBCWA4LN&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1 Time Blocking https://todoist.com/productivity-methods/time-blocking 5. What are the pros/cons of private practice? Academia?My favorite private practice resources: For starting a mostly therapy practice: https://www.practiceofthepractice.com/  and for starting a mostly testing practice: https://www.thetestingpsychologist.com/blog/ Take this test to find out how your values/goals/way of working may or may not fit with different settings: https://principlesyou.com ——-The Psychologists Podcast Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thepsychologistsGill Strait PhD and Julia Strait PhD are both Licensed Psychologists (TX) and Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs, TX). They are alumni of The University of South Carolina School Psychology Doctoral Program (Go Gamecocks).Gill is a teacher, researcher, and supervisor at a university graduate psychology training program.Julia is a testing psychologist at Stepping Stone Therapy in Houston, TX: https://steppingstonetherapy.org/strait/ Instagram: @drjuliatx https://www.instagram.com/drjuliatx/?hl=en
26:26 06/29/2021
I Survived COVID in the Schools
Two early career school psychologists, Adriana Valdes, LSSP and Jacy Warren, LSSP, give us a behind-the-scenes look at how the pandemic played out in the schools.We tackle some real brain teasers: How will COVID impact academic expectations, disability evaluations, special education eligibility decisions, and access to school-based academic support and mental health services? If your kid is school-aged or if you work in a school, you’ll find some good food for thought in this one. And if you’ve ever considered a career helping kids, this episode will give you the inside scoop on being a real, live school psychologist.—Honorable Mentions:-“You take away the school, the brick and mortar, and you’ve really taken away a giant piece of society.”-"School is more than just education...and always has been."-“Educators really do love kids.”-Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: https://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html -Panic Attacks Workbook: https://tinyurl.com/sha9vyxc -Gill’s school-based motivational interviewing research/training: https://studentcheckup.org Adriana Valdes is a licensed specialist in school psychology in Clear Creek ISD. Adriana received her Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Mexican American Studies at the University of Houston in 2017. Adriana graduated from the UHCL SSP program in 2020 and began her career in the middle of a pandemic. Professionally, Adriana is passionate about ensuring accessible education and mental health services to all students. In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, taking photos, and eating good food. Adriana recently married her long term partner, and best friend, Solomon Scurry. This past year, in addition to navigating how to be a LSSP during a pandemic, Adriana is also navigating newly married life, and how to be a full time “adult” for the first time. Jacy Warren is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology in Tomball ISD. She received her Bachelors degree in 2013 from the University of Phoenix. Jacy graduated from the UHCL SSP program in 2020. Her favorite part of the profession is building relationships with students and being a consistent presence in their lives. Jacy prefers working with adolescents, particularly in the junior high age range because their type of weird matches her own. In her free time, Jacy enjoys rewatching Schitt’s Creek and Golden Girls, painting, spending time with family and friends, and recently she’s learned that she enjoys working out! For now, Jacy is looking forward to enjoying her first summer where she is not working, going to school, or trying to stay alive, and beginning in a new district in August.—-The Psychologists Podcast Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thepsychologistsGill Strait PhD and Julia Strait PhD are both Licensed Psychologists (TX) and Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs, TX). They are alumni of The University of South Carolina School Psychology Doctoral Program (Go Gamecocks).Gill is a teacher, researcher, and supervisor at a university graduate psychology training program.Julia is a testing psychologist at Stepping Stone Therapy in Houston, TX: https://steppingstonetherapy.org/strait/ Instagram: @drjuliatx  https://www.instagram.com/drjuliatx/?hl=en
67:28 06/21/2021
Rainbow and Black with Robin Treat, LSSP and Mother of Angelique Ramirez
Trigger Warning: We talk in detail in this episode about the Santa Fe school shooting.Today we are honored to sit with Robin Treat. This is the first time she’s talked publicly about losing her daughter Angelique Ramirez in the Santa Fe, TX school shooting on May 18, 2018. No honorable mentions or references today; Robin’s story speaks for itself.Robin Treat earned her Specialist in School Psychology (SSP) at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) in Santa Fe ISD, mother of a daughter lost in the Santa Fe school shooting, and mother of a son with autism attending the same high school. She is determined to grow and better herself and use her personal and professional experience to help others. (PS She is undoubtedly the most amazing and resilient person we have ever met—and just one of our favorite people in general.)Santa Fe Ten Memorial Foundation: https://www.sftenmemorial.org ...and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SFTenMemorial/  This show is dedicated to Angelique Ramirez and the Santa Fe Ten, and all the amazing people and organizations that have supported and continue to support the Santa Fe community.*Mentioned in this episode: Psychology Today “When You Say Nothing At All” blog post: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/emotional-mind/202006/when-you-say-nothing-all?ampThe Psychologists Podcast Patreon (support us if you feel like it!): https://www.patreon.com/thepsychologists@drjuliatx on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drjuliatx/?hl=enGill Strait PhD and Julia Strait PhD are both Licensed Psychologists (TX) and Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs, TX). They are alumni of The University of South Carolina School Psychology Doctoral Program (Go Gamecocks).Gill is a teacher, researcher, and supervisor at a university graduate psychology training program.Julia is a testing psychologist at Stepping Stone Therapy in Houston, TX: https://steppingstonetherapy.org/strait/
60:18 06/16/2021
Should I Stay (At This Job)? with Dr. Lindsay McCary
Dr. Lindsay McCary talks with us today about the fear, guilt, excitement, and anxiety of leaving a stressful job. If you’re wondering whether or not it’s time to pack it in and try something new, put this one in your back pocket.Honorable Mentions:Overidentifying with your careerLeaving academia (or any job)Burnout vs manageable stress at work (when you know it’s time to go)The rebound jobIs private practice “selling out”?Private practice vs. university (academic) jobsPost Academic Stress Disorder (PASD)Elizabeth Gilbert’s “s*** sandwich”Old jobs are like old boyfriends (or girlfriends, or partners)You’re always 17 in your hometownFlexibility, autonomy, and creativityBarn-building donkeysYerkes-Dodson curve / Too little vs. too much stress-Check Yourself:Career changes are becoming more common: https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-07-20-how-many-times-will-people-change-jobs-the-myth-of-the-endlessly-job-hopping-millennialSigns of burnout: https://www.verywellmind.com/stress-and-burnout-symptoms-and-causes-3144516 Does Salary Really Affect Motivation? A Review of the Research https://hbr.org/2013/04/does-money-really-affect-motiv Stages of breaking up (with your job): https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarayoungwang/2018/02/07/breaking-up-with-your-job-four-things-you-need-to-know-to-come-out-stronger/?sh=240431f8b521  Work Life Podcast w/Adam Grant: https://www.ted.com/podcasts/worklifeWhen to Jump Podcast/Book: http://www.whentojump.comNancy McWilliams: https://nancymcwilliams.com/books-authored/—Lindsay McCary, PhD is the Director of Psychological Services at KGH Autism Services (https://kghautismservices.com) and a Senior Scientist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She holds affiliate faculty positions in Educational Psychology and Pediatrics.  Professionally, Lindsay specializes in the assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.  She is passionate about clinical training and mentoring.  In her “free” time, Lindsay enjoys camping and cycling.  Lindsay credits her very happy marriage to Julia, who trapped Lindsay and her now-husband, Michael, in the corridor of a bar on Lindsay’s 25th birthday.  Lindsay takes some credit for introducing Julia and Gill and loves that their first date was at her wedding.  She couldn’t be more thrilled that two of her favorite people are also happily married!  With children! And a podcast!-The Psychologists Podcast Patreon (support us if you feel like it!)@drjuliatx on InstagramGill Strait PhD and Julia Strait PhD are both Licensed Psychologists (TX) and Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs, TX). Gill is a teacher, researcher, and supervisor at a university graduate psychology training program. Julia is a testing psychologist at Stepping Stone Therapy in Houston, TX.
64:37 06/09/2021
Are Non-Parents Happier? with Ley Linder
Who’s Happier…parents or non-parents? Does having kids mean sacrificing your independence? Is being a non-parent as fun as it looks on Instagram? BCBA and dog-dad Ley Linder hangs out today to make us all jealous of his obligation-free Saturdays and discuss the pros, cons, and societal pressures of parenthood and non-parenthood.Honorable Mentions:Parent vs. Non-Parent Saturdays“Show me a place that has children’s toys at a brewery and I’ll show you a place that serves bad beer.” (Shout out to Nicole McBride @Vibrant Pilates)Tribute to all the soccer momsBlues City DeliInstagram parentingGetting your DRS degree (TM Julia Strait)A (practical) love story or twoPragmatic happiness3 things you have to do before you marry someoneThe right way to load a dishwasherLey Linder is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and a South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs approved provider of Intensive Behavior Intervention services.  He has a Master of Arts in Gerontology from Appalachian State University, as well as a Master of Education, with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis, from Arizona State University. Ley’s specialties include behavioral gerontology and the behavioral presentations of neurological disorders, in addition to working with criminal offenders with intellectual disabilities. He is also a regional trainer for the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG) and is on the NTG Advisory Board.   *Claire is Ley’s wonderful, beautiful, successful, and brilliant partner, in case you’re wondering as you listen :)Actual Science:Alloy, L.B.; Abramson, L.Y. (1988). Depressive realism: four theoretical perspectives.Deaton, A., & Stone, A. A. (2014). Evaluative and hedonic wellbeing among those with and without children at home. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(4), 1328-1333.Becker, C., Kirchmaier, I., & Trautmann, S. T. (2019). Marriage, parenthood and social network: Subjective well-being and mental health in old age. PloS one, 14(7), e0218704.Hansen, T., Slagsvold, B., & Moum, T. (2009). Childlessness and psychological well-being in midlife and old age: An examination of parental status effects across a range of outcomes. Social Indicators Research, 94(2), 343-362.https://positivepsychology.com/parenthood-paradox/ ---The Psychologists Podcast Patreon (support us if you feel like it!)@drjuliatx on InstagramGill Strait PhD and Julia Strait PhD are both Licensed Psychologists (TX) and Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs, TX). They are alumni of The University of South Carolina School Psychology Doctoral Program (Go Gamecocks).Gill is a teacher, researcher, and supervisor at a university graduate psychology training program.Julia is a testing psychologist at Stepping Stone Therapy in Houston, TX.
66:36 06/05/2021
Cultivating Creativity with Dr. David Moya
Dr. David Moya, AKA the Metaphor Master, AKA the art teacher of art teachers, hops on the line to talk about cultivating creativity…in our kids and in ourselves.***TW: This one starts heavy and then gets lighter. The word suicidal appears in the first 6 minutes, so FF if needed.***Honorable Mentions:Hope FloatsArt can save your lifeQuantity yields quality when it comes to creativity (that’s just science)Lowenfeld’s Stages of Artistic DevelopmentBender-Gestalt TestDr. Gopnik’s The Gardener and the CarpenterBrain Targeted teaching modelImmediate vs delayed feedbackAlternative Uses Task (test for creativity/functional fixedness)How do you say “niche”?! (Fact check: both ways are right)Anais Nin on the process of becomingStudio ThinkingCreativity as “the pursuit of trying to express what we already know” (TM David Moya)Why Are So Many Mathematicians Also Musicians?Thinking patterns of Experts vs. NovicesDunning-Krueger effectUHCL Art for Students on the Autism Spectrum (scroll down; Houston/Clear Lake TX area)  —Dr. David Moya is an art educator and administrator in the Houston area. He has quickly amassed art education experience working with public schools, non-profits, and higher education. Having received his doctorate in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in STEM education, Dr. Moya is passionate about exploring authentic curricular connections with Arts and STEM (STEAM). He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director for the Art School for Children and Young Adults at the University of Houston – Clear Lake (UHCL).—NEW web site for our podcast: https://psychologists.buzzsprout.com/—Julia's worbook for stressed teens (shameless plug, but we DO mention it in this episode!)The Psychologists Podcast Patreon (support us if you feel like it!)@drjuliatx on InstagramGill Strait PhD and Julia Strait PhD are both Licensed Psychologists (TX) and Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs, TX). They are alumni of The University of South Carolina School Psychology Doctoral Program (Go Gamecocks).Gill is a teacher, researcher, and supervisor at a university graduate psychology training program.Julia is a testing psychologist at Stepping Stone Therapy in Houston, TX.
70:30 05/27/2021
Predoctoral and Pregnant
***TW: We discuss pregnancy-related medical and mental health issues in this episode***PsyD candidate Hannah Hyatt Hartnett shares her predoctoral pandemic pregnancy story. (Too many Ps?) Anyone who has wondered about how or whether to have a baby while still a student, who has supervised or taught pregnant students, who has been pregnant or been a pregnant person’s partner, or who was a product of pregnancy will enjoy this episode. (We really do love alliteration.)Honorable Mentions:Grad school BC (before COVID) and AC (after COVID)Having a baby in graduate schoolPretending not to be pregnantBill Gates GoalsGestational diabetes and other adventures in prenatal/postnatal hell(th)Being born full of s***Don’t tell me to calm down!How to support a pregnant personPostpartum anxietyCarl RogersResearchy Stuff:Vanderbilt SENSE Theatre programGestational diabetes isn’t mom’s fault: 1 2 3Demographic breakdowns of psychology graduate students and of practicing school psychologistsHannah Hyatt Hartnett is a 3rd year doctoral student in a Health Services Psychology doctoral program. She has a Master’s in Educational Psychology and a Specialist degree (SSP) in School Psychology. She enjoys working with children with disabilities and finds them and their families to be some of the coolest and most resilient humans she has ever met. She is wife to a wonderful partner and mom to an amazing little human, and she says that is her favorite and most important job in life :).-----The Psychologists Podcast Web SiteThe Psychologists Podcast Patreon (support us if you feel like it!)@drjuliatx on InstagramGill Strait PhD and Julia Strait PhD are both Licensed Psychologists (TX) and Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs, TX). They are alumni of The University of South Carolina School Psychology Doctoral Program (Go Gamecocks).Gill is a teacher, researcher, and supervisor at a university graduate psychology training program. He does trainings on Motivational Interviewing in all of the luscious free time afforded to him by having a full-time academic job, two children under 5, two dogs, and a mortgage. Julia is a testing psychologist at Stepping Stone Therapy in Houston, TX. She writes books and blogs; creates content to help people deal with stress; trains school-based and mental health professionals in neurodiversity, trauma, psychometrics, and assessment; and likes squirrels.
43:14 05/18/2021