Category Archives: Society and Sociology Podcasts

Society, culture, sociology and psychology podcasts.

The Suicide Hotline

The number of suicides in America is growing dramatically and at the epicenter are the 24/7 suicide hotlines. How are those crisis calls handled? What can we learn to better help those around us who are in crisis?

Dick’s guest is Hannah Flanagan, Director of Emergency Services at Journey Mental Health Center in Dane County, Wisconsin.

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Cultural Competence in Counseling

Can white therapists competently counsel people of color? What steps do they have to take? What lessons do they need to learn? How can we all apply these lessons?

Dick’s guests are Tanya Lettmen-Shue, Chief Clinical Officer and Hannah Flanagan, Clinical Director of Emergency Services and Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for Journey Mental Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Porn Addiction

The overuse of pornography on the internet is wreaking havoc in some people’s lives and their marriages. Why do some people fall victim to porn addiction? What are the patterns of use and abuse? What can be done?

Dick’s guest is Joshua Shea, a recovering porn and alcohol addict as well as an author, speaker and life coach.

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Pros & Cons of Online Learning

Is the quality of learning better in class or online? Who is best suited for online learning? Is it radically cheaper to get a degree this way?

Dick’s guests are Dr. Denis Collins, Professor of Business Ethics at Edgewood College and John Hollenbeck, Ph.D., Senior Instructional Designer at University of Wisconsin Colleges Online.

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Drug Use and Treatment in America Today

The life expectancy for Americans has gone down due to deaths from drug use and overdoses, killing more people than suicide or accidents. What are the recent changes in drug use and treatment?

Dick’s guest is Dr. Michael Miller, a psychiatrist and past President and Board Chair of the American Society of Addiction Medicine as well as a current clinical instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Addiction Fellowship Program.

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Ginger: A Transgendered Story

A transgendered woman shares thoughts on training police departments and other organizations about transgender sensitivity as well as her life before and after her personal transition.

Dick’s guest, Ginger Baier, is a Transgender Health Advocate at the OutReach LGBT Community Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

 

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