11 episodes

CWC Talks is a podcast devoted to honest conversations about mental health and wellness in college and beyond. Episodes feature a variety of topics relevant to undergraduate and graduate students, from racism to managing panic attacks to developing resources for hard times. 

CWC Talks UF Counseling & Wellness Center

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0, 13 Ratings

CWC Talks is a podcast devoted to honest conversations about mental health and wellness in college and beyond. Episodes feature a variety of topics relevant to undergraduate and graduate students, from racism to managing panic attacks to developing resources for hard times. 

    Motivation

    Motivation

    This episode explores common misconceptions about motivation and goals. What is motivation? Why do we lose it, and how can we get it back?  Licensed clinical social worker Judah Cordovano joins me for a conversation about falling down and failing, gaining insight, and gradually getting back on our feet again.

    • 40 min
    Mental Health in the Black Community

    Mental Health in the Black Community

    Licensed mental health counselor Erika Long joins us for a candid conversation about the stigma of mental health in the Black community, barriers to reaching out when Black, and the potential benefits of seeking support. We talk about lack of Black representation in the mental health profession, common Black experiences of oppression, discrimination, and invalidation, John Henryism in the academy, and how to inquire about a counselor's cultural competency. 

    • 53 min
    Perfectionism

    Perfectionism

    We live in a competitive society that seeks to profit from our insecurities and imperfections. This means that when we inevitably struggle and feel bad, we often blame ourselves and think something is wrong with us. Yet we often have very good reasons for feeling bad or having a hard time. In this episode, clinical psychologist and abnormal psychology professor Ryan Barbeau and I discuss the power of validating difficult experiences and feelings. We discuss how human distress may be a healthy response to an unhealthy society, environment, or situation. We also talk about how the desire to be perfect causes suffering, ultimately making happiness and enjoyment more elusive.

    • 54 min
    Healing From Sexual Assault

    Healing From Sexual Assault

    CWC's Kate Wrench and I discuss our personal experiences with sexual assault and substance abuse in our teen and college years, and how we each got started on the process of healing and recovery. We discuss the complexities of consent, the ways trauma shaped our young adulthood and sexuality, and the benefits of getting help, matter how late or painful it may be.

    • 59 min
    The Value of Anger

    The Value of Anger

    Just before Black Lives Matter protests erupted across the country, advanced doctoral psychology intern RaiNesha Miller sat down with me for a timely conversation about anger and mental health. In particular, she shares about learning to value her anger at the intersection of being black, female, and educated in systems that were not built with her mental health or well-being in mind.

    • 44 min
    Learning to Like Yourself

    Learning to Like Yourself

    Have you ever tuned in to the voice in your head, the one that's constantly commenting on how good or bad you are, how well or poorly you're doing? What do you hear? Is your inner voice kind, supportive, and friendly? Or is it cruel, critical, and judgmental? Many of us have come to think that the harsh inner critic is just who we are.


    Listen a little longer, and you might start to wonder, "Who does this voice remind me of? How did this voice get in here and gain so much power? Is this voice truly helping me achieve my goals and dreams? What would it be like to live with an inner voice that was compassionate and encouraging, rather than mean and judgmental?" 


    In this episode, Dr. Stephani Jahn and I talk about learning to like ourselves (even with our flaws and imperfections), and why we encourage you to do the same.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

pharohette ,

Excellent

This is a very insightful and valuable resource. Hope to see more episodes produced. Very timely!

caratgr ,

Excellent

Really interesting and helpful. Applicable to more than just college crowd! Also really like the host. Recommend listening!!!

tbirdgnv ,

Great resource for all people interested in mental health

This podcast is a great mental health resource. The makers bill it as a podcast for college students—which makes sense, they are counselors to students at the University of Florida. But the conversations give insights into mental health issues and the counseling process that are valuable for all of us.

If you want to learn more about yourself and others, or you’re considering going to therapy for the first time, or you want to get more out of an existing relationship with a counselor, then this podcast is a great resource. Take the time to listen. The host is fun and you stand to gain a lot!

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