A honest-talking, no barriers podcast for anyone that wants to know more about about sexual health, HIV/STD/Hepatitis C prevention, PrEP, LGBTQ inclusivity, substance use disorder, sexual positivity and other topics that most people avoid (or have "feelings" talking about). We give it to you honestly and bring in experts to share their advice and opinions.
Problematic Sexual Behavior
In this episode, host Andy Reid talks with Donal Clifford about problematic sexual behavior, sexual addiction, pornography and support for people who develop an addiction to sex.
Donal is a Psychotherapist (M.I.A.C.P, M.A.C.I) specializing in sexual addictions / compulsions, problematic or addictive porn use, and relationship and intimacy issues.
Donal is a trained addiction counsellor. He worked at a residential addiction center for almost six years, during which he trained as a Psychotherapist and completed a BA in psychotherapy. Following this, Donal trained as a sexual addiction therapist with leading expert, Paula Hall, in the UK.
As well as working in private practice since 2013, Donal began developing the Sex And Love Therapy (S.A.L.T.) program in 2014. The S.A.L.T program is a customized group therapy service which supports people in regulating their problematic sexualized behavior, and eliminates any internalized shame or isolation that may be associated with it. The S.A.L.T. program became part of the Sexual Health Centre in Cork (Ireland) in 2020, and has seen a steady rise in individuals seeking counselling for sexual and relational concerns.
Connecting People to Substance Use Disorder Services
In this episode, host Andy Reid talks with two HVCS employees about two of our newer programs aimed at curbing substance use disorder and saving lives. Sarah Santos is Regional Care Coordinator for New York Matters/HVCS, and connect clients who have survived overdose with resources before they leave the emergency room. Stephanie Tedeschi is a Harm Reduction Specialist based in Poughkeepsie who helps Dutchess County clients access an array of helpful services. Both discuss the aims of their respective new programs and the progress they are making. And, both drive classic cars. That's just a fun aside.
Working in Urgent Care During COVID
In this episode, host Andrew Reid talks with Noelle Ziemans, MSN, FNP-BC, the Chief of Urgent Care at Cornerstone Family Healthcare's Kaplan Family Pavilion in Newburgh, NY. They discuss what was like working in Urgent Care during the COVID-19 pandemic, staying motivated, and what the future may hold. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your favorite podcasts!
COVID Update: Winter 2022
In this episode, host Andy Reid talks with Andrew Sherman Evans, Jr., the Director of Public Health and Disease Prevention with the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health. Andrew has served in public health for nearly 33 years. He is the former President of the Board of HVCS and is currently a member of the board at Cornerstone Family Healthcare.
Let's Talk About Fentanyl
In this episode, host Andy Reid talks with Cameron Coleman, Program Supervisor, and Camilla Triscetti, Ulster County Outreach Program (UCOP) Coordinator, about the impact of fentanyl on the Hudson Valley. UCOP provides overdose prevention outreach within Ulster County, Narcan & harm reduction education, training and supplies; linkages to care for people who use drugs, and one-way transportation to inpatient treatment. Learn more at www.hudsonvalleycs.org/ucop/
Helping Those In Need: Hudson Valley or Glasgow, Scotland
In this episode, host Andy Reid talks with a fellow Scotsman about nonprofit work on both sides of the Atlantic. Our guest this time is Brian Reid, the manager of the ARCH, a Resettlement Program for men in Glasgow, Scotland. Andy discusses with Brian the similarities and differences of The Arch to similar establishments in NY and the driving force within us all to help people. The ARCH Resettlement Centre is an independent service, offering a 10-module support programme over 26 weeks in order that men who are in need are able to sustain their own tenancy when presented to social housing for consideration.