A podcast for early career psychologists. If you're looking for inspiration and advice for your psychology career, you're in the right place. Amy Felman interviews working psychologists from diverse fields with all levels of experience as they share their journeys, challenges and career breakthroughs that have lead them to where they are today. Tune in and discover how we all wear it differently.
# 63 - Paediatric Chronic Pain with Dr Nick Ferencz
Dr Nicki Ferencz is a clinical psychologist who is the clinical coordinator of the Paediatric Chronic Pain Service at the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia.
In this interview, we discuss the importance of language in the treatment room, the power of peer to peer mentoring for clients and parents, and the intrinsic link between pain and Mental health.
For more on Nicki please see the show notes!
# 64 - Chronic Pain with Sports and Exercise Psychologist Damien Stewart
Damien Stewart is a Sport and Exercise Psychologist based on the Sunshine Coast of Australia. Damien currently works in private
practice servicing both sport, exercise and mental health clientele.
Damien was a police officer for 20 years and an elite-level softball player. He then received a pain diagnosis that would be life-changing.
In this interview, we discuss the critical importance of a multidisciplinary approach to treating pain, what “successful therapy” might actually mean in the context of managing pain, and the role of active acceptance!
For more information on Damien Stewart, check out the show notes.
# 62 - Pain Management with Dr Jacqui Stanford
Dr Jacqui Stanford is a health psychologist and a director at Empower Rehab, a clinic which specialises in providing interdisciplinary pain management, as well as working with clients presenting with a range of psychological presentations.
She regularly provides training to health and return to work professionals around Australia about working with clients with persistent pain to help facilitate recovery and optimal function.
For more information on Jacqui Standford check out the show notes!
# 61 - Mindfulness Myths with Dr Russ Harris
Mindfulness is a “hot topic” in Western psychology. It is used as an intervention for everything from anxiety to work stress to developing emotional intelligence. Whilst the popularity of mindfulness practice is positive, there are a number of common myths that are important to know when teaching and learning mindfulness.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a powerful mindfulness-based therapy of which Russ Harris is a world-renowned trainer. In this interview, we discuss the common Mindfulness Myths.
For information on Dr Russ Harris and the links we spoke about check out the show notes.
# 60 - Follow your gut and find your way with Dr Sarah Davenport
Dr Sarah Davenport is my colleague and former supervisor. She is one of the most resilient psychologists I know and has a wealth of wisdom she generously shares with anyone in her orbit, particularly the psychologists she mentors. Sarah has overcome many complex challenges in her career and I wanted to share her journey with you all as I know she will inspire you as she does me!
Dr Sarah Davenport is a Clinical Psychologist and supervisor with over 10 years of experience providing specialist psychological services to adolescents and adults in both public and private health care settings. She has held a number of senior positions across private and public mental health services, including as Principal Clinical Psychologist at the headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (Alfred Health), and Senior Psychologist at Dandenong Hospital's Secure Extended Care Unit. Sarah is currently the Director and principal psychologist at Headstrong Psychology.
For more information on Sarah Davenport check out the show notes.
#59 – Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Shirley Hicks
Shirley Hicks is a somatic psychotherapist and yoga teacher, with a private clinic in Varsity Lakes, QLD. She has a specific interest in how the body carries unresolved life events and how through “talk therapies” the body is often overlooked.
With over 22 years of clinical experience, Shirley has refined the way she supports clients to involve their body in the healing process, drawing on the work of Judith Herman, Babette Rothschild, Peter Levine and Bessel van der Kolk.
Shirley is a facilitator with the BlueKnot Foundation, an organisation committed to advocacy and education for survivors of Childhood abuse. Shirley provides trauma-informed yoga programs for the Queensland Mental Illness Fellowship Shirley runs private, in house Yoga for Emotional Resilience programs. Shirley is a clinical member of PACFA (Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia), as well as a Mental Health Practitioner and Supervisor with PACFA.
For more information and the links we spoke about check out the show notes.
Very Interesting for All Interested in Psychology
This podcast is very informative and interesting, especially the episodes about forensic psychology which is something I'm fascinated with. I studied psychology as an undergrad and hoped to go to graduate school in forensic psychology, but my career took a different turn and I ended up as the director of a mental health nonprofit.
I'm never given up my fascination with psychology and while this podcast is geared towards early career psychologists, it is useful for anyone interested in the field and is not too difficult to understand if you have some background in psychology. Although I'm 53, I still dream of getting my masters or PhD and the podcast has encouraged this.
Found my motivation
I’ve failed the psychological licensing exam so I have real fear of failure. Trying to find my motivation to retake the exam. I’m so grateful to this podcast I googled “fear of failure” and this podcast turned up! And even better Dr. Russ Harrris’ #58 self doubt and fear of failure! Thank you Amy 💜
This was a shot of energy 💕 Thank You 🙏
Now back at healing the world 🌎 case by case.