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The Theory of Change Podcast

Jun 29, 2020

Communities worldwide have been pushing for systemic change and transforming our social structures toward justice. Conversations about race and injustice can be transformative, liberating and hostile. This episodes includes a panel conversation on the nature of these conversations and how to enhance how we can have more productive dialogues on race and justice. 

Panel Members:

Dr. Jessica Tyler: An Assistant Clinical Professor at Auburn University, the Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, and owns a private practice primarily working with adults and trauma. Her expertise ranges from crisis counseling, working with veterans and their dependents, suicide prevention and treatment, and social networking and its impact on psychological & social wellbeing.

Hakim Belamy: The Deputy Director of the Cultural Services Department for the City of Albuquerque. Hakim was the Inaugural Poet Laureate for the City of Albuquerque (2012-2014). In 2012 he published his first collection of poetry, SWEAR, and it landed him the Working Class Studies Tillie Olsen Award for Literature in 2012. Bellamy has held adjunct faculty positions at UNM and the Institute of American Indian Arts. 

Dr. Nancy Thacker: An Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at Auburn University and National Certified Counselor. Her research focus is centered on examining the ways in which culture, systemic oppression, and issues of power and privilege impact mental health and wellbeing. She applies this focus within two topic areas: theory and praxis of grief counseling, and the professional development of counselors and educators.

Dr. Linwood Vereen: Dr. Vereen's work focuses on humanism as a central tenet of professional counseling, existentialism, Black existentialism, humor in counseling, clinical supervisor development, group dynamics, and mindfulness. He has held various leadership positions with the field of Professional Counseling and Counselor Education and is currently the editor for the Journal of Humanistic Counseling

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Audio Engineer Daniel Reza 

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