Mental Health

29 Dec

Episode 17: Rob Long

RobLong.mp3 {"type":"audio","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/TP_Rob_Long.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"RobLong.mp3","caption":"","description":"\"RobLong.mp3\" from Turning Point Podcast by Jeff Couillard. Released: 2016. Track 17. Genre: Podcast.","meta":{"artist":"Jeff Couillard","album":"Turning Point Podcast","genre":"Podcast","year":"2016","length_formatted":"36:37"},"image":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}}]} Welcome to another episode of Turning Point! Rob Long is a young man in his early twenties who attended our Shunda Creek program more than 5 years ago. He’s since gone on to a career in the field and has some fascinating and incredibly useful insights into what it’s like being a client in an addiction treatment program, as well as being a professional in...

16 Oct

Episode 16: Clara Hughes on the power of nature, mental health and the healing journey

TP_Clara Hughes {"type":"audio","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/10\/TP_Clara_Hughes.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"TP_Clara Hughes","caption":"","description":"\"TP_Clara Hughes\" from Turning Point by Jeff Couillard. Released: 2016. Track 16.","meta":{"artist":"Jeff Couillard","album":"Turning Point","year":"2016","length_formatted":"38:16"},"image":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}}]} In 2006, when Clara stepped onto the Olympic podium in Torino, Italy, she became the first and only athlete ever to win multiple medals in both Summer and Winter Games. Four years later, she was proud to carry the Canadian flag at the head of the Canadian team as they participated in the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. But there’s another...

23 Aug

Episode 13: Dr. Keith Russell on research and evaluation, advice to students and more

Keith Russell {"type":"audio","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/TP_Keith_Russell.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Keith Russell","caption":"","description":"\"Keith Russell\" from Turning Point Podcast by Jeff Couillard. Released: 2016. Track 13.","meta":{"artist":"Jeff Couillard","album":"Turning Point Podcast","year":"2016","length_formatted":"24:01"},"image":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}}]} We recently caught up with Dr. Keith Russell at the American Psychological Association’s annual conference in Denver, CO. He was joining Dr. Lee Gillis, Dr. Dennis Kivligan and Enviros’ Jeff Couillard for a presentation on the ongoing research and evaluation projects at our Base Camp and Shunda Creek programs. Dr. Russell discusses a range of topics, including his advice for young professionals,...

23 Aug

Episode 14: Right Use of Power

This episode follows the journey of some Enviros staff as they travel to Boulder, Colorado to engage in a Right Use of Power training. Right use of power is at the very heart of ethics. We long for, and are capable of magnificence in the use of our personal and professional power. And we have all been wounded by misuses of power. The Right Use of Power approach to ethics is dynamic and engaging, and recognizes that the issues of power...

08 Aug

Episode 12: Chris Sullivan on working with “liar” kids & more

Chris Sullivan.mp3 {"type":"audio","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/08\/TP_Chris_Sullivan.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Chris Sullivan.mp3","caption":"","description":"\"Chris Sullivan.mp3\" from Turning Point Podcast. Released: 2016.","meta":{"album":"Turning Point Podcast","year":"2016","length_formatted":"57:12"},"image":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}}]} Awhile ago we caught up with Chris Sullivan, the supervisor of our Youth Transitions to Adulthood (YTA) program. Chris has been at Enviros for 12 years, and has a wide range of experience in several of our programs. It was a great conversation with some great take-away’s for professionals new and old alike. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to throw together some show notes for you (summer’s busy!), so...

04 Jul

Episode 11: Letters to Addiction

This episode we take a short break from the Q&A, interview style that we’ve been doing with notable guests. Two weeks ago we heard that two of our former clients at Base Camp had passed away, and it got us reflecting on the work we do and the experience of our clients (both in the program and after they leave). So in this short (14 minute) podcast, we offer you some “letters to addiction” and poetry that was written and left at...

20 Jun

Episode 10: Glynnis Lieb on addiction and mental health from 3000ft

Glynnis Lieb.mp3 {"type":"audio","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/TP_Glynnis_Lieb.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Glynnis Lieb.mp3","caption":"","description":"\"Glynnis Lieb.mp3\" from Turning Point Podcast by Jeff Couillard. Released: 2016. Track 10. Genre: Podcast.","meta":{"artist":"Jeff Couillard","album":"Turning Point Podcast","genre":"Podcast","year":"2016","length_formatted":"43:25"},"image":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}}]} Today’s guest is Glynnis Lieb, Executive Director of the Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction in Alberta. The Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction is a charitable organization dedicated to helping reduce stigma related to mental illness and addiction, furthering public knowledge of the topic, shining a light on the positive work taking place...

06 Jun

Episode 9: Margo Talbot on the canary in the coal mine and other interesting things

Margo Talbot {"type":"audio","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/TP_Margo_Talbot.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Margo Talbot","caption":"","description":"\"Margo Talbot\" from Turning Point Podcast by Jeff Couillard. Released: 2016. Track 9. Genre: Podcast.","meta":{"artist":"Jeff Couillard","album":"Turning Point Podcast","genre":"Podcast","year":"2016","length_formatted":"46:06"},"image":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}}]} This week on Turning Point we sit down with Margo Talbot. Margo is a writer, speaker and climber based in Canmore Alberta. Her twin goals are to visit the remaining wilderness of the planet while sharing her story of healing and redemption. As a keynote speaker, Margo has given presentations of her adventures in Canada, the United States, and Australia. She is the author...

09 May

Episode 6: Dr. Lee Gillis on Experiential Learning and his journey in psychology

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11 Apr

Episode 4: Liam Law on being a youth worker and the role of progress monitoring

Episode 3-Liam Law {"type":"audio","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/04\/Episode3-LiamLaw.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Episode 3-Liam Law","caption":"","description":"\"Episode 3-Liam Law\" from Turning Point Podcast by Jeff Couillard. Released: 2016. Track 3.","meta":{"artist":"Jeff Couillard","album":"Turning Point Podcast","year":"2016","length_formatted":"39:43"},"image":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}}]} This week we sat down to chat with Liam Law. Liam’s held a number of positions with our Base Camp program, first as a Youth and Family Support Worker, then as a Shift Supervisor, and more recently as the Outcomes and Evaluation Lead. Liam shares his thoughts on youth work, the treatment journey for youth and the importance of routine...

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