Podcasts

On the Couch With Kiwi

“On the couch with Kiwi” is a short podcast series featuring FIU’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) clinicians being interviewed by Psychology Doctoral Intern Zina Peters, M.P.H., M.A.  Ms. Peters created the series to provide additional information and resources for FIU students on mental and behavioral health topics.


Loving Kindness Meditation

What is Loving Kindness Meditation (LKM)? Can LKM teach me new skills to manage my emotions? What kind of Mindfulness resources are available at CAPS? Dr. Oren Shibi, University Psychologist shares information on LKM and guides you through an experiential practice of Loving Kindness meditation.

Hosted by: Oren Shibi Psy.D., 2019-2020 Licensed Clinical Psychologist at FIU CAPS


Non-Consensual Pornography

What is non-consenual pornography? Who can be affected by this? How can we, as a society, help take away the stigma that surrounds its victims? Together, Peer Educators Natalie Saborio and Anilenia "Ani" Hernandez, sit down to discuss this topic. Ani, worked as a research assistant in the Power, Women, Relationships (PWR) lab where she took part in conducting research on non-consenual pornography.

Hosted by: Natalie Saborio, 2017-2019 Peer Educator at FIU CAPS


Men in Therapy

Is therapy even for men? Am I weak if I seek support? Are there any male related groups or resources at CAPS? What are the benefits of seeking support early? If you or someone you know has every ponder any of these questions, Dr. Matthew Woodfork, University Psychologist at CAPS addresses these questions, dispels myths, and shares more on resources available to students in this podcast.

Hosted by: Zina Peters, 2018-2019 Psychology Doctoral Intern at FIU CAPS

Download the transcription of this podcast here.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)? Can DBT teach me new skills to manage my emotions? What kind of DBT resources are available at CAPS? Dr. Justine Wallace, University Psychologist shares information on this therapy approach.

Hosted by: Zina Peters, 2018-2019 Psychology Doctoral Intern at FIU CAPS

Download the transcription of this podcast here.


Depression

Is depression common among college students? Is there a difference in the expression of depression amongst different cultures? Where can I get help if I am feeling depressed? Dr. Nathasha Cole Hahn, University Psychologist at CAPS provides an informative overview of depression and provides answers to these questions and much more.

Hosted by: Zina Peters, 2018-2019 Psychology Doctoral Intern at FIU CAPS

Download the transcription of this podcast here.


Anxiety

What is anxiety? Is it common among college students? Where on campus can I receive support to manage my anxiety? Dr. Carla Mayorga, University Psychologist at CAPS provides answers to these questions and more.

Hosted by: Zina Peters, 2018-2019 Psychology Doctoral Intern at FIU CAPS

Download the transcription of this podcast here.


Sleep Hygiene

Do you need tips for better sleep? Do you find it difficult to unwind after a long day? Have you ever wondered if naps are a good idea? What are the benefits of quality sleep? Dr. Kenley Sullivan-Thomas, University Psychologist at CAPS provides tips, resources, and much more in this podcast.

Hosted by: Zina Peters, 2018-2019 Psychology Doctoral Intern at FIU CAPS

Download the transcription of this podcast here.

 

More Podcasts

For more podcasts check out the series below created by former Psychology Doctoral Intern MJ Rendón, B.A..

  • Body Acceptance Program

    Hosted by: MJ Rendón, 2014-2015 Psychology Doctoral Intern at FIU CAPS

    Do you want to develop a better relationship with your body? Are you concerned about your eating habits? Listen to this podcast to learn more about the Body Acceptance Program. Dr. Priya Kirpalani explains what disordered eating behaviors and body acceptance difficulties might look like and how the Body Acceptance Program helps students cope with these symptoms in healthy ways.

  • Group Counseling

    Hosted by: MJ Rendón, 2014-2015 Psychology Doctoral Intern at FIU CAPS

    Ever wonder what group therapy is about? Dr. Priya Kirpalani provides an overview of the Group Therapy Programs at CAPS and addresses some common misconceptions regarding the process of group therapy.
    Additional Resources:
    Click here to learn more about theGroup therapy program at our center.

    Download the transcription of this podcast here.

  • International Students

    Hosted by: MJ Rendón, 2014-2015 Psychology Doctoral Intern at FIU CAPS

    Dr. Lilian Odera, discusses the experience of international students at FIU as well as on-campus resources available specifically to international students to enrich their studies at FIU, including the International Student Group.
    Additional Resources:
    Click here to find out more about services for International Students at CAPS.

  • Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships

    Hosted by: MJ Rendón, 2014-2015 Psychology Doctoral Intern at FIU CAPS

    Vania Macrohon, one of VEP's Victim Advocates, discusses how to identify features of unhealthy and healthy relationships. Vania also explains advocacy and counseling services available to students who identify that they are in an abusive relationship.
    Additional Resources:
    Visit our Victim Empowerment Program page to learn more about free and confidential services available to students.

  • Mindfulness Meditation

    Hosted by: MJ Rendón, 2014-2015 Psychology Doctoral Intern at FIU CAPS

    What is Mindfulness? How does it relate to managing anxiety and stress? Dr. Annie Khan explains in this podcast the philosophy behind the practice of mindfulness and describes the mindfulness meditation program offered through FIU CAPS.
    Additional Resources:
    The Center for KORU Mindfulness at Duke University has developed a number of free guided meditations specifically for college students! Check out video & audio meditation links here
    Many apps are now available to help you develop your own mindfulness meditation practice. Check out some apps here and here

  • ADHD

    Hosted by: MJ Rendón, 2014-2015 Psychology Doctoral Intern at FIU CAPS

    Many a student has wondered: “Do I have ADHD?” Dr. Mark Smith explains what Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder looks like among college students and the services available at CAPS to help college students manage these symptoms. Listen to this podcast to learn about the assessment process, treatment options, and steps toward establishing academic accommodations at FIU.


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