All Things Substance Podcast

Cannabis Episodes

What is Normal Marijuana Use?

What is Normal Marijuana Use?

Episode 86 So far we don’t have a determination about what is “normal” marijuana use.  We have very little direction on marijuana use at all. Even medical marijuana doesn’t have a dosing or recommended amount. It doesn’t have anything saying don’t use more than this...

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Marijuana Issues and Therapy

Marijuana Issues and Therapy

Episode 85 Marijuana gets a lot of press coverage in the United States. The federal government still has it as an illegal substance, schedule 1 (which means it's on par with heroin). States are starting to legalize recreational marijuana. Medical marijuana has been...

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Therapy Paperwork Basics

Therapy Paperwork Basics

Episode 76 Therapy paperwork is a core part of the job. It’s sometimes also a pain in the ass. Developing good habits at the beginning of your career will be incredibly helpful. The majority of our job is about being with people, holding space, helping clients see...

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Diagnosis Can Be Healing

Diagnosis Can Be Healing

Episode 72 ​Why do we need to diagnose clients? Is it harmful to give someone a diagnosis? Can’t I just give everyone an adjustment disorder? Diagnosing is fundamental to the work of a therapist. If for no other reason than you need to be able to bill insurance to get...

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What Does CBD Do?

What Does CBD Do?

Episode 68 What Does CBD Do? Is it good for anxiety and/or PTSD? Is CBD good for treating substance use disorders? Is CBD good for chronic pain and arthritis? With CBD being added to more things all the time (drinks, lotion, vitamins and even water) it can be hard to...

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To Graduation and Beyond

To Graduation and Beyond

Episode 67 What should you focus on as graduation approaches? What should you look for in a first post-grad job? What about going into private practice? Everything you’ve done since entering college has been leading to this moment. The papers are in, the internship is...

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What is CBD?

What is CBD?

Episode 65 What is CBD? What’s the difference between CBD and Marijuana? Is CBD really what people say it is? CBD is everywhere. It can be hard to know exactly what CBD is and isn’t. You can search on the internet and it seems the loudest voices are promising huge...

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12 Tips for Being a Great Intern

12 Tips for Being a Great Intern

Episode 64 What are employers looking for in an intern? What will set me apart from other interns? What’s the most important quality for an intern? Being a great intern isn’t something that happens without effort. What a student thinks makes them a great intern, might...

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Delta-8

Delta-8

Episode 61 What is Delta-8? What does it do? What’s the legal status? Delta-8 is the newest product to come out of the CBD industry. This product, though, can get people high. Derived from hemp, Delta-8 is legal in most states and increasing in popularity.  It's a...

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Therapist Internships

Therapist Internships

Episode 60 Therapist Internships: A guide to choosing the right one What should I be most focused on in choosing an internship? How should I go about picking an internship site? Why are internships so important? Therapist internships are the most important part of...

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12 Tips for Grad School Success

12 Tips for Grad School Success

Episode 56 What are the harder things about grad school? How should I deal with working, school and having a life? What should I focus on in school?     There’s little else you will invest more money into than your education. Sure, you’ll likely buy a house...

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Becoming a Licensed Therapist

Becoming a Licensed Therapist

Episode 52 Becoming a licensed therapist, today on the Student Edition What should I know about licensing before I graduate? How do I find out what the state requires? What else should I make sure I know about licensing? Getting a license is the single most important...

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How to become a therapist

How to become a therapist

Episode 43 How to Become a Therapist What’s the difference between: a Marriage and Family Therapist a Professional Counselor a Clinical Social Worker a Psychologist How do I know what to pick? When thinking about how to become a therapist can be confusing with all the...

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What’s it like to be a therapist?

What’s it like to be a therapist?

Episode 39 In this student edition episode: We’ll be answering the question “What’s it like to become a therapist?” This question gets asked often and we generally don’t have time to really give a true answer. Today I’ll be talking about the good, the neutral and the...

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Legalization of Marijuana

Legalization of Marijuana

Episode 22 Why is marijuana illegal anyway? What’s the difference between legalization and decriminalization? What implication does this have for therapists? The debate over legalization of marijuana is all around us. It’s a complex issue and there are a lot of terms...

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Common Claims About Marijuana

Common Claims About Marijuana

Episode 21 What are common things people say about the effects of marijuana? What are the facts about those common claims? What implication does this have in therapy? Conversations about the effects of marijuana give rise to really interesting information being...

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Marijuana Basics for Therapists

Marijuana Basics for Therapists

Episode 20 What is marijuana and how is it used? Why is THC potency important? What does this have to do with therapy? Marijuana is here to stay and it looks like we’re heading towards legalization. We need to know the facts about marijuana. It comes up in therapy...

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