By Community of Grace
Graced ConversationsMay 12, 2023
Rev. Alicia welcomes Reverend Deborah Bennett Reynolds to discuss how to have more honorable gatherings around the seasons of harvest and thanksgiving.
Oppositional Defiance Disorder
Rev. Alicia welcomes therapist Cindy D’Introno-Fitch to discuss Oppositional Defiance Disorder.
Children and Mental Health
Rev. Alicia welcomes therapist Cindy D’Introno-Fitch to discuss mental health for children and adolescents.
Trauma Informed Care (A Conversation with Qiana Watson)
Rev. Alicia welcomes counselor Qiana Watson of Cornell University to discuss trauma and trauma informed care.
Dual Diagnosis (A Conversation with Alyssa Benner)
Rev. Alicia welcomes counselor Alyssa Benner to discuss drug addiction and dual diagnosis of addiction with other mental health conditions.
Veterans and Mental Health (A conversation with Lt. Col. (Ret) Cornell Morris)
Rev. Alicia welomes Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Cornell Morris (US Army), director of the Binghamton Veteran's Center, to discuss mental health for veterans.
Eating Disorders (A Conversation with Shanel Boyce, LMSW, LPN)
Rev. Alicia welcomes social worker Shanel Boyce of Chrysalis Therapeutics to discuss eating disorders.
Anxiety (A Conversation with Sarah Wallace)
Rev. Alicia welcomes Licensed Mental Health Professional and University Professor Sarah Wallace to discuss anxiety and faith.
Suicide [Part 2] (A Conversation with Rev. Harold Wheat)
Rev. Alicia welcomes Pastor Harold Wheat to discuss perceptions of suicide through the lens of faith.
Suicide [Part 1] (A Conversation with Jules Lee)
Rev. Alicia welcomes Jules Lee of the Rural Health Network to discuss suicide and mental health first aid.
Bipolar and Schizophrenia (A Conversation with Alexandria Buncy)
Rev. Alicia welcomes Alexandria Buncy, of the Rural Health Network, also a public health AmeriCorps member and public health Master's Degree student.
Personality Disorders (A Conversation with Counselor Anna Zaccardo)
Rev. Alicia welcomes counselor Anna Zaccardo to discuss personality disorders.
Crisis Intervention (A Conversation with Counselor Christopher Perez)
Rev. Alicia welcomes Chris Perez of the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier, to discuss mental health and crisis intervention.
Grief (A Conversation with Counselor Yvonne Lucia)
Rev. Alicia welcomes Yvonne Lucia to discuss faith and grief.
Faith and Mental Wellness (A Conversation with Rev. Lisa Heckman)
Rev. Alicia welcomes Rev. Lisa Heckman to discuss how people of faith perceive mental wellness.
Counseling (A Conversation with Counselor Kevin Hope)
Rev. Alicia welcomes Kevin Hope, founder of the Hope Center, to discuss mental health and the benefits of counseling.
Mental Health (A Conversation with Developmental Psychologist Doris Cheung)
Rev. Alicia welcomes Doris Cheung to kick off the next series of conversations surrounding faith and mental health.
Episode 10: A Conversation with Rev. Dr. David Wickins
Rev. Alicia welcomes Rev. Dr. Dave Wickins to discuss changes in perspective from childhood to adulthood about racism in one's community, and a call to ministry to serve a less homogenous population.
Episode 9: A conversation with Dr. Major Barnett
Rev. Alicia welcomes Dr. Major Barnett to discuss the role education plays in cross-racial relationships and breaking stereotypes.
Episode 8: A conversation with Annemarie Schultheis
Rev. Alicia welcomes her friend Annemarie Schultheis, a public school teacher, to discuss their thoughts on Jennifer Harvey's book "Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America."
Episode 7: A conversation with Ellie Rivera
Rev. Alicia welcomes Ellie Rivera to discuss multiculturalism and faith within a family, the foster care system, and adoption.
Episode 6: A Conversation with Rev. Marissa Mattox Heffernan
Rev. Alicia welcomes Rev. Marissa Mattox Heffernan, Associate Pastor at New Hope Church in Rochester, NY, to discuss discipleship and justice.
Episode 5: A Conversation with Rev. Elizabeth Ewing
Rev. Alicia welcomes Rev. Elizabeth Ewing to offer insights from an interracial family, seeing Christ in the face of every person, and avoiding recognizing racial blind spots in your own life.
Episode 4: A Conversation with Brianna Attey
Rev. Alicia welcomes Ms. Brianna Attey to discuss making space for conversations about racism and injustice, changes in local communities, and bridging generational gaps for mutual learning.
Episode 3: A Conversation with Cheryl Lyon
Rev. Alicia welcomes Ms. Cheryl Lyon to discuss lack of diversity in local communities, why issues of racism should still matter to Caucasian-Americans who don't have an opportunity to interact with people of color, and how individuals can seek opportunities to build cross-racial relationships.
Episode 2: A Conversation with Bill Hoover
Rev. Alicia welcomes Mr. Bill Hoover to discuss segregation in the church, and connecting with people outside of your personal comfort zone.
Episode 1: A Conversation with Sarah Hogan
Episode 1 begins conversations about race, and healing ethnic tensions, in a multi-racial context. Community of Grace's Rev. Alicia Dixon-Garrard welcomes Ms. Sarah Hogan to discuss how to approach racial tensions, microaggressions, establishing dialogues, and ways to become an ally.