Dr. Jason Newell, Episode 2
Resilience & Self Care
In this episode, the bro’s really dip their toes into this podcasting thing with their first interview! Dr. Jason Newell, PhD shares insight into resilience, self care, and what it means to be a good man.
Hosts & Guests
Dr. Jason Newell
About This Episode
Enoch & Sosh interview Dr. Jason Newell, PhD.
Dr. Newell received a B.A. in Psychology from Auburn University and an M.S.W. and Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Alabama. He is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) and a private individual practitioner (PIP) with an endorsement in clinical and social casework. Dr. Newell has been in the fields of social work practice, research, and education for over nineteen years. His research and specialty areas include clinical social work practice with the mentally ill; treatment of anxiety, trauma-related, and mood disorders; self-care and professional resilience, practice with veterans and military families, and child welfare.
Jason is a personal friend, which is a good thing, because this is the bro’s first interview for the podcast! We’re glad everything was over Zoom, because the nervous sweat stink was strong. The whole thing was just as professional an exercise as you would expect from us. He was incredibly gracious and kind and a fantastic guest.
We start by discussing Jason’s journey into psychology and social work, discussing what it’s like growing up a sensitive boy in a small southern town along the way. We then go into his professional career and research.
Jason’s research is on resilience and self-care, and we spend some time discussing how to take care of ourselves and keep a balance in our lives. “Your work should serve you to serve your family and serve your life,” was my favorite quote from this section.
Along the way, we also talk about how hard the ages 18 to 24 can be, how men have a lot less to work with in the “personal development” publishing sphere than women, discover that Sosh still can’t pronounce Brodhisattva, and why men are often more comfortable to admitting to addiction than to depression. Through it all, Jason puts up with our bullshit perfectly. We REALLY hope to have him back again.
Jason’s Book Recommendations:
- Walden by Henry David Thoreau
- Finding the Space to Lead by Janice Marturano
- Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty
Other People and Things Mentioned:
- University of Montevallo
- Jason’s book: Cultivating Professional Resilience in Direct Practice: A Guide for Human Service Professionals
- Brené Brown
- The late, great Chris Farley
- Oprah Winfrey
- Terry Real & his book: I Don’t Want to Talk About It
- Enoch’s crush Sarah Silverman & her terrible but funny Porn Song
- Thich Nhat Hahn
- Tarah Brach
- Lewis Howes
- and with apologies to Joe Rogan
- Writers: Enoch Daniel & Sosh Woodbine
- Producer: Enoch Daniel
- Theme Music: “The Future is Ours” by Scott Holmes Music is licensed by CC BY-NC 4.0.
- Sound Effects: “Meditation” by eliasyian & “record scratch” by luffy both licensed by CC BY 3.0.
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