The MCAT Podcast
The MCAT Podcast
Sep 30, 2020
196: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Discrete 4 — Chem/Phys IV
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The final portion of Chem/Phys, we dive into a discrete passage talking about ramps, friction and how long it would take for force to stop the object.


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The Faster Than Normal Podcast: ADD | ADHD | Health
The Faster Than Normal Podcast: ADD | ADHD | Health
Peter Shankman
War Veteran, Forensic Evaluator, Counselor, App Developer Dr. Tommy Black
Dr. Tommy Black is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in private practice since 1998. Currently he serves as a member of the Georgia Composite Board for Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists. He also serves as the Chair of the Rules Committee and on the Advisory Panel for the National Board of Forensic Evaluators. Dr. Black has extensive experience and training in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, REBT, and DBT. He works with a myriad of life issues but has particular expertise in ADHD, Grief/Loss, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Impulse Control Issues, Relationship difficulties, and Adjustment Difficulties. A veteran of the Gulf War (1990-1991) while serving in the U.S. Army, Dr. Black has years of personal and professional experience in understanding and helping others cope with the specific trials of military services for active duty individuals and their families. Today we’re talking about how he uses his ADHD, wisdom and years of experience to help others. Enjoy! ***CORONA VIRUS EDITION*** In this episode Peter & Dr. Tommy Black discuss: 1:14- Intro and welcome Dr. Black! 3:30- What’s your story. When did you begin pursuing your doctoral studies? 5:55- On the issue of treating Neurodiverse, versus urgent medical care & resources available. 6:55- On some of the improvements and areas of neurodiversity that are getting attention finally. 8:05- On Esteem Therapeutics and the work Dr. Black & Associates are doing 10:45- Rigidity. Let’s talk about how your service in the military helps individuals with ADHD or those who may be neurodiverse. 14:08- Do you feel you attained much of the structure you currently use in your daily life from the military? 16:05- What do you say to parents who have just learned of their child’s neurodiverse diagnosis? 16:55- On how he managed through his own childrens’ diagnoses’ 19:22- How can people find you? Download the app App Store. Or via his website at and @ chooseesteem on INSTA and Facebook 20:00- Thank you Tommy! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews are working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please write even a short one for this episode? Each review that you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help more people! You can always reach me via or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. STAY HEALTHY - STAY SAFE - PLEASE WEAR YOUR MASK.. until next time! 21:07- Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits As always, leave us a comment below and please drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! As you know, the more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Do you know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear! We have a new sister video cast called 20MinutesInLockdown! A video podcast devoted to learning fascinating lessons from interesting humans all around the world, all in 20 minutes or less! 20 Minutes in Lockdown was born in early April of 2020, when we were in fact, in lockdown, and couldn’t do much of anything. Realizing that more than ever, people could benefit from learning from people outside of their comfort zone – people with interesting stories to tell, people with good advice, people with useful ideas that could help improve lives, we started hosting short Facebook video interviews, and we grew from there. (Plus, you can actually see my hair colors change before your very eyes!) Check it out: TRANSCRIPT: Hey guys, Peter, Shankman welcome to another episode of Faster Than Normal. I hope you were having a great day. It is raining here in New York and foggy. Not so much rain but fog, but all as well. Uh, today is early voting in New York city. I voted, uh, it was on line at 6:00 AM. I was out by about 7:55. So that was pretty awesome. And if you don't vote, you're not allowed to listen to this podcast. So those are the rules. I don't care who you vote for, but you got to vote very, very important, democracy must survive. Anyway, on the podcast, we've got someone who has helped contributed to democracies survival. We have a veteran of the Gulf war, the original bill for 1991. Back when I was a freshman in college. I remember when we went, when the, when the, uh, CNN broke the news, that, that, that it was starting. And, um, we're talking to dr. Tommy Black, Dr. Tommy Black is a licensed professional counselor. He's been in private practice since 98. He currently serves as a member of the Georgia composite board for principal counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists. He also serves as chair of the rules committee on the advisory panel for the national board of forensic evaluators. He's extended his extensive experience and training in cognitive behavior therapy. CBT is I talk about always REBT and DBT, which is dialectical behavioral therapy. He works with a myriad of life issues, but his particular experience in ADHD, grief, loss, depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, impulse control issues, relationship difficulties, and adjustment difficulties. So essentially everyone who listens to this podcast, as I said, a veteran to go for while serving in the U S army, Dr. Black has used a personal professional experience in understanding and helping others cope with specific trials of military service for active duty individuals and their families. First of all, thank you for your service. Second of all, dr. Black welcome faster than normal. Thanks, Peter. I appreciate you having me. Um, and thank you for that. Welcome. It does sound like any issue you have. I can help you with this. You're pretty much covered everyone who's ever been on the show. Yeah, no question. Yeah, those are all I think though, um, very typical of individuals with ADHD. We deal with all of those things, right? Well, I was going to say everything is so interconnected. Yeah. Right. And, and so, so, you know, a hair's breadth apart from each other, and that's really, I think one of the things that people don't realize exactly how interconnected and close all of these things are, whether you're looking at trauma issues or ADHD or PTSD, impulse control, executive function disorder, you know, all of these are literally a hair's breath away from each other. Yup. Yup. It's very difficult at times to find differential diagnosis for those things, make a determination of what the primary issue is and what's driving the, um, frustrations or concerns. So that's where we have to turn to the professionals or look at data and try to figure that stuff out. So tell me your story. So you, you were in the army when you came back, is that when you, uh, pursued your, your, uh, doctoral studies. Yeah. So, um, I was actually enlisted, I was in high school, straight out of high school. I joined the military and went into that. And when I came back, I got a scholarship and I, my goal was to enter politics. I was a poly-sci major and hope to go to law school, but then I took intro to psychology. And I fell in love and it just spoke to me. Um, it resonated with me just in my personal life, as well as professionally. I just felt like I understood it and got it. And so I changed my major to psychology at that time, still thinking that I would pursue a law degree. Psychology degrees are great degree to have if you're going into criminal law. And then I went to grad school and decided I want to do, uh, do psychology and particularly school psychology because I, I foolishly thought that when my children were in school, I would take summers off and holidays off and be with them and hang out. And that didn't work out. I ended up opening a private practice and gettin…
22 min
ABA Inside Track
ABA Inside Track
Robert Parry-Cruwys
Episode 145 - Self Care w/ Dr. Shane Spiker
If your list of self-care activities begins and ends at a big glass of wine, you may not be doing it right. And, as our special guest, Dr. Shane Spiker, shares, you’re not alone. This week, we discuss the challenges of self-care for behavior analysts including the consequences of burnout and the surprising fact that taking care of ourselves is an actual learned skill. Articles discussed this episode: Gibson, J.A., Grey, I.M., & Hastings, R.P. (2009). Supervisor support as a predictor of burnout and therapeutic self-efficacy in therapists working in ABA schools. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39, 1024-1030. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0709-4 Plantiveau, C., Dounavi, K., & Virues-Ortega, J. (2018). High level of burnout among early-career board-certified behavior analysts with low collegial support in the work environment. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 19, 195-207. doi: 10.1080/15021149.2018.1438339 Dounavi, K., Fennell, B., & Early, E. (2019). Supervision for certification in the field of applied behaviour analysis: Characteristics and relationship with job satisfaction, burnout, work demands, and support. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 2098. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16122098 If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at for further assistance.
1 hr 9 min
Overcoming Distractions-Thriving with ADHD, ADD
Overcoming Distractions-Thriving with ADHD, ADD
David A Greenwood
Burnout-How to reset, recover and find direction
I feel burned out. What do I do? Have you every felt like you have had enough of a situation, job, career or other circumstances? You may be suffering from burnout. And if you're seeing this during COVID-19, you may very well be experiencing some type of burnout in your life. In this podcast about burnout, we talk about how to recognize, and recover from challenging times in our life. Mary Ellen Wasielewski is the guest and she is the founder of BLT Strategies just outside of Boston. Her firm helps business professionals suffering from major loss, big transitions in life, as well as burnout. She works with business executives, entrepreneurs and other high demand individuals. In this discussion we talk about how burnout and COVID 19 have gone together in recent months. With the business world turned on its head, organizations needing to adjust strategies, and in the worst-case people losing jobs or businesses going under, we have seen a real surge in burnout. Mary Ellen talks about the fact that many are experiencing burnout and may not even know it. She talks about how burnout is on the rise and the stress factors contributing two people feeling uneasy this past year. Mary Ellen talks about how to recognize burnout in ourselves and others in the things to look for. She talks about strategies to reset after burnout sets in including exercise, self-reflection, and looking forward past a burnout phase. And Mary Ellen wraps up our discussion by talking about what not to do if we feel like we're heading towards burnout. If you are feeling tired, stressed out, and have lacked direction during these times of coronavirus, please listen to this discussion. Find BTL Strategies and Mary Ellen here:
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