Ep. 11 – Tackling Change with Dr. Jorielle Brown
So you think that you COULD stand to lose a few pounds. You give the effort the requisite level of attention and maybe you make progress. But often times LIFE HAPPENS, and things go back to normal.
What happens, however, when the doctor says that you have to live differently OR ELSE?
That “or else” is a doozie, and is a game changer, isn’t it?
So what would make the difference when the stakes are higher? If we aren’t able to make the changes when things are “normal,” what makes us think that we’ll succeed when the situation has deteriorated to the point that there is an impending health crisis?
Well, like it or not, this is a common situation and it’s likely coming your way. Between the stats for Diabetes, Hypertension and Heart Disease, chances are that someone you care about will be facing the “change or else” challenge.
What you learn here will help you prevent the latter.
In this episode I’m joined by Dr. Jorielle Brown, Clinical Psychologist, and expert in the field of change management. The best coaches NEED coaches, and I count Jorielle on my list of coaches who make ME a better coach. So I asked her on the show to share information that will help YOU help the people you love.
Enjoy it. Put it to use. Leave a comment, and let us know what you think.
Dr. Brown’s Biography:
Dr. Jorielle Brown, is a clinical psychologist with more than 15 years of behavioral health experience in government, academia and consultation services. Dr. Brown currently serves as Director of the Division of Systems Development in the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the Department of Health and Human Services. Lieutenant Brown was Commissioned in the United States Public Health Service in February 2015. . She earned her Bachelor degree in Chemistry and went on to earn a Masters and Doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a specialization in children and adolescents at Howard University. Following postdoctoral training in Prevention Science at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Dr. Brown served as assistant professor of psychology, research and statistical methods, and counseling methods at Johns Hopkins University and Howard University. Dr. Brown’s research and clinical experience with diagnosing, treating, and testing individuals with mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders has allowed her to publish peer-reviewed articles, present at national conferences and provide workshops on the topics of prevention, treatment and recovery from mental and substance use disorders.