Healing Centered Conversations

Healing Centered Conversations

Welcome to the Healing Centered Conversations Podcast where we create space for conversations that heal. With your host Dr. Byron McClure, along with our special guests will give you the insight to promote collective healing by putting people first. Through weekly conversations with educators, psychologists, and healers, we discuss ways to heal, thrive, and live your best life! This is the healing-centered conversations podcast!


February 25, 2023 63 mins

Welcome to the Healing-Centered Conversations podcast! In this episode, we have a powerful discussion between Dr. Celeste Malone and Dr. Sherrie Proctor on the Juxtaposition of Black Joy and Black Trauma. 

Healing is a form of resistance and in this special episode, Dr. Proctor sits down with Dr. Malone to begin the healing process. Dr. Malone describes in her own words, what happened in Denver for NASP 2023 and what she was feeling...

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In this episode, Byron has a healing-centered convo with Ashley Tucker, Assistant Principal, and founder of Teachers Pay Black Teachers. Ashley discusses the need of creating culturally responsive content, her previous roles as a dean and special education teacher, how deficit thinking shows up in our work, and what being healing-centered means in her work. Don't miss this inspiring and healing-centered episode!


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Welcome to the Healing Centered Conversations Podcast where we create space for conversations that heal. With your host Dr. Byron McClure, along with our special guests will give you the insight to promote collective healing by putting people first.

In this episode, we have a special guest, Claudine Miles, Founder of Restore More!

Claudine specializes in Restorative Practices, Mental Health First Aid, & Title ...

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In this episode, we discuss the profession of school psychology, business, and entrepreneurship. Tim shares how School Psychologists can integrate technology into practice. He also shares the importance of building relationships in our field.

About Tim McIvor

Tim McIvor is a practicing School Psychologist and Founder of popular website for School Psychologists, SchoolPsych.com.

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Name: Tim McIvor


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In this episode, Britt Hawthorne discusses developing your identity, dream interpretation, turning work into play, creating brave spaces, being thankful for nights that turned into mornings, and the importance of rooting for yourself. 

About Britt Hawthorne
Britt Hawthorne (she/her) is a Black bi-racial momma, teacher, author, and anti-bias and antiracist facilitator. Britt partners with caregivers, educators...

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In this episode, Katie drops so many gems and shares knowledge of how to take care of yourself. She gives practical tips and strategies for how to start taking real care of yourself.

About Dr. Katie Raher

Dr. Katie Raher helps highly driven educators and educational change agents cultivate social-emotional learning, resilience, and wellness within themselves and their systems, so they can sustainably increase student impact without s...

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In this episode, we have a special guest, education consultant, author, and coach –  Dr. Chase McCullum. 

About Dr. Chase McCullum
Dr. Charcelor (Chase) McCullum is currently the Director of Special Services and Social Emotional Learning for the Moss Point School District. He has experience as a school psychologist, a lead school psychologist, a consultant, and a district-level administrator for Special Education ...

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In this episode, we have a special guest, Dope Guy Tai aka Dr. Tai Collins. 

Dr. Tai A. Collins is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the School Psychology Program at the University of Cincinnati. 

About Dr. Tai Collins

Tai A. Collins received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in 2013. Dr. Collins is primarily interested in the development of time- and resource-efficient behavioral interventions to support Black student...

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Dr. Earl Turner drops by to discuss his platform Therapy For Black Kids, breaking the mental health stigma in the Black community, helping Black families find a therapist, and how to thrive. 

About Dr. Turner
Dr. Erlanger ‘Earl’ Turner, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, author, consultant, and university professor in Los Angeles. Recently, he founded Therapy for Black Kids. As a media psychologist, Dr. Earl often contributes as ...

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About Dr. Nikole Hollins-Sims

Dr. Hollins-Sims is an educational equity expert. She currently serves as the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Education at the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Dr. Hollins-Sims previously served as an educational consultant for the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)-Harrisburg Office, where she was the co-statewide lead for the Learning Environment & Eng...

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About Dr. Dave Shriberg
In episode 23, we have a healing-centered convo with Dr. Dave Shriberg. Who is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant. His work focuses primarily on issues of cultural diversity and social justice. 

He breaks down why social justice work is so critical. Dr. Shriberg has been a big reason why the field of school psychology has advanced in terms of social justice. He shares how he’s s...

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About Kierra Fulmore

In episode 22, we have a healing-centered convo with School Psych Sistahs Founder, Kierra Fulmore. Kierra shares her journey of transitioning out of the school system. She also shares her inspiration behind creating School Psych Sistahs. We discuss what it might take to authentically retain people of color in the field of School Psychology and her vision for sistas in this space to thrive!

School Psych Sistahs su...

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About Dr. Brandon Gamble
Dr. Brandon Gamble serves as the Charles Bell Faculty Scholar at the Black Resource Center at San Diego State University. 

In episode 21, we spoke with Dr. Brandon Gamble who writes and presents about what is right with Black people. He was appointed as the Director of the San Diego State University’s Black Resource Center. We discuss empowering Black youth through social capital, understanding the geniu...

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Dr. Riana Elyse Anderson is a daughter of Detroit and mental health maven, and a carb connoisseur. For a decade, she’s been working with Black youth and families from South Central LA to Southwest Detroit on ways to “dropkick” racism and engage in resistance for a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

You can follow Dr. Riana Anderson on Twitter at @rianaelyse


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About Celeste Malone

In episode 19, we spoke with NASP President-Elect aka Madame President, Dr. Celeste Malone. Dr. Malone discusses why our presence (POC) is a gift and not a favor. We also discuss why social justice work is complex, intersectionality, the future of the field, what it means to be only the second Black president of NASP, being a professor at a HBCU, and her presidential platform of radical healing. 

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In episode 18 of the Healing Centered Conversations Podcast, we spoke with a productive survivor of the mass incarceration of the 80's-90's, Robert King. 

For the first time on a public stage, Rob shares his personal journey from incarceration to healing and how he’s working relentlessly to make a difference in the lives of young people. He is the Founder of 4 Kings Outreach, which provides mentorship, support groups, fina...

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About Habeebah Grimes

Habeebah’s Twitter bio reads “Mother | Wife | School Psychologist | Afrofuturist | Shaping Change as CEO of @pepcleveland” 

Habeebah has a passion for lifting up the kids she serves at Positive Education Program, who have complex mental health needs, largely rooted in complex developmental and transgenerational trauma. Habeebah also is the host of the No...

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About Tre Gammage
Dean of Students & SEL Consultant, Tre’ Gammage has always had a passion for helping others. With a vast background in speaking, podcasting, and consulting, Tre’ was once told “when you see someone living their dream, it makes you want to be a part of that dream” and he’s been living by that motto ever since. If you’re here, chances are that you’re...

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About Sunne Perry Bailey

Sunne Perry Bailey, also known as the Whole Healing Homie,  is a wife, mother, Jesus lover, and mental health provider from the inner city of Milwaukee, WI.  

Show Highlights

  1. Sunne Perry Bailey aka the Whole Healing Homie
  2. Lessons learned being a licensed clinical social worker
  3. Breaking down the inspiration behind Heal Girl Heal
  4. The moment Sunne decide...
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About Dr. Candice Jones
Dr. Candice Jones is a Board-certified Pediatrician promoting health and wellness for our children.

Show Highlights

  1. Childhood dreams of becoming a doctor to practicing pediatrician
  2. Morehouse School of Medicine and HBCUs
  3. What families should know about getting their children vaccinated
  4. What’s a mediatrician?
  5. High Five Discipline: Positive Parenting for Happy, Healthy, Well-behaved Kids
  6. What healing means to ...
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