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Dr. Rhoda Olkin discusses how to talk about disabilities on Psi Chi’s PsychEverywhere Podcast Series

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Published on: 09/08/2021
Last Updated: 05/08/2023
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We are delighted to share a recent episode of the Psi Chi Honor Society’s PsychEverywhere Podcast Series featuring Dr. Rhoda Olkin, distinguished faculty member and Director of the Institute on Disability and Health Psychology at California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University. 

Now in its third season, this PsychEverywhere segment is the inaugural podcast collaboration between Psi Chi International Honor Society and Alliant International University. The PsychEverywhere podcast is made possible, in part, through a Psi Chi collaboration with the Alliant International University and CSPP.

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In this episode, “How to Talk About Disabilities” host Bradley Cannon speaks with Dr. Olkin about her research discoveries concerning microaggressions faced by people with disabilities. She breaks down which microaggressions occur most frequently, some of the most annoying microaggressions, and what can be done to lessen these unpleasant situations. With insightful discussions and real-world scenario examples, this informative episode will help you become more aware of these situations and turn them into positive experiences. 

You may also find this episode on popular podcast platforms such as Apple, Google, Stitcher, and Spotify. We hope you will take a moment to hear this very informative podcast.

About Dr. Olkin

Dr. Rhoda Olkin is a Distinguished Professor in the clinical PsyD program in San Francisco. The author of two books on the confluence of psychology, disability, cultural, and disability studies: Disability-Affirmative Therapy: A Case Formulation Template for Clients with Disabilities and What Psychotherapists Should Know About Disability. She has been with CSPP for almost 30 years, teaching courses in the areas of CBT, advanced psychopathology, family therapy, clients with chronic illness and disabilities, and research proposal design. She is a frequent speaker and consultant on disability issues in clinical and work environments. Her current project is a book on Teaching disability: a practical guide for instructors.

About Psi Chi and PsychEverywhere

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, was founded in 1929 with a mission to encourage excellence in scholarship and advance the science of psychology. Psi Chi is devoted to recognizing and promoting excellence in the science and application of psychology. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Our sister honor society is Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges.

Follow the Psi Chi podcast and International Honor Society at:

Twitter: @PsiChiPodcast

Instagram: @psichihonor


About CSPP 

Founded in 1969, CSPP is one of the nation’s first independent schools of professional psychology. Today, CSPP continues its commitment to preparing the next generation of mental health professionals and advocates. Their dedication to ensuring every community’s access to quality mental healthcare extends from integrated care to inclusive family therapy.

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