Dear Mattie Show 68: Jonathan Singer, When to Have THE TALK with your kid, and Black Lives Matter

Jonathan Singer is the host of the Social Work Podcast and just gives the Dear Mattie Show a whole heapin' pile of love and kindness. This man is the real deal!


Dr. Jonathan Singer is a licensed clinical social worker and associate professor of social work at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Singer's clinical and research interests focus on family-based interventions for suicidal and cyberbullied youth; service access and service utilization; use of technology in education and clinical practice. From 2012 - 2015, Dr. Singer trained in and provided Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) to depressed and suicidal youth as part of a federally-funded clinical trial. He has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally on ABFT, child and adolescent therapies, suicide risk assessment and intervention, cyberbullying, adolescent development, and ethics & technology. Dr. Singer has presented over 100 workshops, scholarly papers, keynotes, continuing education trainings and webinars for the U.S. Military, community mental health agencies, school districts, and clinical social work organizations. He is the author of 50 publications, including the 2015 Routledge text, Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner's Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention. He is the founder and host of the award winning Social Work Podcast. He is a founding member of the Suicide Prevention and Social Media (#SPSM) community, and is the owner of the Google Plus community
"Social Work and Technology." In his younger years he played jazz and salsa in Austin, Texas. He lives in Evanston with his wife and three children and can be found on Twitter as @socworkpodcast
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