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Dave Roberts LMSW, Author, Podcaster

David J. Roberts, LMSW, became a parent who experienced the death of a child, when his daughter Jeannine died of cancer on 3/1/03 at the age of 18. He is a retired addiction professional and an adjunct professor in the psychology child life department at Utica University in Utica, New York. Dave also teaches psychology classes at Pratt MWP School of Art and Design. He is the host of The Teaching Journeys Podcast, which can be found on Apple, Spotify and other podcast platforms.

Dave has presented workshops at national conferences of The Compassionate Friends as well as for the Bereaved Parents of the USA. He was also a keynote speaker at the 2011 and 2015 national gatherings of the Bereaved Parents of the USA. Dave also co-presented a workshop titled “Helping Faculty After Traumatic Loss” for the Parkland, Florida community in May of 2018, in the aftermath of the mass shootings at Stoneman Douglas High School.

Roberts has been a past HuffPost contributor and has contributed articles to Medium, Open to Hope Foundation, Mindfulness and Grief, Thrive Global, and the Recovering the Self Journal. He has also appeared on numerous podcasts, as well as Open to Hope Television. In 2021,he co-authored and published a book with Reverend Patty Furino titled, When The Psychology Professor Met The Minister.

Books Authored By Dave Roberts

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Learning Through Loss: A Heartfelt Conversation With A Former Student &Raquo; 20230331 030309 2F7Ba7985007854065589B96A5Fdb944
Learning Through Loss: A Heartfelt Conversation With A Former Student

Join Dave Roberts, host of the Teaching Journeys Podcast, as he welcomes back Kali Regan, a mental health advocate, neurofeedback therapist, and one of his former students. Kali shares her life journe…

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Join Dave Roberts, host of the Teaching Journeys Podcast, as he welcomes back Kali Regan, a mental health advocate, neurofeedback therapist, and one of his former students. Kali shares her life journey, her passion for alternative medicine and mental health advocacy, and how living in Raleigh, North Carolina, has shaped her career and personal outlook. Kali and Dave engage in a deep conversation about dealing with personal losses, embracing the grieving process, remembering loved ones, and finding strength in adversity. They also explore the evolution of their perspectives on life and the cruc…

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Embracing Taboos: A Delve Into Sexuality And Trauma &Raquo; 20230331 030309 2F7Ba7985007854065589B96A5Fdb944
Embracing Taboos: A Delve Into Sexuality and Trauma

In this episode of the Teaching Journeys podcast, host Dave Roberts sits down with Chloe De Sousa, a certified love, sex and relationship coach of the Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality. Chloe …

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In this episode of the Teaching Journeys podcast, host Dave Roberts sits down with Chloe De Sousa, a certified love, sex and relationship coach of the Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality. Chloe discusses her unique, trauma-informed approach, which is supported by both modern science and ancient tantric wisdom. They explore taboo topics like sex and death, highlighting the importance of self-exploration and prioritizing one's personal journey. Chloe explains how she employs body-based and tantric practices with her clients to facilitate self-transformation. She advocates for changing the …

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Empowerment, Healing And Transformation With Kathy Baldwin &Raquo; 20230331 030309 2F7Ba7985007854065589B96A5Fdb944
Empowerment, Healing and Transformation With Kathy Baldwin

In this episode of the Teaching Journeys Podcast Dave Roberts speaks  with Kathy Baldwin, a neuroscience enthusiast, founder of Rise Up Coaching, and author of Unlearn The Crap. The conversation cove…

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In this episode of the Teaching Journeys Podcast Dave Roberts speaks  with Kathy Baldwin, a neuroscience enthusiast, founder of Rise Up Coaching, and author of Unlearn The Crap. The conversation covers Kathy's transformative personal journey dealing with physical and mental health issues, the importance of understanding body signals, strategies for personal empowerment, and the pivotal role of narratives in shaping our lives. Additionally, Kathy's book, its objectives, and how it guides individuals towards self-discovery and empowerment for a fulfilling life are also discussed. Kathy's Bio a…

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Somatic Therapy And Healing &Raquo; 20230331 030309 2F7Ba7985007854065589B96A5Fdb944
Somatic Therapy and Healing

In this episode of the Teaching Journeys Podcast, hosted by Dave Roberts. Michelle Ann Collins, founder of Inhabit Joy, returns for an encore appearance. Michelle shares her personal journey of overco…

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In this episode of the Teaching Journeys Podcast, hosted by Dave Roberts. Michelle Ann Collins, founder of Inhabit Joy, returns for an encore appearance. Michelle shares her personal journey of overcoming trauma through the use of somatic therapy techniques, grounded in mindfulness and sensory awareness. She shares practical approaches to staying grounded, such as connecting with nature, practicing mindful breathing, and tactile grounding exercises. Michelle also emphasizes the importance of grieving as a path to Resilience and recovery. She offers valuable insights on how to respond thoughtfu…

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Debbie Weiss On Widowhood And Self- Discovery &Raquo; 20230331 030309 2F7Ba7985007854065589B96A5Fdb944
Debbie Weiss on Widowhood and Self- Discovery

In this episode of the "Teaching Journeys Podcast" Dave Roberts’ guest is Debbie Weiss, author, former lawyer, and widow who turned to writing after the tragic loss of her partner. debbieshares in d…

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In this episode of the "Teaching Journeys Podcast" Dave Roberts’ guest is Debbie Weiss, author, former lawyer, and widow who turned to writing after the tragic loss of her partner. debbieshares in detail about her late partner, George, a tech genius and her partner of 32 years. She discusses the process of dealing with Grief, Caregiver guilt, loneliness and how she navigated the world of online dating. Debbie recommends finding oneself and building a full life before dating again post loss. She also discusses her book "Available As Is", giving insights on her life after George's passing and …

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