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A Conversation About Mental Health In Sports & In Society With Brooke Senior

A Conversation About Mental Health In Sports & In Society With Brooke Senior

July 25, 2019

Chase Senior keeps it in the family for this episode and brings in his sister, Brooke! Brooke is a psychotherapist. Brooke and Chase have a conversation about mental health in sports and in society. What is anxiety and depression? Why has there traditionally been a stigma when it comes to mental health in athletics? What's the state of mental health awareness in America? Chase and Brooke lost their Mom to cancer in July of 2018 and try to shed light on the importance of these issues.

Brooke Senior Bio:

Brooke has a masters degree in clinical social work from the university of Maryland and is a licensed social worker and psychotherapist in the state of Maryland. While in graduate school, Brooke was introduced to dialectical behavior therapy, and became fascinated with the benefits of learning and applying skills in the areas of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness to both emotional and behavioral difficulties, such as mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, and much more, as well as the benefits of using these skills in life, in general. Brooke has also done significant research on experiential interventions, such as wilderness therapy, and was fortunate enough to study in southern India, which emphasized her strong belief in the mind-body connection, and the benefits of thinking outside of traditional therapy. Brooke has worked with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health clinics, residential and day treatment and intensive outpatient programs, the school system, wilderness education and correctional facilities, and is trained in trauma informed care, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, and family systems theory. Brooke stands by the maxim, “there is no health without mental health” and views mental health care as the space where she is meant to be. 

Phillies First Round Draft Pick, Bryson Stott, Director of Player Development, Josh Bonifay & Remembering Roy Halladay

Phillies First Round Draft Pick, Bryson Stott, Director of Player Development, Josh Bonifay & Remembering Roy Halladay

July 22, 2019

Chase Senior is joined by Phillies first round draft pick, Bryson Stott. The two sat down for an interview in Williamsport. Stott is currently playing for the Williamsport Crosscutters in the New York Penn League. Also featured on the podcast is Phillies Director of Player Development, Josh Bonifay, who raves about Stott's potential. Chase also looks back briefly at Roy Halladay’s short, but memorable tenure as a Phillie.

Williamsport Native, Alize Johnson Of The Indiana Pacers

Williamsport Native, Alize Johnson Of The Indiana Pacers

July 19, 2019

Next up on The Chase Down Podcast is second year NBA forward, Alize Johnson of the Indiana Pacers. Last year, Johnson started his own foundation, Where There's A Will, There's A Way based out of his hometown of Williamsport. Already, he's donated Thanksgiving meals to families in need, built basketball courts in the city and is holding basketball camps for the youth this summer in Williamsport and Missouri. Johnson reflects on his journey, why it's important for him to give back, his success in the NBA Summer League and more.

Do We Know Who The Phillies Are?  Featuring Andrew Salciunes of 97.5 The Fanatic

Do We Know Who The Phillies Are? Featuring Andrew Salciunes of 97.5 The Fanatic

July 12, 2019

The All Star break is over and it's time to see what the Phillies are made of after a frustrating and average first half of the season. Chase brings on Andrew Salciunes of 97.5 The Fanatic to recap what was an inconsistent first half of the year. Are the Phillies good? Will they make moves with the deadline fast approaching?

Fitness, Training, Dieting & A Bike Ride Across America with John Matulevich

Fitness, Training, Dieting & A Bike Ride Across America with John Matulevich

July 8, 2019

John Matulevich is a strength and conditioning coach and owner of Ruthless Performance. He works with a variety of athletes in and around northeastern and central Pennsylvania. He's also riding his bicycle across the country later this summer to raise money for two local dog shelters. Chase and John discuss the upcoming journey, training techniques, dieting, fitness and more. You can follow Ruthless Performance on Twitter @RuthlessPerform or head to https://ruthlessperformance.com/

Wild & Crazy NBA Free Agency

Wild & Crazy NBA Free Agency

July 3, 2019

Chase Senior flies solo on this episode of The Chase Down Podcast. He offers up some thoughts on one of, if not the craziest free agency periods in NBA history. He starts off by dissecting what the 76ers pulled off, then goes around the league.

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