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Anchored. is MFLN Family Development’s NEW podcast created to support and inspire those connected to military families. Each episode focuses on real life struggles and topic areas that many families encounter. We invite you to sit back, relax and get Anchored.with us!
Jeff Bickers graduated from Valdosta State College with a BS in psychology, a MS in Sociology and a Post-Master's Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. Jeff was the counselor/program director on the Adolescent Unit at Greenleaf (elaborate) from 1990-95. He became a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Georgia in 1996. Jeff also worked at Charter Augusta, an acute/residential hospital, as a Family Therapist from 1995-2000. Recently, Jeff has been in private practice since March, 2000 at Valdosta Psychiatric Associates.
"We have more ways to communicate now than we ever have, through email, text, telephone, but we don’t know how to talk to each other."
Jeff talks about the changes he's seen in regard to the prevalence of more blended families and lesbian/gay couples with children. He elaborates on the changes within military families due to more deployments since 2001, individuals suffering from PTSD coming back from deployment and military families leaving/transitioning to other military bases.
Unforeseen Barriers and Things I've Learned
I've had to learn not to try and formulate what has to happen in the therapy room and to not make assumptions. You have to learn to ask more questions until you have the knowledge you need. I've had my fair share of experience with learning that there times to ask certain question and times where they aren't appropriate.
Created by Bari Sobelson