Episode 1: Befriending Imposter Syndrome

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Vicki interviews Marwa Fadol, a Registered Psychologist and trainer with CTRI. Vicki and Marwa explore Marwa’s journey into counselling, including her journey from refugee to psychologist, and the recurring theme of the importance of connection and relationship. Marwa discusses her key counselling insights, her evolving relationship with Imposter Syndrome, and the importance of joy and music to her wellness.

Also highlighted is their upcoming 2023 book on Wellness and Resilience for Helpers.

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