Barry Grant’s experiences being incarcerated over 20 years ago changed and shaped his future forever. Today, Barry is the owner of S.A.F.E Counseling Services, Director of Outpatient Services at Hope House, and SMART board member. His tireless championing of the SMART program has helped countless people in their recovery journey.
In this podcast, Barry talks about:
- His history of being incarcerated and finding SMART while in prison
- Using his time in prison as an opportunity to grow and share experiences with others
- SMART being in the here and now, not the past
- Examining and evaluating the human experience
- His meaning of recovery
- Choosing your behavior means choosing your consequences
- Becoming an autodidactic counselor
- The difference between being ready and being prepared
- Changing the vocabulary for incarcerated people
- How SMART principles are applicable to life situations
- Asking “Who Are You?”
- An Introduction to Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
- All About Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- It’s not how many times you get knocked down that count, it’s how many times you get back up ~ George A. Custer
- Motivational interviewing
- Irrational beliefs
- Exchange vocabulary
- History of the Jewish badge
- Albert Ellis Institute
- Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
- SMART Handbook
- 25 in 25 Volunteer Spotlight: Barry Grant
- How SMART Works Well in African American Communities by Barry Grant
- What Happens When You Get Sober: Podcast featuring Barry Grant
- InsideOut®: A SMART Recovery Correctional Program
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This podcast hit home. As a “returning citizen” myself this discussion was too real.
Released September 1996. I have been on the sidelines watching and listening to SMART Recovery. Every time I hear a podcast, or other video, I’m that much closer to getting involved in a way to add to the local community.
I’ve got to get going. There’s people out there in need of this SMART Recovery program.
A true gentleman.
Thank you for sharing your story and for all you do, Barry.