Bigger Than Bubbles

Blown Up For and About Child Life

Season 1 Finale Episode!

#10: Bubbler Michelle Minyard-Widmann, MS, CCLS

  

Tune in to hear about the bubbler Michelle Minyard-Widmann! Learn how she found child life, about her experience as a CCLS, and about her passion to educate others. As the Program Director and Associate Chair for the School of Behavioral Health at Loma Linda University, she has a great amount of wisdom and advice to share with you. Also in this episode, Ciara and Michelle break down your questions about getting a master’s degree in child life and some specifics about the graduate degree offered at Loma Linda University. But most importantly, discover how Michelle Minyard-Widmann, MS, CCLS is Bigger Than Bubbles!

Episode #9

#9: Bubbler Belinda Hammond, MA, MS, CCLS

 

Tune in to hear about the bubbler Belinda Hammond! Learn how she found child life, her many different educational experiences, and the virtual educational opportunities she offers to students. Then discover, if you haven’t already, her Child Life Connection resource. Whether it is her child life consulting or the Facebook student forum, she is constantly trying to offer help and guidance to those within the field. Also in this episode, Ciara and Belinda break down some of your questions about becoming a certified child life specialist. But most importantly, discover how Belinda Hammond, MA, MS, CCLS is Bigger Than Bubbles!

Episode #8

#8 : Bubbler Carissa Howard, MS, CCLS

Tune in to hear about the bubbler Carissa Howard! Learn how the child life world works in mysterious ways, meaning Ciara and Carissa had crossed paths multiple times and not realized it. Then tune in for the resume of a life time as we go over the many different pathways Carissa chose to take through the use of her CCLS title. Her journey started in an emergency department and currently has brought her to teaching in the classroom while wearing Bubbles + Bandaids, a brand we can certainly get behind! But most importantly, discover how Carissa Howard, MS, CCLS is Bigger Than Bubbles!

Episode #7

#7 : Counselor Ken Gompert, MAEd, MACP, PPSC

  

Tune in to hear about the counselor Ken Gompert! Learn how he found his role as a counselor, how he decided to teach others who were continuing their education, and the advice he has to share with you.  Also in this episode, Ken and Ciara break down many of the major key points of adolescent development. Although he isn’t a bubbler, the incredible wisdom he shares is information every professional or parent should hear when it comes to the world of adolescence! But most importantly, in this episode discover how Ken Gompert, MAEd, MACP, PPSC is Bigger Than Bubbles!

Episode #6

#6 : Bubbler Jamie Jones, MS, CCLS

  

Tune in to hear about the bubbler Jamie Jones! Learn how she found child life, about her incredible work in medical imaging, and the advice she wants to share with you. Also in this episode, listen to Ciara and Jamie break down all things about the fellowship opportunity she earned and how it certainly was the perfect path for her child life journey. But most importantly, discover how Jamie Jones, MS, CCLS is Bigger Than Bubbles!

Episode #5

#5 : Bubbler Kathryn Hamelin, LMFT, CCLS

  

Tune in to hear about the bubbler Kathryn Hamelin! Learn how she found child life, the many additional education opportunities she has taken, how she has built her program to what it is today, and the wisdom she wants to share with you. Also in this episode, listen to Ciara and Kate break down the steps of becoming a certified child life specialist and some tips for those who may be hoping to pursue this field! But most importantly, discover how Kathryn Hamelin, LMFT, CCLS is Bigger Than Bubbles!

Episode #4

#4 : Bubbler Erica Magnuson, BA, CCLS

  

Tune in to hear about the bubbler Erica Magnuson! Learn how she found child life, why she decided to continue her education, her thoughts about running a one-person program, and the wisdom she wants to share with you.  Also in this episode, listen to what Ciara has to say about internship offer date, whether you landed a spot or have to give it another try. But most importantly, discover how Erica Magnuson, BA, CCLS is Bigger Than Bubbles!

Episode #3

#3 : Bubbler Heather Wolf, MS, CCLS

  

Tune in to hear about the bubbler Heather Wolf! Learn how she found child life, her experiences so far on PICU, how she keeps her cup full, and the advice she has for you. Also in this episode, hear some words of encouragement from Ciara for those who are going through the internship interview process. But most importantly, discover how Heather Wolf, MS, CCLS is Bigger Than Bubbles!

Episode #2

#2 : Bubbler Lisa Beltran, MS, CCLS

Tune in to hear about the bubbler Lisa Beltran! Learn how she found child life, her beliefs, her experiences, and the advice she has for you. Also in this episode, learn how and why Ciara came up with the idea to create this podcast and platform for all of you listeners. But most importantly, discover how Lisa Beltran, MS, CCLS is Bigger Than Bubbles!


Episode #1

#1 : Bubbler Michelle Parker, MA, CCLS

Tune in to hear about the bubbler Michelle Parker and how she is Bigger Than Bubbles! Learn how she found child life, her beliefs, her experiences, and the advice she has for you. Also in this episode, learn how Ciara came up with the title for this platform and podcast. 

Teaser Episode

Teaser Episode

Here is a teaser of what is to come for this Bigger Than Bubbles Podcast. Learn a little about your host, Ciara, and where to find more information in the near future!

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