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Successful Long-Term Recovery & Peer Support with Emily Grossman – Episode 86

Successful Long-Term Recovery & Peer Support with Emily Grossman – Episode 86

July 29, 2021

Recovery is a beautiful process where you build a happy, successful life and you come out the other side of your mental health struggles as the best version of yourself. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Emily Grossman, the Director of Training at Coordinated Behavioral Care, on her journey with mental illness. Her story begins at the age of 18 and through many stressful events, her life’s trajectory was threatened by institutionalization. Her persistence and ultimate recovery finally led her to become a Peer Specialist. Together, Emily and Graham discuss the learned skills, strategies, and treatments for her successful long-term recovery and Emily’s transition to a Peer Provider position with lived experience helping others with their recovery journey to teach them how to live successful lives. Emily’s story is an inspirational one, that those with mental illness can, through recovery, reach their fullest potential.

 

For more information about Emily Grossman, please visit: https://www.emilygrossman.net

For questions, please reach Emily Grossman at: info@emilygrossman.net

For more information about Peer Support Specialists, please visit: http://www.cdsdirectory.org

For more information about Coordinated Behavioral Care (CBC), please visit: https://cbcare.org/

Thursday is the New Friday with Joe Sanok - Episode 86

Thursday is the New Friday with Joe Sanok - Episode 86

July 27, 2021

How many days each week are you working? Three five, maybe six. And how many hours are you putting in on average? 30, 40, or 50 hours a week? Would you say that you've achieved and are living the proverbial work-life balance you want? In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Joe Sanok on this new book Thursday is the New Friday, and shares with us how we can take charge of and create our work-life balance. Together Joe shares his new book and the evidence-based methodology and ways to doing the work that matters the most, how to be intentional to your self-care, customizing your situation to be more productive and balanced, and strategies to think to approach your business model that might free up more time to have a balanced life.

 

For more information about Thursday is the New Friday, please visit:

http://thursdayisthenewfriday.com

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Learn more about Joe Sanok and his new book Thursday is the New Friday, please visit: https://joesanok.com

The Epidemic within the Pandemic with Lauren Conaboy – Episode 85

The Epidemic within the Pandemic with Lauren Conaboy – Episode 85

July 20, 2021

We know that mental illness is a significant part of our lives as a nation, one in five adults are going to experience a mental health illness each year. Roughly 10% of people are going to experience a major depressive episode this year, and 20% of people will experience an anxiety disorder. In this episode Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Lauren Conaboy the Vice President of National Policy at Centerstone, a not-for-profit health system specializing in mental health and substance use disorder treatments. Through her advocacy, Lauren has directly influenced the passage of several bills including passing legislation to create the nation’s first ever three-digit dialing code for suicide prevention or mental health emergencies, as well as directly influencing several provisions of the 2018 support act, a bill designed to combat the nation’s opioid crisis.

If you are in crisis, please call the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). (+1 for military or veterans)

For more information about Centerstone call 1-877-HOPE (4673)-123 or by visiting: www.centerstone.org

Challenging the Telemental Health System with Bea Arthur – Episode 84

Challenging the Telemental Health System with Bea Arthur – Episode 84

July 15, 2021

The needs for telemental health have not been greater than right now, but problems exist with access to therapy as well as the equitable treatment of the employed therapists. The Difference is causing a shift in the teletherapy industry. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor sits with award-winning entrepreneur and Columbia University-trained psychotherapist Bea Arthur. She is the CEO of The Difference, a telemental health service created for accessible, affordable, and anonymous therapy, but with a different business model giving the working therapist equitable benefits and pay. Together, we talk about the importance of equity and access to therapy, issues of sustainability in private practice, and the industry shift The Difference seeks to provide for the future of universal mental health access.

For more information about The Difference, please visit: https://thedifference.co/

To request a demo of The Difference, please visit: https://thedifference.co/#modal

If you’re interested in learning more about working with The Difference, please visit: https://thedifference.co/careers/

To learn more about Bea Arthur, please visit: https://www.beaarthurtherapy.com/

 

Overcoming a Legacy of Low Achievement with Dr. Shaana Berman – Episode 83

Overcoming a Legacy of Low Achievement with Dr. Shaana Berman – Episode 83

July 13, 2021

Students of color educated in high poverty urban schools have traditionally experienced low achievement. However, there are some high poverty schools serving large concentrations of students of color that achieve high levels of academic performance. What if we can identify these systems and structures in the high achievement schools that have been shown to produce a positive impact on academic performance by facilitating effective strategies in the classroom and within the school itself? To address this topic, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Dr. Shaana Berman about her dissertation, Overcoming a Legacy of Low Achievement: the systems and the structures in a high performing high poverty, California elementary school. Shaana is a board-certified behavior analyst with over 20 years of experience, working directly with children who have autism and other conditions that impact behavior and learning. She has extensive training in early childhood and special education applied behavioral analysis, developmental assessment, curriculum, design, IEP, and training teachers to deliver effective instruction to diverse populations of students.

For more information about Dr. Shaana Berman, please visit: https://metamindmagic.com

Or email directly at shaana.berman@gmail.com

Connect with Dr. Shaana Berman on Facebook, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/doctorshaana/

Equipping Children with SEL Skills with Noah Teitelbaum – Episode 82

Equipping Children with SEL Skills with Noah Teitelbaum – Episode 82

July 6, 2021

What if we could incorporate into our students' learning a wide range of skills, attitudes, and behaviors that could have a positive effect on their success in school? Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills can help children with enhancing and empowering their self-esteem, their interpersonal relationships, their health and wellness, and personal engagement throughout their life. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Noah Teitelbaum. Noah is the executive director of empowering education, a nonprofit that enables learning by contributing to the social and emotional wellness of students, families, and educators through a mindfulness-based bilingual, social and emotional learning curriculum. Together Graham and Noah discuss the five major competencies of SEL, the spectrum of instruction around these topics, the benefits of SEL to both students and teachers, and the successful implementation and connection to the classroom. As students look toward re-entry in the fall, SEL gets a chance to come in and be a really impactful component of their re-entry, and in some ways more important than initially returning right to the academic rigor.

For more information about SEL, please visit: https://casel.org/

For more information about Empowering Education, please visit: https://empoweringeducation.org/

For more information about Munchy and Jumpy, please visit: https://empoweringeducation.org/book/

Early Career Experiences in Child Psychology with Dr. Erin Elmore – Episode 81

Early Career Experiences in Child Psychology with Dr. Erin Elmore – Episode 81

July 1, 2021

This episode is the first in a series geared towards early career practitioners and those working with ECPs. In this series, we'll be talking with seasoned therapists and asking them what they've learned in their own private practices or group work. To kick off this ECP series, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Erin Elmore in our talk about her early career experiences working with children. Together they discuss theoretical approaches, the path that brought Erin into child therapy, the experiences in taking the leap into private practice, understanding the identity shift from student to professional, and the lessons learned with tips for new practitioners as they think about their own private practice in child therapy.

For more information about Dr. Erin Elmore, please visit: https://drerinelmore.com/

For information about Building Your Own Practice: A Guide for Therapists and Other Healing Professionals by Lynn Grodzki, please visit: https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393709483

For information about The Paper Office for the Digital Age by Edward L. Zuckerman and Keely Kolmes, please visit: https://www.guilford.com/books/The-Paper-Office-for-the-Digital-Age/Zuckerman-Kolmes/9781462528004

For information about How to Survive and Thrive as a Therapist, by Kenneth S. Pope and Melba J. T. Vasquez, please visit: https://www.apa.org/pubs/books/4317071

Vital Mental Health Screening with Dr. Cecily Havert – Episode 80

Vital Mental Health Screening with Dr. Cecily Havert – Episode 80

June 29, 2021

Primary care physician colleagues often are the first healthcare professionals to uncover a mental health diagnosis due to their increased access to patients. That's why mental health screenings within the primary care settings are such a vital part of a patient's overall health. Speaking with Dr. Graham Taylor on the topic of mental health screenings within the primary care settings is Dr. Cecily Havert, a primary care physician. Together they discuss the mental health screening process, various types of screening tools, bridging the conversation from medical into the mental health piece, the impact of COVID-19 on primary care, and the importance of gaining the trust of your patients. The research shows that the early identification of mental illness not only increases the effectiveness of treatment, but it can also reduce long-term personal costs and larger-scale healthcare costs. Having, a healthy mental state is so critical and so pivotal to keeping physical health in check.

For information about mental health screening, please visit https://www.helpyourselfhelpothers.org

For more information about Dr. Cecily Havert and the Northern Virginia Family Practice, please visit www.nvafamilypractice.com

For more information about Dr. Cecily Havert on the Living Breathing Medicine Podcast or the Secondhand Podcast, please visit https://nvafamilypractice.com/nvfp-media/?filter_category=podcast

Symptom Media with Andrew Rubin & Dr. David Paltin – Episode 79

Symptom Media with Andrew Rubin & Dr. David Paltin – Episode 79

June 22, 2021

What if you could learn from dynamic videos with highly talented actors portraying patients with various diagnostic presentations to include a therapist, interacting with them? These visual guideposts and demonstrations could really accelerate, enhance, and increase the enjoyment of your learning process and a better understanding the mental health diagnoses that we address every day. In this episode Dr. Graham Taylor talks with Andrew Rubin and Dr. David Paltin from Symptom Media, an online mental health continuing education course collection and film library of over 600 videos available by subscription. Together they discuss bringing together mental health professionals and filmmakers together to create interesting clinical videos, how they’re being used, and the philosophies behind the portrayal of human-focused, de-stigmatizing mental health education.

 

For more information about Symptom Media, please visit: https://symptommedia.com/

Access a free trial by visiting: https://symptommedia.com/free-trial/

Part 2: Inside the Pathway Home™ Program with Mark Graham and Alethea Glave – Episode 78

Part 2: Inside the Pathway Home™ Program with Mark Graham and Alethea Glave – Episode 78

June 17, 2021

The conclusion of this two-part episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Mark Graham, LCSW, and Alethea Glave, LCSW. Together they take you behind the therapist door and show the inner workings of CBC’s innovative Pathway Home™Program, a transition program for individuals with serious mental illness from behavioral health settings back into the community. They discuss the challenges of rehospitalization, the importance of empowering their clients to advocate for themselves, and we share stories of successful transitions and how the team supports each other. The clients of the Pathway Home™ teaches us that recovery is possible, and people can go on and have very functioning lives.

For more information about Pathway Home™, please visit: https://cbcare.org/innovative-programs/pathway-home/
For more information about Coordinated Behavioral Care (CBC), please visit: https://cbcare.org/

Part 1: Inside the Pathway Home™ Program with Mark Graham and Alethea Glave – Episode 77

Part 1: Inside the Pathway Home™ Program with Mark Graham and Alethea Glave – Episode 77

June 15, 2021

Today’s episode is part of our clinicians’ series, where we take you behind the therapist door to give you an insight into what happens within the therapeutic relationship. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Mark Graham, LCSW, and Alethea Glave, LCSW, from CBC’s innovative Pathway Home™ Program, an evidence-based critical time intervention program that transitions individuals with serious mental illness from intensive behavioral health settings back into the community. On this episode we discuss the culture of Pathway Home™ Program and the many ways they address the needs of their clients, some of the unique challenges addressing the needs of clients of color and ways their team is building grater self-awareness to understand what they’re bringing into their interactions with their clients. Join us again Thursday for the second part and conclusion of this show.

For more information about Pathway Home™, please visit: https://cbcare.org/innovative-programs/pathway-home/
For more information about Coordinated Behavioral Care (CBC), please visit: https://cbcare.org/

The World’s Most Comprehensive Mental Health eLearning Platform with Dr. Whitley Lassen – Episode 76

The World’s Most Comprehensive Mental Health eLearning Platform with Dr. Whitley Lassen – Episode 76

June 8, 2021

Psych Hub is the world’s most comprehensive online platform for mental health, substance use and suicide prevention education. In this episode Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Dr. Whitley Lassen. Whitley is the clinical director at Psych Hub, where she is responsible for the development and production of their content and e-learning solutions. Together they examine all that Psych Hub has to offer including their engaging learning hub, YouTube channel, resources for the general public, mental health communication guide, and other various initiatives. Psych Hub’s mission is the teach mental health providers the most effective skills possible to be better equipped to treat their clients and focus on educating the public to create more mental health literacy to decreasing stigma so that people can feel comfortable getting the help.

 

For more information about Psych Hub, please visit: https://psychhub.com/

For more information about Psych Hub’s YouTube channel, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_zQoiPtBDvsThGroagm3ww

For more information about The Communication Guide, please visit: https://psychhub.com/initiatives/psych-hub-communication-guide/

 

Connect with Psych Hub through social media:

Facebook: Psych Hub

Twitter: @psychhub

Instagram: @psychhubeducation

LinkedIn: Psych Hub

Cultural Competence and School System Challenges with Dr. Shaana Berman – Episode 75

Cultural Competence and School System Challenges with Dr. Shaana Berman – Episode 75

June 1, 2021

Cultural competence means that we first understand a sense of who we are and what we bring so that we can have a clear understanding of any bias that could impact a valid assessment of a child’s true potential. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Shaana Berman about cultural competence and challenges within the school system. Shaana is a board-certified Behavior Analyst with over 20 years of experience, working directly with children who have autism and other conditions that impact behavior and learning. Together, Graham and Shaana discuss the challenges experienced with regards to race and socioeconomic status, the protections for parents and for students with special needs, the importance of the assessment process, recognition of the educational achievement gap, and finally a positive example of schools with high levels of performance and some of the ways they achieved success for each student. It starts with knowing yourself. We're setting the framework from which they will work for the rest of their lives and see themselves in terms of their own self meaning.

For more information about Dr. Shaana Berman, please visit: https://metamindmagic.com

Connect with Dr. Shaana Berman on Facebook, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/doctorshaana/

Surfacing Superpowers within ADHD with Dr. Ned Hallowell & Dr. Lloyd Sederer – Episode 74

Surfacing Superpowers within ADHD with Dr. Ned Hallowell & Dr. Lloyd Sederer – Episode 74

May 25, 2021

ADHD is not a disorder entirely because it can be associated with success at the highest levels. In his latest book, ADHD 2.0, Dr. Ned Hallowell not only reframes the ADHD condition, he renames the condition as VAST, for Variable Attention Stimulus Trait. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Dr. Ned Hallowell and Dr. Lloyd Sederer about the condition known as ADHD. Together they discuss the importance of relationships, treatment options, education, and the stigma of this condition. We can reframe ADHD as Variable Attention Stimulus Trait (VAST) and by reframing this condition from a deficit disorder to VAST, it gives families and parents hope that these are problems that can be solved, and often really responsive to treatment, that can ignite a child's life in the best of ways.

 

For more information about the ADHD condition, please visit:

ADDitude Magazine: https://www.additudemag.com

CHADD Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, please visit: https://chadd.org

ADDA Attention Deficite Disorder Association, please visit: https://add.org

For more information about Dr. Hallowell and the Hollowell ADHD Centers please visit: https://drhallowell.com

For more information about Dr. Ned Hallowell’s new book on ADHD, ADHD 2.0, please visit: https://drhallowell.com/read/books-by-ned/

Follow Dr. Ned Hallowell on TikTok @drhallowell: https://www.tiktok.com/@drhallowell?lang=en

For more information about Dr. Lloyd Sederer, visit: https://www.askdrlloyd.com/

For more information about the novel Ink-Stained for Life, visit: https://www.askdrlloyd.com/ink-stained-for-life

 

Money Martyrdom and Mental Health with Joe Sanok – Episode 73

Money Martyrdom and Mental Health with Joe Sanok – Episode 73

May 18, 2021

It’s okay for clinicians to charge and make money. Many clinicians have a real struggle and feel conflicted about their healing art and the collection of money. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Joe Sanok, speaker, mental health counselor, business consultant, podcaster, and creator behind the Practice of the Practice Podcast. Together they discuss the psychology of money, tips to restructuring your private practice business, and creative ways clinicians can evaluate their skills to appropriately value their services. Money magnifies what’s already there, so if you’re a person who wants to help the world, that’s going to magnify those areas. That impact starts with the clinician knowing their worth.

 

For more information about Practice of the Practice, please visit: https://www.practiceofthepractice.com/

if you're interested in talking with Practice of the Practice or joining their Next Level Practice Community, please visit: http://www.practiceofthepractice.com/apply

For more information about Joe Sanok’s new book Thursday is the New Friday, please visit: http://thursdayisthenewfriday.com

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