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Systemic Suicide Prevention with Ryan Lindsay – Episode 138

Systemic Suicide Prevention with Ryan Lindsay – Episode 138

March 29, 2022

A little over 12 million adults think about suicide a year, a little over 3 million make a plan and a little over a million attempt suicide. Then about 600,000 people received medical attention and the number of people who died by suicide is around 46,000. So, at each ideation to action spectrum, we need something different, and we need responses that look different based on the imminence of risk in a moment. In today’s episode, Dr. Erin Elmore is joined by Ryan Lindsay. Ryan is an associate professor of practice at Washington University in St. Louis at the Brown School, where he chairs, teaches, and advises the students within the mental health concentration in the Master of Social Work program. Ryan specializes in several evidence-based treatments and is currently a certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist and expert in the application of Prolonged Exposure Therapy for complicated PTSD. His work also includes community-level intervention through his involvement in school-based suicide prevention and community-based suicide prevention efforts. Together Erin and Ryan discuss the unique perspective of social work training to look at individuals within the context of systemic access to resources and equity of access, the nuances of suicidality, gaps in our mental health training for risk assessment, and envisioning of new systems of suicide prevention.

 

If you are in crisis please contat the National Suicide Hotline. Please text CNQR to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-8255. (+1 for military or veterans)

 

For more information about suicide prevention, please visit the National Suicide Prevention Resource center at https://sprc.org
For more information on the National Institute of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, please visit: https://www.nimh.nih.gov
For more information about the Trevor Project, please visit: https://www.thetrevorproject.org
For more information about the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, please visit: https://brownschool.wustl.edu

Part 2: An Innovative Delivery of Care with Dr. Joe Parks – Episode 137

Part 2: An Innovative Delivery of Care with Dr. Joe Parks – Episode 137

March 24, 2022

This episode resumes the conversation with Dr. Graham Taylor and Dr. Joe Parks. In our last episode, we discussed his work with Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHCs) and the innovative delivery of health systems. In today’s episode, we discuss Joe's work with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, where he serves as their medical director. The National Council for Mental Wellbeing works to address policy and social change on behalf of nearly 3,500 mental health and substance use treatment organizations and the more than 10 million children, adults, and families that they serve. Together Graham and Joe discuss the National Council’s advocacy for equitable access to high quality services and promotion of greater mental wellbeing, the biggest challenges our nation faces in terms of mental health and substance use, CCBHC technical assistance center to help integrate these various systems of care, and the value mental health first aid.

 

For more information about the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, please visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org

For more information about Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs), please visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/our-work/ccbhc/

For more information about the Center for Excellence in Integrated Health Solutions, please visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/program/ccbhc-e-national-training-and-technical-assistance-center/

For more information about Health Equity and Racial Justice Service Center, please visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/resources/addressing-health-equity-and-racial-justice/

For more information about Mental Health First Aid, please visit: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org

Part 1: An Innovative Delivery of Care with Dr. Joe Parks – Episode 136

Part 1: An Innovative Delivery of Care with Dr. Joe Parks – Episode 136

March 22, 2022

In today’s episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Joe Parks. Joe practices, psychiatry at the Family Health Center, the nation's first approved Medicaid funded Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC), established to expand services to the uninsured and under-insured in Columbia, Missouri. He also currently serves as the medical director for the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. Together Graham and Joe discuss the comprehensive services of the CCBHCs, the innovation of reimbursement that allows whole-person treatment for mental illness and medical care, and the mobile crisis team that can respond to behavioral health emergencies. We would like to encourage you to listen to the second half of this podcast series, where Joe and I will be discussing his work with the national council for mental wellbeing and their work in addressing policy and social change on behalf of nearly 3,500 mental health and substance use treatment organizations and the more than 10 million children, adults, and families that they serve.

 

For more information about the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, please visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org

For more information about Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs), please visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/our-work/ccbhc/

For more information about the Center for Excellence in Integrated Health Solutions, please visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/program/ccbhc-e-national-training-and-technical-assistance-center/

For more information about Health Equity and Racial Justice Service Center, please visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/resources/addressing-health-equity-and-racial-justice/

For more information about Mental Health First Aid, please visit: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org

LGBTQ+ and Digital Mental Health Solutions with Dr. Jeff Cohen – Episode 135

LGBTQ+ and Digital Mental Health Solutions with Dr. Jeff Cohen – Episode 135

March 15, 2022

As technology advances, we can have more and more advanced ways of communicating with artificial intelligence in a way that can help people get evidence-based interventions that are tailored to the person. In today’s episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Dr. Jeff Cohen. Jeff is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center and a digital mental health advisor to startups. His expertise is in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and his work focuses on making evidence-based mental health treatment, more accessible using. Together they talk about digital mental health and the ways it can increase access to mental health care and how digital mental health could help the LGBTQ plus community.

 

For more information to find a CBT Therapists, please visit: http://findcbt.org
For more information about The Trevor Project, please visit: https://www.thetrevorproject.org
For more information about WPATH, please visit: https://www.wpath.org
For more information about Dr. Jeff Cohen, please follow him on Twitter @drjeffcohen

Money Skills for Therapists with Linzy Bonham – Episode 134

Money Skills for Therapists with Linzy Bonham – Episode 134

March 10, 2022

You can make small changes in your practice that can empower you and unlock the financial potential of your business, which allows you to be well and thrive. In today’s episode, Dr. Erin Elmore is joined by Linzy Bonham. Linzy is the founder of Money Nuts and Bolts and the creator of the course Money Skills for Therapists. She has helped dozens of therapists and health practitioners in private practice learn how to manage their finances. She's also the host of the Money Skills for Therapists podcast, which focuses on demystifying, all things in private practice related to finances. Together Erin and Linzy discuss coming into finances through feelings, the intermingling of personal and business money, and all about the Money Skills Course for therapists.

 

Triad Members save 20% off Money Skills for Therapists ($400 value). Use promo code TRIAD20 at checkout. Please visit: https://register.moneyskillsfortherapists.com/msft-triad-members

If you're not already a Triad Member, you can register free at: www.hellotriad.com

For more information about Money Nuts & Bolts, please visit: https://moneynutsandbolts.com

For more information about the Money Skills for Therapists Podcast, please visit: https://moneynutsandbolts.com/podcast/

Follow Money Nuts & Bolts on Instagram, please visit: https://www.instagram.com/moneynutsandbolts/

 

Personal Wellness with Dr. Gerardo Rodriguez-Menendez– Episode 133

Personal Wellness with Dr. Gerardo Rodriguez-Menendez– Episode 133

March 8, 2022

We've made some significant gains with medicine and mental health researchers have systematically investigated the impact of numerous stress reduction techniques and validated their efficacy and their effectiveness, such that these strategies have now been determined to be evidence-based treatment approaches, to include the neural and neuroendocrine mechanisms of stress. However, although we have these evidence-based efficacious psychopharmacological treatment options, that prescription of options still tends to play a minor role in psychological treatment. In today’s episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Gerardo Rodriguez-Menendez. Gery is the department chair of the MS clinical psychopharmacology program at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is a licensed psychologist in Florida and a board-certified psychologist with the American Board of Professional Psychology. Together they discuss the role of personal wellness as a foundation of one's health and the eight basic dimensions of wellness that are based on the biopsychosocial model.

 

For more information about the Wellness Worksheets, Twelfth Edition, by Paul M. Insel and Walton T. Roth, please download the packet here: https://dl.dropbox.com/s/k7kfxqynssrgl48/WELLNESS_WORKSHEETS_Twelfth_Edition.pdf?dl=0

Alternatively, you can sign up and download the worksheet at:https://www.academia.edu/42567446/WELLNESS_WORKSHEETS_Twelfth_Edition

For more information about R A Pinnacle Group, please visit: https://www.rapinnaclegroup.com/

Or email Dr. Gery Rodriguez-Menendez directly at gery@rapinnaclegroup.com

 

ADHD in Adults with Dr. Ned Hallowell – Episode 132

ADHD in Adults with Dr. Ned Hallowell – Episode 132

March 1, 2022

Those who have ADHD experience a Ferrari engine for a brain, but with bicycle breaks. So, they have a tremendous power of the mind, but the challenge is to control it. In today’s episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Ned Hallowell. Ned is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and world authority on ADHD. Together they discuss ADHD and this condition experienced by adults, childhood relationships, the experience of an adult with unidentified ADHD, intervention, being a parent with ADHD, and being the partner in a relationship with someone who has ADHD. When we talk about hope around this diagnosis the three components of ADHD can be rightsized with a strengths-based approach. Seeing ADHD rather as distractibility, impulsivity, and restlessness we want to view it as curiosity, creativity, and energy. Realized that those with ADHD have the potential with these three qualities to be an unusual person because those are all qualities, curiosity, creativity, and energy that you can’t buy or teach.

 

For more information about Dr. Hallowell and ADHD education, please visit: https://drhallowell.com
For more information about ADHD 2.0 by Ned Hallowell, please visit: https://drhallowell.com/read/books-by-ned/
For more information about Dr. Hallowell’s Wonderful World of Different: ADHD and Beyond podcast, please visit: https://drhallowell.com/listen/podcast/
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 Deficit Disorder Association, please visit: https://add.org

Triad Community: Study Groups, Career Resources, & More with Brandon Jones & Oliver Lubin – Episode 131

Triad Community: Study Groups, Career Resources, & More with Brandon Jones & Oliver Lubin – Episode 131

February 24, 2022

The Triad Community is a great place for all things behavioral and mental health. Grow and connect with those who are like-minded at all aspects of your career in this field. In this episode, De. Graham Taylor speaks with Brandon Jones, CEO, and Oliver Lubin, CTO, about the updates and new services offered by the Triad Community. Study Groups are available to pre-licensed students. These groups are led by a licensed professional and exam prep expert to guide candidates through the exam process and connect with others going through the same process. Jobs Marketplace has these variety of jobs and very industry specific filtering to compliment what you’re doing or to find something brand new and fun. And we look to the future development of the Triad Community with License Assistant. License Assistant will pull together resources that outlines the curriculum, continuing education units, and characteristic required to be licensed in other states and store your existing credentials to send reminders when it’s time to renew your license or if there are any changes in your state. License Assistant is in development now. We encourage you to check out www.hellotriad.com, both to equip yourself as a professional and to join others for support and encouragement.

 

To get your free Triad account, please visit: www.hellotriad.com

For more information about the Triad Network’s Jobs Marketplace, please visit: app.hellotriad.com/jobs

For more information about Triad and brands and services they provide, please visit: www.triadhq.com

Creative Mindfulness and the Process of Expression with Dr. Jamie Marich – Episode 130

Creative Mindfulness and the Process of Expression with Dr. Jamie Marich – Episode 130

February 22, 2022

Mindfulness is fundamentally the practice that helps you be able to be with what is, and when you dissociate or kind of get pushed out of the present, it's the practice that fundamentally helps you return to the now. And that's a lot of what life and recovery and healing asks us to do, “how can we be with what is without destroying ourselves”? In today’s episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Dr. Jamie Marich. Jamie is a clinical trauma specialist, expressive artist, writer, yogini, performer, short filmmaker, Reiki Master, TEDx speaker, and recovery advocate. She unites all these elements in her mission to inspire healing in others as the founder of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. Together Graham and Jamie discuss trauma, recovery, mindfulness, EMDR, and the creation of her institute.

 

For more information about Trauma and the 12 Steps, please visit: https://www.traumamadesimple.com

For more information about the Creative Mindfulness Institute, please visit: https://www.instituteforcreativemindfulness.com

For more information about Dr. Jamie Marich, please visit: https://www.drjamiemarich.com

For more information about Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy, by Jamie March, PhD and Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, please visit: http://www.drdansiger.com/healing-addiction-emdr-therapy-book

Digital Trends & Improving Mental Health with Elise Kohl-Grant – Episode 129

Digital Trends & Improving Mental Health with Elise Kohl-Grant – Episode 129

February 15, 2022

Survey research says that 71% of Medicaid Patients have access to a cellphone. This is an important finding because it means that we can effectively use technology to connect with individuals that suffer from severe social determinants of health factors. In today’s episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Elise Kohl-Grant, the Chief Information Officer at Innovative Management Solutions NY (IMSNY). Elise oversees the implementation and utilization of a data analytics platform across two large behavioral health networks covering over 160,000 patients. Together, Graham and Elise discuss leveraging technology to better serve both patients and providers such as appointment reminders, access to medication information, scheduling appointments online, teletherapy, and the trends we see in digital health that is serving the mental health and community-based industry.

 

For more information about Elise Kohl-Grant, please visit her LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elise-kohl-grant
For more information about Coordinated Behavioral Care, please visit: https://cbcare.org/

For more information about IMSNY Health, please visit: https://imsnyhealth.com/

 

Clinicians Series: Prolonged Grief Disorder with Dr. Kathy Shear – Episode 128

Clinicians Series: Prolonged Grief Disorder with Dr. Kathy Shear – Episode 128

February 10, 2022

Today’s episode is part of our clinicians’ series, where we take you behind the therapist's door to give you an insight into what happens within the therapeutic relationship. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Dr. Kathy Shear about the process of treatment for those suffering from Prolonged Grief. Kathy engages deeply in research and teaching writing and recently her research contributed to the inclusion of prolonged grief in the forthcoming DSM-V TR to be released in March 2022. In her work, Kathy developed and tested prolonged grief disorder therapy, short-term strength-based intervention that helped foster adaptation to loss. Together they discuss the 16-week treatment, and the healing milestones patients experience during their journey to carry and relate to the one that we've lost in a very meaningful way.

 

For more information about the Center for Prolonged Grief, please visit: https://prolongedgrief.columbia.edu
For more information about training, please visit: https://prolongedgrief.columbia.edu/professionals/training/
And for more information about resources on Prolonged Grief, please visit:
https://prolongedgrief.columbia.edu/professionals/resources-pro/

 

Perinatal Mental Health with Tracy Gilmour-Nimoy – Episode 127

Perinatal Mental Health with Tracy Gilmour-Nimoy – Episode 127

February 8, 2022

We’re told having a child going to be one of the best times of your life, but that's not always the case for everyone. What if concern gets raised about the pregnancy and you're told your baby's not going to be born healthy or at its worst, can't take your baby home? In our episode today, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Tracy Gilmore-Nimoy, LMFT. Tracy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and brings both lived and clinical experience, including difficulty conceiving, infertility, high-risk pregnancy, traumatic delivery, infant pregnancy loss, and pregnancy after loss. Tracy has become a fierce advocate of perinatal and reproductive mental health with a goal of supporting and empowering women, individuals, parents, and families.

 

For more information on Tracy Gilmore-Nimoy and TGN Therapy, please visit: https://tgntherapy.com

For more perinatal resources found on TGN therapy, please visit: https://tgntherapy.com/perinatal-resources

For more information about Postpartum Support International, please visit: https://www.postpartum.net
For more information on Resolve, please visit: https://resolve.org
For more information on Return to Zero: HOPE, please visit: https://rtzhope.org

 

 

Advancing Technology for Improved Mental Healthcare with David Strocchia and Brandon Jones – Episode 126

Advancing Technology for Improved Mental Healthcare with David Strocchia and Brandon Jones – Episode 126

February 1, 2022

The relationship that a behavioral health provider has had with technology has not always been the healthiest of relationships. In today’s episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with David Strocchia and Brandon Jones. David is the senior vice president and managing director at Netsmart, a healthcare software company. Brandon is the CEO of Triad, the leading provider of education, community, and career resources for behavioral mental health professionals. Together we talk about the advancing technology for improved mental health care, improving the relationship clinicians have with technology, and the involvement both Netsmart and the Triad Community play in that transformation. Netsmart’s clinicians’ tools; natural language processing, voice to text, AI, and augmented intelligence, all aim to improve productivity, efficiency, and accuracy of documentation to improve the delivery of care and reduce the work on patient care activities. The goal is to help people help people by leveraging technology to improve the delivery of care for both practitioners and patient care.

 

For more information about Netsmart, please visit https://www.ntst.com

For more information about Bells AI program, please visit https://bells.ai

For more information about the live webinar featuring Netsmart and Bells AI hosted by Open Minds Conference on February 8th, 2022, please register: https://openminds.com/event/advancements-that-attract-using-technology-to-support-your-workforce/

Clinicians Series: Transitioning to Fatherhood with Rob Feiner, LPC – Episode 125

Clinicians Series: Transitioning to Fatherhood with Rob Feiner, LPC – Episode 125

January 25, 2022

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. Erin Elmore is joined by Rob Feiner. Rob is a licensed clinical counselor and has a private practice in Torrance, California with two decades of experience coaching diverse individuals. In 2018, Rob became a father and since then he’s combined his years of coaching and mental health with his experience fathering and now focuses his practice to include fathers-to-be on their journey to parenthood. Together, Erin and Rob discuss welcoming clients into therapy and working with fathers-to-be, normalizing the experience, utilizing a cognitive mindfulness-based approach to therapy, common cognitive distortions, teaching clients to emotionally engage, and finally, ending therapy and relapse prevention.

 

For more information about Rob Feiner and his private practice, please visit: http://www.robfeiner.com

For more information about Pacify Me: A Handbook for the Freaked-Out New Dad by Chris Mancini, please visit: https://www.simonandschuster.net/books/Pacify-Me/Chris-Mancini/9781439128879

For more information about How to Not Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee Dunn, please visit: http://janceedunn.net/books/how-not-to-hate-your-husband-after-kids/

For more information about Hold Me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson, please visit: https://drsuejohnson.com/books/

Managing Depression with Interactive Technology with Ravi Shah, MD – Episode 124

Managing Depression with Interactive Technology with Ravi Shah, MD – Episode 124

January 18, 2022

Depression in America has long been a problem. Estimates about 10-20% lifetime prevalence. That means one out of every 10 to one out of every five, people will have a depressive episode at some point in their life. And we know with COVID, those numbers are rising. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Ravi Shah. Ravi is a chief innovation officer and an assistant professor at Columbia university's department of psychiatry. We discuss digital mental health and managing psychopharmaceutical care for the treatment of depression. Columbia Psychiatry has developed an app called Pathways with an algorithm for treating depression. Together Graham and Ravi discuss the impact of depression, its causes, the new Pathways App, and the app’s uses to empower practitioners and patients to better address their anti-depressant medication. With this Pathways App, we believe the vast majority of people with depression can get much better than they’re already doing.

 

For more information about Columbia Psychiatry’s mobile Pathways app, please visit

https://www.columbiapsychiatry.org/pathways
To download the Columbia Psychiatry Pathways App for iOS, please visit: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/columbia-psychiatry-pathways/id1589039286
To download the Columbia Psychiatry Pathways App for Google Play, please visit:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.avomd.columbiapsych

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