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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

Part 2: Conquering Betrayal with Dr. Stefanie Carnes – Episode 123

Part 2: Conquering Betrayal with Dr. Stefanie Carnes – Episode 123

January 13, 2022

This episode resumes the conversation with Dr. Graham Taylor and Dr. Stefanie Carnes. In our last episode, we discuss the impact of betrayal trauma on a relationship, the responses to these foundational ruptures that take place that include emotional dysregulation, attachment ambivalence, shame, and fear that are caused by the betrayal, and the opportunities to repair the attachment disruption. We'll resume our talk today by discussing the expression of pain and the opportunities for a relationship to have a chance to heal and grow.

 

For more information about Courageous Love: A Guide to Conquering Betrayal by Dr, Stefanie Carnes, please visit: https://iitap.com/page/Courageous_Love
Or visit the Amazon Store at:  https://www.amazon.com/Courageous-Love-Couples-Conquering-Betrayal/dp/194046708X
For therapists looking for more training in sexual behavior, please visit: https://iitap.com
If you’re looking for more resources for treatment centers and therapists for sexual behavior, please visit: https://sexhelp.com
Finally, if you’re looking for residential treatment for problematic sex and relationship issues, please visit: https://www.themeadows.com

Part 1: Conquering Betrayal with Dr. Stefanie Carnes – Episode 122

Part 1: Conquering Betrayal with Dr. Stefanie Carnes – Episode 122

January 11, 2022

A loving connection and a foundation of trust can be ruptured when a betrayal occurs. In today’s episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Dr. Stefanie Carnes, about her book Courageous Love: A Guide to Conquering Betrayal which provides a step-by-step guide to repairing a relationship whether it's damaged caused by infidelity, pornography, or compulsive and addictive sexual behavior. Together they discuss the impact of betrayal trauma on a relationship, the responses from these foundational ruptures that include emotional dysregulation and attachment ambivalence, and the opportunities to repair the attachment disruption.

 

For more information about Courageous Love: A Guide to Conquering Betrayal by Dr, Stefanie Carnes, please visit: https://iitap.com/page/Courageous_Love
Or visit the Amazon Store at:  https://www.amazon.com/Courageous-Love-Couples-Conquering-Betrayal/dp/194046708X
For therapists looking for more training in sexual behavior, please visit: https://iitap.com
If you’re looking for more resources for treatment centers and therapists for sexual behavior, please visit: https://sexhelp.com
Finally, if you’re looking for residential treatment for problematic sex and relationship issues, please visit: https://www.themeadows.com

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Lori Lindgren – Episode 121

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Lori Lindgren – Episode 121

January 4, 2022

Wouldn't it be nice to have a skill set that equips you to be in those moments with a whole different presence, allowing you to be mindful, in control, and able to take charge of your responses? Well, with us today, to talk about a scientifically researched method that can equip us with such a skillset is Lori Lindgren. Laurie is a qualified mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher who is certified in trauma-informed yoga, yoga therapeutics, yoga for healthy aging, Piedmont advanced practices, and Dharma for the youth. Together Graham and Lori discuss the experience of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, the various benefits, an overview of an eight-week course, and we conclude with a quick demonstration of a body scan.

 

For more information about MBSR, Lori Lindgren, and her practice, please visit: https://www.mymbsr.com
To enroll in the next Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8 Week Course starting January 6th, please visit: https://www.mymbsr.com/event-details/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-8-week-course-4
For more information about MBSR and the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, please visit: https://www.brown.edu/public-health/mindfulness/research
For more information about Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting, please visit: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2837157/

Whole Person Heart-Centered Healing with Dr. Stephanie Harris – Episode 120

Whole Person Heart-Centered Healing with Dr. Stephanie Harris – Episode 120

December 30, 2021

We know the body wants to heal itself. It is looking to balance itself and we can create that state with healing touch and whole person heart-centered healing so that the body can restore balance and heal like it’s naturally designed to do so. In today’s episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Stephanie Harris. Stephanie is a licensed psychologist and certified healing touch practitioner with close to 20 years of clinical experience. Her work integrates psychological theory and techniques with mind-body medicine, with the therapeutic goal of whole-person healing. We discuss the training and certification of a Healing Touch Practitioner and integrating holistic healing into psychology. Healing touch and whole-person healing communicates with the parasympathetic nervous system, but it’s beyond that. There’s a spiritual essence of deep health that can be so powerful.

 

For more information about Dr. Stephanie Harris and her private practice, please visit: https://www.bocahealingtouch.com
For more information about Healing Beyond Borders and Certification, please visit: https://www.healingbeyondborders.org
For more information about Energy Healing Therapy and the Healing Touch Program, please visit: https://discover.healingtouchprogram.com/htp-home
For more information about Healing Touch: Essential Energy Medicine for Yourself and Others by Dorothea Hover-Kramer, please visit: https://www.soundstrue.com/products/healing-touch
For more information about The Promise of Energy Psychology, by David Feinstein, please visit: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/296256/the-promise-of-energy-psychology-by-david-feinstein/
For more information about The Power of the Heart by Baptist De Pape, please visit: https://www.thepoweroftheheart.com/book
For more information about Energy Medicine by Jill Blakeway, DACM, LAC, please visit: https://www.harperwave.com/book/9780062691606/Energy-Medicine-Jill-Blakeway/

Pro Bono Project to Hawaii’s Mental Health with Dr. Lawrie Ignacio and Jodie Gerson – Episode 119

Pro Bono Project to Hawaii’s Mental Health with Dr. Lawrie Ignacio and Jodie Gerson – Episode 119

December 28, 2021

January 2020, the COVID 19 pandemic has presented us with challenges on multiple fronts. throughout the COVID crisis, Hawaii witnessed the Aloha spirit at its very best. However, while the economic and medical needs were being responded to and addressed, we as a Hawaiian mental health community knew the impact of the pandemic would not just have economic and medical ramifications, but mental health repercussions as well. A particular concern to us here in Hawaii, where those experiencing mental health challenges who were uninsured either due to job loss or other life circumstances. So, we decided to get creative and designed a program that successfully addressed the mental health needs of our uninsured family. This program is known as the Hawaii Pro Bono COVID-19 Project. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Dr. Lawrie Ignacio and Jodie Gerson. Lawrie is a clinical psychologist and consultant to the program. Jodie Gerson is the director of the Hawaii Pro Bono COVID-19 Project and has experience working with adults, adolescents, and children with interventions and mental health assistance. We envision this being something that could be a way to bring all of Hawaii's mental health practitioners together in a way that could be collaborative and ideally the best of Hawaiian mental health. We hope that by sharing this story, our listeners can implement this program in your community or state.

 

If you have questions or are looking for more information about Hawaii Pro Bono Mental Health Center, please email: hawaiimhc@gmail.com

For more information about the Pro Bono Project to Hawaii and the details to implementing this program in your community, download the slideshow presentation here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dl/souwj3evsz9f7vz/pro_bono_project_to_hawaii_mental_health_center.pdf

 

Harm Reduction and Saving Lives with Shannon Mace – Episode 118

Harm Reduction and Saving Lives with Shannon Mace – Episode 118

December 21, 2021

We're dealing with a public health crisis. Historically, it's been criminalized socially. It's been stigmatized, and personally, there is a shame and social isolation that surrounds it. This crisis is the prevalence of overdose and overdose deaths occurring within our country. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Shannon Mace to talk with us about this crisis and a new program initiated by the CDC and administered by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. Shannon is a senior advisor at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing with over 12 years of multidisciplinary experience in the fields of public health, behavioral, health, and poverty. At the national council, Shannon leads projects focused on improving care for those with substance use disorders. Ideally, we can see harm reduction as a platform to decriminalize drug use, bypass the stigma associated with substance abuse, and avoid the shame and isolation that can happen to meet people where they are at, in a non-judgmental way, to save lives and improve public health. Together they discuss the implementation of new strategies around harm reduction programs that include overdose prevention, community-based syringe services, drug-checking equipment, a large range of interventions, and sharing innovative and creative strategies various programs used during the pandemic while complying with stay-at-home orders and reducing risks.

 

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

For more information about National Council’s harm reduction resources, please visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/harm-reduction/

For more information on the Environmental Scan: COVID-19 Impact on Harm Reduction Services, please visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Harm-Reduction-Environ-Scan.pdf?daf=375ateTbd56

For more information on Supporting Telehealth and Technology-assisted Services for People who Use Drugs, please visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Telehealth-and-Technology-assisted-Services-Resource-Guide-3-November-2021.pdf?daf=375ateTbd56

For more information on the National Harm Reduction Coalition, please visit: https://harmreduction.org

For more information on the North American Syringe Exchange Network, please visit: https://www.nasen.org

For more information on Next Distro, mail-based harm reduction supplies, please visit: https://nextdistro.org

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