Behavioral Health Today

Behavioral Health Today

Welcome to Behavioral Health Today, a podcast by Triad, where we tackle trending topics in behavioral and mental health. The Behavioral Health Today podcast shares unique and relevant topics occurring within our world and communities with a mental health professional perspective.

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May 13, 2021 20 min

This episode resumes the conversation with Dr. Graham Taylor and Jerry Barone of Effective School Solutions (ESS). They discuss other ESS programs including, virtual therapeutic support, crisis assessment, and re-entry solutions, mental health vision, planning the support, and their successes.  Last year through February, this year, Effective School Solutions had 89% of students fully engaged in virtual services, 16% increase in GP...

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Among students ages 12 to 17, Abnormal Psychology found a 52% increase in depression, 71% increase in reports of serious psychological distress. And sadly, there's been a 47% increase in students who had suicidal thoughts. Some significant mental health challenges are growing in our communities that impact our children. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Jerry Barone, the chief clinical officer at Effective School ...

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This episode is part of our clinician series, we're going to be taking you behind the proverbial therapy door, giving you a more, in-depth look at compulsive sexual behavior disorder and what patients experience. Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Stefanie Carnes. Stefanie is the president of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals and a senior fellow for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare.?In their time t...

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Most men struggling to find a foothold in really knowing what a real man is and what a real man does. EVRYMAN has a men's wellness organization whose focus is to help men transform their lives by harnessing the power of their emotions and deepening their connection within themselves and with other men. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Owen Marcus and Lucas Krump from EVRYMAN about their men’s support group and the...

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In celebration of our first birthday, we’re re-releasing one of our favorite episodes from the past year. Compassion is unequivocally what we need to see for individuals to understand where some of their racist beliefs are and how we can begin to make impactful change. In this episode, Brandon J. Johnson, M.H.S talks with Dr. Graham Taylor about how introspection and empathy are the cornerstones of managing our racism. if we can ju...

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In celebration of our first birthday, we’re releasing the second of two new episodes this week. This episode is part of our Clinicians’ Series, where we take a deeper dive into therapeutic processes. Dr. Susan Litton, CEO of PsyBooks and Clinical Psychologist, returns in a discussion with Dr. Graham Taylor about the limits of evidence-based practices and the art that goes into combining the diverse forms of psychotherapies. Evidenc...

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In celebration of our first birthday, we’re re-releasing one of our favorite episodes from the past year. We entered the field with fire and that trauma stewardship is about tending to the coals. In this episode, Lidia Michel, Psy.D. joins Dr. Graham Taylor in a discussion on trauma stewardship and how to care for those that care for others. Lidia speaks on the guideposts of stewardship: identifying your working role model, minimiz...

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In celebration of our first birthday, we’re releasing the first of two new episodes this week. In this episode, Katie Vernoy, LMFT, and Curt Widhalm, LMFT, the founders of Therapy Re-imagined Conferences, and hosts of the Modern Therapist Survival Guide Podcasts, join Dr. Graham Taylor in encouraging clinicians to reimagine therapy and therapist education. Their conferences and podcast are embracing aspects of making continuing edu...

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In celebration of our first birthday, we’re re-releasing one of our favorite episodes from the past year. Author of The Psychology of Pandemics, Dr. Steven Taylor joins Dr. Graham Taylor in a discussion about the current and past pandemics. Dr. Steven Taylor outlines the patterns that occur from a global pandemic, identifies the warning signs of stress, and the components of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for symptoms that linger p...

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Trauma is a very unique aspect of our field, where we get to not necessarily bring people up out of their trauma but to join them in it. And as we do, we watch them find this path that's uniquely their own and they get to walk us through their path of healing. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Guy Macpherson, clinical psychologist, and creator of the Trauma Therapist Project and the host of Trauma Therapist Po...

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If you don't know the best use of your time and your money, where you're getting the biggest ROI, then you are missing out in so many different ways. In this second episode, we resume our discussion with Joe Sanok, the creator of Practice of the Practice, about ways to think about money and to grow that wealth in a way that can be beneficial to ourselves our time. Together they talk about opportunities for veteran practitio...

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Mental health is such a wonderful field to be involved in, but in our schooling, we are not typically taught about the business side of running a private practice. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Joe Sanok, the creator behind the practice of the practice. Joe is a speaker, a mental health counselor business consultant, and a podcaster. In 2012, Joe started the practice of the practice podcast and it's become the ...

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There are a lot of aspects to our practice: HIPAA compliance, working with insurance panels, collecting copays, notifications of sessions coming up, note-taking, and more. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Susan Litton, CEO of PSYBooks. Susan shares her story going from Clinical Psychologist to Web Developer and Designer a passion that gave her unique skills to help create a better EHR and Portal. She explains the his...

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The field of behavior analysis continues to uncover new and improved knowledge about behavior - for the purposes of description, prediction, and control - to emphasize the functional relationships between behavior and one's environment. In this episode Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Kristen Rollman, BCBA about the functional contextual approaches to behavior analysis, its importance within the assessment process, and how this ap...

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In part 1 we were able to establish a foundation of what effective leadership is and some of the meaningful ways we define the role of being a leader. There are great opportunities for us to find ways to lead in our lives. In part 2, Dr. Graham Taylor is again joined by Joshua Taylor, Head Coach of the University of Missouri Women’s Volleyball Program. We'll resume our conversation today with a free association naming exercise ...

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 In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Joshua Taylor, Head Coach of the University of Missouri Women’s Volleyball Program. Together they discuss the characteristics of being an effective leader, the value of being a good teammate, modeling yourself as a leader, living a disciplined life determined to do right things, gratitude and the importance of empathy and trust. These strategies, these ways of thinking, attitudes, be...

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 This episode is part of our Clinicians’ Series, where we take a deeper dive into the strategies and therapeutic practices around couples focused work. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Michele Haley. Michele has nearly two decades of experience in couples therapy, romantic relationship, and group work. Together they discuss terrific strategies for healthy couples communication, skill building, emotional regulatio...

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In today's episode Kevin Hines, award winning global speaker, author, filmmaker, and suicide prevention and mental health advocate, tells his story of living with mental illness, being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and his survival after jumping from the golden gate bridge. Together Dr. Graham Taylor and Kevin discuss suicide prevention, the art of wellness, ways to successfully live well, and ways we can craft language and h...

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Eating disorders have the second highest mortality rate of any mental illness. In this episode Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Lauren Smolar, Senior Director of Programs at the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). Together they discuss the behavioral patterns that lead to an eating disorder, questions around what defines certain eating disorders, warning signs that could indicate an eating disorder, and the impact of social ...

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In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Dr. Ann Callahan, LCSW about how we can use human spirituality to enhance our relationships with clients in ways that will increase their quality of life. Dr. Callahan shares her experience working in hospice and palliative care and ways to incorporate this perspective into a client’s assessment, ways to engage in nursing homes, expressions of spirituality, dignity and respect, and the...

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