100 episodes

Welcome to Behavioral Health Today, a podcast by Triad Behavioral Health, where we tackle trending topics in behavioral and mental health. The Behavioral Health Today podcast is designed to share unique and relevant topics occurring within our world and communities, while bringing them a mental health perspective for Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage Family Therapists.

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    • 4.8 • 49 Ratings

Welcome to Behavioral Health Today, a podcast by Triad Behavioral Health, where we tackle trending topics in behavioral and mental health. The Behavioral Health Today podcast is designed to share unique and relevant topics occurring within our world and communities, while bringing them a mental health perspective for Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage Family Therapists.

    Open Path Psychotherapy Collective and Serving the Underserved with Paul Fugelsang & Caitlin Erwin – Episode 161

    Open Path Psychotherapy Collective and Serving the Underserved with Paul Fugelsang & Caitlin Erwin – Episode 161

    People are interested, motivated, and earnest in wanting to get help and begin therapy that is going to benefit their lives, but sometimes access to therapy or financial barriers can make that very, very hard. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Paul Fugelsang and Caitlin Erwin. Both Paul and Caitlin join us from Open Path Psychotherapy Collective, a national nonprofit providing affordable psychotherapy to uninsured or underinsured individuals, couples, families, and children. Paul is the Founder and Executive Director of Open Path. Paul is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 26 years of experience working in the mental health field. Caitlin is the Program Manager at Open Path. She has a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir Rhyne University. In her 6 years of experience with Open Path, Caitlin has helped break down barriers to access to mental health support. Together they discuss the Open Path platform, the ways clients can access therapists in a variety of specialties, the qualifying process as a therapist to become part of the collective, the free incentives available to therapists who work with Open Path, and finally, they discuss a new program focused on the healing arts called the Open Path Healing Arts Collective. Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is providing people with important mental health services, but with sensitivity to the financial and economic piece of access to care.

     

    For more information about Open Path Collective, please visit:

    https://openpathcollective.org

    For more information about the Open Path’s Therapist Referral Program, please visit: https://openpathcollective.org/blog/open-paths-therapist-referral-program/

    For more information about Open Path Healing Arts Collective, please visit: https://healingarts.org

    For more information about Open Path Online Wellness Courses, please visit: https://mentalhealth.openpathcollective.org

    • 23 min
    Psychological Perspective of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher with Lloyd Sederer – Episode 160

    Psychological Perspective of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher with Lloyd Sederer – Episode 160

    There is something about Jack Reacher, the protagonist in a series of crime thriller novels by a British author, Lee Child, that is special. Child has written 24 New York times best-selling Jack Reacher thrillers, 14, having reached the number one position suggesting that Reacher is touching something in us that might just be worth understanding psychologically. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Lloyd Sederer, mental health commissioner, adjunct professor, and super-fan of Lee Child’s Jack Reach book series. Lloyd has written four articles about the Jack Reacher character. Together Graham and Lloyd discuss the qualities we gravitate towards Reacher and a deeper discussion around reclaiming masculinity in the healthiest, most loving, tender-hearted, strong, courageous, noble kind of way.

     

    Read Lloyd’s review of Blue Moon: A Jack Reach Novel: https://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/blue-moon-jack-reacher-novel

    Read Lloyd’s review of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher Books: A Confession and Holiday Reading List: https://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/blue-moon-jack-reacher-novel

    Read Lloyd’s review of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher Books: A Confession and Holiday Reading List: https://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/blue-moon-jack-reacher-novel

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

    For more information about Ink-Stained for Life by Lloyd Sederer, please visit: https://www.askdrlloyd.com/ink-stained-for-life

    • 43 min
    Public Policy and Systemic Change with Reyna Taylor – Episode 159

    Public Policy and Systemic Change with Reyna Taylor – Episode 159

    If we see the passion behind changing the system for mental health and substance use, both on the federal side and the state side, we have a real opportunity to make a difference in the change of that system. In today’s episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Reyna Taylor. Reyna is the Vice President of Public Policy and Advocacy. She leads public policy and government affairs activities, supervises legislative matters, and guides overall public policy strategy at the state and federal levels. Together Graham and Reyna discuss the work the National Council is doing on a federal and state levels, implementing systemic change, and the impact of national programs to assist both communities to address mental wellness as well as the health and wellness of providers to keep the workforce strong.

     

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

    For more information about the National Council’s Policy Priorities, please visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/get-involved/be-an-advocate/policy-priorities/

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

    • 31 min
    Commanding Collaborative Care with Virna Little – Episode 158

    Commanding Collaborative Care with Virna Little – Episode 158

    Concert Health is aiming to rearchitect the nation's behavioral health system with a mission to give every American access to higher quality behavioral health services in collaborative care with their trusted primary care provider. In today’s episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Virna Little. Virna is the Co-founder and Chief Clinical Officer for Concert Health, a national organization providing behavioral health services to primary care providers. Virna has a Doctoral degree in Psychology, a master’s in social work. She has over 22 years of experience as Senior Vice President for a larger FQHC network in New York overseeing over 300 behavioral health and community staff and worked in New York City Health and Hospitals as a city-wide family violence coordinator. Together they discuss the challenges of primary care in addressing mental health needs, the successes and improved patients from collaborative care, and the integration process and measurements used to identify patients, review patient progress, and build key relapse prevention. Concert Health is taking the mental health component off the hands of primary care physicians, making it easier for them, and supporting primary care physicians to truly practice whole person care.

     

    For more information about Concert Health, please visit: https://www.concerthealth.io

    To contact Concert Health about Partnership, please visit: https://www.concerthealth.io/contact-us

    For career opportunities and joining the Concert Team, please visit: https://www.concerthealth.io/careers

    • 29 min
    Social Justice Leadership with Tamanna Patel, MPH – Episode 157

    Social Justice Leadership with Tamanna Patel, MPH – Episode 157

    The Social Justice Leadership Academy was created to help individuals really understand the impact of injustices and see the inequities and really how complex systemic racism really is. In today’s episode, Dr. Erin Elmore speaks with Tamanna Patel. Tamanna is the Director of Practice Improvement at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. Tamanna has experience coaching communities in applying adaptive strategies with a focus on building relationships and trust, capacity-building opportunities, and long-term sustainability. Her particular interest includes addressing health equity and social determinants of health in rural communities. Together they discuss advancing social justice to advance mental wellbeing, effecting change on multiple levels: interpersonal, intrapersonal, organizational, communal, and systemic levels, and recommendations on how people can start their reflection on biases to be a leader in social justice reform. This begins with inner reflection and slowly getting to the awareness of what you can do within your sphere of control and create change. 

     

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

    For more information about The Social Justice Leadership Academy, a free 12-month virtual series, please visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/program/the-social-justice-leadership-academy/

    For more information about upcoming Social Justice Leadership Academy Events, please visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/program/the-social-justice-leadership-academy/events/

    For more information about White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, please visit: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/566247/white-fragility-by-dr-robin-diangelo/

    • 35 min
    Address the Workforce Crisis with Ayla Colella, LMHC – Episode 156

    Address the Workforce Crisis with Ayla Colella, LMHC – Episode 156

    There is a workforce crisis happening in the behavioral health industry. There are staff shortages, there’s a lower rate of same-day access, there's a lower threshold for stress, and the need for this like extreme resiliency that we haven't experienced before. In today’s episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Ayla Colella, LMHC. Ayla is a Senior Director at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing and works in project leadership, training, technical assistance, supervision, and public speaking. Her experience as a clinical practitioner, her rapport with members, and her work with Talkspace have given her a pragmatic perspective on developing relevant training for behavioral and mental health professionals. Together Graham and Ayla discuss the challenges of workforce training and staffing, the thinking behind the creation of programs, the unique understanding and empathic attunement to the needs of both those receiving services as well as practitioners, and finally, they discuss ways of providing the best services to support clinicians on a continuum of their career. The National Council has a deep and a very wide bench of consultants that do a lot of work with local community behavioral health organizations to help them both overcome or mitigate some of the stressors that they're experiencing, but also help them better understand how to develop a plan and address what it is they're going through and how to better articulate their needs.

     

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

    For more information about The Social Justice Leadership Academy, a free 12-month virtual series, please visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/program/the-social-justice-leadership-academy/

    For more information about Public Health, please visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/our-work/focus-areas/public-health/

    For more information about Workforce Development, please visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/our-work/focus-areas/workforce-development/

    For more information on Leadership Training and Consulting Services, please visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/our-work/consulting-training/consulting-services/

    For more information about the National Council’s Policy Priorities, please visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/get-involved/be-an-advocate/policy-priorities/

    • 31 min

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