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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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 51 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.

    Clinicians Series: Parental Tips to Communicating with Your Teen with Michael Klinkner, LCSW – Episode 200

    Clinicians Series: Parental Tips to Communicating with Your Teen with Michael Klinkner, LCSW – Episode 200

    Today, we’re celebrating our 200th episode of Behavioral Health Today! In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Michael Klinkner. Michael is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 22 years of experience helping children, adolescents, and adults in therapy. Michael has specialty training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Neurolinguistic Programming. Currently, Michael is working with Evolve Counseling in Arizona where he treats a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and ADHD, focusing primarily on children, teen, and adolescent populations. Together Graham and Michael discuss the current pressures of teens, how to have tough conversations, connecting with your child by building routines into your day, a foundation for your child’s consumption of social media, and the importance of family values and the discussion of those as a family system. All behavior is communication, but if we can give them a different way to do it by coaching the parents up and tooling them, we can see changes actually occur.
     
    For more information about Michael Klinkner and Evolve Counseling, please visit: https://www.evolvecounselingaz.com
    Connect with Michael on Instagram at michael_klinknercouseling, or visit: https://www.instagram.com/evolvecounseling_AZ/
    Finally, connect with Michael on Facebook at michaelklinknercounseling, or visit: https://www.facebook.com/michaelklinknercounseling

    • 42 min
    Applying Motivational Interviewing & Understanding Our Biases with Marya Wright, LCSW – Episode 199

    Applying Motivational Interviewing & Understanding Our Biases with Marya Wright, LCSW – Episode 199

    Our social landscape in our environment contributes to the biases that we hold. So self-examination work is really important to understand yourself so you can understand others in a deeper empathetic way. The spirit of motivational interviewing can be used in such a way that can lower barriers of the systems that we work in as to interface with clients, support the clients where they're at, and find a way to curate change that will be longstanding. In this episode, Dr. Erin Elmore speaks with Marya Wright, LCSW. Marya is a nationally distinguished social worker, consultant, international trainer, and facilitator with experience in organizational leadership, child welfare services, and curriculum development. She is the President and CEO of Wright Community Services, LLC, a company that strives to empower system-involved families through awareness, services and education while also providing consultation, training, and system specific facilitation to agencies that services these communities.
     
    For more information about Marya Wright Consulting, please visit: https://www.maryawrightconsulting.com
    For more information about Wright Community Services, and their community resources and storefront, please visit: https://www.wrightcommunityservices.com
    For more information about Motivational Interviewing in Social Work Practice by Melinda Hohman and contribution by Marya Wright, please visit: https://www.maryawrightconsulting.com/press-room
    For more information about the article White Supremacy by Tema Okun, please visit: https://www.dismantlingracism.org/uploads/4/3/5/7/43579015/okun_-_white_sup_culture.pdf

    • 36 min
    Maintaining Your New Year’s Resolution Using Motivational Interviewing with Pam Pietruszewski, MA – Episode 198

    Maintaining Your New Year’s Resolution Using Motivational Interviewing with Pam Pietruszewski, MA – Episode 198

    How are people most motivated? They're motivated by feeling invested, having that engagement, being in the same head space as the person helping them and having their thoughts considered. In this episode, Dr. Erin Elmore speaks with Pam Pietruszewski, MA. Pam has more than 30 years’ experience designing and implementing programs to integrate behavioral health and primary care services. Her work includes the program Getting Candid: Framing the Conversation Around Youth Substance Use Prevention funded by the CDC, and DIAMOND, a depression care management program that received the 2010 Gold Award from the American Psychiatric Association. Pam holds a master’s degree in counseling and psychological services and is a member of the national Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Together Erin and Pam discuss the spirit of motivational interviewing, the power of reflective listening, change talk, and how to use motivational interviewing to maintain your new year’s resolutions. The normal natural evolution of any self-improvement is tracking the small steps along the way. And Motivational Interviewing helps facilitate that.
     
    For more information about Motivational Interviewing, please visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/service/motivational-interviewing/
    For more information about The Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainings (MINT), please visit: https://motivationalinterviewing.org
    For more information about National Council for Mental Wellbeing, please visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org

    • 37 min
    Part 2: Moral Opportunity and Engaging with Your Societal Position with Brian Lowery – Episode 197

    Part 2: Moral Opportunity and Engaging with Your Societal Position with Brian Lowery – Episode 197

    This episode resumes our conversation with Dr. Graham Taylor and his guest Brian Lowery. In our last episode, we asked what if we could change the word privilege into something different that wasn’t so reactionary, and defined privilege as aspirational, almost virtuous opportunities, that strives for collective transcendence. We discussed how defensiveness and the feelings of guilt, shame, and avoidance toward our privileges deprives us of a richer life. And how appropriately identifying our privileges will direct our actions to steward our lives in creating a better world. And lastly, we discussed what a more just and equitable world would look like, allowing differences between people to contribute to society and their natural talents to flourish because of equitable access. And how in modern times, we should have a minimal level of life quality. We’ll resume our talk today by discussing societal organization and the collective production of social goods. It’s important to remember the way things are, are because we’ve structured it this way. We live in the society that we’ve created. So, if we conditioned it, we could recondition it to something better.
     
    For more information about Brian Lowery and his podcast Know What You See, please visit: https://www.knowwhatyousee.com
    For more information about Selfless by Brian Lowery and his new book, please visit:https://www.harpercollins.com/products/selfless-brian-lowery
    For more information about articles and other media content by Brian Lowery about race, equity, and privilege, please visit: https://www.knowwhatyousee.com/media-page
    For more information about Brian Lowery and Stanford Graduate School of Business, please visit: https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/faculty-research/faculty/brian-lowery

    • 20 min
    Part 1: Moral Opportunity and Engaging with Your Societal Position with Brian Lowery – Episode 196

    Part 1: Moral Opportunity and Engaging with Your Societal Position with Brian Lowery – Episode 196

    If you could change the word privilege, given its recent incendiary tendency, so that it wouldn't be so reactionary, what word would you choose that might invite and allow a conversation between folks that might be a little more inviting, a little bit more engaged, and a little bit more inclusive? In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Brian Lowery. Brian is a professor of Organizational Behavior and a Social Psychologist by training at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Brian is driving an initiative to shape enlightened and purposeful leaders for a diverse society. Brian’s research examines the operation of racial attitudes below the threshold of consciousness and the perception of inequality. He has been published in major scholarly journals such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Law and Human Behavior. Together Graham and Brian discuss how identifying privilege can direct our actions and provides an opportunity to improve ourselves and our community. They discuss how defensiveness and the feelings of guilt, shame, and avoidance towards privilege deprives us of a richer life. And lastly, they discuss what a more just and equitable world would look like and how in current times, we should have a minimal level of life quality. We will resume this conversation in our next upcoming podcast.
    For more information about Brian Lowery and his podcast Know What You See, please visit: https://www.knowwhatyousee.com
    For more information about Selfless by Brian Lowery and his new book, please visit:https://www.harpercollins.com/products/selfless-brian-lowery
    For more information about articles and other media content by Brian Lowery about race, equity, and privilege, please visit: https://www.knowwhatyousee.com/media-page
    For more information about Brian Lowery and Stanford Graduate School of Business, please visit: https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/faculty-research/faculty/brian-lowery
     

    • 29 min
    Clinicians Series: Affirming Care with Steven Haden, MSW – Episode 195

    Clinicians Series: Affirming Care with Steven Haden, MSW – Episode 195

    Envision: You offers programs for parents, caregivers, and clinicians that tailors content to create identity-affirming and culturally relevant care. Their programs aim to co-create healing spaces that validate identity and help to understand different experiences. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Steven Haden, MSW. Steven is the CEO and Co-Founder to Envision: You, a non-profit that works to improve the behavioral health outcomes of the LGBTQ+ community by addressing the disparity in the care they receive. Steven is a Certified LGBTQ+ Affirming therapist, Mental Health First Aid Instructor, and public speaker on issues related to behavioral health concerns from the perspective of lived experience. Through Envision: You, Steven has helped lead an initiative to implement a multi-media public awareness campaign and no-cost virtual behavioral telehealth services to increase access to LGBTQ+ affirming care. Together Graham and Steven discuss the various programs of Envision: You: How to Have the Talk, Q is for Questioning, Finding Hope, IDEA Initiative, the Mental Health Action Toolkit, and the Affirming Care course. They also discuss updates on the You: Flourish app, currently in development. Envision: You is working every day to help create communities that are safer and more welcoming to members of the LGBTQ+ community. There is hope and there are people that care about you members of the community.
     
    For more information about Envision: You, please visit: https://www.envision-you.org
    For more information about the You: Flourish app, please visit: https://you-flourish.com
    If you’re looking to initiate conversation and learn how to have “the talk”, please visit: https://www.envision-you.org/how-to-have-the-talk
    For more information about Q is for Questioning, please visit: https://www.envision-you.org/q-is-for-questioning
    For more information about Affirming Care and training, please visit: https://www.envision-you.org/lgbtq-behavioral-health-training

    • 33 min

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