16 episodes

This monthly podcast for medical students, residents, fellows, and early career professionals will include interviews with community psychiatrists to learn about their career trajectories, conversations about recent articles from the Community Mental Health Journal, discussions of key concepts from the Textbook of Community Psychiatry, and more. The purpose of the podcast is to connect, educate, and inspire trainees and young community psychiatrists. Created by the American Association for Community Psychiatry (AACP). Follow us on Instagram (@aacp_communitypsych) and Twitter (@AACP123).

The Community Psychiatry Podcast The Community Psychiatry Podcast

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

This monthly podcast for medical students, residents, fellows, and early career professionals will include interviews with community psychiatrists to learn about their career trajectories, conversations about recent articles from the Community Mental Health Journal, discussions of key concepts from the Textbook of Community Psychiatry, and more. The purpose of the podcast is to connect, educate, and inspire trainees and young community psychiatrists. Created by the American Association for Community Psychiatry (AACP). Follow us on Instagram (@aacp_communitypsych) and Twitter (@AACP123).

    Special Session: Judge Steve Leifman on Criminal Justice Reform for Individuals with Severe Mental Illness

    Special Session: Judge Steve Leifman on Criminal Justice Reform for Individuals with Severe Mental Illness

    Judge Steve Leifman discusses the intersection of the criminal-legal system and mental health, advocates for systemic changes to reduce the criminalization of severe mental illness, and highlights diversion and treatment programs, including the Miami Center for Mental Health and Recovery.



    Timestamps:

    00:10 Introductions

    03:11 Mental Healthcare and the Criminal System

    06:18 Crisis Intervention Teams

    09:15 Diversion Programs

    13:35 Miami Center for Mental Health and Recovery

    22:40 Final Thoughts



    Miami Center for Mental Health and Recovery

    Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative

    Mental Health Professionals’ Guide to Their Role in the Criminal Justice System



    Created by the American Association for Community Psychiatry (AACP).

    Free AACP Membership for Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows | Instagram | Twitter | Listener Survey | Follow, review, and share!



    Guest:

    Judge Steve Leifman is the Associate Administrative Judge of the Miami-Dade County Court Criminal Division. He previously served as Special Advisor on Criminal Justice and Mental Health for the Supreme Court of Florida and currently chairs the Florida Supreme Court’s Steering Committee on Problem Solving Courts. Judge Leifman is the co-chair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Mental Health Committee and co-chair of the Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative. He serves on the Florida Statewide Task Force on Opioid Abuse, the Florida Drug Policy Advisory Council, and the National Institute on Drug Addiction’s (NIDA) Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network. Judge Leifman is a member of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP), a Lecturer in Psychiatry at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and a Voluntary Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Judge Leifman was appointed to serve on the Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators National Judicial Task Force to Examine State Courts Response to Mental Illness and the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) established by the 21st Century Cures Act. In 2015, Judge Leifman received the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence. One of the nation’s highest judicial honors presented by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., the Rehnquist Award is presented annually to a state court judge who exemplifies judicial excellence, integrity, fairness, and professional ethics. Judge Leifman is also the first recipient to receive the Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Award for Judicial Excellence (2015). He was named a 2016 Governing Magazine Public Official of the Year. More recently, Judge Leifman was awarded the 2020 Dade County Bar Association (DCBA) David W. Dyer Professionalism Award, the 2018 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health, the 2019 Yale-NAMI Mental Health Advocacy Award and a 2019 Presidential Commendation by the American Psychiatric Association. On October 22, 2023, Judge Leifman was bestowed the Papal Medal Benemerenti from Pope Francis by Archbishop Thomas Wenski for his work in the judicial system on behalf of people with mental illnesses. Judge Leifman has authored and published numerous articles and has been featured in many national and local television programs, radio programs, and articles regarding mental health and the criminal justice system. His most recent co-authored article was published in the Atlantic Magazine on May 30, 2022. Judge Leifman is the subject of the Documentary, The Definition of Insanity which aired nationally on PBS on April 14, 2020 - https://doifilm.com/



    Host:

    Angela Liu, MD is a second-year psychiatry resident and APA Public Psychiatry Fellow. 



    Editor:

    Gabriel Allaf is a fourth-year medical student.



    Credit Attribution: Stock Media provided by StockAudios / Pond5

    • 24 min
    Dr. Sarah Vinson on Structural and Interpersonal Adultism and its Impact on Youth Mental Health and Mental Health Care

    Dr. Sarah Vinson on Structural and Interpersonal Adultism and its Impact on Youth Mental Health and Mental Health Care

    Dr. Sarah Vinson discusses interpersonal and structural adultism, explores the implications of adultism on the social determinants of mental health and population mental health, and provides recommendations for community psychiatrists to help address the youth mental health crisis. 



    Timestamps:

    00:10 Introductions

    01:25 Overview of Adultism

    03:51 Interpersonal vs Structural Adultism

    08:44 Impacts on Youth Mental Health

    13:40 Recommendations for Community Psychiatrists

    17:42 Final Thoughts



    Social (In)Justice and Mental Health



    Created by the American Association for Community Psychiatry (AACP).

    Free AACP Membership for Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows | Instagram | Twitter | Listener Survey | Follow, review, and share!



    Guest:

    Sarah Y. Vinson, MD is a Triple Board Certified Child & Adolescent, Adult, and Forensic Psychiatrist and currently serves as the Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Morehouse School of Medicine. She is the founder of the Lorio Psych Group, an Atlanta, GA based mental health practice providing expert care and consultation.  Dr. Vinson is also the founder of Lorio Forensics, which provides consultation in a wide variety of cases in criminal, civil and family court cases.  After graduating from medical school at the University of Florida with Research Honors and as an Inductee in the Chapman Humanism Honors Society, she completed her general psychiatry training at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School. While there, she also received specialized training in trauma through the Victims of Violence Program. She then returned to the South to complete fellowships in both child & adolescent and forensic psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine. She has been elected and/or appointed to national and statewide office by her professional peers. She is the Past President of the Georgia Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Treasurer of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association. Additionally, she is an Advisor for the Judges Psychiatry Leadership Initiative.  She has been a speaker at national conferences including the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting and The National Urban League Annual Meeting.. Dr. Vinson has received numerous awards in recognition of her service and leadership including the University of Florida College of Medicine Outstanding Young Alumna Award and the APA Jeanne Spurlock Minority Fellowship Alumna Achievement Award.



    Host:

    Angela Liu, MD is a second-year psychiatry resident and APA Public Psychiatry Fellow. 



    Credit Attribution: Stock Media provided by StockAudios / Pond5

    • 19 min
    Textbook Talk: Dr. Van Yu on Housing First and the Role of Psychiatry in Supported Housing

    Textbook Talk: Dr. Van Yu on Housing First and the Role of Psychiatry in Supported Housing

    Dr. Rob Gadomski and Dr. Van Yu discuss key takeaways from the Housing First and the Role of Psychiatry in Supported Housing chapter of the Textbook of Community Psychiatry and more!



    Timestamps:

    00:10 Introductions

    02:00 Supportive Housing and Housing First

    19:25 Experience Working in Supportive Housing

    25:30 Managing Boundaries as a Community Psychiatrist

    33:15 Final Thoughts



    Purchase the Textbook of Community Psychiatry

    Created by the American Association for Community Psychiatry (AACP).

    Free AACP Membership for Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows | Instagram | Twitter | Listener Survey | Follow, review, and share!



    Guest:

    Van Yu, MD is Chief Medical Officer of the Center Urban Community Services (CUCS) and its healthcare affiliate Janian Medical Care, which provides on-site psychiatric and primary care to people with lived experience of homelessness at outreach programs, drop-in centers, shelters, safe havens and supportive housing programs. Dr. Yu earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1995 and completed residency training in psychiatry in 1999, including serving as a chief resident, at the New York University Medical Center. After completing residency, Dr. Yu was an Attending Psychiatrist in the Bellevue Hospital Center Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) for two years before becoming Assistant Director from April 2001 to March 2003. He joined the Project for Psychiatric Outreach to the Homeless, the precursor of Janian Medical Care, as a Staff Psychiatrist in April 2003. He also served as Medical Director of the Manhattan Outreach Consortium from 2007 to 2013. Dr. Yu is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the New York University School of Medicine where he has had a faculty appointment since 1998.



    Host:

    Rob Gadomski, DO is the Deputy Medical Director of Psychiatric Services at Project Renewal, Inc and a graduate of the Columbia Public Psychiatry Fellowship in June 2022. He works primarily with homeless and marginalized individuals in the New York City area. He went to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and completed his psychiatry residency training at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia before moving to NYC, where he gathered an interest in working with homeless populations and individuals interacting with the criminal legal system.



    Editor:

    Zoe Wyse is a second-year medical student.



    Credit Attribution: Stock Media provided by StockAudios / Pond5

    • 35 min
    Special Session: Dr. Atasha Jordan on Bridging the Gap Between Psychiatry and Faith Communities

    Special Session: Dr. Atasha Jordan on Bridging the Gap Between Psychiatry and Faith Communities

    Dr. Atasha Jordan discusses her journey in establishing the Christian Mental Health Initiative, her passion for improving mental health education in faith-based communities, and her recommendations for community psychiatrists to ask patients about their religious and spiritual preferences.

    Timestamps:

    00:10 Introductions

    01:58 Overview of the Christian Mental Health Initiative

    08:34 Collaborating with Church Leaders

    16:58 Future Directions

    23:57 Discussing Faith with Patients

    28:34 Key Takeaways

    Christian Mental Health Initiative:

    - Website: www.christianmentalhealthinitiative.org

    - Social media: @CMHIConnect (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, TikTok)

    Dr. Atasha Jordan:

    - Website: www.atashajordan.com

    - Social media: @atashajordan (Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest)

    - Social media: @dr.atasha (TikTok)

     FICA and HOPE Assessment, Cultural Formulation Interview

    Created by the American Association for Community Psychiatry (AACP).

    Free AACP Membership for Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows | Other AACP Membership | Instagram | Twitter | Listener Survey | Follow, review, and share!

    Guest:

    Dr. Atasha Jordan, MD, MBA is passionate about serving patients with mental health illnesses in the U.S. and the Caribbean. Dr. Jordan aims to highlight the important intersection of faith and mental health. Dr. Jordan is frequently featured at national and international academic conferences, Grand Rounds, Christian conferences, international news and radio, and more. She studies Mental Health First Aid as an evidence-based psychoeducation intervention for Black church attendees in Philadelphia. Dr. Jordan recently founded the 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian Mental Health Initiative to help churches address the mental health needs of their congregants. Dr. Jordan is an attending psychiatrist at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, NJ, where she splits her time between clinical psychiatry, medical school student teaching, and community-based participatory research in faith-based communities.

    Host:

    Angela Liu, MD is a second-year psychiatry resident and APA Public Psychiatry Fellow. 

    Editor:

    Aldwin Soumare, DO, MS

    Credit Attribution: Stock Media provided by StockAudios / Pond5

    • 29 min
    Textbook Talk: Dr. Monica Taylor-Desir on the Social and Political Determinants of Health and Mental Health

    Textbook Talk: Dr. Monica Taylor-Desir on the Social and Political Determinants of Health and Mental Health

    Dr. Rob Gadomski and Dr. Monica Taylor-Desir discuss key takeaways from the Social and Political Determinants of Health and Mental Health chapter of the Textbook of Community Psychiatry and more!

    Timestamps:

    00:10   Introductions

    02:15   Social Determinants of Mental Health 

    12:05   Political Determinants of Mental Health 

    18:37   Different Forms of Advocacy

    21:51   Advice for Trainees and Community Psychiatrists

    Purchase the Textbook of Community Psychiatry

    Created by the American Association for Community Psychiatry (AACP).

    Free AACP Membership for Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows | Other AACP Membership | Instagram | Twitter | Listener Survey | Follow, review, and share!

    Guest:

    Monica Taylor-Desir, MD, MPH is a psychiatrist with the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where she serves as a community psychiatrist for the Olmsted County Assertive Community Treatment Team, at the Southeast Regional Crisis Center and as the co-chair for the Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Committee for the Mayo Midwest Department of Psychiatry and Psychology. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic Dr. Taylor-Desir served as a community psychiatrist for tribal communities for 16 years. Dr. Taylor-Desir graduated from the University of Cincinnati College Of Medicine. She completed her psychiatry residency and a fellowship in community psychiatry at Emory University. Dr. Taylor-Desir is a member of the Health Equity and Racial Justice Committee of the Minnesota Psychiatric Society and also serves on the National Network of Depression Centers Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workgroup. Dr. Taylor-Desir also has the pleasure of serving as the secretary for the American Psychiatric Association Foundation Board.

    Host:

    Rob Gadomski, DO is the Deputy Medical Director of Psychiatric Services at Project Renewal, Inc and a graduate of the Columbia Public Psychiatry Fellowship in June 2022. He works primarily with homeless and marginalized individuals in the New York City area. He went to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and completed his psychiatry residency training at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia before moving to NYC, where he gathered an interest in working with homeless populations and individuals interacting with the criminal legal system.

    Editor:

    Gabriel Allaf is a fourth-year medical student.

    Credit Attribution: Stock Media provided by StockAudios / Pond5

    • 28 min
    Career Chat: Dr. Jeff Eisen on Business and Healthcare Operations in Community Psychiatry

    Career Chat: Dr. Jeff Eisen on Business and Healthcare Operations in Community Psychiatry

    Dr. Jeff Eisen describes his career path from a background in Business and Healthcare Operations to becoming the Chief Medical and Operating Officer for Behavioral Health at a large health system in Washington state and lessons learned along the way!

    Timestamps:

    00:10 Introductions

    03:00 Business and Healthcare Operations Training

    09:40 Prior Careers in Community Psychiatry

    16:47 Current Role as a Chief Medical and Operating Officer for Behavioral Health

    28:10 Final Words of Advice

    Created by the American Association for Community Psychiatry (AACP).

    Free AACP Membership for Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows | Other AACP Membership | Instagram | Twitter | Listener Survey | Follow, review, and share!

    Guest:

    Jeffrey Eisen, MD, MBA currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer of the Behavioral Health Network and Chief Operating Officer of Outpatient Services for the MultiCare Health System. In this role, Dr. Eisen leads the system-wide delivery of psychiatric services, which includes the development of a collaborative, coordinated system of behavioral healthcare across the region. In addition, Dr. Eisen holds a faculty position in the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University. Prior to MultiCare, Dr. Eisen served as the Chief Medical and Health Integration Officer of Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, the largest provider of community-based mental health and substance use treatment services in the state of Oregon. Prior to these appointments, Dr. Eisen served as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Eisen sat on the mental health advisory team and the opioid overdose epidemic task force for former Oregon Governor Kate Brown and was a consulting advisor to the mental health transformation team of California Governor Gavin Newsom. He is also the Past President of the Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association, the state branch of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Eisen received his MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his postdoctoral residency in adult psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School. He was a fellow in forensic psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts, affiliated with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.  Dr. Eisen also holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, with certification in Public Management.

    Host:

    Angela Liu, MD is a second-year psychiatry resident and APA Public Psychiatry Fellow. 

    Editor:

    Zoe Wyse is a second-year medical student.

    Credit Attribution: Stock Media provided by StockAudios / Pond5

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Samjackson15 ,

Excellent guests!

I really like that the episodes include emerging leaders as well as experienced pillars in the field of community psychiatry. Greatly enjoyed the few episodes I’ve listened to and looking forward to hearing the rest!!

Folgspjgsspp ,

Fantastic intro to community psych!

This podcast is a fantastic intro to important topics in community psych. Useful for trainees at all levels and fully practicing clinicians! You hear from national leaders in community psychiatry

4thyearmedstudent ,

Informative and inspiring!

I can’t stop listening to this podcast! As a medical student, I love to learn more about the different fields of medicine through alternative formats like podcasts during my commute, and this podcast has been a great addition. Although I’m interested in psychiatry, I think a lot of these topics can also be helpful for anyone going into community medicine in general! Great job and thank you for this podcast.

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Huberman Lab
Scicomm Media
Nothing much happens: bedtime stories to help you sleep
iHeartPodcasts
Perform with Dr. Andy Galpin
Scicomm Media
On Purpose with Jay Shetty
iHeartPodcasts
Passion Struck with John R. Miles
John R. Miles
The Dr. John Delony Show
Ramsey Network

You Might Also Like

American Journal of Psychiatry Audio
American Journal of Psychiatry
Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry Updates
Psychopharmacology Institute
NEI Podcast
Neuroscience Education Institute
Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Podcast
David Puder, M.D.
The Ezra Klein Show
New York Times Opinion
The Daily
The New York Times