The Psy Files is a podcast that explores multiple areas in the field of psychology by interviewing some of Kentucky’s leading psychological experts. Our program is meant to inform, educate, and entertain listeners by delving into the inner workings of the field of psychology as well as mental health in our state. We explore topics such as substance abuse, trauma, suicide, forensics, and more. Additionally, we make it our goal to help break some of the stigmas surrounding our field through discourse, education, and fun. Mental health matters, and it is the intention of The Psy Files is to bring relevant topics to light.
Episode 12: Dr. Kevin Chapman
Dr. Chapman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, founder and director of the Kentucky Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (KYCARDS) where he specializes in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and related disorders. Dr. Chapman is a Diplomate and Certified by the Academy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (A-CBT), and is a internationally recognized expert in the implementation of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and related disorders. Additionally, Dr. Chapman serves on the Editorial Board for the Oxford University Press Treatments That Work treatment series, which includes evidence-based treatment protocols for training mental health professionals and treatment workbooks to assist clients throughout treatment. Dr. Chapman is also known for his expertise as it relates to the intersection of multiculturalism and mental health. Similarly, Dr. Chapman has published numerous papers in scientific journals and has written several book chapters. Dr. Chapman is a Faculty member for the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) for the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and serves on its Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Chapman also serves as a Mental Health Expert for TrueSport, a subsidiary for the United States Antidoping Agency (USADA). Dr. Chapman serves on several Editorial Boards including the Journal of Anxiety Disorders and Clinical Child and Family Psychologist Review. Additionally, Dr. Chapman is a Media Psychologist and regularly contributes to and serves as a consultant for multiple media outlets including A&E and other production companies. Along these lines, Dr. Chapman is also on the Psychology Expert Media Panel for the Coalition for the Application and Advancement of Psychological Science (CAAPS). Most recently, Dr. Chapman was the Program Psychologist for Seasons 1 and 2 on A&E’s hit documentary 60 Days In. Dr. Chapman has been featured in US News and World Report, USA Today, NBC Health, Bloomberg Business Week, Men’s Health, and numerous other outlets including the Nick News documentary Worried Sick: Living with Anxiety, a feature on adolescent anxiety. Dr. Chapman also serves as the Team Psychologist for the Louisville City Football Club (USL) and the Racing Louisville Football Club (NWSL). Dr. Chapman previously served as an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Chapman completed a BS in Psychology from Centre College, a MS in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville. Dr. Chapman was a two-sport collegiate athlete (track and field, football) and was inducted into the Centre College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2020.
Description of your current work setting:The Kentucky Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (KYCARDS). Time-limited, evidence-based treatment for anxiety and related disorders. Intensive treatments for phobias, panic, and agoraphobia.
Episode 11: Dr. Maggie Sergeant
Dr. Sergeant is in private practice in Owensboro, Kentucky and owner of Behavior Associates LLC. They provide therapy and behavior services primarily to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and well as assessment and Applied Behavior Analysis services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Sergeant is also an adjunct professor at Brescia University in their Masters program in clinical psychology. She has been involved with the Kentucky Psychological Association since graduate school and served in leadership roles on the Early Career Psychology Committee and as the Western-Central Kentucky Representative. Her current community service area includes serving on the board of Girls Inc. of Owensboro/Daviess County.
Episode 10: Dr. Rachel Buehner
Dr. Buehner earned her doctoral degree from the University of Louisville and is a practicing psychologist. She is the former President of the Kentucky Psychological Association. She serves on the KPA Board of Directors as the Chair of the KPA Communications Committee, as well as the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Psychological Foundation and the Board of Directors for FEAT-Families for Effective Autism Treatment. She resides in Louisville and is the proud mother of three children, Girl Scouts leader, and advocate.
Description of your current work setting:Dr. Buehner is a practicing psychologist and is the owner of Bring Light Psychology. She also works in the field of forensics with Shelton Forensic Solutions.
What is your involvement with KPA?:Dr. Buehner is the former President of the Kentucky Psychological Association as well as the former Greater Louisville (now Ohio River Region) Representative for KPA. She currently serves on the KPA Board of Directors as the Chair of the KPA Communications Committee, as well as the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Psychological Foundation
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Episode 09: Dr. Kari Jones
Dr. Kari Jones is a proud Eastern Kentuckian who completed her educational tour of the Commonwealth at the University of Kentucky, Morehead State University, and landed at her final stop at Spalding University for her doctorate degree. She's a mom to two young boys, a lover of the Kentucky Wildcats, and an owner of a small private practice where she utilizes individual psychotherapy and psychological assessment to serve her community. Dr. Jones owns a small private practice in Paintsville/Pikeville, KY and utilizes individual psychotherapy and psychological assessment to serve her community. She also has served as adjunct faculty in the Counseling PhD program at the University of Kentucky, and this year she will be teaching a dual credit Psychology course through Morehead State University for one of the local high schools in her area. Dr. Jones is currently serving as the Secretary of KPA on the Executive Committee.
Episode 08: Sarah Nolan
Bio:I am a native of Kentucky; I grew up in Oldham County. I attended Georgetown College for my undergraduate degree in Psychology (2008), and I later attended Murray State University to earn my Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology (2011). Upon graduation, I earned licensure as a Licensed Psychological Associate in July 2012 and later licensure as a Psychological Practitioner in July 2018. Most of my clinical experience has been based in the non-profit sector by serving in a community mental health center and designated rape crisis center. In July 2023, I recently started a transition into private practice at True North Counseling and Development in Lexington, KY. Outside of work, I am happily married to my husband Tyler, and together we have two children, Jacob (6) and Anna (1). Together we love spending time with family, bonding over Star Wars, eating at local eateries, and cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats!
Description of your current work setting:I am employed at True North Counseling and Development in Lexington, KY. I offer individual therapy to adults 18+ via in person or telehealth. My specialties in practice include: EMDR, interpersonal violence trauma, working through shame and difficult emotional experiences, discovering an authentic self, identifying and upholding personal values and boundaries, and anxiety. I started True North in July 2023, and I am currently working on building my caseload.
What is your involvement with KPA?:I have been a member of KPA since 2011, and I currently serve on the KPA Board of Directors as the Masters Representative. I am a committee member on the 2023 Convention Planning Committee, Membership Committee, and CE Review Committee, and I also serve as the chair of the Masters Committee.
Episode 07: Dr. Georgeann Brown
Georgeann Stamper Brown, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, mental health advocate, and non-profit volunteer. She is currently in private practice at TrueNorth Counseling and Development in Lexington, Kentucky, with a focus on treating anxiety. She has worked as a clinical psychologist in various settings for the past 20 years, including helping to start Transylvania University's on-campus counseling center in 2007 through 2016. She has served in multiple roles promoting mental health advocacy through the Kentucky Psychological Association, including chairing the past nine Psychology Days for psychologists at Kentucky’sCapitol in Frankfort. She also serves in various board positions for community nonprofit organizations (school and faith-based), including Erin’s Hope forFriends, Kentucky, a non-profit organization helping to provide social opportunities for teens on the autism spectrum. She graduated from theUniversity of South Carolina in 2006 with a doctorate in Clinical-CommunityPsychology and trained at the VA Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2005-2006, specifically focusing on treating PTSD and Dual Diagnoses.