6 episodes

Hosts Christopher Feltner and Kim Sanders discuss Ukeru's philosophy of comfort vs. control and how it affects their behavioral health clients. Ukeru® (Japanese for “receive”) is the first crisis-training program to offer a physical alternative to restraints and seclusion. The method is used in 36 states and Canada, and in more than 251 private day and residential programs, private and public schools, psychiatric hospitals, and forensic units.

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Hosts Christopher Feltner and Kim Sanders discuss Ukeru's philosophy of comfort vs. control and how it affects their behavioral health clients. Ukeru® (Japanese for “receive”) is the first crisis-training program to offer a physical alternative to restraints and seclusion. The method is used in 36 states and Canada, and in more than 251 private day and residential programs, private and public schools, psychiatric hospitals, and forensic units.

    Hope for Families

    Hope for Families

    Ukeru's Training Architect, Christopher Feltner, sat down to talk to Susan Anderson and Camberly Pifer from the Infant & Toddler Connection of Shenandoah Valley. They discussed what Early Intervention Services entail and how it can help infants and families, as well as how parents can find these resources in their locale.

    • 32 min
    A Calling to Help Others

    A Calling to Help Others

    Training and Performance Architect Chris Feltner interviews Learning Engineer Allison Hoffmaster about her family’s history of working at Grafton, traveling with Ukeru, and how working in behavioral health has impacted her. Allison also talks about adopting her daughter, Lila, who has special needs.

    • 32 min
    Understanding Power Dynamics

    Understanding Power Dynamics

    Ukeru President Kim Sanders and Training and Performance Architect Christopher Feltner explore the subject of power dynamics in the behavioral health workplace. Practicing Ukeru not only means using comfort-versus-control with clients, but cultivating a healthy balance of power with our colleagues as well.

    • 56 min
    The Reality of Aggression

    The Reality of Aggression

    Ukeru President Kim Sanders and Training and Performance Architect Christopher Feltner talk about the reality of aggression in behavioral health settings and the challenges it presents for direct care staff.

    • 44 min
    Embracing the Comfort vs. Control Philosophy

    Embracing the Comfort vs. Control Philosophy

    Ukeru President Kim Sanders and Training and Performance Architect Christopher Feltner explain why some trainees are opposed to the philosophy of comfort vs. control and why that instinct is misguided.

    • 34 min
    Adapting to Covid-19

    Adapting to Covid-19

    Ukeru President Kim Sanders and Training and Performance Architect Christopher Feltner discuss how their organization has adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    • 27 min

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