• 00:29

    John F. Kennedy University: An Interview with Dr. Alvin McLean

    in Psychology

    Join us as we interview Dr. Alvin McLean, Jr. to discuss his career, his passion for the field of psychology, and his mission to provide the next generation of behavioral health providers with the tools they need to practice their chosen specialty in today’s workforce.

    Alvin McLean, Jr. is a professor of clinical psychology and Co-Director of Clinical Training at John F. Kennedy University’s Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Program. For more information about his work please visit us here.

    Dr. Alvin McLean, Jr


    College of Graduate and Professional Studies

    Clinical Psychology


    925.969.3599 Tel

  • 00:33

    Suicide Prevention: Nina Bingham – Mental Health Counselor and Author

    in Psychology

    Author and mental health counselor Nina Bingham discusses Suicide Prevention. She educates not only from her academic knowledge, but shares from her own hard-won life experience in a new and profound way. In private practice since 2003, she has treated individuals and couples with a wide variety of mental health issues. Her fifth book, “Once The Storm Is Over: From Grieving to Healing After The Suicide of My Daughter,” is due out in early 2015. It’s the autobiographical confession of a counselor who lost her teen daughter to suicide. What she learned about love and forgiveness changed her life forever.

    Topics discussed on our show are listed below.  The full blog article and how to contact Nina can be found here:

    We asked Nina to tell us about her work, and her new book, Once The Storm Is Over:

    What is the book’s message?

    What impact did your daughter’s suicide have on you?

    What are some factors that have helped you overcome the grief, and were key to your healing?

    If a mental healthcare professional is experiencing symptoms, or one of their family members is, what is your advice for them?

    How has coming out of the mental health closet changed your life?

    What can be done to address the stigma that has accompanied mental illness in the past?

    If our listeners have a friend or family member who is struggling with mental illness, or if they are, what should they do?

    Nina Bingham, Cht, AA, BA


  • 00:38

    An Interview with Craig Lewis: Mental Health Provider, Advocate, and Author

    in Psychology

    Craig Lewis is a Certified Peer Specialist and author of the Better Days – A Mental Health Recovery Workbook. Craig based the Better Days workbook on his personal life and recovery, and every page has been used successfully in peer group settings. A Better Days support group facilitation guide is currently being developed as are Spanish and French language versions of the Better Days workbook.

    Craig also has edited and published You’re Crazy Volume One which compiles first-hand accounts of people from the punk rock scene who live with mental health struggles, addiction and trauma. A second volume ofYou’re Crazy is currently in the works.

    Craig can be contacted at: betterdaysrecovery@gmail.com.  

    Please enjoy Craig's articles for our show: My Inner Human and An Interview with Craig Lewis, CPS.

  • 00:26

    Mental Health in Italy: An Interview with Dr. Paolo Molino

    in Psychology

    During a visit to Florence Italy we met with a local psychotherapist, Dr. Paolo Molino.  It was very interesting to get his views on mental health and the stigma surrounding seeking treatment in Italy.

    We discussed his use of Gestalt Psychology, EMDR, emotional clearing for him in between client visits, and how mental illness is viewed in Italy. Paolo is fluent in English, French, and Italian which allows him to work with travelers, expats, and students.  

    Please enjoy the blog article here.

    Dr. Paolo Molino

    Via Antonio Scialoja 68

    Tel: +39 3311064726

    E-mail: paolomolino@gmail.com

    web: www.paolomolino.com

  • 00:47

    Behavioral Health EHRs: Opening Pandora's Box with Eileen Casella Rider, LMHC

    in Psychology

    This morning we have the pleasure of interviewing Eileen Casella-Rider, LMHC. Eileen has her masters degree in counseling psychology from Antioch University. She has unique experience in the field of mental health working in both private practice and as a program director, clinician, and EHR advisor for mental health organizations.  She has also provided training, sales, support, and clinical documentation expertise in the behavioral health electronic health record industry.

    Eileen gravitated to the technical and software side of psychology during her times spent as a clinician.  This unique vantage point gives her the perspective behavioral and mental health providers and organizations need to determine which EHRs to take seriously.

    It isn’t just about the software! 

    This candid discussion about the behavioral health EHR industry is refreshing, open, and a must listen for any organization looking for the facts when it comes to EHR purchase and adoption.

    Let’s open Pandora’s Box shall we? 

    Questions for Eileen?  More information?

  • 00:36

    How to Comply with HIPAA in a Behavioral Health Practice by Roy Huggins, LPC

    in Psychology

    It was our pleasure to interview one of the few experts on HIPAA compliance for Mental Health practitioners.  Roy Huggins, LPC NCC is Director of Person-Centered Tech, a consulting and continuing education firm that serves the healthcare community. Roy worked as a professional Web developer for 7 years before changing paths and makes it his mission to grow behavioral health clinicians’ understanding of the Internet and other electronic communications mediums for the future of our practices and our professions. Roy also acts as Technology Chair for the Oregon Counseling Association, is an advisory board member for the Zur Institute, and is an adjunct instructor at the Portland State University Department of Counselor Education. He routinely consults with healthcare professionals on issues of technology in practice as well as compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule.

    Roy can be contacted via his website at www.personcenteredtech.com.  His CE courses and written interview can be found here.

  • 00:32

    Spiritually Integrated Therapy: An Interview with Kelly Arora, Ph.D

    in Psychology

    Please join us in welcoming Kelly Arora to Mental Health News Radio.  Our topic of discussion is Spiritually Integrated Therapy. We also asked Kelly to provide us with some additional information for our blog readers about her work, her role with the Samaritan Institute, and how she is working to broaden the reach of the Samaritan Institute. Enjoy the full blog article here.

    What is spiritually integrated therapy?  

    Why has the spiritual dimension been marginalized in psychotherapy?

    Tell us about Samaritan Institute’s new Spiritually Integrated Therapy training. 

    What prompted your interest in the connection between health and spirituality?

    How do you define spirituality?

    How can spirituality help a person with a mental illness?

    When is it appropriate for behavioral health care providers to ask or counsel patients about spirituality?

    Listen in and enjoy the blog article on mentalhealthnewsradio.com.

  • 00:35

    An Interview with Jill Queen: Why is Animal Assisted Therapy Important

    in Psychology

    Jill Queen is the Regional Quality Manager for Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions and President of North Carolina Training, Instruction, Development and Education (NC TIDE), one of North Carolina’s premier training organizations for the behavioral healthcare industry.  She is also an avid animal assisted therapy advocate.  

    Listen in as we discuss Jill's passion as a mental health provider, educator, and voice for the benefits of animal assisted therapy.

    Jill Queen's bio and blog article can be found on our website.

  • 00:38

    African American Mental Wellness: Our Second Interview with Steven Welch, LCSW

    in Psychology

    Steven Welch is a seasoned psychotherapist with over 27 years of experience in the areas of addiction, HIV, LGBT, adult and adolescent care.

    As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), he is able to adapt his clinical knowledge to support clients in a wide spectrum of life stressors.

    Steven first joined our show in June 2014 to discuss these important topics.  Please join us again as we take a deeper dive into African American Mental Wellness.  Some topics of discussion on the show are below and the full blog article can be found here.

    Why do men avoid therapy/counseling?

    How does imagery impact African- American male identity/wellness?

    What are some themes of African-American men that are barriers to seeking help?

    What are some environmental factors to consider?

    Why physical wellness can be a gateway to a conversation?

    Why do you think trauma is at the root of many African American male well-being issues?

    What is COLORISM and is this an issues impacting African American (AA) wellness?

    What are some factors AA men face when coming to terms with same sex attraction?

    How do I create a safe space as a clinician?

    Why are you a therapist and why this topic?

    Steven P. Welch LCSW-R, ACSW, CASAC

  • 01:01

    Health News - Sleep, Dementia, Exercise, Mood

    in Health

    Join Partners in Health and Biz talk show host Gail Dixon as we discuss new findings about how a loss of 'sleep switch' in brain cells may explain sleep disruption in the elderly, how the dementia risk increases for obese people in their 30's, but is reduced for obese seniors, how thinking about your partner can boost mood and energy, and how physical activity can cut irregular heartbeat in older women.

    Call into the studio with your questions and/or comments: 347-945-7433.

  • 00:30

    Cyber Bullying: Social Media Symptoms of NPD with Rachel Landers, OT

    in Psychology

    Rachel Lander is an Occupational Therapist and Management Consultant based in the U.K.  She has a huge following on social media sites such as LinkedIn.  We have watched her navigate the world of social media with grace and dignity even when targeted by a cyber bully.  Since online bullying is such a prevalent topic today, we thought we would delve into this important issue.  

    Some of the questions Rachel answers on the show are:

    What would you say is the cause of some of the problems we see today particularly in regards to our mental health? 

    Can you identify and specific topic you feel strongly about?

    Have you been bullied? 

    How has this impacted in your online presence?

    Has your experience highlighted any other issues?

    Do you think you can overcome this issue? If so how? 

    What advice would you give to someone in the same situation? 

    For more information about Rachel Lander read her blog article here.  You can also find her online.

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