• 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.

  • 00:36

    Addiction And Sobriety With New Roads Behavioral Health

    in Youth

    Today on GUC, I am sitting down with Jake Marcus and Ray Russo, graduates of the New Roads Behavioral Health Treatment Program in Sandy, Utah. New Roads specializes in providing affordable drug rehab programs for young adults. 


    Jake and Ray will be walking us through everything that we need to know about young adults and recovery. Nothing is off limits!


    Some of our exciting topics of discussion include: Jake and Ray's personal stories of recovery, pot smoking, overdoses, asking for help, having fun in sobriety as well as some sage advice for parents and loved ones. And much, much more!


    For more on New Roads Behavioral Health, click here.


    All information in this episode is intended for informational purposes only. You should talk to your doctor or therapist before beginning or implementing any course of treatment 


     


     


     

  • 00:29

    Behavioral Health

    in Education

    The Cost of Ignoring Mental and Behavioral Health Issues II.
     
    This episode will continue the discussion of who is responsible for providing behavioral and mental health services to those in our community who have the greatest need. We will talk about the involvement of schools and community based organizations in providing services for youth and their families.
     
    You are invited to weigh-in on the topic and pose questions for our panel.

  • 00:36

    How Fun Is Done In Sobriety With New Roads Behavioral Health

    in Youth

    If you or a loved one is recently sober or working hard at maintaining sobriety, figuring out how to fun without drugs or alcohol can be a daunting task but it's not an impossible one. Today on GUC, graduates Amanda Sashion and Brittaney Williams of the New Roads Behavioral Health Treatment Center in Sandy Utah are going to show you how fun is done in sobriety.


    For more on New Roads Behavioral Health, click here.


    All information in this episode is intended for informational purposes only. You should talk to your doctor or therapist before beginning or implementing any course of treatment.


    Featured image courtesy of cantkeepasobergirldown


     


     


     

  • 01:01

    Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of Youth Involved in the JJ System

    in Legal

    Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justic System


    A few years ago, Spotlight on Youth highlighted Ohio’s Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice (BHJJ) initiative. BHJJ was developed to meet the complex and multiple issues faced by delinquent youth, including mental health, substance abuse, and other behavioral needs as well as to provide courts an alternative to incarceration.Since that show, a formal evaluation of BHJJ has occurred resulting in a publication of those findings.On this episode, guests will share the results from the evaluation and one county will offer its insights into integrating BHJJ into its cadre of approaches.


    Guests


    Kathryn Castele-Smith, MSSA, LISW-S, Integrated Co-Occurring Treatment Supervisor, Bellefaire JCB


    Jeff Kretschmar, PhD, Research Assistant Professor and Senior Research Associate, Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences


    Melanie Miller, Behavioral Health Juvenile Justice Manager, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division

  • 00:31

    Behavioral Health EHR with Dr. David Lischner of Valant Medical Solutions

    in Management

    Electronic Health Record systems for Behavioral Health Medical Practices are a special niche. Dr. David Lischner of Valant Medical Solutions talks about what his company offers the behavioral heatlhcare provider that is looking for an EHR that meets their needs. Dr. Lischner is a practicing psychiatrist, co-founder and CEO of the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle, a 25+ provider group practice. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Washington, David completed his internship at the University of Pennsylvania and then returned to the University of Washington for specialty training in psychiatry. David is CEO of and spokesperson for Valant, an EMR software solution designed for behavioral healthcare professionals.

  • 01:00

    The Role of Medicaid in Behavioral Health

    in Health

    Behavioral health is one of the hottest topics in Medicaid today.  Join host Richard Yadon as he explores the developments, innovations, and challenges of this issue.
    Our guests include:
    Danis Russell, CEO, Genesee County Community Mental Health Sheila Putnam, Director Medicaid Care Management, Priority Health

  • 00:31

    Community Impact: Mental and Behavioral Health

    in Education

    Our discussion will continue to focus on recent data concerning how youth and their families in our community address mental and behavioral health issues. We will look at current initiatives as well as community based consequences when mental and behavioral health issues are not proactively considered.
     
    Please call in to provide insight or personal experience on today's topic.

  • 01:01

    Behavioral Health and Juvenile Justice

    in Legal

    Exploring the Connection: Behavioral Health and Juvenile Justice
     
    Research has shown there is a high correlation between children who suffer from mental health or co-occurring behavioral health issues and juvenile justice involvement. One of the largest hurdles facing those working on stemming youth's exposure to the juvenile justice system is the inadequate and limited access to care to address these serious behavioral health needs. Communities across the country struggle to find ways to meet children's treatment needs in both community-based and correctional settings. In response, Ohio created the Behavioral Health and Juvenile Justice Initiative (BHJJ), a partnership between the Ohio Department of Youth Services and the Ohio Departmental of Mental Health. The intent of BHJJ is to transform the systems' ability to identify, assess, evaluate, and treat multi-need, multi-system youth and their families and to identify effective program and policy practices. To date, the Initiative has served more than 2,000 children. In June 2012, a report was released documenting a five year evaluation of the effort. Jeff M. Kretschmar, Ph.D and Patrick Kanary, M.Ed from the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University join us on the next episode of Spotlight on Youth to highlight details of the report, including recent research, outcomes of the evaluation, and promising practices. Considerations for communities seeking to implement BHJJ Initiatives will also be discussed.
     

  • 00:28

    The new frontier of Behavioral Health

    in Marketing

    Learn more about the new laws regarding Behavioral Health and parity with other medical conditions for marketers, providers and employers.  How can effective marketers be ahead of the curve as these new laws take effect?  Listen, discuss and learn with Prognosis 2.0.

  • 00:31

    “Get the Right Plan to Avoid a Behavioral Health Meltdown”

    in Caregiving

    Individuals with developmental disabilities can be at risk for crisis situations ranging from wandering to behavioral health episodes. In order to develop the most effective plan, you must be aware of how to manage and resolve a crisis and what to do to plan ahead.

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