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  • 00:37

    Behavioral Health Organization Efficiencies: Scott Lloyd, President MTM Services

    in Psychology

    Scott Lloyd, President of MTM Services, National Council for Behavioral Health Consultant, and the author of Using Data to Drive Your Service Delivery Strategies: A Toolkit for Healthcare Organizations joins us on Mental Health News Radio to discuss the following:

    What is MTM Services and why Behavioral Healthcare ?

    What was your take on this year's National Council for Behavioral Health conference?

    What are the trends you are seeing regarding Behavioral Healthcare?

    What about Behavioral Healthcare technology?

    What is your take on EHR vendors holding patient data hostage or charging fees for providers to have access to that data when a provider leaves a system?

    What areas of Behavioral Health does MTM cover?

    How would a Behavioral Health organization contact you and what are the steps an agency needs to take to engage your company for services?

    What kinds of services do you provide?

    Enjoy the full blog article here.

  • 00:38

    Changing the Landscape of Behavioral Health Technology: Next Step Solutions Inc

    in Psychology

    Our in depth discussion with Dr. Darrin Hanna and David Ballenberger, MSW of Next Step Solutions: a software organization that is heavy on development and light on marketing agendas.   

    NextStep™ has developed a digital pen system and embedded artificial intelligence into their EHR.  Sounds unbelievable right?  A science fiction movie, maybe?  We saw it action at their office and while we visited several of their clients. NextStep™ has clients across the United States using their award-winning software for behavioral health private practices, research clinics, residential programs, outpatient agencies and state hospitals.  It was a pleasure to sit down with Dr. Darrin Hanna and David Ballenberger, MSW to discuss their product, their organization, and what the future holds for behavioral health technology. 

    Please enjoy the full article and their bio's here.

  • 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.

  • 00:47

    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.

  • 00:36

    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 




  • 00:36

    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




  • 01:00

    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

  • 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.


    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

  • 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.

  • 00:31

    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.