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Searching for a Safe Culture: An Interview with Shadia Duske, MA, LPC, NCC

SHADIADUSKEExtensive research goes on here at Mental Health News Radio. We are consistently on the lookout for voices of advocacy and education around issues that have a strangle hold on mental health. Shadia Duske’s article Toxic Culture 101: Understanding the Sexualization of Women made it’s way to our office and we reached out to the author to see if she’d be willing to discuss this topic further. Thankfully Shadia made herself available and we were pleasantly surprised to learn about her extensive work as a behavioral health practitioner, business owner, and her research in women’s studies. 

The objectification and sexualization of women is actually escalating in our culture. The negative impact this increase is having on women and men is driving us into a state of mental illness. Join Shadia and Kristin as they discuss what is happening, what we can do to lesson the impact, and quite possibly be models for positive change.

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Healing Our Addiction to the Narcissist: An Interview with Shahida Arabi

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We’ve enjoyed reading the Kindle Best Seller, The Smart Girl’s Guide to Self-Care by author and advocate Shahida Arabi. Her social media presence and blogs are an informative tribute empowering women of all ages and stages of recovery. Join us for in-depth conversation about healing our addiction to narcissists. 

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Behavioral Health EHR YOUR WAY: An Interview with Jay Lacny

EHR YOUR WAY - LogoOne of the fastest growing EHRs in the Behavioral Health market is EHR YOUR WAY. We’ve had the pleasure of working with their team for over a year and as you’ll hear on the show, it has been eye opening for our consulting group. With Behavioral Health finally getting the recognition it deserves, we are seeing an explosion of new technology vendors. We were able to glue our guest, Jay Lacny, to his chair for longer than 5 minutes and discuss this exciting and innovative EHR, why they chose to focus on Behavioral Health, and (without giving away their secrets) why they’ve become so popular, so fast. If you are looking for advanced tools for Behavioral Health with affordable pricing, tune in to this show!

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Deceptions, Distractions, & Disillusionment: Michael A. Wright, PhD

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The Short List: Narrowing the scope of your Behavioral Health EHR search

shortlistAs a mental and behavioral healthcare practice ready to adopt or expand a paperless system, you might find yourself in new territory without a map.

While there is no one perfect catchall, forming a shortlist of vendors depends on understanding how important features of Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology can meet the needs of your workplace. Assessing your needs, knowing what you are looking for, and being in the know about key features that systems offer saves you valuable time, energy – and in the long run – cost. The features listed below provide a good starting point in leading you in the right direction to find the EHR your practice needs.  We are also a phone call or email away if you would like a guide through this process. 

Credibility: Who are the founding members of the organization? Are they mental health providers that have created software that runs their own successful mental health agencies? Would the CEO or President be an invited speaker at a Behavioral Health conference to discuss something other than technology? What kind of contributions have the founding members created for Behavioral Health? Are they the face of the company? Can you find their staff on LinkedIn with a multitude of and varied experience in the field of Behavioral Health? 

Billing System: A billing system that focuses on easy setup for direct billing to many payers within the application but also offers built-in integration with clearinghouses for payment and eligibility checking so you spend less time in clearinghouse portals to process your billing. EHRs that have direct links to databases that house every insurance payers address, phone numbers, etc. which reduces the amount of time your practice needs to spend setting up the system, as well as, human error.  EHRs with tools that show you as a provider what your reimbursement rates should be across multiple insurance payers. 

Ending Workplace Bullying: The Empowered Whistleblower Dawn M. Westmoreland

TSOMS-with-1-rankingDawn M. Westmoreland has joined us before on Mental Health News Radio. She is an advocate and coach for anyone that has experienced workplace bullying. She also works extensively with legal professionals pursuing cases that involve workplace harassment. Her journey from the Air Force to Human Resources expert to Veterans Affairs to “Empowered Whistleblower” is fascinating. In 2015 the Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) compensated her to educate Senators on the need to protect whistleblowers in the Veteran Affairs. She is one of the co-authors of a new, number 1 Amazon Best Seller, “The Strength of My Soul: Stories of Sisterhood, Triumph and Inspiration”. 

 

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An Empath Interviews a Psychopath: Dr. James “Jim” Fallon

triggerCareful consideration went into this interview with Dr. James H. Fallon. It is not every day that a boutique radio show like ours reaches out to a world-renowned neuroscientist, let alone to one that has contributed immeasurably to the field of human behavior we avidly support. However, Dr. Fallon, who asked me simply to call him “Jim”, was easy to reach, glad to be of service, and said he was up for anything I might want to discuss. He asked only that we stay away from personal stories that might negatively affect his family.

Since we have a large audience of survivors of psychological abuse, please be advised this show could be triggering for some listeners. We privately shared this show with a few of our Behavioral Health practitioners in advance. Some of them said it was very triggering due to the nature of how I was asked certain questions.

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Self-Love Deficit Disorder: An Interview with Ross Rosenberg, M.ED., LCPC, CADC, CSAT

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Join us for a discussion with psychotherapist, author, professional trainer, and behavioral health practice owner Ross Rosenberg.  We discuss his trademarked term Self-Love Deficit Disorder, his best-selling book The Human Magnet Syndrome, and his next book The Codependency Cure: Overcoming Self-Love Deficit Disorder.  

I’ll admit this was the first show where I did not look at the talking points. We covered everything and it was hard to stop recording. Ross was probably our most comfortable guest and we’ll look forward to interviewing him again. The information shared is invaluable and my entire team is excited to get their hands on his second book. We look forward to replacing the term “codependent” with something that empowers evolving into self-love.  

 

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Married to a Psychopath: An Interview with MrsXNomore

We’ve interviewed clinicians, best-selling authors, and global experts on the top of narcissism, psychopathy, and sociopathology. It’s past time to share the history of survivors. Our next guest, for her own safety, agreed to be interviewed under her pseudonym to discuss her book, her advocacy, and her experiences. She is an author and survivor of abuse at the hands of her former husband. Her book has been praised by survivors and clinicians as an extremely open, honest, and detailed account of what life is like when married to a psychopath. Please welcome MrsXNomore to Mental Health News Radio.

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A Mother’s Story of Schizophrenia, Recovery and Hope: Karen S. Yeiser

Flight from Reason book coverWe recently interviewed author and speaker Bethany Yeiser on Mental Health News Radio.  She shared her journey with schizophrenia, homelessness, and recovery. Today we enjoy speaking with her mother, Karen Yeiser.  Karen has written what is a companion book to Bethany’s story.  

One of the questions we asked Karen was how life may have been different for their family if her own book had been available during their years of struggle but also recovery. It was an honor to interview both mother and daughter on separate shows in order to understand what happens on both sides. 

Karen was also generous with information listed in her article below to help other families going through this kind of a struggle. Please join us in welcoming Karen S. Yeiser on the show.

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