Psychiatric Crises in the Emergency Room

Psychiatric Crises in the Emergency Room

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Psychiatric Crises in the Emergency Room Continuing our series on Fixing Mental Healthcare in America. An interview with Kesy Yoon, LMHC and James McMahill, LMFT, two Modern Therapists with work experience in the United States hospital mental…
It's NOT a Chemical Imbalance

It’s NOT a Chemical Imbalance

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It’s NOT a Chemical Imbalance An interview with Dr. Kristen Syme on the situational and cultural impacts on depression.  Curt and Katie talk with Dr. Syme about the role anthropology can play in helping to challenge long held assumptions…
Therapists Struggling with Darkness

Therapists Struggling with Darkness

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Therapists Struggling with Darkness Curt and Katie chat about how therapists are struggling during the pandemic. We looked at how client material impacts therapists. We also explored unique risk factors and protective factors. We talked about…
Therapy For Intercountry Transracial Adoptees

Therapy for Intercountry Transracial Adoptees

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Therapy for Intercountry Transracial Adoptees An interview with Moses Farrow, LMFT on adoption, mental health and the experiences as an adoptee doing adoption therapy. Curt and Katie explore with Moses key aspects of being an intercountry transracial…
Rage and Client Self-Harm

Rage and Client Self-Harm

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Rage and Client Self-Harm An interview with Angela Caldwell, LMFT on cutting and non-suicidal self-injury. Curt and Katie talk with Angela about the causes of self-harm, the mistakes therapists make in addressing self-harm as well as how to…
Traumatizing Trauma Workers

Traumatizing Trauma Workers: Don’t Leave the choice to the worker

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Circling in the news recently and being shared widely on social media is the story of Dr. Lorna Breen, a New York ER doctor who died by suicide after having served in the frontlines in treating cases of COVID-19. While Dr. Breen was not a therapist,…
Gaslighting the Mental Health Workforce

Gaslighting the Mental Health Workforce

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I’ve seen several people share this article  about the gaslighting that will occur after the COVID-19 pandemic in an urge to get to a sense of normalcy. One of the places that we will fully expect to see this is in the roles of mental health…
Treating First Responders

Treating First Responders

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Treating First Responders An interview with Yael Shuman, LMFT, on the unique challenges that First Responders face and treatment considerations. Curt and Katie talk with Yael about what therapists get wrong working with first responders, especially…
Suicidal Therapists

Suicidal Therapists

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Suicidal Therapists An interview with Norine Vander Hooven, LCSW about therapists who become suicidal. Curt and Katie interview Norine on the risk factors that therapists face as well as how we can support each other in our community. We talk…
Preventing Client Suicide

Preventing Client Suicide

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Preventing Client Suicide An interview with Norine Vander Hooven, LCSW about assessing suicide appropriately for our clients from the beginning of treatment. Curt and Katie talk with Norine about what therapists often miss with their clients…