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The Psychology Talk Podcast is a unique conversation about psychology around the globe. Your hosts Dr. Scott Hoye and licensed clinical professional counselor Kyle Miller talk about psychology with mental health practitioners and experts to keep you informed about issues and trends in the industry. They also tackle mental health trends and issues in their home: Chicago.

Scott & Kyle also discuss mental health advocacy and work towards reducing the stigma of mental illness. Self, community, and quality of life: it's all about psychology. When you listen in, you might find yourself learning a bit more about yourself along the way!
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In this encore episode, Kyle talks with Dan Griffin. Dan is an internationally recognized author, thought leader, and expert on men’s relationships and masculinity. Dan is the author of two books, A Man’s Way Through the Twelve Steps and A Man’s Way Through Relationships, and he authored several curricula all dedicated to improving the lives of men and their relationships. Dan lives with his family in Los Angeles, CA.Dan shares with us his moving and formidable path to becoming a man, some of his own recovery journey, the most impactful findings in his research on men and relationships, and intriguing curricula that he will be releasing in the near future.
In this encore episode, Dr. April Crawford joins us to discuss Cognitive Processing Therapy with trauma. Dr. Crawford is a licensed clinical psychologist with experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults with a wide range of presenting concerns. Dr. Crawford has an interest and experience in the treatment of trauma, PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders, and mild substance use concerns. Additionally, Dr. Crawford has specialized training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), an evidence-based treatment for PTSD.Kyle and Dr. Crawford discuss what the experiences and impressions that brought her into the field of psychology. She also walks us through the history and effectiveness of Cognitive Processing Therapy.
In this encore episode, Kyle and Scott are joined by Dr. Jermaine Thomas, Psy.D. Jermain is a licensed clinical psychologist in Chicago IL. He practices at Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago (CCCOC). Cornerstone Counseling is a not-for-profit faith-based organization that provides psychotherapy to a broad array of individuals across the sociocultural and economic strata. He first appeared on Episode 45 the Chicago Psychology Podcast.In this episode, Dr.Thomas addresses:· The disproportionate number of COVID-19 cases amidst the African American community· Trans-generational trauma and epigenetics· Health issues in the African American community and chronic stress· Attachment theory as it plays out in African Americans· Civil Rights, and the history of slavery and oppression · The current protests that are being held in the wake of George Floyd’s deathThis is a very topical, collegial discussion, that raises a number of issues that beg for better solutions. We hope that you take away from it a better understanding of the complicated interplay of history and systemic trauma that the lens of psychology can provide us.
In this encore presentation of episode 28 of the Chicago Psychology Podcast, Dr. Hoye speaks with Dr. Michael Yapko, PhD. Dr. Yapko is a well-respected author and trainer of clinical hypnosis. He is the author of Tranceworks, a authoritative textbook on clinical hypnosis that is used in many academic settings. Dr. Yapko discusses his interest in and development as a psychologist who uses hypnosis as a main modality in psychotherapy. He also discusses his work on the treatment of depression. We also cover the topic of hypnosis and mindfulness, and the differences and similarities between the two and their uses in therapy.
On episode 22 of the Chicago Psychology Podcast, Kyle speaks with Krysta Dancy about birth trauma and trauma-informed care. Krysta is a marriage and family therapist in Roseville CA. She works in private practice, with a focus on trauma care for post-birth difficulties and PTSD. She is also the director and supervisor of a counseling collective, and she is also a presenter and trainer. Kyle and Krsyta discuss various aspects of trauma and the research around trauma and birth. Krysta also shares her perspective of trauma treatment modalities including hypnosis, EMDR, and Brainspotting. Krysta Dancy's Website Krysta Dancy's Teaching Schedule
On episode 18 of the Chicago Psychology Podcast, Dr. Hoye is joined by psychotherapist and filmmaker, Alex Vesely. Alex Vesely is a filmmaker and psychotherapist. He is also the grandson of the creator of Logotherapy, Viktor Frankl. Alex talks with Dr. Hoye about his grandfather, his training as a psychotherapist in his native Austria, and his work as a filmmaker. They also cover his work on his film about his grandfather, Viktor & I, and on the American psychiatrist Milton H. Erickson in his film, Wizard of the Desert. Join them as they dive deep into meaning making; that often forgotten element of the human mind that is a thread that weaves throughout all psychotherapy and human endeavors.
On this encore presentation of episode 37, Dr. Hoye is joined by Col. Kathy Platoni, a military psychologist, and Indiana Licensed Counselor Robert Kallus. They discuss the use and research of the Alpha-stim device. The Alpha-stim is a home medical, neuromodulation device that treats anxiety, insomnia, depression, and pain.This little device has a long history of research and development. The Alpha-stim was developed in the 1980s by Dr. Daniel Kirsch. With over 135 clinical trials, including a recent ground-breaking study for anxiety in the UK, it is one of the most studied home health devices. You may have heard about it in interviews with people like decorated combat veteran Dakota Meyer.Kathy discusses her use of the device in her civilian practice as well as her use of the Alpha-stim in war zones with US combat troops to reduce stress and insomnia. She also discusses her research with the use of the Alpha-stim device with first-responders reduce anxiety and PTSD symptoms. Robert likewise reports about his experience of client success with patients in his private practice.
Yolo Akili joins us for episode 30. Yolo Akili is the founder and executive director of BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health). Dr. Hoye. and Mr. Akili discuss the work and the mission of BEAM. They cover mental health issues in African American and Latin American communities, sexism and systemic racisms, and the general work of breaking down barriers to mental health services in minority communities. Like the work of BEAM, this conversation is an invitation to people from all walks of life to participate in reducing mental health stigma across race, sexual orientation, and gender. Mental health clinicians and the general public alike will find food for thought and discussion. Yolo Akili is also a yoga instructor, and has worked as an AIDS/HIV counselor on violence prevention on violence prevention in African American communities. He has contributed articles to the Huffington Post, Ebony, and Everyday Feminisms.
In this and encore presentation of episode 29. Dr. Dan Brown, Ph.D. joins Dr. Hoye to discuss dissociation, trauma and attachment theory. Dr. Brown is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and has served on the faculty for over 38 years. He is a senior meditation master.Dr. Brown has trained and taught with top Indo-Tibetan Bon Buddhist lamas for more than 48 years, including lineage holders from some of the great schools of Buddhism. An author of 24 books has testified in over 200 child abuse cases and served as an expert witness for prosecutors at the & International War Crimes Tribunal. Dan discusses dissociation, trauma and attachment disorders based on his work with the team that that organized the Three Pillars model of attachment treatment. This treatment is an integrative model of psychotherapy, based on many modalities and theories, including hypnosis, mentalization treatments, and collaborative approaches for working with patients.
In this encore presentation of episode 12, Kyle and Scott are joined by Lisa Isenhart. Lisa is an anthropologist and also the Program Director of Open Path Psychotherapy Collective, a non-profit psychotherapy collective that seeks to provide affordable mental health care for the public. Open Path is available for interested therapists to join for free and for a nominal fee for potential clients.Lisa discusses Open Path's mission to provide affordable mental health to those who may not have insurance, or are underserved. She discusses the founding of the organization, its future, and her work and growth as an activist with the organization. We also discuss the Open Path's reach in Chicago, and their plans for expanding abroad and in the states.
On Episode 63 Dr. Hoye and Kyle are joined by Paul Fugelsang. Paul is a psychotherapist in Asheville, NC. He is also the Founder of the Open Path Psychotherapy Collective, a source for affordable mental health care for the consumer. Paul discusses the mission of Open Path, and their current state as a non-profit company. He also discusses its inception and the goals they see for their future in the provision of therapy for a wider audience of people.
In episode 62 Dr. Hoye and Kyle are joined by Dr. Murali Rao and Sameen Hosseini from Mindful TMS. Dr. Rao is a Professor and Department Chairperson of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Loyola University Medical Center and a Psychiatry consultant at MIndful TMS. Sameen Hosseini is the Business Development Manager at Mindful TMS. Mindful TMS is a group of TMS clinics, with locations in the Chicagoland area. Their clinics provide Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatment for patients with psychiatric conditions. In this episode, we discuss how Mindful TMS uses Neuronavigation Targeted TMS supports patients with persistent and recurrent psychiatric conditions, such as depression, anxiety, OCD, addiction, and PTSD. Dr. Rao and Sameen talk in-depth about how Mindful TMS works and the effects it has on specific areas of the brain. We also get an inside look into the Mindful TMS approach to treatment and patient care. We also cover how Mindful TMS has adapted to serve patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the advent of the COVID 19 virus, the landscape of behavioral health has changed significantly. This has included changes for both consumers and behavioral health specialists. With these changes in mind, we decided to reach out to Chicago area clinicians to get their take on the current events, and how they see the landscape of mental health and psychotherapy developing. Aaron Karmin, LCPCKaren Rothstein Pineda, MA, LCPC
Since the advent of the COVID 19 virus, the landscape of behavioral health has changed significantly. These have been effecting both consumers and behavioral health clinician. With these changes in mind, we decided to reach out to Chicago area clinicians to get their take on the current events, and how they see the landscape of mental health and psychotherapy developing.  This Episode's Guests:Rachel D. Miller, AMFT& Kristin Velazquez Kenefick, Psy.D, RYT, TIYT
On episode 56, Kyle is joined by Erica Hornthal, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist. Erica is the founder and CEO of Chicago Dance Therapy, a group practice founded in 2011.Erica explains how dance/movement therapy can be used in conjunction with traditional talk therapy to further deepen the client experience. She explains that each person has a movement profile or signature that is unique to the individual.
Kyle and Scott are joined by Dr. Jermaine Thomas, Psy.D.  Jermain is a licensed clinical psychologist in Chicago IL.  In this episode, Dr.Thomas addresses:· The disproportionate number of COVID-19 cases amidst the African American community· Trans-generational trauma and epigenetics· Health issues in the African American community and chronic stress· Attachment theory as it plays out in African Americans· The current protests that are being held in the wake of George Floyd’s death
On episode 54, Dr. Hoye is joined by is Eric Cathcart. Eric is a funeral event planner and producer, and owner and founder of InRemember, a company that helps to celebrate the story of loved one’s lives. ​Eric discusses end of life planning, and the process of shared grief through celebration.
On episode 53 of the Chicago Psychology Podcast, Dr. Hoye is joined by Margot Esther Borden, a psychotherapist, author, and coach. The COVID-19 pandemic brings with it a tsunami of issues. Personal issues around health and mental wellbeing are joined by an unfathomable ethical, ecological and economic crisis. We are each impacted physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. and spiritual seeker.
On episode 52 of the Chicago Psychology Podcast, Dr. Hoye speaks with Dr. Nitaya Chawla. Dr. Chawla is a licensed clinical psychologist in Chicago Illinois. She works as a solution-focused therapist with individuals and couples. Dr. Hoye & Dr. Chawla discuss her work with south Asian couples. She covers the cultural differences with this population on a macro and micro level, and shares her insights from working with them in couples’ therapy.
In this special episode of The Chicago Psychology Podcast Kyle interviews his wife and two children about their impressions during the COVID-19 pandemic. You will get an intimate view into one family’s experience during this uncertain time. The Miller family discuss everything from what they like about having to stay at home to emotions that come up, and they share some ideas for how others may be able to cope during the stay at home order.
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