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Author: Scott Hoye

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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!
74 Episodes
On this episode of Psychology Talk Podcast, Dr. Hoye is joined by Tina Gilbertson. Tina holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology, and she is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Oregon and Colorado. She discusses her new book Reconnecting with your Estranged Adult Child: Practical Tips & Tools to Heal Your Relationship, published by New World Library. Tina primarily works with the parents off estranged adult children in her private practice. They discuss the pain involved with having an estranged adult child. They also issues of attachment involved with this issue, and ways to manage and cope with these difficult, painfully relationship problems.
Dr.Hoye is joined by Dr. Donald Moss to discuss the Pathways Model of physical and mental health. Dr. Moss is the co-author with Dr. Angele McGrady of Pathways to Illness, Pathways to Health (2013), and Integrative Pathways (2018). He is also the Dean of the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences at Saybrook University in Pasadena, CA. There he has built training programs in biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, integrative mental health, wellness coaching, and integrative/functional nutrition. The Pathways model is an integrative, collaborative model of healing that incorporates Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Moss iterates the origins of the model, and its use of the biopsychosocial model of health and dysfunction in the face of the continued use of the medical model in medicine. The Pathways model incorporates a teamwork approach with the client, and also with a network of therapists from other healing modalities. Integrative Pathways, the news title in the series, delineates the use of this model with difficult, chronic illnesses.
Jared Yates Sexton is an author and political commentator from Linton, Indiana. He is an associate professor in the Department of Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern University. On this episode, Kyle talks to Jared about his 2019 book, The Man They Wanted Me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and A Crisis of Our Own Making, where he explores his working class upbringing and his thoughts on what he calls America’s traditional idea of masculine identity.Jared skillfully and empathically delves deep into the history of masculinity in America detailing how toxic masculinity is an economic device that is hurting men and the people who love them. We also explore how the current political climate and the upcoming election play a role in how people see masculinity. Jared also shares some ideas for supporting the men you love and how men can work towards more open masculinity.
On this episode of the Psychology Talk Podcast, Dr. Hoye joined by Michael Gelb. Michael is the author of 17 books including How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci, Discover Your Genius, Innovate Like Edison, and The Art of Connection: 7 Relationship Building Skills Every Leader Needs Now.Michael discusses his new book, Mastering the Art of Public Speaking: 8 Secrets to Overcome Fear & Supercharge Your Career. Tune in and learn about these aspects of public speaking: Moving from Fear to Mastery The Use of Body Language & Posture to Lock in Positive States of Mind How to Utilize Mind Maps to Easily Organize and Recall Information While in From of an Audience How to Structure an Unforgettable Presentation.
In this episode of the Psychology Talk Podcast, Kyle and Hersch Wilson discuss his new book, “Firefighter Zen: A Guide for Thriving in Tough Times”. Hersch shares with us how the book came to be, why he decided to structure it in this way, and he explores the stories within and behind the content. Hersch shares with us the Zen-like techniques that allow people like him to stay grounded while navigating danger, comforting others, and coping with their personal response to crisis. Hersch speaks in an approachable manner about learning to be brave, kind, and tough.Hersch Wilson is a thirty-four year veteran volunteer Firefighter-EMT with the Hondo Fire Department in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. He is also a story-teller, committed to explaining how First Responding can change how we see and experience our own lives. In his “real job” he is a writer, speaker, and consultant. In the past twenty-five years, Hersch has worked extensively with leadership teams from a variety of organizations including Kodak, IBM Japan, Altria, The United States Postal Service, the CIA, Kraft Foods and Baxter Healthcare to name a few. He has co-written three national business best sellers with Larry Wilson, including the award winning, “Playing to Win!: Choosing Growth Over Fear in Work and in Life” and most recently “Firefighter Zen: A Guide for Thriving in Tough Times”.
In this encore episode of the Psychology Talk Podcast, Kyle and Scott sit down with Mike Vinopal, the education director of Hope For The Day. Hope for the Day is a Chicago based, non-profit that works toward suicide prevention, and mental health education and destigmatization. Mike invited us to the cozy environs of Sip of Hope, Hope for the Day’s coffee bar. Mike speaks about the origins of Hope for the Day and the Sip of Hope coffee bar. He also discusses the outreach and educational mission of the organization. At the same time, it is a candid interview, and Mike shares his own mental health recovery story.
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
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