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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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Michael Scott Kimmel is a retired sociologist and current professional speaker specializing in gender studies. He is the author of various books on men and masculinity, including his 1996 title Manhood in America: A Cultural History and best-selling title Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men.In this episode, Michael and Kyle discuss Michael's most recent books, Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era and Healing From Hate: How Young Men Get Into and Out of Violent Extremism. Michael shares openly about his experiences interviewing, and at times learning to like, men and women from extremist groups. He also helps us understand what his research tells about how to raise and support boys to becoming resilient men.
Jeremy Zug is the co-founder and owner of Practice Solutions, LLC. Practice Solutions is a full service, cloud-based billing service that works with private and group mental health practices. In this episode, Jeremy sits down with Dr. Hoye and reviews recent trends and reports in the world of mental health, This includes economic trends, the change to more remote work within the behavioral health field, some new options for tracking patient progress, and general trend with practice growth, such as taking on new practitioners within a practice, and how the COVID-19 epidemic has influenced all aspects of this work. Jeremy has a wealth of knowledge, and freely shares his own experiences of working in the field of medical billing for many years in different settings. His take on these trends is current, and based on the wisdom of experience.
On this episode, Dr. Hoye interviews Beau River, a clinical psychologist and executive coach and business consultant. Beau is a consultant with Vantage Leadership Consluting, a business leadership and organizational psychology consulting firm based in Chicago, IL. Beau completed his undergraduate education at Dartmouth College, and went on to receive his M.A. and Psy.D. from the Adler University.Beau discusses his perspective on the changes in leadership and the world of business due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the generational (X,Y, & Z) differences in work/life balance and workplace development, and his work as a business consultant in his work with Vantage. He also reveals his own trajectory as a clinical psychologist and how he made the leap to business consulting.
In this episode of the Psychology Talk Podcast, Dr. Hoye speaks with Dr. Kelly Mahler, OTD, OTR/L. Kelly is a pediatric occupational therapist in the Central Pennsylvania region. She specializes in the development of self-regulation and social cognition skills. Kelly is the winner of multiple awards including the 2020 American Occupational Therapy Association Emerging and Innovative Practice Award & a Mom’s Choice Gold Medal. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Elizabethtown College, in Elizabethtown, PA and is actively involved in several research projects pertaining to topics such as interoception, self-regulation, trauma & autism. Kelly is also the author of several books including Sensory Issues and High-Functioning Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders, The Interoception Curriculum and My Interoception Workbook.Dr. Hoye and Ms. Mahler Discuss: ~The concept and function of interoception~How interception manifests in our lives in physical and mental health and dysfunction~How interoception can effect mental health and create the possibility of misdiagnosis~How interception is connected with Autism Spectrum Disorders~Ways to help people better understand themselves through the practice of mindfulness and focusing on body sensation
On this episode of the Psychology Talk Podcast, Dr. Hoye is joined by Maggie Craddock. Maggie Craddock is an executive coach with over 20 years of experience working with clients at all levels of the professional spectrum. She is best known for her work with Fortune 500 CEOs and senior management teams. Maggie and discusses her new book, Lifeboat: Navigating Unexpected Career Change and Disruption. This book is a page turner, and an excellent career coaching tool. Maggie uses the metaphor and lessons from the tragic, maiden voyage of the Titanic. The stories of heroism and being able to step up and take on a leadership role in the midst of chaos are readily applicable to guiding your career. More than that, Maggie Craddock is a seasoned Marriage and Family Therapist, having studied at the famed Ackerman Institute in New York City. She is able to combine her wisdom as a family therapist, with her experience of having worked in finance. This book is applicable to life lessons across a broad range of human endeavors and relationships.
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.
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