Blog posts with the tag "Practically Speaking"

Practically Speaking: What is Your Why? How Did We Get Here, and Why Do You Care?

Dr. Jenna Ermold

Guess who's back? Back again… We are excited to announce that Practical for your Practice (P4P) Season 5 launched this week! Your hosts are excited to kick things off with a reveal of this season’s theme. On P4P, we believe in the importance of relating to each as a behavioral health podcast community. So in that vein, for Season 5 we will be asking our guests, “What is your why?” What drew them into the field of behavioral health and the specific slice of the field that they're in?

Practically Speaking: Behind the Episode EBP Confessionals Part 2 - Listeners’ Confessions

Dr. Jenna Ermold

It’s hard to believe that we have officially wrapped up our fourth season of Practical for Your Practice and I have to admit, this season feels a little extra special because it reinforced (over and over again) how NOT alone I am when it comes to the art of being a perfectly imperfect EBP provider. In eleven episodes and across topics from insomnia treatment, to Written Exposure Therapy, to implementing Unified Protocol groups, to suicide postvention, our brave guests met the vulnerability challenge and offered up their tales of imperfection and how they recovered from clinical missteps. And maybe even more important, how they grew as a provider by facing the tough situations that didn’t go by the book… or manual as it were.
Listen to the full episode here: EBP Confessionals Part 2 - Listeners Confessions.

Practically Speaking: Behind the Episode - Saying Nothing is Worse Than Saying The Wrong Thing - Suicide Postvention for Providers

As providers, we’re trained to do everything we possibly can to prevent suicide. We take continuing education courses, we ask the “right” questions, we provide gun locks, we offer crisis sessions, we collaborate on safety plans, and we document it all. Then we hope and pray that our patients use the tools that we’ve given them and that we don’t receive that dreaded notification. But sometimes all of our best work is not enough.

Practically Speaking: Behind the Episode - MATCHing Treatment to Kids’ and Teens’ Needs

Military children experience unique psychological needs due to the challenges associated with their parent's service. While some challenges are universal (peer pressure, academic performance, family stressors), some challenges are unique to military families.

Practically Speaking: Behind the Episode: Massed Treatments for PTSD - The Quickest Way Through the Fog?

Dr. Carin Lefkowitz

Even die-hard proponents of evidence-based psychotherapy (EBP) such as myself acknowledge that it comes with challenges. Of course, there are some patients who are uninterested in EBPs for a variety of reasons. But even motivated and engaged patients don’t always complete treatment or gain significant benefit. Research has long focused on how we can improve outcomes and completion rates for “non responders” and “dropouts.”