Featured MHTTC Podcasts


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Check out these podcast series from the MHTTC Network. 

Aleks Martin Well-Being Events | Northwest MHTTC

The Northwest MHTTC collaborated with Aleks Martin, MSW, LSWAIC, SUDP, to deliver live webinars (recorded) and pre-recorded podcasts to support provider well-being.

Aleks Martin (S/he pronouns, but they is ok) has been in the health and social service field for over 20 years. Aleks was drawn to the LGBTQI2+ community in their mid-twenties working for a national HIV-prevention study with youth called, Young Asian Men’s Study (YAMS). This exposed them to the great work of HIV workers from other organizations and how community-based programs are critical in reaching out to the most vulnerable populations. During this time, they worked as a Disease Intervention Specialist with Public Health - Seattle & King County for 7 years, including working on the pilot study for the Rapid HIV Test Kit (then a 20-minute test).

Bookmark and access the webpage here

Burnout Busters | Mid-America MHTTC 

Well-being is likely a familiar concept to most health care providers, but misunderstood or underutilized ​when applying it to themselves. Burnout Busters, a podcast produced by the Mid-America MHTTC, will help health care workers make sense of the wealth of well-being research and apply these tried-and-true practices to their own lives ​and organizations. Well-versed in well-being, Drs. Jordan Thayer and Hannah West will help providers identify their values, begin their mindfulness journey, and engage in activities that reinforce the principles of well-being. ​They will also discuss how health care organizations can prioritize and support well-being in the workplace. Join us for ​practical tips​ ​and strategies, guest experts, and more. Bookmark the web page here and listen below. 

Changing the Conversation: Recovery and Resilience Podcast Series| New England MHTTC 

Developed by the New England MHTTC, this series discusses critical and timely topics focused on equity, homelessness, substance use, mental health, and trauma. The hosts interview health and human service experts, researchers, and advocates. Conversations explore how we can adapt our systems to the rapidly changing landscape of social services. Bookmark the webpage here and listen below. 

Checking In Podcast: Understanding PTSD in First Responders | Great Lakes MHTTC

Check in with Alfredo Cerrato and Derrick Martin as they discuss post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) in first responders, including the support services and therapies available for those coping with overwhelming life experiences. Derrick discusses his experience working as a paramedic and firefighter, and how managing his own CPTSD diagnosis with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy motivated him to become a mental health professional and traumaologist. 

Cultural and Linguistic Competency Podcasts | South Southwest MHTTC 

The ABC's of CLC with Shannon Moreno, the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Specialist for Texas System of Care and SSW-MHTTC, defined and explained foundational terminology and concepts of cultural and linguistic competence that served as the catalyst to a series of podcasts that build upon the information presented and further discuss cultural competence in working with specific populations. View more information and listen by clicking here

Encouraging Change Podcast: Using Motivational Interviewing in Peer Support | Great Lakes MHTTC 

The Encouraging Change podcast is hosted by Kris Kelly, BS and Laura Saunders, MSSW. This series addresses topics related to using motivational interviewing in peer recovery support. Laura is a Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) member and a MI trainer, and Kris is a program manager for the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence and an expert in peer recovery support services.

Essential Conversations in Social Services 2020: A Region 7 Podcast | Mid-America MHTTC and Mid-America ATTC

Essential Conversations in Social Services 2020 features subject matter experts who discuss timely topics and share tips designed to help the behavioral health and substance use disorder workforce in Region 7. The podcast is co-hosted by the Mid-America MHTTC and ATTC. 

In the August 28, 2020 episode, The Importance of Housing & Employment, Mid-America MHTTC Program Coordinator and Serious Mental Illness Program Director Bill Baerentzen, PhD, contributed insights on permanent supportive housing. Dr. Baerentzen and co-guest Suzanne Watson from Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services share stories illustrating the power of social factors in people's mental health and recovery and how funding mechanisms have shifted during COVID-19. Dr. Baerentzen and Watson also make planning recommendations for behavioral health providers in the midst of the pandemic.

You can listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or on one of the platforms listed here.

Exceptional Circumstances for Exceptional Learners Podcast: Classroom WISE | Global MHTTC

Learning Revolution invited the MHTTC Network to their Well-Being Wednesday Podcast, led by Rebecca Muller at Exceptional Circumstances for Exceptional Learners, to discuss their new school mental health training package, Classroom WISE (Well-Being Information and Strategies for Educators).

Classroom WISE is a FREE 3-part training package that assists K-12 educators in supporting the mental health of students in the classroom. Developed by the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network in partnership with the National Center for School Mental Health, this package offers evidence-based strategies and skills to engage and support students with mental health concerns in the classroom. In addition to a free online course on mental health literacy for educators and school personnel, a video library and resource collection are also available! Access Classroom WISE at https://www.classroomwise.org/

In this podcast session, Jessica Gonzalez, MHTTC SMH Coordinator, shares an overview of the MHTTC School Mental Health Initiative and discusses how Classroom WISE came to be. She is joined by Sharon Hoover, Co-Director of the National Center for School Mental Health, who co-developed the content for the Classroom WISE training package and shares about some of the content covered in the Classroom WISE online course. Erika Franta, SMH Program Director from the Mid-America MHTTC, also joins the conversation to discuss how the MHTTC Network plans to disseminate Classroom WISE and support the implementation of this training package in schools in the Mid-America region and beyond.

To listen into the podcast, please click here

Great Lakes Waves Podcast Channel | Great Lakes MHTTC

The Great Lakes Wave podcast channel uses the Anchor podcasting service to provide easy access to podcast episodes on a range of topics, including:

  • Recovery community organizations
  • Recovery in the Hispanic and Latino community
  • Recovery in the LGBTQ population
  • Recovery in the African-American community
  • Recovery-oriented systems of care
  • Implementation science and process improvement 
  • Preventing and Reducing Stigma
  • Take Ten Podcast Series 

Bookmark and listen to their podcasts here


Putting It Together | Northwest MHTTC

Putting It Together is a podcast series designed to help people working in mental health to learn new ideas, implement new skills and hear new approaches to their practice. This could include research expertise, clinical experience, lived experience, equity and social justice topics, or a mixture of all those and more.  We talk with a range of guests to get their ideas about how to put it together when working in this challenging and amazing field we call Mental Health.  We hope you hear some useful information and/or inspiration for your journey--we are extremely grateful to our whole team and guest colleagues who helped this idea come to fruition.  Thank you so much for listening, we look forward to connecting with you so we can keep putting it together!

You can listen and subscribe to our podcast through SpotifyApple Podcasts and Google Podcasts, or listen via our episodes below.

Saving Young Black Lives: Reversing Suicide Trends | Central East MHTTC

In 2018 suicide became the second leading cause of death in Black children aged 10-14, and the third leading cause of death in Black adolescents aged 15-19. According to the 2021 Health Disparities Report, four of the five Central East states, excluding the District of Columbia, are among the 25 states with the highest youth suicide rates. Furthermore, researchers have found that Black children are more likely to die by suicide than their White peers.

This podcast series, created in partnership with the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, explores the crisis of Black youth suicide. Survivors, family members, researchers, and behavioral health professionals discuss their experiences, research, policies and practices and offer recommendations to address this issue.

We invite the behavioral health workforce in Central East Region 3 to consider incorporating applicable information from these podcasts into their clinical practice.

Bookmark and listen to their podcast series here


Talking Farm Stress Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic | Mountain Plains MHTTC

In this interview with Joel Heitkamp of KGFO Radio in Fargo, Dr. Andy McLean, Chair of Psychiatry and Dr. Maridee Shogren, Clinical Associate Professor (University of North Dakota) discussed the unique stress that farmers are under with the COVID-19 pandemic, tariffs, and a tough planting season. In the podcast, they share what the University of North Dakota is doing to support individuals struggling with mental health issues in these times. Dr. McLean and Dr. Shogren developed a farm stress and mental health guide to help provide support for those farmers who may be struggling with both a mental illness and substance misuse.

Toward Wellness and Recovery | Northeast and Caribbean MHTTC

Mental health is such a critical component of all of our lives. Some not only take care of their personal mental health but dedicate their professional lives to supporting the mental health of others. On this podcast we’ll talk about topics of interest to those providing mental health services. We’ll address evidence-based practices, emerging needs, and ways to enhance your own wellness while supporting others. These podcasts are produced by the Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) and funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 


We Make The Path By Walking | Northwest MHTTC

We Make The Path By Walking is an eight-part webinar and podcast series designed to help us reckon with our turbulent world, offering support and direction for a clearer path forward.

Sessions and episodes bring focus and connection, opening opportunities for personal exploration, insight and the discovery of new ways to navigate life with resilience and hope.

Psychotherapeutic modalities drawn from East Asian medicine equips participants with self-nurturance skills such as meditation and breathing practices, voice-work and body awareness techniques for day to day well-being and sharing with others.

View more information and listen here


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