PODCAST: Putting It Together
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!
Homelessness + Mental Health: Providers with Lived Experience
In this episode, we speak with Steven Samra, MPA, of C4 Innovations, and Will Connelly, CEO, Park Center, about how their lived experience with homelessness and mental health has not only informed their practice in the field but dealing with the challenges of public misconceptions around homelessness.
Opioids, Overdose, and Naloxone Administration
We speak with Sean Hemmerle, Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Consultant at the Washington State Department of Health, about opioids, mental health, and the importance of a harm reduction approach.
Maximizing Therapeutic Alliance in Suicide Care
Learn about suicide care with Dr Kate Comtois, a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and Director for the Center for Suicide Prevention and Recovery (CSPAR).
Transgender Mental Health
Healthcare and mental health systems have a long history of pathologizing and marginalizing people who identify as transgender. In this episode, we speak with Ryan Tieu, who brings their professional experience as a social worker and lived experiences as a first-generation immigrant, queer, transgender, and young person of color.
LEND A HAND: A Crisis Management, Triage & De-escalation Model
Dr. Kira Mauseth speaks with us about disaster behavioral health and a model she developed for crisis management, triage, and de-escalation called LEND A HAND.
Safe, Sane, and Stable in Turbulent Times
Rebekah Demirel draws from evidence-based, psychotherapeutic modalities to soothe frazzled nervous systems and offer self-care practices to ease burnout.
A Framework for Whole-Person Care in Behavioral Health
We speak with Ken Kraybill, MSW, Senior Trainer at C4 Innovations, about the importance of whole-person care in behavioral health.
Listening to Voices of Lived Experience in Recovery
We speak with three people in recovery about the recovery process, the impact of trauma on recovery, posttraumatic growth, dealing with stigma and racial discrimination, harm reduction, and what they’d like behavioral health practitioners to consider in supporting recovery.
Grief, Exhaustion, and Finding Vitality in Behavioral Health Care for Supervisors & Leadership
We talk to Dr. Kira Mauseth about the impact of long-term, pandemic and other life stressors, and how they affect us as supervisors and leaders in the mental health field.
Grief, Exhaustion, and Finding Vitality in Behavioral Health Care for Staff
We talk to Dr. Kira Mauseth about supports for behavioral healthcare providers in addressing grief, loss, and bereavement.
Disaster Behavioral Health - Health Support Team to Poland for Ukraine Crisis
We talk to Dr. Kira Mauseth her upcoming trip to the Poland to help with the Ukraine refugee crisis.
Cultural Elements of Native Mental Health with a Focus on Rural Issues
In this episode we speak with Raymond Daw, MA, Diné (Navajo) about the disparities Native populations in rural areas suffer from, and cultural elements that can help improve mental health for Native people living in these rural areas.
CHRISTINA N. CLAYTON, LICSW, CDP, NORTHWEST MHTTC CO-DIRECTOR
Christina has been working in the behavioral health field since 1993 working with people and programs addressing severe mental health issues, substance use, co-occurring issues, chronic homelessness, integrated care, outreach, physical health, trauma and diversity/equity/inclusion topics. Christina has education and licenses/credentials in clinical social work, mental health and substance use. She is also a Clinical Instructor and Field Instructor for the University of Washington School of Social Work (MSW ’97). Learn more about MHTTC Staff & Faculty