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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 record this from Seattle, WA and our Northwest region covers Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Idaho.  However, in this virtual world, we have connected with people from all over.  We are very grateful to connect with you!  

One of our goals is to provide free training in mental health topics, and now we are offering a podcast because we were told there weren’t many podcasts these days...just kidding.   

But truly, we hope you hear some useful information and/or inspiration that helps you put it together when working in this challenging and amazing field we call mental health.  Thanks for listening!

EPISODES -- coming to you in February 2022

  • Opioids, Overdose, and Naloxone Administration
  • Maximizing Therapeutic Alliance in Suicide Care
  • LEND A HAND: A Crisis Management, Triage and De-escalation Model
  • Transgender Mental Health
  • Safe, Sane, and Stable in Turbulent Times
  • A Framework for Whole-Person Care in Behavioral Health
  • Listening to Voices of Lived Experience in Recovery



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).



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