In this episode, Matt turns the podcast over to NMHIC’s interns, Lena Schneck and Zach Smith. They interview Elissa Wolf-Tinnsman, a highschool teacher in the Denver Area about some of the implications around returning to school this fall. Concerns about COVID-19 and adjusting curricula for a more inclusive education are addressed.
In this episode, recorded in the studio prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, Matt and Lauren sit down with Jared Wigdor, vice president and chief development officer for Bright By Text, a text-based outreach model to help guide parents through early parenting.
Matt and Sarah Meet Virtually with Aubrey Shick and Tim Enwall, of Fine Arts Miracles and Misty Robotics, do discuss how robots are being used as an augmentation for therapy.
Matt and Sarah speak with Brian and Brooke Griese, founders of Judi’s House, a community center for families experiencing loss, with a direct focus on childhood bereavement. Brian, a former NFL player, 1998 Super Bowl champion, and son of Football Hall-of-Famer Bob Griese, lost his mother at a young age. Brooke decided at a young age to become a child psychologist. Together, they are making incredible strides for science-backed and community-oriented improvements to the way kids and their families deal with grief and loss.
In this episode, Sarah and Matt interview Sharon Raggio, CEO and President of Mindsprings Health, a community Mental Health organization serving a large catchment area in the Rocky Mountains. They discuss providing mental healthcare for rural communities, and the acceleration of telemedicine as a result of COVID-19.
Matt and Sarah talk with Robert Valuck, CEO of Opisafe and faculty at the Skaags School of Pharmacy. OpiSafe is a tool Doctors use to reduce potential harm and abuse when prescribing opiates and is making waves in the medical community by applying innovative thinking to one of Healthcare’s most urgent challenges.
In this episode, recorded prior to the COVID-19 Outbreak, Matt and Sarah Boland sit down with Wes Williams, the Chief Information Officer of the Mental Health Center of Denver to talk about their innovative approach to community mental health, via their Digital Front Door, Human-Focused Design, and meeting the need Denver’s population in whatever way they can, including haircuts.
In this episode, Matt and Debbie sit down with Dion Gonzales and Jeff Dorchester, the founders of the anonymous peer support app IRel8, to discuss how and why they created their anonymous, peer-to-peer mental health app.
Matt and Debbie sit down with Scott Cypers, director of Stress and Anxiety programs at the Johnson Depression Center, at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus to discuss the implications of COVID-19 on the family and on parenting.
Matt and Sarah sit down with James and Don of Osiris Labs to discuss using virtual reality to train soft skills to help better workplace productivity and build empathy. The group discusses how technology and these skills apply in response to COVID-19 and how these skills may be different in a post COVID-19 world.
Matt and Q Saeed meet (remotely) to discuss the role of leadership in organizations, and the way COVID-19 has caused unprecedented change in the way teams work.
Matt has a remote meeting with Mimi McFaul, Debbie Boeldt and Gwen Gaumond from NMHIC. All three guests are telehealth experts, and they discuss the ins and outs of online therapy, paying particular attention to it’s increased prevalence during the COVID-19 crisis.
Thank you for listening! Here are some helpful guidelines for therapists hoping to provide services via video session during the COVID pandemic. Remember to always read Terms of Service and Business Associate Agreements prior to provision of services. Thank you for continuing to provide excellent support to the people you serve as therapists. Continue to check back with the Crazed podcast and on the NMHIC web page for further guidance and support during this challenging time.
Reference blog post for National Association of Social Work NASW, American Counseling Association ACA, and American Psychological Association APA guidelines regarding ethical guidelines for tele-therapy: http://mentalhealthinnovation.org/blog-post/tips-for-therapists-conducting-teletherapy-in-response-to-covid-19-recommendations/?preview=true&_thumbnail_id=1655
CMS – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services directive announced March 6 expanding tele-therapy: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/president-trump-expands-telehealth-benefits-medicare-beneficiaries-during-covid-19-outbreak
Simple Practice free to new users for 30 days, embedded tele-therapy: https://secure.simplepractice.com/users/sign_up
Zoom tips for educators, events and security: https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/covid19.html
Matt and Sarah have a remote meeting with John Vogl, Matt’s nephew and a Work from Home veteran, and discuss strategies for focus, keeping your head in the right place, and a secret trick that prevents Matt from ignoring your email.
Matt sits down with special guests Rachel Davis, MD and Robert Rosenthal, PhD to discuss self care and support for students during COVID-19
In this episode, Matt chats with two Psychiatry residents here at the University of Colorado who are leading a pilot study with OxfordVR and examining what the real world implementation would look like to run a VR clinic. They discuss the often skeptical side clinicians have of technology assisted therapy and how tools such as VR can help take the burden off the therapist and in turn, increase the case load that a clinician can carry.
With a large gap in training for those working with the elderly, Sharon Lipford and Steve Goldberg discuss Engage with, a highly interactive training designed to increase awareness and develop skills necessary to engage in healthy, caring relationships with older adults and how technology is helping maximize resources for training nationally.
In this episode, Matt sits down with two representatives from the Colorado chapter of the Young Invincibles, Sandy Vang, Giselle Chico, and the leader of the Colorado Chapter, Christina Powsolowski.
Matt speaks with the organizers of this fast-approaching, incredible meeting in Denver on July 23rd and 24th.
Part 2 of Matt and Rick’s sit down with Pixar’s Pete Docter, director of the movie Inside Out and many other classics from the legendary animation studio.
In this episode, Matt and Rick sat down with Pixar’s Pete Docter, director of the movie Inside Out and many other classics from the legendary animation studio.
In this episode, Matt sits down (again) with Justin Kruger, the founder of Project Helping, a volunteer network founded not only with the intention of bettering communities, but benefiting the mental wellness of it’s volunteers.
In this episode, Matt and Rick interview Representative Leslie Herod at the Capitol Building in downtown Denver. Rep. Herod is the first LGBTQ African American in the General Assembly, and has been fighting for crucial new legislation to better the community she comes form, and Denver as a whole.
In this episode, hosts Matt and Debbie interview Noah Robinson, a graduate student at Vanderbilt University who is exploring how VR can be used to treat addiction. He talks about how games like VRChat can help people become who they want to be, and his own experience navigating depression by turning to online communities. This is the second episode our team recorded at the VR Voice conference in Tucson Arizona.
In this episode, Matt and Debbie interview Elizabeth McMahon, a psychologist who opened a private practice after over 30 years at Kaiser Permanante. She’s one of the first therapists to adopt Virtual Reality as a method for treatment of anxiety, phobias and other behavior health conditions. Elizabeth and Debbie are working on a book about the clinical applications of VR, which will be available soon!
For this episode, Matt, Rick and Debbie interview Dama Dipayana, a partner here at the Center and true renaissance woman. Topics range from her video production company, Be Frank, to her new project Manatee, an app designed to provide an AI Companion and therapy for kids with behavioral disorders, to her time in Sri Lanka providing care for elephants, to her experience as a female entrepreneur in tech and finance.
This episode is a continuation of Matt and Rick’s live interview with Dr. Walter Greenleaf. If you haven’t already, make sure to listen to part 1!
In this episode, Matt and Rick interview Dr. Walter Greenleaf, a distinguished Stanford scholar and internationally recognized pioneer in the field of digital medicine. Viewed as a founder and leading force in the use of VR for behavioral therapy, Walter pops the hood on VR, and its potential as a scaleable solution for mental health care.
This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at CU Denver’s Downtown Campus. This recording took place at the TEDxMileHigh Adventure event as a followup to Matt’s TED Talk.