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Welcome to psychology for the rest of us. Host Dr. Jade Wu takes the science of psychology and makes it both entertaining and relatable. Using a sympathetic ear and evidence-based research, she explains the ‘why’ behind emotions like joy, anger, fear, trust, and anxiety, and helps you better understand the relationships you form with your friends, family, coworkers, and yourself. Seeking a healthier emotional life? It’s time to bring a trained psychologist and mental health expert along for ...
 
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It’s important to understand that the reason we must go to these dark places, such as violent crime, is in the interest of prevention of future crime. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined today by Dr. Gary Mercado, clinical psychologist, researcher, and author in the areas of violence, early psychosis, and other serious psychopathology. Gar…
 
It's the dawn of a new era! Today, Dr. Jade Wu passes the torch to Dr. Monica Johnson as the new host of the Savvy Psychologist podcast. They chat about the meaning of a psychologist's work, the biggest challenges in mental health, and what you can look forward to on the show. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subsc…
 
Recovery is a beautiful process where you build a happy, successful life and you come out the other side of your mental health struggles as the best version of yourself. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Emily Grossman, the Director of Training at Coordinated Behavioral Care, on her journey with mental illness. Her story begins at the …
 
How many days each week are you working? Three five, maybe six. And how many hours are you putting in on average? 30, 40, or 50 hours a week? Would you say that you've achieved and are living the proverbial work-life balance you want? In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Joe Sanok on this new book Thursday is the New Friday, and shares wi…
 
The most important relationship you have in life is the one with yourself. After all, would you rather be at odds with the person you're tied to for the rest of your life, or would you rather love and cherish them? This is why cultivating self-love is an ongoing and important task. Here's how to do it. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick a…
 
We know that mental illness is a significant part of our lives as a nation, one in five adults are going to experience a mental health illness each year. Roughly 10% of people are going to experience a major depressive episode this year, and 20% of people will experience an anxiety disorder. In this episode Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Lauren Cona…
 
Pain and suffering aren't the same. You can ease suffering by gently peeling back layers of worry, regret, complaint, and unhelpful story-telling to get to the pain inside. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https:/…
 
The needs for telemental health have not been greater than right now, but problems exist with access to therapy as well as the equitable treatment of the employed therapists. The Difference is causing a shift in the teletherapy industry. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor sits with award-winning entrepreneur and Columbia University-trained psychoth…
 
Students of color educated in high poverty urban schools have traditionally experienced low achievement. However, there are some high poverty schools serving large concentrations of students of color that achieve high levels of academic performance. What if we can identify these systems and structures in the high achievement schools that have been …
 
If you've been feeling burned out during the pandemic, you're not alone. Many of us have been primal screaming into pillows, in desperate need of a reset. How can we take care of ourselves in the face of overwhelm? Savvy Psychologist interviews parenting therapist Dr. Nanika Coor to find out. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty T…
 
What if we could incorporate into our students' learning a wide range of skills, attitudes, and behaviors that could have a positive effect on their success in school? Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills can help children with enhancing and empowering their self-esteem, their interpersonal relationships, their health and wellness, and person…
 
The shadow of potential failure can loom over our dreams, making us hesitate to take chances. How can we overcome this fear? Savvy Psychologist will walk you through 5 evidence-based tips for being bold and shaking the doubts. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Jo…
 
This episode is the first in a series geared towards early career practitioners and those working with ECPs. In this series, we'll be talking with seasoned therapists and asking them what they've learned in their own private practices or group work. To kick off this ECP series, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Erin Elmore in our talk about her ea…
 
Primary care physician colleagues often are the first healthcare professionals to uncover a mental health diagnosis due to their increased access to patients. That's why mental health screenings within the primary care settings are such a vital part of a patient's overall health. Speaking with Dr. Graham Taylor on the topic of mental health screeni…
 
We know exercise is good for the body, but did you know that walking is magical for the mind, too? Today, let's go on a mindful stroll together and reap the psychological benefits of walking (pun totally intended!). Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conv…
 
What if you could learn from dynamic videos with highly talented actors portraying patients with various diagnostic presentations to include a therapist, interacting with them? These visual guideposts and demonstrations could really accelerate, enhance, and increase the enjoyment of your learning process and a better understanding the mental health…
 
Pregnancy is a time of overwhelming emotions. Anxiety is normal! Use these four indispensable tips to keep calm so you can enjoy this magical time. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtyti…
 
The conclusion of this two-part episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Mark Graham, LCSW, and Alethea Glave, LCSW. Together they take you behind the therapist door and show the inner workings of CBC’s innovative Pathway Home™Program, a transition program for individuals with serious mental illness from behavioral health settings back into the comm…
 
Today’s episode is part of our clinicians’ series, where we take you behind the therapist door to give you an insight into what happens within the therapeutic relationship. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Mark Graham, LCSW, and Alethea Glave, LCSW, from CBC’s innovative Pathway Home™ Program, an evidence-based critical time interven…
 
Why do we work so hard to make money and hope that our kids will be wealthier than we are? Savvy Psychologist takes a brutally honest exploration of how money and happiness are (and aren’t) related. (Spoiler: there's bad news, good news, and lots of caveats.) Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsle…
 
Psych Hub is the world’s most comprehensive online platform for mental health, substance use and suicide prevention education. In this episode Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Dr. Whitley Lassen. Whitley is the clinical director at Psych Hub, where she is responsible for the development and production of their content and e-learning solutions. Togethe…
 
Loneliness is the new smoking. It's a pandemic sweeping across the world (yes, on top of the other one), making us not only more depressed but more likely to die from physical illnesses. How do we counter it? Savvy Psychologist will walk you through the science and art of (re)connecting. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips s…
 
Cultural competence means that we first understand a sense of who we are and what we bring so that we can have a clear understanding of any bias that could impact a valid assessment of a child’s true potential. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Shaana Berman about cultural competence and challenges within the school system. Shaana…
 
Everyone has ups and downs. But imagine the normal ups and downs stretched into a roller coaster of extreme highs and crushing lows that derails your life plans, empties your bank accounts, and blows up your relationships. Bipolar Disorder and its hallmark symptom, mania, are often misunderstood. Savvy Psychologist busts myths about Bipolar Disorde…
 
ADHD is not a disorder entirely because it can be associated with success at the highest levels. In his latest book, ADHD 2.0, Dr. Ned Hallowell not only reframes the ADHD condition, he renames the condition as VAST, for Variable Attention Stimulus Trait. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Dr. Ned Hallowell and Dr. Lloyd Sederer about t…
 
Rekindling a romance is easier than rebuilding trust. Savvy Psychologist takes an evidence-based look at what relationship science has to say about finding love after infidelity. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Lin…
 
It’s okay for clinicians to charge and make money. Many clinicians have a real struggle and feel conflicted about their healing art and the collection of money. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Joe Sanok, speaker, mental health counselor, business consultant, podcaster, and creator behind the Practice of the Practice Podcast. Together…
 
We've all been told that assertive communication is the best way to get our ideas across. But what if our assertiveness causes hurt feelings or misplaced frustration? The Savvy Psychologist explains how to navigate different communication styles, plus gives tips on the most powerful communication tool of all - listening! Read the transcript. Check …
 
This episode resumes the conversation with Dr. Graham Taylor and Jerry Barone of Effective School Solutions (ESS). They discuss other ESS programs including, virtual therapeutic support, crisis assessment, and re-entry solutions, mental health vision, planning the support, and their successes. Last year through February, this year, Effective School…
 
Among students ages 12 to 17, Abnormal Psychology found a 52% increase in depression, 71% increase in reports of serious psychological distress. And sadly, there's been a 47% increase in students who had suicidal thoughts. Some significant mental health challenges are growing in our communities that impact our children. In this episode, Dr. Graham …
 
Feeling like your sleep is deteriorating? Or simply having a harder time falling or staying asleep? Today, we talk with Dr. Chuck Crew about why this is happening, what we can do to handle stress, and how to set our sleep up for success as we get closer to "normal." Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the…
 
This episode is part of our clinician series, we're going to be taking you behind the proverbial therapy door, giving you a more, in-depth look at compulsive sexual behavior disorder and what patients experience. Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Stefanie Carnes. Stefanie is the president of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Pro…
 
For better or worse, the rise of the Internet made sexual images available any time, anywhere. How does this affect our brains? The way we see people? Our sex lives in real life? Let's take a look at the neuroscience and psychology of porn. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psych…
 
Most men struggling to find a foothold in really knowing what a real man is and what a real man does. EVRYMAN has a men's wellness organization whose focus is to help men transform their lives by harnessing the power of their emotions and deepening their connection within themselves and with other men. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with…
 
In celebration of our first birthday, we’re re-releasing one of our favorite episodes from the past year. Compassion is unequivocally what we need to see for individuals to understand where some of their racist beliefs are and how we can begin to make impactful change. In this episode, Brandon J. Johnson, M.H.S talks with Dr. Graham Taylor about ho…
 
Lucid dreamers have been fighting goblins, flying, and conjuring entire galaxies in their dreams for centuries, all while feeling awake and engaged in the action. Now, scientific research tells us that lucid dreaming isn't just the stuff of sci-fi—it's a learnable skill. Would you like to give it a try? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick …
 
In celebration of our first birthday, we’re releasing the second of two new episodes this week. This episode is part of our Clinicians’ Series, where we take a deeper dive into therapeutic processes. Dr. Susan Litton, CEO of PsyBooks and Clinical Psychologist, returns in a discussion with Dr. Graham Taylor about the limits of evidence-based practic…
 
In celebration of our first birthday, we’re re-releasing one of our favorite episodes from the past year. We entered the field with fire and that trauma stewardship is about tending to the coals. In this episode, Lidia Michel, Psy.D. joins Dr. Graham Taylor in a discussion on trauma stewardship and how to care for those that care for others. Lidia …
 
In celebration of our first birthday, we’re releasing the first of two new episodes this week. In this episode, Katie Vernoy, LMFT, and Curt Widhalm, LMFT, the founders of Therapy Re-imagined Conferences, and hosts of the Modern Therapist Survival Guide Podcasts, join Dr. Graham Taylor in encouraging clinicians to reimagine therapy and therapist ed…
 
In celebration of our first birthday, we’re re-releasing one of our favorite episodes from the past year. Author of The Psychology of Pandemics, Dr. Steven Taylor joins Dr. Graham Taylor in a discussion about the current and past pandemics. Dr. Steven Taylor outlines the patterns that occur from a global pandemic, identifies the warning signs of st…
 
Have you ever sprouted wings or swam with unicorn dolphins? Lucid dreamers can conjure these and any other fantastical scenario they can, well, dream of. Is this ancient art a real brain phenomenon? Can you do it, too? In this first part of a two-part series on lucid dreaming, we explore the neuroscience of lucid dreaming and discuss whether it's a…
 
Trauma is a very unique aspect of our field, where we get to not necessarily bring people up out of their trauma but to join them in it. And as we do, we watch them find this path that's uniquely their own and they get to walk us through their path of healing. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Guy Macpherson, clinical psychologist…
 
The fear of a loved one's death is a profound, existential anxiety. Let's talk about two different anxiety-inducing scenarios and some ways to stop being paralyzed by worry so you can get the most meaning and joy out of your life with your loved one, instead. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsle…
 
If you don't know the best use of your time and your money, where you're getting the biggest ROI, then you are missing out in so many different ways. In this second episode, we resume our discussion with Joe Sanok, the creator of Practice of the Practice, about ways to think about money and to grow that wealth in a way that can be beneficial to our…
 
Mental health is such a wonderful field to be involved in, but in our schooling, we are not typically taught about the business side of running a private practice. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Joe Sanok, the creator behind the practice of the practice. Joe is a speaker, a mental health counselor business consultant, and a podcaste…
 
If the pandemic has messed with your work life, you're not alone. Whether you're unemployed and searching for a new job or employed but searching for your lost mojo, leadership consultant and host of the Modern Mentor podcast has compassionate, actionable advice to help you not only survive but thrive. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick a…
 
There are a lot of aspects to our practice: HIPAA compliance, working with insurance panels, collecting copays, notifications of sessions coming up, note-taking, and more. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Susan Litton, CEO of PSYBooks. Susan shares her story going from Clinical Psychologist to Web Developer and Designer a passion tha…
 
Politics drive family and friends apart now more than ever. How can we talk to each other about heated topics when we disagree? These strategies from couples therapy can help us create empathetic conversations that heal our political divides. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular …
 
The field of behavior analysis continues to uncover new and improved knowledge about behavior - for the purposes of description, prediction, and control - to emphasize the functional relationships between behavior and one's environment. In this episode Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Kristen Rollman, BCBA about the functional contextual approaches to…
 
On March 16th 2021, a man killed eight people in Atlanta, Georgia, six of whom were women of Asian descent. Savvy Psychologist Dr. Jade Wu shares her message of solidarity and a warning against stigmatizing addiction and mental health. Read the transcript. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/healt…
 
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