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Beyond Well Science · Mar. 26, 2020

Time is Short—Telling My Story of Mental Illness

FEATURING: Dr. Rebecca Miller
TAGS: Mental Illness

Rebecca Miller, Ph.D., is a psychologist and Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. She serves as Director of Peer Support at Connecticut Mental Health Center in New Haven, using her lived experience with mental and physical illness to inform her work.

By leann

Rebecca Miller, Ph.D., is a psychologist and Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. She serves as Director of Peer Support at Connecticut Mental Health Center in New Haven, using her lived experience with mental and physical illness to inform her work.

Her publications and other scholarship have focused on peer support for persons diagnosed with serious mental illnesses, person-centered and recovery-oriented approaches, alternative experiential approaches to clinical training, and deprescribing in psychiatry.

She received her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University and her BA from Barnard College.

Beyond Well Science · Feb. 20, 2020

A Revolutionary Approach to PTSD

FEATURING: Dr. Mary Neal Vieten
TAGS: DOD, Fatigue, Military, Sexual Assault, Warfighters

Dr. Mary Neal Vieten, a United States Navy Officer and psychologist, was determined to step outside of the ineffectual medical model and return Warfighters with operational stress challenges to a fit-for-full-duty status.

By leann

In 2003, The ADVANCE 7-Day Training Op started taking shape. Dr. Mary Neal Vieten, a United States Navy Officer and psychologist, was determined to step outside of the ineffectual medical model and return Warfighters with operational stress challenges to a fit-for-full-duty status.

This passion turned into a plan, then a dedicated, highly credentialed, volunteer staff, and, finally, the execution of what is now known as The ADVANCE7-Day: an intensive, didactic and experiential program in a serene, retreat-like setting.

The ADVANCE 7-Day empowers Warfighters. Warfighter Advance serves both active and veteran members of our military from all branches of service and eras of war.

Additionally, Warfighter Advance can adapt specifically for sexual assault, compassion fatigue, and other specialized subjects.

Beyond Well Science · Jan. 2, 2020

Community Medicine and the Power of Social Healing

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, Dr. Bob Drake
TAGS: Community Health, Diversity, Employment, Equality, Mental Health, Psychiatry

Dr. Bob Drake’s experience as a psychiatrist and later employment specialist led him to believe employment may be the most powerful predictor of success in people with mental illness.

By Sheila Hamilton

Dr. Bob Drake prefers to be called Bob, a nod toward his belief in community medicine and the power of social healing. Drake’s experience as a psychiatrist and later employment specialist led him to believe employment may be the most powerful predictor of success in people with mental illness.

Dr. Drake set up IPS Works, matching people with mental illness with meaningful work. The organization now has more than a thousand satellite offices across the country.

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Beyond Well Science · Dec. 28, 2019

The Pharmacological Load on Foster Children

FEATURING: Dr. Jennifer McLaren, Dr. Erin Burnett
TAGS: ADHA, Anger, Depression, Foster Children, Impulsivity

A fascinating look at the trend toward over-drugging in America, especially concerning the country’s most vulnerable children.

By Sheila Hamilton

As many as forty percent of foster children are on multiple medications.

Dr. Erin Burnett and Dr. Jennifer McLaren study, research, and question whether the medications are necessary and whether the families and prescribing doctors are interested in a lower pharmacological load on children’s bodies.

Beyond Well Science · Dec. 19, 2019

A Guide to Understanding Institutionalized Mental Healthcare

FEATURING: Lucy Winer
TAGS: Documentary, Institutionalization, Mental Illness, State Hospitals, film

Lucy Winer’s personal experience of being committed to Kings Park as a teenager drew her to stories of the running of state hospitals before de-institutionalization.

By Sheila Hamilton

Lucy Winer is a director and producer known for the documentary Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution and the creator of Unlocked, a video library and curriculum for researchers, students and professors of psychiatry and psychology.

Lucy’s personal experience of being committed to Kings Park as a teenager in the late 1960’s drew her to the stories of other patients, the caregivers, the doctors, and even the law enforcement officers involved in the running of state hospitals before de-institutionalization.

Beyond Well Science · Dec. 12, 2019

What is Slow Psychiatry?

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, Dr. Sandra Steingard
TAGS: Collaborative Network Approach, Counseling, Critical Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Slow Psychiatry, Therapy, Treatment, open dialogue

Dr. Sandra Steingard has an interest in early episode psychosis and has participated in initiatives to better serve this population and their families.

By Sheila Hamilton

Dr. Sandra Steingard is the Chief Medical Officer at Howard Center where she has worked for over 23 years. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

Her clinical practice includes patients with schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses. She has an interest in early episode psychosis and has participated in statewide and agency initiatives to better serve this population and their families. She has trained in Open Dialogue and is a member of the planning group developing Collaborative Network Approach.

She is the editor of the recently published book, Critical Psychiatry, a practical resource for clinicians seeking a solid foundation in the contemporary controversies within the field.

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