Disruptors at Work: An Integrated Care Podcast
By Cummings Graduate Institute
Disruptors at Work: An Integrated Care Podcast features discussions among healthcare subject matter experts, integrated care providers, and patients brought to you by Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI). CGI is focused on moving the needle of healthcare integration forward through advanced research, education, and training. Our vision is to improve the way the world experiences healthcare by raising awareness of what integration is, and best practices for disrupting antiquated models of care delivery.
The Connection Between Long-Term Medical Costs and Unaddressed Childhood Trauma with Dr. Heather Jelonek, DBH
This episode of Disruptors at Work: an Integrated Care Podcast explores the Culminating Project (CP) research of Dr. Heather Jelonek, DBH, a recent graduate of the Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) degree program at Cummings Graduate Institute (CGI). The Culminating Project, the capstone experience of the Doctor of Behavioral Health program at CGI, is an applied integrated care project demonstrating innovation in the field and ability to respond creatively and competently to the needs of rapidly-evolving patient population and healthcare environments. In this episode, Dr. English and Dr. Jelonek dive into the topic of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the connection between the long-term medical costs associated and unaddressed childhood trauma. Dr. Jelonek completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at the University of Illinois – Chicago before beginning her healthcare career at First Health Group Corp., where her passion for integrating healthcare began. As she rose within the ranks of the health insurance industry, she earned her Master Degree in Clinical Psychology at Benedictine University in Lisle Illinois. Heather holds professional licenses in the States of Illinois and Arizona as a Counselor specializing in childhood and adolescent behavioral health. Throughout her career, Dr. Jelonek struggled with closing the mental health gap with the healthcare industry and viewed this obstacle as the primary threat to the spiraling costs of healthcare. During her studies at Cummings Graduate Institute, she was introduced to the ground breaking CDC/Kaiser Adverse Childhood Experiences study and the connection between the long-term medical costs associated and unaddressed childhood trauma, which sparked the research for her Culminating Project. Dr. Jelonek currently serves as the Director of Medicaid Program Innovations at Health Current, the health information exchange (HIE) that helps partners transform care by bringing together communities and information across Arizona.
September 15, 2021
Advocacy and Leadership in Mental Health Professional Organizations with Napoleon Harrington, MA, LPC
Dr. Cara English, DBH speaks with Napoleon Harrington, MA, LPC on the topic of advocacy and leadership within mental health professions and professional organizations. This episode of Disruptors at Work:an Integrated Care Podcast focuses on the importance of leadership and advocacy as mental health providers. Napoleon shares about his work in Michigan and how it led to legislation changes impacting the work and lives of mental health counselors and providers throughout the state. Napoleon Harrington is the Founder and Therapist of the Ambassador Counseling & Resource Group (ACRG), a clinical mental health private practice counseling group that offers therapeutic services from focusing on addressing the inherent challenges of a broken family structure to individual mental health clinical intervention. He serves as an adjunct faculty Professor on topics related to psychology, mental health, and human services and is currently a Doctor of Behavioral Health candidate at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies. Napoleon’s leadership has been recognized by civic organizations and government officials. In 2020, Napoleon was awarded Counselor of the Year by the American Mental Health Counselors Association. To learn more about Ambassador Counseling & Resource Group, visit http://www.ambassadorcounseling.com/.
August 20, 2021
Marketing for Integrated Care with Dr. Larry Ford, DBH, LBHP, BC & Jackie Carro
Dr. Cara English, DBH speaks with Dr. Larry Ford, DBH, LBHP, BC and Jackie Carro on the process of marketing integrated care practices and services. This episode speaks to lessons learned from marketing integrated care during the COVID-19 pandemic, improving virtual accessibility for patients, and social media strategies for marketing healthcare services. Dr. Larry Ford received his Masters in Counseling with an emphasis in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, and he received his Doctorate in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University. Inspired by the volumes of studies Dr. Ford completed on how infinitely the psyche affects the body, Dr. Ford founded Hands to Guide You, an integrated behavioral health clinical practice based in Oklahoma City, OK, in November 2011. Dr. Ford centers his practice on the certainty that there is no physical health without mental health, and correspondingly Dr. Ford has advanced Hands to Guide You as a preeminent leader in Integrated Care and Population Health. Hands to Guide You, with Dr. Ford at the helm, enjoys distinction for engendering unparalleled patient rehabilitation and recovery rates, and expansive patient health literacy.It is for Dr. Ford’s principal leadership over the compassionate interdisciplinary treatment team at Hands to Guide You, that epitomizes skilled behavioral health services in Oklahoma. To learn more about Hands to Guide You, visit: https://www.h2gy.com/. Jackie Carro is the owner of Marketing Ideals Company, a boutique agency specializing in strategic marketing, public relations and event planning based in Tempe, AZ. Marketing Ideals Company enjoys working with small to medium size companies, medical practices, non-profit organizations and municipalities. To learn more about their services, visit: https://marketingideals.com/
July 20, 2021
LGBTQ+ Health Disparities with Michael Garrett
Dr. Cara English, DBH speaks with Michael Garrett, Principal at Mercer, on the progress and ongoing challenges in pursuing health equity for the LGBTQ+ population in 2021. Topics featured in this episode include health challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ population, how to provide culturally and clinically competent care for LGBTQ+ individuals, addressing environmental and social factors that can affect their mental and physical well-being, and evidence-based solutions and innovations to work towards equity. Michael Garrett is a Principal at Mercer, where he leads consulting engagements with large plan sponsors regarding their health benefit plans and works with clients in developing and implementing new care delivery models such as accountable care organizations. His education includes a Masters degree from the University of Idaho in clinical psychology and a Bachelors degree in psychology from Gonzaga University. He is a Certified Case Manager, Certified Vocational Evaluator, Board Certified Patient Advocate, and a Nationally Certified Psychologist. Michael has served in operational management, business development, product development, consulting, and strategic planning roles. His work experience includes leading successful pursuits of long-term, multimillion dollar contracts as well as leading more than 100 professionals delivering a wide range of care management services from multiple locations, and he has worked with Medicare, Medicaid, long-term disability, state employee benefit plans, self-funded health plans, workers’ compensation, and other programs. Resources referenced in this episode: IOM Crossing the Quality Chasm Report: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25057539/ Working with Transgender Individuals in Case Management Practice: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29176340/ Identifying Health Disparities, Striving for Health Equity: https://cmsa.org/identifying-health-disparities-striving-for-health-equity/ Genderbread person: https://www.genderbread.org/resource/genderbread-person-v4-0 Mercer’s Broad DEI Point of View (POV) - The Time is Now: Addressing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the Workplace: https://www.mercer.us/our-thinking/career/addressing-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-in-the-workplace.html Mercer’s Inclusive Benefits Point of View (POV)- Are your Health and Well-Being Approaches Inclusive? https://www.mercer.com/our-thinking/health/mmb-turning-health-risk-into-value-inclusive-benefits.html? Mercer’s DEI and Benefits Blog - On the DEI Journey, Health Equity Must be a Goal: https://www.mercer.us/our-thinking/healthcare/on-the-dei-journey-health-equity-must-be-a-goal.html? Mercer Blog on Creating a Culture of Equality - The Future of Work Requires a Culture of Equality: https://www.mercer.com/our-thinking/career/mercerchats-rewind-the-future-of-work-requires-a-culture-of-equality.html?
June 21, 2021
Chronic Cannabis Among Teens with Dr. Jodie NewDelman, PsyD
Dr. Cara English, DBH speaks with Dr. Jodie NewDelman, PsyD on the emerging epidemic of chronic cannabis among teens. They discuss substance abuse exposure with teens, environment and family functional dynamic factors in teens' lives which may contribute to cannabis use, and changing legislation regarding medical and recreational use of marijuana, including measures to protect citizens from criminal penalties for using marijuana for medical and recreational purposes. Dr. Jodie NewDelman has been a licensed psychologist for over 20 years in the arenas of clinical care, program evaluation, and test construction. Her formative entrepreneurial and research experience drives a tendency to pair best practice, competitive analysis, and systematic accountability processes. She is a co-owner of a pending patent application in big data process called MeDataBank that has been acquired by PSYCHeANALYTICS. This is in support of the company’s mission to transform the access and delivery of healthcare in the digital age. Dr. NewDelman has held both academic teaching and clinical supervisory roles that emphasize a passion for whole-person, precision medicine. She earned a BA in Public Communications and Psychology from American University, Washington, D.C., a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and a post-doctoral post at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute. Additionally, she presently serves as a member of the Advisory Board at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies. To learn about PSYCHeANALYTICS, visit https://www.psycheanalytics.com/.
June 9, 2021
Depression and Chronic Pain with Dr. Zachary Fisk, MD, MBA and Dr. Christina Julian, MD
Dr. Cara English, DBH speaks with Dr. Zachary Fisk, MD, MBA and Dr. Christina Julian, MD of Acute Pain Therapies & Ketamine Clinic on the impact the pandemic has had on people with pre-existing depression, the increase of patients coming to their offices seeking new treatments for clinical depression, and how they are combatting the correlation between depression and chronic pain without the use of opioids. Acute Pain Therapies & Ketamine Clinic has two locations in Bellevue, WA. Their mission is to prevent opiate addiction that could otherwise occur in the absence of alternative means of controlling pain outside of the hospital. They aim to improve movement through non-opiate pain relief and tissue restoration in their patients. Their scope of services includes depression, acute surgical pain, chronic joint pain, chronic pain management, traumatic pain, and nerve pain and crps/rsd treatment. To learn more about Acute Pain Therapies & Ketamine Clinic, visit https://acutepaintherapies.com/.
May 24, 2021
Collective Occupational Trauma with Ellen Fink-Samnick MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP
Dr. Cara English, DBH speaks with Ellen Fink-Samnick MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP on tackling collective occupational trauma in healthcare environments as well as non-healthcare environments. Collective occupational trauma refers to what happens when we are forced to push through stressful and traumatic daily work experiences, including exposure to, hearing, or seeing others in pain, fear, and terror. They discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic and national civil unrest due to gross inequities people of color are facing on a day-to-day basis have introduced even higher levels of stress for healthcare providers and what happens during a trauma tsunami, when patient and provider boundaries are muddy. Ellen Fink-Samnick is an award-winning industry thought leader who empowers healthcare's transdisciplinary workforce. Known and highly respected as 'The Ethical Compass of Professional Case Management', she is a sought out professional speaker and author, with hundreds of offerings and publications to her credit. Ellen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board-certified Case Manager, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Rehabilitation Provider. Her academic affiliations include roles as subject matter expert for Western Governors University, and adjunct faculty for the University of Buffalo’s School of Social Work, and George Mason University’s Department of Social Work. She is also a Doctor in Behavioral Health candidate at Cummings Graduate Institute of Behavioral Health Studies. Connect with Ellen on twitter: https://twitter.com/epflcswccm. Learn more about Ellen and her research: http://www.efssupervisionstrategies.com/.
April 29, 2021
Black Maternal Health with Dr. Fanike Young, DBH, LCSW & Dr. Kerry Griffin, MD
Dr. Cara English is joined by Dr. Fanike Young, DBH, LCSW and Dr. Kerry Griffin, MD to discuss black maternal health and how healthcare providers can best serve their patients and help them achieve the best health outcomes. Fanike Young is a licensed clinical social worker and a Doctor of Behavioral Health, a master addiction counselor, and a certified clinical hypnotherapist. Dr. Young also serves as the Director of the DBH program at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies. Her passion is the healthy development of adolescent females and women, physically, mentally socially and spiritually. She strives to promote the integration of healthcare within medical clinics, healthcare facilities, and human service agencies using consulting projects as well as private practice. Dr. Kerry Griffin a board-certified OB/GYN who serves as the Chief of Women Services for Georgia Kaiser Permanente Medical Group. Dr. Griffin chose Obstetrics and Gynecology because it has the perfect blend of routine health maintenance surgery and obstetrics. He feels that women make the majority of healthcare decisions for their families, and it is a great avenue to educate members and immediate families. Dr. Griffin feels that he learns much more from his patients by being an effective listener, and he finds managing obstetric patients with high risk conditions to be extremely rewarding. Interview recorded June 24, 2020.
March 22, 2021
Integrated Pediatric Care with Dr. Melissa Johnson, DBH, LPC
Dr. Cara English, DBH speaks with Dr. Melissa Johnson DBH, LPC, on the topic of integrated pediatric care, which refers to the integration of medical and behavioral or mental health services for children, adolescents, and their families in traditional pediatric care settings. Professionals involved in pediatric integrated care may be working collaboratively in a variety of settings rather than all under one roof. The goal of integrated pediatric care is to achieve the highest level of care and collaboration between health professionals. Dr. Melissa Johnson DBH, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Doctor of Behavioral Health in the state of Arizona. She has received a certificate in infant and family clinical practice o from the Harris Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Training Institute. Dr. Johnson is a Clinical Supervisor for an outpatient mental health clinic for children and families and has worked at Canyon Pediatrics delivering integrated care services for over four years. She enjoys the opportunity to collaborate with other doctors to provide comprehensive care. She has almost 2 decades of experience providing mental health for patients across the lifespan.
February 24, 2021
Psychological PPE with Dr. Cara English, DBH
In Aug 2019 after surveying 5 and a half thousand adults, the CDC estimated that anxiety symptoms have tripled and depression symptoms have quadrupled. Similar results were found in a May 2019 survey of pregnant and postpartum mothers; anxiety went from 29% pre-pandemic to 72% and 74% of mothers rated their mental stress as worse than prior to pandemic. Statistics like these often only add to our depression and burn out because they aren’t very helpful. So, what? You might be thinking? What can we do about that? In this podcast episode Dr, Cara English, DBH shares a set of daily practices and strategies referred to as psychological PPE or mental health first aid that you can utilize to promote your own mental health wellbeing.
January 22, 2021
Leading Managed Care in Oklahoma, Part 2 with Dr. Larry Ford
Dr. Cara English, DBH speaks with Dr. Larry Ford, DBH, LBHP, BC, on the process of transforming Hands to Guide You from a carve-out behavioral health organization to a patient center medical home providing behavioral health and primary care services. Dr. Larry Ford received his Masters in Counseling with an emphasis in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, and he received his Doctorate in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University. Inspired by the volumes of studies Dr. Ford completed on how infinitely the psyche affects the body, Dr. Ford founded Hands to Guide You, an integrated behavioral health clinical practice based in Oklahoma City, OK, in November 2011. Dr. Ford centers his practice on the certainty that there is no physical health without mental health, and correspondingly Dr. Ford has advanced Hands to Guide You as a preeminent leader in Integrated Care and Population Health. Hands to Guide You, with Dr. Ford at the helm, enjoys distinction for engendering unparalleled patient rehabilitation and recovery rates, and expansive patient health literacy. It is for Dr. Ford’s principal leadership over the compassionate interdisciplinary treatment team at Hands to Guide You, that epitomizes skilled behavioral health services in Oklahoma. To learn more about Hands to Guide You, visit: https://www.h2gy.com/.
January 19, 2021
Reverse Integration with Dr. Larry Ford, DBH, LBHP, BC Part 1
In this 2 part interview, Dr. Cara English, DBH interviews Dr. Larry Ford, DBH, LBHP, BC, on the process of reverse integration, including accreditation for clinical practices and the operational and financial processes that it takes to prepare an outpatient behavioral health practice to transform into a fully integrated medical practice. Dr. Larry Ford received his Masters in Counseling with an emphasis in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, and he received his Doctorate in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University. Inspired by the volumes of studies Dr. Ford completed on how infinitely the psyche affects the body, Dr. Ford founded Hands to Guide You, an integrated behavioral health clinical practice based in Oklahoma City, OK, in November 2011. Dr. Ford centers his practice on the certainty that there is no physical health without mental health, and correspondingly Dr. Ford has advanced Hands to Guide You as a preeminent leader in Integrated Care and Population Health. Hands to Guide You, with Dr. Ford at the helm, enjoys distinction for engendering unparalleled patient rehabilitation and recovery rates, and expansive patient health literacy.It is for Dr. Ford’s principal leadership over the compassionate interdisciplinary treatment team at Hands to Guide You, that epitomizes skilled behavioral health services in Oklahoma. To learn more about Hands to Guide You, visit: https://www.h2gy.com/.
December 10, 2020
Veteran Suicide Prevention and Mental Health with Dr. C. Carl Wilson DBH, LPCC, CADC
Dr. Cara English, DBH interviews Dr. C. Carl Wilson DBH, LPCC, CADC, on the topic of veteran suicide prevention and mental health. Dr. Wilson is a Doctor of Behavioral Health who is licensed in professional clinical counseling from the states of California, Missouri and Iowa. Dr. Wilson served as a Non-commissioned and Chaplain candidate in the United States Army for 11 years. He has worked as the Behavioral Health Program Manager for the United States Marine Corps and as a Readjustment Counselor for the Veteran Outreach Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.His treatment specialties include anger management, substance abuse, PTSD, and relationship issues with a client focus on veterans and adolescents. Dr. Wilson is the owner of Covenant Behavioral Health, with offices in three states. Learn more about Dr. Wilson's practice at https://www.covenantbehavioralhealth.org/
November 19, 2020