Applied Behavior Analyst Maggie Pavone sat down with our host Kristin Sunanta Walker live at the Next Gen Revolution Summit in November 2017 in Miami, Florida. This is THE in person and online summit to attend for anyone interested in ABA, Artificial Intelligence, Human Behavior, Mental Health, Virtual Reality, Autism, and more.

Take a listen as Maggie talks about her career path and why ABA and Next Gen Revolution are a part of her career path in behavioral health.

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Join counselors Melanie Vann and Melissa Richards with host Kristin Sunanta Walker discussing how highly empathic individuals end up walking on eggshells while navigating relationships. Loose editing on this one as we really bare our souls and get into the muck of emotional mortar fire. How do we identify these patterns early on and decide whether or not we want to engage.

The shows where we are steeped in our own vulnerability are always the most downloaded. This is one of those shows.

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Join counselors Melanie Vann and Melissa Richards with host Kristin Walker on a powerful show about chaos, drama, squeaky wheels, and being ultra responsible for IT ALL. Is codependency the “blame” for all that ails you or is it something more? Negative relationships require participation from all sides but we can choose how much of our emotional capital is used to defuse people and the drama they create, including our own dramatics!

Pay attention the quiet ones that enter your field of experience and learn to share yourself with those that don’t bring chaos and histrionics into your life.

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How many of you have felt triggered reading and hearing about the Harvey Weinstein allegations? Many of our listeners have. We have. We support the #metoo movement spearheaded by actress Alyssa Milano and have a very powerful discussion with host Kristin Sunanta Walker, Melanie Vann, and Melissa Richards about sexual misconduct and abuse.

We’ve learned that while the abuser and society may wish to paint those who come forward as people who:

Can’t seem to “move on” or “let things go”

Are vitriolic

Are unfair

Are “crazy”

Are only women

This is simply not the case. Uncomfortable topics need to be discussed. Every victim and then survivor of sexual harassment has their own journey to recovery. As you evolve, your voice and understanding of what you experienced changes. It does not disappear.

Being quiet supports the abuser not the abused. It also supports those who enable and act as accomplices to the abusers.

This is not gender specific.

The days of “men are just men” are over.

For Good.

Thank you for joining us on this poignant and deeply personal show.

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Highly sensitive beings can have a tendency to see the world through rose colored glasses. It’s a measure of safety, naivete (sometimes), but also a gift. Seeing the best in others when we aren’t well boundaried can lead us down roads where we end up in trauma. Many toxic people count on us wearing those glasses and keeping them foggy. We cover a lot of ground on this show with our original trio of Melanie Vann, Melissa Richards, and Kristin Walker. The message is simple though – wear those glasses proudly, just remember to keep the lenses clear.

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Kevin Petersen, LMFT joins us for another discussion with a focus on parents, children, and codependency. Kevin is a dedicated, caring, and understanding professional who works with families in crisis. Kevin was born and raised in Palo Alto, CA and earned a bachelors from USC in 1994, and enjoyed a prosperous career in Sales and Marketing before he decided to return to school in 2008. Kevin has earned a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and has a Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counseling both from Regis University. He started his career working as a therapist for Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network in Child and Family Services in 2011. Kevin opened his private practice, Petersen Family Counseling, in 2014 and specializes in working with families and individuals struggling with addictions, codependency, and parenting.

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We met today’s radio show guests at the fall NCTide conference in Asheville, North Carolina. Telemental health is a hot topic with our behavioral health providers. InSight is one of the largest telepsychiatry service provider companies in the country.  As always, it is our pleasure to speak with business leaders with credentials in the world of behavioral health. 

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ChristineLouisDeCanonville-3D-Single BOOK-CoverOur first show with Christine Louis de Canonville aired in December of 2014. We’ve been able to host 17 episodes on Mental Health News Radio with everyone from CEOs of behavioral health software organizations, mental health professionals, volunteers in behavioral health, and best selling authors. Our show was started in May of 2014 and our guest request list is ever growing. In the beginning we all but begged people to join the show, now we have a four month waiting list. It is a labor of love and we are proud to provide insight, education, and resources for our global audience.

Our most popular guest by over 7,000 downloads is author, counselor, and educator Christine Louis de Canonville. We received email requests from all over the world asking when she would return for another show. We introduced Christine to our listeners to discuss her work and her book THE 3 FACES OF EVIL – Unmasking The Full Spectrum Of Narcissistic Abuse (published April of 2015). After reading one of her blog articles titled The Typical Narcissistic Woman as a Friend I realized how much emphasis is put on men with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. As you’ll hear during our interview men do not outnumber women when it comes to this disorder.

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Mental Health News Radio is always on the hunt for innovative technology that aids our Behavioral Health providers.  Our article on Spiritually Integrated Therapy was found by Next Step Solutions, Inc. After reading our other articles on why we care so much about this sector of healthcare, Next Step picked up the phone and made a connection with our CEO, Kristin Walker.

A visit to their corporate office in Michigan last year was yet another stop on our 2014 journey across the United States visiting EHR vendors and Behavioral Health practices.  Kristin had the opportunity to meet everyone on the team and see what a software organization does that is heavy on development and light on marketing agendas.  It was certainly a pleasure.

NextStep™ has developed a digital pen system and embedded artificial intelligence into their EHR.  Sounds unbelievable right?  A science fiction movie, maybe?  We saw it action at their office and while we visited several of their clients.  NextStep™ has clients across the United States using their award-winning software for behavioral health private practices, research clinics, residential programs, outpatient agencies and state hospitals.  It was a pleasure to sit down with Dr. Darrin Hanna and David Ballenberger, MSW to discuss their product, their organization, and what the future holds for behavioral health technology.

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