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Healthy Coping for Children and Adolescents

Jenn talks to Dr. Maggie Gorraiz about helping kids and teens manage their emotions, thoughts, and reactions in healthy and productive ways. Maggie discusses different types of coping strategies for children and adolescents, shares age-appropriate ways to teach coping to our loved ones, and answers audience questions about the mental health benefits that healthy coping can bring to the whole family.

Maggie Gorraiz, PhD, is a child and adolescent psychologist and a DBT-Linehan certified DBT clinician. She participates in the supervision and training of clinicians in personality disorders and DBT. Dr. Gorraiz is the director of McLean’s School Consultation Service, a multidisciplinary team of providers with expertise in child and adolescent mental health.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/75d
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/6qw

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities, and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2023 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Raising Kids That Adapt To Change

Jenn talks to Julie Cullen about best practices for teaching our kids how to deal with change. Julie explains methods of providing extra support when kids need it most, shares ways to make change easier to understand and adjust to, and answers audience questions about navigating change that both children and parents can benefit from.

Julie B. Cullen, LICSW, EdM, is a licensed social worker with over a decade of experience providing individual, group, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and their families. Julie has intensive training in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and has worked extensively with clinicians from The Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, using their ARC model of trauma treatment.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/eva
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/wbb

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities, and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2023 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Social Media & the Mind

Jenn talks to Dr. Jacqueline Sperling about the impacts of social media on mental health and well-being. Jacqueline explains the science behind what keeps us constantly coming back to social media outlets, shares how overuse impacts kids and teens differently than adults, and answers audience questions about how we can improve our digital habits.

Jacqueline Sperling, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in implementing evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and works with youth who present with anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Dr. Sperling is currently a program director of the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/zj3
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/7tq

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities, and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2022 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

How To Support Someone With Depression

Jenn talks Dr. Christopher Palmer about navigating depression and aiding others experiencing this disorder. Chris explains ways to identify the mood disorder in ourselves and others, shares tips to support people we care for who are experiencing depression, and answers audience questions about depressive disorders and the stigma surrounding them.

Christopher M. Palmer, MD, is the director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education at McLean Hospital and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. For over 20 years, he has focused his clinical work on treatment-resistant cases, and recently has been pioneering the use of the ketogenic diet in psychiatry.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/kav
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/7k7

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities, and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2022 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Your Most Popular Questions About Anxiety in Kids and Teens

Jenn talks to Dr. R. Meredith Elkins about symptoms of anxiety in kids and appropriate treatment options. Meredith discusses healthy and unhealthy levels of anxiety in kids, shares similarities and differences between anxiety disorders and mood disorders, and answers audience questions about how, by helping our children with their anxiety, we can also help ourselves.

Dr. R. Meredith Elkins is a clinical psychologist specializing in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety, mood, and related disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Elkins has established integrated lines of research encompassing the development, identification, and treatment of anxiety disorders in childhood. Dr. Elkins is currently a program director at the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program (MAMP), an intensive group-based outpatient program for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders and OCD.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/t64
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/zst

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities, and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2022 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Addressing Bullying in Kids & Teens

Jenn talks to Joyce Velt about the impact of bullying on kids and teens and how to address these harmful behaviors. Joyce explains the effects of bullying on mental health, discusses how it can impact relationships in the short- and long-term, and answers audience questions about how we can help kids and teens feel included and welcome.

Joyce Velt, LICSW, is the program director of the McLean SouthEast at Oak Street Adolescent Inpatient Program. Throughout her career, Ms. Velt has provided clinical treatment to a diverse population in a variety of settings, including inpatient, outpatient, and residential centers.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/xdu
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/v88

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities, and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2022 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Pushing Back Against Feelings of Loneliness

Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa Coyne about how to combat feelings of loneliness. Lisa answers questions about how to manage loneliness, embrace alone time, and form meaningful connections.

Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School, and is a senior clinical consultant at the Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI Jr.) at McLean Hospital. Dr. Coyne is the author of “The Joy of Parenting: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guide to Effective Parenting in the Early Years,” a book for parents of young children.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/7wy
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/mhl

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities, and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2022 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

How Music Impacts Our Mental Health

Jenn talks to Dr. Roberto Olivardia about the relationship between music and our mental health. Roberto explains the benefits of both listening to and playing music, discusses why “dark” music isn’t always a red flag, and answers audience questions about how we can help young ones express and explore their thoughts and feelings through music.

Roberto Olivardia, PhD, has been treating patients for the last 20 years since his internship at McLean Hospital. He runs a private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, ADD/ADHD, skin picking disorder, and males with eating disorders. Dr. Olivardia also treats patients with other anxiety and mood disorders.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/3d6
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/wyz

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities, and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2022 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Easing Stress Around Eating With Picky Kids

Jenn talks to Jennifer Anderson about ways to address picky eating in your kids. Jenn and Jennifer talk about what picky eating looks like at different ages and when to seek support. Jennifer discusses ways to introduce new foods without being forceful, shares tips and tricks to reduce stress around mealtime for everyone, and answers audience questions about how kids and adults alike can truly enjoy a more colorful, nutritious meal–no tantrums necessary.

Jennifer Anderson, MSPH, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has a masters of science in public health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. In 2019, she founded Kids Eat in Color, LLC, a social impact company dedicated to improving family and child nutrition and health. Prior to starting Kids Eat in Color, she coordinated youth nutrition programs at a food bank, performed research in inner-city food deserts, and consulted for the USDA national office SNAP-Ed program.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/4oi
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/ghs

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities, and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2022 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Easing Back-to-School Anxieties for Kids & Parents

Jenn talks to Julie Cullen about the anxiety that can come with transitioning back to school. Julie shares tips and tricks to feel more excited about the upcoming school year, provides methods for lowering anxiety for both children and adults, and answers audience questions about how we can all feel a little more at ease about whatever the school year may bring.

Julie B. Cullen, LICSW, EdM, is a licensed social worker with over a decade of experience providing individual, group, and family therapy for children, adolescents, and their families. Julie has intensive training in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and has worked extensively with clinicians from The Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/mpo
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/lsn

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities, and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2022 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

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