Coming Back Better

Psych Hub

We have been so focused on getting back to normal since COVID began, but maybe normal wasn’t all it was cracked up to be? In order to not only move forward but to really grow, it’s important to take a second, and reflect on what we have been through as a society. Join us on this journey as we look back over the past couple of years to understand the impacts COVID had on our mental health and wellness, and how we can truly come back better. Psych Hub and HCA Healthcare, in collaboration with Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry, have partnered to bring you the 10-episode podcast series “Coming Back Better” to reflect on the lessons the pandemic taught us and what we can do to benefit our wellbeing. The first episode of “Coming Back Better” will be available December 1, and new episodes will be released every Thursday. Like, follow, or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts! read less

Navigating Grief and Loss
Jan 12 2023
Navigating Grief and Loss
In typical times, grief is a challenging and complicated emotion. The pandemic resulted in almost everyone being touched in some way by this experience. One fifth of Americans knew someone who died from COVID-19. On this episode of Coming Back Better, our host Paul Deger shares his story of grief and loss during the pandemic and how he responded to the challenges of this experience and found a way through. “You can think of grief as being the continuation of love after we lose the person that we love. It is the way that we continue the relationship after the person dies.” - Dr. Katherine Shear Marjorie and Paul hear from Dr. Katherine Shear, a leading expert in grief, about what grief is, how to cope with grief and how we can help someone going through grief.   Meet the Expert: Katherine Shear, MD is the Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia School of Social Work and Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Shear began her work with studies of panic disorder by participating in the development and extensive testing of a cognitive behavioral therapy for panic. To read more, click here.   ⁠Coming Back Better, a 10-episode podcast series, is brought to you by Psych Hub and HCA Healthcare in collaboration with Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry. Coming Back Better is a Psych Hub Podcast and is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health education. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel here, https://www.youtube.com/c/PsychHub. Follow us on Social Media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram Our Podcasts Google Stitcher Spotify iHeartRadio Amazon Music Apple
QuaranTEEN: Coming of Age in the Pandemic
Jan 5 2023
QuaranTEEN: Coming of Age in the Pandemic
Being a teenager is such a pivotal time in a person's life. Relationships with peers are EVERYTHING and emotions are heightened as we are figuring out who we are and our place in the world. Add to that the isolation of a  global pandemic and it is not a surprise that the mental health of adolescents was severely impacted. “It was isolating and it was hard to fathom life before isolation. And I know after, it was so bizarre and I was absolutely horrified to go back to school.” - Elyse Jewel Join Paul Deger and Marjorie Morrison as they discuss how the eating habits, socializing  and routines changed for teenagers during the pandemic, as well as hear from experts about what parents can do to help their teens navigate this time in their lives.   Meet the Guest and Experts: Elyse Jewel Dallas based, Elyse Jewel, uses her knack for telling relatable stories to bring the authenticity of her life to her music "I want my music to resonate with people and for those who hear it to think, Hey that's how I feel or I’ve been in that situation.” Elyse has had the pleasure of working alongside Grammy nominated and award-winning producers and songwriters. To read more, click here. Dr. Deborah Glasofer, Ph.D is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medical Psychology (in psychiatry). At the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Dr. Glasofer has been involved in a variety of research studies for eating disorders, including eating behavior and treatment of patients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. To read more, click here. Dr. Christopher Rogers, MD is the medical director of child and adolescent services at The Medical Center of Aurora. He is the current president of the Colorado Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Society and sits on the Advocacy Committee for the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. To read more, click here.   ⁠Coming Back Better, a 10-episode podcast series, is brought to you by Psych Hub and HCA Healthcare in collaboration with Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry. Coming Back Better is a Psych Hub Podcast and is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health education. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel here, https://www.youtube.com/c/PsychHub. Follow us on Social Media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram Our Podcasts Google Stitcher Spotify iHeartRadio Amazon Music Apple
Climate Distress, Polarization, and Communities of Hope
Dec 22 2022
Climate Distress, Polarization, and Communities of Hope
The pandemic created a pause in business as usual and invited many of us to reflect on our world. For many younger people who were already experiencing climate distress, this reflection led to a call to action on climate issues. This reflection and action unfolded within a period of polarization that cracked open even further with COVID-19, with no end in sight. On this episode of Coming Back Better, Paul Deger is joined by Executive Producer Jacob Morrison and several esteemed guests to discuss how to understand and manage climate distress in a world reaching levels of polarization not seen in our lifetimes. We also explore how community can resolve this distress and resolve rifts. “The fact that you're feeling that distress and despair is a good sign. It's a sign that you care. It's only when we care, that we want to repair.” - Dr. Wendy Greenspun   Meet the Co-host and Experts: Jacob Morrison is the Executive Producer of this series, and directed the award-winning feature-length documentary “River’s End: California’s Latest Water War” which can be viewed on streaming platforms and premieres around the country on PBS in April. To read more, click here. Erika Kessler is a doctoral candidate at the Teachers College in Columbia University with a focus on climate change education. Dr. Wendy Greenspun, PhD is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist and certified psychoanalyst who works in Climate Psychology. In addition to teaching and training mental health professionals in climate-informed practices, she became part of the board and steering committee of the Climate Psychology Alliance- North America, where she provides workshops, training, and leadership to support climate-aware therapists and those facilitating climate cafes. To read more, click here. Dr. Peter T. Coleman, PhD is a professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University where he holds a joint-appointment at Teachers College and The Earth Institute. Dr. Coleman is a renowned expert on constructive conflict resolution and sustainable peace. His current research focuses on conflict intelligence and systemic wisdom as meta-competencies for navigating conflict constructively across all levels. To read more, click here.   ⁠Coming Back Better, a 10-episode podcast series, is brought to you by Psych Hub and HCA Healthcare in collaboration with Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry. Coming Back Better is a Psych Hub Podcast and is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health education. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel here, https://www.youtube.com/c/PsychHub. Follow us on Social Media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram Our Podcasts Google Stitcher Spotify iHeartRadio Amazon Music Apple
Habits: Post-Pandemic Challenges and Successes
Dec 15 2022
Habits: Post-Pandemic Challenges and Successes
During the pandemic, our routines got thrown out the window. Some used the extra time at home or away from friends to prioritize their sleep, eating and exercising, while others took on new hobbies like playing an instrument. At the same time, many found it harder to sleep well, eat healthy, or get outside. Join us on this episode of Coming Back Better, as Marjorie Morrison and Paul Deger dive a little deeper into how sleep and nutrition were impacted during the pandemic and what we can do to continue fostering positive changes in our habits and behaviors. “Our utility, our value is not in what we've done. It's the fact that we're existing.” - Johnny Crowder   Meet the Experts and Guest: Johnny Crowder is the founder and CEO of the globally-utilized positive psychology startup Cope Notes, Johnny Crowder gives audiences practical self-care tools and mental health strategies that people can start using now to improve their emotional health and wellbeing. To read more, click here. Drew Ramsey, M.D is an assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. His clinical work focuses on the treatment of depression and anxiety with a combination of psychotherapy, diet and lifestyle modification, and psychopharmacology. To read more, click here. Dr. E. Blake Zakarin, PHD is an Assistant Professor of Psychology (in Psychiatry) within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University and a clinical psychologist at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders. Her research includes understanding the relationship between the sleep-awake process and mental health. To read more, click here.   ⁠Coming Back Better, a 10-episode podcast series, is brought to you by Psych Hub and HCA Healthcare in collaboration with Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry. Coming Back Better is a Psych Hub Podcast and is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health education. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel here, https://www.youtube.com/c/PsychHub. Follow us on Social Media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram Our Podcasts Google Stitcher Spotify iHeartRadio Amazon Music Apple
Changing Landscapes of Work
Dec 8 2022
Changing Landscapes of Work
The pandemic changed work forever. What started off as a temporary solution to comply with stay-at-home orders has become part of everyday life. In this week’s episode, co-host Marjorie Morrison opens up about her decision as CEO to permanently transform Psych Hub into a virtual company.  Marjorie and Paul also hear from others about their personal challenges working remotely, and chat with Dr. Deborah Cabiniss about her top tips to improve wellbeing while working from home.  “We are maybe for the first time since the Second World War, really taking a hard look at what it means to work and where we work. The individuality of work environments, who does well in what environment.” - Dr. Deborah Cabaniss Meet the Expert: Deborah L. Cabaniss, MD is the Associate Director of Residency Training and Director of Psychotherapy Training in the Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Cabaniss teaches and supervises residents, coordinates the curriculum in the residency, and teaches psychodynamics to medical students. To read more, click here.   ⁠Coming Back Better, a 10-episode podcast series, is brought to you by Psych Hub and HCA Healthcare in collaboration with Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry. Coming Back Better is a Psych Hub Podcast and is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health education. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel here, https://www.youtube.com/c/PsychHub. Follow us on Social Media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram Our Podcasts Google Stitcher Spotify iHeartRadio Amazon Music Apple
Family Matters
Dec 1 2022
Family Matters
On the first episode of Coming Back Better, Paul Deger and Marjorie Morrison discuss how the pandemic transformed the lives of families with small children. You may think, “I know about that; I experienced it firsthand,” or, “I don’t have young children.” But by taking the time to reflect on the impact of the pandemic, we can see all of the shared challenges we have to overcome and learn more about the resources we need to move forward. “Parenting is walking around with your heart outside your body” - Dr. Jennifer Cruz Paul and Marjorie are joined by three experts in this episode, Dr.Cruz, Dr. Glasofer and Dr. Rogers. Each expert discusses different subjects such as nutrition, resilience, behavior, and many more.    Meet the Hosts: Marjorie Morrison, LMFT, LPCC is the CEO and co-founder of Psych Hub, the world's largest mental health education platform. By leveraging the digital space and combining clinical research with the art of storytelling, her mission is to provide engaging, evidence-based content on mental health that is easily accessible to everyone. To read more, click here. Paul Deger, MA, LPC, PT began his health career as a Physical Therapist, specializing in neurological rehabilitation. Paul then shifted focus from physical to psychological health, specializing in mindfulness-based interventions. To read more, click here.   Meet the Experts: Dr. Jennifer Cruz, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with a deep and varied clinical practice that provides psychotherapy, as well as neuropsychological testing and evaluation, to individuals, families, and groups of all ages. To read more, click here. Dr. Deborah Glasofer, Ph.D is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medical Psychology (in psychiatry). At the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Dr. Glasofer has been involved in a variety of research studies for eating disorders in adults, including eating behavior and treatment of patients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. To read more, click here. Dr. Christopher Rogers, MD is the medical director of child and adolescent services at The Medical Center of Aurora. He is the current president of the Colorado Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Society and sits on the Advocacy Committee for the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. To read more, click here.   ⁠Coming Back Better, a 10-episode podcast series, is brought to you by Psych Hub and HCA Healthcare in collaboration with Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry. Coming Back Better is a Psych Hub Podcast and is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health education. If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe wherever you are listening, and share the show with your colleagues and friends. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel here, https://www.youtube.com/c/PsychHub.   Follow us on Social Media and wherever you get your podcasts: Instagram  Our Podcasts  Stitcher Spotify iHeartRadio:  Amazon Music Apple