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Pursuing graduate school is a significant undertaking. For some students, they may not necessarily know exactly what they want or what they're looking for before they enter this process. Where do you start to help navigate the process successfully? In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Dr. Jeanne Stanley and Dr. Theo Burnes. Jeanne Stanley is a licensed psychologist and the CEO of Watershed Counseling and Consultation and founder of the company, Grad School Coaching. She also works as a national trainer, consultant, published author, and professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education in their Counseling programs with more than 25 years of experience. Theo is a licensed psychologist and professional clinical counselor in private practice. Theo is a professor in the graduate MFT and counseling program at University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. Together they discuss the best practices to the application process of graduate school, creating a list of needs and wants, and they discuss the importance of knowing when graduate school is the right time for you.
Up to a third of developing children will experience some sleep disturbance with most children experiencing difficulties going to sleep or maintaining sleep during the night. However, when we think of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, we don’t often realize that as many as 80% of these children experience debilitating sleep disturbances with trouble falling asleep and a tendency to wake up throughout the night. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Emily Varon, BCBA. Emily is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst with a dedicated focus on sleep-related behaviors. She has over 22 years of experience and devoted her practice to improving the sleep habits of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder since 2010. Emily’s company Ready.Set.Sleep, provides education, CEUs, sleep program development, and individual consultation to families seeking support with their child’s sleep. Together they discuss the challenges to sleeping and its effects on the body, we discuss the signs and symptoms of sleep disturbances, and finally some sustainable strategies to ready the body for sleep. Sleep is at the top of the pyramid when it comes to health and wellness, and the sustainability of these strategies do work.
This episode resumes the conversation with Dr. Graham Taylor and his guests Rima Seiilova-Olson and Prentice Tom, MD. In our last episode, we discussed the ideas behind the creation of Kintsugi and the mental health needs Kintsugi is looking to address. We discussed the meaning of the name Kintsugi and its metaphoric significance. Rima and Prentice walked us through how Kintsugi’s AI voice program works and its various applications. We’ll resume our talk today by discussing how biomarkers, such as data recorded from Kintsugi’s AI program, is shifting the paradigm of mental health to mental wellness.
People are suffering from mental health problems with roughly one in six adults, managing some symptoms associated with mental health at any given time. Depression is one such mental health challenge. But it isn't always easy to identify or to diagnose. However, there's one company that's developed an unusual way to tell if someone is depressed by listening to their voice, then using voice biomarkers to measure and predict wellbeing. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Rima Seiilova-Olson and Prentice Tom, MD. They’re both joining us on behalf of Kintsugi, a natural voice biomarker AI program that detects signs of depression and anxiety from short clips of speech. Rima is the founder and chief scientist at Kintsugi. Rima is a former competitive programmer who has extensive experience in developing and productizing ML models. Prentice is the chief medical officer at Kintsugi and a pioneer in health care. Dr. Tom graduated from Harvard Medical School, completed residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was a Kaiser Fellow at MIT. Together we discuss the ideas behind the creation of Kintsugi and the needs Kintsugi is looking to address, we discuss the meaning of the name and its metaphoric significance, and Rima and Prentice walks us through Kintsugi’s AI voice programs and its various applications.