MindStories Video – Black Mental Health During COVID: The Need for Culturally Competent Care | Derek Novacek, PhD

MindStories Video – Black Mental Health During COVID: The Need for Culturally Competent Care | Derek Novacek, PhD

Dr. Derek Novacek is an Assistant Project Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and a Fellow at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. His research focuses on the sociocultural...
MindStories Video – Black Mental Health During COVID: The Need for Culturally Competent Care | Derek Novacek, PhD

MindStories Video – How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for Conversations That Work | Tania Israel, PhD

Tania Israel is a Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Israel teaches about...
This shared reality is beautiful and humbling

This shared reality is beautiful and humbling

On the KCRW Life Examined podcast, poet Jane Hirshfield discusses how poetry is aptly suited to help us find peace and clarity in difficult times, such as now. Art has always had the ability to speak to our souls on some transcendental level. There is a reason people...
It’s 2021, and Self-Care is in the Air

It’s 2021, and Self-Care is in the Air

It’s 2021, and people are making time to reflect (perhaps this year more than ever) on changes they want to make. Two physician experts from the American Medical Association (AMA) offer their advice on sound goals for the new year. So 2020 is a wrap, and despite so...
Get out of your bubble and talk to someone you disagree with

Get out of your bubble and talk to someone you disagree with

In this time, many people feel more isolated than ever due to COVID, politics, etc. People may feel alone in their views and “up in arms” against people who may disagree with them. Author Tania Israel’s new book, Beyond Your Bubble seeks to retrain people in empathy...

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