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Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 3 Issue 8
August 2018
Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies will host a live webinar on the topic of treating substance abuse in primary care presented by Natalie Randolph, LMSW, DBH, an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Social Work Department at Northern Arizona University. Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 3 Issue 7
July 2018
"We are going to be intentionally provocative,” said Jodeme Goldhar of Ontario, Canada’s The Change Foundation. As a DBH, you know you’re at the right conference when this is the opening plenary statement! The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) hosts a blockbuster conference annually in the UK and Europe, providing integrated care leaders from across the globe an opportunity to share highlights of their work and to learn from the successes and failures of others. Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 3 Issue 6
June 2018
In the wake of the recent loss of two influential people in the modern day US cultural zeitgeist, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, Dr. Janet Cumming's second installment on the topic of suicide prevention is more timely than ever. Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 3 Issue 5
May 2018
The focus of this brief article is to review how mental health and substance abuse problems impact employees in the workplace and to present several evidence-based recommendations for improving access for these troubling problems. A review of research articles related to this topic indicates that employee-related mental health and substance abuse problems result in a reduction in worker productivity, create safety concerns for the employee and their co-workers, cause increased absenteeism and an increase in employee turnover. Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 3 Issue 4
April 2018
Editor’s Note: CGI recognizes that the month of April has been designated as Autism Awareness month. To bring light to the needs of this population CGI has invited two CGI Doctor of Behavioral Health students who are subject matter experts on Autism to deepen our understanding of how Autism impacts the lives of all ages. CGI thanks doctoral candidates Kasia Motylewicz and Liliane Rocha for sharing their expertise with our community and for their work to serve this population. Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 3 Issue 3
March 2018
When I was under intense stress and pressure during my doctoral program, I experienced heart palpitations. As a behavioral health provider, I knew that my history of anxiety and the stress I was enduring were likely resulting in this new physical symptom, but just in case, I made an appointment to see my PCP of ten years, who had worked with me for anxiety. When I saw her, I said, “I think this may just be anxiety.    Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 3 Issue 2
February 2018
With the United States leading the world in healthcare research and spending twice as much on healthcare than any other developed nation, Americans should be the healthiest people in the world; yet, we are not. Health is the multidimensional relationship between social environment, mental health, physical well-being, functional needs, quality of life, and the ability to adapt, self-manage, and recover; it is the holistic state of well-being and maternal mortality rates are a good gauge in determining of the overall health of a population (Huber, 2011) (Wilson & Cleary 1995) (WHO, 1948).    Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 3 Issue 1
January 2018
Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) is thrilled to announce the graduation of five new Doctors of Behavioral Health. Steven Byrd, Janine Fonfara, Margaret Kristin “Kristie” Guadiano-Elliott, Carolyn Latham-Shiflett, and Jackson Williams completed the requirements for the Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) program in November 2017 and were conferred to graduate in December 2017.    Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 2 Issue 11
December 2017
To Australia and Back! In November 2017, I traveled to Brisbane, Australia to attend APIC: the first International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) conference in the southern hemisphere, resulting from a partnership between the International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC), Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ), and Queensland Health’s Clinical Excellence Division.    Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 2 Issue 10
November 2017
Why Do Anti-Anxiety Medications Sometimes Increase Anxiety? A recent New York Times article (Denizet-Lewis, 2017, October 11) raises the question of why anxiety disorders are increasing among American teenagers. The author of the article tells the story of “Jake,” an anxious teenager who was prescribed Prozac and then a series of other medications that did not help.    Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 2 Issue 9
October 2017
Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) announces a two-year knowledge partnership with the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC). Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, a private nonprofit institution, offers graduate and professional education in integrated behavioral health care through a virtual online campus.    Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 2 Issue 8
September 2017
The leadership at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) was proud to celebrate their two-year anniversary as one of the country’s most innovative, 100% online degree programs in integrated behavioral health. Founded in June 2015, it is one of a handful of universities worldwide that grant the distinguished Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) degree, and is the only university in the world that exclusively focuses on the growing field of integrated healthcare.    Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 2 Issue 7
August 2017
According to a recent article by Buckley (2017) that appeared this month on the Medscape website, two factors that increase suicidality in teens with type 1 diabetes have recently been identified.    Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 2 Issue 6
July 2017
Anyone who reads the popular medical literature these days has been inundated with articles about the evils of inflammation.   Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 2 Issue 5
June 2017
I graduated with my MSW in 1985 and I have worked consistently since then, meaning I’m clearly over 40 (sigh)... Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 2 Issue 4
May 2017
Whether you have a background in medicine, behavioral health, or allied health... Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 2 Issue 3
March-April 2017
In the United States healthcare system, it is estimated that up to 85% of primary care... Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 2 Issue 2
February 2017
Although we are just beginning to say hello to February, this year has been off to a sad... Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 2 Issue 1
January 2017
We are grateful for your continued support. 2016 moved at lightning speed at CGI... Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 1 Issue 6
December 2016
As the year comes to a close, we reflect on all that we've experienced over the past... Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 1 Issue 5
September 2016
According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading... Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 1 Issue 4
August 2016
CGI's website underwent a massive facelift over the past month!... Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 1 Issue 3
July 2016
Every day brings us closer to achieving our vision at the Cummings Institute!... Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 1 Issue 2
May 2016
CGI is proud to announce that the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education... Read More

Biodyne Mindset Newsletter Vol. 1 Issue 1
February 2016
We are delighted to welcome Dr. Wendy Boring-Bray to the Cummings Faculty Team... Read More

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The “four questions” of the refocused psychotherapist [in the Biodyne Model] and the concept of the “onion/garlic” psychodynamic enabled me to not only conceptualize a case and plan treatment more rapidly, but to rise to a new level of professional confidence in meeting the behavioral care needs of my patients.

Dr. Gayle Cordes, DBH July 12, 2016

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