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CASAT Conversations

CASAT Conversations is a resource for exploring behavioral health topics. These topics explore the complex connection between how our environment, behaviors and actions impact our health and wellbeing. With a wide-range of timely topics, CASAT Conversations is geared towards having meaningful conversations with people sharing their capacity for personal growth and change, along with expert educational insights.


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Season 1: Behind the Frontline: Supporting the Families of Frontline Staff and First Responders

This podcast was created for families and intimate partners of frontline staff and first responders. Dr. Trudy Gilbert-Eliot, author of Healing Secondary Trauma: Proven Strategies for Caregiver provides educational tips, stress management techniques, and ways to build resilience within the family. Family members of first responders and frontline staff also share their stories highlighting the multi-dimensional nature of what it’s like to be an intimate partner of a first responder.

Season 2: Exploring the Importance of Resilience in Healthcare

This season we will explore the topic of resilience for primary and behavioral health providers. We will focus on ways to build resilience as an individual, community, and within large systems. We will explore the complexities of resilience, the latest research, and tools for developing resilience as a healthcare provider.

Season 3: The Long Road to Health Equity

This season explores the complex topic of health equity. Health equity is achieved when every person has an equal opportunity to attain their full health potential. Behavioral Health Equity is the right to access quality health care for all populations regardless of the individual’s race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or geographical location.

Season 4: The Impact of Trauma on Our Humanity

This season delves into the topic of secondary and vicarious trauma experienced by people who work in the field of human services. You’ll hear from researchers, authors, clinicians, and people with lived experience who share about the importance of this topic, along with ways to care for yourself, and the value of having a community of support. In each conversation, we hope you find a nugget of information that will support you in the work you do.

Season 5: A Holistic Look at Mental Health

This season you’ll hear a collection of thought-provoking conversations which will explore the many dimensions of mental well-being. The conversations will highlight the dynamic connection between physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of well-being. Our conversations touch on the latest scientific research, practices, and therapies. Together, we navigate the multifaceted landscape of mental health, empowering listeners to open their minds to the interconnected nature of mental well-being.

Disclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes only. Any advice offered on the podcast is an educational context and is not intended as direct medical advice, nor as a replacement for it. If you are experiencing a medical or life emergency, please call 911. If you are experiencing a crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273 – 8255.  If you are experiencing stress, and would like professional help please contact your insurance company to identify a therapist in your area or contact the organization you work for and ask about an employee assistance program.

This podcast has been brought to you by the CASAT Podcast Network located within the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies at the University of Nevada, Reno. For more podcast information and resources visit

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