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Mind Dive, A Podcast for Mental Health Professionals


minddive-logo-copyWelcome to Mind Dive, Menninger's podcast for mental health professionals, with Robert Boland, MD, senior vice president and chief of staff, and Kerry Horrell, PhD.


Podcast Focus

Twice a month, they dive into topics that fascinate them as clinical professionals and hopefully fascinate you, too. They examine dilemmas faced by professionals here at Menninger and colleagues across the nation while working with some of the most challenging cases. They explore the latest research and other trending topics on the minds of psychiatrists, psychologists and others who are interested in the treatment and study of the mind. 


Drs. Boland and Horrell also make it a goal to cover information that gets little attention in formal training programs.


Most Recent Episodes


Episode 54: Psychiatry and Poetry with Frank Clark, MD

Frank Clark, MD, began using poetry in medical school for his own mental health and, once he found himself on the other side as a practitioner, he started using poetry as a way to connect with patients. Throughout his career, the use of poetry has enabled Dr. Clark to engage patients of all ages by offering them a new avenue of self-reflection and expression.   
This episode of Menninger Clinic’s Mind Dive podcast features Dr. Clark, accomplished psychiatrist and author, joining us for a conversation about how bringing the arts, especially in the form of poetry and writing, can radically change how effective therapy can be both in and outside of sessions.   
Dr. Clark is a board-certified adult psychiatrist at Prisma Health-Upstate and a clinical associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville. He has authored two children’s books, “Positively Haiku: Illustrated Affirmations in 17 Syllables” and “Positively Haiku Part 2: Peace, Love, Discovery in 17 Syllables.”  
“We have to go beyond clinical walls to reach people,” says Dr. Clark. “Any time that I am writing I am writing for myself and for my community so that when I share them, I can pour hope into them. I believe we pour into our patients, and they can pour it into us.”   
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Meet the Hosts

Dr. Boland is an educator at heart with decades of experience teaching and mentoring psychiatry residents. In addition to his roles at Menninger, he is the executive vice chair of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.


A psychologist on our Compass Program for Young Adults, Dr. Horrell also loves teaching. She completed a predoctoral internship and postgraduate fellowship at Menninger and Baylor College of Medicine. 


Both are well read, love canines (and have to resist rescuing too many) and are curious about many subjects. 


Join Us

We hope you’ll join us on our podcast journey. And if you have a topic in mind that you would like us to dive into, drop us a note


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