Redefining Mental Health

Redefining Mental Health is a podcast created by the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at The University of Denver. We are dedicated to putting psychology to work for the world. We want to reduce stigmas around mental health, provide relevant mental health and wellness resources, and improve the field of psychology through research and an education model that trains exceptional psychologists to actually go out and do the work. In each episode we’ll focus in on a relevant topic including mental health and the justice system, military mental health, trauma and disaster recovery, Latinx psychology, and many other psychology-related subjects.

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Fatherhood Mental Health

Thursday May 20, 2021

Thursday May 20, 2021

In this special Father's Day episode of Redefining Mental Health, Dr. John Holmberg discusses GSPP's new Fatherhood Mental Health specialty and the inspiration behind his work with dads. 
For Fatherhood Mental Health resources, visit 

Spitting Truth

Friday Mar 19, 2021

Friday Mar 19, 2021

Dr. Travis Heath discusses healing through art by diving into his paper, Spitting Truth from my Soul A Case Story of Rapping, Probation, and the Narrative Practices. We discuss how rap and hip hop acted as a powerful healing tool for one of Dr. Heath's clients. 
Learn about the Trauma & Disaster Recovery Clinic at

Monday Mar 15, 2021

In this episode GSPP's Dean, Dr. Shelly Smith Acuña, discusses important mental health themes in Oprah's recent interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. 
For more information about mental health resources at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, visit 

Friday Mar 05, 2021

GSPP Associate Professor Dr. Apryl Alexander was recently awarded a three-year, federal grant from the Department of Justice to develop the Denver FIRST Juvenile Justice Project. This episode focuses on the "why" behind this project and what it will look like for our students, our community, and the justice system as a whole. To learn more about Denver FIRST, visit

Pandemic Parenting

Monday Feb 01, 2021

Monday Feb 01, 2021

In this episode we talk to Dr. Tracy Vozar about helping our kids process everything that is going on in the world from the COVID-19 pandemic, to extremism and racial justice. It’s overwhelming as an adult, so we think it’s important to talk about how children are handing the current climate. Learn more at 

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