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The Thoughtful Counselor

About The Thoughtful Counselor is a podcast that is dedicated to producing great conversations around current topics in counseling and psychotherapy. We view counseling and psychotherapy as a deeply beautiful and complex process, and strive to incorporate both the art and science of the field in each episode.
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Oct 11, 2018

A conversation with Dr. Kevin Doyle on the origins of the current opioid crisis in the United States, our collective struggle with pain, and what counselors can do at the systemic, community, and individual levels. 

For more on Kevin, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-sx.

Oct 3, 2018

A conversation with Guy MacPherson, founder of The Trauma Therapy Project, on owning our own stories and histories, cultivating presence in our work, and is new cause in inner work for practitioners interested in trauma work.

For more on Guy, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-sp.

Sep 27, 2018

A conversation with Dr. Jori Berger-Greenstein on what behavioral medicine is, the role of counselors in assessing medical symptoms, and navigating interdisciplinary collaboration (even when it’s frustrating).

For more on Jori, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-sg.

Sep 19, 2018

A conversation with Dr. Alfredo Palacios on defining existentialism, some of the pillars of existential theory that are most helpful, and how we can incorporate existential ideas into counseling.

For more on Alfredo, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-s5.

Sep 12, 2018

Over the past decade, the #MeToo movement has ushered mainstream awareness of the overwhelming occurrence of sexual abuse across all demographics of our society. In this episode, Dr. Megan Speciale will interview sexual trauma experts Wendy Maltz and Jimanekia Eborn on how to support survivors’ sexual wellness after abuse, including specific strategies that you can use with your clients and loved ones to support their process of healing.

For more on the interviewees, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-rQ.

Sep 5, 2018

A conversation with Dr. Barbara Herlihy on the the counseling profession going international, how this changes the way we see boundaries, and safeguarding against the exportation of Eurocentric ideas.

For more on Barbara, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-rA.

Aug 9, 2018

A conversation with Alexandra Katehakis, Ph.D. about the psychobiological factors that contribute to and reinforce a compulsive drive toward sex for affective regulation, as well as relational approaches to assessment and treatment.

For more on Alexandra, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-rg.

Jul 11, 2018

A conversation with Dr. Jane Joyce on navigating the ethics of incorporating spirituality and religion in a church-based counseling center.

For more on Jane, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-r2.

Jul 4, 2018

A conversation with Aaron Smith on veteran mental health and wellness, making meaning of difficult and traumatic experiences, and the possibilities of post-traumatic growth.

For more on Aaron, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-qH.

Jun 27, 2018

This week, Dr. Allison Kramer talks with Professor Mari Dias about her lifetime of experience working with end-of-life patients and bereaved clients in her family's mortuary, hospice settings, her private practice, and on the radio.

For more on Mari, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-qu

Jun 20, 2018

A conversation with Jessica Smith on counselor self-care, preventing and recovering from burnout, and how to thrive personally and professionally in your practice.

For more on Jessica, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-qi.

Jun 13, 2018

A conversation with Dr. Allison Harvey about the role of sleep on brain health, the basics of sleep biology, and research supported strategies for motivating and supporting improved sleep habits.

For more on Allison, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-q8.

Jun 6, 2018

A conversation with Dr. Maelisa Hall on the ins and outs of documentation, how to do it well, and why it matters in the first place.

For more on Maelisa, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-pS.

May 30, 2018

A conversation with Lynea Gillen about an innovative approach to working with children and teens that integrates physical yoga, mindfulness practice, and social-emotional learning (SEL) activities.  Lynea highlights program themes, shares personal examples from her work, and offers insights into successful application of the approach.  

For more on Lynea, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-pD.

May 23, 2018

A conversation with Everett W. Painter on how people use tattoos to make meaning of traumatic experience and the implication for counseling practice.

For more on Everett, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-pr.

May 16, 2018

This week, Dr. Megan Speciale talks to Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers about religion, values, and sexual wellness. The conversation unpacks the widespread experience of sexual shame: why we feel it, how it impacts our sexual health, and how we can use sex-positivity, body appreciation, and spirituality to overcome it. 

For more on Tina, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-pe.

May 9, 2018

The second conversation in a 2-part series with Kelly Coker and Tyler Kimbel on “multiple professional identity disorder,” barriers to advancing the counseling profession, international advocacy and how you can help grow the counseling profession.

For more on Kelly and Tyler, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-oZ

May 3, 2018

The first conversation in a 2-part series with Kelly Coker and Tyler Kimbel on the origin and history of CACREP, the role of accreditation in the counseling profession, and where to go next.

For more on Kelly and Tyler, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-ow.

Apr 26, 2018

Allison talks with Professor David L. Prucha about the unintended impacts of demonizing domestic violence perpetrators on their victims and tips for counselors working with violent offenders on how to approach this challenging population.

For more on David, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-on.

Apr 21, 2018

A conversation with Paul Fugelsang, founder and executive director of Open Path Psychotherapy Collective, a non-profit organization that provides middle and lower-income level individuals, couples, families, and children with access to affordable psychotherapy and mental health education services.  

For more on Paul, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-ob.

Apr 10, 2018

A conversation with Rob Reinhardt and Roy Huggins - hosts of the TherapyTech podcast and creators of Person-Centered Tech and Tame Your Practice - on the pearls and perils of using technology in counseling and what counselors are doing right (and wrong) when it comes to incorporating technology into our practice.

For more on Rob and Roy, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit TheThoughtfulCounselor.com.

Apr 4, 2018

A conversation with Javier F. Casado Pérez on broaching privilege, critical multiculturalism, and encouraging radical wellness in our counseling practice.

For more on Javier, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-nE.

 

Mar 29, 2018

A conversation with Dr. Leslie Korn about the impact of nutrition on mental health.  In this interview, Dr. Korn highlights good and bad foods for the brain, debunks commonly held nutritional beliefs, and provides practical suggestions for clinicians and clients alike.  

For more on Leslie, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-nt.

Mar 21, 2018

A conversation with Zach Burns on how counselors are uniquely equipped to assist those struggling with homelessness and housing instability, community resources that can be drawn on, and stepping out of our traditional roles as counselors to meet the needs of our clients.

For more on Zach, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-ne.

Mar 14, 2018

This week in the Sex Series, we talk to sex educator Sarah J. Swofford about how pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting can impact new parents’ sexual wellness. She discusses some of the common physical, emotional, and relational challenges experienced before and after pregnancy, and provides strategies for new parents looking for a path to sexual connection.

For more on Sarah, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-n1.

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