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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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Dec 8, 2017

A conversation with Dr. Holly Forester- Miller on what has changed- and what has not- in the field of ethics and best practices in counseling between the 1996 publication of her Practitioner’s Guide and its 2016 update for the American Counseling Association.

 

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

Dec 1, 2017

A conversation with Dr. Priscilla G. Wilson – assistant professor in the College of Education and Professional Studies at Jacksonville State University in Alabama – on the different types of microaggressions in and outside of counseling, dilemmas that clients and counselors face, and reflections on the “golden rule” as a way forward.

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

 

Nov 24, 2017

A conversation with Ray Barrett about counseling and telemental health covering the history of telemental health, navigating legal and ethical concerns, the process of informed consent and screen for fit, and pathways to credentialing.

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

Nov 16, 2017

A conversation with Dr. Mark Woodford, Professor of Counselor Education at The College of New Jersey, about ways neuroscience findings can be used to help counselors and clients better understand addictive brain states and recovery processes.

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

 

Nov 8, 2017

A conversation with Martin Timoney on the influence of Catholic spirituality in his work as a counselor, attention vs. intention, and his experience of becoming a counselor through online learning.

For more about Martin, links from our conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-hC

Nov 1, 2017

A conversation with Margaret Lamar and Lisa Forbes on the identity development of working mothers and how counseling can support their mental health needs.

For more on Margaret and Lisa, links for the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-h8

 

Oct 25, 2017

A conversation with Dominic Actionman Nsona, president of the Malawi Association of Counseling, on the pearls, perils, and passion of developing the counseling profession in Malawi.

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

 

Oct 18, 2017

A conversation with Jonnie Seay Lane – a licensed professional counselor and doctoral student at North Carolina University, finishing up her dissertation on the topic of multicultural counseling – on how to practically implement social justice and advocacy interventions in counseling.

For more on Jonnie, links to her article, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-gl

Oct 12, 2017

About this Episode

In this week of the Sex Series, we focus on gender with Dr. Alex Iantaffi — sex and gender expert, licensed therapist, and Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy. This episode is for anyone looking to better understand the role of gender in clients’ lives, including how people can change and express their gender identity. Considering gender from both its biological and societal roots, we look at how gender plays a role in our relationships and interactions with family, friends, partners and strangers. 

About Alex:

Alex Iantaffi, PhD, MS, LMFT is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy. They work as a therapist, writer and independent scholar on Dakota and Anishinaabe territories, Turtle Island, also known as Minneapolis, MN. Alex has researched, presented and published extensively on gender, disability, sexuality, bisexuality, polyamory, BDSM, Deafness, education, sexual health, HIV prevention, and transgender issues.

You can find out more at www.alexiantaffi.com

Find Alex on Twitter: @xtaffi

Links from the Conversation:

References and Relevant Books:

To get 10% off the book “How to Understand Your Gender,” use the discount code GEND10 (for orders in the US) or GEN (for orders in the UK) at the following link: http://www.jkp.com/usa/how-to-understand-your-gender-2.html

Affirmative Counseling With LGBTQI + People edited by Misty M. Ginicola, Cheri Smith, and Joel M. Filmore

The APA Citation for this Episode:

Speciale, M. (Producer). (2017, October 11). Unhushed with Dr. Karen Rayne: Talking to Kids and Teens about Sex [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://wp.me/p7R6fn-ei

Thanks to the Following Photographer:

Oct 4, 2017

A conversation with Drs. Brittany Pollard and Tiffany Brooks on how counselors can utilize creative interventions to assist those we work with who are experiencing grief and loss while attending to their unique cultural identities.

For more about Brittany and Tiffany, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-er

Sep 27, 2017

Allison interviews Mike, creator of The Thoughtful Counselor Podcast, on favorite interviews, cross-cultural counseling challenges and successes, and keeping connected to mental health field while living and working abroad.

For more about Allison and Mike, linsk from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-fj

 

Sep 22, 2017

In this episode of the Sex Series, we talk to Dr. Karen Rayne about her work developing sex-positive sex education curricula for kids and teens. We discuss how early childhood education can support healthy, affirming, and safe sexual development. Dr. Rayne provides strategies for counselors, parents, and teachers talking about sex with children, including what to say, when to say it, and how to feel comfortable saying it. 

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

Sep 13, 2017

A conversation with Stan Tatkin, founder of the PACT Institute, about a neuroscience-informed approach to working with couples.  Dr. Tatkin discusses both theoretical foundations of his approach, as well as practical strategies for applying the model with couples.  

For more on Stan, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit http://wp.me/p7R6fn-e9

 

Sep 6, 2017

A conversation with Amanda Giordano and Elizabeth Posek on how counselors can apply the Multicultural and Social Justice Competencies to address religious and spiritual diversity with our clients as well as address our own internal biases that inhibit our ability to take our client's religious and spiritual lives seriously in counseling.

For more about Amanda and Elizabeth, links for this episode, and the APA citation visit http://wp.me/p7R6fn-dV

 

Aug 30, 2017

Our conversation with Dr. Russ Curtis continues as we discuss models of integrated care, ethical concerns, what it looks like to incorporate spirituality in an integrated care setting.

For more about Russ, links from this episode, and the APA citation for this episode visit http://wp.me/p7R6fn-dQ

 

Aug 23, 2017

A conversation with Dr. Russ Curtis on the nuts and bolts of integrated care for behavioral health professionals

For more about Russ, links from the episode, and the APA citation for this episode visit http://wp.me/p7R6fn-dy

 

 

 

Aug 16, 2017

In Episode 3 of the Sex Series, Dr. Megan Speciale interviews sex educator and licensed clinical social worker Amelie Zurn-Galinsky on the use of desire mapping as a reflective process of sexual self-discovery for counselors, clients, and everyone in between. In the conversation, we discuss common barriers to desire and sexual satisfaction, tools for supporting clients delve into the sexual unknown, and the importance of taking care of the self-as-counselor in our own pursuits toward sexual wellness and clinical effectiveness. Tune in for helpful tips to use with clients, partners, and yourself!

For more about Amelia, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit http://wp.me/p7R6fn-dt

Aug 10, 2017

A converation with Emily Kircher-Morris - LPC and owner of Unlimited Potential Counseling & Education Center - on addressing the specific needs of gifted, high-ability, and twice-exceptional children and teens.

For more about Emily and the APA citation for this episode visit http://wp.me/p7R6fn-b1

 

Aug 2, 2017

A conversation with Dr. Kevin Doyle about the neglected modality of group counseling in private practice, the advantages and challenges to getting a group started, and resources for counselors interested brings groups to their private practice.

For more about Kevin, a link to the article we talk about, and the APA citation for this episode visit http://wp.me/p7R6fn-b5

Jul 26, 2017

A conversation with Dr. Pamela J. Birrell - retired Senior Instructor at the University of Oregon - on the importance of using Relational Ethics to make each moment with clients an ethical moment.

For more about Pamela, links from the converation, and the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

 

 

Jul 19, 2017

A conversation with Dr. Megan Delaney - Assistant Professor in the Department of Professional Counseling at Monmouth University (MU) in Long Branch, New Jersey - on the art and science of using nature in counseling.

Dr. Megan Delaney has a PhD in Counselor Education from Montclair State University (MSU) and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Professional Counseling at Monmouth University (MU) in Long Branch, New Jersey.  Her research explores the influence of natural world on our mental health and the use of Ecotherapy in clinical practice and the counselor education classroom.  Trained in outdoor leadership through the National Outdoor Leadership School, Dr. Delaney spent several years as a wilderness instructor for organizations including the National Wildlife Federation and Outward Bound. Today she infuses Ecotherapy in her private practice with clients. Dr. Delaney is currently writing her book “Nature is Nurture: Counseling and the Natural World” anticipated in 2019 through Oxford University Press. Megan can be reached at mdelaney@monmouth.edu.

For the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughfulcounselor.com

Jul 12, 2017

A conversation with Dr. Brett Wilkinson about the intersections of humanism and neuroscience with implications for counseling practice.

Dr. Brett Wilkinson is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education. He obtained a B.A. in both psychology and philosophy from the University of Kentucky and an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University. He earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Northern Colorado, where he was awarded the Dean’s Citation of Excellence for Outstanding Dissertation of the Year. He received advanced doctoral training in marriage, couples, and family counseling, as well as applied statistics and research methods. His research interests include the development of humanistic methods and models for clinical training and practice, the exploration of phenomenological pedagogies, and the advancement of metacognitive supervision strategies for practicum and internship. Dr. Wilkinson actively presents at state, regional, and national conferences, serves on the editorial board for a national counseling journal, and is coauthor of the textbook Educational Psychology for Learners: Connecting Theory, Research, and Application. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Association for Humanistic Counseling.

Email Brett at wilkinsb@ipfw.edu

For the APA citation for this epsisode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

Jul 8, 2017

In the last recast of the summer, we revisit a conversation with Dr. Cyrus Williams, associate professor at Regent University, about how the “Quarter-Life Crisis” affects millennials and how counselors can best understand and address the needs of this population. Dr. William’s refers to the following resources in the interview:

The Quarter-Life Crisis

Counseling Today Article

You Can contact Dr. Williams at cwilliams2@regent.edu

For the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

 

 

Jun 29, 2017

In this recast, we revisit a conversation with Dr. George Hu – a clinical psychologist and Director of Psychology and Mental Health at Jiahui International Clinic in Shanghai – about the stigmas around counseling for men, common presenting concerns, and strategies to build a strong alliance with your male clients.

You can email George at george.hu@jiahui.com or view his profile at http://www.jiahui.com/en/ourteam/doctors/george-hu/

For the APA citation to this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

Jun 22, 2017

As Mike contintues to be on break, in this recast episode we revisit a conversation with Dr. Janeé R. Avent - assistant professor in the counselor education program at East Carolina University - on African American mental health, the need for counselors to understand African American spirituality and the influence of the Black church, and general best practices for counseling and advocacy with our African American clients.

An article in The Professional Counselor by Janeé called The Black Church: Theology and Implications for Counseling African Americans

Janeé's staff page at ECU

Email Janeé at

 

 

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