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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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Nov 29, 2018

The Thoughtful Counselor team reflects on the challenges of keeping a podcast going, ways our interviews have changed us, and what we are looking forward to in 2019.

 

Nov 23, 2018

A conversation with Dr. Susan Branco on counselors’ experience of client-initiated microaggressions, ways to respond, and the need for greater ethical discernment and reflection in complex situations.

 

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

Nov 14, 2018

A conversation with Dr. James Coan about the research that led to the development of social baseline theory and about potential implications of the theory for clinical work.

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

Nov 7, 2018

Listener and self-proclaimed Thoughtful Counselor “groupie” Martin Timoney interviews Everett Worthington on defining humility, the relational nature of humility, and interventions to boost humility.

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

Oct 31, 2018

This week, Dr. Allison Kramer speaks with Professor David L. Prucha on the challenges parents and children face in the wake of divorce. Going beyond platitudes, Prucha offers concrete clinical suggestions on how counselors can help both parents and children to avoid the pitfalls of poor parenting, even in times of great emotional pain.

For more on David, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-t9.

Oct 24, 2018

A conversation with Madeline Clark on the intersections of poverty, social class, and mental health, poverty beliefs among counselors, and how the counseling profession can chart a path forward.

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

Oct 17, 2018

A conversation with Samara Stone on challenges to practice building in diverse communities, demystifying mental health services, and making a difference while trying to make a living.

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

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.

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