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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, 2019

NOTE: This is the last episode of 2019 as we will be taking December off. We will be back with brand new content beginning January 2020.

Mike, Raissa, and Alfredo reflect on balancing the demands of careers in counseling and counselor education with family life and keeping their sanity.

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

Nov 20, 2019

Mike speaks with Stacey Freedenthal about how culture informs the way we as professionals approach suicidal risk assessment, how we have been trained to be “suicide police,” and how we might learn to sit with pain before checking boxes on our assessments.

For more on Stacey, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit the show notes on our website.

The Thoughtful Counselor is created in partnership with Palo Alto University’s division of Continuing & Professional Studies. Learn more at paloaltou.edu/concept.

Nov 13, 2019

Raissa speaks with Julia Basso on the many ways exercise supports physiological changes underlying well-being.  They also address ways to help support individuals' motivation to engage in more physical activity.

For more about Julia, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit the show notes on our website.

The Thoughtful Counselor is created in partnership with Palo Alto University’s division of Continuing & Professional Studies. Learn more at paloaltou.edu/concept.

Nov 6, 2019

Allison speaks with Dr. Chaya Abrams, LPC, LAC, on Historical Trauma—trauma suffered by groups of people, often at the hands of other groups of people—and "companioning" as a counseling intervention for Historical Trauma Response.

For more about Chaya, links from the conversation and the APA citation for this episode visit the show notes on our website.

The Thoughtful Counselor is created in partnership with Palo Alto University’s division of Continuing & Professional Studies. Learn more at paloaltou.edu/concept.

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