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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.

Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Megan Speciale interviews Dr. Margaret Nichols about her clinical experiences working with the kink/BDSM (bondage/discipline, Dominance/submission, and sadomasochism) community.

For more on Margie, 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.

Oct 22, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Aaron J. Smith interviews New York Times Best Selling Author and award winning journalist Sebastian Junger on his time embedded with US troops in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan, coping with posttraumatic and transitional stress upon returning home, and how clinicians and researchers can support our Veterans in recreating a sense of meaning and connection in their post-military lives.

For more on Sebastian, 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.

Oct 15, 2019

Mike speaks with Dr. Tahani Dari on what community-based participatory research is, embodying humility in the research process, and how CBPR helps bridge the researcher-to-practicioner gap.

For more on Tahani, 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.

Sep 24, 2019

Mike reflects with Robyn Trippany Simmons, Meagan Thompson, and Hayley Rose on how their professional identities have evolved during the course of their studies and career. They discuss why professional identity is important, how it can be difficult to tease out how counseling is different from other helping professions, and what has been helpful as they grow in their identities as a counselors.

For more on the interviewees, 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.

Sep 17, 2019

Priscilla speaks with Gary Kennedy on the subtly of ageism, gender bias and the accessibility of services, and addressing barriers to adequate care  for an aging population.

For more on Gary, 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.

Sep 12, 2019

Mike speaks with Mark Hayward about how the language we use in counseling and psychology is created and offers ideas to critically engage the terminology embedded in our theories and work.

For more on Mark, 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.

Sep 3, 2019

Raissa Miller and Chad Luke discuss recent advances in neuroscience that are relevant to counseling practice.  Chad highlights implications for counseling theory, ethics, and general clinical work.

For more on Chad, 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.

Aug 27, 2019

Mike speaks with Kevin Hull on the use of games in counseling. They discuss the origin of Kevin’s interesting games and play, common objections and concerns about the use of technology in counseling from parents and counselors, and specific examples of integrating games and play in counseling from Kevin’s work.

For more on Kevin, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit 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.
Aug 13, 2019

Priscilla speaks with Reggie Parker on his journey from a career in law enforcement and negotiation to becoming a counselor.  They discuss the relationship between law enforcement and mental health, acting listening on the streets, decelerating through empathy. 

For more on Reggie, 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.

Support us at www.patreon.com/thethoughtfulcounselor.

Aug 6, 2019

Mike speaks with Donna Sheperis on the complications of using multiple acronyms to to describe our credentialing, honoring our professional developmental processes while not getting wrapped up in the titles, and letting those we work with guide how we speak about who we are and what we do as counselors.

For more on Donna, links from the conversation and the APA citation for this episode visit http://b.link/EP137.

Support us at www.patreon.com/thethoughtfulcounselor.

Jul 30, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Aaron Smith interviews Duane France – a combat veteran, award winning counselor, author, and advocate for Veterans. Duane is the host of one of the most prolific Veterans mental health podcasts – the Headspace and Timing Podcast – and has published numerous books, including Combat Vet Don’t Mean Crazy: Veteran Mental Health in Post-Military Life (2018) and Head Space and Timing: Veteran Mental Health from a Combat Veteran Perspective (2018). 

For more on Duane, links from the conversation and the APA citation for this episode visit http://b.link/EP136.

Support us at www.patreon.com/thethoughtfulcounselor.

Jul 23, 2019

Mike speaks with Drs. Loni Crumb and Shanita Brown about their recent article on mental health and counseling in rural, impoverished communities.

For more on Loni and Shanita, links from the conversation and the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

Jul 15, 2019

A conversation with Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang about the practical applications of affective neuroscience research related to learning and healthy functioning.  

For more on Mary, links from the conversation and the APA citation for this episode visit http://b.link/EP134.

Support us at www.patreon.com/thethoughtfulcounselor.

Jul 9, 2019

A conversation with Dr. Howard Kirschenbaum on the life and work of Carl Rogers including Roger’s childhood and upbringings, the evolution of his ideas, and his lasting influence on the helping professions.

For more on Howard, links from the conversation and the APA citation for this episode visit http://b.link/EP133.

Jul 1, 2019

Priscilla speaks with Jerry Kiser on applying the work and theology of renowned thinker C.S. Lewis in the counseling process.

For more on Jerry, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit http://b.link/EP132.

Jun 18, 2019

In this two-part series, Mike speaks with James Hansen on the early and turbulent development of the DSM, the lack of validity and reliability with DSM criteria and diagnoses, and what all this means for counselors and the counseling profession.

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

Jun 13, 2019

In this two-part series, Mike speaks with James Hansen on the early and turbulent development of the DSM, the lack of validity and reliability with DSM criteria and diagnoses, and what all this means for counselors and the counseling profession.

For more on James, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-I8.

Jun 5, 2019

A conversation with David Crawley on the intersection of counseling and spiritual direction through the lens of narrative therapy and Mikhail Bakhtin’s work and dialogic interaction.

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

May 31, 2019

A conversation with Jess Smith, LPC, LAC on the impact of complementary therapies such as yoga, walking meditation, and Rolfing in treating trauma and counselor self-care.

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

May 22, 2019

Mike continues his conversation with Thom Field about the history of research in the social sciences, the upsides and pitfalls of post-positivism, and the origin of “evidence-based practice”.

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

Support us at www.patreon.com/thethoughtfulcounselor.

May 16, 2019

In this week's episode, Mike speaks with Thom Field about the history of research in the social sciences, the upsides and pitfalls of post-positivism, and the origin of “evidence-based practice.”

Support us at www.patreon.com/thethoughtfulcounselor.

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