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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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Jul 7, 2020

Mike speaks with Dominique Hammonds on the need for broaching conversations in our work as counselors and educators, barriers to and reasons why we avoid these conversations, and how we can grow as culturally competent counselors.

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

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

 

Jul 1, 2020

Priscilla Wilson speaks to Ayanna Moss about PsychoHairapy, a community health model created to secure a space for African Americans to address mental health and well-being through hair care. Ms. Moss details the PsychoHairapy concept, how services are provided, and beneficial outcomes.

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

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

Jun 16, 2020

Victoria Kress, Matthew Paylo, Nicole Stargell, and Marissa Grey discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic influencing family violence, what counselors need to be aware of, ethical considerations when safety planning, and how to use technology when developing a safety plan with clients of all ages.

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


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

Jun 9, 2020

Guest Host Amanda Giordano speaks with Markus Lloyd and Antwuan Malone on their personal experience of racism as black men, how systemic racism shapes the way black children think about themselves, and how many white Americans manipulate history to avoid the reality of systemic racism in our past and present.

For more on Markus, Antwuan, and Amanda, links from the conversation, and then APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com.

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

May 29, 2020

Mike speaks with Russell Siler Jones on the practical nuts and bolts of bringing spirituality into our work as counselors and mental health workers. They discuss attending to our clients spirituality (in whatever form that comes, attending to our own spirituality, and the intersection of psychotherapy and spiritual direction.

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

May 25, 2020

The Four Doctors - Janeé Avent Harris, Angie D. Cartwright, Loni Crumb, and Dominique S. Hammonds - discuss Mental Health Awareness Month, the unique mental health concerns of Black communities, and how the senseless murders of Black individuals and most recently the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, result in community stress, fear, and collective trauma in Black families and communities.

For more on The Four Doctors, links from the conversation, and then APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com.


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

May 21, 2020

Mike speaks with Terry Freiberg on the growth of chronic loneliness in the United States, the use of relational cultural theory in response to loneliness, and the unique features of loneliness during Covid-19.

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

May 14, 2020

Mike speaks with Guy MacPherson on bringing our full selves into our work with clients who have experienced trauma. They discuss putting aside our tendency to want to feel like experts, confronting our fears and insecurities, and the importance of finding a community of like-minded clinicians.

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

 

May 4, 2020

Mike speaks with Daryl and Sara Van Tongeren on their recent book The Courage to Suffer. They discuss the origins of the book in Daryl and Sara’s personal loss, what an existential positive psychology framework is and why it’s particularly helpful in our current times, and implications for counseling practice.

For more on Daryl & Sara, links from the conversation, and then APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com.

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

Apr 28, 2020

Priscilla speaks with Anna Shinn, Cotina Houston- Stroud, Anjuli Thompson and Mindi Wilkins- Amberson on their unique roles as mental health professionals and administrators within their community during the uncertain times of Covid-19.

For more on this week's guests, links from the conversation, and then APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com.

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

 

Apr 21, 2020

We are the natural world. Drawing from over 30 years of experience, Katie discusses practical strategies that counselors and their clients can use to connect to the natural world for self-care, guidance, and support during this challenging time. Katie shares experiential and trauma-informed exercises that therapists can utilize during in-person and teletherapy sessions.

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


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

 

 

Apr 15, 2020

Mike speaks with Ray Barrett on the practical hurtles of moving your counseling practice online during the Covid-19 pandemic. They cover choosing an EHR system, emergency planning, insurance billing, and much more.

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

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

Apr 6, 2020

Dr. Megan Speciale and Dr. Stacey Litam engage in a frank and honest discussion about how the coronavirus pandemic, social distancing, and shelter-in-place policies are impacting a less-talked about part of our lives: love, sex, and intimacy. The conversation explores some of the growing intimacy challenges people are facing with respect to health and safety fears, partner burnout, isolation, financial worries, and childcare responsibilities. Tune in for strategies to get through quarantine with a renewed sense of self-love and a deeper understanding of your sexual and intimate needs.

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

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

Mar 30, 2020

Raissa speaks with Dr. Lee Kinsey and Dr. Dee Ray about the many ethical and practical challenges facing counselors responding to COVID-19.  The conversation also includes a discussion on the need for individualized risk assessment and decision-making, approaches to adapting practice to align with the realities and limitations of telehealth, and a call for more research and resources related to telehealth, specifically telehealth work with vulnerable populations. 

For more on Dee & Lee, links from the conversation, and then APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

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

Mar 24, 2020

Mike speaks with Dr. William Snow on the nuts and bolts of moving counselor education online, the benefits and downsides of teaching online, and best-practices for educators and students.

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

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

Mar 17, 2020

Raissa talks with Lynn Redenbach and Greg Czyszczon about the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) and the professional organization promoting IPNB practice and research, the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS).  They discuss the definition of IPNB, the nine domains of integration, and principles inherent in IPNB approaches across clinical, educational, and organizational settings. 

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

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

Mar 12, 2020

In this collaboration with the Theory of Change podcast, Dr. Alfredo Palacios and Dr. Steven Gimbel discuss theories of humor, comedic moralism and ethics.

Find more from Theory of Change on Apple, Google Podcasts, Spodify, or Stitcher.

For more on Steven & Alfredo, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com.

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

Mar 3, 2020

Mike speaks with Dr. Janeé Avent Harris about her recent work on religious coping in African American churches. They reflect on the nuances of “positive” and “negative” religious coping, navigating theological questions in the counseling context, and collaborating with churches.

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

Feb 25, 2020

Mike speaks with Jessica Tyler and Alfredo Palacios on the experience of the imposter syndrome in counseling practice and education. They discuss the performance of counseling theory, presenting at academic conferences, and balancing expert knowledge with humility.

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


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

 

Feb 11, 2020

Mike speaks with Tony Rousmaniere on the origins of deliberate practice, the difference between knowledge acquisition and skills acquisition, and exercises for developing inner skills for clinical excellence.

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


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

Feb 11, 2020

Dr. Megan Speciale talks to Dr. Robert Zeglin about how students, practitioners, and educators can participate in sexual health advocacy. Dr. Zeglin describes why sexual health and education advocacy is important for mental health professionals and provides practical strategies for getting involved locally and nationally.

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

Jan 29, 2020

Mike speaks with Dr. Matthew Lemberger-Truelove on the complex interplay between theory and practice, the benefits and downsides of grabbing on to what is new and shiny in mental health culture, and the importance of context when developing and applying theory in practice.

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

Jan 21, 2020

Self-care is a journey. Dr. Gerard Lawson shares personal wisdom, guidance, and self-care strategies from his 30-year professional journey that counselors can call upon throughout their careers to move from merely surviving to truly thriving in their work.

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

Jan 21, 2020

Carlos Castañeda and Amanda Pena share insight on Autism and guidance on how current and future mental health practitioners can feel confident, competent, and empathic to their clients who are on the spectrum. They also discuss comorbid symptoms people may experience such as anxiety, depression and trauma along with empirically supported interventions that may benefit people with Autism. 

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

Jan 14, 2020

Dr. Oliver Morgan shares insights into the ways neuroscience has shaped his view of addiction and recovery. He offers practical applications of this learning, including trauma and attachment sensitive approaches and various evidence-based interventions that address family and community involvement in the treatment and recovery process.

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

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