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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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