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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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Jun 29, 2022

In this episode, Dr. Jessica Tyler talks with Sara Ellison, an associate licensed counselor, nationally certified counselor, and doctoral student on perfectionism and overcontrol. They discuss how perfectionism impacts individuals' wellness, along with the parallel process of being a counselor or counselor-in-training who struggles with perfectionistic and overcontrolled tendencies. This episode is for anyone who identifies with the fear of failure, impression management, masking emotions, and overcontrol. Recommendations for infusing openness and flexibility into practice through RO-DBT and other techniques is also discussed.

Jun 15, 2022

Dr. Anne Saw shares her work within Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. She gives us a deep dive into the work that went into the Covid-19 Needs Assessment Project and how community-engaged research made it possible. She ends with her hopes for the future, advice to others wanting to do similar work, and encouragement for students who haven't found their niche yet.

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

May 19, 2022

In this episode Dr. Jones and Dr. Townsend discuss the positive effects that mentorship has on Black men. They talk about the lived experiences of Black men and the protective factors needed to support Black men in their career/family life.

 

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May 4, 2022

Dr. Raissa Miller interviews Dr. Kathryn Ford about the centrality of openness in relationships. Dr. Ford discusses the relational neuroscience underlying her Aperture Awareness approach and offers practical and concrete strategies for fostering and enhancing openness. Dr. Ford shares specific examples from her clinical practice and provides listeners with ideas and resources for further learning.

 

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Apr 20, 2022

Dr. Margaret Lamar interviews Drs. Kelly Coker, Kristi Cannon, Savitri Dixon-Saxon, and Karen Roller about their new project taking a new look at lifespan development. They share the importance of understanding lifespan development within the context and culture the clients experience and grow. The conversation includes how we can better conceptualize our clients using a contextual and cultural lens of lifespan development

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The Thoughtful Counselor is created in partnership with Palo Alto University’s Division of Continuing
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Mar 30, 2022

In this episode, Dr. Jessica Tyler talks with Dr. Julia Whisenhunt, Associate Professor at the University of West Georgia, about how counselors can make ethically wise decisions when in crisis intervention. As part of her co-authored book, "Crisis Intervention Ethics Casebook," she discusses the SAFETY framework (Nobbman et al., 2014), Triage Assessment Form (Myer et al., 1992), and LASER protocol (Myer et al., 2021) that can help counselors to make ethical decisions in the heat of the moment that promotes compliance with aspirational ethics and multicultural practice.

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

Mar 16, 2022

Dr. Amanda Waters speaks with us about the power of responsive vs reactive intentionality when creating community. She shares with us the importance of doing our own cultural identity work in order for us to create our own firm centers while retaining our soft edges. She gives examples of how lifelong learning will help us address mental health disparities within college campuses and community work that focuses on supporting others.

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

Mar 3, 2022

In this episode, Michele Kerulis discusses the relationship between movement and mental health. She shares insights from the interdisciplinary field of exercise psychology and from her extensive work with athletes, including how to help enhance motivation, increase self-awareness, and support athletes' unique mental health challenges.

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

Feb 17, 2022

Balancing intersecting roles as parents, counselors, and counselor educators can be difficult. In this episode, Dr. Stacey Litam and Dr. Maddie Clark dive into the challenges of becoming new parents in the productivity-driven world of academe. Listen along as they describe strategies for counselors and counselor educators to support clients and students who are preparing to grow their families

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

Feb 2, 2022

Today we introduce a new member of the Thoughtful Counselor team, Dr. Margaret Lamar! We learn about her specializations in parent mental health, societal values of mothering, and the impact of unrealistic expectations of mothers on parents, children, and families. Dr. Lamar discusses the realities of pandemic parenting and shares essential tips for managing the COVID-19 stress within the family. Stay tuned for more episodes with Dr. Lamar!

 

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

Jan 19, 2022

In this episode, Dr. Jessica Tyler talks with Sydney Wasdin as she shares her story of becoming a therapist and yoga instructor and integrating these complementary philosophies into therapeutic practice. Jessica and Sydney discuss the significance of utilizing bodywork in the therapy process, how yoga intersects and parallels therapeutic principles, and recommendations for incorporating yoga concepts in session to enhance your practice.

Jan 5, 2022

Dr. Kevin Cokley speaks to Dèsa Daniel about the formation of his edited book Making Black Lives Matter Confronting Anti-Blackness Racism. During the episode, Cokley speaks about why his work is personal and the legacy he hopes to leave behind. He shares with us how cultural mistrust can influence BIPOC communities when seeking treatment.

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The Thoughtful Counselor is created in partnership with Palo Alto University’s Division of Continuing
& Professional Studies.

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