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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.

Episode Date
EP138: From Negotiating to Counseling – Walking the line with Reggie Parker
30:03

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 13, 2019
EP137: What On Earth Shall We Call Ourselves? Challenging the NCC/LPC/LMHC Acronym Soup with Donna Sheperis
47:55

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.

Aug 06, 2019
EP136: From Combat Vet to Counselor - A Conversation with Duane France
46:55

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 30, 2019
EP135 (UPDATED) - Counseling and Rural Poverty: Honoring Experiences and Advocating for Change with Loni Crumb and Shanita Brown
49:39

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 23, 2019
EP134: Affective Neuroscience and Learning - Implications from Affective Neuroscience for Learning and Mental Health with Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
32:32

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 15, 2019
EP133: The Life and Work of Carl Rogers - We Are All Rogerian Now with Howard Kirschenbaum
57:40

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 09, 2019
EP132: C.S. Lewis and Counseling Theory - Applying Lewis’s Work to Counseling Practice with Jerry Kiser
39:17

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.

Jul 01, 2019
EP131: Critiquing the DSM - Part 2: (The Lack of) Validity, Reliability, and Clinical Utility with James Hansen
39:28

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 18, 2019
EP130: Critiquing the DSM - Part 1: A Brief (Political) History of the DSM with James Hansen
47:00

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 13, 2019
EP129: Otherness in Relation - Mikhail Bakhtin, Hospitality, and Love with David Crawley
01:01:33

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.

Jun 05, 2019
EP128: Moving Through Trauma with Jess Smith
45:26

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 31, 2019
EP127: The Nature of Evidence (Part 2) - A Brief History of Research in the Social Sciences with Thom Field
39:19

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 22, 2019
EP126: The Nature of Evidence (Part 1) - A Brief History of Research in the Social Sciences with Thom Field
49:21

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.

May 16, 2019
EP125: Counseling Infidelity - A Conversation with Dr. Talal Alsaleem
58:49

In today’s episode, Dr. Megan Speciale interviews Dr. Talal Alsaleem, PsyD, LMFT, leading infidelity expert and marriage counselor on his approach to working with couples facing infidelity. Dr. Alsaleem tackles the common myths related to infidelity and discusses the foremost factors contributing to breaches in relational contracts. Following the approach outlined in his book, Dr. Alsaleem describes the important milestones and common clinical challenges of infidelity recovery.

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

Support us at www.patreon.com/thethoughtfulcounselor

May 02, 2019
EP124: Relational-Cultural Theory - Interconnected Over Independent with Katherine Hermann-Turner
50:53

A conversation with Dr. Katherine M. Hermann-Turner on the history and development of relational cultural theory, RCT’s 8 core components, and what RCT looks like in practice.

For more about Katherine, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit http://b.link/EP124

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Apr 25, 2019
EP123: Examining Neuroscience-Informed Perspectives on Depression and Practical Life Changes to Address Symptoms with Alex Korb
01:08:47

A conversation with neuroscientist and author Dr. Alex Korb on the neuroscience of depression.  Dr. Korb discusses the complexity of depression from a brain-based lens and offers insights on small changes individuals can make to create an upward spiral towards improved mood and well-being.  

For more about Alex, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit http://b.link/ep123.

Support us at www.patreon.com/thethoughtfulcounselor.

Apr 17, 2019
EP122: Social Class Bias - How Class Influences Our Practice and Profession with Jenn Cook
57:10

A conversation with Dr. Jenn Cook on what social class is, how social class bias influences the way we practice counseling, and how social class bias influences counselor education and the counseling profession as a whole. 

For more about Jennifer, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-GG.

Apr 13, 2019
EP121: Spiritual Bypass - Finding Ways Through Instead of Around with Craig Cashwell
49:51

Mike speaks with Craig Cashwell on the history and development of spiritual bypass as a concept, how to approach bypass in clinical work, and where the intersections of spirituality, religion, and counseling might go in the 21st century.

For more about Craig, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit http://bit.ly/ttc-ep121

Support us at www.patreon.com/thethoughtfulcounselor.

 

Mar 27, 2019
EP120: Trauma-Informed Care for Military Sexual Trauma - A conversation with Judith Lewis Herman
01:00:21

In this episode, Dr. Aaron Smith teams up with Dr. Megan Speciale to interview Harvard professor of psychiatry and best-selling author (Trauma and Recovery, Father-Daughter Incest) Judith Lewis Herman, MD, on the treatment of Military Sexual Trauma. Dr. Herman explicates her ideas on both the dialectics of trauma and her famous 3-stage postmodern feminist approach as applied to the treatment of Military Sexual Trauma.

For more about Judith, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit bit.ly/ttc120.

Support us at www.patreon.com/thethoughtfulcounselor.

Mar 20, 2019
EP119: Therapeutic Letter Writing - Poetic and Collaborative Means to Documentation with David Nylund
55:53

A conversation with Dr. David Nylund on the history and art of therapeutic letter writing. We discuss the emergence of letter writing in narrative therapy as an alternative to “traditional”notes and documentation, crafting letters that keep the conversation going, and new movements in how to use letter writing in therapeutic work.

For more on David, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit bit.ly/ttc-119

Support us at www.patreon.com/thethoughtfulcounselor

Mar 13, 2019
EP118: What is Personal is Most Universal - A Conversation on Self-Care with Dr. Gregory Moffatt
36:19

Current installment of the Leader's Project: Eric Beeson

In this episode, Dr. Allison Kramer interviews Dr. Gregory Moffatt about the impact of his self-disclosure of personal struggle in 2018's most popular Counseling Today article, "The Hurting Counselor," with a focus on Moffatt's Mantra: The professional counselor's ethical imperative to practice routine and crucial self-care.

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

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Mar 08, 2019
EP117: Taking the NCMHCE - A Crash Course in (Nearly) All You Need to Know with Alyson Carr
57:36

Current installment of the Leader's Project: Anna Flores Locke

A conversation with Dr. Alyson Carr on (nearly) all you need to know when preparing to take the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE). We discuss why the test is important and useful for counselors, the format of the exam, and concrete ideas to help you prepare.

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

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Mar 01, 2019
EP116: Counselor Community Engagement - Generating Change Through Effective Outreach with Nicole Stargell and Matt Glowiak
01:06:53

Mike talks with Nicole Stargell and Matt Glowiak on connecting with our communities “beyond the couch.” We discuss the history of counselor community engagement, important considerations when starting out, and possible barriers to community outreach.

For more on Nicole and Matt, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this interview visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

Feb 22, 2019
EP115: The Thrill of Being Alive - From Anxiety to Liberation with Fred Hanna and Alfredo Palacios
01:05:50

In this week's collaboration with The Theory of Change Podcast, Alfredo Palacios and Dr. Fred Hanna discusses existential anxiety and its relevance to counselors. As a follow up to EP98 (Existentialism in Counseling) Alredo and Dr. Hanna take a deeper dive into existential philosophy and ways that one can overcome anxiety and experience the thrill of being alive. They discuss techniques and resources counselors can use to learn more about these ideas and incorporate them into their practice.

The Theory of Change Podcast

Episode 98: Existentialism in Counseling

For more about Fred, links and references from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

Feb 14, 2019
EP114: Reconsidering Chronic Pain - How Understanding the Neuroscience of Pain Can Transform Treatment with Howard Schubiner
56:44

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A conversation with Dr. Howard Schubiner on the latest neuroscience approaches to understanding and treating chronic pain.  Dr. Schubiner's Mind Body Program emphasizes the way the unconscious brain and neural pathways (versus structural abnormalities) are the cause of most chronic pain and require a different approach to treatment than standard pharmacological and/or pain psychology frameworks.  

For more about Dr. Schubiner, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit

Make sure to check out:

Theory of Change Podcast

Leader's Project interview with Jared Rose

Feb 08, 2019
EP113: The Community Field Scan - Analyzing Communities for Resources and Support of Multicultural Education with Kimberly Warfield
42:38

Check out the Leaders Project interview with Fred Gingrich

In her first  segment with The Thoughtful Counselor, Dr. Priscilla Wilson interviews Dr. Kimberly Warfield about a class project involving student exploration and immersion into their communities to explore factors and resources that support or hinder the development of multicultural education.

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

Support us at www.patreon.com/thethoughtfulcounselor.

Jan 31, 2019
EP112: The Ways Paradigm (Part 2) - Ways of Understanding, Ways of Being, and Ways of Intervening with Paul Deal and Jesse Fox
01:00:55

Current installment of the Leader's Project: Fred Gingrich

Building on last week’s episode, Paul, Jesse, and Mike discuss the origins of The Ways Paradigm and expand on the ways of understanding, being, and intervening in relationship to spirituality and/or religion in the counseling process.

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

Support us at www.patreon.com/thethoughtfulcounselor

Jan 23, 2019
EP111: The Way’s Paradigm (Part 1) - Religious/Spiritual Landscapes, Thick Engagement, and True Pluralism with Jesse Fox and Paul Deal
01:07:00

A conversation with Jesse Fox and Paul Deal on the history of religion and spirituality in the US, using thick approaches to engage our clients religious and/or spiritual lives, and the possibility of true pluralism and hospitality in counseling relationships and the helping professions.

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

Jan 16, 2019
EP110: The Psychology of Combat and (Lawful) Killing – A Conversation with West Point Professor Lt Col. Dave Grossman
01:13:19

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Dr. Aaron Smith interviews the prolific researcher, professor, and Army Ranger, best-selling author Colonel Dave Grossman on the psychological effects of combat and lawful-killing. Col. Grossman explicates his model of the Bulletproof Mind used to prepare mental health, military, and law enforcement professionals world-wide for working with combat-survivors. Col. Grossman also discusses how mental health professionals can help our nation’s warrior’s heal in the aftermath of combat (or in the aftermath of having taken a life). Finally, Col. Grossman outlines the strengths that Veterans and service people possess that mental health professionals should seek to make use of throughout the therapeutic process.

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

Jan 10, 2019
EP109: Non-Suicidal Self Injury - Definition, Ethics, and Creative Interventions with Victoria Kress
43:18

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A conversation with Victoria Kress on defining non-suicidal self-injury, meaning making, the ethics of autonomy, and creative interventions for practice.

TO learn more about Victoria, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for the episode visit www.thethoughfulcounselor.com

Jan 03, 2019
EP108: Year End Reflection: Allison, Megan, Raissa, and Mike Reflect on 2018
51:08

The Thoughtful Counselor team reflects on the challenges of keeping a podcast going, ways our interviews have changed us, and what we are looking forward to in 2019.

 

Nov 29, 2018
EP107: Microaggressions from the Couch: Addressing Client-Initiated Microaggressions in Session with Susan Branco
52:09

A conversation with Dr. Susan Branco on counselors’ experience of client-initiated microaggressions, ways to respond, and the need for greater ethical discernment and reflection in complex situations.

 

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

Nov 23, 2018
EP106: Social Baseline Theory - The Primacy of Social Relationships in the Regulation of Emotions
54:03

A conversation with Dr. James Coan about the research that led to the development of social baseline theory and about potential implications of the theory for clinical work.

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

Nov 14, 2018
EP105: The Virtue of Humility - Research and Implications for Counseling with Everett Worthington and Martin Timoney
55:12

Listener and self-proclaimed Thoughtful Counselor “groupie” Martin Timoney interviews Everett Worthington on defining humility, the relational nature of humility, and interventions to boost humility.

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

Nov 07, 2018
EP104: The Dismissal of Divorce Advice - A Conversation with David L. Prucha, LPC
39:03

This week, Dr. Allison Kramer speaks with Professor David L. Prucha on the challenges parents and children face in the wake of divorce. Going beyond platitudes, Prucha offers concrete clinical suggestions on how counselors can help both parents and children to avoid the pitfalls of poor parenting, even in times of great emotional pain.

For more on David, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-t9.

Oct 31, 2018
EP103: Poverty, Social Class, and Mental Health - Toward Knowledge and Awareness with Madeline Clark
01:00:50

A conversation with Madeline Clark on the intersections of poverty, social class, and mental health, poverty beliefs among counselors, and how the counseling profession can chart a path forward.

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

Oct 24, 2018
EP102: Entrepreneurship in Diverse Communities - Considerations for Socially Responsible Practice Building with Samara Stone
45:13

A conversation with Samara Stone on challenges to practice building in diverse communities, demystifying mental health services, and making a difference while trying to make a living.

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

Oct 17, 2018
EP101: Opioids, Pain, and Counseling - A Conversation with Kevin Doyle on the Counselor’s Approach to an Ongoing Crisis
57:51

A conversation with Dr. Kevin Doyle on the origins of the current opioid crisis in the United States, our collective struggle with pain, and what counselors can do at the systemic, community, and individual levels. 

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

Oct 11, 2018
EP100: Presence and Authenticity - Taking off your clinical hat & being yourself with Guy MacPherson
47:44

A conversation with Guy MacPherson, founder of The Trauma Therapy Project, on owning our own stories and histories, cultivating presence in our work, and is new cause in inner work for practitioners interested in trauma work.

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

Oct 03, 2018
EP99: Counseling & Behavioral Medicine - Taking a Holistic Approach to Practice with Jori Berger-Greenstein
47:46

A conversation with Dr. Jori Berger-Greenstein on what behavioral medicine is, the role of counselors in assessing medical symptoms, and navigating interdisciplinary collaboration (even when it’s frustrating).

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

Sep 27, 2018
EP98: Existentialism and Counseling - Valuing Over Doing with Alfredo Palacios
57:46

A conversation with Dr. Alfredo Palacios on defining existentialism, some of the pillars of existential theory that are most helpful, and how we can incorporate existential ideas into counseling.

For more on Alfredo, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-s5.

Sep 19, 2018
EP97: Sexual Healing after #MeToo - Conversations on What Counselors Need to Know
01:21:58

Over the past decade, the #MeToo movement has ushered mainstream awareness of the overwhelming occurrence of sexual abuse across all demographics of our society. In this episode, Dr. Megan Speciale will interview sexual trauma experts Wendy Maltz and Jimanekia Eborn on how to support survivors’ sexual wellness after abuse, including specific strategies that you can use with your clients and loved ones to support their process of healing.

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

Sep 12, 2018
EP96: The Internationalization of the Counseling Profession - Boundary Issues and Eurocentrism with Barbara Herlihy
49:58

A conversation with Dr. Barbara Herlihy on the the counseling profession going international, how this changes the way we see boundaries, and safeguarding against the exportation of Eurocentric ideas.

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

Sep 05, 2018
EP95 - An Interpersonal Neurobiological Approach to Sex Addiction: Understanding the Brain, Mind, and Relationships to Foster Hope and Healing
49:18

A conversation with Alexandra Katehakis, Ph.D. about the psychobiological factors that contribute to and reinforce a compulsive drive toward sex for affective regulation, as well as relational approaches to assessment and treatment.

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

Aug 09, 2018
EP94: Spirituality, Ethics, and Church-Based Counseling - Navigating the Territory with Jane Joyce
40:08

A conversation with Dr. Jane Joyce on navigating the ethics of incorporating spirituality and religion in a church-based counseling center.

For more on Jane, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-r2.

Jul 11, 2018
EP93: Veteran Mental Health and Wellness - Meaning Making and Post-Traumatic Growth with Aaron Smith
46:25

A conversation with Aaron Smith on veteran mental health and wellness, making meaning of difficult and traumatic experiences, and the possibilities of post-traumatic growth.

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

Jul 04, 2018
EP92: The Grief Whisperer - Exploring Death and Dying with Thanatologist Dr. Mari Dias
01:04:05

This week, Dr. Allison Kramer talks with Professor Mari Dias about her lifetime of experience working with end-of-life patients and bereaved clients in her family's mortuary, hospice settings, her private practice, and on the radio.

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

Jun 27, 2018
EP91: Self-Care, Burnout, and the Way Forward - One Counselor’s Inspiring Story with Jessica Smith
56:54

A conversation with Jessica Smith on counselor self-care, preventing and recovering from burnout, and how to thrive personally and professionally in your practice.

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

Jun 20, 2018
EP90: The Transdiagnostic Sleep and Circadian Intervention (TranS-C) - Understanding the Bio-Psycho-Social Elements Influencing Sleep and Clinical Interventions for Fostering Sleep Behavior Change
01:00:07

A conversation with Dr. Allison Harvey about the role of sleep on brain health, the basics of sleep biology, and research supported strategies for motivating and supporting improved sleep habits.

For more on Allison, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-q8.

Jun 13, 2018
EP89: All Things Documentation - A Conversation with QAPREP’s Maelisa Hall
45:22

A conversation with Dr. Maelisa Hall on the ins and outs of documentation, how to do it well, and why it matters in the first place.

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

Jun 06, 2018
EP88: Yoga Calm - A Mind-Body Approach to Supporting Youth Wellness
55:26

A conversation with Lynea Gillen about an innovative approach to working with children and teens that integrates physical yoga, mindfulness practice, and social-emotional learning (SEL) activities.  Lynea highlights program themes, shares personal examples from her work, and offers insights into successful application of the approach.  

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

May 30, 2018
EP87: Tattoos and Trauma - How the Body Tells the Story with Everett Painter
01:02:05

A conversation with Everett W. Painter on how people use tattoos to make meaning of traumatic experience and the implication for counseling practice.

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

May 23, 2018
EP86: Religion, Shame, and Sexual Wellness - A Conversation with Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers
54:22

This week, Dr. Megan Speciale talks to Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers about religion, values, and sexual wellness. The conversation unpacks the widespread experience of sexual shame: why we feel it, how it impacts our sexual health, and how we can use sex-positivity, body appreciation, and spirituality to overcome it. 

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

May 16, 2018
EP85: CACREP - Part 2: Advocacy, Barriers, and the Road Ahead with Kelly Coker and Tyler Kimbel
01:03:47

The second conversation in a 2-part series with Kelly Coker and Tyler Kimbel on “multiple professional identity disorder,” barriers to advancing the counseling profession, international advocacy and how you can help grow the counseling profession.

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

May 09, 2018
EP84: CACREP - Part 1: Origins, History, and Purpose with Kelly Coker and Tyler Kimbel
01:06:53

The first conversation in a 2-part series with Kelly Coker and Tyler Kimbel on the origin and history of CACREP, the role of accreditation in the counseling profession, and where to go next.

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

May 03, 2018
EP83: The Difficult Dynamics of Domestic Violence - Effective Interventions with Perpetrators, Victims and Support Systems with David L. Prucha
56:21

Allison talks with Professor David L. Prucha about the unintended impacts of demonizing domestic violence perpetrators on their victims and tips for counselors working with violent offenders on how to approach this challenging population.

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

Apr 26, 2018
EP82: Open Path Psychotherapy Collective - Affordable Counseling for All with Paul Fugelsang
35:27

A conversation with Paul Fugelsang, founder and executive director of Open Path Psychotherapy Collective, a non-profit organization that provides middle and lower-income level individuals, couples, families, and children with access to affordable psychotherapy and mental health education services.  

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

Apr 21, 2018
EP81: The Tech-Savvy Counselor - A Conversation with Therapy Tech’s Rob Reinhardt and Roy Huggins
52:25

A conversation with Rob Reinhardt and Roy Huggins - hosts of the TherapyTech podcast and creators of Person-Centered Tech and Tame Your Practice - on the pearls and perils of using technology in counseling and what counselors are doing right (and wrong) when it comes to incorporating technology into our practice.

For more on Rob and Roy, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit TheThoughtfulCounselor.com.

Apr 10, 2018
EP80: Critical Counseling and Radical Wellness - A Conversation with Javier F. Casado Pérez
57:31

A conversation with Javier F. Casado Pérez on broaching privilege, critical multiculturalism, and encouraging radical wellness in our counseling practice.

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

 

Apr 04, 2018
EP79: Mood Follows Food - An Introduction to the Relationship between Nutrition and the Embodied Brain with Leslie Korn
01:06:14

A conversation with Dr. Leslie Korn about the impact of nutrition on mental health.  In this interview, Dr. Korn highlights good and bad foods for the brain, debunks commonly held nutritional beliefs, and provides practical suggestions for clinicians and clients alike.  

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

Mar 29, 2018
EP78: Homelessness and Housing Instability - A Primer for Counselors with Zach Bruns
39:44

A conversation with Zach Burns on how counselors are uniquely equipped to assist those struggling with homelessness and housing instability, community resources that can be drawn on, and stepping out of our traditional roles as counselors to meet the needs of our clients.

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

Mar 21, 2018
EP77: Finding Sexual Wellness after Pregnancy and Childbirth - A Talk with Sarah J. Swofford
45:05

This week in the Sex Series, we talk to sex educator Sarah J. Swofford about how pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting can impact new parents’ sexual wellness. She discusses some of the common physical, emotional, and relational challenges experienced before and after pregnancy, and provides strategies for new parents looking for a path to sexual connection.

For more on Sarah, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-n1.

Mar 14, 2018
EP76: Advocacy at Augusta - A Conversation with Richard G. Deaner
42:22

Allison talks with Dr. Richard G. Deaner, Professor of Counselor Education and Supervision at Augusta University, about the impact of Keeton v. Anderson-Wiley on the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics and on the importance of not imposing personal values on clients in counseling.

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

Feb 28, 2018
EP75: The Therapeutic Triad of Disability - Forgiveness, Self-Compassion, and Resilience with Susan Stuntzner and Angela MacDonald (Part 2)
46:06

Part 2 of an intriguing conversation with Susan Stuntzner and Angela MacDonald on the intersections of disability and forgiveness, self-compassion, and resilience, barriers to these practices, and how we can work with our clients to cultivate each of these.

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

Feb 21, 2018
EP74: The Therapeutic Triad of Disability - Forgiveness, Self-Compassion, and Resilience with Susan Stuntzner and Angela MacDonald (Part 1)
01:03:12

The first of two conversations with Susan Stuntzner and Angela MacDonald on the intersections of disability and forgiveness, self-compassion, and resilience, barriers to these practices, and how we can work with our clients to cultivate each of these.

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

Feb 17, 2018
EP73: Beyond The Empty Chair - Exploring the Complexity of Gestalt Therapy with Jon Frew
01:07:00

A conversation with Gestalt therapist and trainer Jon Frew on the origins of Gestalt Therapy, shedding the image of Fritz Perls and empty chair work, and how Gestalt’s focus on health as opposed to pathology makes it uniquely suitable for the counseling profession.

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

Feb 08, 2018
EP72: Spirituality and Religion in Counseling - Definitions, Competencies, and Spiritual Bypass with Craig Cashwell
58:38

A conversation with Dr. Craig Cashwell – a professor of Counseling and Human Development at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Fellow of the American Counseling Association – about the importance of integrating spirituality and religion into counseling practice and how to do it competently and ethically.

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

Feb 01, 2018
EP71: Baby Hair - Children’s Socialization into Ethnocentric Monoculturalism with Priscilla Wilson
58:16

A conversation with Dr. Priscilla G. Wilson on how children are socialized into ethnocentric monoculturalism, microagressions and systemic racism, and what counselors can do to make a difference.

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

Jan 24, 2018
EP70: Polyvagal Theory Applied - Moving from Fight or Flight to Social Engagement for Sustainable Living
01:02:52

A conversation with Dee Wagner about Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory.  Dee provides easy to understand explanations of polyvagal theory and describes practical suggestions for applying the theory in clinical practice.

For more about Dee, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-je.

Jan 17, 2018
EP69: Respect in the Therapeutic Relationship and Process - A Conversation with Susanne Slay-Westbrook
45:14

In this episode Mike talks with Susanne Slay-Westbrook – a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist with over 40 years of experience – about bringing respect into our counseling relationships and process.

For more and Susanne, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-j2.

Jan 11, 2018
EP68: Sexuality and the Wheel of Context - A Conversation with Sara Nasserzadeh
01:07:45

In Episode 6 of the Sex Series Dr. Megan Speciale interviews social psychologist and award-winning book author, Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh on the Wheel of Context, a practical sexuality framework focusing on culture, community, and individual experience for educators, advocates, and researchers. As Sara describes in our conversation, “I think we can have the knowledge in the world, but without considering the context we are all forced to operate from a place of ignorance as prisoners of our individual silos.”

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

Jan 03, 2018
EP67: Reflecting on 2017 - A Collective Interview with the Thoughtful Counselor Team
53:02

The Thoughtful Counselor Team reflects on the past year of the podcast - what we have learned, some of the challenges of running a podcast, and what we are looking forward to in 2018.

 

For the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-iR

 

Dec 28, 2017
EP66: The Practitioner's Guide to Ethical Decision Making Turns 21 - A conversation with Dr. Holly Forester-Miller
42:17

A conversation with Dr. Holly Forester- Miller on what has changed- and what has not- in the field of ethics and best practices in counseling between the 1996 publication of her Practitioner’s Guide and its 2016 update for the American Counseling Association.

 

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

Dec 08, 2017
EP65: Recast - Microaggression: Types, Dilemmas, and Best Practices for Counselors with Priscilla Wilson
01:05:49

A conversation with Dr. Priscilla G. Wilson – assistant professor in the College of Education and Professional Studies at Jacksonville State University in Alabama – on the different types of microaggressions in and outside of counseling, dilemmas that clients and counselors face, and reflections on the “golden rule” as a way forward.

For more about Priscilla, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-ic

 

Dec 01, 2017
EP64: Online Counseling and Telemental Health - A Conversation with Telehealth Certification Institute's Ray Barrett
44:40

A conversation with Ray Barrett about counseling and telemental health covering the history of telemental health, navigating legal and ethical concerns, the process of informed consent and screen for fit, and pathways to credentialing.

For more about Ray, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-hS

Nov 24, 2017
EP63: Practical Neuroscience Applications for Understanding and Treating Addiction - A Conversation with Mark Woodford
01:01:36

A conversation with Dr. Mark Woodford, Professor of Counselor Education at The College of New Jersey, about ways neuroscience findings can be used to help counselors and clients better understand addictive brain states and recovery processes.

For more about Mark, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-hf

 

Nov 16, 2017
EP62: Catholic Spirituality, Intention, and Online Learning - A Conversation with Martin Timoney
40:11

A conversation with Martin Timoney on the influence of Catholic spirituality in his work as a counselor, attention vs. intention, and his experience of becoming a counselor through online learning.

For more about Martin, links from our conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-hC

Nov 08, 2017
EP61: Counseling with Working Mothers - A Conversation with Margaret Lamar and Lisa Forbes
01:05:42

A conversation with Margaret Lamar and Lisa Forbes on the identity development of working mothers and how counseling can support their mental health needs.

For more on Margaret and Lisa, links for the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-h8

 

Nov 01, 2017
EP60: Building the Counseling Profession in Malawi - A Conversation with Dominic Actionman Nsona
58:28

A conversation with Dominic Actionman Nsona, president of the Malawi Association of Counseling, on the pearls, perils, and passion of developing the counseling profession in Malawi.

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

 

Oct 25, 2017
EP59: Social Justice and Advocacy in Counseling - A Conversation with Jonnie Seay Lane
01:01:17

A conversation with Jonnie Seay Lane – a licensed professional counselor and doctoral student at North Carolina University, finishing up her dissertation on the topic of multicultural counseling – on how to practically implement social justice and advocacy interventions in counseling.

For more on Jonnie, links to her article, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-gl

Oct 18, 2017
EP58: Gender, Sexuality, and Mental Health - A Conversation with Alex Iantaffi
59:33

About this Episode

In this week of the Sex Series, we focus on gender with Dr. Alex Iantaffi — sex and gender expert, licensed therapist, and Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy. This episode is for anyone looking to better understand the role of gender in clients’ lives, including how people can change and express their gender identity. Considering gender from both its biological and societal roots, we look at how gender plays a role in our relationships and interactions with family, friends, partners and strangers. 

About Alex:

Alex Iantaffi, PhD, MS, LMFT is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy. They work as a therapist, writer and independent scholar on Dakota and Anishinaabe territories, Turtle Island, also known as Minneapolis, MN. Alex has researched, presented and published extensively on gender, disability, sexuality, bisexuality, polyamory, BDSM, Deafness, education, sexual health, HIV prevention, and transgender issues.

You can find out more at www.alexiantaffi.com

Find Alex on Twitter: @xtaffi

Links from the Conversation:

References and Relevant Books:

To get 10% off the book “How to Understand Your Gender,” use the discount code GEND10 (for orders in the US) or GEN (for orders in the UK) at the following link: http://www.jkp.com/usa/how-to-understand-your-gender-2.html

Affirmative Counseling With LGBTQI + People edited by Misty M. Ginicola, Cheri Smith, and Joel M. Filmore

The APA Citation for this Episode:

Speciale, M. (Producer). (2017, October 11). Unhushed with Dr. Karen Rayne: Talking to Kids and Teens about Sex [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://wp.me/p7R6fn-ei

Thanks to the Following Photographer:

Oct 12, 2017
EP57: Utilizing Creative and Expressive Techniques to Give Grief a Voice - A Conversation with Brittany Pollard and Tiffany Brooks
48:20

A conversation with Drs. Brittany Pollard and Tiffany Brooks on how counselors can utilize creative interventions to assist those we work with who are experiencing grief and loss while attending to their unique cultural identities.

For more about Brittany and Tiffany, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-er

Oct 04, 2017
EP56: Counseling Comes to China - The History of The Thoughtful Counselor Podcast (So Far) with Allison Kramer and Mike Shook
42:44

Allison interviews Mike, creator of The Thoughtful Counselor Podcast, on favorite interviews, cross-cultural counseling challenges and successes, and keeping connected to mental health field while living and working abroad.

For more about Allison and Mike, linsk from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-fj

 

Sep 27, 2017
EP55: Unhushed with Dr. Karen Rayne - Talking to Kids and Teens about Sex
55:40

In this episode of the Sex Series, we talk to Dr. Karen Rayne about her work developing sex-positive sex education curricula for kids and teens. We discuss how early childhood education can support healthy, affirming, and safe sexual development. Dr. Rayne provides strategies for counselors, parents, and teachers talking about sex with children, including what to say, when to say it, and how to feel comfortable saying it. 

For more on Karen, links from the conversastion, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-ei

Sep 22, 2017
EP54: Applying Principles of Neuroscience to Support Greater Safety and Co-Regulation in Long Term Committed Relationships - A Psycho-biological Approach to Couples Therapy
45:16

A conversation with Stan Tatkin, founder of the PACT Institute, about a neuroscience-informed approach to working with couples.  Dr. Tatkin discusses both theoretical foundations of his approach, as well as practical strategies for applying the model with couples.  

For more on Stan, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit http://wp.me/p7R6fn-e9

 

Sep 13, 2017
EP53: Culture, Diversity, and Spirituality in Counseling - A Conversation with Amanda Giordano and Elizabeth Prosek
01:17:20

A conversation with Amanda Giordano and Elizabeth Posek on how counselors can apply the Multicultural and Social Justice Competencies to address religious and spiritual diversity with our clients as well as address our own internal biases that inhibit our ability to take our client's religious and spiritual lives seriously in counseling.

For more about Amanda and Elizabeth, links for this episode, and the APA citation visit http://wp.me/p7R6fn-dV

 

Sep 06, 2017
EP52: Integrated Care - Part 2: Models, Ethics, and Spirituality with Russ Curtis
48:17

Our conversation with Dr. Russ Curtis continues as we discuss models of integrated care, ethical concerns, what it looks like to incorporate spirituality in an integrated care setting.

For more about Russ, links from this episode, and the APA citation for this episode visit http://wp.me/p7R6fn-dQ

 

Aug 30, 2017
EP51: Integrated Care - Part 1: Foundations, Effectiveness, and Predictions for the Future with Russ Curtis
47:26

A conversation with Dr. Russ Curtis on the nuts and bolts of integrated care for behavioral health professionals

For more about Russ, links from the episode, and the APA citation for this episode visit http://wp.me/p7R6fn-dy

 

 

 

Aug 23, 2017
EP50: Great Sex - Mapping Sexual Desire with Amelie Zurn
54:19

In Episode 3 of the Sex Series, Dr. Megan Speciale interviews sex educator and licensed clinical social worker Amelie Zurn-Galinsky on the use of desire mapping as a reflective process of sexual self-discovery for counselors, clients, and everyone in between. In the conversation, we discuss common barriers to desire and sexual satisfaction, tools for supporting clients delve into the sexual unknown, and the importance of taking care of the self-as-counselor in our own pursuits toward sexual wellness and clinical effectiveness. Tune in for helpful tips to use with clients, partners, and yourself!

For more about Amelia, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit http://wp.me/p7R6fn-dt

Aug 16, 2017
EP49: Conceptualizing the Mental Health Needs of Gifted & High-Ability Children and Teens - A Conversation with Emily Kircher-Morris
45:45

A converation with Emily Kircher-Morris - LPC and owner of Unlimited Potential Counseling & Education Center - on addressing the specific needs of gifted, high-ability, and twice-exceptional children and teens.

For more about Emily and the APA citation for this episode visit http://wp.me/p7R6fn-b1

 

Aug 10, 2017
EP48: Group Counseling in Private Practice - Advantages, Challenges, and Where to Start with Kevin Doyle
41:45

A conversation with Dr. Kevin Doyle about the neglected modality of group counseling in private practice, the advantages and challenges to getting a group started, and resources for counselors interested brings groups to their private practice.

For more about Kevin, a link to the article we talk about, and the APA citation for this episode visit http://wp.me/p7R6fn-b5

Aug 02, 2017
EP47: Rules Versus Relationships - How Ethical Codes Can Help Counselors CYA, Yet Neglect the Client with Pamela J. Birrell
36:06

A conversation with Dr. Pamela J. Birrell - retired Senior Instructor at the University of Oregon - on the importance of using Relational Ethics to make each moment with clients an ethical moment.

For more about Pamela, links from the converation, and the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

 

 

Jul 26, 2017
EP46: Eco-Therapy - The Healing Potential of Nature in Counseling with Megan Delaney
48:29

A conversation with Dr. Megan Delaney - Assistant Professor in the Department of Professional Counseling at Monmouth University (MU) in Long Branch, New Jersey - on the art and science of using nature in counseling.

Dr. Megan Delaney has a PhD in Counselor Education from Montclair State University (MSU) and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Professional Counseling at Monmouth University (MU) in Long Branch, New Jersey.  Her research explores the influence of natural world on our mental health and the use of Ecotherapy in clinical practice and the counselor education classroom.  Trained in outdoor leadership through the National Outdoor Leadership School, Dr. Delaney spent several years as a wilderness instructor for organizations including the National Wildlife Federation and Outward Bound. Today she infuses Ecotherapy in her private practice with clients. Dr. Delaney is currently writing her book “Nature is Nurture: Counseling and the Natural World” anticipated in 2019 through Oxford University Press. Megan can be reached at mdelaney@monmouth.edu.

For the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughfulcounselor.com

Jul 19, 2017
EP45: Neuroscience and Humanistic Counseling Values - A Critical Look at the Integration of Neuroscience in Counseling with Brett Wilkinson
53:41

A conversation with Dr. Brett Wilkinson about the intersections of humanism and neuroscience with implications for counseling practice.

Dr. Brett Wilkinson is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education. He obtained a B.A. in both psychology and philosophy from the University of Kentucky and an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University. He earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Northern Colorado, where he was awarded the Dean’s Citation of Excellence for Outstanding Dissertation of the Year. He received advanced doctoral training in marriage, couples, and family counseling, as well as applied statistics and research methods. His research interests include the development of humanistic methods and models for clinical training and practice, the exploration of phenomenological pedagogies, and the advancement of metacognitive supervision strategies for practicum and internship. Dr. Wilkinson actively presents at state, regional, and national conferences, serves on the editorial board for a national counseling journal, and is coauthor of the textbook Educational Psychology for Learners: Connecting Theory, Research, and Application. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Association for Humanistic Counseling.

Email Brett at wilkinsb@ipfw.edu

For the APA citation for this epsisode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

Jul 12, 2017
EP44: Recast - The Quarter-Life Crisis: Taking Seriously the Needs of Millennials with Cyrus Williams
43:41

In the last recast of the summer, we revisit a conversation with Dr. Cyrus Williams, associate professor at Regent University, about how the “Quarter-Life Crisis” affects millennials and how counselors can best understand and address the needs of this population. Dr. William’s refers to the following resources in the interview:

The Quarter-Life Crisis

Counseling Today Article

You Can contact Dr. Williams at cwilliams2@regent.edu

For the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

 

 

Jul 08, 2017
EP43: Recast - Stigma, Strengths, and Walking It Off: A Conversation on Counseling and Men with George Hu
39:07

In this recast, we revisit a conversation with Dr. George Hu – a clinical psychologist and Director of Psychology and Mental Health at Jiahui International Clinic in Shanghai – about the stigmas around counseling for men, common presenting concerns, and strategies to build a strong alliance with your male clients.

You can email George at george.hu@jiahui.com or view his profile at http://www.jiahui.com/en/ourteam/doctors/george-hu/

For the APA citation to this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

Jun 29, 2017
EP42: Recast - African American Mental Health, Spirituality, and the Black Church: A Conversation with Janeé R. Avent
52:24

As Mike contintues to be on break, in this recast episode we revisit a conversation with Dr. Janeé R. Avent - assistant professor in the counselor education program at East Carolina University - on African American mental health, the need for counselors to understand African American spirituality and the influence of the Black church, and general best practices for counseling and advocacy with our African American clients.

An article in The Professional Counselor by Janeé called The Black Church: Theology and Implications for Counseling African Americans

Janeé's staff page at ECU

Email Janeé at

 

 

Jun 22, 2017
EP41: Recast - Pump Up the Jams: The Power of Music in Counseling with Courtney Armstrong
44:33

In this "recast" we revisit an episode with Courtney Armstrong on the art and science of using music in counseling.

Visit Courtney’s website at www.courtneyarmstrong.net

Check out Courtney's books: Transforming Trauma Grief and The Therapeutic “Aha:” 10 Strategies to Help Your Client Get Unstuck

For the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

Jun 15, 2017
EP40: Discovering Your Conscious Sexual Self with Melissa Fritchle
58:39
In Episode 2 of Sex Series, Dr. Megan Speciale interviews sex therapist and educator, Melissa Fritchle, on the her new book, The Conscious Sexual Self Workbook. In the interview, we learn the importance of understanding our sexual stories in the pursuit of both clinical effectiveness and personal sexual satisfaction.
 
You can learn more about Melissa Fritchle and the The Conscious Sexual Self Workbook at the sites below:
 
 
For the APA citation for this episode please visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com
Jun 10, 2017
EP39: Working with Anxiety in School-Aged Youth - Neuroplasticity, Optimizing Stress, and Emotional Freedom Techniques with Amy Gaesser
47:20

A conversation with Dr. Amy Gaesser - Assistant Professor Counseling & Development at Purdue University in Indiana - on the effects of anxiety on school-aged youth and adolescents, finding the right balance between no stress and too much stress, and how to use EFT (emotional freedom techniques) to reduce student anxiety in school settings.

Dr. Gaesser is currently an Assistant Professor of Counseling and Development at Purdue University. She received her PhD in Educational Psychology: Counselor Education & Gifted Education from the University of Connecticut, her Masters in Counselor Education from SUNY Brockport, and her Bachelor of Science in Social Work with a minor in Religious Studies from Nazareth College of Rochester. She is a certified New York State School Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor with 20+ years of experience in mental health and academia, specializing in school counseling interventions to assist students with a variety of academic, developmental, social, and emotional concerns. Her present research includes addressing the social and emotional well-being of students in school settings; the impact of anxiety on social, emotional, and cognitive functioning; and interventions to reduce anxiety in children and adolescents, including the efficacy of therapies incorporating acupoint stimulation, such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).

Amy's LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/amyhgaesser

You can email Amy at her Purdue email until August 1: agaesse@purdue.edu

EFT book for kids – http://www.childrensyogabooks.com/products-be-the-boss-feelings.php

EFT book for adolescents - https://www.amazon.com/EFT-Teens-Peta-Stapleton-PhD/dp/1604152648/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1496239975&sr=1-3&keywords=eft+for+children

Dr. Lori Desautels work on educational neuroscience and resources for teachers - https://www.edutopia.org/users/dr-lori-desautels

Research articles regarding EFT and energy psychology:

http://www.energypsych.org/?Research_Landing

http://www.eftuniverse.com/research-studies/eft-research

For the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

May 31, 2017
EP38: From Sexual Attraction to Social Media - How Sharing Our Stories with Students Models Ethical Decision Making with Barbara J. Herlihy
47:19

A conversation with Dr. Barbara Herlihy, Professor Emerita at the University of New Orleans and Chair of the American Counseling Association's Ethics Committee on how things have changed in ethics and best practices in counseling over the past 30 years.

Barbara Herlihy, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, is University Research Professor at the University of New Orleans. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University and her M.Ed. in Counseling from Miami University. She has experience as a school counselor, community mental health counselor, and counselor in private practice. She is a board-approved counselor supervisor in Louisiana. Prior to coming to UNO, she served on the faculty at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, University of Houston- Clear Lake, and Loyola University of New Orleans.

Dr. Herlihy’s research and teaching interests include ethical issues in counseling, multicultural counseling, feminist therapy, and supervision. Her most recent books are Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling (2nd ed. updated, 2007, with T. P. Remley), the ACA Ethical Standards Casebook (7th ed., 2006, with G. Corey), and Boundary Issues in Counseling (2nd. ed., 2006, with G. Corey). She is also the author or co-author of more than 65 journal articles and book chapters.

Dr. Herlihy has chaired the ACA Ethics Committee and has served on the ACA Ethics Code Revision Taskforce. She is a frequent presenter of seminars and workshops on ethics across the United States and internationally.

For the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

May 25, 2017
EP37: Human Sex Trafficking in America - A Primer for Counselors with Stacey Diane A. Litam
30:12

A conversation with Stacey Diane A. Litam on the reality and nature of human sex trafficking in the United States and what counselors need to know.

Stacey Diane A. Litam, M.A., LPC, NCC is a doctoral candidate in Kent State University’s Counselor Education and Supervision program and adjunct faculty at the Northeast Ohio Medical University. Stacey’s dissertation examines the influence of gender and discourse on counselors’ reported levels of empathy and acceptance of rape myths when counseling sex trafficked survivors. Stacey currently works as a licensed mental health counselor at a Northeast Ohio agency where she co-developed the Human Trafficking Docket with the Cleveland Municipal Court. Stacey currently provides counseling services for survivors of sex trafficking, persons with addictions, and LGBTQ clients. She is a researcher, educator, and social justice advocate for human trafficking, LGBTQ, and multicultural issues. Ms. Litam has facilitated over 30 state, regional, national, and international presentations on topics including human sex trafficking, integrating creativity with diverse populations, and the influence of internalized racism and intra-ethnic othering on Asian American adult identity development. In February 2016, Ms. Litam was a recipient of the Movers and Shakers Award from the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club, which honored 25 leaders in Northeast Ohio under the age of 30. Ms. Litam’s clinical work was featured in the December 2015 cover story of Counseling Today.

Stacey's email: Slitam@kent.edu

Stacey's article in The Professional Counselor - Human Sex Trafficking in America: What Counselors Need to Know

For the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

May 17, 2017
EP36: Neuroscience-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (nCBT) - A New Framework for Client Conceptualization and Treatment Planning with Eric Beeson and Thom Field
01:02:24

A conversation with Drs. Eric Beeson and Thom Field on integrating cutting-edge findings in neuroscience with cognitive behavioral therapy.

Eric Beeson is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in North Carolina and West Virginia, a national certified counselor (NCC) with the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), an approved clinical supervisor (ACS) with the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE), and a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) with the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). Beeson is a certified facilitator of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) and SMART Recovery® groups. Additionally, Beeson is completing the requirements to become a certified HeartMath® practitioner with the HeartMath® Institute and to become board certified in neurofeedback with the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). You can learn more about Eric at here.

Thom Field currently work as an Associate Program Director and Associate Professor at City University of Seattle in the Masters of Arts in Counseling program. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling and Supervision from James Madison University.  Thom is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Washington, and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia. He is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) by the Center for Credentialing & Education.  He has 10 years of clinical experience in outpatient private practice, inpatient psychiatric units, community mental health agencies, and school settings. You can learn more about Thom at his website - http://www.thomfield.com.

Learn moe about nCBT at www.n-cbt.com

For the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

May 10, 2017
EP35: Recast - Strength-Based Counseling in a Symptom-Based World: A Conversation with Thomas Hofmann
35:46

In this "recast" we revisit an earlier episode with Dr. Tom Hofmann about navigating strength-based approaches to counseling in an environment dominated by symptoms and diagnosis

Tom's bio:

In 2003, Dr. Thomas Hofmann joined the faculty at Hodges University, teaching in the areas of psychology and clinical mental health. As a full-time psychotherapist, he spent 15 years working in various settings, including inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol, and mental health. He also spent five years as an outpatient supervisor at a mental health clinic while teaching at Mount Mary College.

His areas of expertise include psychotherapy, family therapy, student projects, literature review and professional presentations. In an effort to practice his therapy skills, he works one day each week at a local employee assistance program as a Florida licensed social worker and licensed marriage and family therapist. In addition, he is an approved supervisor for mental health, social work and family therapy interns in Florida.

Due to his tremendous work and experience in the psychology and mental health field, Hofmann received the Hodges University Professor of the Year award in 2007, and in his free time, he enjoys fishing, hiking and investing.

You can email Tom at thofmann@hodges.edu or call his office at (239) 938-7798

For the APA citation for this episode please visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

May 03, 2017
EP34: Grief and Loss in Addiction - Connecting the Dots and Practical Implications for Counseling with Julie Bates-Maves
38:57

A conversation with Dr. Julie Bates-Maves on the connections between addictions recovery and the experience of grief and loss and best practices and interventions for counselors.


Julie Bates-Maves is an Associate Professor in the department of Rehabilitation and Counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Her teaching and research interests are centered on trauma, addiction, and understanding and addressing stigma to ensure effective mental health care.

You can email Julie at batesjul@uwstout.edu

For the APA citation for this episode please visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

 

 

Apr 26, 2017
EP33: So You Want to Start a Private Practice? A Conversation with Private Practice Workshop's John Clarke
45:59

A conversation with John Clarke - LPC and owner of www.privatepracticeworkshop.com - on pearls and perils of starting a private pay practice including general obstacles to making the move, a case for private pay, and how to use the internet well.

John's website: www.privatepracticeworkshop.com/

For the APA citation for this episode please visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

 

Apr 20, 2017
EP32: Bridges to Intimacy through Dance and Movement with Maryasha Katz
01:04:48
In our first episode in the Sex Series, Dr. Megan talks to sex and relationship expert Maryasha Katz, LCSW on how to use dance, movement, and touch in working with clients experiencing intimacy troubles, including low or no sexual desire, sex drive asymmetry, and sex communication woes. Even our 2 left-footed listeners will learn how to incorporate dance into individual and couples sessions, drawing from the concepts of nonverbal communication, active consent, playfulness, and sensuality. After the episode, stick around for a chance to “Ask a Sexpert,” with this week’s question focusing on how to make time for sex with your partner, despite chaotic schedules. Definitely don’t want to miss that.
 
Maryasha Katz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Dancer, and Life Coach. She is a member of the Adjunct Faculty in the Holistic Studies and Psychology Departments at JFK University and Palo Alto University.  She can be reached using the following links:
 
 
 
For the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com
Apr 13, 2017
EP31: Multicultural Orientation - Cultural Humility and Responding to Cultural Opportunities in Counseling with Sidney Shaw
58:16

A conversation with Dr. Sidney Shaw  - Core Faculty in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Walden University and a Certified Trainer for the Center for Clinical Excellence - on addressing multiculturalism in counseling through humility, thoughtful response, and client feedback.

Sidney's Full Bio:

Dr. Sidney Shaw has been a mental health counselor since 2002 and he has worked in a variety of settings. His clinical experience includes working in rural community mental health in Alaska, Adventure Based Counseling in schools, medical clinic settings, Alaska Native villages, and private practice. Dr. Shaw has conducted trainings and presentations at national, regional, state, and local levels and was selected as the keynote speaker for a state counseling association annual conference. He has published in the Journal of Mental Health Counseling, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, The Family Journal, and several articles in Counseling Today.

Originally from Georgia, Dr. Shaw now lives in New Mexico. He earned his Master of Arts Degree in Counseling and Doctorate of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Montana. His research interests are in feedback informed counseling, common factors, multicultural counseling, cultural humility, and counselor self-efficacy and self-assessment. When not teaching or wrestling with statistics he enjoys hiking with his wife and dog, traveling, and trying to make music on stringed instruments.

You can email Sidney at sidneyleeshaw@gmail.com

Sidney's website: https://sidneyleeshaw.wordpress.com/

The Center for Clinical Excellence: www.centerforclinicalexcellence.com/

The CT article this interview is based on: http://ct.counseling.org/2016/12/practicing-cultural-humility/

For the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

Apr 05, 2017
EP30: A Little of That Human Touch - The Healing Language of Appropriate Touch in Counseling with Gregory K. Moffatt
38:42

A conversation with Dr. Gregory K. Moffatt - Licensed Professional Counselor and Professor of Counseling and Human Services at Point University in Georgia - on the importance of touch in human development, the ethics of touch in therapy, and how the therapeutic tool of touch is used well beyond the traditional bounds of counseling.

Gregory's website

Gregory's article in Counseling Today:http://ct.counseling.org/2017/03/healing-language-appropriate-touch/

Mar 30, 2017
EP29: Spirituality and Religion in Counseling - Definitions, Competencies, and Spiritual Bypass with Craig Cashwell
57:40

A conversation with Dr. Craig Cashwell - a professor of Counseling and Human Development at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Fellow of the American Counseling Association - about the importance of integrating spirituality and religion into counseling practice and how to do it competently and ethically.

You can email Craig at cscashwe@uncg.edu

Craig's faculty page at UNCG

Craig's recent book Shadows of the Cross: A Christian Companion to Facing the Shadow

The ASERVIC Spiritual & Religious Competencies

For the APA citation for this episode please visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

 

Mar 22, 2017
EP28: Trauma, Kintsugi, and Inspiration from the Masters - A Conversation with The Trauma Therapist Project’s Guy Macpherson
47:25

A conversation with Dr. Guy Macpherson - Founder of The Trauma Therapist Project - on the personal and professional impact of interviewing some of the giants in the field of trauma, what Guy has learned from his work at The Trauma Therapist Project, and the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold.

Guy's website: http://www.thetraumatherapistproject.com/

Guy's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/guymacphersonphd/

Guy's Twitter handle: @guycmacpherson

A little about ancient art of Kintsugi

For the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

Mar 15, 2017
EP27: Neurobiology of Developmental Trauma - Practical Applications for Counselors with Mary Vicario and Carol Hudgins-Mitchell
01:10:25

A conversation with Mary Vicario & Carol Hudgins-Mitchell of Finding Hope Consulting on how developmental trauma affects the brain, using neurobiology to build resilience, and practical applications for everyday practice.

Mary and Carol's website:  http://www.findinghopeconsulting.com/

 

Mar 08, 2017
EP26: Technology, HIPAA/HITECH, and Tele-mental Health - An Overview of Practical and Ethical Considerations with Tyler Wilkinson
53:44

A conversation with Dr. Tyler Wilkinson - Assistant Professor and Coordinator Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Mercer University - on the influence of technology in counseling, distilling HIPPA/HITECH for practical application, and ethical best practices for the use of technology in your practice.

Email Tyler at wilkinson_rt@mercer.edu

Tyler article in The Professional Counselor: Technology in Counselor Education: HIPAA and HITECH as Best Practice

For the APA citation for this episode please visit: www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

Mar 01, 2017
EP25: The Perfect Storm - Exploring Ethical Adequacy Versus Ethical Excellence with Mitch Handelsman
45:54

A conversation with Dr. Mitch Handelsman - Professor of Psychology at the University of Colorado in Denver - on how harnessing our human thought processes can guide us towards making ethically excellent decisions in psychotherapy.

You an email Mitch at mitchell.handelsman@ucdenver.edu

Mitch's faculty page at UCD - http://clasfaculty.ucdenver.edu/mhandels/

Mitch's blog at Psychology Today - The Ethical Professor

Allison's faculty page at JWU

For the APA citation of this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

Feb 22, 2017
EP24: A License to Fail - How Personal and Professional Failure Make You a Better Counselor with Alyson Carr
54:39

A conversation with Dr. Alyson Carr on how failing the NCMHCE (National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination) provided a catalyst for personal and professional growth as well as how counselors can transform failure into an opportunity to refine and enrich their practice.

Alyson's email: DrAlysonCarr@gmail.com

Alyson's website: http://dralysoncarr.com/

Alyson's article at Counseling Today: Why Failing the NCMHCE Felt So Good

For the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

Feb 15, 2017
EP23: What Makes a Counselor a Counselor? Professional Identity and Other Musings with Carl Sheperis
01:03:11

A conversation with Dr. Carl Sheperis - Program Dean of the College of Social Sciences at University of Phoenix, Vice-Chair of the National Board of Certified Counselors, and past president of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling - on counselor professional identity, why counseling is a profession and not a field, the 20/20 vision for the future of counseling, and counselor professional identity in an international context.

Carl's website: https://sites.google.com/site/carljsheperisphd/

You can email Carl @ csheperis@gmail.com

The American Counselor Association's page for the 20/20 vision: https://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/20-20-a-vision-for-the-future-of-counseling

For the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

Feb 08, 2017
EP22: Microaggression - Types, Dilemmas, and Best Practices for Counselors with Priscilla Wilson
01:05:49

A conversation with Dr. Priscilla G. Wilson - assistant professor in the College of Education and Professional Studies at Jacksonville State University in Alabama - on the different types of microaggressions in and outside of counseling, dilemmas that clients and counselors face, and reflections on the "golden rule" as a way forward.

Priscilla's article at Counseling Today: Raising counselors’ awareness of microaggressions

Email Priscilla at pgwilson@jsu.edu

For the APA citation for the episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

Feb 02, 2017
EP21: Soil of the Soul - Teaching Ethics as the Study of Self with Sharon Anderson
48:05

Allison Kramer talks with Dr. Sharon Anderson, Professor at Colorado State University, on how encouraging counseling students to truly know themselves leads to the development of a positive and professional ethical identity.

Sharon's faculty page at CSU

Sharon's author page @ Amazon.com

Allison's faculty page at JWU

For the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

Jan 26, 2017
EP20: Meeting The Needs of Syrian Refugees in Turkey - An Engaging Conversation with Mehmet A. Karaman
59:23

An engaging conversation with Dr. Mehmet Akif Karaman - assistant professor at University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley - about the history of the war in Syria, the current state of services needed and available to Syrian refugees (particularly in Turkey), and the growing mental health needs of the men, women, and children who are directly affected by the conflict.

Mahmet's Faculty Page @ UTRGV

The Article this interview is based on: http://tpcjournal.nbcc.org/meeting-the-mental-health-needs-of-syrian-refugees-in-turkey/

For the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

 

Jan 18, 2017
EP19: Suicide Prevention, Risk, and Assessment - Part 2: Assessment Tools, Interventions, and Documentation with Julia Whisenhunt
49:34

The second of two conversations with Dr. Julia Whisenhunt - assistant professor of counselor education and college student affairs at West Georgia University - on suicide prevention, risk, and assessment. This episode covers assessment tools for counselors, clinical interventions including safety plans, and documentation. Below are links to the different resources mentioned in the podcast.

You can email Julia at jwhisenh@westga.edu

Julia's faculty page at UWG

http://www.pearsonassessments.com/HAIWEB/Cultures/en-us/Productdetail.htm?Pid=015-8018-443&Mode=summary

www.suicidology.org

Signs of Suicide Training
https://mentalhealthscreening.org/Gatekeeper/

ACA Suicide Assessment Podcast
http://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/podcasts/docs/aca-podcasts/ht008-suicide-assessment-sharpen-your-clinical-skills

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) online training
http://training.sprc.org/

Addressing Suicidal Clients podcast (Counselor Audio Source)
http://www.counseloraudiosource.net/feeds/CAS032.mp3

SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Webinars
http://www.sprc.org/training-institute/samhsa-webinars

ICRC-S Suicide Prevention Webinars
http://suicideprevention-icrc-s.org/webinars

 

Jan 10, 2017
EP18: Suicide Prevention, Risk, and Assessment - Part 1: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, and Protective Factors with Julia Whisenhunt
54:31

The first of two conversations with Dr. Julia Whisenhunt - assistant professor of counselor education and college student affairs at West Georgia University - on suicide prevention, risk, and assessment. This episode covers statistics about suicide, risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors. Below are links to the different resources mentioned in the podcast.

You can email Julia at jwhisenh@westga.edu

Julia's faculty page at UWG

Suicide Warning Signs
http://www.suicidology.org/stats-and-tools/suicide-warning-signs

Youth Warning Signs
www.youthsuicidewarningsigns.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
http://www.sprc.org/

American Association of Suicidology
http://www.suicidology.org/home

International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)
https://www.iasp.info/wspd

Suicide Is Preventable: CA website
http://www.suicideispreventable.org

Jed Foundation
http://www.jedfoundation.org/

Half of Us
http://www.halfofus.com/

You Matter (for young adults)
www.youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

For the APA citation for this episode go to www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

Jan 04, 2017
EP17: Counseling Transracial Adoptees: Intersections of race, adoption, and identity with Susan Branco and Kelsi Macklin
50:38

A conversation with Dr. Susan Branco, a licensed professional counselor and researcher, about counseling transracial adoptees, race in adoption, and biculturation.

Check our Susan's website: http://adoptiontherapist.org/

Here are a few articles of Susan's in Counseling Today:

http://ct.counseling.org/2014/07/counseling-transracial-adult-adopted-persons/

http://ct.counseling.org/2016/12/adopting-across-racial-lines/

In this episode I am joined by Kelsi Macklin, a good friend and transracial adoptee. You can hear more about her story here: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/life/better-way-talk-about-adoption

Or email her at macklin.kelsi@gmail.com

For the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

Dec 28, 2016
EP16: "The Fragrance that the Violet Sheds on the Heel that has Crushed It:" Forgiveness as a Means to Transformation with Everett Worthington
58:39

A conversation with Dr. Everett Worthington – Commonwealth Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, in the Department of Psychology – on the jump from physicist to psychologist, the striking effectiveness of forgiveness in the emotional healing of our clients, and the REACH model of forgiveness.

Ev’s Website

* The title for this episode is taken from a quote attributed to Mark Twain: “Forgiveness Is the Fragrance the Violet Sheds on the Heel That Has Crushed It”

For the APA citation for this episode please visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

 

 

Dec 21, 2016
EP15: Neuroeducation: Using "Brain Talk" to Normalize Client Distress and Enhance Your Work with Raissa Miller
01:11:26

A conversation with Dr. Raissa Miller - assistant professor of counseling at Boise State University - on the flexible brain, how your client's (and your!) limbic system goes into overdrive, the complexity of implicit and explicit memory, and why all of this in integral to your work as a counselor.

Raissa's Faculty Page at BSU

The Healthy Brain Platter

Dan Siegel's Hand Model of the Brain

For the APA citation for this episode go to www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

 

Dec 10, 2016
EP14: ACT, Psychological Flexibility, and Intellectual Obscurity: A Conversation with Steven C. Hayes
01:00:18

A conversation with Dr. Steven C. Hayes - Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno - on his own struggle with panic and anxiety, the history and development of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and how psychological flexibility can enhance your practice and just maybe change the world.

Steve's Website

Steve's Blog at Psychology Today

Steve's Faculty Page at University of Nevada, Reno

The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

Dec 07, 2016
EP13: More Than Just Playin' Around: The Ins and Outs (and Amazing Effectiveness!) of Play Therapy with Dee Ray
56:32

A conversation with Dr. Dee Ray - professor of counseling and higher education at the University of North Texas and Director of the Child and Family Resource Clinic - on what play therapy is (and what it's not), the functions and messages of play, and the long history of history and effectiveness of play therapy.

Dee's Faculty Page at University of North Texas

A Therapist's Guide to Child Development: The Extraordinarily Normal Years

Center for Play Therapy @ UNT

The Association for Play Therapy

For the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

 

 

Nov 30, 2016
EP12: Poetry, Dance, and Art, Oh My! The Power of Creativity in Counseling with Samuel Gladding
51:03

A conversation Dr. Samuel Gladding - professor and chair of the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and former president of the American Counseling Association - on defining creativity, creative mediums counselors can employ in their work, and the SCAMPER model of becoming more creative. Oh, and a poetry reading.

Sam's website at Wake Forest University

Sam's book: The Creative Arts in Counseling (5th edition) at Amazon

Rainer Maria Rilke's I Love the Dark Hours of My Beijing...

Maya Angelou's Human Family

Nov 23, 2016
EP11: Counseling in the Wake of a Turbulent Election: Post-Election Stress, Values Conflicts, and Advocacy with Donna Sheperis
40:00

A conversation with Dr. Donna Sheperis - remote core faculty at Palo Alto University, former co-chair of the ACA Ethics Committee, and author of numerous articles and a textbook on counseling ethics - on how counselors can navigate counseling after a turbulent and divisive election. We talk about post-election stress, managing values conflicts with our clients, helping clients prepare for the holidays, and the counseling profession's role as advocates for minorities and the marginalized.

Email Donna at: dsheperis@paloaltou.edu

Donna's faculty page at PAU

Donna's Book: Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor

Nov 17, 2016
EP10: African American Mental Health, Spirituality, and the Black Church: A Conversation with Janeé R. Avent
51:48

A conversation with Dr. Janeé R. Avent - assistant professor in the counselor education program at East Carolina University - on African American mental health, the need for counselors to understand African American spirituality and the influence of the Black church, and general best practices for counseling and advocacy with our African American clients.

An article in The Professional Counselor by Janeé called The Black Church: Theology and Implications for Counseling African Americans

Janeé's staff page at ECU

Email Janeé at

Nov 09, 2016
EP9: Let's Talk About Sex: Sexual Health, Wellness, and Cultural Humility with Megan Speciale
54:42

A conversation with Dr. Megan Speciale - assistant professor in the counseling program at Palo Alto University - on defining sexuality, how to bring talk about sex into the counseling room, understanding sexual wellness, and being culturally sensitive with clients from diverse backgrounds.

Megan's email is mspeciale@paloaltou.edu

Megan's profile at PAU

Visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com for the APA citation for this episode.

Oct 28, 2016
EP8: A Volcano in My Tummy: Working with Anger in Children and Adolescents with Warwick Pudney
41:42

A conversation with Warwick Pudney - professor of counseling and psychotherapy at Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand with a specialization in violence and trauma - about systemic influences on how we experience and express anger, working with anger in children, adolescents, as well as men, and our expression of anger as an indicator of helplessness.

Warwick is the co-author (with Elaine Whitehouse) of A Volcano in My Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger

Warwick's profile at AUT

 

 

 

Oct 21, 2016
EP7: Let's Hang Out! Or Maybe Not: Multiple Relationships Before and After Therapy with Allison Kramer
35:06

A conversation with Dr. Allison Kramer - assistant professor at Johnson & Wales University - on navigating multiple/dual relationships, attending your client's wedding (among other things), and the risks of post-therapy friendships with your clients. 

Allison's bio at Johnson & Wales University

Allison's article in CT Today - "Why Can't We Be Friends?"

Oct 19, 2016
EP6: Common Factors, Feedback, and How to Become a Better Therapist: A Conversation with Barry Duncan
47:34

A conversation with Dr. Barry Duncan - co-editor of The Heart and Soul of Change: Delivering What Works in Therapy and On Becoming a Better Therapist: Evidence-Based Practice One Client at a Time - about the good, the bad, and the ugly in counseling and psychotherapy, the origin of the common factors, and how to become a more effective therapist through client feedback.

The "Three Sisters" Barry mentioned can be found at:

The Heart and Soul of Change Project

PCOMS.com

BetterOutcomesNow.com

Additional Resources

Barry's Amazon Author Page

Sep 30, 2016
EP5: Swimming Upstream in a Toxic Culture: Building Resilience in Girls with Laura Hensley Choate
34:51

A conversation with Dr. Laura Hensley Choate - professor counselor education at Louisiana State University and author of several books including Girls and Women’s Wellness: Contemporary Counseling Issues and Interventions and Swimming Upstream: Parenting Girls for Resilience in a Toxic Culture - on the toxic culture that encapsulates girls and young women and how counselors can help them build resilience.


You can connect with Laura via:

Facebook

Twitter @drlaurachoate

Girls, Women, and Wellness (Laura's blog @ Psychology Today)

Laura Profile at LSU

Laura’s Amazon Author Page

Sep 30, 2016
EP4: Stigma, Strengths, and Walking It Off: A Conversation on Counseling and Men with George Hu
38:40

A conversation with Dr. George Hu - a clinical psychologist and Director of Psychology and Mental Health at Jiahui International Clinic in Shanghai - about the stigmas around counseling for men, common presenting concerns, and strategies to build a strong alliance with your male clients.

You can email George at george.hu@jiahui.com or view his profile at http://www.jiahui.com/en/ourteam/doctors/george-hu/

Sep 28, 2016
EP3: Strength-Based Counseling in a Symptom-Based World: A Conversation with Thomas Hofmann
35:58

A conversation with Dr. Thomas Hofmann - professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Hodges University in Fort Myers and Naples, Florida - about navigating strength-based approaches to counseling in an environment dominated by symptoms and diagnosis.

You can email Tom at thofmann@hodges.edu or call his office at (239) 938-7798

Tom's faculty page at Hodges:

https://www.hodges.edu/Faculty-Profile/Thomas-Hofmann/

For information about Hodges University's online program launching in Winter 2017, follow the link below:

http://www.hodges.edu/academics/academicprograms/masters-clinical-mental-health-counseling.aspx

An except from the article I mention by Courtney Armstrong in Psychotherapy Networker can be found here (you need to subscribe to get the full article):

https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/magazine/article/1041/hiding-in-plain-sight

APA Citation for this episode:

Shook, M. (Producer). (2016, September). Strength-Based Counseling in a Symptom-Based World: A Conversation with Thomas Hofmann [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from http://thethoughtfulcounselor.com/2016/09/strength-based-counseling-in-a-symptom-based-world-a-conversation-with-thomas-hofmann/

 

 

Sep 23, 2016
EP2: The Quarter-Life Crisis - Taking Seriously the Needs of Millennials with Cyrus Williams
43:08

A Conversation with Dr. Cyrus Williams, associate professor at Regent University, on how the “Quarter-Life Crisis” affects millennials and how counselors can best understand and address their needs. Dr. William's refers to the following resources in the conversation:

The Quarter-Life Crisis

Counseling Today Article


You Can contact Dr. Williams at cwilliams2@regent.edu


If you like this episode of The Thoughtful Counselor, please consider giving it a rating on iTunes, or sharing it on Facebook or Twitter. If you have ideas for future episodes, shoot me an email at thethoughtfulcounselor@gmail.com.

Sep 15, 2016
EP1: Pump Up the Jams: The Power of Music in Counseling with Courtney Armstrong
42:08

 

A conversation with Courtney Armstrong – author of Transforming Trauma Grief and The Therapeutic “Aha:” 10 Strategies to Help Your Client Get Unstuck – on the art and science of using music in counseling.

Visit Courtney’s website at www.courtneyarmstrong.net

For the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-14

 

Sep 09, 2016