Thoughtful Counselor

Sep
01

Questioning the Scientific Methods and Clinical Utility of Biological Explanations for Mental Distress with Peter Simons

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: A conversation with Peter Simons about the philosophy of science, the largely unsubstantiated nature of many contemporary assumptions about psychiatric diagnoses and medication-based treatments, and suggestions for being an informed consumer of mental health related research. Peter critically analyzes pharmaceutical research, genetic prediction models, and fMRI studies and discusses [...]
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Aug
25

Wilderness Family Therapy – Embracing Nature as Co-Therapist with Scott Bandoroff

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Scott Bandoroff about his work in wilderness family therapy, how nature acts like a co-therapist as families integrate new ways of being together, and how we can bridge the gap between the traditional counseling room and the great outdoors. PresenterAbout Scott: Dr. Scott Bandoroff is a [...]
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Aug
04

Youth, Trauma, & Sexual Violence – Working with Youth Survivors and Perpetrators of Sexual Violence with Rachael Estes

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Jessica Tyler speaks with Rachael Estes on working with adjudicated youth who have been convicted of sexual crimes and violence using a trauma-focused, holistic, and psycho-educational lens. PresenterAbout Rachel: Rachael Estes, MEd, MS, ALC is a therapist working with adjudicated youth with the Alabama Department of Youth Services at [...]
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Jul
27

Practice Beyond the Room – Creating Services That Expand Our Influence with Annie Schuessler

Listen HereEpisodePresenterCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks to Annie about creative ways to take our work as counselors outside of the traditional counseling room. They discuss Annie’s move from practice to coaching, the process of creating services that provide more than traditional therapy can accomplish, and the interplay between making money and making a difference. PresenterAbout [...]
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Jul
14

Neuroeducation 2.0 – The Creative Process of Exploring Neuroscience Concepts in Counseling

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Raissa Miller and Eric Beeson have a conversation about their upcoming book, The Neuroeducation Toolbox: Practical Translations of Neuroscience in Counseling and Psychotherapy. They discuss the evolution of neuroeducation as a counseling intervention, address key components to ethical and effective implementation of neuroeducation, and highlight neuroeducation uses and specific [...]
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Jul
07

Broaching Conversations – Addressing Race, Ethnicity, and Culture with Dominique S. Hammonds

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Dominique Hammonds on the need for broaching conversations in our work as counselors and educators, barriers to and reasons why we avoid these conversations, and how we can grow as culturally competent counselors. PresenterAbout Dr. Dominique S. Hammonds: Dr. Dominique S. Hammonds is an educator, scholar, [...]
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Jul
02

Introducing PsychoHairapy – Bringing Counseling Into the Salon with Ayanna Moss

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Priscilla Wilson speaks to Ayanna Moss about PsychoHairapy, a community health model created to secure a space for African Americans to address mental health and well-being through hair care. Ms. Moss details the PsychoHairapy concept, how services are provided, and beneficial outcomes. PresenterAbout Ayanna: Ayanna Moss is from Pine [...]
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Jun
16

Family Violence and Safety Planning – Victoria Kress speaks with Matthew Paylo, Nicole Stargell, and Marissa Grey

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Victoria Kress, Matthew Paylo, Nicole Stargell, and Marissa Grey discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic has influenced family violence, what counselors need to be aware of, ethical considerations when safety planning, and how to use technology when developing a safety plan with clients of all ages. PresenterAbout the Guests: Victoria [...]
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Jun
09

Honest Talk About Racial Injustice: Amanda Giordano speaks with Markus Lloyd and Antwuan Malone

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Guest Host Amanda Giordano speaks with Markus Lloyd and Antwuan Malone on their personal experience of racism as black men, how systemic racism shapes the way black children think about themselves, and how many white Americans manipulate history to avoid the reality of systemic racism in our past and [...]
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Jun
01

Spirit in Session – Working with Your Client’s Spirituality (and Your Own) with Russell Siler Jones

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Russell Siler Jones on the practical nuts and bolts of bringing spirituality into our work as counselors and mental health workers. They discuss attending to our clients spirituality (in whatever form that comes, attending to our own spirituality, and the intersection of psychotherapy and spiritual direction. [...]
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May
26

Community Stress and Black America – An Urgent Matter with The Four Doctors

Listen HereEpisodePresenterCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: The Four Doctors – Janeé Avent Harris, Angie D. Cartwright, Loni Crumb, and Dominique S. Hammonds – discuss Mental Health Awareness Month, the unique mental health concerns of Black communities, and how the senseless murders of Black individuals and most recently the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, result in community stress, fear, [...]
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May
21

Surrounded Yet So Alone – Addressing Loneliness through a Relational-Cultural Lens with J.W. Freiberg

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Terry Freiberg on the growth of chronic loneliness in the United States, the use of relational cultural theory in response to loneliness, and the unique features of loneliness during Covid-19. PresenterAbout Terry: J. W. Freiberg holds a PhD from the University of California and a JD [...]
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