Thoughtful Counselor

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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May
13

The Heart of Trauma Work – Bringing Our Full Selves Into Therapy with Guy MacPherson

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Guy MacPherson on bringing our full selves into our work with clients who have experienced trauma. They discuss putting aside our tendency to want to feel like experts, confronting our fears and insecurities, and the importance of finding a community of like-minded clinicians. PresenterAbout Guy: Guy [...]
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May
04

The Courage to Suffer – Toward an Existential Positive Psychology Framework with Daryl & Sara Van Tongeren

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Daryl and Sara Van Tongeren on their recent book The Courage to Suffer. They discuss the origins of the book in Daryl and Sara’s personal loss, what an existential positive psychology framework is and why it’s particularly helpful in our current times, and implications for counseling [...]
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Apr
28

A Covenant of Counselors – Community Leaders Reflect on Navigating Counseling Practice during Covid-19

Listen HereEpisodePresenterCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Priscilla speaks with Anna Shinn, Cotina Houston- Stroud, Anjuli Thompson and Mindi Wilkins- Amberson on their unique roles as mental health professionals and administrators within their community during the uncertain times of Covid-19. PresenterAbout the Guests: Cotina Stroud is a Licensed Therapist and owner of a private practice, Serenity Counseling Services [...]
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Apr
21

Trusting the Natural World – During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond with Katie Asmus

Listen HereEpisodePresenterCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: We are the natural world. Drawing from over 30 years of experience, Katie discusses practical strategies that counselors and their clients can use to connect to the natural world for self-care, guidance, and support during this challenging time. Katie shares experiential and trauma-informed exercises that therapists can utilize during in-person and [...]
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Apr
14

Telehealth Best Practices – Moving Your Practice Online with Ray Barrett

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Ray Barrett on the practical hurtles of moving your counseling practice online during the Covid-19 pandemic. They cover choosing an EHR system, emergency planning, insurance billing, and much more. PresenterAbout Ray: Raymond Barrett created Telehealth Certification Institute LLC in May of 2014 with the goals of [...]
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