Thoughtful Counselor

Jan
15

Counseling as Hospitality – Trinitarian Reflections for Practice and Education with Watiri Maina

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Watiri Maina about the practice of hospitality in the counseling process, counselor education, and professional ethics. PresenterAbout Watiri: Watiri is a counsellor and spiritual director, originally from Kenya. She is married to Steve Maina and they have two daughters. She is interested in people and connecting [...]
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Jan
08

The Nature of Evidence (Part 2) – A Brief History of Research in the Social Sciences with Thom Field

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: 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”. PresenterAbout Thom: Thom Field, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. Previously, he worked [...]
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Jan
01

The Nature of Evidence (Part 1) – A Brief History of Research in the Social Sciences with Thom Field

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this 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.” PresenterAbout Thom: Thom Field, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. Previously, he worked as an [...]
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Dec
25

Moving Through Trauma with Jess Smith

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: 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. PresenterAbout Jess: Jessica Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor in private practice in Denver. She is a trauma-informed therapist [...]
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Dec
18

Otherness in Relation – Mikhail Bakhtin, Hospitality, and Love with David Crawley

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: 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. PresenterAbout Dave: Dr.David Crawley is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Theology at Laidlaw College. He specialises in the areas of Christian Spirituality and Pastoral [...]
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Dec
11

Work/Life Balance: Reflections from New Parents with Raissa Miller & Alfredo Palacios

Listen HereEpisodePresenterCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike, Raissa, and Alfredo reflect on balancing the demands of careers in counseling and counselor education with family life and keeping their sanity. PresenterAbout Raissa and Alfredo: Dr. Raissa Miller is an Assistant Professor and Addiction Program Coordinator at Boise State University. Dr. Miller’s clinical experience has been working with individuals [...]
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Dec
04

Relational Engagement with Suicidal Clients – From Checking Boxes to Hearing Stories of Pain with Stacey Freedenthal

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Stacey Freedenthal about how culture informs the way we as professionals approach suicidal risk assessment, how we have been trained to be “suicide police,” and how we might learn to sit with pain before checking boxes on our assessments. PresenterAbout Stacey: Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW, writes [...]
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Nov
27

Beyond ‘Its Good For You’ – How Exercise Impacts the Brain and Body with Julia Basso

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Raissa speaks with Julia Basso on the many ways exercise supports physiological changes underlying well-being.  They also address ways to help support individuals’ motivation to engage in more physical activity. PresenterAbout Julia: Julia is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at the Center [...]
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Nov
25

Reasons to Practice Self-Care as a Mental Health Professional

Helping your patients work through trauma and other issues every day can be emotionally and physically draining. As a mental health professional, taking care of yourself should be a priority. Whether you prefer meditating, going for a run, or participating in a hobby, exercising regular self-care is a practical way to reduce stress. Here are […]

By Katie Whittington (Search Influence) | Thoughtful Counselor
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Nov
20

Exploring Historical Trauma Response – A Conversation with Dr. Chaya Abrams

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Allison speaks with Dr. Chaya Abrams, LPC, LAC, on Historical Trauma—trauma suffered by groups of people, often at the hands of other groups of people—and “companioning” as a counseling intervention for Historical Trauma Response. PresenterAbout Dr. Chaya Abrams: Dr. Chaya Abrams is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor in private practice [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Nov
13

Working with Clients who Practice Kink & BDSM – An Interview with Margie Nichols

Listen HereEpisodePresenterCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Dr. Megan Speciale interviews Dr. Margaret Nichols about her clinical experiences working with the kink/BDSM (bondage/discipline, Dominance/submission, and sadomasochism) community. PresenterAbout Dr. Nichols: Dr. Nichols is a psychologist, AASECT certified sex therapy supervisor,  WPATH certified GEI provider,  and founder and first Executive Director of the Institute for Personal Growth, a psychotherapy organization in [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Nov
06

Combat, Connection, and Counseling with Veterans – A Conversation with Sebastian Junger

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: In this episode, Dr. Aaron J. Smith interviews New York Times Best Selling Author and award winning journalist Sebastian Junger on his time embedded with US troops in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan, coping with posttraumatic and transitional stress upon returning home, and how clinicians and researchers can support [...]
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