Thoughtful Counselor

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 [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Oct
30

Community-Based Participatory Research – Research By the People For the People with Tahani Dari

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Dr. Tahani Dari on what community-based participatory research is, embodying humility in the research process, and how CBPR helps bridge the researcher-to-practicioner gap. PresenterAbout Tahani: Tahani Dari, Ph.D., LPC, LSC, NCC joined the UT faculty in August of 2019. Her first faculty appointment was at John Carroll University from 2017-2019. [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Oct
23

The Life and Work of Carl Rogers – We Are All Rogerian Now with Howard Kirschenbaum

Listen HereEpisodePresenterCitationEpisodeAbout this Episode: 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. PresenterAbout Howard: Dr. Howard Kirschenbaum is Professor Emeritus and former chair of Counseling and Human Development at the Warner Graduate [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Oct
16

Affective Neuroscience and Learning – Implications from Affective Neuroscience for Learning and Mental Health with Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: A conversation with Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang about the practical applications of affective neuroscience research related to learning and healthy functioning. PresenterAbout: Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD, studies the psychological and neurobiological bases of social emotion, self-awareness and culture and their implications for learning, development and schools. She is a [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Oct
09

Developing a Professional Identity – A Reflection with Robyn Trippany Simmons, Meagan Thompson, and Hayley Rose

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike reflects with Robyn Trippany Simmons, Meagan Thompson, and Hayley Rose on how their professional identities have evolved during the course of their studies and career. They discuss why professional identity is important, how it can be difficult to tease out how counseling is different from other helping professions, [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Oct
04

The Intersectionality of Ageism and Sexism – Addressing Biases and Best Practices with Gary Kennedy

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Priscilla speaks with Gary Kennedy on the subtly of ageism, gender bias and the accessibility of services, and addressing barriers to adequate care  for an aging population. PresenterAbout Gary: Dr. Gary Kennedy is the Vice Chair for Education and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Division [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Sep
27

Deconstructing Psychological Language – Charting the Origin and Impact of Our Words with Mark Hayward

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Mark Hayward about how the language we use in counseling and psychology is created and offers ideas to critically engage the terminology embedded in our theories and work. PresenterAbout Mark: Mark Hayward works as a Family Therapist for Family Matters in Plymouth and has worked within [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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