Thoughtful Counselor

Apr
07

Sex, Love, and Intimacy in the Time of COVID-19 – A Conversation with Stacey Diane A. Litam

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Dr. Megan Speciale and Dr. Stacey Litam engage in a frank and honest discussion about how the coronavirus pandemic, social distancing, and shelter-in-place policies are impacting a less-talked about part of our lives: love, sex, and intimacy. The conversation explores some of the growing intimacy challenges people are facing [...]
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Mar
31

Ethical Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Limitations and Adaptations to Telehealth with Dee Ray and Lee Kinsey

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Raissa speaks with Dr. Lee Kinsey and Dr. Dee Ray about the many ethical and practical challenges facing counselors responding to COVID-19.  The conversation also includes a discussion on the need for individualized risk assessment and decision-making, approaches to adapting practice to align with the realities and limitations of [...]
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Mar
24

Online Pedagogy – Moving Counselor Education Online During the Covid-19 Pandemic with William Snow

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Dr. William Snow on the nuts and bolts of moving counselor education online, the benefits and downsides of teaching online, and best-practices for educators and students. PresenterAbout Will: Dr. William Snow received his B.A and M.A. from Pacific Lutheran University and Ph.D. from the University of [...]
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Mar
17

Interpersonal Neurobiology – Integrating the Brain and Relational Self with Lynn Redenbach and Greg Czyszczon

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Raissa talks with Lynn Redenbach and Creg Czyszczon about the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) and the professional organization promoting IPNB practice and research, the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS).  They discuss the definition of IPNB, the nine domains of integration, and principles inherent in IPNB approaches [...]
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Mar
11

Imposter Syndrome – Wrestling with Professional Self-Doubt with Jessica Tyler and Alfredo Palacios

Listen HereEpisodePresenterCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Jessica Tyler and Alfredo Palacios on the experience of the imposter syndrome in counseling practice and education. They discuss the performance of counseling theory, presenting at academic conferences, and balancing expert knowledge with humility. PresenterAbout Jessica and Alfredo: Dr. Jessica Tyler is an assistant professor in the department [...]
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Mar
11

The Philosophy of Humor – Theories of Comedy and Ridiculousness with Steven Gimbel and Alfredo Palacios

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: In this collaboration with the Theory of Change Podcast, Dr. Alfredo Palacios and Dr. Steven Gimbel discuss theories of humor, comedic moralism and ethics. Find more from Theory of Change on Apple, Google Podcasts, Spodify, or Stitcher. PresenterAbout Steven and Alfredo: Dr. Steven Gimbel is Chair of the Philosophy Department at Gettysburg College in [...]
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Mar
04

Deliberate Practice – Cultivating Clinical Excellence with Tony Rousmaniere

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Tony Rousmaniere on the origins of deliberate practice, the difference between knowledge acquisition and skills acquisition, and exercises for developing inner skills for clinical excellence. PresenterAbout Tony: Dr. Rousmaniere is a licensed psychologist on the Clinical Faculty at the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and [...]
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Mar
02

Counseling and Religious Coping – The Role of the Church in African American Communities with Janeé Avent Harris

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Dr. Janeé Avent Harris about her recent work on religious coping in African American churches. They reflect on the nuances of “positive” and “negative” religious coping, navigating theological questions in the counseling context, and collaborating with churches. PresenterAbout Janeé: Dr. Janeé Avent Harris received her Master [...]
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Feb
26

Getting Involved in Sexual Health Advocacy – A Conversation with Dr. Robert Zeglin

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Dr. Megan Speciale talks to Dr. Robert Zeglin about how students, practitioners, and educators can participate in sexual health advocacy. Dr. Zeglin describes why sexual health and education advocacy is important for mental health professionals and provides practical strategies for getting involved locally and nationally. PresenterAbout Robert: Robert Zeglin, [...]
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Feb
19

Theory, Practice, and In-Between – Musings on the Strengths and Shortcomings of Theory with Matthew Lemberger-Truelove

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Dr. Matthew Lemberger-Truelove on the complex interplay between theory and practice, the benefits and downsides of grabbing on to what is new and shiny in mental health culture, and the importance of context when developing and applying theory in practice. PresenterAbout Matthew: Matthew Lemberger-Truelove is a [...]
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Feb
12

The Quest for Wellness – A Conversation with Dr. Gerard Lawson

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Self-care is a journey. Dr. Gerard Lawson shares personal wisdom, guidance, and self-care strategies from his 30-year professional journey that counselors can call upon throughout their careers to move from merely surviving to truly thriving in their work. PresenterAbout Gerard: Dr. Gerard Lawson is a professor in the Counselor [...]
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Feb
05

Treating Individuals with Autism – Carlos Castañeda and Amanda Pena on Psychoeducating the Mental Health Community

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Carlos Castañeda and Amanda Pena share insight on Autism and guidance on how current and future mental health practitioners can feel confident, competent, and empathic to their clients who are on the spectrum. They also discuss comorbid symptoms people may experience such as anxiety, depression and trauma along with [...]
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