Thoughtful Counselor

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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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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