Thoughtful Counselor

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
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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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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. [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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, [...]
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