Thoughtful Counselor

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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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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Sep
20

Theoretical and Ethical Implications of Neuroscience and Counseling Integration with Chad Luke

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Dr. Chad Luke discusses recent advances in neuroscience that are relevant to counseling practice.  He highlights implications for counseling theory, ethics, and general clinical work. PresenterAbout Chad: Chad Luke, PhD, LPC-MHSP, NCC, ACS, holds a Ph.D. in counselor education from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Luke is an associate [...]
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Sep
13

Technological Play in Counseling: Using Mario Brothers, Minecraft, and Zelda for Therapeutic Ends with Kevin Hull

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Kevin Hull on the use of games in counseling. They discuss the origin of Kevin’s interesting games and play, common objections and concerns about the use of technology in counseling from parents and counselors, and specific examples of integrating games and play in counseling from Kevin’s [...]
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Sep
06

What On Earth Shall We Call Ourselves? Challenging the NCC/LPC/LMHC Acronym Soup with Donna Sheperis

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Donna Sheperis on the complications of using multiple acronyms to to describe our credentialing, honoring our professional developmental processes while not getting wrapped up in the titles, and letting those we work with guide how we speak about who we are and what we do as [...]
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Aug
30

Counseling and Rural Poverty: Honoring Experiences and Advocating for Change with Loni Crumb and Shanita Brown

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Mike speaks with Drs. Loni Crumb and Shanita Brown about their recent article on mental health and counseling in rural, impoverished communities. PresenterAbout Loni and Shanita: Dr. Loni Crumb is an Assistant Professor in the Counselor Education Program in the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions at East Carolina University and [...]
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