Thoughtful Counselor

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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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 [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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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 [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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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 [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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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 [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Aug
23

From Negotiating to Counseling – Walking the line with Reggie Parker

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Priscilla speaks with Reggie Parker on his journey from a career in law enforcement and negotiation to becoming a counselor. They discuss the relationship between law enforcement and mental health, active listening on the streets, decelerating through empathy. PresenterAbout Reggie Parker: Mr. Reggie Parker is a native of Birmingham, [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Aug
14

Self-Care, Burnout, and the Way Forward – One Counselor’s Inspiring Story with Jessica Smith

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: A conversation With Jessica Smith on counselor self-care, preventing and recovering from burnout, and how to thrive personally and professionally in your practice. PresenterAbout Jessica Smith: Jessica Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor in private practice in Denver. She is a trauma-informed therapist trained in [...]
By Amber Watkins | Thoughtful Counselor
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Aug
06

From Combat Vet to Counselor – A Conversation with Duane France: EP136

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: In this episode, Dr. Aaron Smith interviews Duane France – a combat veteran, award winning counselor, author, and advocate for Veterans. Duane is the host of one of the most prolific Veterans mental health podcasts – the Headspace and Timing Podcast – and has published numerous books, including Combat [...]
By Amber Watkins | PTSD . Thoughtful Counselor
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