The Thoughtful Counselor

About The Thoughtful Counselor is a podcast that is dedicated to producing great conversations around current topics in counseling and psychothera...
A conversation with Jesse Fox and Paul Deal on the history of religion and spirituality in the US, using thick approaches to engage our clients religious and/or spiritual lives, and the possibility of true pluralism and hospitality in counseling relationships and the helping professions. For mor...
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Support our work at www.patreon.com/thethoughtfulcounselor   Dr. Aaron Smith interviews the prolific researcher, professor, and Army Ranger, best-selling author Colonel Dave Grossman on the psychological effects of combat and lawful-killing. Col. Grossman explicates his model of the Bulletproof...
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Support us at www.patreon.com/thethoughtfulcounselor A conversation with Victoria Kress on defining non-suicidal self-injury, meaning making, the ethics of autonomy, and creative interventions for practice. TO learn more about Victoria, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for the e...
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The Thoughtful Counselor team reflects on the challenges of keeping a podcast going, ways our interviews have changed us, and what we are looking forward to in 2019.  
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A conversation with Dr. Susan Branco on counselors’ experience of client-initiated microaggressions, ways to respond, and the need for greater ethical discernment and reflection in complex situations.   For more about Susan, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode vis...
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A conversation with Dr. James Coan about the research that led to the development of social baseline theory and about potential implications of the theory for clinical work. For more on Jim, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-ts.
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Listener and self-proclaimed Thoughtful Counselor “groupie” Martin Timoney interviews Everett Worthington on defining humility, the relational nature of humility, and interventions to boost humility. For more on Everett and Martin, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episo...
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This week, Dr. Allison Kramer speaks with Professor David L. Prucha on the challenges parents and children face in the wake of divorce. Going beyond platitudes, Prucha offers concrete clinical suggestions on how counselors can help both parents and children to avoid the pitfalls of poor parentin...
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A conversation with Madeline Clark on the intersections of poverty, social class, and mental health, poverty beliefs among counselors, and how the counseling profession can chart a path forward. For more on Madeline, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https:...
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A conversation with Samara Stone on challenges to practice building in diverse communities, demystifying mental health services, and making a difference while trying to make a living. For more on Samara, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6f...
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A conversation with Dr. Kevin Doyle on the origins of the current opioid crisis in the United States, our collective struggle with pain, and what counselors can do at the systemic, community, and individual levels.  For more on Kevin, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this ep...
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A conversation with Guy MacPherson, founder of The Trauma Therapy Project, on owning our own stories and histories, cultivating presence in our work, and is new cause in inner work for practitioners interested in trauma work. For more on Guy, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for...
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A conversation with Dr. Jori Berger-Greenstein on what behavioral medicine is, the role of counselors in assessing medical symptoms, and navigating interdisciplinary collaboration (even when it’s frustrating). For more on Jori, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode v...
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A conversation with Dr. Alfredo Palacios on defining existentialism, some of the pillars of existential theory that are most helpful, and how we can incorporate existential ideas into counseling. For more on Alfredo, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https:...
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Over the past decade, the #MeToo movement has ushered mainstream awareness of the overwhelming occurrence of sexual abuse across all demographics of our society. In this episode, Dr. Megan Speciale will interview sexual trauma experts Wendy Maltz and Jimanekia Eborn on how to support survivors’ ...
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A conversation with Dr. Barbara Herlihy on the the counseling profession going international, how this changes the way we see boundaries, and safeguarding against the exportation of Eurocentric ideas. For more on Barbara, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit h...
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A conversation with Alexandra Katehakis, Ph.D. about the psychobiological factors that contribute to and reinforce a compulsive drive toward sex for affective regulation, as well as relational approaches to assessment and treatment. For more on Alexandra, links from the conversation, and the APA...
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A conversation with Dr. Jane Joyce on navigating the ethics of incorporating spirituality and religion in a church-based counseling center. For more on Jane, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-r2.
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A conversation with Aaron Smith on veteran mental health and wellness, making meaning of difficult and traumatic experiences, and the possibilities of post-traumatic growth. For more on Aaron, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-qH.
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This week, Dr. Allison Kramer talks with Professor Mari Dias about her lifetime of experience working with end-of-life patients and bereaved clients in her family's mortuary, hospice settings, her private practice, and on the radio. For more on Mari, links from the conversation, and the APA cita...
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