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The Thoughtful Counselor is a podcast that is dedicated to producing great conversations around current topics in counseling and psychotherapy. We view counseling and psychotherapy as a deeply beautiful and complex process, and strive to incorporate both the art and science of the field in each episode.

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About
The Thoughtful Counselor is a podcast that is dedicated to producing great conversations around current topics in counseling and psychotherapy. We view counseling and psychotherapy as a deeply beautiful and complex process, and strive to incorporate both the art and science of the field in each episode.

    EP212: Counseling Interabled Partners

    EP212: Counseling Interabled Partners

    Join Dr. Stacey Litam and Dr. Jose Luis Tapia-Fuselier Jr. as they discuss the importance of providing disability responsive care. In this episode, Dr. Litam and Dr. Tapia-Fuselier outline the challenges faced by interabled partners, identify strategies to support disabled clients, and challenge professional counselors and counselor educators to relearn what they think they know about sex therapy and disability. 
    For more on Jose, links from the conversation, and APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com
     
    The Thoughtful Counselor is created in partnership with Palo Alto University’s Division of Continuing
    & Professional Studies. Learn more at concept.paloaltou.edu

    • 1 hr 2 min
    EP211: Sex Worker-Affirming Mental Healthcare: What Counselors Need to Know

    EP211: Sex Worker-Affirming Mental Healthcare: What Counselors Need to Know

    In this episode, Megan Speciale talks with Dr. Theodore Burnes about supporting the mental and emotional health needs of clients who are involved in the sex work industry. The conversation explores Dr. Burnes's experience as a therapist and advocate with the sex worker population and also provides an overview of common misconceptions and stigma impacting sex workers. Dr. Burnes outlines strategies to better equip counselors inside and outside of the counseling office with the knowledge, skills, and awareness necessary for affirming and resiliency-based work with this population.
     
    For more on Theodore, links from the conversation, and APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com
     
    The Thoughtful Counselor is created in partnership with Palo Alto University’s Division of Continuing
    & Professional Studies. Learn more at concept.paloaltou.edu
     

    • 55 min
    EP210: The Cost of Purity

    EP210: The Cost of Purity

    In this episode, Dr. Jessica Tyler sits down with Dr. Camden Morgante, a licensed clinical psychologist, writer, and speaker, to discuss purity culture. This conversation discusses the problematic messages of purity culture that promote false promises and can activate feelings of shame, guilt, fear, and low self-worth.
    In addition, we address how therapists can mindfully and intentionally work through spiritual trauma, the belief that purity is a measure of worth, the myth of women as gatekeepers of sexuality, and the grief that comes with dismantling the fairytale that purity will earn a person a dream spouse.
    For more on Camden, links from the conversation, and APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com
     
    The Thoughtful Counselor is created in partnership with Palo Alto University’s Division of Continuing
    & Professional Studies. Learn more at concept.paloaltou.edu
     

    • 48 min
    EP209: Academics for Black Survival and Wellness #Academics4BlackLives

    EP209: Academics for Black Survival and Wellness #Academics4BlackLives

    In this episode, Dèsa speaks with Pearis Bellamy and Dr. Della Mosley about the formation of Academics for Black Survival and Wellness, aka Academics for Black Lives. They share the successes and challenges of their work as healer-scholar-activists and why the fight for Black liberation leads to the liberation of everyone. We discuss the power of communities, how counselors can be healers beyond the counseling room, and why nothing starts in academia.
     
    For more on Pearis and Della, links from the conversation, and APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com
     
    The Thoughtful Counselor is created in partnership with Palo Alto University’s Division of Continuing
    & Professional Studies. Learn more at concept.paloaltou.edu
     

    • 1 hr 26 min
    EP208: Empowering Families in the Care of Teenaged Clients

    EP208: Empowering Families in the Care of Teenaged Clients

    In this episode, Megan talks to Kaila Hattis, LMFT about the importance of involving and empowering parents in the therapeutic care of their teenage children. Using a family systems lens, Kaila describes the benefits of parent involvement in the counseling process with teenagers and outlines strategies to help overcome some of the potential challenges that can arise in and outside of the therapy session. Kaila also describes tools to help facilitate communication skills building, boundary setting, and mutual goal development. 
     
    For more on Kaila, links from the conversation, and APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com
     
    The Thoughtful Counselor is created in partnership with Palo Alto University’s Division of Continuing
    & Professional Studies. Learn more at concept.paloaltou.edu

    • 1 hr
    EP207: Creating Safer Spaces for Clients and Students Who Are at the Intersections of Multiple Marginalized Identities

    EP207: Creating Safer Spaces for Clients and Students Who Are at the Intersections of Multiple Marginalized Identities

    Internationally renowned clinician, educator, and activist Deborah Headley, MSW chats with Dr. Aaron Smith about how clinicians and educators can create safer spaces for clients and students who are at the intersections of multiple marginalized identities. Deborah shares her three-phase process for facilitating a trauma-informed, safe space to resolve conflicts. These include prevention, intervention, and resolution/evaluation:
    Prevention: set the tone (framework, my background, experience, teaching style, lens); create agreements including me (my power), gatekeeping 
    Intervention: review course syllabus and make connections (walk through) 
    Resolution & Evaluation: critical analysis (belief, opinion vs information & knowledge) ▪ accommodations - all of you is welcome in the classroom; deconstructing the hidden curriculum; secondary & tertiary learning.
     
    For more on Deborah, links from the conversation, and APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com
     
    The Thoughtful Counselor is created in partnership with Palo Alto University’s Division of Continuing
    & Professional Studies. Learn more at concept.paloaltou.edu

    • 1 hr 12 min

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Great Podcast

Just starting from the beginning on episode 13. Trainee counsellor and really loving it. I particularly liked episode 4 where you talk about corporate job applications and their request for applicants to provide information on mental health. Very interesting topic. I doubt many are filled out honestly!

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