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    • Social Sciences

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.

    EP157: Getting Involved in Sexual Health Advocacy - A Conversation with Dr. Robert Zeglin

    EP157: Getting Involved in Sexual Health Advocacy - A Conversation with Dr. Robert Zeglin

    Dr. Megan Speciale talks to Dr. Robert Zeglin about how students, practitioners, and educators can participate in sexual health advocacy. Dr. Zeglin describes why sexual health and education advocacy is important for mental health professionals and provides practical strategies for getting involved locally and nationally.
    For more on Robert, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com.

    • 47 min
    EP156: Theory, Practice, and In-Between – Musings on the Strengths and Shortcomings of Theory with Matthew Lemberger-Truelove

    EP156: Theory, Practice, and In-Between – Musings on the Strengths and Shortcomings of Theory with Matthew Lemberger-Truelove

    Mike speaks with Dr. Matthew Lemberger-Truelove on the complex interplay between theory and practice, the benefits and downsides of grabbing on to what is new and shiny in mental health culture, and the importance of context when developing and applying theory in practice.
    For more on Matthew, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-XcM.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    EP155: The Quest for Wellness - A Conversation with Dr. Gerard Lawson

    EP155: The Quest for Wellness - A Conversation with Dr. Gerard Lawson

    Self-care is a journey. Dr. Gerard Lawson shares personal wisdom, guidance, and self-care strategies from his 30-year professional journey that counselors can call upon throughout their careers to move from merely surviving to truly thriving in their work.
    For more on Gerard, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP154: Treating Individuals with Autism - Carlos Castañeda and Amanda Pena on Psychoeducating the Mental Health Community

    EP154: Treating Individuals with Autism - Carlos Castañeda and Amanda Pena on Psychoeducating the Mental Health Community

    Carlos Castañeda and Amanda Pena share insight on Autism and guidance on how current and future mental health practitioners can feel confident, competent, and empathic to their clients who are on the spectrum. They also discuss comorbid symptoms people may experience such as anxiety, depression and trauma along with empirically supported interventions that may benefit people with Autism. 
    For more on Carlos and Amanda, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com.

    • 45 min
    EP153: Contemporary Thoughts on Addiction and Recovery – A Conversation with Dr. Oliver Morgan on How Learning Neuroscience has Influenced his Teaching and Practice

    EP153: Contemporary Thoughts on Addiction and Recovery – A Conversation with Dr. Oliver Morgan on How Learning Neuroscience has Influenced his Teaching and Practice

    Dr. Oliver Morgan shares insights into the ways neuroscience has shaped his view of addiction and recovery. He offers practical applications of this learning, including trauma and attachment sensitive approaches and various evidence-based interventions that address family and community involvement in the treatment and recovery process.
    For more on Oliver, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com.

    • 56 min
    EP152: The Three-Word Narrative - How “Subject, Action Verb, and Object” Facilitate Change with Les Gura

    EP152: The Three-Word Narrative - How “Subject, Action Verb, and Object” Facilitate Change with Les Gura

    Mike speaks with Les Gura on applying ideas from his career in journalism and practice of narrative writing to the counseling process.
    For more on Les, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit https://wp.me/p7R6fn-XbH.

    • 39 min

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