230 episodes

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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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    • 4.5 • 146 Ratings

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.

    EP230: The Flawless Counselor: Perfectionism and Over Control

    EP230: The Flawless Counselor: Perfectionism and Over Control

    In this episode, Dr. Jessica Tyler talks with Sara Ellison, an associate licensed counselor, nationally certified counselor, and doctoral student on perfectionism and overcontrol. They discuss how perfectionism impacts individuals' wellness, along with the parallel process of being a counselor or counselor-in-training who struggles with perfectionistic and overcontrolled tendencies. This episode is for anyone who identifies with the fear of failure, impression management, masking emotions, and overcontrol. Recommendations for infusing openness and flexibility into practice through RO-DBT and other techniques is also discussed.

    • 54 min
    EP229: For Us By Us Serving Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities

    EP229: For Us By Us Serving Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities

    Dr. Anne Saw shares her work within Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. She gives us a deep dive into the work that went into the Covid-19 Needs Assessment Project and how community-engaged research made it possible. She ends with her hopes for the future, advice to others wanting to do similar work, and encouragement for students who haven't found their niche yet.
    For more on Anne, links from the conversation, and APA citation for this episode visit concept.paloaltou.edu
     
    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 3 min
    EP228: The Black Male Experience: Mentorship and Mental Health

    EP228: The Black Male Experience: Mentorship and Mental Health

    In this episode Dr. Jones and Dr. Townsend discuss the positive effects that mentorship has on Black men. They talk about the lived experiences of Black men and the protective factors needed to support Black men in their career/family life.
     
    For more on Christopher, links from the conversation, and APA citation for this episode visit concept.paloaltou.edu
    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
    EP227: Aperture Awareness: A Neurobiological Grounded Approach to Connected Conversation

    EP227: Aperture Awareness: A Neurobiological Grounded Approach to Connected Conversation

    Dr. Raissa Miller interviews Dr. Kathryn Ford about the centrality of openness in relationships. Dr. Ford discusses the relational neuroscience underlying her Aperture Awareness approach and offers practical and concrete strategies for fostering and enhancing openness. Dr. Ford shares specific examples from her clinical practice and provides listeners with ideas and resources for further learning.
     
    For more on Kathryn, links from the conversation, and APA citation for this episode visit concept.paloaltou.edu
    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
    EP226: Rethinking Lifespan Development

    EP226: Rethinking Lifespan Development

    Dr. Margaret Lamar interviews Drs. Kelly Coker, Kristi Cannon, Savitri Dixon-Saxon, and Karen Roller about their new project taking a new look at lifespan development. They share the importance of understanding lifespan development within the context and culture the clients experience and grow. The conversation includes how we can better conceptualize our clients using a contextual and cultural lens of lifespan development
    For more on Drs. Kelly Coker, Kristi Cannon, Savitri Dixon-Saxon, and Karen Roller, links from the conversation, and APA citation for this episode visit concept.paloaltou.edu
     
    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
    EP225: Connecting to Ethics in Crisis Intervention

    EP225: Connecting to Ethics in Crisis Intervention

    In this episode, Dr. Jessica Tyler talks with Dr. Julia Whisenhunt, Associate Professor at the University of West Georgia, about how counselors can make ethically wise decisions when in crisis intervention. As part of her co-authored book, "Crisis Intervention Ethics Casebook," she discusses the SAFETY framework (Nobbman et al., 2014), Triage Assessment Form (Myer et al., 1992), and LASER protocol (Myer et al., 2021) that can help counselors to make ethical decisions in the heat of the moment that promotes compliance with aspirational ethics and multicultural practice.
    For more on Julia, links from the conversation, and APA citation for this episode visit concept.paloaltou.edu
     
    The Thoughtful Counselor is created in partnership with Palo Alto University’s Division of Continuing
    & Professional Studies. Learn more at concept.paloaltou.edu

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

iwant2bthewalrus ,

Great resource for counselor graduate students

I’m not typically a podcast person but this podcast is too beneficial to pass up as a clinical mental health grad student. A great range of topics are covered and I enjoy the pace and nature of the conversations.

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Helpful! ❤️🔥🙏

I really like the format of the show and the practical suggestions. Very helpful for people who do counseling but also come in for therapy!

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Thank You So Much!

I am currently a graduate student in a school counseling program and use these podcasts to get a lot of my indirect hours. The variability in topics that are presented allow me to get a lot of exposure to things that might not necessarily be taught in my program. Podcasts will leave me wanting to discuss different topics or questions with my fellow students and I love that experience. Thank you so much for starting this. It is really appreciated!

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