270 episodes

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 the art and science of the field in each episode.

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    • 4.5 • 158 Ratings

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 the art and science of the field in each episode.

    EP271: How Holistic Admissions Can Help Us Identify the Next Generation of Counselors

    EP271: How Holistic Admissions Can Help Us Identify the Next Generation of Counselors

    Dominique S. Hammonds and Lucy L. Purgason describe holistic admissions in counselor education; a process that allows programs to determine if applicants have the capacity to be practitioners, not just successfully engage graduate study, which traditional admissions typically accomplishes. They walk us through the process of faculty establishing what a good counselor in their community looks like to how to structure interviews. 
     
    For more on our guests, links from the conversation, and APA citation for this episode visit https://concept.paloaltou.edu/resources/the-thoughtful-counselor-podcast 
    The Thoughtful Counselor is created in partnership with Palo Alto University’s Division of Continuing
    & Professional Studies. Learn more at concept.paloaltou.edu

    • 59 min
    EP270: Are All "Black Folks" with Dreads for the Cause?

    EP270: Are All "Black Folks" with Dreads for the Cause?

    In this podcast, we are going to explore intersectionality through a different lens. We are going to explore the, at times, taboo subject of intra-racism in African American culture and its possible impact on clients.
    For more on our guests, links from the conversation, and APA citation for this episode visit https://concept.paloaltou.edu/resources/the-thoughtful-counselor-podcast 
    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
    EP269: Social Justice Beyond the Counseling Office

    EP269: Social Justice Beyond the Counseling Office

    In this episode, we examine the experiences of Dr. Christopher Townsend.  Dr. Townsend takes us on a journey through advocacy and the courage to speak out against cultural injustice.  Dr. Townsend has co authored Senate bills to repair laws that impact vulnerable clients.  He shares his journey towards the state capitol and how he arrived at his own identity as a Social Justice Counselor and Educator.
    For more on our guests, links from the conversation, and APA citation for this episode visit https://concept.paloaltou.edu/resources/the-thoughtful-counselor-podcast 
    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
    EP267: People of Color Psychedelic Collective (POCPC)

    EP267: People of Color Psychedelic Collective (POCPC)

    The POCPC brings psychedelic education to people of color. The organization creates spaces for people of color to learn about the harms of the war on drugs and the healing properties of psychedelics. Co-host Desa chats with Ifetayo Harvey about the formation of the organization, the growing use of psychedelics, and how communities can educate themselves about psychedelics.
    For more on our guests, links from the conversation, and APA citation for this episode visit https://concept.paloaltou.edu/resources/the-thoughtful-counselor-podcast 
    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 5 min
    EP266: From Passion to Purpose: A Conversation with Healing in the Margins

    EP266: From Passion to Purpose: A Conversation with Healing in the Margins

    In this empowering episode, Jessica Tyler engages in a heartfelt conversation with Ashley Hampton, the Co-founder and Clinical Director of Hampton House Counseling, a groundbreaking QPOC group private practice in Nashville, Tennessee. Ashley is also the Executive Director of Healing in the Margins. This non-profit organization drives systemic transformation and fosters recovery through tailored mental health resources for LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. Ashley shares her unwavering commitment to creating inclusive spaces and serving individuals in marginalized communities, shedding light on her community advocacy work to promote visible and accessible mental health and well-being in historically harmed communities.
    For more on our guests, links from the conversation, and APA citation for this episode visit https://concept.paloaltou.edu/resources/the-thoughtful-counselor-podcast 
    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 1 min
    EP265: Essential Clinical Care for Sex Workers

    EP265: Essential Clinical Care for Sex Workers

    In this episode, Dr. Megan Speciale interviews Jamila Dawson, LMFT and Theodore Burnes, PhD on sex worker-affirming mental healthcare, the topic of their new book, “Essential Clinical Care for Sex Workers.” The authors discuss common issues faced by individuals involved in the sex industry, the impact of stigma and whorephobia on the mental and emotional well-being of sex workers, and the clinical priorities of sex worker-affirming counseling centered on sex-positivity and intersectionality.
    For more on our guests, links from the conversation, and APA citation for this episode visit https://concept.paloaltou.edu/resources/the-thoughtful-counselor-podcast
    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

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 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.

239423742 ,

The Technical Elements are Lacking

The topics look so promising, the speakers are credible, and the counseling profession needs a good podcast, I just wish the show was structured more efficiently, with specific talking points so that when it was done, you could say "this is what I learned," rather than "I listened to a conservation that at times dragged on and wasn't really helpful." so my feedback would be to consider improving the technical aspects, such as the actual audio from some of the presenters, which was difficult to hear at times, but also the technical format of the show. Some episodes are great but some are really lacking.

Watercooler25 ,

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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