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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 • 139 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.

    EP220: Building Synergy to Mind, Body, and Spirit

    EP220: Building Synergy to Mind, Body, and Spirit

    In this episode, Dr. Jessica Tyler talks with Sydney Wasdin as she shares her story of becoming a therapist and yoga instructor and integrating these complementary philosophies into therapeutic practice. Jessica and Sydney discuss the significance of utilizing bodywork in the therapy process, how yoga intersects and parallels therapeutic principles, and recommendations for incorporating yoga concepts in session to enhance your practice.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP219: Making Black Lives Matter and Understanding Cultural Mistrust

    EP219: Making Black Lives Matter and Understanding Cultural Mistrust

    Dr. Kevin Cokley speaks to Dèsa Daniel about the formation of his edited book Making Black Lives Matter Confronting Anti-Blackness Racism. During the episode, Cokley speaks about why his work is personal and the legacy he hopes to leave behind. He shares with us how cultural mistrust can influence BIPOC communities when seeking treatment.
    For more on Kevin, 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.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    EP218: Decolonizing Counseling Practice

    EP218: Decolonizing Counseling Practice

    In this episode, Dr. Jessica Tyler talks with Dr. Brandee Appling, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services at the University of Georgia. She is a co-author on an article published in the Journal of Counseling & Development entitled, “Using the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies to Decolonize Counseling Practice: The Important Roles of Theory, Power, and Action.” Dr. Appling discusses how to put social justice theories into counselor action, explore privilege and oppression in session, and strategies to decolonize our therapy work.
    For more on Brandee, links from the conversation, and APA citation for this episode visit concep.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
    EP217: Body-Positivity in Counseling: Working with Teens with Eating Disorders

    EP217: Body-Positivity in Counseling: Working with Teens with Eating Disorders

    In this episode, Dr. Megan Speciale interviews Emily Behrs, AMFT and Kaila Hattis, LMFT about using a body-positive framework for working with teens who struggle with negative body image, disordered eating and nutrition, and/or unhealthy exercise patterns. Emily and Kaila share strategies about how to incorporate body image and nutrition into the intake and assessment process, broach topics related to self-esteem and body image with teen clients, and how to navigate privacy and confidentiality concerns with incorporating families into treatment. The guests also discuss the role of social media, COVID-19, and online learning on self-image, diet and nutrition, and mental health.
     
    For more on Emily & Kaila, links from the conversation, and APA citation for this episode visit concep.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
     

    • 58 min
    EP216: Advancing Despite Adversity--Resilience Through the Lens of Neuroscience

    EP216: Advancing Despite Adversity--Resilience Through the Lens of Neuroscience

    In this episode, Dr. Raissa Miller talks with Jurie Rossouw, author of Executive Resilience and founder of the resilience training and development company, Driven. Jurie offers a neuroscience-informed definition of resilience and discusses the Predictive 6-Factor Resilience scale (PR6) and framework. Jurie reviews the six domains of resilience and discusses specific activities individuals can do to enhance resilience in each of the domains. Jurie also talks about the mobile-resilience building app, Driven, and shares about the various programs individuals can participate in for personal or professional application.
     
    For more on Jurie, links from the conversation, and APA citation for this episode visit concep.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 10 min
    EP215: Making the Invisible Visible: Advocacy and Allyship for AMENA Communities

    EP215: Making the Invisible Visible: Advocacy and Allyship for AMENA Communities

    In this episode, Dèsa speak with Dr. Germine “Gigi” Awad about the formation of AMENA PSY and her advocacy efforts for AMENA communities. They briefly talk about racial centrality as the key to understanding the importance of racial identity. Awad encourages students to claim their power while advocating for change.
    For more on Gigi, 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 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 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.

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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Stephieebabyy ,

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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