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The Thoughtful Counselor

By Mike Shook

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

  1. 1.
    EP134: Affective Neuroscience and Learning - Implications from Affective Neuroscience for Learning and Mental Health with Mary Helen Immordino-Yang07/15/2019
    32:31
  2. 2.
    EP133: The Life and Work of Carl Rogers - We Are All Rogerian Now with Howard Kirschenbaum07/09/2019
    57:39
  3. 3.
    EP132: C.S. Lewis and Counseling Theory - Applying Lewis’s Work to Counseling Practice with Jerry Kiser07/01/2019
    39:16
  4. 4.
    EP131: Critiquing the DSM - Part 2: (The Lack of) Validity, Reliability, and Clinical Utility with James Hansen06/18/2019
    39:27
  5. 5.
    EP130: Critiquing the DSM - Part 1: A Brief (Political) History of the DSM with James Hansen06/13/2019
    46:59
  6. 6.
    EP129: Otherness in Relation - Mikhail Bakhtin, Hospitality, and Love with David Crawley06/05/2019
    1:01:32
  7. 7.
    EP128: Moving Through Trauma with Jess Smith05/31/2019
    45:25
  8. 8.
    EP127: The Nature of Evidence (Part 2) - A Brief History of Research in the Social Sciences with Thom Field05/22/2019
    39:18
  1. 9.
    EP126: The Nature of Evidence (Part 1) - A Brief History of Research in the Social Sciences with Thom Field05/16/2019
    49:20
  2. 10.
    EP125: Counseling Infidelity - A Conversation with Dr. Talal Alsaleem05/02/2019
    58:48
  3. 11.
    EP124: Relational-Cultural Theory - Interconnected Over Independent with Katherine Hermann-Turner04/25/2019
    50:52
  4. 12.
    EP123: Examining Neuroscience-Informed Perspectives on Depression and Practical Life Changes to Address Symptoms with Alex Korb04/17/2019
    1:08:46
  5. 13.
    EP122: Social Class Bias - How Class Influences Our Practice and Profession with Jenn Cook04/13/2019
    57:09
  6. 14.
    EP121: Spiritual Bypass - Finding Ways Through Instead of Around with Craig Cashwell03/27/2019
    49:50
  7. 15.
    EP120: Trauma-Informed Care for Military Sexual Trauma - A conversation with Judith Lewis Herman03/20/2019
    1:00:20
  8. 16.
    EP119: Therapeutic Letter Writing - Poetic and Collaborative Means to Documentation with David Nylund03/13/2019
    55:52
  9. 17.
    EP118: What is Personal is Most Universal - A Conversation on Self-Care with Dr. Gregory Moffatt03/08/2019
    36:18
  10. 18.
    EP117: Taking the NCMHCE - A Crash Course in (Nearly) All You Need to Know with Alyson Carr03/01/2019
    57:35
  11. 19.
    EP116: Counselor Community Engagement - Generating Change Through Effective Outreach with Nicole Stargell and Matt Glowiak02/22/2019
    1:06:52
  12. 20.
    EP115: The Thrill of Being Alive - From Anxiety to Liberation with Fred Hanna and Alfredo Palacios02/14/2019
    1:05:49
  13. 21.
    EP114: Reconsidering Chronic Pain - How Understanding the Neuroscience of Pain Can Transform Treatment with Howard Schubiner02/08/2019
    56:43
  14. 22.
    EP113: The Community Field Scan - Analyzing Communities for Resources and Support of Multicultural Education with Kimberly Warfield01/31/2019
    42:37
  15. 23.
    EP112: The Ways Paradigm (Part 2) - Ways of Understanding, Ways of Being, and Ways of Intervening with Paul Deal and Jesse Fox01/23/2019
    1:00:54
  16. 24.
    EP111: The Way’s Paradigm (Part 1) - Religious/Spiritual Landscapes, Thick Engagement, and True Pluralism with Jesse Fox and Paul Deal01/16/2019
    1:06:59
  17. 25.
    EP110: The Psychology of Combat and (Lawful) Killing – A Conversation with West Point Professor Lt Col. Dave Grossman01/10/2019
    1:13:18
  18. 26.
    EP109: Non-Suicidal Self Injury - Definition, Ethics, and Creative Interventions with Victoria Kress01/03/2019
    43:17
  19. 27.
    EP108: Year End Reflection: Allison, Megan, Raissa, and Mike Reflect on 201811/29/2018
    51:07
  20. 28.
    EP107: Microaggressions from the Couch: Addressing Client-Initiated Microaggressions in Session with Susan Branco11/23/2018
    52:08
  21. 29.
    EP106: Social Baseline Theory - The Primacy of Social Relationships in the Regulation of Emotions11/14/2018
    54:02
  22. 30.
    EP105: The Virtue of Humility - Research and Implications for Counseling with Everett Worthington and Martin Timoney11/07/2018
    55:11
  23. 31.
    EP104: The Dismissal of Divorce Advice - A Conversation with David L. Prucha, LPC10/31/2018
    39:02
  24. 32.
    EP103: Poverty, Social Class, and Mental Health - Toward Knowledge and Awareness with Madeline Clark10/24/2018
    1:00:49
  25. 33.
    EP102: Entrepreneurship in Diverse Communities - Considerations for Socially Responsible Practice Building with Samara Stone10/17/2018
    45:12
  26. 34.
    EP101: Opioids, Pain, and Counseling - A Conversation with Kevin Doyle on the Counselor’s Approach to an Ongoing Crisis10/11/2018
    57:50
  27. 35.
    EP100: Presence and Authenticity - Taking off your clinical hat & being yourself with Guy MacPherson10/03/2018
    47:43
  28. 36.
    EP99: Counseling & Behavioral Medicine - Taking a Holistic Approach to Practice with Jori Berger-Greenstein09/27/2018
    47:45
  29. 37.
    EP98: Existentialism and Counseling - Valuing Over Doing with Alfredo Palacios09/19/2018
    57:45
  30. 38.
    EP97: Sexual Healing after #MeToo - Conversations on What Counselors Need to Know09/12/2018
    1:21:57
  31. 39.
    EP96: The Internationalization of the Counseling Profession - Boundary Issues and Eurocentrism with Barbara Herlihy09/05/2018
    49:57
  32. 40.
    EP95 - An Interpersonal Neurobiological Approach to Sex Addiction: Understanding the Brain, Mind, and Relationships to Foster Hope and Healing08/09/2018
    49:17
  33. 41.
    EP94: Spirituality, Ethics, and Church-Based Counseling - Navigating the Territory with Jane Joyce07/11/2018
    40:07
  34. 42.
    EP93: Veteran Mental Health and Wellness - Meaning Making and Post-Traumatic Growth with Aaron Smith07/04/2018
    46:24
  35. 43.
    EP92: The Grief Whisperer - Exploring Death and Dying with Thanatologist Dr. Mari Dias06/27/2018
    1:04:04
  36. 44.
    EP91: Self-Care, Burnout, and the Way Forward - One Counselor’s Inspiring Story with Jessica Smith06/20/2018
    56:53
  37. 45.
    EP90: The Transdiagnostic Sleep and Circadian Intervention (TranS-C) - Understanding the Bio-Psycho-Social Elements Influencing Sleep and Clinical Interventions for Fostering Sleep Behavior Change06/13/2018
    1:00:06
  38. 46.
    EP89: All Things Documentation - A Conversation with QAPREP’s Maelisa Hall06/06/2018
    45:21
  39. 47.
    EP88: Yoga Calm - A Mind-Body Approach to Supporting Youth Wellness05/30/2018
    55:25
  40. 48.
    EP87: Tattoos and Trauma - How the Body Tells the Story with Everett Painter05/23/2018
    1:02:04
  41. 49.
    EP86: Religion, Shame, and Sexual Wellness - A Conversation with Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers05/16/2018
    54:21
  42. 50.
    EP85: CACREP - Part 2: Advocacy, Barriers, and the Road Ahead with Kelly Coker and Tyler Kimbel05/09/2018
    1:03:46
  43. 51.
    EP84: CACREP - Part 1: Origins, History, and Purpose with Kelly Coker and Tyler Kimbel05/03/2018
    1:06:52
  44. 52.
    EP83: The Difficult Dynamics of Domestic Violence - Effective Interventions with Perpetrators, Victims and Support Systems with David L. Prucha04/26/2018
    56:20
  45. 53.
    EP82: Open Path Psychotherapy Collective - Affordable Counseling for All with Paul Fugelsang04/21/2018
    35:26
  46. 54.
    EP81: The Tech-Savvy Counselor - A Conversation with Therapy Tech’s Rob Reinhardt and Roy Huggins04/10/2018
    52:24
  47. 55.
    EP80: Critical Counseling and Radical Wellness - A Conversation with Javier F. Casado Pérez04/04/2018
    57:30
  48. 56.
    EP79: Mood Follows Food - An Introduction to the Relationship between Nutrition and the Embodied Brain with Leslie Korn03/29/2018
    1:06:13
  49. 57.
    EP78: Homelessness and Housing Instability - A Primer for Counselors with Zach Bruns03/21/2018
    39:43
  50. 58.
    EP77: Finding Sexual Wellness after Pregnancy and Childbirth - A Talk with Sarah J. Swofford03/14/2018
    45:04
  51. 59.
    EP76: Advocacy at Augusta - A Conversation with Richard G. Deaner02/28/2018
    42:21
  52. 60.
    EP75: The Therapeutic Triad of Disability - Forgiveness, Self-Compassion, and Resilience with Susan Stuntzner and Angela MacDonald (Part 2)02/21/2018
    46:05
  53. 61.
    EP74: The Therapeutic Triad of Disability - Forgiveness, Self-Compassion, and Resilience with Susan Stuntzner and Angela MacDonald (Part 1)02/17/2018
    1:03:11
  54. 62.
    EP73: Beyond The Empty Chair - Exploring the Complexity of Gestalt Therapy with Jon Frew02/08/2018
    1:06:59
  55. 63.
    EP72: Spirituality and Religion in Counseling - Definitions, Competencies, and Spiritual Bypass with Craig Cashwell02/01/2018
    58:37
  56. 64.
    EP71: Baby Hair - Children’s Socialization into Ethnocentric Monoculturalism with Priscilla Wilson01/24/2018
    58:15
  57. 65.
    EP70: Polyvagal Theory Applied - Moving from Fight or Flight to Social Engagement for Sustainable Living01/17/2018
    1:02:51
  58. 66.
    EP69: Respect in the Therapeutic Relationship and Process - A Conversation with Susanne Slay-Westbrook01/11/2018
    45:13
  59. 67.
    EP68: Sexuality and the Wheel of Context - A Conversation with Sara Nasserzadeh01/03/2018
    1:07:44
  60. 68.
    EP67: Reflecting on 2017 - A Collective Interview with the Thoughtful Counselor Team12/28/2017
    53:01
  61. 69.
    EP66: The Practitioner's Guide to Ethical Decision Making Turns 21 - A conversation with Dr. Holly Forester-Miller12/08/2017
    42:16
  62. 70.
    EP65: Recast - Microaggression: Types, Dilemmas, and Best Practices for Counselors with Priscilla Wilson12/01/2017
    1:05:48
  63. 71.
    EP64: Online Counseling and Telemental Health - A Conversation with Telehealth Certification Institute's Ray Barrett11/24/2017
    44:39
  64. 72.
    EP63: Practical Neuroscience Applications for Understanding and Treating Addiction - A Conversation with Mark Woodford11/16/2017
    1:01:35
  65. 73.
    EP62: Catholic Spirituality, Intention, and Online Learning - A Conversation with Martin Timoney11/08/2017
    40:10
  66. 74.
    EP61: Counseling with Working Mothers - A Conversation with Margaret Lamar and Lisa Forbes11/01/2017
    1:05:41
  67. 75.
    EP60: Building the Counseling Profession in Malawi - A Conversation with Dominic Actionman Nsona10/25/2017
    58:27
  68. 76.
    EP59: Social Justice and Advocacy in Counseling - A Conversation with Jonnie Seay Lane10/18/2017
    1:01:16
  69. 77.
    EP58: Gender, Sexuality, and Mental Health - A Conversation with Alex Iantaffi10/12/2017
    59:32
  70. 78.
    EP57: Utilizing Creative and Expressive Techniques to Give Grief a Voice - A Conversation with Brittany Pollard and Tiffany Brooks10/04/2017
    48:19
  71. 79.
    EP56: Counseling Comes to China - The History of The Thoughtful Counselor Podcast (So Far) with Allison Kramer and Mike Shook09/27/2017
    42:43
  72. 80.
    EP55: Unhushed with Dr. Karen Rayne - Talking to Kids and Teens about Sex09/22/2017
    55:39
  73. 81.
    EP54: Applying Principles of Neuroscience to Support Greater Safety and Co-Regulation in Long Term Committed Relationships - A Psycho-biological Approach to Couples Therapy09/13/2017
    45:15
  74. 82.
    EP53: Culture, Diversity, and Spirituality in Counseling - A Conversation with Amanda Giordano and Elizabeth Prosek09/06/2017
    1:17:19
  75. 83.
    EP52: Integrated Care - Part 2: Models, Ethics, and Spirituality with Russ Curtis08/30/2017
    48:16
  76. 84.
    EP51: Integrated Care - Part 1: Foundations, Effectiveness, and Predictions for the Future with Russ Curtis08/23/2017
    47:25
  77. 85.
    EP50: Great Sex - Mapping Sexual Desire with Amelie Zurn08/16/2017
    54:18
  78. 86.
    EP49: Conceptualizing the Mental Health Needs of Gifted & High-Ability Children and Teens - A Conversation with Emily Kircher-Morris08/10/2017
    45:44
  79. 87.
    EP48: Group Counseling in Private Practice - Advantages, Challenges, and Where to Start with Kevin Doyle08/02/2017
    41:44
  80. 88.
    EP47: Rules Versus Relationships - How Ethical Codes Can Help Counselors CYA, Yet Neglect the Client with Pamela J. Birrell07/26/2017
    36:05
  81. 89.
    EP46: Eco-Therapy - The Healing Potential of Nature in Counseling with Megan Delaney07/19/2017
    48:28
  82. 90.
    EP45: Neuroscience and Humanistic Counseling Values - A Critical Look at the Integration of Neuroscience in Counseling with Brett Wilkinson07/12/2017
    53:40
  83. 91.
    EP44: Recast - The Quarter-Life Crisis: Taking Seriously the Needs of Millennials with Cyrus Williams07/08/2017
    43:40
  84. 92.
    EP43: Recast - Stigma, Strengths, and Walking It Off: A Conversation on Counseling and Men with George Hu06/29/2017
    39:06
  85. 93.
    EP42: Recast - African American Mental Health, Spirituality, and the Black Church: A Conversation with Janeé R. Avent06/22/2017
    52:23
  86. 94.
    EP41: Recast - Pump Up the Jams: The Power of Music in Counseling with Courtney Armstrong06/15/2017
    44:32
  87. 95.
    EP40: Discovering Your Conscious Sexual Self with Melissa Fritchle06/10/2017
    58:38
  88. 96.
    EP39: Working with Anxiety in School-Aged Youth - Neuroplasticity, Optimizing Stress, and Emotional Freedom Techniques with Amy Gaesser05/31/2017
    47:19
  89. 97.
    EP38: From Sexual Attraction to Social Media - How Sharing Our Stories with Students Models Ethical Decision Making with Barbara J. Herlihy05/25/2017
    47:18
  90. 98.
    EP37: Human Sex Trafficking in America - A Primer for Counselors with Stacey Diane A. Litam05/17/2017
    30:11
  91. 99.
    EP36: Neuroscience-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (nCBT) - A New Framework for Client Conceptualization and Treatment Planning with Eric Beeson and Thom Field05/10/2017
    1:02:23
  92. 100.
    EP35: Recast - Strength-Based Counseling in a Symptom-Based World: A Conversation with Thomas Hofmann05/03/2017
    35:45
  93. 101.
    EP34: Grief and Loss in Addiction - Connecting the Dots and Practical Implications for Counseling with Julie Bates-Maves04/26/2017
    38:56
  94. 102.
    EP33: So You Want to Start a Private Practice? A Conversation with Private Practice Workshop's John Clarke04/20/2017
    45:58
  95. 103.
    EP32: Bridges to Intimacy through Dance and Movement with Maryasha Katz04/13/2017
    1:04:47
  96. 104.
    EP31: Multicultural Orientation - Cultural Humility and Responding to Cultural Opportunities in Counseling with Sidney Shaw04/05/2017
    58:15
  97. 105.
    EP30: A Little of That Human Touch - The Healing Language of Appropriate Touch in Counseling with Gregory K. Moffatt03/30/2017
    38:41
  98. 106.
    EP29: Spirituality and Religion in Counseling - Definitions, Competencies, and Spiritual Bypass with Craig Cashwell03/22/2017
    57:39
  99. 107.
    EP28: Trauma, Kintsugi, and Inspiration from the Masters - A Conversation with The Trauma Therapist Project’s Guy Macpherson03/15/2017
    47:24
  100. 108.
    EP27: Neurobiology of Developmental Trauma - Practical Applications for Counselors with Mary Vicario and Carol Hudgins-Mitchell03/08/2017
    1:10:24
  101. 109.
    EP26: Technology, HIPAA/HITECH, and Tele-mental Health - An Overview of Practical and Ethical Considerations with Tyler Wilkinson03/01/2017
    53:43
  102. 110.
    EP25: The Perfect Storm - Exploring Ethical Adequacy Versus Ethical Excellence with Mitch Handelsman02/22/2017
    45:53
  103. 111.
    EP24: A License to Fail - How Personal and Professional Failure Make You a Better Counselor with Alyson Carr02/15/2017
    54:38
  104. 112.
    EP23: What Makes a Counselor a Counselor? Professional Identity and Other Musings with Carl Sheperis02/08/2017
    1:03:10
  105. 113.
    EP22: Microaggression - Types, Dilemmas, and Best Practices for Counselors with Priscilla Wilson02/02/2017
    1:05:48
  106. 114.
    EP21: Soil of the Soul - Teaching Ethics as the Study of Self with Sharon Anderson01/26/2017
    48:04
  107. 115.
    EP20: Meeting The Needs of Syrian Refugees in Turkey - An Engaging Conversation with Mehmet A. Karaman01/18/2017
    59:22
  108. 116.
    EP19: Suicide Prevention, Risk, and Assessment - Part 2: Assessment Tools, Interventions, and Documentation with Julia Whisenhunt01/10/2017
    49:33
  109. 117.
    EP18: Suicide Prevention, Risk, and Assessment - Part 1: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, and Protective Factors with Julia Whisenhunt01/04/2017
    54:30
  110. 118.
    EP17: Counseling Transracial Adoptees: Intersections of race, adoption, and identity with Susan Branco and Kelsi Macklin12/28/2016
    50:37
  111. 119.
    EP16: "The Fragrance that the Violet Sheds on the Heel that has Crushed It:" Forgiveness as a Means to Transformation with Everett Worthington12/21/2016
    58:38
  112. 120.
    EP15: Neuroeducation: Using "Brain Talk" to Normalize Client Distress and Enhance Your Work with Raissa Miller12/10/2016
    1:11:25
  113. 121.
    EP14: ACT, Psychological Flexibility, and Intellectual Obscurity: A Conversation with Steven C. Hayes12/07/2016
    1:00:17
  114. 122.
    EP13: More Than Just Playin' Around: The Ins and Outs (and Amazing Effectiveness!) of Play Therapy with Dee Ray11/30/2016
    56:31
  115. 123.
    EP12: Poetry, Dance, and Art, Oh My! The Power of Creativity in Counseling with Samuel Gladding11/23/2016
    51:02
  116. 124.
    EP11: Counseling in the Wake of a Turbulent Election: Post-Election Stress, Values Conflicts, and Advocacy with Donna Sheperis11/17/2016
    39:59
  117. 125.
    EP10: African American Mental Health, Spirituality, and the Black Church: A Conversation with Janeé R. Avent11/09/2016
    51:47
  118. 126.
    EP9: Let's Talk About Sex: Sexual Health, Wellness, and Cultural Humility with Megan Speciale10/28/2016
    54:41
  119. 127.
    EP8: A Volcano in My Tummy: Working with Anger in Children and Adolescents with Warwick Pudney10/21/2016
    41:41
  120. 128.
    EP7: Let's Hang Out! Or Maybe Not: Multiple Relationships Before and After Therapy with Allison Kramer10/19/2016
    35:05
  121. 129.
    EP6: Common Factors, Feedback, and How to Become a Better Therapist: A Conversation with Barry Duncan09/30/2016
    47:33
  122. 130.
    EP5: Swimming Upstream in a Toxic Culture: Building Resilience in Girls with Laura Hensley Choate09/30/2016
    34:50
  123. 131.
    EP4: Stigma, Strengths, and Walking It Off: A Conversation on Counseling and Men with George Hu09/28/2016
    38:39
  124. 132.
    EP3: Strength-Based Counseling in a Symptom-Based World: A Conversation with Thomas Hofmann09/23/2016
    35:57
  125. 133.
    EP2: The Quarter-Life Crisis - Taking Seriously the Needs of Millennials with Cyrus Williams09/15/2016
    43:07
  126. 134.
    EP1: Pump Up the Jams: The Power of Music in Counseling with Courtney Armstrong09/09/2016
    42:07

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