The Counseling Convos PodcastDec 31, 2022
Counseling Convos Season 2 Episode 5: Beyond
In this episode of "The Counseling Convos Podcast," we explore the topic of spiritual trauma and its impact on mental health. We discuss the causes of spiritual trauma, including traumatic events, a sense of betrayal or abandonment by a higher power or spiritual community, conflicts between spiritual beliefs and personal or social identities, a lack of support or understanding from spiritual communities or leaders, and spiritual abuse. We also discuss the symptoms of spiritual trauma and the importance of addressing it in therapy. We provide tips for mental health professionals on how to approach the topic of spirituality in therapy and how to support clients who may be experiencing spiritual trauma. This episode is relevant for anyone interested in understanding the complexities of spiritual trauma and its impact on mental health.
Counseling Convos Season 2 Episode 4: From Dark to Light, Humanistic Psychology
Have you ever thought about the extent of human potential? Abraham Maslow did! He was a pioneer in the psychological industry.
Listen in to this episode of #thecounselingconvospodcast as we discuss another paradigm shift in humanistic/positive psychology.
What do you think of our discussion on self-actualization and how this exemplifies how humans are still striving towards the pursuit of happiness? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
It’s time to redefine what it means to be human.
Let’s get human. Whatever your goals and aspirations, they’re waiting to be nurtured, so let’s tap into those inner desires and learn the psychology behind what makes you progress through life.
In this episode I discuss the times and life of Abraham Maslow, review his theory as well as discuss the stages of change.
Guests: Janice Ruesler, MA, LPC, NCC, SQP, MARS
Geries Shaheen LPC NCC
Season 2 Episode 3: The Shadow
Who are we when no one is looking? How well do you know the deepest parts of your mind? How can we exist in a paradoxical world that has both beauty and pain?
In this episode we learn about Carl Jung and his theory of personality. Archetypes, Individuation, the persona, the shadow and much more. In this episode you will hear from Casarah Peng- LCSW, and Matt Geders- Director of Training at One Shepherd Leadership Institute.
Guests: Casarah Peng- LCSW, Matt Geders- Director of Training at One Shepherd Leadership Institute
Learn more about One Shepherd here: https://1shepherd.com/
Learn more about Casarah Peng here: https://tinyurl.com/35d5e5s3
#Counseling #MentalHealth #Psychology
Season 2 Episode 2: To Those Who Survive
In this episode we travel back in time to view the historical context of Philippe Pinel, Trauma, and the progression of Mental Health.
Season 2 Episode 1- Grief & Loss
Counseling Convos: Episode 6: Social Resiliency Abroad- Special Guest Julia Sampolska
Episode 6: Social Resiliency Abroad- Special Guest Julia Sampolska
Processing a pandemic is one thing, to do it overseas in an entirely different culture and language while in high school, well, that's something entirely different. Join me on a Covid edition of The Counseling Convos Podcast as I interview Julia Sampolska, an exchange student from Poland. Julia had to cut her stay short and head back to Poland on a government-issued plane. This was recorded the night before she left.
Julie shares about her year in review, seasons of change, covid related dynamics, and having to transition on a dime.
Counseling Convos: Episode 5 Fringe Identity
Unintended Consequences come in many shapes and can have a long-lasting impact on people's lives. It can impact identity, cultures, history, and sometimes our very existence. For Madeline Coburn, an unintended consequence left her to be identified as legally deceased for 10 years! This is a Remarkable story about a women's life that is filled with mysteries and in some ways is still unresolved. Madeline is not allowed to vote, because she was listed as not even living! Her story was featured on CNN!
There are naturally difficult situations in life, death, accidents, injuries, arguments, job losses. But sometimes the universe throws a curveball, something completely out of the left field. Something we are not expecting in any way what so ever. When I first read The Jungle, I found it so intriguingly eerie how one's identity can be easily formed by the setting in which they live and work. At the turn of the century, in which the book is framed, the main character and his young wife struggle to survive as they fall deeply into debt and become prey to con men. Debt is something most people can somewhat relate to. —- Being subject to experience completely unfamiliar can be traumatic. The effect, long-lasting.
Finding the Funny Mallori DeSalle (Integrated Care Change Agent (Indiana University/ Truman State University) NCC (nationally certified counselor LMHC (licensed mental health counselor CCMHC (Certified clinical Health counselor) - If there's letters to be acquired, shes got em. - She views Humor as a clinical tool, motivational interviewing or screening, and brief interventions. (She speaks/ trains/ facilitates in all these areas) -Mallori confronts the case that humor in counseling is an avoidance response and in some ways a defense mechanism. She shared that it can be our body's way of surviving, allowing us to feel something other than the painful emotions we might carry. Listen to her take and how to distinguish between a healthy response and an avoidant one.
Counseling Convos: Episode 4 Emotional Intelligence
I knew I wanted to be a psychotherapist between the ages of 12-15. It wasn’t solidified until my trip to Nashville in 2006 when I decided to travel to Uganda a year later. I was a senior in high school and was blessed enough by numerous church families and sponsers to partner with a non profit called Invisible children. After approximately 3 weeks of witnessing first hand accounts of the impact left by the Lords Resistance Army in that area, I couldn’t not think about living a life focused on mental health and shaping culture for the betterment of society. I had decided to attend a Christian College in the small town of Lincoln Ill, then pursue my masters in professional counseling at Lindenwood University in St. Charles Mo.
After all these years now, of providing therapy in so many avenues, so many pockets of town, to so many varying types of people. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of Emotional Intelligence. In todays episode, we dive into emotional intelligence as it pertains to the workplace. Emotional intelligence (also known as ‘emotional quotient’, or EQ) was ranked sixth in the World Economic Forum’s list of the top 10 skills that employees will need to possess to thrive in the workplace of the future.
But what is EQ? How can it affect your progression at work and your ability to interact with teams and peers, and what impact can it have on your physical and mental wellbeing?