Rhys and Josh visited with Mary Jane Wilt, a local Portland therapist who specializes in family systems. An introduction to Dr. Murray Bowen and Family Systems ensued. Many new things were learned.
Aynsley Silva has build a practice almost exclusively on working with men. In this conversation, he and Rhys and Josh talk about the fusion of trauma, anger, unrealistic expectations, and toxic family systems. Listen along for insights on how to work with families, and especially with the angry boys
Rhys and Josh talk with Michael Banis from Recovery Ways about the challenges involved in aftercare for extended sobriety, as well as the very tangible treatment resources that are available.
Rhys shares reflections and highlights from the Module 2 training of the Certified Sex Addiction Therapist training through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals.
Collin White-Pedeaux for a discussion about philosophical concepts that have implications for our everyday clinical encounters. We discuss the age old Golden Rule, the more client centered Platinum Rule, and the very interesting Titanium Rule as we endeavor to determine what is "Good" for clients.
Rhys Pasimio and Joshua Moore sat down with Robin Clarke to learn all the basics of HIPPA, inter-state licensure concerns, and even aesthetic considerations in providing Telehealth counseling. Rhys started the conversation very skeptical, with Joshua starting out much more comfortable with the idea.
Family is important, and a healthy family is no accident! Those striving to cultivate a family environment that is safe, nurturing, loving, and emotionally intelligent face a formidable set of challenges. What's a family in crisis to do?
Welcome to the world of Offense Specific clinical work! Individuals who have been convicted of a sex offense face some unique challenges and stigmas-perhaps some of the most brutal stigmas of any convict person!
EMDR is increasingly popular and highly effective, but just what is it and how does it work? We sat down with Jean Meyer, who herself studied under Francine Shapiro who developed EMDR, and asked her these very questions!
Rhys and Josh speak with Dr. Kristen White, director of the Masters in Counseling Program at Multnomah University. Dr. White offers perspectives on the field of counselor education as well as some useful things to consider for the aspiring counselor seeking a school to call their own.
Ben Poling joins Josh and Rhys in the Counseling House to discuss the the synergy of gender, emotional intelligence and healthy, sustainable sobriety. Listen along and join the conversation!
Listen along and join the conversation!
Rhys and Joshua are back, this time with Diane Moore! What is trauma? More specifically, what is the story of the trauma? Even more important, what is the story we tell ourselves about our trauma? And when that story keeps us trapped, how do we rewrite the story?
Rhys and Joshua are back, discussing things therapists should never say.
Behind every great clinician in a clinic is a REALLY great support staff! Meet Ted, a practice manager, and welcome to the marvelous and most essential world of practice managers, support staff, administrators, and everyone else who makes it possible for the counselors to have their jobs!
What is trauma informed care? What is safety and why does it matter in a therapeutic space? How can professionals move beyond using trauma-informed as a trendy marketing term and sustain a living practice that understands, respects addresses the acute and ongoing traumas in the lives of our clients?
The Serenity Prayer is one of the most well-known prayers in recovery circles and in pop culture. What is a healthy understanding of acceptance? What are unhealthy ideas masquerading as acceptance? How can a practice of acceptance enhance or befuddle a therapy process?
What is the difference between Dance Movement Therapy and just dancing? How is dance and other body movement good for working through trauma, addiction, and other dysfunction? We move through all these topics and more in a dynamic and exciting conversation!