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7 Inspiring Podcasts to Follow While Pursuing a Master’s in Counseling

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Earning a master’s degree is a lot of hard work, but if you persevere, it’s worth it in the end. As you learn more about helping others with their issues, however, you just might realize you have a few of your own. The following podcasts will assist you in fine-tuning your own mental health while you develop your skills and abilities to help others as well as deepen your understanding of the mind, emotions and mental health in general.

7 Podcasts to Follow While Earning your Master’s in Counseling

Podcasts are a popular and easy way to collect and put together information in an engaging, digestible and on-the-go format. So, turn up the volume in your car or grab a pair of headphones and get ready to listen and learn from the following seven podcasts.

  1. I Hear You SayPodcast

I Hear You Say podcast, hosted by the American School Counseling Association, is dedicated to helping school counselors and other leaders in the field of education. Tune into the I Hear You Say podcast to learn practical tips concerning school counseling hot topics, legal and ethical matters and other subjects pertinent to school counselors.

Check out some of their recently aired podcasts for yourself, including:

  1. The Colgan Counselor Podcast

The Colgan Counselor podcast is the brainchild of the School Counseling Department at Colgan High School, located in Manassas, Virginia. The Colgan Counselor provides a place where educators, counselors, students and leading experts from the fields of social/emotional wellness and academics come together to talk about the issues and concerns modern high school students face.

Examples of recently aired podcasts you might enjoy include:

  1. School Counseling Simplified Podcast

The School Counseling Simplified podcast, hosted by Rachel Davis from Bright Futures Counseling, offers easy-to-implement tactics busy school counselors will appreciate. In her podcast, Ms. Davis offers tips and tricks she learned while serving as a school counselor at an international Costa Rican school and in schools in the United States.

Examples of recently aired podcasts include:

  1. Mental Illness Happy Hour Podcast

In the Mental Illness Happy Hour podcast, LA-based comedian Paul Gilmartin shares his knowledge and personal experiences with alcoholism and clinical depression. Guests range from doctors and mental health experts to artists, friends and fans of the podcast. In an interview with GoodTherapy, Mr. Gilmartin discusses the creation, hosting and vision for the Mental Illness Happy Hour. Mr. Gilmartin hopes his website and podcast will give people a venue in which to smile, connect and feel the return of hope.

With more than 475 episodes, the Mental Illness Happy Hour podcast is sure to have something that’ll educate, inspire or open your mind to mental health. Psychology Today says this show “Normalizes what so many others feel but have been too fearful or ashamed to express...remarkable.”

Examples of recent podcasts you might enjoy include:

Some of the listeners’ favorite podcasts include:

  1. All in the Mind Podcast

Hosted by Sana Qadar, Radio National’s weekly podcast, All in the Mind, combines personal stories with professional insight. Highlighting the correlation between behavior and its corresponding psychological function, the All in the Mind podcast delves into the mental universe — the mind, brain and related behavior — and isn’t afraid to discuss anything and everything from addiction to artificial intelligence. All in the Mind podcast is described as an “exploration of all things mental.” Ms. Qadar is an award-winning podcaster and journalist whose work has been featured on ABC, NPR, SBS, BBC and Al Jazeera. She also co-hosts the SBS podcast Eyes on Gilead, winner of a 2019 Australian Podcast Award for Best Fancast.

Recent podcasts that may interest you include:

  1. Happier Podcast

Happier features conversations between sisters Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft who are sometimes referred to as the “Click and Clack of podcasters.”

The Happier podcast consistently ranks in iTunes Top Charts and has been included in the Academy of Podcasters' “Best Podcasts of 2016.” Reminding us that life is an ongoing experiment, Ms. Rubin and Ms. Craft share discussions centering around habits of happiness and good mental health. Their discussions are relevant to today’s world and are laced with pop culture references.

Recent podcasts you’re sure to find interesting include:

  1. Beyond the To-Do List Podcast

If procrastination is cramping your productivity, then Beyond the To-Do List is a resource you’ll return to again and again. During each episode, Beyond the To-Do List host, Erik Fisher, and his guests discuss all aspects of productivity. Sharing both their failures and successes, host and guests provide inspiration and practical instruction on how to move forward with purpose. To help listeners live a more meaningful and less overwhelmed life, the podcast dives deep into why you may not be meeting your personal and professional goals and how you can implement productivity strategies to get unstuck and move forward. The podcast explores every aspect of productivity, including getting the right work done, doing it well and living a meaningful life — the true end goal of productivity.

Recent podcast examples you’re sure to enjoy include:

Earning Your Master’s in Counseling at Geneva College

From learning more about different aspects of mental health to discovering successful strategies experts use to help themselves and others live a more productive and meaningful life, these podcasts will inspire and assist you in your pursuit of a master’s degree in counseling. After a successful study session, why not take a break and reward yourself by going for a walk while listening to one of these podcasts. You’re sure to hear principles that go hand in hand with topics you’re studying.

Geneva’s master’s in counseling program offers academic training from a Christ-centered perspective. Three different degree concentrations are available: Professional School Counseling; Clinical Mental Health Counseling; or Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling. Online or on-campus learning is available for each concentration.

Want to learn more? To see how Geneva College can help you pursue your career goals, contact us at 855-979-5563 or web@geneva.edu.

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Feb 28, 2022