Managing Personal, Emotional, and Social Aspects of Chronic Illness w/ Joelle Prevost, Clinical Counselor

managing chronic illness

[Episode 105 of The Intentional Clinician Podcast]

In this episode, Paul Krauss MA LPC is joined by Joelle Prevost RCC (a Registered Clinical Counselor in British Columbia, Canada) for a discussion on managing chronic illness and her new book, “Managing Personal, Emotional, and Social Aspects of Chronic Illness: A Workbook.” Joelle discusses the methods in which one could learn to manage their life, even when living with a chronic condition that may never improve, drawing on her own experience as well as her work with many clients who are managing chronic illness. Joelle talks about the complexities between “acceptance” and “giving up” as well as the difficulties in communicating with family members, medical professionals, and other people. In her approach to assisting people with chronic illnesses regain more autonomy and balance in their lives, Joelle is upbeat yet practical.

Previously Paul Krauss MA LPC interviewed Joelle Prevost RCC about her book “The Conversation Guide: How to Skillfully Communicate, Set Boundaries, and Be Understood” on Episode 82 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast.

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, an Approved EMDRIA Consultant , host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress) as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Paul has been quoted in the Washington PostNBC NewsWired Magazine, and Counseling Today. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433.

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Original Music:

”Alright” from the forthcoming album Mystic by PAWL (Spotify)

“Easy Listeners” from Episodes by Bart Davenport (Spotify)

“Come on Let’s Go” [Broadcast Cover] from Searching for Bart Davenport by Bart Davenport (Spotify)

“Roger” from Reggae Film Star by Damien Jurado (Bandcamp)

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