Reflections on Ten Years of Providing Psychotherapy (Part 2) [Episode 21 of The Intentional Clinician Podcast]

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Welcome to Part Two: Reflections on Ten years of Providing Psychotherapy by Paul Krauss MA LPC.

Reflections on my experiences with different modalities of therapy and their implications.

Paul Krauss MA LPC spends this solo episode discussing his experience in the field of counseling psychology. Paul Krauss discusses how the present state of counseling connects to the current cultural and economic situations that are unfolding. The episode begins with a large overview of the field of counseling, and then systematically discusses various modalities of psychotherapy and counseling practices; eventually connecting to universal thoughts on the human condition and discussing practices to seek meaning in life. Episode 21 is as much for clinicians (counselors or therapists) as it is for anyone interested in the fields of psychology or philosophy.


Topics touched on in this Episode: Symptom reduction versus healing, the dominant medical model versus creativity, the influence of third party payers and money on counseling treatment, empirically validated treatments, managed care, how the economy and stress affects levels of empathy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, ACRA, CBT, EMDR, DBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, the research on the efficacy of counseling, Scott Miller PhD., Bruce Wampold PhD., The Alliance Effect, The Allegiance Effect, and the importance of an agreed upon counseling model, psycho-pharmaceuticals, medications, vitamin D, statin medications, side effects, the root cause, existentialism, PTSD, EMDR, Levels of Care, ASAM criteria, Psychoeducation, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Developmental Stages of a Human, Reduction-ism, Holistic thinking, living between the opposites, Stages of Change, The Transtheoretical Model of Change, the Parable of the Hole, “Resistance”, Motivational Interviewing, Coping Skills, Rituals for Health, Tai Chi, Cross Fit, Yoga, Psyche, Soul, Group Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy, the importance of the story, the importance of relationships, Systems Therapy, Couples Therapy, bearing witness to suffering, Bio Psycho Social (Sexual and Spiritual) model, Mindfulness, Existential Psychotherapy, Death and Meaning, Trauma, the nervous system, Somatic Experiencing Therapy, Art Therapy, Nature Therapy, Greenhouse Gasses, Joseph Campbell, Depth Psychology, Transpersonal Therapy, Jungian Analysis, Thomas Moore, Wisdom versus Knowledge, Imagination, Carl Jung, Adaptation, the shadow, Quantum Physics, Focusing techniques, Eugene Gendlin, Postmodernism, the breakdown of old patterns and grand narratives, human evolution, The People’s History of the United States, Doing one’s “inner work”, James Hillman.

Episode 21 is part two of a solo podcast series. In part one Paul Krauss MA LPC discussed his personal journey from beginner therapist to an experienced therapist with 10 years of clinical experience. (Part 1 was released as Episode 20). Paul discusses his time learning from the leaders in the field.  Currently, Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director at Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids and leads a team of talented trauma-informed counselors, in Grand Rapids Michigan. Questions? Give the office a call at 616-200-4433.

Paul is also is a Private Practice Psychotherapist, host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor.  Paul does travel and train clinicians in multiple states. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Paul consults for and trains clinicians at behavioral health organizations.  If you are looking for a counselor in the Grand Rapids, MI area, check out Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids’ private counseling practice. There are many high-quality counselors at Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids.

Original music:

“Shades of Currency” [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL

“Metropolis” [Unreleased] from Modified Demos by PAWL (coming in 2019)

May You Be Born On Anarres” from Music for Public Access Television by ttypes

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