The Psychology of Horror (Movies & Books) with Katy Jaramillo, LPC, ATR

Psychology of Horror

[Episode 120 of The Intentional Clinician Podcast]

Paul Krauss MA LPC talks with Katy Jaramillo LPC, ATR about the psychology of horror as a genre, why some people prefer being afraid, what being scared may do to your nervous system, and much more in this special episode. Katy also addresses various horror genres, horror sociology, and the fear/stress cycle that can occur as a result of reading a horror book or seeing a horror movie, which may be beneficial to some people. Katy discusses how movies and stories can provide people with a secure space to be terrified, as opposed to the unexpected components of everyday life.

Katy Jaramillo MEd, LPC, ATR is a registered art therapist and counselor serving Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Katy’s approach to counseling is innovative, person-centered, strength-based, trauma-informed, and existential. Katy Jaramillo is a cisgender White-Hispanic lady who has lived through her own neurological recovery. She is an ardent supporter of underrepresented populations and is eager to assist people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, genders, and abilities. Click here to discover more about Katy.

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 Post, NBC News, Wired 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)

“Monster Mash” from The Original Monster Mash by Bobby “Boris” Picket (Spotify)

“Freaky Deaky Ice Cream Parlor” by Casket Robbins ft. Joshua Von Werewolf (Spotify)

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