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Demystifying psychology through quirky, provocative, and informative dialogues and monologues! Plus practical approaches on living a full and vibrant life. Featuring stories, interviews, practical lessons, clinical research, and more. Paul Krauss MA LPC practices Psychotherapy in Grand Rapids, MI at an integrative clinic called Health for Life. www.healthforlifegr.com

The Intentional Clinician: Psychology and Philosophy Paul Krauss MA LPC

    • Mental Health

Demystifying psychology through quirky, provocative, and informative dialogues and monologues! Plus practical approaches on living a full and vibrant life. Featuring stories, interviews, practical lessons, clinical research, and more. Paul Krauss MA LPC practices Psychotherapy in Grand Rapids, MI at an integrative clinic called Health for Life. www.healthforlifegr.com

    Beyond Trauma Recovery: The Awareness Integration Model with Dr. Foojan Zeine [Episode 38]

    Beyond Trauma Recovery: The Awareness Integration Model with Dr. Foojan Zeine [Episode 38]

    Beyond Trauma Recovery: The Awareness Integration Model with Dr. Foojan Zeine.Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Dr. Foojan Zeine about how she developed her therapy model, how a person recovers from trauma, her personal story, and a program that she developed out of many different modalities of therapy. Dr. Foojan Zeine discussed working on moving from a "problem-oriented" approach to a more "growth-based" approach in counseling.  Dr. Foojan Zeine and Paul Krauss discuss their experiences with conducting psychotherapy as well as reflecting on what they have seen work in trauma recovery and how to help a person move beyond trauma recovery to a total transformation. Dr. Foojan Zeine is working on bringing her therapy program into educational settings in a way where one can "do it yourself." Later on Dr. Foojan Zeine and Paul Krauss discuss how to go beyond trauma recovery and work on dismantling core beliefs that can hold people back even if they have healed from the initial trauma.
    Also discussed: Dan Siegel Ph.D., Mindfulness in Schools, Proactive Emotional Education, Students going through self-help books in college as a class, Addiction, Hypnotherapy, Existential Issues, How do we live our life well?, Self-Reflection, the value of therapy/ counseling, the value of reflection, examining our shadow, agendas, the value of participation in a process, the effectiveness of counseling (according to research), Trauma Recovery, co-creating reality, changing our behaviors. 
    Dr. Foojan Zeine, Psy.D., LMFT is a Radio host, International Speaker, Psychotherapist, Life Coach, and the Author of Life Reset – The Awareness Integration Path to Create the Life You Want. She has her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She has a large private practice in Beverly Hills and San Clemente, California. Her expertise is in Intimate Relations and Addictive Behaviors. She has extensive experience in treating Depression, Anxiety, Traumas, and Domestic Violence.Foojan is the originator and the author for “Awareness Integration” educational and psychological model, a multi-modality approach and intervention toward minimizing Depression, Anxiety while improving Self Esteem and Self Confidence.  Multiple research on this method has been published in international journals and has been presented at Harvard University.Foojan presents internationally and is a leading expert in the field of Online Therapy, She is the Co- author of “Online Therapy: A Therapist's Guide to Expanding Your Practice”, published by W.W. Norton 2005.  She also has a chapter published titled “Life Coaching” in “A Practice that Works: Tips and Strategies for your Stand Alone Therapy Practice”, 2005.  She published an article titled “Moving Away, Moving Toward – Immigration & the Acculturation process” in “Family Therapy” Journal Jan/Feb 2008 pg.26-27. Foojan co-authored a psychological novel about intimate relationships and the self, name “MA”, 2014. Foojan is a contributor to YourTango.com, DivorceForce.com, yogajournal.com, Wholelife.com, Men’s Health, Psychology Today, Reader’s Digest, and The Huffington Post.Foojan hosts the “Inner Voice – A Heartfelt Chat with Dr. Foojan” show in KMET 1490AM/ ABC News Radio as a call in consulting show where she interviews experts.  She is a guest speaker in many universities including Harvard, MIT, UCLA, USC, UC Santa Barbara, and Cal State Long Beach. She has been a guest on the Dr. Phil show in CBS, Fox, Voice of America Television Programs; KPFK 90.7, KIRN 670AM. www.foojan.com
    Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Train

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Authentic Masculinity and the Second Half of Life with Adam Nash LLPC [Episode 37]

    Authentic Masculinity and the Second Half of Life with Adam Nash LLPC [Episode 37]

    Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Adam Nash MA LLPC about his own story of transition to adulthood as they discuss the difficulties of navigating the process of authenticity and understanding one’s own masculinity in the Western World. Adam and Paul discuss the work of Robert Bly, James Hillman, Richard Rohr, Carl Jung, and more regarding this important topic affecting males in the Western World. Paul and Adam talk about the cultural confusion surrounding the labels of “manhood” and the lack of mentorship among males. Paul and Adam discuss some of the pitfalls of males attempting to transition to adulthood without positive role models and guides. Paul and Adam talk about the ego and how important it is to tame the ego at some point in life, and how that relates to moving into the second half of life. Adam and Paul discuss the important work that men may dedicate themselves to in the second half of life—if they choose to. 
    Also discussed: What does it mean to be a man? Postmodern issues related to masculinity. Confusing cultural messages for men. Rites of passage. Moving from childhood to adulthood. Looking for role models. How are men supposed to show up in relationships? Balancing the masculine and feminine. Over- Compensation. The importance and side effects of women filling in the gaps of the absent Father. Dealing with the Ego. Dealing with power and control. Breaking from the patterns of your mother and father. Working toward individuation. Getting stuck. How do we move out of stuckness? Going through difficult times. What can we learn from tough times both internally and externally? The importance of taking a risk in forming your identity. Breaking the mold of your culture. Moving from dualistic thinking to abstract thinking.
    Adam Nash MA LLPC works with adult males and females as therapist at Health for Life Grand Rapids. Adam specializes in Men's work currently utilizing a variety of counseling techniques. Adam is accepting therapy clients at Health for Life Grand Rapids. In addition, Adam utilizes Mindfulness Based Cognitive Techniques and Trauma-Informed Counseling as well. You can schedule a complimentary consultation online here.
    @themanlycounselor (instagram) and Themanlycounselor.com
    Adam's profile on healthforlifegr.com
    Contact Adam Here:
    Call Adam on his direct line: 616-676-7081
    You can email Adam as well: Adamn@healthforlifegr.com
    Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, 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. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433.   Original Music:
    ”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL
    “U (Man Like)" from i,i by Bon Iver     • Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association is working to increase the availability of quality mental health services statewide, increasing education, promoting best practices, and working to keep Licensed Professional Counselors and other professionals accessible by the public.   •  For your Free 30 day trial of Simple Practice Electronic Health Records and to support this podcast, click this link: https://ter.li/appk

    • 1 hr 4 min
    On Anxiety, Control, Change, and the Unpredictability of the Future [Episode 36]

    On Anxiety, Control, Change, and the Unpredictability of the Future [Episode 36]

    Paul Krauss MA LPC shares his current thoughts on the concepts of anxiety, control, change, and the unpredictability of the Future. In this solo episode of the Intentional Clinician Podcast, Paul discusses the human experience and many practical ways to deal with anxiety, change, and unpredictability in life. Paul teaches about related global concepts as well as simple ways to work on thriving during unknown circumstances and unforeseen events. Paul talks about what to do when you are "free falling" and cannot imagine a future at all--and it feels as if "all will be lost." Paul gives some small pragmatic steps that a person can take, a few exercises that one can engage in to be able to tolerate ambiguity--especially when they are grappling with Anxiety, Control, Change, and the Unpredictability of the Future.
    Also discussed: Existential Threats, Actual Threats, Narrative, Autonomic Nervous System, Perceptions, Stability, Instability, Multiple Solutions/ Not One, Dealing with Fear, the nature of life is Change, Impermanence, Smallness, The Big Picture, Awareness, The Taoist Story of "Maybe", Rushing to Judgement, Logic is a Coping Mechanism, Making up Stories, A Stance of Unknowing, Logistics, Attitude, 5 Self-Calming Strategies, Listening, Somatic Therapies, EMDR Therapy, Integrating your Emotional Experiences, How Memories Can Effect Our Behaviors, Participation in Therapy, Writing in a Journal, Self-Reflection, Response instead of a Reaction, Honesty, Saying the Truth, How Often We are Wrong, Our Judgemental Nature,  Mark Twain, Mental Health is an Active Process, Participation, Orientation, Music, The Release of a Free Album of Music by Paul (PAWL- Modified Demos 2010-2013). (Stay tuned to the end of the episode for a preview of songs from Modified Demos).
    Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering distance 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. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433.  Original Music:

    ”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL
    “Nice to be in Love” from Modified Demos (2010-2013) by PAWL
    “The Fifth” from Modified Demos (2010-2013) by PAWL
    “The Cost” from Modified Demos (2010-2013) by PAWL
    “Metropolis” from Modified Demos (2010-2013) by PAWL  • Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association is working to increase the availability of quality mental health services statewide, increasing education, promoting best practices, and working to keep Licensed Professional Counselors and other professionals accessible by the public.  •  For your Free 30 day trial of Simple Practice Electronic Health Records and to support this podcast, click this link: https://ter.li/appk

    • 50 min
    Science, Love, and Infinite Mind with Stephen G. Post, PhD [Episode 35]

    Science, Love, and Infinite Mind with Stephen G. Post, PhD [Episode 35]

    Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Stephen G. Post PhD about his life and work as both a leader in the field of science and participant in realm of spiritual seeking. Paul and Stephen also delve deep into exploring the hidden mystery of human connectedness in this podcast interview. God and Love on Route 80 is a recent book by Stephen G. Post where he tells the story of his life in terms of his search for meaning throughout his adolescence and into adulthood, as he listened to his dreams, pursued a spiritual life, and became an accomplished scientist. Stephen is a career scientist (he has contributed hundreds of scientific publications) and has demonstrated empirically that some of the great philosophies of giving to others and direct attention and love—stand up as best practices for patient care in the medical field among other findings. On the personal side, Stephen Post discusses how many chance meetings (synchronicities) shaped his personal life and career in huge ways. Stephen reflects that how his academic and scientific work led him to many unexpected places and eventually to heading multiple organizations including the institute for Bioethics at Stony Brook University—and how it led to a project with United Nations and some actual high profile threats. Stephen is a delight to speak with and listeners of all stripes should enjoy this interview which runs the gamut from personal narrative, to reflections on spirituality and philosophy, to discussions of scientific studies and publications, and much more.
    Stephen G. Post, PhD, is the bestselling author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Happier, Healthier Life by the Simple Act of Giving (Random House, 2008). The British Medical Journal designated his book, The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995), a medical classic of the 20th century. Post is among a handful of individuals awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the national Alzheimer’s Association. In 2001 he founded the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, which researches and distributes knowledge on kindness, giving, and spirituality. A frequent contributor to major magazines and newspapers including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine, Post has appeared on The Daily Show among other national television programs. Post served as a co-chair of the United Nations Population Fund conference on spirituality and global transformation. He is a Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University, and the founder and director of the Stony Brook Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics. A leader in medicine, research and religion, Dr. Post’s latest book is a meditation on the meaning of life and the importance of spirituality. Visit him online at StephenGPost.com and UnlimitedLoveInstitute.org.
    Check here to buy the book “Love and God on Route 80”
    Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering distance 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. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433.  Original Music:

    ”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL
    “Sister” from My Regime by Kelley Stoltz
    “Leaf Off/ The Cave” from Vestiges & Claws by Jose Gonzalez   • Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association ( please join us). MMHCA is working to increase the availability of quality mental

    • 1 hr 34 min
    How to Survive Teen Addiction (alcohol and drugs) with author Andrew Tennison [Episode 34]

    How to Survive Teen Addiction (alcohol and drugs) with author Andrew Tennison [Episode 34]

    Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews author Andrew Tennison who tells his real-life story about how he almost lost his son to addiction, how he coped, and how his son ultimately was able to overcome his addiction. In addition to telling his true story, Andrew Tennison is a consummate mental health professional and excellent author. He shares best practices for parents and families facing the challenges of dealing with addiction, as well as important facts and wisdom from his career. Andrew Tennison is the author of an excellent book which is part memoir and part educational manual for parents entitled: Killing the Bear: Surviving Teen Addiction.
    On Killing the Bear: "Over the past fifty years, the face of addiction has changed in America–it has become much younger. It is estimated that 90% of serious problems with alcohol and drugs in our country begin between the ages of 12 and 20. Unfortunately, our efforts toward the prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug use by youth have not kept pace with this new reality. For parents who have found themselves dealing day to day with a teen caught in the grips of addiction, the gap between this new reality and the inadequate remedies is often overwhelming. Despite a successful career in the field of mental health, Andrew Tennison was one such parent. While he knew how to help children and teens who had suffered from abuse and neglect, he knew nothing about how to help his own son, Ian, as he slipped into the nether world of aggressive alcohol and drug use. Killing The Bear is his story about what it was like to be a parent of a teen struggling with addiction and what he did about it. Written for parents who are traveling a similar path or those who want to help such families, Killing The Bear provides both a personal account of living with teen addiction and practical ways of surviving it."
    Click here to buy 'Killing the Bear' book.
    Click here to Follow Killing the Bear Book and the Author on Facebook.
    Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering distance 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. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 
     
    Original music:

    ”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL
    “Good Boy Young” [DEMO Version] from Motel by ttypes/ PAWL (available everywhere in 2020)
     
    Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association ( please join us). MMHCA is working to increase the availability of quality mental health services statewide, increasing education, promoting best practices, and working to keep Licensed Professional Counselors and other professionals accessible by the public.
     
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    UPDATE: Michigan Counselors Jobs are Saved. HB4325 Passes Unianmously. Listen to the Story.

    UPDATE: Michigan Counselors Jobs are Saved. HB4325 Passes Unianmously. Listen to the Story.

    In this special episode of the Intentional Clinician Podcast, Paul Krauss MA LPC reports on the developments in the state of Michigan which almost led to the job loss of 10,000+ Counselors and almost resulted in 300,000+ patients losing access to mental health care (when the Licensing and Regulatory Authority (LARA) of Michigan overrode the wishes of the entire Michigan Board of Counseling (who was ironically appointed by LARA to be the experts on the field of Counseling) and declared that it was changing a 31 year old rule for 'clarification purposes' among other doublespeak--which would have rendered LPCs unable to practice in the State of Michigan--even though LARA denied that fact...). This caused a rush of advocacy led by the Michigan Mental Health Association and other Counselors to pass a bill to update the rules for LARA, so that the changes would be negated. The bill was HB4325, sponsored by Representative Aaron Miller. The bill had been around for years and was waiting for this moment.
    The good news is that the Michigan Legislature listened to the 5000+ counselors that formed a coalition with the Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association--with both the House and Senate passing HB4325 unanimously. The bill is to be signed by the Governor of Michigan on Oct 29, 2019.
    Paul Krauss MA LPC comments on the happenings in Michigan. NOTE: There is much more to be said on this subject than is in the episode. Paul then plays a series of recordings by Counselors involved in the fight to oppose LARA's arbitrary rule changes and to pass HB4325 in Michigan.
    Featured Speakers for this Special Episode:
    Members of the Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association
    Napoleon Harrington, LPC
    LaNeisha Murphy, LPC
    James Blundo, LPC
    Actual Applause from when the Michigan Senate passed HB4325 Unanimously on October 17, 2019
    Napoleon Harrington, LPC (part 2)
    Dennille McIver LPC  
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    Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association ( please join us). MMHCA is working to increase the availability of quality mental health services statewide, increasing education, promoting best practices, and working to keep Licensed Professional Counselors and other professionals accessible by the public.
    Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering distance 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. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 
    Original music:
    ”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL
    “Northern Sky” from Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
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    • 54 min

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