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URGENT: Michigan moving to stop Counselors from practicing. Michigan to lay off 10,000 LPCs. est 250,000-300,000 patients to lose their counselors (ACTION NEEDED)

URGENT: Michigan moving to stop Counselors from practicing. Michigan to lay off 10,000 LPCs. est 250,000-300,000 patients to lose their counselors (ACTION NEEDED)

September 18, 2019
Get involved with the Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association now, and read their detailed article on this issue facing LPCs and their patients in the state of Michigan.
 
YOU can help save 300,000+ patients from losing their counselors this year in the State of Michigan.
YOU can help save the jobs of over 10,000 LPCs and LLPCs in the State of Michigan.
All it takes is a few minutes submitting comments to Michigan's LARA (Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs). If you are wanting to do more, please email and call the following addresses ( a sample letter is at the bottom of this page, or review the facts here and come up with your own statement.
 
Let's be clear, LARA's (Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs) SUDDEN and URGENT move to change the rules that have been established since 1988, is not necessary, there is a House Bill 4325 that would update the 1988 bill and clear up any ambiguity in the language--but LARA is not waiting for that--they have called for a rushed hearing on Oct 4, 2019 to change the rules, which would nullify House Bill 4325 and the ability for LPCs to practice in the state of Michigan. LARA is attempting to push through an artificial restriction that would literally change the scope of practice that LPCs currently have--properly diagnosing and providing psychotherapy for over 30 years in the state of Michigan.
 
Submit Comments to this Email Address by October 4, 2019:
 
or come hang out with LPCs for the day:

A hearing will be held on these proposed Rules on October 4, 2019 at 9 am at the G. Mennen Williams Building Auditorium, 525 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, MI 48893.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ARE PRESENT TO TESTIFY AGAINST THESE RULES!!!

Click here for a form letter made by The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan.

Click here for a document on Action Steps LPCs and their Allies can take (lots of great details!!!)

If you want to help beyond the initial email

 
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Office:
Phone: (517) 335-7858
https://somgovweb.state.mi.us/GovRelations/ShareOpinion.aspx

Speaker of the House, Lee Chatfield's Office:

Phone: (517) 373-2629
Email: LeeChatfield@house.mi.gov

Senate Majority Leader, Mike Shirkey:
Phone: (517) 373-5932

 
To find your state rep by your address:
 
To find your state senator by your address:
 
A sample letter--but feel free to write from the heart:
 
The work of counselors is imperative in the socioeconomic health of the State of Michigan, and compromising an entire profession's ability to do the work they have been doing for decades is not only absurd but will render profound economic ramifications
 
There is an excellent bill waiting to pass to make sure the LPC scope of practice is solidified. It is called House Bill 4325 (proposed substitute H-3). We urge LARA and the Governmental Authorities of Michigan to focus on passing House Bill 4325 before attempting to cut an entire industry off at the knees. 
 
Highlighted points
1. Michigan already has a shortage of mental health professionals.
2. We are in the middle of a suicide epidemicopioid epidemic, and teen depression is at an all-time high. We need LPCs practicing independently as they have since 1988.
3. Over 10,000 LPC Counselors will not be able to practice if this passes.
4. These LPC Counselors will lose their private practices, and their financial life is at risk, as well as their dependents and support staff.
5. This proposed rule change is wrong for the people of Michigan.
 
Another Detailed Article here:
Related News Stories:
 
 
 
 
Submit Comments by US MAIL
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Ottawa Building
611 W. Ottawa
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909
 
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Phone: 517-335-9700
A National Violence Prevention Hotline: Why and How? [Episode 31]

A National Violence Prevention Hotline: Why and How? [Episode 31]

September 6, 2019

Simply put, this is the audio recording of the speech “Why we need a National Violence Prevention Hotline” that Paul Krauss MA LPC gave on May 17, 2019 at the Cultural Impact Conference held in Chicago, IL. This conference was hosted by the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

"Learn about a bold new national effort to save innocent lives and curb violence in the United States by focusing on reaching potential offenders before they act: The National Violence Prevention Hotline."

The Speech= Paul talking w/ Slides split screen: https://youtu.be/5cqW0ryKGzM
The Speech= Slides only w/ Audio: https://youtu.be/qW-LyHx50v8

Learn more and get involved with the National Violence Prevention Hotline project here:
https://www.violencepreventionhotline.org/

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 the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors.

References utilized during the speech:

1. Sipsma, H. L., Canavan, M. E., Rogan, E., Taylor, L. A., Talbert-Slagle, K. M., & Bradley, E. H. (2017). Spending on social and public health services and its association with homicide in the USA: an ecological study. BMJ Open, 7(10). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016379

2. Sumner, S. A., Mercy, J. A., Dahlberg, L. L., Hillis, S. D., Klevens, J., & Houry, D. (2015). Violence in the United States. JAMA, 314(5), 478. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2015.8371

3. Torrey, E. F. (2011). Stigma and Violence: Isn't It Time to Connect the Dots? Schizophrenia Bulletin, 37(5), 892–896. https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbr057

4. Stuart, H. (2003). Violence and mental illness: an overview. World Psychiatry, (June), 121–124. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1525086/

5. Mental Health Myths and Facts, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, August 29, 2017. mentalhealth.gov/basics/mental-health-myths-facts. Accessed Dec 8, 2018.

6. Baer, D. (2016, July 08). The Dallas Police Force Is Evidence That 'De-escalation' Policing Works. Retrieved fromhttps://www.thecut.com/2016/07/deescalation-policing-works.html

7. Botelho, G., Kuo, V., & Levs, J. (2013, August 23). Antoinette Tuff hailed as 'true hero' out of Georgia school shooting. Retrieved fromhttps://www.cnn.com/2013/08/21/us/georgia-school-gunshots/index.html

  1. Cohen, M. A., Miller, T. R., & Rossman, S. B. (1994). The Costs and Consequences of Violent Behavior in the United States. In Understanding and Preventing Violence(Vol. 4, Consequences and Control, pp. 67-166). Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press. doi:10.17226/4422

 

9. Dastagir, A. E. (2018, December 17). What actually happens when you call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Retrieved fromhttps://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/09/10/suicide-hotline-national-suicide-prevention-lifeline-what-happens-when-you-call/966151002/

  1. George, R. (2013, August 21). Antoinette Tuff: Meet the Woman Who Prevented a Mass School Shooting Yesterday. Retrieved fromhttps://mic.com/articles/60379/antoinette-tuff-meet-the-woman-who-prevented-a-mass-school-shooting-yesterday#.zOAJaFkR8
  2. Godlasky, A., & Dastagir, A. E. (2018, December 21). Suicide rate up 33% in less than 20 years, yet funding lags behind other top killers. Retrieved from https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/surviving-suicide/2018/11/28/suicide-prevention-suicidal-thoughts-research-funding/971336002/

 

  1. Gramlich, J. (2019, January 03). 5 facts about crime in the U.S. Retrieved from https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/01/03/5-facts-about-crime-in-the-u-s/

 

  1. National Domestic Violence Hotline. (2019, February 27). National Domestic Violence Hotline Projects Three Million Calls One Year Earlier Than Expected. Retrieved from https://www.thehotline.org/2013/01/29/national-domestic-violence-hotline-projects-three-million-calls-one-year-earlier-than-expected/

 

  1. Roose, K. (2019, March 15). A Mass Murder of, and for, the Internet. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/15/technology/facebook-youtube-christchurch-shooting.html
  2. Reuters. (June 11). Suicide prevention programs call for more funding. Retrieved from https://www.foxnews.com/health/suicide-prevention-programs-call-for-more-funding
  3. The Peace Alliance. (n.d.). Statistics on Violence & Peace. Retrieved from https://peacealliance.org/tools-education/statistics-on-violence/
  4. WITW Staff. (2018, October 24). Quick-thinking New Jersey woman stops would-be school shooting in Kentucky, officials say. Retrieved from https://womenintheworld.com/2018/10/24/quick-thinking-new-jersey-woman-stops-would-be-school-shooting-in-kentucky-officials-say/
  5. Analysis | More than 228,000 students have experienced gun violence at school since Columbine. (n.d.). Retrieved May 09, 2019, from https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/local/school-shootings-database/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.53f6526dcba0

Audio clips utilized during the speech:

ABC News: The Horror Behind the Georgia School Shooting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEErwwPjpHA

Story at the end of the speech as read by Jack Kornfield
https://beherenownetwork.com/jack-kornfield-heart-wisdom-ep-92-stories-that-open-the-mind-mend-the-heart-and-lead-to-joy/

Original music, used: 

"Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL

“Low Flyin’ Bird from Mangy Love by Cass McCombs

Podcast Pioneer, Professor, and Psychologist Dr. Dave of Shrink Rap Radio (an interview) [Episode 30]

Podcast Pioneer, Professor, and Psychologist Dr. Dave of Shrink Rap Radio (an interview) [Episode 30]

September 1, 2019

In this episode, Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews "Dr. Dave" (David Van Nuys, Ph.D) about multiple topics including working in the early days of podcasting, his time as a Psychology Professor, and his now-famous podcast Shrink Rap Radio. In this interview, Dr. Dave discusses many diverse aspects of Psychology, shares many stories about his life, talks about some of his favorite interviews, and how podcasting has opened doors to many different human connections in his life. Paul examines how Dr. Dave's work has influenced so many people in the field of Psychology and counseling pre, during, and post graduate school and how valuable conversations are.

David Van Nuys, Ph.D. received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan and has worked as a licensed psychotherapist in both California and New Hampshire. He has led personal growth workshops at various growth centers around the U.S. and Europe.He is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Sonoma State University and served as that department's Chair for seven years. The SSU psychology department has a longstanding reputation for its commitment to humanistic, transpersonal, and existential approaches to psychology. In addition to producing the Wise Counsel podcast for Mental Help Net (which is focused on mental health, wellness and psychotherapy), Dr. Van Nuys also produces Shrink Rap Radio podcasts with a broader focus on topics in psychology. Dr. Van Nuys has published scores of articles in both scholarly and popular periodicals and is co-author of the 2001 book, This Is The Zodiac Speaking: Into The Mind Of A Serial Killer.

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 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

“Le Voyage de Penelope” from Moon Safari by Air

“Figures Of A New Color” from Alone, Not Alone by Montag

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Growing up “Black” in the United States, Fear, Empathy, and more with Chris Blount [Episode 29]

Growing up “Black” in the United States, Fear, Empathy, and more with Chris Blount [Episode 29]

August 1, 2019

Paul Krauss MA LPC talks with Chris Blount about his experiences growing up as an African-American male in the United States. Chris discusses his experiences in the African-American community, and his experiences interacting with diverse cultures. Chris and Paul discuss their experiences becoming friends. Chris and Paul discuss personal growth through conversations and face-to-face conversations. They also discuss racism, stereotypes, “fear of the other”, projection, violence, the media, communication and more. Further, Chris discusses his thoughts about how one’s environment can influence their state of mind and sense of safety.

Also discussed: chance meetings, New Year’s Eve parties, Seattle, Tacoma, On Purpose Recordings, New Orleans, Chicago, genuine friendships, music, Wu Tang Clan, podcasts, Profoundly Ignorant Podcast, Chris Talks Podcast, “political geekery”, laughing on airplanes, cultural competence, learning from people who are “different than you”, exposure to culture, media, inner city upbringing, the culture of New Orleans, nontraditional households and upbringing, stepparents, trauma, crime, murder rates, police corruption and violence, kids going to school, bullies, poor neighborhoods, differences in schools, a deficit of options and opportunities, school counselors, “newsworthy” neighborhoods, Soldier Slim, adaptation, adjusting to trauma, “the hood”, we are all human, stereotypes, cultural lenses, suburbs, urban areas, living in a motel, how the news media paints pictures, The show “Cops”, labeling others, racism, cultural encapsulation, there is bias, and there are biases that you aren’t even aware of, projection, assumptions, lack of conversations, American Slavery, the South of the United States, the Bible Belt, Southern culture norms degrading African-American people, feeling “less than human”, not much exposure to people from other cultures, David Duke, KKK, curiosity, college, moving out of your comfort zone, Majoring in Psychology, we all have cultural differences—but we all have similarities, being online too much, how do we be friends?, social media, twitter fights, tribalism, projection, anger, how your environment affects your thinking, race relations, segregation, fear of the other, Alderman, fear, leaving your comfort zone, Chance the Rapper, PTSD, Black Lives Matter, Trayvon Martin, black males, negative experiences with the police, police brutality, a trip to the corner store ending up in a jail stay, how online videos have changed things, viewing murders online and no accountability, bogus charges, Anglo-Saxon is the predominant culture, chameleon, blending, paranoia, living in fear, Dallas Police Department, education of officers, psych 101, why does it have to take problems before we express empathy, authoritarian, emotions, knowledge, policing your own community, relationships, racist agendas, protection and defense, innocence lost, trying to see the good in people, institutional racism, the prison industrial complex, the message you get from the system, the People’s History of the United States, trust, “You’ve got to be carefully taught”, confirmatory bias, This American Life episode about “Cops”, transgenerational trauma, American slavery, “pain travels”, integrating high schools, cynicism, confronting abuse of power, the importance of white people speaking up on racist issues, the importance of straight people to speak on the importance of LBGTQA issues, getting involved in your community, civil rights, the New Orleans Saints, being the only person of color or the only white person at a party, the CTA, music is the universal language, knowledge is the cure, having discussions, bringing more awareness, finding a common ground, get out of your comfort zone, you get the same energy back that you put out there, honesty and authenticity,

Links from episode:

This American Life regarding the show “Cops” https://www.thisamericanlife.org/675/im-on-tv/act-one-7

“You’ve got to be carefully taught”
https://genius.com/Richard-rodgers-youve-got-to-be-carefully-taught-lyrics

Transgenerational Trauma
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transgenerational_trauma

Baer, D. (2016, July 08). The Dallas Police Force Is Evidence That 'De-escalation' Policing Works. Retrieved from https://www.thecut.com/2016/07/deescalation-policing-works.html

Chris Blount runs a music and podcast studio (On Purpose Recordings) in Tacoma, Washington. He is a Father, Husband, Hip-Hop Artist, podcaster, and jack-of-all trades. Chris is the host of two podcasts, Profoundly Ignorant and Chris Talks. Chris grew up in New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina devastated his neighborhood, he moved to Chicago, IL —where he and Paul Krauss became friends. Chris lives with his wife and three children in Tacoma, Washington. 

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 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 (used with permission):

Drifting Away” featuring Pawl from Open Wounds by Chris Blount

“Drifting Away” [Instrumental] from Open Wounds by Chris Blount

Running of the Dead” Featuring Julia Massey from Great and Powerful by Gentlemen of Leisure Collective (GoL.Life)

Cheers” from I WIN by Chris Blount

Only You” featuring Chris Blount from I’m Not Here by Pawl & Keeynote

More by the Gentlemen of Leisure collective here: https://soundcloud.com/leisuregents

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How to End Self-Criticism with Dr. Karthik Ramanan (plus more on EMDR Therapy) [Episode 28]

How to End Self-Criticism with Dr. Karthik Ramanan (plus more on EMDR Therapy) [Episode 28]

July 20, 2019

Paul Krauss MA LPC talks with Dr. Karthik Ramanan about his passion for helping individuals end self-criticism. Dr. K shares some of his strategies with Paul as well as the way he works with people individually and reaches a larger audience with “The Dr. K show.” Dr. K also discusses his personal journey of going through a difficult time in his life and how he utilized EMDR therapy and other strategies to help him move through it. Dr. K does not shy away from sharing about the difficult times or personal life struggles and is open and authentic about his experiences. What Dr. K shares may inspire you if you have been struggling and are not sure what to do. Paul and Dr. K discuss strategies for helping oneself that are practical as well as clinical interventions that may help. 

Dr. Karthik Ramanan is a naturopathic medical doctor, inspirational speaker, and the host of the weekly online show, "The Dr. K Show." Dr. K specializes in everyday mental health and lifestyle medicine, and he helps ambitious individuals end self-criticism. He teaches the principles of everyday mental health through the lens of his personal health and psychological transformation and his education and experience as a physician. He inspires achievement-oriented individuals to get out of their own way, take intentional action, and create their ideal version of themselves to lead a purpose-driven life.

Download Dr. K's Journal to reclaim your mornings for free here: http://drkjournal.com

Website: http://drkarthikramanan.com

YouTube: http://youtube.com/drkarthikramanan

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drkarthikramanan/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/dr.karthikramanan 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dr.karthikramanan

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 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

“Reunion” from Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming by M83

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Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion with Sivie Suckerman, LMHC [Episode 27]

Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion with Sivie Suckerman, LMHC [Episode 27]

June 30, 2019

In this episode, Paul Krauss MA LPC talks with Sivie Suckerman about Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion. Sivie discusses how to cultivate the ability to observe one's experiences with curiosity and kindness. Sivie and Paul discuss how to work on a way of relating to one's self and one's experiences with a non-judgemental attitude. If one came of age in a situation where they were motivated by criticism, it can be difficult to change one's internal thinking habits. Sivie goes on to further elucidate how Self-Compassion fits in with Mindfulness-Based practices and Buddhist Psychology.

Also Discussed: Seattle, craftsman homes, urban gardens, old friends, Episode 11 of The Intentional Clinician Podcast, Western Culture, Judgemental attitudes, hyper-criticism, motivation, self-loathing, comparisons, focusing, identity, identification, suffering, life journeys, non-questions, berating the self, widening the gaze, impermanence, the importance of experiences versus theorizing, your favorite teacher, EMDR therapy, Mindfulness Based therapies, bad things will happen, unconscious patterns, Jung, acceptance, allowing, Jack Kornfield, Buddhism, the natural occurrence of suffering, becoming more human, human experience, fighting reality, symptoms, non-acceptance, awareness, getting stuck, spinning in our minds, metaphors, being an observer, feeling our experiences, Kristin Neff, reading, noticing, meta-consciousness, and more.

Sivie Suckerman, LMHC provides Therapy, Mindfulness Classes, and Consulting Services in Seattle, WA. Sivie also serves as a supervisor to other counselors. Sivie received her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2007 and has practiced in community mental health, crisis services, school-based mental health, residential, and women's health agencies. She is also a Certified Mindful Schools Instructor and Level II Little Flower Yoga Teacher. In addition, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Acting with an emphasis in Original Works from Cornish College of the Arts in 1998. Learn more here: http://www.siviesuckerman.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 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

“Come in Alone” from Loveless by My Bloody Valentine

“Starlight” from Mercury by Earth Girl Helen Brown

 

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An Interview with Kent Dobson (Philosophy, Nature-Based Practices, Self-Discovery, Personal Transformation, etc.) [Episode 26]

An Interview with Kent Dobson (Philosophy, Nature-Based Practices, Self-Discovery, Personal Transformation, etc.) [Episode 26]

May 25, 2019

In this episode, Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Kent Dobson about philosophy, practical applications and practices for self-reflection and exploration, as well as his own personal transformation and story. Paul and Kent also discuss Kent's current work, which includes leading people through nature-based practices, teaching at C3, his podcast “Hints and Guesses”, and guiding people on journeys (both through nature-based practices and on actual historical tours).

Paul and Kent discuss his story, philosophy, nature-based practices, self-discovery, personal transformation. Paul and Kent discuss nature-based practices as experiential tools for self-discovery, personal transformation, cultural change, and more.

Also Discussed:
Quitting a job, disorientation, waking up, losing direction, losing a parent, writing, the process of descent, the call of the soul, psychotherapy, the second half of life, narratives, invitations, initiations, rites of passage, Richard Rohr, Carl Jung, James Hollis, James Hillman, Bill Plotkin, Mary Oliver, Western Culture, confusion, young adults, maturation, depth psychology, storytelling, counseling, indoctrination, materialism, avoiding depth, thought control, permission, transformation, break through, break down, integration, self-reflection, religion, orthodox beliefs, afterlife, faith, action, the unknown, a mystery onto oneself, the psyche, consumer culture, fantasy, fundamentalism, paradox, complexities, black-and-white values, labels, deep listening, growth, safety, habits, fear, public statements, identity politics, identity spirituality, group identity, tribalism, individuality, perception, shaping thoughts, news, media, face-to-face conversation, speaking and listening through filters, rules for trust, drawing lines based on following, post-truth, postmodernism, modern journalism or advertising, fear influences group identity, ego break-down, the shadow, authenticity, internet culture, scapegoating, projection, embracing the opposites, thin-level culture, end of different eras in religion, the great stories, anxiety, leaving the village, the call of individuation, Abraham (the three tiers of beginning a journey), a journey, fairy tales, Marie Louise von Franz, Joseph Campbell, symbol, metaphor, belief versus action, framing, historicity, Christ, waking up, suffering, archetypes, the hero’s journey, St. Francis, trauma, to live in service, Women who run with the wolves, life-death-life-cycle of all things, myths, Disney, being “ok” with “unknowing”, longing, grief, what does the soul want? Nature-Based Practices, Nature-Based Experiences, utilizing the natural world as a mirror, dreams, the unconscious, learning from natural observation, encountering our motivations, how to do we change, existentialism, Matthew Fox, a larger cosmology, Thomas Berry, a relationship with the Earth, Nature-based practices, transcendence, handing over control, becoming a process guide, experiential therapy, risk taking, silent retreats, vision fast, lack of control, identity, challenging our preconceptions, practical ways to de-stress, disorientation to mental patterns, emotional recognition, contemplation, a relationship with your gold and your darkness, “knowing” something in the ego-sense versus “deep knowing” from experience, information overload, application, inner-work, Rilke, Sigor Ros, Suffering with meaning, helping others, Buddhism, commonalities, mortality, death, the first half of life and the second half of life, What is the most meaningful things, courage, choosing a path with meaning, the soul, challenges, numinous, clues, asking questions, poetry, conversations.

Kent Dobson has many titles, among them “teacher”, “biblical scholar” and “tour guide.” He is the author of “Bitten by a Camel: Leaving church, finding God”, host of the Podcast “Hints and Guesses”, lead teacher at “C3: West Michigan’s inclusive spiritual community”, and is currently in the Soul Apprenticeship Program at the Animus Valley Institute.

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 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

In Another Life (Edit)” from In Another Life by Sandro Perri

What is Trauma-Informed Care and Counseling? What are Trauma Specific Interventions? And Introducing The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids [Episode 25]

What is Trauma-Informed Care and Counseling? What are Trauma Specific Interventions? And Introducing The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids [Episode 25]

April 30, 2019

In this solo episode, Paul Krauss MA LPC discusses the many aspects of trauma-informed healthcare and trauma-informed counseling. Paul works to address many frequently asked questions in this episode: What is trauma? Have I, or someone I know, experienced emotional or psychological trauma? What are traumatic Events? What can happen to someone after they suffer from a traumatic event? What is trauma-informed counseling? How is a trauma-informed therapist different from standard counseling? Why is trauma-informed counseling important? Are there trauma-specific interventions that don’t require a great deal of talking? What if I don’t identify as having experienced traumatic events, can I still participate in therapy with a trauma-informed counselor? What does relief of symptoms caused by trauma involve? Is it true that Anxiety, Anger, Depression, Relationship Issues, and more can be rooted in past traumatic experiences?

Further, Paul defines and discusses the multiple trauma-specific interventions, including: EMDR Therapy, Somatic Experience Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and more. Lastly, Paul Krauss MA LPC unveils the work of the clinic he is working on developing in Grand Rapids Michigan: The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids.

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 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

“Alone in Kyoto” from Talkie Walkie by AIR

 

Art, Mental Health, and a Living Philosophy w/ Doug Bale [Episode 24]

Art, Mental Health, and a Living Philosophy w/ Doug Bale [Episode 24]

April 1, 2019

Paul Krauss MA LPC engages in long-form conversation with Doug Bale, a Phoenix-based artist and musician. They discuss art and mental health and many different ways to work on a living philosophy that is open to experimentation and new perspectives. Doug discusses how engaging in the artist community and producing art has helped his life in many ways; including with his mental and emotional wellness. Paul and Doug discuss engaging in therapy as well as many different ways that people can participate in individual and group healing practices. Paul and Doug discuss many different topics and perspectives related to philosophy and finding a way to utilize an ever evolving philosophy based on reading, experiences, and many other aspects. Paul and Doug both discuss their experiences in different work places and how this has influenced their mental health. Paul and Doug cover a lot of conversational ground as you can see below (but mostly this podcast is centered around, Art, Mental Health, and a Living Philosophy).

Also Discussed: Chance Meetings, The Perils of Living in a Guesthouse (Casita), Rustic Digs, Burritos, Living in a Downtown Area, Glove Box, Playing in Bands, Playing Bass Guitar, Tourism, Grand Ave Art Walk, Trans Am Coffee Shop, Murals, Collages, Community Involvement, Art Galleries, Dingbat Mentalities, Coffee Shops, Part-Time Jobs, Downtown Phoenix, The Tempe Arizona Music Scene, Collaborations, Corporate Jobs, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Isolation, Doing instead of Stewing, Exercise, Connection to a Safe Group, Bill Plotkin, Counseling, Psychotherapy, Art Therapy, Enjoyment in Creation or Art, The Salad Bar Metaphor, Writing Music, Advertising and Sales Jobs, Energy Art, Abstract Art, Calling, Loving What You Do, Manipulation through Sales Tactics, Non Linear Thinking, Terrance McKenna, Chanukah, Enjoying Different Cultures, Citizens of the World, Grandma Moses, Art Studios, Consumerism, Quality versus Productivity, Gratitude, Acceptance, Joy, Alignment, Chicken-Fried/ Swiss-Cheesed, saying “Yes!”, Living off of Art, Mike Doughty, Patreon, The Post Office, Waiters who are also Comedians (Mayor of None, Chicago), David Liebe Hart, Treasure Mammal, Emotional Regulation, Jazz and Improvisation, Structure and Mental Health, Tolerating Ambiguity and Mystery, Ideologies, Joseph Campbell, Religions of the World, Binary Thinking, Fundamentalism, Mysticism, Power, Control, Guilt and Shame, Western Thought Paradigm examining Eastern Thought, Rabbi Heschel, Luminary, Marshall Mcluhan, Alan Watts, Archetypes, Carl Jung, James Hillman, Myths, Collective Consciousness, Collective Unconscious, Learning, Being “Open” to other’s perspectives, Types of Grapes and Wine Metaphor, Understanding Your Shadow, Humanism, Empathy, Ascending Culture versus Descending Culture, Grand Narratives, Young People want the Truth, The Authenticity Movement, Myopic Thinking, The Shadow Economy, Friendship, Labeling, Exploratory Thinking, Coping Skills, Inner Work, Working a Practice, Practicing, The Importance of Ritual, Creative Economy, Projection, Stress and the IQ, Social Media, Mel Brown, Unfinished Art, Creativity, Elizabeth Gilbert, Selling Art, Flow State, Doug Bale’s Artistic Influences, Visionary Art, Mental Fitness, Tiger Woods, Paul Klee, All Things Shining, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, James Joyce, Reading Books, Reducing Judgmental Thinking, What has Influenced our Learning, Humility, Studio G, Pino’s Pizza, Also, Peter Piper Pizza, and Z Pizza.

Doug Bale has been thrown back into the community of Phoenix art scene by completing a large mural at Trans Am Coffee shop on Grand Avenue. Being thrown back into the community and meeting new artists has invigorated his artwork. Currently he is creating abstract pieces and doing digital meditation heads. He has participated in several group and solo shows in galleries, restaurants and coffee shops.  

“I deal with color on an intuitive level. I pick colors in the moment with a digital pallet of infinite color choices. My tools lend to an “in the moment”  flow.  With digital art I will have a color appear in my head first and then I add it to the design. I often combine unusual colors that create a distinct vibration and energy to the design.  The same is true for my mixed media work.  My studio has paint tubes scattered all over my work space. The piece I'm working on will in a way  “call”  to the color that needs to be added next.”
https://dougbale.bigcartel.com/
https://society6.com/dougbale
You can follow Doug's art on Instagram: @dougbale    

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 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.

RESOURCES referenced in this podcast (from Doug Bale):

Influences on Doug’s art:
Paul Klee https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Klee

Alex Grey https://www.alexgrey.com/

Skateboarding art
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Ed Templeton  https://www.artsy.net/artist/ed-templeton


Basquiat/ Picasso/ heavy hitters. Eras of Modern art. 

Bauhuaus. https://www.widewalls.ch/bauhaus-manifesto-key-points/

Creative Economy Bucks the Trend, Grows Despite Slowdown in Global Trade https://unctad.org/en/pages/PressRelease.aspx?OriginalVersionID=499

Current explorations:
Terrence McKenna
Robert Anton Wilson
Hermes Tris

Past influence:
Herman Melville
Marshal McCluhan

All Things Shining (Book): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10087892-all-things-shining

Studio G on 7th Ave in Phoenix: https://www.facebook.com/dtwphx/

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Music Used with Permission:

Ghost Arrives by Flighty Tronys from Flighty Tronys 1
(Flighty Tronys are Doug Bale’s other band that is not Mergatron: Paul Krauss played keyboards on Mergatron’s album “More than Miles”)

Sugar Free Jazz by Soul Coughing from Ruby Vroom

Shades of Currency [Instrumental] by PAWL from Archetypes

Learning about Dr. Bruce Perry M.D., Ph.D’s Neurosequential Model with Randy Webb [Episode 23]

Learning about Dr. Bruce Perry M.D., Ph.D’s Neurosequential Model with Randy Webb [Episode 23]

February 27, 2019

Randy Webb MA MC LPC LMHC returns to the Intentional Clinician to discuss Dr. Bruce Perry M.D., Ph.D’s Neurosequential Model. Randy and host, Paul Krauss MA LPC, explain what the Neurosequential Model is and discuss the immense amounts research by Dr. Bruce Perry and other leaders in the fields of trauma-informed care and neurobiology. Randy and Paul discuss possible applications for the Neurosequential Model and the emerging research on trauma, stress, and the human nervous system in the fields of psychotherapy, health care in general, education, the justice system, government policy, and more. Randy and Paul discuss cultural barriers and the older system of medicine, compared to the emerging Trauma-Informed Care and its implications for our communities and how we live. Further discussed is how the emerging research of neurobiology and the human nervous system could actually bring out positive ideas and promote methods that could help people live more fulfilling lives. In fact, the emerging research on the nervous system and Dr. Perry’s Neurosequential Model has implications far beyond healthcare and if understood and applied with care--it could shift culture and promote more unity among the human race.
 Also discussed: Bert Powell MA, Human Development, Emotional Regulation, Brain Organization, Protective Factors, Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, Early Childhood Developmental Trauma, Nervous System Development, Environment and Community, Brain Structure, Attachment, Empathy, Mirror Neurons, Counseling, Peter Levine Ph.D., Counseling Research, Scott Miller Ph.D., The Child Trauma Academy, Therapeutic Group Homes, Trauma Informed Care, Violence, Stress, Working with Caregivers, Dosages of Change and Stress, Strength-Based Approach versus Pointing out Pathologies, The Justice System, Education System, the limits of the diagnostic system, the limits of behaviorism, root causes of acting out, Dissociation, Explosive Behaviors, Adaptive Information Processing Model, Human Relationships, Diversity, Uniting the Opposites and more.

Randy Webb MA MC LPC LMHC works in Phoenix, AZ as a Private Practice Counselor, TRN/ HAP EMDR Facilitator, and a learning consultant for a large behavioral health organization in Maricopa County Arizona.

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 travels to 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. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433.

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Learn more about Dr. Bruce Perry M.D., Ph.D’s work below:

http://childtrauma.org/

http://teacher.scholastic.com/professional/bruceperry/

https://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/trauma/docs/Dr-Bruce-Perry-Bio.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_D._Perry

Original music:
”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL

“Smaller Rivers” from Sam Prekop by Sam Prekop

“A Cloud to the Back” from Sam Prekop by Sam Prekop

“Any Day” from Any Day by The Sea and Cake

A Lifetime at the Piano [Episode 22]

A Lifetime at the Piano [Episode 22]

December 23, 2018

This episode tells a personal story of my grandfather Wally Krauss’ life at the piano. I am helped by my father, brother, and some home recordings. My grandfather was an amateur pianist and organist who for 80 years shared his gift and talent with family, his many friends in various social circles, church groups, senior homes, and restaurants. My grandfather played piano daily into his 95th year of life. This episode will feature home recordings of his playing and storytelling. Also, my father describes growing up with such a musical father, and discusses research results which show that playing the piano influences brain development and plasticity for both children and elderly. Regarding psychology, we will also discuss how a positive attitude and outlook on life can influence your overall well-being. I also talk to my brother about grandfather’s influence on his life and how we are working to carry the torch of creating and playing music as part of our family heritage. I hope you enjoy it. This is the second episode in a series about music. The first episode was my interview with musician Kelley Stolz (episode 17).

Concepts Discussed: Immigrating to the USA from Germany, Learning English, A Positive Attitude, Practicing, Piano Playing, Brain Plasticity, The Elderly Staying Active, Youtube, Reddit, Bandcamp, Storytelling, Family Culture, etc.

You can hear all of our recordings of Wally’s piano playing and much more at Happypiano1’s Youtube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/happypiano1/

Listen to more here: https://wallykrauss.bandcamp.com/

Tim’s music Here:
https://ttttypes.bandcamp.com/
https://www.patreon.com/ttttypes
and his music videos:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ttttypes

Paul’s Music Here:
https://pawl.bandcamp.com/
http://pawlmusic.com/

A new album will be released in 2019 featuring Tim and Paul called “Motel”

For the research on music and the brain, click here.

Featured Songs from Home Cassette & Video Recordings:
1. Ain’t Misbehavin As Performed by Wally Krauss
2. Selections from Bach As Performed by Wally Krauss
3. Selections from Bach As Performed by Wally Krauss
4. Till There was You As Performed by Wally Krauss
5. People Say As Performed by Wally Krauss
6. It Might as Well Be Spring As Performed by Wally Krauss
7.Cocktails for Two As Performed by Wally Krauss
8. Silent Night As Performed by Wally Krauss
9. Somebody Loves You As Performed by Wally Krauss
10 .The Christmas Song As Performed by Wally Krauss
11. Standchen As Performed by Wally Krauss
12. Bei Mir Bist Du Schon As Performed by Wally Krauss
13. I May Be Wrong As Performed by Wally Krauss
14. It Had to Be You As Performed by Wally Krauss
15. Blues In the Night As Performed by Wally Krauss
16. Till There Was You As Performed by Wally Krauss
17. Georgia on My Mind as Performed by Tim Carter
18. Rag Time Song Clip as Performed by Glen Coleman
19. Good Boy Young (From the album “Motel”- 2019) as Performed by Tim Krauss with Paul Krauss backing
20. Maple Leaf Rag As Performed by Wally Krauss
21. What are you doing for the Rest for Your Life? As Performed by Wally Krauss
22. Stars Fell on Alabama As Performed by Wally Krauss

23. Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer/ O Christmas Tree As Performed by Wally Krauss
24. I Got Nothing But Love As Performed by Wally Krauss
25. Stranger in Paradise As Performed by Wally Krauss
26. East of the Sun (and West of the Moon) As Performed by Wally Krauss
(Also featured: A News Clip from WILX-TV)

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Grand Rapids: A Trauma-Informed Counseling Center in West Michigan. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor.  Paul travels to 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. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433.

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Reflections on Ten Years of Providing Psychotherapy (Part 2) [Episode 21]

Reflections on Ten Years of Providing Psychotherapy (Part 2) [Episode 21]

November 17, 2018

Welcome to Part Two: Reflections on Ten years of Providing Psychotherapy by Paul Krauss MA LPC. Subtitle: Reflections on my experiences with different modalities of therapy and their implications.

I would posit that this is my most focused summary of my experience in the field of counseling psychology. I also discuss how the current state of counseling connects to the current cultural and economic situation that we find ourselves in. I begin with a large overview of the field of counseling, and then systematically move through different modalities of psychotherapy and counseling practices; eventually waxing poetic on the human condition and discussing methods to seek deep meaning in life. This episode is as much for clinicians (counselors or therapists) as it is for anyone interested in the fields of psychology or philosophy.

Discussed 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 considered part two of a solo series. In part one Paul Krauss MA LPC discussed his own journey from beginner therapist to experienced therapist with 10 years of clinical experience and learning from the leaders in the field. (Part 1 was released as Episode 20).

Paul Krauss MA LPC is a full-time 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. Paul is the Clinical Director at Health for Life Grand Rapids and works with multiple talented counselors and therapists there, in Grand Rapids MI. Questions? Call Paul at 616-365-5530 (direct), or at the office 616-200-4433. Learn more about Paul here.

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

Music available here:
https://pawl.bandcamp.com/

https://ttttypes.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-public-access-television-2

 

Reflections on Ten Years of Providing Psychotherapy (Part 1) [Episode 20]

Reflections on Ten Years of Providing Psychotherapy (Part 1) [Episode 20]

October 16, 2018

In this solo episode, Paul Krauss MA LPC reflects on his ten years of providing psychotherapy in a variety of contexts and with diverse populations and socioeconomic demographics. This is part one of two episodes of reflections on Paul's life and career. In part one, Paul discusses more of his personal journey that led him from newly graduated to starting a successful private practice, as well learning many different techniques and lessons along the way. Paul discusses the struggles of trying to find his way in the field of psychology and the ups and downs and difficulties, but also the personal transformation that he went through along the way to his current situation. Paul hopes that this podcast will help new therapists that are getting into the field that are looking for direction as well as seasoned professionals who are looking for new ways to work and help others.

*Psychotherapy is interchangeable with the term Counseling.* But since there are many "types" of counseling that have nothing to do with psychology (credit counseling, etc.), Paul chose this term for a direct reference

In part two, Paul Krauss will discuss his experience and opinions with various modalities of psychotherapy and their implications (Part 2 will be released as Episode 21).

Paul Krauss MA LPC is a full-time Private Practice Psychotherapist, the host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor.  Paul is willing to travel and train clinicians in multiple states. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress) http://www.violencepreventionhotline.org/ as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Paul consults for and trains clinicians at behavioral health organizations. Paul works at at Health for Life Grand Rapids and works with multiple talented clinicians there, in Grand Rapids MI. Questions? Call Paul at 616-365-5530 (direct), or at the office 616-200-4433. Learn more about Paul at http://www.paulkrausscounseling.com/

 Original music:
"Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL

"Arctic" from 7 by RIFIFI

Music available here:
https://pawl.bandcamp.com/

https://rififi.bandcamp.com/

Surviving Human Trafficking and What’s Next w/ Joyce Haskett and Jeremy Norwood [Episode 19]

Surviving Human Trafficking and What’s Next w/ Joyce Haskett and Jeremy Norwood [Episode 19]

August 17, 2018

In this episode, Joyce Haskett, a survivor of Human Trafficking, shares her honest, raw, gut-wrenching, hopeful, and inspiring story of surviving Human Trafficking. Following this, Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Dr. Jeremy Norwood about the enormous problem of human trafficking (both labor and sex trafficking). Paul and Jeremy also discuss related cultural, legal and economic factors that related to human trafficking. Further, Jeremy discusses many places to get more information about how to fight human trafficking in your local community. For clinicians, we discuss the trauma, risk factors, and the human condition.

Joyce Haskett, LMSW, ACSW, SAP is now a Private Practice Therapist in Royal Oak, MI, an advocate for Women’s rights to receive education while incarcerated, and an advocate for women who are being trafficked and those who have survived. Joyce founded Daylily Health, learn more here: http://daylilyhealth.org/   A documentary featuring Joyce can be found here.

Dr. Jeremy Norwood Ph.D., J.D., is currently an Associate Professor and serves as Chair of the Department of Sociology, Global Studies, and Criminal Justice. Dr. Norwood is heavily involved in a movement to stop human trafficking all over the State of Michigan. Dr. Norwood completed his doctoral dissertation on human trafficking indicators amongst migrant farmworker populations in Western Michigan. Dr. Norwood continues to train thousands of professionals about human trafficking throughout the State of Michigan. Every year, Dr. Norwood works with the students at Spring Arbor University to host a conference on Human Trafficking. Learn more about Dr. Jeremy Norwood: https://www.arbor.edu/faculty/jeremy-norwood/
 
Learn more about what you can do to help stop human trafficking in your community:
 
 
 
 
Special thanks to the Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association for hosting a 6 hour training about human trafficking for clinicians, which is highly informative and useful. Thank you specifically to James Blundo MA LPC and Napoleon Harrington, MA LPC.
 
“We are Happy that it is an outreach for people to become aware of the inherent issues in human trafficking. And empowering people through knowledge, the experience, and training. “ - Napoleon Harrington MA LPC NCC 
 
“The state of Michigan is requiring that as of 2019, all health professionals are required to attend an educational course about human trafficking. This was done to to increase awareness among health professionals who may have victims of human trafficking in their offices.”- 
James Blundo MA LPC 
 

Original music:
"Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL

Modern Music" from In Heaven by Dick Stusso

Music available here:
https://pawl.bandcamp.com/

https://www.hardlyart.com/releases/dick_stusso/in_heaven

 

 

The Story of Francis of Assisi and its relevance to the current zeitgeist w/ Rafe Adams [Episode 18]

The Story of Francis of Assisi and its relevance to the current zeitgeist w/ Rafe Adams [Episode 18]

July 15, 2018

In this episode Paul Krauss invites Rafe Adams to tell the story of Francis of Assisi. Rafe Adams has a gift for story telling and you are bound to enjoy this telling of the tale. Rafe makes sure to frame the cultural context and mood of the historical times. Rafe discusses the famous conversion of Francis from a young man of privilege into one who took a vow of poverty and lived with lepers in order to live out the words of the gospels, literally. Rafe discusses the rejection of Francis by his own Father and Brother and draws parallels to the current zeitgeist of the United States, including: the gap between the rich and the poor, as well as what happens to those born of privilege when they challenge entrenched ideas, laws, and economic issues of the day. Rafe also discusses the cultural significance of Francis' founding of the Order of Friars Minor (aka "The Franciscans"). Rafe artfully moves from his points about Francis of Assisi's life and work and connects to the theme of the broader human experience. Rafe and Paul discuss how in Francis’ time and with today, people risk rejection by kin and “cultural tribe”  if they espouse causes that work to help "the least of these", refuse to kowtow to popular economic powers, or speak loudly and passionately about unpopular truths. Also discussed: BBQ, personal transformation, rejection, Counseling, Psychology, and Spirituality.

The Rt. Rev. Raphael Adams (Rafe Adams), MS OTR/L is the Bishop of the Mid-American Diocese of the Ecumenical Catholic Communication. He is a member of the Franciscans of Reconciliation. He is a former professor at Rush University Chicago, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Consultant, and Occupational Therapist. 

Paul Krauss MA LPC is a full-time Private Practice Psychotherapist, the host of the Intentional Clinician, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress) http://www.violencepreventionhotline.org/ as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Paul consults for and trains clinicians at behavioral health organizations. Paul works at at Health for Life Grand Rapids, in Grand Rapids MI and is frequently visits Phoenix, AZ for work as well. Questions? Call Paul at 616-365-5530 (direct), or at the office 616-200-4433. Learn more about Paul at http://www.paulkrausscounseling.com/

 Original music:
"Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL

Corridor of Dreams from Midnight Cleaners by The Cleaners from Venus

Music available here:
https://pawl.bandcamp.com/

https://thecleanersfromvenus.bandcamp.com/album/midnight-cleaners