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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]

November 1, 2019

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)
 
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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.

October 25, 2019

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

 

A few points we would like to make clear:

  1. If LARA's proposed rules go into effect before HB 4325 is signed by the governor, then LLPCs and LPCs will not be able to diagnose or use counseling techniques - it will be illegal for LLPCs and LPCs to diagnose and use counseling techniques.

 

  1. This means LLPCs and LPCs will not be able to bill under someone else (as has been done in the past) because you will not be able to use counseling techniques (conduct mental health therapy).

 

  1. If the legislature passes HB 4325 into law after LARA's proposed rules take effect it will nullify the rules.

 

  1. If HB 4325 is signed by the governor (before LARA's proposed rules go into effect), then law will clearly define our scope of practice among other things (supervision, etc.), and LLPCs and LPCs will be able to practice mental health therapy in the same way they have for decades (since 1989). Passing HB 4325 will negate the need for LARA's rules.

 

  1. Our focus now and over the coming weeks must be to influence legislators to move HB 4325 quickly to Governor Whitmer. Please be thoughtful/diplomatic about what you write on public sites. Stay focused on the goal of contacting legislators.

 

  1. If at all possible, attend and speak at the public hearing on LARA's proposed rules on October 4th. This is imperative. We want a large volume of testimony on record. IF IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO BE PRESENT, PLEASE SEND WRITTEN TESTIMONY. Written comments must be submitted by 5:00 pm on October 4th to the following email: BPL-BoardSupport@Michigan.gov   Tell the Board of Professional Licensing how this will hurt your clients, and the financial/career crisis this will cause you and your business or the business you work for. The hearing is being held at the G. Mennen Williams Building Auditorium, 525 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, MI 48893 and starts at 9am.

 

  1. Please join MMHCA - your memberships fund the essential lobbyist we have employed to help move HB 4325 through the system. MMHCA is the only organization funding a government relations professional who is working on HB 4325. Go to our mobile friendly website to donate and/or join. www.mmhca.org .

 

  1. Use this living excel document to easily access legislators' contact information and action steps all in one place. Tremendous thanks to Benjamin Reisterer for creating and maintaining it. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fkuYQciUwYXhj32iaK1e_75dFTxwYv1M2N8D8XssvAM/edit?usp=drivesdk&fbclid=IwAR1FCcxgdSz8XFOqJa4az0Lsuw837kPIBOas3i_U1wIibLzl3IJ0iI8bCUY

 

  1. Read MMHCA's September newsletter for more information and to access important documents via links.

 

  1. Many people still don't know about this dire situation. OUR ABILITY TO PRACTICE OUR PROFESSION IS AT STAKE! Tell every graduate student, LLPC and LPC you know about this information asap. Have them sign up to receive MMHCA emails like this one (go to mmhca.org/articles/and at the bottom of the September newsletter is a button to sign up to be on the mailing list).

 

  1. Dr. Sara Sue Schaefer will be presenting on October 1, 2019, at the Kalamazoo YWCA in their lower multi-purpose room. This is a very important meeting to attend from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. The presentation will also be live streamed on the Facebook group Michigan LPCs for HB 4325 & Against LARA SOP Changes - Counselors & Allies.

 

   Dr. Sara Sue Schaefer has been instrumental in working on this issue for many years.     She will be presenting about what we can say and do at the hearing on October 4th to further our cause. The YWCA is located at 353 East Michigan in Kalamazoo.

10.MMHCA has a Facebook page you can follow as well. It's called Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association.

11.Please do the following (use the excel document link in #6 for contact information):

  1. Continue contacting Governor Whitmer and encourage support of HB 4325.

 

  1. The Ways and Means committee meets about HB 4325 on Wednesday, 10/2/19. Contact the committee members about how urgent it is to pass the bill out of committee asap so it can move to the House of Representatives for a vote.

 

  1. Contact Senate Majority leader Mike Shirkey via phone and email to respectfully request that he support HB 4325 and bring it to the Senate for a full vote as quickly as possible once the bill gets to the senate. Explain that HB 4325 does NOT expand LPCs' scope of practice, it only solidifies what we have already done for over three decades.

 

  1. Contact the Speaker of the House Representative Lee Chatfield and urge him to put the bill up for a vote WITHOUT AMENDMENTS as soon as possible.

 

  1. Keep the language simple when contacting legislators e.g. "HB 4325 puts into law what has been the practice for 30 years." Educate the senators about the current situation.

 

  1. Letters to the editor and news coverage are great and noticed by legislators.

 

  1. Remember - all the contact information you need is in the excel document here:

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fkuYQciUwYXhj32iaK1e_75dFTxwYv1M2N8D8XssvAM/edit?usp=drivesdk&fbclid=IwAR1FCcxgdSz8XFOqJa4az0Lsuw837kPIBOas3i_U1wIibLzl3IJ0iI8bCUY

Keep up the outstanding advocacy for our license, our colleagues and our clients. It is an honor to be side by side with you in this effort.

 

James Blundo MMHCA Executive Director

Napoleon Harrington MMHCA President

MMHCA Public Policy Committee

Acuitas LLC, the MMHCA Retained Lobbyist

DONATE TO MMHCA

 

Next MMHCA Board Meeting

MMHCA Members are invited to attend the next MMHCA Board meeting on Friday, October 18th, at 10:00 am. Location is Ashland Theological Seminary in Southfield. Guest speaker includes Andrea Cascarilla from Acuitas LLC. Must RSVP to attend, contact jamesblundo@att.net.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

HB 4325 and LARA's Proposed Counseling Rule Changes

by

MMHCA Retained Lobbyist

Andrea Cascarilla

Legislative Director

What rules changes is LARA proposing?

The actual text of LARA's proposed rule changes may be found here. To be clear, some of the proposed rule changes are not contentious and make necessary and appropriate updates. Others related to R338.1751 and R338.1757 are a cause for serious concern.

First, LARA is recommending the repeal of virtually all the rules that define a licensed professional counselor's scope of practice under R338.1751. These are the current rules that have been recognized as part of a counselor's scope since they were first promulgated after the passage of the Licensed Professional Counselor statute in 1988. Instead the department insists these definitions should apply only to the educational preparation of counselors and not to counseling practice.

Second, LARA is also pursuing the repeal of the rules identifying the requirements for providing counseling supervision (R338.1757), one of which is specific training in supervision. This training is a national standard for professional counseling.

What would the impact of these changes be?

R338.1751:

Included in the repeal of the definitions in the rule is the practice of "counseling techniques" and the related ability to "diagnose and identify the problem". Without these and numerous other definitions, the counseling scope of practice will be severely restricted.

These changes in scope also put Michigan's LPCs in violation of the American Counseling Association's Code of Ethics (E.5.a. Proper Diagnosis), which requires the proper diagnosis of a client's mental disorder before treatment and could subject them to permanent expulsion from the profession.

Under Michigan's public health code, LPC's are legally required to comply with their professional code of ethics. They will be violation of this statute. Ultimately, these rule changes will prohibit Michigan's 10,000 licensed professional counselors from continuing to practice in the state and leave hundreds of thousands of residents without the treatment they need.

Additionally, insurance companies will no longer cover services of LPCs as a diagnosis is required for reimbursement.

R338.1757:

If this rule regarding counseling supervision requirements is rescinded, counselors who provide supervision without training would be practicing in violation of the ACA's Code of Ethics (F.2.a Supervisor Preparation).

Furthermore, LPCs who received their supervision in Michigan may not be eligible for licensure in other states because their supervisor would not be qualified in the state to which the counselor is moving.

Why is LARA proposing these changes?

The Attorney General's office raised concerns a few years ago as to whether the counseling rules were properly aligned with the counseling statute, questioning whether the rules exceed the statute. Since LARA only has the authority to promulgate rules, not change statute, they have proceeded with the only option available to resolve this concern: repeal the rules in question.

What is the status of the proposed rule changes?

Despite the unanimous objections by the Board of Counseling, on July 18, 2019, LARA filed a formal request for rule making and submitted its draft rules. The associated Regulatory Impact Statement for the proposed rule changes was filed on August 28, 2019.

This action triggered the setting of the required public hearing, which is scheduled for Friday, October 4 at 9:00 am at the G. Mennen Williams Building Auditorium located at 525 W. Ottawa Street in Lansing, Michigan.

After this public hearing, the rules can be certified, and a report submitted to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR). JCAR, a legislative body, has just 15 session days to review the rules. Their only course of action if they object is to introduce legislation within another 15 days to repeal them. After the JCAR review is completed, the LARA Director can adopt the rules.

When would the proposed rules take effect?

The rules changes were written with immediate effect. Given the above timeline these proposed rule changes could be in effect as early as November of this year immediately rendering Michigan's 10,000 licensed professional counselors unable to diagnose and, therefore, unable to legally practice in our state.

What can be done to oppose the proposed rule changes?

Any member of the public may comment in opposition of the proposed rules changes at the October 4th hearing. Written comments may also be submitted electronically any time before 5:00 pm on October 4th to BPL-BoardSupport@Michigan.gov  

What organizations are opposing the proposed rule changes?

The following are some of the organizations that have expressed opposition to LARA's proposed rule changes:

MMHCA (Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association)

CMHAM (Community Mental Health Association of Michigan)

MHA (Michigan Hospital Association)

MPCA (MI Primary Care Association)

MATCP (MI Association of Treatment Court Professionals)

MPFFA (MI Professional Fire Fighters Association)

ACA (American Counseling Association)

MCA (Michigan Counseling Association)

NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors)

MASW (MI Association of Social Workers)

MSCA (Middle School Counselors Association)

Central Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University

Oakland University

Spring Arbor University

University of Detroit-Mercy

Wayne State University

Western Michigan University

Hope Network

Pine Rest

MI AFSCME

Oakland County

How do the proposed rule changes relate to HB 4325?

The proposed rules are the administrative response to the Attorney General's question as to whether the rules align with the statute. HB 4325 is the legislative response.

What does HB 4325 do?

HB 4325, sponsored by Rep. Aaron Miller (R-Sturgis), would codify into statute the existing rules that have come into question instead of repealing them. This preferred solution allows counselors to maintain their ability to properly diagnose and treat individuals with mental and emotional disorders. The bill also makes a number of technical updates to the 30+ year old law.

Does HB 4325 change the scope of practice for licensed professional counselors?

No. It maintains the scope of practice that has been in placed since the Licensed Professional Counselor law was passed in 1988.

Does HB 4325 change who is eligible to be licensed as a professional counselor?

No. It maintains that only those with the education and training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders and meet the standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) are eligible for licensure.

What is the status of HB 4325?

HB 4325 (S-3) was passed unanimously out of the House Health Policy Committee on September 19, 2019. The bill has been referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. A hearing and vote is expected on October 2. The bill will then be sent to the full House of Representatives for a vote.

How would the passage of HB 4325 affect the proposed rules?

HB 4325 negates altogether the need for LARA's proposed rule by resolving the Attorney General's question. It would nullify the proposed rules if they were to go into effect.

Who is supporting HB 4325?

To date the following organizations have formally taking a position supporting HB 4325, and many more are expected to as future opportunities in the legislative process allow:

MMHCA (Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association)

MPCA (MI Primary Care Association)

MATCP (MI Association of Treatment Court Professionals)

NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors)

MASW (MI Association of Social Workers)

MSCA (Middle School Counselors Association)

Central Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University

Oakland University

Spring Arbor University

University of Detroit-Mercy

Wayne State University

Western Michigan University

Hope Network

A few related other facts:

Our nation is facing a mental health crisis and there simply aren't enough counselors and other mental health professionals to meet the burgeoning demand for services, according to a recent analysis by the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).

HRSA estimates nationally we need to add 10,000 providers in each of seven separate mental healthcare professions by 2025 to meet the expected growth in demand.

In Michigan there are nearly 1.4 million adults with mental illness and 67,000 youth suffering from a major depressive episode. The majority of these individuals are not receiving the care they need.

Costs are the reason nearly half of the adults are not receiving the treatment they need. Mental health counselors are uniquely qualified to meet the challenges of providing high quality care in a cost-effective manner.

 

 

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:
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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
!
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/