The Intentional Clinician: Psychology and Philosophy

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

November 23, 2019

Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Stephen G. Post PhD about his life and work as both a leader in the field of science and participant in realm of spiritual seeking. Paul and Stephen also delve deep into exploring the hidden mystery of human connectedness in this podcast interview. God and Love on Route 80 is a recent book by Stephen G. Post where he tells the story of his life in terms of his search for meaning throughout his adolescence and into adulthood, as he listened to his dreams, pursued a spiritual life, and became an accomplished scientist. Stephen is a career scientist (he has contributed hundreds of scientific publications) and has demonstrated empirically that some of the great philosophies of giving to others and direct attention and love—stand up as best practices for patient care in the medical field among other findings. On the personal side, Stephen Post discusses how many chance meetings (synchronicities) shaped his personal life and career in huge ways. Stephen reflects that how his academic and scientific work led him to many unexpected places and eventually to heading multiple organizations including the institute for Bioethics at Stony Brook University—and how it led to a project with United Nations and some actual high profile threats. Stephen is a delight to speak with and listeners of all stripes should enjoy this interview which runs the gamut from personal narrative, to reflections on spirituality and philosophy, to discussions of scientific studies and publications, and much more.

Stephen G. Post, PhD, is the bestselling author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Happier, Healthier Life by the Simple Act of Giving (Random House, 2008). The British Medical Journal designated his book, The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995), a medical classic of the 20th century. Post is among a handful of individuals awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the national Alzheimer’s Association. In 2001 he founded the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, which researches and distributes knowledge on kindness, giving, and spirituality. A frequent contributor to major magazines and newspapers including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine, Post has appeared on The Daily Show among other national television programs. Post served as a co-chair of the United Nations Population Fund conference on spirituality and global transformation. He is a Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University, and the founder and director of the Stony Brook Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics. A leader in medicine, research and religion, Dr. Post’s latest book is a meditation on the meaning of life and the importance of spirituality. Visit him online at and

Check here to buy the book “Love and God on Route 80”

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433

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Original Music:

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

“Sister” from My Regime by Kelley Stoltz

“Leaf Off/ The Cave” from Vestiges & Claws by Jose Gonzalez
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