The Intentional Clinician: Psychology and Philosophy

The Intentional Clinician: Psychology and Philosophy

Entertaining and informative talks covering psychology and philosophy with a variety of guests! From modern empirically-validated counseling techniques to ancient wisdom practices, all corners are approached. Discussing both practical and eccentric approaches on living a full and vibrant life. Including, bold unedited discussions about the meaning of life, history, music, and culture. Paul Krauss MA LPC (your host), draws on his unique life experience of growing up in a small motel in the countryside, living in large cities, and working with and living among diverse cultural and socioeconomic groups--combining his trauma-informed science-based perspective with the contrasting desire to live like a mystic. Opposites unite on this podcast!

Episodes

May 14, 2017 62 min

The Intentional Clinician, Episode #1: Personal Transformation

Paul Krauss MA LPC discusses how any person can transform through counseling as well as other growth methods that one can do at home. "As an introduction to this podcast, I will discuss my own personal story of transformation as well. I will share various concepts from psychology, neurobiology, and philosophy related to changes in perspective, personality, and the ...

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The Intentional Clinician, Episode #2: Overcoming Emotional Eating with Karthik Ramanan (Soon-to-be Dr. Ramanan).

Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews soon-to-be Naturopathic Doctor Karthik Ramanan about his life, emotional eating, lifestyle medicine, preventative medicine, depression, mental health, overcoming self-doubt, food addiction, overcoming an unhealthy lifestyle, and much much more.

At 27 years old, Karthik's life was succ...

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The Intentional Clinician, Episode #3 Counseling is an Effective Form of Treatment.

Paul Krauss MA LPC discusses the overwhelming empirical evidence that counseling is an extremely effective form of treatment. Counseling is safe and has preventative effects. Research studies have noted that the effects of counseling typically last longer than pharmacological treatments. Paul discusses many studies that conclude that counseling work...

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In part 1 of my conversation with Mike Speakman, we discuss how to help “drug-proof” your child, how recovery works, and what to do about the drug addiction issues facing our community. We talk about recovery from addiction, cultural rites of passage, personal growth through relationships, family, community, and counseling. We discuss how delayed emotional growth in children may contribute to illegal drug use as an adult. We discus...

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Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Mike Speakman--part two of the conversation.

In part 2 of my conversation with Mike Speakman, we discuss ANGER! Seriously, we discuss all the ins and outs of anger, what it is, where it comes from, the pros and cons of it, how destructive it can be and how to use it for your benefit. We discuss how anger can affect relationships, why it is a vital emotion, and why it often viewed as negative in the US...

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The Intentional Clinician Episode #6: Mindfulness, Recovery, & Philosophy with Bryon Sabatino

In part 1 of my conversation with Bryon Sabatino, we discuss how mindfulness and philosophy as ways to be in recovery. Bryon and Paul discuss that we are all in recovery from something and share insights from their practices. Bryon has been running and intensive outpatient therapy group in Tempe, AZ called "Inner Work Counseling&#...

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The Intentional Clinician Episode #7: Addiction, Recovery, Philosophy, & Mindfulness with Bryon Sabatino

In part 2 of my conversation with Bryon Sabatino, we discuss addiction, honesty, motivation, stages of change, counseling, and how mindfulness and philosophy can help in recovery. Bryon and Paul discuss hope for those suffering from addictions and their families. Bryon and Paul discuss Bryon's book "Inner Work" a...

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The Intentional Clinician Episode #8: Treating Trauma in the Refugee and Immigrant Populations with Dr. Noe Vargas

In this episode I talk with Dr. Noe Vargas about treating trauma in the refugee and immigrant populations. Dr. Vargas discusses his experiences working with the victims of complex trauma, including children who have been victims of sex trafficking, and others who are refugees from terrible situations in other countrie...

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The Intentional Clinician Episode #9: From Fragementation to Wholeness

In this solo episode, I discuss how our attitudes and personal habits effect the way we live, and how to bring about change in a fast-paced world, with regards to the following broad concepts: the concepts of fragmentation and wholeness, feeling overwhelmed by choices and the constant bombardment of media in our current culture, how to deal with the paradox of ...

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The Intentional Clinician Episode #10 Poetry Changes Everything with Fable, the poet.

In this episode, I interview Marcel "Fable" Price, the current Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids, Michigan. We discuss poetry and the transformative act of writing and self-expression. Further, we discuss how participating in a live poetry event can be helpful for people of all ages. Fable and I discuss our current "superconnected" int...

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In this episode I interview Sivie Suckerman, MA LMHC about Buddhist Psychology and its life and clinical applications. We will be discussing the universal teachings of Buddhist Psychology as both a science of the mind and philosophy. In addition, we discuss the differences between "regular mindfulness" and utilizing mindfulness exercises along with Buddhist Psychology. True to the Intentional Clinician, we go into detail ab...

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In this episode, I interview therapist, and the creator of the app MetaFi, Benjamin Reisterer, LPC. We discuss learning about oneself, one's emotions, and more, in order to work on creating a therapeutic relationship with one's self (in both mind and body) to lead toward healing, transformation, and more. We also discuss many aspects of the importance of a healthy client-therapist relationship in the counseling process, how...

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In this episode, Paul discusses the topics of trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, EMDR therapy, trauma-informed treatment, recovery from trauma and PTSD, the adverse childhood experiences study, best practices related to treating trauma, how trauma affects the brain, neurobiology research and more. Paul also discusses multiple examples of traumatic experiences, how trauma affects the brain, and how it can be perceived in societ...

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Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Randy Webb MA MC LPC LMHC (TRN/HAP EMDR Facilitator, and trainer of Ericksonian Methods, behavioral health topics, and more—and learning consultant). Randy and Paul discuss trauma-informed care, and “modern integrated care” based on the latest neuroscience research, neurobiology, counseling and behavioral health research. Paul and Randy discuss Randy’s background in becoming a therapist and eventually ...

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Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Dr. Nicole Cain ND, MA about why what we eat can influence not only our physical health, but our mental well being. Paul wants to know what our "gut system" is and how that has anything to do with "Psychology." Dr. Cain discusses why "Gut Health" is all the rage these days and why it is important for those in the field of psychology to understand as well. Since Paul Krauss is no...

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In this special episode, Paul introduces the idea of having a National Violence Prevention Hotline specifically for individuals who are feeling compelled toward comitting acts of violence, to talk with a trained counselor on the phone, work to de-esclate, and connect them with appropriate resources. Like the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, The National Violence Prevention Hotline seeks to staff professional counselors to take...

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In the first of a series on music, Paul Krauss interviews singer-songwriter Kelley Stoltz. Kelley Stoltz is a prolific artist hailing from San Francisco who is deeply involved in the craft of writing songs and helping others with theirs. Interestingly, Kelley actually plays ALL of the instruments on his songs--having learned to play piano, drums, bass, and synthesizers in addition to his first instrument, the guitar. Kelley has a u...

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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 go...

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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, Jerem...

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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...

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