Paul Krauss, MA LPC | Supervisor's Disclosure Statement for LLPCs 

*This is not the same thing as a Personal Disclosure Statement, which is on file with the State.

Licenses, Degrees, and Credentials:

·      Licensed Professional Counselor.  2016- Present (Michigan LPC- 6401015610)

·      Licensed Professional Counselor.  2012- Present (Arizona LPC-13969)

Licensed Associate Counselor. 2009-2012 (Arizona LAC-13338)- Superseded by LPC status
Licensed Professional Counselor.  2007- 2009  (Illinois 178.005331)- Voluntary Inactive Status

·      Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology; Counseling Specialization from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (2007)

·      Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education and English; Minor: Psychology from Michigan State University (2004)

·      Michigan Supervisor Training Course (40 hours) 2016-2017.

·      Arizona required supervisor training course (12 hours) and the renewal course (6 hours).

·      Approved supervisor by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (6/6/14 through 5/31/18).

·      EMDR Level II Certified (2013) — Certified ACRA Instructor/ Supervisor (2010)

·      General Mental Health Areas for which I am qualified to provide supervision:

            I have experience and competency in counseling with adolescents, adults, and families. I am competent in individual, family, and group therapy. I have experience working with a vast array of behavioral and mental health concerns and am skilled at diagnostics. I have been trained in and competent in the following therapeutic modalities: EMDR, ACRA, Career Counseling, Humanistic, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Solution-focused, Trauma-Informed, Strength-based, Best Practices for working with Addiction. I have some training in Depth Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well.

·      Training and Experience in providing supervision:

            I have been providing instruction and supervision in the ACRA modality of counseling since 2010. I became an Approved Counseling Supervisor by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners in 2014 after completing a 12-hour training course and completing their requirements. I began providing supervision at Intentional Counseling Services LLC in May 2015 to one limited license counselor and have continued through 2017 when I moved to Michigan. I served as the Clinical Supervisor for Phoenix Shanti Group from June 2015 to December of 2016, supervising three limited license counselors through individual supervision and helping them gain their LPCs! I served as the interim Clinical Supervisor for the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS supervisor from July 2016 to October 2016, supervising three limited license counselors through individual supervision. I completed the 40 Hour Advanced Supervisor Training Program in January 2017, which meets the Michigan Board of Counseling training requirements for supervisor training.

·      Model or Approach to Supervision:

             I currently utilize the Developmental Model by Stoltenberg & Delworth. I work with my supervisees to help them gain confidence in their unique approach to counseling. I am a large advocate of continuing education and hold myself to a standard of learning new information related to the fields of counseling, psychology, and neurology on a regular basis. In addition, I use the Discrimination Model of Supervision (Bernard), and therefore I see my role as supervisor moving from teacher and coach, to consultant, and eventually as colleague of an exceptional counselor. I work with my supervisees to build confidence in their knowledge base so that they may provide the most up-to-date care practices for their clients. I ensure that supervisees are giving formal case presentations at least twice a month. I utilize evaluation forms and performance reviews several times per year. I utilize audio recordings when possible. I give constructive feedback to help the supervisee learn and build confidence in their ability to serve their clients.

·      Description of Evaluation Procedures for Supervision:

            I utilize an evaluation form (provided to the supervisee), which includes ratings of quality regarding the following categories: Boundaries, Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis, Clinical Judgment and Case Conceptualization, Self-Awareness, Self Advocacy, Communication and Feedback, Self-Management, Adaptation to change in Work/Environment, and Life Balance. This form will be graded and reviewed at least twice a year. I also utilize audiotapes, when appropriate, for supervisee evaluation where I assess for the important alliance and allegiance skills, as well as other interpersonal communication skills and counseling techniques. Feedback is provided and I also work with the supervisee to listen to the tape themselves and self-critique.

·      Limits and scope of confidentiality and privileged communication:

            Patient information that therapists discuss with me is confidential, unless special circumstances occur which require reporting.  These circumstances include abuse of a child, elderly individual, or disabled/vulnerable adult; reasonable belief that a client is a danger to self or others; court order; or need to provide response to a legal action or formal complaint.  The Counseling and Behavioral Health Staff works as a team.  Disclosures of information during Individual and Group Supervision or in Behavioral Health Team Staffing are confidential and held to the legal standards. Informed Consent – In accordance with Michigan Board of Counseling and the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiner’s rules, all supervisees present patients with a written document like this that explains their supervisee status, notes the supervisee will discuss cases with the supervisor, indicates that the supervisor will be provided access to treatment records, and also gives the supervisor’s name and phone number.

·      Description of Fees:

            I charge $120 dollars per counseling session, with a limited sliding scale. Some clients may pay less if they are utilizing insurance according to their client agreement. I am out of network for most insurance plans.

·      Emergency Contact:

            I am generally in the office, but in the event of an emergency, please call my phone: 616-365-5530. If I do not reply within 5 min, please call the local crisis line.

·      Discussion of Ethics:

            As a Clinical Supervisor, I pledge to follow the Approved Clinical Supervisor Code of Ethics in addition to the American Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics.