psychologist, Alzheimer's, geropsychologist, geropsychology | Walnut Creek | Pleasant Hill | East Bay


Alzheimer's, psychologist, psychotherapy, competency, eldercare, elderly | Walnut Creek | Pleasant Hill | East Bay


     For the last 17 years, George Kraus, Ph.D., ABPP, has been a clinical and consulting psychologist in private practice and specializes in 1) depth-oriented psychotherapy and in 2) the care of older adults, especially those suffering from Alzheimer's and other dementias. In 2010 and 2011, he was named Professor of the Year at Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology, and he now teaches Adult Development and Aging, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and other graduate courses in the clinical psychology doctoral program of John F. Kennedy Univeristy.

     Dr. Kraus has been a clinical and consulting psychologist to over a dozen nursing homes and assisted living centers, and in 2006, Purdue University Press published his first book, At Wit's End:   Plain Talk on Alzheimer's for Families and Clinicians. Chosen for the 17th Edition of outstanding University Press Books, At Wit's End appears on the list of suggested textbooks by the American Psychological Association - Division 20: Adult Development and Aging for use by educators offering programs and courses on the psychology of older adults. At Wit's End is now available in its 2nd edition. His second book (with Gary Gemmill), A View from the Cosmic Mirror: Reflections of the Self in Everyday Life, was released in 2010 by AuthorHouse. 

     Dr. Kraus is a member of Psychologists in Long Term Care and the Contra Costa Psychological Association, and in addition to his specialty in clinical gerontology and geropsychology, Dr. Kraus has been a long-time addictions psychologist and is board certified in Group Psychotherapy by the American Board of Group Psychotherapy.

     Dr. Kraus holds a Certificate of Professional Qualification by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards; he is board certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology; and he is a Fellow with the American Academy of Clinical Psychology.

     Dr. Kraus's work has been published in a variety of professional journals including Clinical Psychology Review, Psychology Reports, Small Group Behavior, and Small Group Research, and he is currently on the editorial board of Aggression and Violent Behavior:   A Review Journal.    Since receiving his doctorate in psychology in 1988, Dr. Kraus has presented on a wide variety of clinical topics at public and professional seminars and in university graduate programs.

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