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CLINICAL PRACTICE

    Since 1999, George Kraus, Ph.D. has been a providing quality healthcare for adults. He has two specialties: depth-oriented individual and group psychotherpy and the care of the elderly. His clinical services include psychotherapy, psychological testing and evaluations, drug and alcohol assessments, and evaluations used to assess an older person's capacity to make sound medical, financial, and life decisions for themselves.

    Dr. Kraus is on the panel of most of the major insurance carriers, including Blue Cross, Blue Shield, United Behavioral Health, Magellan, Medicare, Aetna, Cigna, ComPsych, Value Options, MHN, and other insurance and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) panels.

    Dr. Kraus has been on the faculty of several colleges and universities, including the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University where he taught Geriatric Clinical Psychology and where in 2010 and in 2011 he was named Adjuct Professor of the Year. He is currently on faculty with the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at JFK University's College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

   George has spent much of his professional life providing in-depth psychotherapy to adults of all ages. His newest book, A View from the Cosmic Mirror: Reflections of the Self in Everyday Life, captures the foundation of his approach to adult growth and development and to enhancing relationships with others and is the basis for his popular experiential weekend programs. Dr. Kraus also provides a variety of workshops and professional seminars including:

Caring for Our Elderly:
Treating Sundowners, Depression, and
Other Mood Disturbances in Patients with Alzheimer's

and

Uncovering the Mysteries of Alzheimer's:  
Plain Talk and Practical Tools

and

Judging Amy:
An Interactive Workshop on Evaluating Decision-Making Fitness
in the Cognitively Impaired Older Adult


    These highly interactive workshops are "must-sees" for anyone interested in learning more about Alzheimer's and the care of the elderly.


The Power of Psychotherapy and the Expressive Arts with Dementia

    Psychotherapy can be a powerful tool in helping dementia patients cope with the uncertainty of their inner and outer world. Despite common myths to the contrary, most Alzheimer's patients -- even in advancing stages of the illness -- can benefit from skilled psychotherapeutic and expressive arts interventions. Here is one dramatic example:

 



Slomo: One Approach to Living Worth Seeing

 

Licenses and Credentials

Licensed Psychologist in California

Board Certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Board Certified in Group Psychotherapy by the National Registry of Group Psychotherapists.

Board Certified in Chemical Dependency Counseling by the Ohio Credentialing Board of Chemical Dependency Professionals (1994-2006).

Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.

 

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