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Professional Internship Supervision for LPCAs

Dr. Fredric Mau is now accepting LPCAs for internship supervision hours. Please contact him directly if you are considering engaging him as a supervisor.

Dr. Mau primarily works with anxiety disorders (including trauma, phobias, and panic attacks), OCD and tic related disorders, physical pain alleviation, and mood disorders. He operates from the principle that emotion, not information, drives behavior. This is a solution-focused, brief therapy (typically 3 to 9 sessions) model.

Dr. Mau’s theoretical orientation revolves around four approaches:

  • Ericksonian Hypnosis – relaxation to engage the part of your brain that helps produce real emotional change.
  • Narrative Therapy – You are the stories you tell yourself. It is time to rewrite your story, and create a different reality.
  • Motivational Interviewing – It is about creating sudden shifts in meaning so you see things differently and know how to move forward.
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want. Where are you now, where do you want to be? How do we move from here to there. And get it done, with empirical changes, in just a few sessions.

This is primarily an emotional-based, rather than a cognitive change approach, which focuses directly on changing the client’s emotional experience. In general the goal is to help new behaviors, beliefs and attitudes which are more healthy to become emotionally comfortable habits. If you believe exposure to this model will be helpful for your practice, please contact Dr. Mau.

Dr. Mau is also interested in encouraging interns who want to explore creating their own private practice, or the possibility of practicing on a fee for service (not insurance-based) basis. However, LPCAs who are interested in practicing in any setting or by any modality are encouraged to contact him.

Dr. Mau is the author of two books. He speaks internationally and nationally on counseling related topics, and received a professional award in 2013 in Zürich, Switzerland, for research advancing the profession. He is a featured plenary speaker at the upcoming conferences of both the South Carolina Association of Licensed Professional Counselors (SCALPC) and the South Carolina Counseling Association (SCCA).

Dr. Mau does not provide client hours for interns, but may invite his supervisees to observe client sessions. He does provide both individual and group LPCA supervision hours.

Dr. Mau provides supervision at his office at 1705 Richland Street, 29201, in the lovely Historic Homes district in downtown Columbia, as well as at a Forest Drive (Columbia, 29206) location.