John J Raasch LCSW - Theoretical Approach

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John J Raasch

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Clinical Supervision

John is an LCSW providing group and individual clinical supervision both independently and on a contract basis with agencies in the North Long Beach and central Orange County areas.

Theoretical Approach

I tailor my approach to the client, depending on his/her level of insight and maturity, and to the person I am supervising. The theoretical approach I likely use most often is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and I have completed training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am also strongly influenced by Narrative Therapy, Jungian and other Depth Psychology and Family Systems theory. I am comfortable supervising in the context of a variety of theoretical approaches and enjoy being introduced to new ones.

I am very interested in the creative arts and creative approaches to therapy. I have taken a 60-hour “narradrama” therapy training which taught the combining of narrative therapy and the creative arts. This has provided me with unique approaches to suggest for supervisees to use with clients and innovative teaching techniques, allowing me to accommodate a wide range of learning styles. I also practice yoga and have attended Authentic Movement workshops, in which free-form movement is used for personal expression and to increase self-awareness.

I am particularly interested in the role religion and spirituality play in shaping one’s world view, and I am especially sensitive to the concerns of the LGBT community.