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Articles by John Rapp, LCSW

Clinical Director

John Rapp earned a bachelor of science degree in microbiology and immunology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MSW from Washington University in St. Louis.  He is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Missouri.  John started his career at McCallum Place and has returned as clinical director after four years as an outpatient therapist.   John is a psychodynamic therapist, aiming to help patients bring uncomfortable feelings and patterns into awareness, so they can better understand their own minds and more freely make desired changes.  He also has significant experience providing cognitive-behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and exposure therapy.  He specializes in helping patients become more emotionally and interpersonally regulated, so that they can relinquish the need for ineffective or self-destructive coping.

Prolonged Exposure: The Only Way Out is Through

McCallum Place Clinical Director discusses the importance of Prolonged Exposure Therapy in the treatment of PTSD   Three treatments currently exist for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that involve trauma reprocessing and which carry the designation of “strong” research support from the American Psychological Association:  Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Eye Movement Desensitization … Read More