Professional and Caring Psychological Services

Saint Louis, Missouri




Thomas Matthew Krapu

Address and Phone

Psychological Services Experience

Clinical Orientation and Interests

Consultation and Education Programming

Research and Computer Experience

Teaching Experience

Professional Affiliations


References Available Upon Request

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Address and Phone

11222 Tesson Ferry Road
Suite 200
Saint Louis, Missouri 63123-6963
(314) 842-2258 (voice) 842-3277 (fax)

Psychological Services Experience

Licensed Psychologist - St. Louis:

December 1985 to Present

Provider of psychological therapeutic and consultative services to a three hundred bed, psychiatric hospital including psychiatric, chemical dependency, and dual diagnosis and intensive care adult, adolescent, and pediatric patients. Group psychotherapy and counseling, and the provision of inservice presentations to medical and therapeutic staff ended December 1988. General outpatient psychological practice for children, adolescents and adults continues. Consultations provided to community resources including EAP and Managed Care Companies.

Senior Partner, Consultant, Psychologist:

Institute for Motivational Development:

May 1985 - September 1988

Member of private practitioner group specializing in the outpatient treatment of children and adolescents. Responsibilities included individual, marital and family psychotherapy with adolescents and their families, psychological evaluations and report writing, and management of business related aspects in the private practice setting. Provided clinical supervision to two masters level staff.

Licensed Consulting Psychologist

Counseling Center, Saint Mary's University:

August 1984 - May 1985

Provider of psychological therapeutic and consultative services to a college population of over 1100 students. Included providing psychological supervision to counseling center staff. Developed and implemented a comprehensive evaluation and accountability system.

Senior Staff Counselor

Student Counseling Center, Illinois State University

November 1982 - May 1984

Individual and group counseling and psychotherapy in a large (17 FTE's), multipurpose counseling center serving a student population of 20,000. Consultation and education program development, implementation and evaluation. Career development programming including leadership of groups using the System of Interactive Guidance Information (SIGI) for career exploration. Intake and crisis on-call experience. Coordinator of media and publicity and participation in minority/retention programming, including the training and supervision of 14 paraprofessionals.

Staff Counselor

University Counseling Center, Valparaiso University

September 1980 - November 1982

Primary provider of direct psychological services to 4,000 students. Coordinated the Career Resource Center including career counseling, resource development and the supervision of four career paraprofessionals. Developed and implemented consultation and education programming including alcohol education, minority organization outreach, residence assistant training and providing psychological consultation for the university residence hall personnel.


University Counseling Center, University of North Dakota

August 1978 - July 1980

Provided direct services to a varied university population including faculty, staff, foreign students, American Indians, and veterans, with some requiring psychiatric hospitalization and outpatient aftercare. Experience in marital and group psychotherapy. Participated in outreach crisis intervention, consultation and education programming and supervised national tests for the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

Advanced Field Intern

Mental Health Center, Grand Forks Air Force Base Hospital

September 1977 - August 1978

Provided direct services to military personnel and their dependents. Included individual and marital psychotherapy including clients requiring psychiatric hospitalization and outpatient aftercare. Provided psychological evaluations and treatment for clients referred by base commanders and psychosomatic hospital referrals. Evaluations involved extensive use of the MMPI and diagnostic interviews.

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Clinical Orientation and Interests

Therapeutic interventions are primarily directed by a practical, eclectic model of psychotherapy. Diagnostic conceptualizations are derived from a developmental self-psychological model of affect. Treatment modalities utilized are multimodal, including behavioral, cognitive, and psychodynamic interventions applied within both short and long term frameworks. Special interest in clients who present symptoms such as chronic depression, low self esteem or grandiosity, identity confusion, addiction, and a lack of goal directedness or motivation. Specialty in therapeutic impasse.

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Consultation and Education Programming

I have presented or facilitated a variety of consultative and educational presentations and workshops. These presentations and workshops have been to medical students and hospital personnel, business personnel, college administrators and faculty, college and high school students and the parents of students. The topics presented include Basics of Assessment and Intervention with Youth and their Systems, Transference and Countertransference, and Dual Diagnosis. Meaning of Results and Uses for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Including group interpretations of test results using an organizational psychology model. Alcohol Awareness and its Responsible Use. Career Decision Skills and Planning. Assertiveness Training.


Leadership Training Workshop

Transference and Countertransference: Getting Your Buttons Pushed.

Substance Abuse

Dual Diagnosis

Meaning of Results and Uses for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Including group interpretations of test results using an organizational psychology model.

Alcohol Awareness and its Responsible Use. Didactic and experiential workshop utilizing simple testing materials to disseminate information and roleplaying to stimulate interaction, discussion, and process.

Career Decision Skills and Planning.

Assertiveness Training and Academic Assertiveness training.

Group facilitator for an intensive two day Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) workshop sponsored by the University of North Dakota School of Medicine.

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Research and Computer Experience

Krapu, T. (2006) NAPPP 20 years late. The National Psychologist, 15:5, 19.

Krapu, T., Meinke, L., Kramer, L., Friedman, R. & Voda, J (2006) The Life Satisfaction Survey (LSS): Development of the Instrument , Proceedings of the Tenth International Coach Federation Coaching Research Symposium. St. Louis MO: International Coach Federation, 67-83.

Benfer, J. & Krapu, T (2004) What We Are: Toward A Unified Theory of Coaching. Poster session at the 2nd International Coach Federation (ICF) Coaching Research Symposium, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. (link)

Meinke, L; Friedman, R; Krapu, T., Kramer, L. & Salinger, H.(2004) Squirrels in your Attic: Maintaining Integrity and Presence when facing Clinical Issues in the Coaching Process. Presented at the 9th Annual Conference of the International Coaching Federation., Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Krapu, T. M. & Smyth, N. (2004) Eliminating the Real Ememy: How Businesses get Results, Presented at the Denver Business Coaching Conference, Denver CO, September 30, 2004. (

Meinke, L; Friedman, R; Krapu, T., Roppel, C. &Salinger, H. (2003) The Elephant in the Room: Recognizing and Addressing Clinical Issues in the Coaching Relationship. Presented at the 8th Annual Conference of the International Coaching Federation., Denver, Colorado.

Editorial Consultant (1983-2003), Journal of Psychotherapy, rated among the top 10% of consultants (1993). Dr. Wade H. Silverman, Editor, Coral Gables, FL.

Krapu, T. M. (2002) Developing, maintaining, and enhancing daily practice. Taijiquan Journal, 3, Number 3 (summer), 12-15.

Krapu, T. M. (1998) A Self Psychological Assessment and Intervention Model for Children, Adolescents and their Parents: Implications for and Limitations of Short-term Developmental Interventions. Brief Therapy: Lasting Impressions, August 26th, 1998 Conference. New York (accepted paper).

Krapu, T. M. (1997) A male reaction to infertility. Insights Into Infertility, Serono Symposia USA, Inc., Norwell, MA, (Spring).

Krapu, T. M. A Self psychological Assessment and Intervention model for children, adolescents and their parents: Implications for and limitations of short term developmental interventions. Kansas Conference in Clinical Child Psychology, October 15, 1994, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

Avant, K. M., Gribbins, R., Krapu, T. M. & Patterson, B. (1992) Ethical Dilemmas and Managed Care. Presented at the March 20th meeting of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, St. Louis Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri.

Krapu, T. M. (1991) Desktop Publishing: Applications in Clinical Assessment and Practice. Presented at the national meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California.

Krapu, T. M. (1988). Transcendental experiences and Kohut's theory of the self. The Counseling Psychologist, 16, 676-677.

Krapu, T. M. (1989, 1991 and In Press). Three Book Reviews in: Journal of Psychotherapy. One book review (1984) in the Journal of College Student Personnel, 25, 286-287.

Krapu, T. M. (1983). Patient's rights. American Psychologist, 38, 343.

Krapu, T. M. (1981). Extraversion, introversion and anxiety in relation to affiliation in college students. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of North Dakota. (Hyperlink to Abstract)

Krapu, T. M. (1980). Sticks and stones. Monitor, American Psychological Association, 11, 37.

Krapu, T. M. (1977). Locus of control measures: Test-retest reliability. Unpublished masters thesis, University of Missouri-Columbia. (Hyperlink to Introduction and Summary and Conclusion)

Collected and evaluated demographic data on clients at the University of North Dakota Counseling Center, including data coding and computer analysis. Electronically archived data collected in previous years creating a data base for future research availability. In addition I have used a variety of computer systems, languages and programs including: computer timesharing systems (VSPC & CICS), word processing/desktop publishing, (IBM-ATMS & Ventura), electronic spreadsheet, computer data base management (filing), graphics, Fortran, QuickBasic and SPSS and web based application products, for instance for web page design. I also have virtual instruction experience via the Internet through Webster University.

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Teaching Experience



School of Education

Webster University


Adolescent Psychology

Child Development

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

Lindenwood University

5/87 -
Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

Saint Mary's University

8/84 - 5/85 Abnormal Psychology,
Psychology of Groups
Part-time faculty

Student Counseling Center

Illinois State University

8/83 - 3/84 Career Development
Adjunct Faculty

Department of Psychology

Valparaiso University

8/81 - 12/81 Abnormal Psychology

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Professional Affilliations


Licensed Consulting Psychologist, Minnesota (1984)
License Number C-1160

Licensed Psychologist, Missouri (1985)
License Number PYR-0163

Licensed Psychologist, Arizona (1989)
License Number 1553

Past or Current Membership in:

American Psychological Association

American Psychological Society

Association for Psychological Type

Missouri Academy of Professional Psychology

National Employee Assistance Association

Saint Louis Employee Assistance Association

Saint Louis Psychological Association

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1977 - 1981 Ph.D. in Counseling, Department of Counseling, University of North Dakota

1976 - 1977 M.A. in Agency Counseling, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia

1972 - 1976 B.S. in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Colorado State University

References Available Upon Request

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