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Paul Frederick Schmidt, Ph.D.

Licensed by the Kentucky State Board of Psychology , 5/20/75, #128281


1965 – 1969 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

B.A., cum laude, with honors in psychology

1970 – 1974 University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

M.A., Clinical Psychology, August, 1972

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, August, 1974, 5-yr. GPA – 3.91 out of 4

2006  CSAT  Certified Sex Addiction Therapist

2016  CMAT  Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist

International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, Phoenix, AZ



1978 to present – Full time private practice of clinical psychology,

                   Louisville, Shelbyville, and Lexington

1989 – 2001 Founder, Director and owner of New Life Counseling Center

1974 – 1978 Chief Psychologist at a residential treatment center for children and teens, within Central State Hospital, Louisville


Schmidt, Paul F., Coping with Difficult People, Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1980. Book on relating to people who have personality disorders.

Schmidt, Paul F., Growing Your Love Life, Charleston, SC: Booksurge, 2007. Subtitled, “Vital Balance in Single Adult Relationships”, book is available on Amazon.com.

Schmidt, Paul F., The Character Assessment Scale. Copyrighted test materials and manual published by the Institute of Character Assessment, l981. Presented also to the 1981 annual convention of the American Psychological Association , and sold in over a dozen countries.

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Professional Affiliations

Kentucky Psychological Association, ethics chair 1987 to 1990

American Association of Christian Counselors, charter member

Christian Association for Psychological Studies International, workshop chair 1990, 1996

Mental Health America of Kentucky