Paul Frederick Schmidt, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist


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, Louisville KY
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.”
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.
Schmidt, Paul F. The Traditional Assessment of Wellness, Creative Commons Copyright, 2020. Free, anonymous, online test of holistic well-being, using a 2500-year-old model of wellness.

Professional Affiliations

Wellness Education for Living and Loving, Inc. Founder and Director of nonprofit that oversees education and research with the TAW test above, at for the test and curated resources.
Kentucky Psychological Association, ethics chair 1987 to 1990
Christian Association for Psychological Studies International, workshop chair 1990, 1996
Mental Health America of Kentucky


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