Archive for the ‘Positive Projective Psychology’ Category
A couple of days ago I was lambasted on Facebook. While I went with it posting candidly, it got rather insulting. Still, I kept my comments honest. Sadly, they were not appreciated. Moreover, my expertise and credibility were challenged.
Part of that challenge was because I was employing or had “invented” “new terms” that “had not been accepted,” yet. Actually, I have been inventive. I use the term “Positive Projective Psychology” and the terms “Negative Projective Process” and “Negative Projective Psychology” to differentiate my perspective from the common clinical practises of the day–which I consider sub-par treatment! So, I am guilty as charged. Those are new concepts and they are mine.
Also, I use advanced concepts which have not been heard much. In part, this is because I am ahead of the curve. An example of this is Bipolar Disorder Type III. While this is not is use yet, you’ll hear about it if it makes it past the hurdles in committee formulating the new DSM-V. I heard about Bipolar Disorder Type III three years ago. It is a significant development in that it is a bold-faced admission that psychiatric medications cause permanent mental illness!
It bothers me that I was attacked but then those who attacked me, don’t know me. In fact, they don’t know anything! I was called a “narcissistic.” I guess everyone thinks they are a psychologist or they can practise psychology. I wish I had a little more narcissism in me but I am the way I am, as God intended me.
My middle initial should be “G” because I have been gullible. It took me years believing in what I was taught in school to realize what a farce my field was (and is) and how much damage clinical psychology (as practised today) is doing to our society. I owe the people of Mississippi a lot but that debt has been discharged fully in my service to those wonderful folks at low pay for several years and that was time well spent.
It was inside the walls of Arizona’s maximum security prisons that I honed my craft and developed quick and concise skills of intervention with those who needed my services most. They may not have been deserving but I was saving lives–the lives of those on the outside as my murderers, rapists and thieves were released back to society.
Had I been more narcissistic, I might have not worked there and gone into private practise and still have a license and a practise today. Maybe I would have published and become better known but I would never have developed the razor sharp skills of intervention and the insights in psychology I have.
I regard my contributions to the field of psychology and the body of scientific knowledge as minor, but I know the best psychology and psychologists. The most significant contributor of our time is Steven Hayes, Ph.D. and his “Acceptance & Commitment Therapy,” the most advanced form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), also known as ACT. Dr. Hayes has answered most of the questions B.F. Skinner asked in 1952. I am proud to have had Steven as a guest on my Talk Radio Show “Giving Psychology Away.”
These days I am struggling. When you get to the level of consciousness I have, you see clearly what is going on and the trends are alarming. However, there is solace for me in knowing that I am in the latter half of my life. I have seen some incredible inventions. I remember the invention of the ball point pen. What a breakthrough that was! The computer had already been invented but transistors came on the scene shortly after I was born.
But I have also seen the rise of the audacity of man. A puny little man who challenges God! And the foolishness grows.
I was born into a private family that was going military. Because of the shelter that provided, I saw our country as it was during its Golden Days and the Golden Age of the United States of America has passed so long ago that few remain alive to tell of it and no one wants to hear about it.
Still, what we saw, witnessed and lived were not our best days. We were not at out best. A simple reading of the newspapers of colonial times reveals a far more educated population. The average colonial citizen was a genius compared to those our institutions of higher learning of today produce with doctorates. I have seen “inflation” and “degradation” in our educational system.
It is all corrupt, controlled by an elite we do not see. We do not know. And we are complacent to let the status quo go on unimpeded while it slowly destroys US and plans our further enslavement. They already have our minds but this captivity is not that different from the exiles of the Jews to Babylon.
Moreover, we are beholden to the same group of repugnant worshippers of power. Power given from the following of Lucifer and making deals with the devil. The fight between Good & evil (sic).
LORD, This day keep me from evil and keep me close to you. John
Recently in my life there was significant confusion over what I meant by a family loss being a “casualty of war.” I have been intending to review Murray Bowen’s book for some time and now is not the time to do so–in a rush. But some matters are more pressing than others.
Our society has deteriorated and continues to deteriorate. The greatest loss to the foundations of our country is in the family structure prevalent today.
Today’s families are run by females. While it is oft referred to as “a man’s world” that is a myth. In fact, females often say that the world is a mess because men run it. Hogwash!
I’ve got news for you: The person running the world from behind the scenes is a female! We’ll get back to that slip someday.
Most of the wealth is held by females, not males. Note: There is a difference, a fine discrimination between “female” and “woman.” Likwise, there are differences between what a “male” is and what a “man” is. But, we’ll have to cover that another time. But, I digress.
The importance of Murray Bowen’s contributions to the body of scientific knowledge have been grossly underestimated, undervalued and one might even regard this as “suppressed knowledge.” Much like students in economics never read “The Wealth of Nations” because the elite have suppressed it from our institutions of “higher” education, psychologists never hear of Murray Bowen!
In the 1950’s sociologist Murray Bowen and his team conducted research at the National Institutes of Mental Health in which they followed families of identified patients with schizophrenia; mother, father and child. You may have heard the term “schizophrenogenic mother,” but that was an inferior concept. Bowen discovered that it took BOTH mother AND father to produce a schizophrenic, a mentally ill child. Bowen’s team got so good at understanding the family systems they were able to predict psychotic episodes!
In short, if one wants to understand mental illness and how to treat it, even successfully cure it, one needs to study Bowen. If one wants to be a competent psychologist or organizational consult or systems analyst, Bowen’s work holds much of the key. This is foundational material.
Bowen never published a book himself. Rather, he published papers and most of the chapters in the “Family Therapy” were collected and edited by Bowen’s students. Bowen never earned a doctorate. He had only a master’s degree. However, he was originally trained in medicine before he began his research in psychology. Because he was not a psychologist but a sociologist, psychology has ignored one of its greatest minds!
This book represents a rather comprehensive collection of Bowen’s conceptions and work. It would behoove the country for professionals to study Bowen’s work and realize how important the family structure is and how much the family structure has been damaged in the United States as males became passive and submit to their over-active wives. Rather than help their wives learn how to modulate their anxiety, males have surrendered to the pressure of the ongoing cultural psychosociopolitical warfare. As a result, their children and future generations suffer–seriously–needlessly.
The United States can only survive when balance is restored in the American family. Until that time, we will suffer from an ongoing exacerbation of sociopathy, addictions, increased suicides and a whole lot of other unnecessary suffering. Haven’t the losses been great enough?
. . . was necessary in order to avoid more retaliation at the hands of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners. Since then I have successfully retired my psychologist licenses and I have left the State of Arizona.
It’s good to be back blogging and in Alaska. I have added twitter to my web presence at http://twitter.com/DrKentShow
However, I am still in recovery after a long ordeal that began at the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) and was continued by the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners. But I can report gains and discoveries.
If you read my new tabbed web pages entitled “Giving Psychology Away” and “Positive Projective Psychology,” I think you’ll begin to get a flavor of why I left the field and gave up my psychologist licenses.
Psychologists are supposed to be stalwarts of society and when psychologists begin to make wrong choices and do bad things, all of society suffers. As you read my blog, you will come to understand what I am referring to.
I promise I won’t let you down. I will do the right thing and I will astound you with my insights and revelations.
After giving practically everything I owned away (donating) and returning to Alaska, getting settled has been rough. Day Light Savings Time is terrible; Day Light Savings Time is bad for biological systems.
The drive up the Alaskan Canadian Highway (the Alcan) was an ordeal. It became the second most dangerous ride of my life only after my family’s first excursion up the Alcan in the summer of 1969 before it was paved. Back then we drove in a cloud of dust and slid the whole way up on the fist-sized rocks they called gravel. Only this time I was driving. Except for my cat and my dog I was alone.
I hit the road just five days after the first snowfall. Snow removal was poor to non-existent as the Canadians had just broken out their snow removal equipment. The road was icy and deeply rutted by truck tire chains. I had a tire blow out on my trailer at speed.
It seemed everyone who was towing a trailer ended up off the road in the ditch and stuck exceptfor me in my AWD SUV with its sophisticated traction controls. It took every bit of its 450 HP to pull me and my trailer back up onto the road when I was trying to avoid T-boning an 18-wheeler on the morning of my last day on the Alcan. My U-Haul trailer ended up weighing several hundred pounds more and looked like a dirty ice cube–covered in sheets & slabs of ice and dirt in Whitehorse. Worst of all: My cat Curly died in Edmonton. I really miss him. Curly used to rouse me every morning and insisted we played first thing. He was a good cat.
I met some really nice people on the road back and the overriding concensus: We were all gladly leaving the lower 48 states in order to escape the ominous fate of the contiguous states and their big cities.
Everyone felt we were leaving Sodom & Gomora just in time. Indeed, we have. More on that later. Much much more.
Welcome, to the newly improved Dr. Kent web site. I hope my fans will find me and once again make my blog and web site rise to the top of Internet search engines.
Your suggestions for my web site & blog and my web presence and your continued prayers & support are greatly appreciated.
At your service,
If you’re wondering who “Joe Wilson” is, he is the Congressman who failed to control himself and in an emotional outburst called President Obama a liar during Obama’s recent Congressional address.
We can’t have anyone who tells the truth,
So the House of Representatives has to vote to censure Representative Joe Wilson!
A politician who actually tells the truth!
A United States Congressman who can’t control himself and blurts out the fact that the President just lied to the American people.*
(*About Illegal Immigration & government health “insurance” reform)
Al’s lesson is very simple but it’s worth knowing because it is profoundly true and works on anyone—including on psychologists and politicians. It is extremely useful. Here it is:
‘If you listen closely, a person will always tell you about themselves.’
Let me put that in other words:
‘If you listen carefully, you’ll hear a person tell you what they are about.’
Early on when meeting someone, listen closely and you’ll hear them tell you all about themselves in their own words, from their own mouth.
Let’s apply this principle to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s recent utterances. Do you remember what Pelosi called those normal and concerned citizens who appeared at the Town Hall meetings and protested about Obamacare?
Pelosi used several words but if we apply Al’s Principle, the single word that stands out from the rest, that single descriptor that Pelosi used erroneously on others that was extremely applicable to herself was
There you have it:
The Speaker of the House telling you that she and they are Nazi’s.
So, now at least we know the spirit of the party that is in charge.
In closing I want to credit Psychologist Al Silberman with that wonderful private lesson. While Dr. Silberman is not at liberty to reveal that I was his client, I am. I saw him for support during my marital separation and annulment. This was a very valuable lesson.
Dr. Silberman is an ethical and moral psychologist. However, I did not find his attorney very likable because he did not speak accurately and truthfully.
You’ll find Al listed in my RFI section only because it is a small yet important part of my story. It needs to be there in order to understand the whole story.
Who is John Galt?
While there are vast differences within these categories and there are books I will review that explain their histories and origins, in a nutshell the main differences between psychiatrists and psychologists are:
Psychiatrists prescribe medicine and their main method of treatment consists of medications and secondarily grossly disabling techniques including electroshock and lobotomy.
—All medications work upon principles of disabling and toxicity—
Psychologists use methods of behavioral treatments that operate upon principles of “sensitization” and “desensitization.”
There are many modalities of “talk therapy,” none of which may be considered “toxic” or “disabling”—except when psychologists serve to uphold The Medical Model and “reify” the diagnosis thus causing “iatrogenesis.”
Psychologists earn “real” doctoral degrees and are true scientists trained in the scientific method. In comparison psychiatrists earn “technical degrees” and are mere technicians.
Psychiatrists are “medical doctors” and are trained in understanding the risks and benefits of medications. The “medical doctor” or “MD” degree has existed for less than a century.
Psychologists are the original “doctors” and have “doctor of philosophy” degrees. The “Ph.D.” has four centuries of heritage.
“Iatrogenesis” is “physician caused illness” and is not limited to the practices of either psychiatrists or psychologists.
Bibliotherapy: “AD/HD: Ritalin Is Not The Answer: A Drug-Free, Practical Program for Children Diagnosed with ADD or ADHD”Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
by David B. Stein
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (January 29, 1999)
Check back soon for my review of this handy little handbook on how to rear children. It is the manual my mother they always said they never made, “You didn’t come with a manual!”