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Facebook Face Offs

Friday, June 25th, 2010

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).

The Psychologist’s Dilemma: Psychosociopolitical Warfare

Friday, April 24th, 2009


The dilemma all psychologists face today is that we have capitulated and given our crown of science & arts to psychiatry and the Medical Model.


While psychiatry has usurped the role of leading provider of mental health services in the maintenance of the public health and welfare from psychology, psychiatry accomplished this without having to put up much of a fight. Indeed, the betrayal came from within—from within the ranks of psychology itself.


Returning that crown to its rightful owner may prove next to impossible. Certainly, there is a lot of truth to the adage:


It takes a man a lot longer to get himself out of trouble

Than what it took to get him in trouble in the first place


So it will be with the return of psychology and behavioral science to its rightful place as King.


In part, I predict this will require the awakening of the public at large to the fact that behavior, character, and moral choices make differences in one’s life trajectory, outcomes; and in one’s mental health.


There may be certainly some modicum of credence in the parallels between the deterioration of culture in the United States and the deterioration of mental health, stability and well-being of the individual.


If one reflects upon current world situations and especially the fragmentation, if you will, the Balkanization of the United States, one realizes quite quickly how the conflicts within the individual may be reflected in the conflicts within society.


It is this particularly poetic justice and beauty of reality that allows one to judge the status of both “the status quo” and the status of the individual within “the status quo.”


It is difficult to over generalize and it is difficult to oversimplify, but sometimes the reduction of both the health of the society and the criteria for the mental health of the individual allow for succinct and salient comparisons. However, it is extremely difficult, neigh impossible to determine cause.


Think of this as a chicken and the egg question: which came first? In other words, did the mental health of the individual deteriorate first or did the culture deteriorate first?


Truly, the status of the culture and the individual mutually impact each other. More importantly, we need to determine target goals and the intervention in order to improve both the health of the culture and individual within the culture.


 As is typical in health interventions, we wish the least invasive intervention and leverage that for the maximal outcome. The problem becomes one of ethics because in the typical clinical setting it is requisite to obtain “informed consent to treatment” before intervening.


In today’s society, we have had decades of “intervention” without “informed consent.” Allow me to explain:


We have had decades of “intervention” and “social engineering” without the consent of those being treated!


Moreover, during the last century not only has the electorate (Forgive me folks for getting political.) not been in charge of who has been elected for almost a century, especially President of the United States; more importantly, we have not been in charge of our fate since then.


At this point in time I would like to introduce the reader to the concept of psychosociopolitical warfare. This is not my term, nor is it a new term. In fact the first evidence of it I have found is in the title of an article published anonymously in 1936. It was a title of an article which described part of the undermining of America.


However, the credibility of the article is challenged because there is neither authorship nor publisher associated with it. Moreover, the largest concern regarding its credibility that I have personally is that the strategies announced in this article (purportedly written in 1936) predates the discoveries of most of the modern agents which the article advocates for use in undermining the health and welfare of the best and brightest Americans.


Those agents are drugs, more specifically, psychopharmaceuticals. Most of the psychoactive drugs which are employed in the treatment of mental illness have been discovered since the 50s.


Nonetheless, one must consider the possibility that this article published in 1936 entitled Psychosociopolitical Warfare might be exactly what we have been experiencing for almost a decade.


I am a behavioral psychologist, and as such, I look at function. In other words, I conduct a functional analysis in order to determine what the most salient interventions might be.


I’m also a trained musician, a composer. And during my training as a musician at Berklee in both classical and jazz, I learned that “functional analysis” is paramount in understanding music and its structure. Hence, all things come down to function and function dominates any analysis and understanding.


While we may discount and attack the credibility of Psychosociopolitical Warfare based upon several features including (1) lack of authorship, (2) lack of publisher, and (3) historical features, we may not ignore reality.


One must not ignore the actual impact such proposals as contained in Psychosociopolitical Warfare might have and have had. I advance the fact all of the strategies recommended in Psychosociopolitical Warfare have been implemented!


What do you think?


Feel free to call me paranoid.  But remember, it is a healthy paranoia and an informed skepticism.




Diagnostic & Statistical Manual DSM Series Part II ~ The Demise of Care: A Comparison of “Negative Projective Psychology” and “Positive Projective Psychology”

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009


The current DSM is the DSM IV-TR in which “TR” stands for “Text Revision.”  The most significant change between the DSM IV and the DSM IV-TR is that a new criterion was inserted almost universally into every category of major mental illness:


Denial of having a mental disorder or a mental illness became a bonafide criterion for diagnosing the client with mental illness.


That may not seem so odd but it is subtle.  Now, if a person claimed they were healthy, that “denial” counted as a mark in the check list finding that person mentally ill!


Thus, the entire field of mental health became self-serving and self-centered.  Rather than rely upon the client complaining & requesting our help, we were and are going to find them mentally ill and in need of our services, no matter what.  Whether they need our services or want them, matters not.  All that matters is what we as “experts” say. 


Such a move (to the “TR”) further strains credibility and reveals that what passes for mental health treatment today is nothing more than projecting negative diagnoses and labels upon less sophisticated, helpless and vulnerable persons who are unable to defend themselves from the overwhelming onslaught of the “experts,” from the numbers and shear size of the community of mental health treatment providers. 


It is a stacked deck against which no one prevails.  While those in cushy positions making larger salaries may think they are helping their fellow man, all they are really doing is helping themselves by riding on the backs of those upon whom they cast their labels, if you will, upon the backs of those upon whom they ‘cast their spells.’


Gee, maybe psychology really has become a field dominated by women.  Dare I say witchcraft?  Because


most of the professionals I see today, old and young alike, male and female alike, don’t know what they are doing!


This is why I call the practice that prevails today “Negative Projective Psychology” and why I have come up with the term “Positive Projective Psychology” to contrast the errors made across the field which cause so many in our country to suffer. 


A tell tale sign of negative practice is a practitioner who claims that ‘therapy is “hard” and it is “stressful” for the practitioner.’  Hog wash!  If it is difficult for those practitioners, it is because they have been ill trained, poorly equipped and don’t understand the limitations of natural boundaries & empowering and truly helping their clients!


Lastly, “liberal” psychologists should not be treating “conservative” clients!  This is because of the value system impasse.


Conservatives understand the true meaning and quest for independence and independent functioning, whereas, liberals caretakers invoke dependency and make their patient’s dependent upon them.  They want them coming back so they can make that payment on their air planes, vacations or extra houses. 


Liberals do not want their clients’ getter better and leaving them.  In part, it may be an “abandonment issue” for the practitioner!  But it is mostly about keeping the money flowing. 


Such is the fate of an industry controlled by insurance companies and subject to mismanagement of motivation on the part of the professionals!  According to one malpractice attorney with whom I consulted, the insurance companies have tainted it all!  The insurance companies have ruined it all!


There is no safe place.


Bipolar Disorder Type III

Monday, February 9th, 2009


The key differentiating feature about Bipolar Disorder Type III is that it is an admission that psychiatric drugs cause irreversible Brain Damage!


Bipolar Disorder Type III is caused by exposure to psychiatric medications and is considered permanent!


This is a frank admission that many Bipolar Disorders are iatrogenically caused, iatrogenically created.  In other words, Bipolar Disorders are caused by the treating physician!


Bipolar Disorder Type III was proposed sometime during or before 2006 as a new category for the upcoming Diagnostic and Statistical Manual V (DSM V); however, the DSM V appears to have been delayed permanently.


Perhaps part of the delay might be the fear of exposure of the fact psychiatric medications work upon principles of toxicity and disabling. 


Rather than “fix” chemical imbalances, they “cause” chemical imbalances!


Long term usage results in permanent Brain Damage!




The Dr. Kent Show for February 7, 2009 has been Preempted but Returns February 14th with Dr. Jerry Tennant for my Best Show Yet!

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

While you may tune in today, rather than me, you’re going to get college basketball.  May I suggest downloading and listening to my commercial free MP3 of the January 24th show featuring my guest Dr. Mark Starr?


This will “prepare” you for my next show on Valentine’s Day February 14th as Dr. Jerry Tennant has tentatively agreed to be on my show.  It is my honor & pleasure to bring you Jerry Tennant, MD, MD(H) as Dr. Tennant knows more about the literature & the research behind today’s medical practices than anyone else I have met.   


Listen as Dr. Tennant’s wisdom challenges most of today’s medical practices.  Learn what Integrative Medicine is about.


Be advised Dr. Tennant’s critical analysis of the literature will blow your mind—and, admittedly, mine!


Dr. Jerry Tennant is the inventor of the Tennant Biomodulator®. 


Let me describe Jerry Tennant, MD this way:


Dr. Tennant is to medicine what Franklin, Edison & Tesla are to electricity!


Dr. Tennant’s genius and contributions are that great!


But, that is just my humble opinion.  What’s yours?



Today’s Show: January 31, 2009

Saturday, January 31st, 2009



Today’s show will feature me—solo.  Many folks prefer when I am on by myself.  For one, I am less inhibited and I drop a ton more information.  For another, there are times when the flow achieved on air solo is very good.  And because the hour is so short, many prefer to hear just from me.


Oddly enough when I “prepare” the show tends to fall flat.  Nonetheless, when solo I can get derailed and fail to connect the dots.  Therefore, feel free to call in about anything on my blog or to get me on the track you want me on.


Once I take off in a direction, if I sense that it is not garnering much interest (no phone calls or e-mail) then I am apt to change direction before finishing that subject.  However, today I have enough information for about four hours and we’ll see how I cram some part of that in a way that makes sense.


Expect me to speak on several levels at once and to change from “micro” to “macro” levels, from small personal examples to the Big Picture, not merely in juxtaposition but to demonstrate parallelism and attempt to get across some subtle yet profound points of truth.


Enjoy these days my friends.  These may be the best that we have left.  Invest in yourself and your health first & foremost because the roller coaster ride I see coming in June is beyond my ability to express in words.


Gun Control and BO (from Arizona 14 Jan 2009)

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009


The BO crowd has in the Congress right now a bill to make all present and future gun owners register all guns. The owners must provide a passport type photo of themselves, a thumb print, and ALL MENTAL HEALTH RECORDS. If no mental health records are available because the person has never had mental health contact, then the gun owner must to go a doctor and establish a mental health record saying there is no problem.


Thanks to the person who brought this to my attention.  It is indeed sad news. 


Creating unnecessary Mental Health Records is not a benign activity.  In fact, mental health treatment is not a benign activity.  It is fraught with danger.  The primary danger is iatrogenesis—physician caused illness. 


Under the current practice of diagnosing a person or projecting a diagnosis and label on the unsuspecting patient, the “professional” spends most of his time trying to convince their patient that they are mentally ill and in need of treatment.  Truly, it has become a system of sordid dependency as practitioners try to “help” patients remain under treatment—treatment that is not only unnecessary but harmful!


Having contact with mental health marks a man and/or a woman for life and it is expensive.  Moreover, under the prevailing system of “Negative Projective Practice” under the hegemony of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) system and the hegemony of the Medical Model, almost all persons who appear for mental health clearance may be shocked and stunned when they emerge with a diagnosis of mental illness!


The preponderance of “false positives” (Those who are diagnosed as having a mental disorder or a mental illness who do not in fact have any such thing.) is already astronomically high under the prevailing practice of “Negative Projective Psychology.”  Psychiatry in particular regards those diagnosed as “diseased.”


Let me give three examples of how contact with “mental health” or (falsely called) behavioral health and having a history of such can affect a person’s life: 


A.     Those given diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder cannot get life insurance regardless of treatment and/or treatment outcome.

B.      Those diagnosed mentally ill are given the diagnosis for life and carry that label forever.  It is pejorative.  One can rarely if ever discard a diagnosis even when it was obviously erroneous and made in error.

C.     Later in life it can have a tremendous impact.  When one is up for consideration for placement in nursing homes, having any history of mental illness bars one from admission in better facilities.  One will be re-directed to inferior settings where one they provide such treatment whether they need it or not.


In fact, under the DSM not only can the average person who has no complaints be found “mentally ill” and given a DSM coded diagnosis, but the vast majority will emerge with not merely one diagnosis but two or more!  These dual diagnoses or “comorbid” diagnoses should bar the average citizen from clearance to possess firearms.


Since the vast majority of psychologists and psychiatrists are “liberals” after years of having purged the remnants of any and all “conservatives” from their ranks, the proposed legislative requirements of Congress should result in removing most of the guns across the country. 


My mentor told me I would do well in psychology because I would be one of the minority of psychologists who were conservative, perhaps 15% in 1989, and I could better serve conservative clientele who were wealthier and had more resources (at that time). 


Little did we know that there would be a most “uncivil purging” of conservatives from our field while the “liberal” side was mouthing off about “tolerance” and “acceptance” and “diversity”—all while targeting us for removal from the profession!  Perhaps less than 5% of psychologists today remain who may be regarded as “conservative.”  And the group with the most wealth today that “represents” the rich in Congress is the Democrats and the “liberals.”


Furthermore, since there will be so much “professional liability” attached to giving a person clearance to possess firearms, the fees for such services will be inordinately high.  Under such circumstances expect psychiatrists & psychologists to double their fees in order to take advantage of this “windfall.” 


It certainly will be ‘good for business’ and solidifying the power of psychiatry and the “therapeutic state.” 




“The purpose of government is to make money off other people’s money.”


(Quote me)


But this is the folly of those who believe everything can be “kontrolled,” comrades.  This is the overreaching of government.  It is most unreasonable.  It is unconstitutional and un-American, a clear violation of the Second Amendment of The Bill of Rights.


More importantly, it is another step in the direction oppressive governments and oppressors always take.  Now, why is our United States Congress so fearful of the people?