JEff K [jeffk92]
Which is your specialty in psychology?
What types of clients do you work with?
Transitional age (16-25), co-occurring, major mental illness with substance abuse, that is...
Is there a web site or blog where we can learn more about you?
What methods do you employ? Could you briefly explain the principles your approach is based on?
Integral Theory, acknowledging varied altitudes, with regard to each clients' developmental level. Sliding scale of defenses considered, with regard to how each supports the cleitn in supporting safety and well-being. Interior and exterior development, individual and collective/systems.
Generally apply CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Present Oriented approaches, to support clietns in accessing their best possible capacities, and move towards varied life goals. Health-based, each person is doing the best they can, with what they've got.
How do you market your services? Where do your new clients come from?
Work for a County program, new clients come from a variety of referral sources. Would like to move towards Private Practice, but this will be a later transition, where marketing will play more of a factor.
How obsolete is Freud today?
Freud was before his time, and we are past the time he was before. But, if you use the original texts, and not the latter poorly translated versions, Freud is brilliant, within the subject of one level, I, becoming the obect of the next level, IT, and continuing along that developmental evolution. 1st, 2nd and 3rd pronouns are his root work, confounded by ID, Ego and Super Ego, which are botched versions of his work, translated poorly.
What are some simple things that one can to do to fight stress and anxiety?
Deep breathing, meditative practice, drink calming non-caffeinated teas, exercise, sex, meds, to be determined between each person and his treatment providers and families.
Depression is almost epidemic. What is going wrong on the societal level?
Pluralitis, and the generational disgust of our life goals, clashing with the reality of existence. Depression is a state of mind, with biological ties, and social links, but it is the attachment to the depressive thoughts, that is the pitfall, attachment to the ego identification of a person believing they are depressed, and avoiding their own true neture of all the other things they are in addition to being depressed.
What do dreams mean?
Different things to different people. The subtle realm, trying to translate, gross reality, while balancing the immensely texture Causal beings that each of us are. They are another experience to become present with, but, not engulfed by, one of many state experiences that help us translate our developmental existence, and move towards further transformation and translation
Why is it so difficult for us to forgive ourselves?
It's not, but understanding this, apparently is, difficult that is
What does the phenomenon of falling in love consist of? Is there a cure?
hormonal, phermonal, social, soul, mind and body. It is a pre-existing condition, meaning prior to existence, and a fundemental presence, universal love, pri-mordial love, Causal love...
What's there to cure?
What are the keys to creating healthy relationships?
What new trends in psychology have stirred up your interest the most?
Evolution of human consciousness, Integral Theory, and all related topics, all the way up and down...
How is the creative personality different from others?
Creative personality is within all of us, the question is which have been stunted and distorted, and how can they unlearn those teachings to recreate, creating themselves.
What is a “healthy” ego?
A stepping stone, a springboard, a piece of the puzzle, that which awaits to be obliterated...
Which are the most common psychological problems of artists and creative people in general?
Difficulty with Moderation and balance
What kinds of people do you think are at high risk for addiction?
All people, but especially one's with genetic predispositions. But, by addiction, we get further if we think in terms of ego identification, and static perspective taking, rather than mere substance abuse issues. that which we hold dear to be our own, is our ago addiction, until we are able to hold all as dear.
Is it possible to program the unconscious mind for success?
Unconscious (Mind), is that aspect which we are unaware of, it contains it all, not needing any programming. Becoming aware of it, there in lies the challenge.
What books do you recommend to help us develop a better understanding of ourselves?
Boomeritis, by Ken Wilber, or anything, by Ken Wilber. Ego Development Thoery, by Susanne Cook-Grueter. Spiral Dynamics.
In the past there was a lot of stigma associated with going to therapy, but now it is rather fashionable. When is and when isn't help from a psychotherapist necessary?
If the clinician is competent, therapy should never do harm, and can be a valuable, regular aspect, to support people through whatever.
The new cocktail for success, Psychotherapy and meditative practice, a little east, little west, a little interior, a little exterior, a little individual, a little collective
How should one deal with a friend who "psychoanalyzes" without having been asked to do so?
Ask them to stop
Give us a simple prescription for happiness
Be as fully present as you can be, whenever possible, with any task, big or small. And always consider develpment/evolution.
What is your blog address? What subjects do you deal with?
Subjects, objects, internal, external, individual, collective...
What was it that made you create your blog? On what date did you start it?
Felt like writing something down one day.
Not sure when I started, but the blog probably has dates on it.
What blogging system have you adopted and why?
No known system, write when I feel like it, as an outlet.
How many visits a day do you get? What type of comments do you receive?
I don't think I've had more than one person see the blog (except for my link to myspace, which may have more viewers, it is unknown.
How has 'having a blog' contributed to your life?
A place to put thoughts...
Have you created relationships with other bloggers or readers of your blog?
How often do you post? Does regular posting of your blog require a lot of effort on your part?
Very rarely, do I post. Anything with any regularity takes a lot of effort on my part.
Does blogging bring in income for you? Can one make a living from posting?
No. Not that I know of.
How do you promote your blog?
I do not...
How would you define your readers? Have you got a faithful audience?
No readers, no audience, except for firends on myspace, maybe...
Are there any blogs you follow daily or regularly?
How do you see your blog evolving in the future?
Blogs don't evolve, the people who write them evolve.
What advice would you give to someone who wishes to begin a blog?
Write something, save it, repeat, always repeat.