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Psychology of Construction: An Inward/Outward Mediation Process (Paperback)
EDUCATION: School of Engineering - Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan; School of Architecture and Design - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; School of Industrial Design, - Cranbrook Academy of Art, Boomfield Hills, Michigan. My focus is in the study of Psychology with an emphasis on Family Systems, Communication Paradigms (sensory and non-sensory), Organizational Effectiveness and Conflict Resolution. Pre BA in Psychology - University of California, Los Angeles, California; BA in Psychology - California State College Sonoma, Rohnert Park, California; MA in Psychology - California State University, Rohnert Park, California; Pre Doctorate - Humanistic Psychology Institute, San Francisco, California; Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - International College, Westwood, California; Pre and post Doctorate research with William Tiller, Ph.D., and Edwin Young, Ph.D. at Stanford University in the Physics Department, Stanford, California.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Marriage and Family Therapist (retired), SPIDR (active) Society for Professionals in Dispute Resolution (now ACR - Association for Conflict Resolution); ACCET (Academy of Clinical Close Encounter Therapist); EVP (Electric Voice Phenomena); PRIDE (Pacific Rim Institute for Development and Education); UN Representative; Board Member of PRIDE Academic Center and The PRIDE Advisory Board for Family Studies.
POTPOURRI: Studied religion and philosophy with The Theosophical Society for 26 years, and beyond that, independently for 32 years; a one year contract as a Headmaster of a private school designed and established by J. Krishnamurti; Co-structured two private schools for the gifted child; Have two Handicapped Counselor Certifications; Have received special awards in Industrial Design Competitions; Have traveled to 36 nations of the world including Russia lecturing on religions, psychology, and alternate forms of healing; Have taught on the college level in Yugoslavia for two years (1971-1973); Have taught Industrial Design and Psychology classes on the college level; In 1976, along with 42 other persons, I was trained in Conflict Resolution and Organizational Effectiveness; Beginning in 1983, I have written many programs to thwart domestic violence in family systems; I taught Organizational paradigms to the USA Army. Am married to Helen Margaret Thimm-O'Jack: M.S.W., L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W., and am a father of 7 children (three biological - one girl and two boy), two stepsons, and two step daughters blind from birth; Studied acupuncture and other Asian oriented healings systems while living in a Shinto Shrine in Japan with Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama; Studied Subtle Energies as related to the photographic system with Physicists Dr. William Tiller and Dr. Edwin Young of Stanford University in Stanford, California; I have traveled to and presented papers in China thrice (walked the Great Wall each time), and have been on Pilgrimage to The Baha'I Faith Holy land in Haifa, Israel, four times. Authored a book on Mediation titled "The Psychology of Construction: Building Bridges, Sensory and Non-Sensory." I believe in constructive change, and that both
personal and world peace are achievable goals. Additionally, I have written a child-oriented story for the precocious
child within all of us: "Once Upon an Eternity" and I just completed my latest book titled "Staying Alive Anomalously:
Day by Day Moment to Moment."