January 06 [Sat], 2007, 23:00
October 09 [Mon], 2006, 20:49
My friend sends a picture of Mr. Xavier for me. He looks happy, and filled with energy. I’m looking forward to seeing him.
October 02 [Mon], 2006, 21:04
If you have a terrible experience under the supervision of clinical psychology practice, your supervisor may be ignorant of the supervision models or they also had a terrible experience when they were superbisee. We had a supervision workshop by Kazumi Nishio on last weekend. It included lean process models of supervision, role play of difficult supervisee case, and training of group supervision. It is very helpful and useful for supervision skill development. I think Japanese supervisors need to lean and develop more and more.
September 02 [Sat], 2006, 11:12
Astrology workshop will be performed by Xavier Betancourt on 14-15 October 2006, in Tokyo, Japan. In a theme of the last workshop in 2005, a process of human relations through astrology was described to a base in a trial of Jung who discussed an account of transference phenomena based on the illustrations to "ROSARIUM PHILOSOPHORUM". This theme is "Sexuality". He is an astrologer, but his theory is beyond astrology and presents in deep insight and affection. If you are interested in psychology and human relations even if you do not wise in the astrology, you may enjoy the workshop.
Sexuality is not only the force that draws us towards lovers or partners. it is also (and mainly) the undercurrent which reveals us our belonging to nature.(Betancourt, 2006)
August 31 [Thu], 2006, 18:00
I participated the special lecture by David Lukoff in 7 th annual meeting Japanese Association for Transpersonal Psychology / Psychiatry at 2006 International Congress of Psychotherapy in Japan and The Third International Conference of the Asian Federation For Psychotherapy. David Lukoff, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in CA, Professor of Psychology at Saybrook Institute, and co-author of the new DSM-IV diagnostic category "Religious or Spiritual Problem". He has authored over fifty publications on religious and spiritual issues in mental health and lectures internationally on spirituality in mental health and mental illness. He is co-president of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology.
In the lecture, a doctor working at a hospital asked him "Some Japanese who don't believe spiritual or unrelated to God, how can we do 'spiritual care' for them?". He said "Spiritual care, even if it is not expressed by words clearly, you can do it. For example, we have meditation before staff meeting for patients who died in a previous week, turn on candles, imagine the person as one human being, not a patient, and pray for the person. Spiritual attitude is most important for spiritual care that can do any kind of situation."
August 27 [Sun], 2006, 17:31
I bought some spiritual books and therapy goods in this trip. "THERAPY FLASH CARDS" includes 60 cards written the term alone for quizzing on the surface, and reverse pronunciation guide, definition, synonym, and illustration to help with context. I don't understand whether it is really useful, but it is amusing. One of two books "learn to MEDITATE" writes the meditation basic knowledge and method of practice. It is very legible and comprehensible. Another one is Dalai Lama's recent publication "Transforming the Mind". I began to read it.
All composite phenomena are impermanent.
All contaminated phenomena are unsatisfactory.
All phenomena are devoid of self-existence.
Nirvana is true peace.
August 18 [Fri], 2006, 15:09
RAMS Hire-Ability is a non-profit organization partnered with the California State Department of Rehabilitation. They offer culturally competent vocational services to individuals with mental health disabilities. Therapist is required not only mental health support skill but also business sense to negotiate with the job owner. It is important point in any support, but I suppose it is not recognized especially in Japan.
August 11 [Fri], 2006, 13:41
Nieman Marcus located in the heart of downtown San Francisco. We found a very elegant restaurant in there. It's a little pricy but well worth it. We enjoyed lunch, overlooking Union Square. The picture is a stained glass on top of the restaurant.
August 10 [Thu], 2006, 12:00
I come in the training of community psychology in San Francisco. This cource is a part of a class in the Clinical Psychology Masters Program by the California School of Professional Psycology at Alliant International University (CSPP/AIU). This includes instruction and discussion with the primary instructor and guest lecturers from devers community organizations and treatment centers. There also is opportunities for site visits to settings such as community mental health centers, Asian-specific community mental health centers, domestic violence support programs, addiction treatment, community prevention programs, and other diverse cultural settings.