Discovering that MK-ULTRA is still being used on people was not my expected destination when I mentioned a conspiracy theory involving El Paso Shooter Patrick Crusius’ father, Bryan Crusius, in a recent post. At the time, I didn’t even care to cover the theory, just posted a link in a comment for the curious and went home. And a brain fart happened halfway there.
Bryan Crusius worked at Timberlawn Mental Health. But…
…He wasn’t a psychiatrist.
…He wasn’t an MD.
…He wasn’t a registered or vocational nurse.
…He had no relevant college background that I knew of.
…and he self-admitted to half a lifetime of hallucinogenic drug abuse before being miraculously cured by the multiple disembodied voices in his brain.
Why was a man like that working as STAFF in a MENTAL HOSPITAL?
Even on the face of it, that’s criminal negligence, to hire somebody with that background for ANY job involving mentally ill people at a company dispensing mind-altering medications on a daily basis. Did the background check miss his AUTOBIOGRAPHY when he applied to be an orderly or something?
So I checked.
And this LSD-tripping schizo…
…was the INTAKE PROJECT DIRECTOR for Timberlawn Mental Health Systems located in Dallas. The doctor who reviewed incoming patients and developed initial treatment plans for them. Only he wasn’t a doctor, Bryan was a New Age holistic therapy hippie.
Let’s look at his private practice.
John ‘Bryan’ Crusius, LPC, LPC-S
M.A. Professional Counseling; May 2006 with 3.94 GPA
B.S. Management; University of Houston, Houston, TX
LPC is licensed professional counselor so okay, he’s not without qualification. But that’s way more college than one would expect for a student addicted to happy pills. And a top GPA, too? I’m suspicious but degree verification is $15 I don’t want to spend.
Yay, Internet. So much knowledge
at my fingertips behind a paywall. And his book is another $15 I don’t want to spend. Well, if there’s one thing journalists are good for… ah, this is why I like to wait a few days before posting on current events. I’m a cheapskate.
The father of the 21-year-old man arrested for the El Paso shooting massacre was a drug addict for almost 40 years and is now an energy healer who claims to have had visions of Jesus Christ and his dead grandmother, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Meaning his book finally crossed the Atlantic into their hands. They include pics of the very web page we’re discussing so I assume they verified his college enrollment. That’s not a guarantee, of course. Journalists are factual Pharisees, scouring the ends of the Earth for the last puzzle piece then shelving the puzzle unsolved. But it’s the best I’m gonna get for free.
But here’s a few highlights before we go back.
‘I lived a life of pretense in a kind of dream, alternating between the lows of apathy and hopelessness and the highs of material success,’ he wrote. ‘I have quit and relapsed countless times.’
The therapist revealed that his drinking and drug-taking led his second wife initially to banish him to a separate quarter of the family home in Allen, Texas, and finally to divorce and kick him out the house when Patrick was 12-years-old.
So, Patrick did watch his parents go through a divorce. He was born after Bryan’s first divorce but previous articles didn’t mention his second. Perhaps they remarried.
‘In the last quarter of 2011, after many months of living alone upstairs my spouse of eighteen years knocked on the door and handed me divorce papers,’ Crusius Sr wrote.
Shit test epically failed.
‘Every time I thought of living apart from my three children I would break down into total misery. I wondered why the world was so unfair. What events could justify separation of a father from his children?’
The therapist detailed how he was a veteran user of hallucinogens by age 16, and progressed to benzodiazepines, anti-depressants – including Vicodin – and prescription drugs commonly prescribed for people with ADHD.
Yeah, that could justify separating a father from his kids.
Even as a father of young children and a practicing therapist counselling patients on their addiction problems, Crusius Sr admitted he continued to abuse drugs himself.
Can you say “malpractice”? “Hypocrisy”? I sympathize with needing to make a living but physician, heal thyself. He should never have gotten into counseling in the first place if his drug problems started by age 16.
Crusius Sr wrote that on December 23 he was driving to work to give a patient a mental health assessment when he got a call from his teenage daughter Emily, multiple murderer Patrick’s twin sister, telling him the news [of his second divorce].
‘It was my daughter wanting to know when I would be home because she needed a ride to a friend’s house.
‘I asked, “Where’s your mom? Can she take you?” An uncomfortable silence filled the air and finally she replied. “She left this morning for Oklahoma.”
‘“What?” I said, feeling quite surprised. She had not told me of any trip or advised me that she was leaving.
‘What was shocking on the surface was to realize that my spouse had taken off without leaving an adult in charge.’
The father reacted bizarrely to the news, immediately pulling into a ‘major warehouse store’ and attempting to steal a computer hard drive.
He was apprehended by security guards and spent several days in county jail, leaving his three children to fend for themselves on Christmas Day.
Wow. That’s a fucked-up couple.
When he eventually returned home, Crusius Sr wrote how his eldest son Blake was shocked at his appearance.
‘My seventeen year old son stared at me in disbelief. I sheepishly went up the stairs in a cloud of shame. My behavior of the last few years had placed him in a state of fear and uncertainty. He was the oldest and had taken on responsibility by default as the man of the house,’ the father wrote.
The majority of the father’s memoir is a rambling account of his various hallucinations and ‘visions’ while meditating with other spiritualists and ‘energy healers’.
I’m tempted to buy the book just to exercise my dream interpretation skills but fear what might be found. Like I found with Jordan Peterson. It’s always a good idea to NOT expose oneself to the occult.
In one bizarre session, he recounts speaking with Jesus.
‘Christ greeted me with a smile. He pulled his robe aside again with his right hand to reveal the flaming heart of love and compassion. He addressed me thus: “Bryan, you have chosen the Path of the Heart,”’ the licensed therapist wrote.
That’s not much to work with. I don’t care for the imagery of God exposing Himself or a heart being burned but without context, there’s just nothing to say. One wonders if this vision inspired his book’s artwork:
On Sunday, the alleged El Paso Walmart shooter’s grandfather got into an altercation with an FBI agent who showed up at his home, where Patrick Crusius lived for at least two years.
Larry Brown, 77, shouted ‘get the hell out of here’ at an FBI agent who approached his Allen, Texas home on Sunday morning.
Brown? Not Crusius? Since the initial shooting, I’ve been mentally stumbling over the similarity between “Crusius” and “cruciferous”, meaning Cross-like. Kept telling myself that nah, he wouldn’t have renamed himself to something pseudo-religious. But why does his father have a different name? Adoption? Divorce? Journalists have no curiosity these days.
Bryan is 63 per the Daily Mail and his father is 77. I don’t like that math.
Residents of the former Crusius family home, where the alleged shooter lived with his twin sister, older brother and parents before they divorced, said they bought the house from the family about 18 months ago, but had no personal contact with them. Property records show the house was sold in March 2018 for $385,000.
The journalists are trying that hard for a scoop, yet missing the pieces they already have? Disney isn’t the only Converged organization short on creativity.
So, what more on this page?
My mission is to bring the highest level of care possible to any who wish to be free from addictions, codependence, PTSD and trauma.
Treating the Whole Person
I believe in treating the ‘whole’ person: Body, Mind and Spirit. My practice is ecumenical with regard to ‘Spirit’. I agree with AA (Alcoholics Anonymous): Recovery from addiction is difficult to impossible without reliance on a Higher Power.
That’s creepy. The definition of ecumenical per thefreedictionary is 1. Of worldwide scope or applicability; universal. 2. a. Of or relating to the worldwide Christian church.
b. Concerned with establishing or promoting unity among churches or religions.
So, Bryan is saying his practice is either universal or religious. And that reference to a ‘Higher Power’ rules out both ‘universal’ and ‘Christianity’.
Infused Being Therapy and Counseling
I call my practice Infused Being Therapy. I strongly believe that recovery from addiction and trauma is a process. For successful recovery and healing – clients have to be willing to ‘let go and let their Higher Power’ guide and heal them. This is the basic process; there are many details, much understanding and deeper self-knowledge to be attained along the way. This is the process of Infused Being Therapy.
I never liked that principle of AA. Do these Higher Powers not have names? If it’s Jesus then say so. If it isn’t then who exactly are you giving access to?
Supportive Energy Therapies: Integrated Healing
I use various Energy Therapies as an adjunct to traditional cognitive talk therapy. Much research has been done on acupuncture and related energy healing methodologies. Many believe (and I agree) that it is possible to support intellectual talk therapy with energy healing. In my experience, energy healing treats more of the whole person; including Body and Spirit.
I call my treatment philosophy Infused Being Therapy. I could have called it ‘Spirit-Infused’ Recovery Therapy.
Maybe ‘Spirits-Infused’? And i don’t mean booze.
It has been my experience that Recovery Therapy is most effective in individuals who:
1. Are willing to be ruthlessly honest with themselves
2. Allow the possibility of the existence of a Higher Power, Universal Intelligence, or a Source
3. Embrace comprehensive change
Without these basic qualities present – there is no need to waste my time and yours. Family members often bring in addicted loved ones, hoping for recovery and change through counseling therapy; but the addict remains hostile and/or in denial.
The Addict or Trauma Sufferer MUST Be Willing to Change
This is the basic ‘agreement’ needed for successful therapy or counseling. Without an honest inventory of ‘where you are now’ – and a willingness to be ruthlessly honest with oneself in the pursuit of positive change – the chances of successful recovery are non-existent.
Yes: It is possible that an addict can stop – for a while – alcohol or substance abuse without a deep self-examination and spiritual growth. But without a deep self-examination, connection to spirit and the willingness to change – what remains is rage, self-hatred and negativity. Chances of relapse in these cases is almost 100%.
Methinks Bryan is talking more about himself than the prospective patient here.
Recovery is Possible: I Can Assist You in Finding Your Way
Ready to Begin YOUR Journey to Recovery and Wholeness? Welcome!
I’m inclined to believe Bryan has spiritual corruption via embracing his inner darkness. I’ve never heard of a schizophrenic trying to market the voices in his head. Easy to believe unclean spirits are hitching a ride on him, however. (Full possession is extremely rare.)
Ooh, his website has customer reviews!
Bryan Crusius is an amazingly gifted therapist with vast knowledge of the psychological and metaphysical and how to work with them to aid recovery. I highly recommend his services and literature!
Not improving my opinion.
Bryan’s healing sessions takes me into deep states of well-being. The sounds, scents and energy invite my soul to let go and touch my true authentic self. Being in the proximity of your heartbeat signals my brain waves to openly receive healing and realize the exquisite healthy and whole being we each are. The sessions empower my heart to merge thought and emotions to realize miraculous peace, wholeness and compassion which starts for myself and expands to an ocean of compassion for all others. Through your sessions I feel pure calm, acceptance and positive focus. I thank you for the gift and have deep gratitude for your healings sessions. My wish is for others to treat themselves to such richness.
Sounds like an acid trip.
I was referred to Bryan by a close friend of mine [after SSRIs didn’t work for chronic anxiety] who also suffers from anxiety and had good results from energy therapy so I thought I’d try it out. I went to the clinic and was quickly led into a dark, tranquil room. The mood in the room was quite peaceful and as the treatment began I felt relaxed. I must also add the rain and thunder sounds were quite relaxing. As my treatment started I fell into a deep relaxation. I imagined myself on a relative’s patio while it was raining. I began to think about many aspects of my life, aspects in life that I could improve on. This relaxed state of mind got me past my anxiety disorder long enough to realize obvious ways I could improve upon my profession and social life in general. I also felt a tingling sensation in my legs and part of my head during parts of it. Before I knew it, Bryan woke me up and the treatment was over.
Not sure how or when I fell asleep but this energy treatment was helpful for my anxiety. I have never felt so relaxed and my mind was never so clear as it was right after. There is no doubt that I would recommend Bryan to anyone suffering from chronic anxiety!
He unexpectedly blacked out during treatment.
Cinical and Therapy Experience
Timberlawn Mental Health System (UHS Inc.) Dallas, TX
Mobile Crisis Team (on call) Counselor, Admissions Counselor
· Fulfill hospital requests for psychological evaluations for patients who may be a danger to themselves or others, psychotic, in need of supervised detoxification or other acute symptoms.
DAPA Psychiatric Programs Dallas, TX
Facility Director (in process of Medicare certification)
· Design of intensive outpatient PHP program for co-occuring disorders; extensive case management and group therapy experience.
· Hiring & supervision of counselors, MHT’s, and all other personnel.
· Ongoing writing, implementation, & efficacy review of new modules.
Timberlawn Mental Health System (UHS Inc.) Dallas, TX
Program Manager- Dual Diagnosis
· Redesigned Dual Diagnosis program to include a flow of programming that included an Individualized Relapse Prevention Plan for each patient.
· Hands-on position included case management duties, including discharge planning and aftercare scheduling in addition to management duties.
· Wrote new capsules for group psycho-education, including comprehensive handouts illustrating the electro-biochemical component of cravings (revealing the unseen).
· The Dual Diagnosis unit consistently earned the highest patient satisfaction level in the system-wide Gallup surveys during my tenure.
· Performed initial intake assessments and determined proper level of care from clinical observation both in Timberlawn ER and in other facilities (mobile assessments).
· Initialized and/or coordinated MOT’s, transfers, OPC’s, etc. with hospitals, doctors, & other mental health professionals.
This sounds like stuff a psychiatrist should be doing. Diagnosis? Treatment plans?Supervision of staff?
Bryan’s body looks emaciated, typical for long-term drug users. I note no needle tracks on his arms, consistent with the Daily Mail’s report of oral drug abuse. He seems to have large irises, ears and mouth, typical for people open/susceptible to new experiences or novelty. His right eye might have the New Moon shape of deception towards the outside world but the angle makes me unsure. Orderly hair for an orderly mind, that’s a bit surprising.
So, he got to work in a mental hospital despite his criminal background, mental health and family life. Time for Timberlawn.
Timberlawn psychiatric hospital to close Feb. 16 after safety violations
By Sue Ambrose, Sarah Mervosh and Miles Moffeit, Jan 2018
Timberlawn psychiatric hospital says it is voluntarily closing its doors, just a week after state officials threatened to shut down the century-old treatment center because it was too dangerous for patients.
“Our intention to close Timberlawn comes after completing a comprehensive, careful review,” chief executive James Miller wrote Thursday in a letter to staff obtained by The Dallas Morning News.
He later issued a similar statement to The News, saying that the hospital’s owners had decided to shutter it in December, before the state threatened to yank its license and fine it $600,000. Timberlawn is appealing those sanctions.
It’s unclear exactly when the last patient will leave Timberlawn, which was once a premier mental health facility but in recent years has had safety problems, including sexual assaults.
Miller told federal health officials that the hospital will close on Feb. 1, or as soon after that as possible, said Bob Moos, a Dallas spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Timberlawn is responsible for transferring patients to other hospitals, according to Carrie Williams, spokeswoman for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
Miller cited a decreased patient population as one reason for the hospital’s closure, along with the increasing availability of beds at other facilities and the cost to refurbish aging buildings on the Timberlawn campus, most of which are vacant.
In 2014, a suicidal woman was left alone and killed herself. In 2015, a woman reported she was raped by another patient. And last fall, a 13-year-old girl who was a victim of past sexual abuse reported that a another teen patient came into her room one night and raped her.
Inspectors found that on a night when there was just one mental health aide to watch 16 kids, the 17-year-old boy slipped into the girl’s room unnoticed. The two were placed in rooms next to each other, despite the fact that a doctor had warned the boy needed to be watched for sexual aggression.
So, the rapes didn’t directly involve staff. Still unacceptable but not conspiracy-level material.
At the time, the hospital was on probation with state health officials for its previous breakdowns in care.
The company that owns Timberlawn, Universal Health Services Inc., is the largest operator of mental health facilities in the country — and is facing a slew of government investigations, including a federal criminal fraud probe. Since 2012, the company has closed two residential treatment centers for adolescents, in Virginia and Illinois, that faced regulatory sanctions.
A 2016 data analysis by The News found that of 154 Universal Health hospitals, more than a quarter were plagued by serious safety problems.
Welcome to the new normal. Our government leaders are so sick, they don’t trust any organization that isn’t a little dirty themselves. I’ve seen this in civil engineering: municipalities intentionally award bids to companies they know are lowballing or otherwise gaming the system over more reputable choices.
As Timberlawn’s safety problems have worsened over the last three years, its role in the Dallas-area mental health network has faded. It had been one of the few hospitals to treat large numbers of children and teenagers, but other facilities with a broader range of medical services are now taking in more of those patients, Dallas mental health experts say.
“Timberlawn represented a century-and-a-half-old model of care that we really don’t need,” said Andy Keller, chief executive officer of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute in Dallas.
Colette Riel, whose sister committed suicide at Timberlawn in 2014, said she was glad that the hospital’s closure means no one else will get hurt at Timberlawn. Her sister, 37-year-old Brittney Bennetts, was known to be suicidal when staff left her alone; she hanged herself on doorknobs that the hospital knew posed a risk.
But Timberlawn’s closure is just “a drop in the bucket,” Riel said. “What about the parent company that owns all of these hospitals nationwide and their record and recklessness?”
Universal Health Services, one of those Fortune 500 companies that prefers to not announce their presence. So, who hired Bryan Crusius? The CEO?
James Miller looks like the proverbial fair-haired boy in a suit. With a chin like that, I’d wager he played football in college. Which was BA Psychology from U of Memphis, class of 2000 per his social media.
CEO – Rolling Hills Hospital
July 2019 – Present 2 months
CEO – Glen Oaks Hospital
March 2018 – July 2019 1 year 5 months
CEO – Timberlawn Behavioral Health System
November 2015 – March 2018 2 years 5 months
CEO – Alliance Health Center
January 2013 – November 2015 2 years 11 months
COO – Parkwood Behavioral Health System
2012 – 2013 1 year
Olive Branch, Mississippi
COO – Lakeside Behavioral Health System
2002 – 2012 10 years
A UHS company man. Two years from college grad to chief operating officer; ain’t nepotism great? The timing of his position at Timberlawn suggests he was brought in to fix the problems that eventually got the place shut down. I couldn’t find whether Bryan Casius lost his job before the closure or not, but Miller was not the guy who caused the problems.
The only other candidate for “I hired Bryan” available to me is Colin A. Ross, who came to my attention by way of the online conspiracy community. I don’t trust them. I don’t believe any conspiracy theory I can’t verify for myself; that leaves plenty to occupy my sleepless nights, hello Gavin Newsom; but let’s see how far we can go.
Colin Ross. Very heavy eyelids suggesting emotional defensiveness/poor temper, perhaps not surprising for someone whose life work is extreme psychiatric trauma. Angled eyebrows for conflict-seeking, chin confirms. Concave nose for social energy.
If his hair is typical of this pic (I did find a confirming second) then he’s a terrible listener. Notice the ears are fully half-covered by his hair, and not because it’s a natural feature of his hair style. The hair is generally disorderly enough to be worth noticing but not whackjob frizzy. We may have a winner.
This interview gives some interesting background.
Dr. Colin Ross Discusses Counseling Methods With Kathleen
By Kathleen Mills, 11 September 2014
So, this is contemporary with Timberlawn’s early safety violations.
Kathleen Mills: Tell the listeners a little bit about you, then we’re going to segue what your expertise is.
Colin Ross: Like you pointed out there, I grew up in Canada, was a high school dropout for six or seven years, living up in the Canadian Arctic, which is where I got into the anthropology side of things that I’m interested in. I decided that I’d better get down south and go to college. I went down to Edmonton, did my pre-med and medical school always intending to be a psychiatrist. Worked as an academic psychiatrist in Winnepeg for six years, ’85 to ’91, and then moved down to Dallas, where I’ve been ever since. Initially at a hospital called Charter Dallas, moved over to Timberlawn in ’97, and the same parent corporation owns the programs I consult to in Michigan and California.
That’s an interesting background and red flag. Ross wasn’t interested in academics until he spent years in isolation. Then he came back fascinated about people who hear voices in their head. Hmm.
CR: One cool feature we have, and the reason we have this – it’s called the Visiting Professionals Program – is that, when I was in medical school, in one day, the coolest rotation I had – of course, I liked psychiatry the best – but the coolest rotation as the surgery rotation. The surgeon was this Scotsman with a very thick Scottish accent. He was always ranting on about nursing had just gone all to pieces because these crazy holistic nurses wanted to take over. Medical students had gone down the tubes because they didn’t wear ties anymore. But he was the most amazing clinician that I ever met. His surgical technique was so fantastic. On one day, it was in a smaller hospital. If you’re in the main teaching hospital, there’s a crowd of 2000 in the OR and the medical student can’t see anything. But here, there’s just me, the intern, and the anesthetist, and the nurses and the surgeon. I’m standing right there for six-and-a-half hours in one procedure. So in one day, I got to watch a surgeon at work for six and a half hours. That’s more than the total time watching psychiatrists at work in four years in residency.
CR: That’s because the psychiatrist never let you watch what they’re doing. You’re supposed to somehow absorb it from the walls or something. I said to myself, “That doesn’t make any sense.” I thought, “I’m not going to do it that way.” We have interns all the time working in the program who are providing service but also learning and getting trained.
I sympathize with this criticism of medical education. It’s a green flag that Ross takes an interest in training the next generation to the point of opening himself up to scrutiny.
Let’s go to the Colin A. Ross Institute for info.
Dr. Ross obtained his M.D. from the University of Alberta in 1981 and completed his training in psychiatry at the University of Manitoba in 1985. He has been running a hospital-based Trauma Program in Dallas, Texas since 1991.
Initally Charter Dallas until 1997, when he moved to Timberlake. His exact slot in the hierarchy is vague but as a real psychiatrist, it’s reasonable to believe he was Bryan’s immediate superior. One can only assume that an expert in people hearing voices would recognize the behavior in a coworker, and that if the company is only going to shell out for one egghead then it’ll at least put him at the top.
He’s given no reason for moving to USA to practice. Most docs who did that were escaping the Canadian hellhole of socialized medicine, which is totally understandable. Then we got Obamacare because socialized medicine works but has never been tried anywhere yet and we already enacted it while you were sleeping because we didn’t think you’d fall for something that lame. Ha, ha, bourgeois pigs!
I even found an audio interview in which Ross talks about the CIA experiments. It’s relevant to his chosen line of work so not TOO big a red flag. In the interview, half of those “mind control” experiments were along the lines of “let’s inject Fidel Castro with LSD so he’ll make a fool of himself”. The other half was hypnosis, which they tested mostly on their secretaries. Our tax money, spent to prove women are gullible and some men think like women.
Ross studied MK-ULTRA enough to write a book on it. It’s hard to believe that he did so with no intention of finding salvageable inspiration. Which explains keeping a high-functioning druggie like Bryan around. Having a heavily “experienced” staffer could have been useful to him as a test subject as much as an assistant.
At times the traumatic origins of an individual’s problems may be difficult to ascertain. At the Ross Institute, an experienced staff of clinicians [GQ: Bryan Casius] provides psychiatric and behavioral evaluation to ascertain the presence of trauma-related problems as well as to determine the presence of other treatable medical or psychiatric disorders.
The treatment of trauma disorder patients requires special care and presents special challenges. Often these patients have a wide range of deficits that impair their ability to form healing relationships or make informed treatment decisions on their own behalf. A wide range of treatment modalities is offered to address these deficits.
A variety of cognitive therapies is offered to assist patients in correcting their general cognitive deficits as well as specific cognitive distortions related to anger, shame, identity, sexuality and relationships.
He’s heavy on cognitive therapies and behavior coping mechanisms, which sounds promising. Too many shrinks are pill pushers.
Commitment to Research
With the assistance and enduring commitment of Dr. Colin Ross, we expect to engage in significant research in the diagnosis and treatment of trauma-related disorders. By no means do we expect to have all the answers. However, we do make the commitment to contribute as much as possible to the growing body of knowledge in this field.
More about his research in a minute.
The Problem of False Memories
Our position at the Ross Institute is that patients need to be responsible for their own thoughts, feelings, behavior, and memories. It is not our task to either “validate” memories or conclude that they are not real. We work with the patient to help him or her sort out the reality of the past as best as possible. The content of the memories is not our primary focus; the healing elements of the treatment are in the process and structure, not in the content. We adopt the principle of therapeutic neutrality, described in Trauma Model Therapy, with respect to the accuracy of trauma memories.
I can see both sides of this. On the one hand, the patient needs the ability to discriminate between true and false more than a set of corrections. On the other hand, reality is objective. False memories are a problem because they’re FALSE.
Upcoming Workshops & Events
Dr. Ross will be a speaker at the Higher Thought Institute Conference in Philadelphia September 26, 2019.
For once in my life, I want to attend a professional seminar. Let’s proceed to this “Higher Thought” Institute.
Higher Thought Institute: Mission Statement
To provide mental health care providers with the resources for continuing education, inspiration and higher learning through conferences, online courses and professional exhibitions.
Okay. Translation, they’re a company that specializes in professional continuing education. If you have a professional license then you know the type.
To bring leading authors, speakers and advocates in the mental health care field together with practicing professionals for the exchange of knowledge and for fostering career development.
Okay. Ross is definitely a leader in his field and as we saw above, interested in teaching the next generation.
To maintain the spirit of higher learning by always being inquisitive, inventive and unwilling to accept limitations based on fear or lack of understanding.
Uh-oh. That’s atheist-speak for “we don’t accept religious objections to our methods”. Why might we Joneses fear their latest treatment for Multiple Personality Disorder?
Because it was inspired by MK-ULTRA research?
There are seven other speakers at this conference. If Bryan Casius was Ross’ peer then, who are Ross’ peers today?
Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. Conflict-seeking angled eyebrows and sharp jawline & chin. Face is fleshed out by maturity from SJW-ish.
Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. was a couple’s therapist with more than 40 years’ experience as an educator, clinical trainer and lecturer whose work has appeared on Oprah 17 times.
Why am I not surprised? Because Oprah attracts spiritual corruption like garbage attracts flies.
Harville and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. are partners in life and work.
Hardline atheists. No hint of marriage.
They are the co-creators of Imago Relationship Theory & Therapy…
As seen on Oprah. Seriously, I looked up the website and that was the first complete sentence. Go look:
They are the authors of three New York Times best sellers (Getting The Love You Want; Keeping The Love You Find; and Giving The Love That Heals), Making Marriage Simple, and six other books.
John Briere, Ph.D. A face like a battle tank. The square face shape is reliable and solid. His inner face is much smaller than his face outline, so very thick-skinned. All right angles from eyebrows to chin; that plus thin lips means he’s exceptionally rational. Middle third is the smallest, so he rose high without being ambitious, suggesting great capability.
My only concern is his personal life; left side-guarded.
[He] is a Professor of Psychiatry at the USC Keck School of Medicine, and Center Director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. A past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies… He is author or co-author of over 140 articles, chapters, and encyclopedia entries, 18 books (published or in progress), and 11 trauma-related psychological tests.
A serious psychiatrist, sounds respectable.
In 2015, Dr. Briere was the trauma consultant for the film Room, working with actor Brie Larson and director Lenny Abrahamson.
I spoke too soon?
Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD. Pedoface/SJW face shape. Einstein-level disorderly hair and curly, too, an indicator of sexual energy. I’m surprised he would be a peer of Briere.
Dr. Ronald D. Siegel is an Assistant Professor of Psychology, part time, at Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for over 35 years. He is a long time student of mindfulness meditation and serves on the Board of Directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He teaches internationally about the application of mindfulness practice in psychotherapy and other fields, and maintains a private clinical practice in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
He’s not a peer of Briere. I’ll take Ross’ background of seven years in the Yukon wilderness and returning mildly psychotic over a game-the-system suit who hasn’t left a college campus since the Carter administration.
Kathleen Parrish, MAMFC, MARE, LPC. With those jutting cheeks & chin, and otherwise a standard feminist, I’d call her a witch except she’s probably not leading a church.
Kathleen Parrish, MAMFC, MARE, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Senior Director of Clinical Operations and Community Outreach at Cottonwood Tucson. She has been an employee of Cottonwood Tucson since 2002. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1991. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Master of Arts Degree in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1999.
Well, well. Speak of the devil-spawn.
Kathleen is an approved Clinical Supervisor for the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Kathleen’s work with trauma survivors spans over 25 years, using EMDR, Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness. She has written articles for Counselor, Addiction Professional, Addiction Today and Arizona Together magazines. She is the co-author of “The Essence of Resilience: Stories of Triumph over Trauma,” (HCI Books, 2016). She has presented seminars on trauma in the United States and Europe.
At best, she’s a diversity hire. Most likely, she doesn’t heal trauma, she willfully inflicts it upon the innocent.
Her weak credentials mean she’s got no business teaching the experts of psychology.
Pamela Harmell, Ph.D. is developing Kathleen’s cheeks, not a good sign. Social, rounded eyebrows are the only non-rational element on her face, which is generally bad. Such women are the most likely to use emotion as a weapon.
Dr. Harmell is former Chair of the California State Ethics Committee…
We can skip the rest. She is pure Evil.
Karen Kissel Wegela, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in the State of Colorado (Lic.#1592). She has been a professor at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, for nearly 37 years and served as the department chair for 15 years. She began working as a psychotherapist in private practice in 1977 and continues to see therapy clients now on a half-time basis. She is the author of three books: What Really Helps: Using Mindfulness & Compassionate Presence to Help, Support, and Encourage Others; The Courage to Be Present: Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Awakening of Natural Wisdom (Shambhala, 2009); and Contemplative Psychotherapy Essentials: Enriching Your Practice with Buddhist Psychology (W. W. Norton, 2014).
Her only qualification for speaking at this seminar is to introduce Buddhist thought as a replacement for Christian thought in psychology.
John Arden, Ph.D., ABPP has some pedo elements and disorderly hair, which makes him as unlikely a trustworthy shrink as Ronnie Siegel up above. I like his forehead, however. That little triangle in the middle indicates capacity for insight and problem-solving. The heavy brow indicates stubbornness that, hopefully, helped him shed any SJW passive-aggression.
John Arden, PhD, ABPP is the author of 15 books including, Brain2Brain, The Brain Bible, Rewire Your Brain, and Brain-Based Therapy with Adults. His new book is entitled Mind-Brain-Gene: Toward the Integration of Psychotherapy. He recently retired from Kaiser Permanente where he served as the Northern California Regional Director of Training where he developed one of the largest mental health training programs in the United States. In this capacity he oversaw more than 150 interns and postdoctoral psychology residents in 24 medical centers. He has presented in all US States and 28 countries.
I think Arden is like Ross in that he started out wanting to cure his own demons and proceeded from there to curing others. That’s honorable so long as they DO cure themselves before trying to cure others, so there’s a tight needle to be threaded. When it happens, you get an ace therapist who both understands and sympathizes with you, with a track record of success.
When that needle doesn’t get threaded, you get Bryan Casius, treating drug addicts while carrying a hip flask of Vicodin that’s never full.
Two legit experts, three witches, two SJWs and a protege of Oprah Winfrey. The circus is coming to Philly! To teach you how to act normal.
To conclude, I believe…
1. Ross really is proceeding with MK-ULTRA inspired methods.
2. He’s sincerely trying to succeed and fix people as he, apparently, fixed himself. Not to rule the world by dumping LSD in the drinking water or something.
3. Being atheist, he’s less concerned about ethics than results.
4. Having Bryan Casius available was useful to his research.
5. The Higher Thought Institute is True Evil and using Ross (and Briere) for a veneer of legitimacy.
Ross isn’t a Blofeld. He’s a Faust.