Kavanaugh’s accuser psychologist Christine Blasey Ford flunks APA standards for psychologists?
September 19, 2018
Research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford, Ph.D. flunks basic professional standards for psychologists –standards related to fabricating data, deceptive statements and sharing research data for verification? Take a look.
American Psychological Standards (APA) standards for psychologists are not put on akin to a business suit for the 8 to 5 day.
For many professionals what they do – whether doctor, lawyer, psychologist becomes interweaved with the essence of who they are as a person and how they interact in general with people.
Read in their entirety, professional standards: expect professionals to show care towards all persons equally and to provide options and ways for persons to respond back. That thinking underlies the professional standards for all psychologists, and all medical doctors. Summed up – do no harm
Concerning the APA standard for sharing research data for verification:
- Psychologist Christine Blasey. Ford failed to treat persons equally by a) failing to notify all parties e., President Trump, Republicans, the Judiciary Committee. She, a Democrat, who only notified other Democrats.
- Psychologist Blasey Ford failed to provide her Therapist Notes for general inspection by neutral parties. Some stories floating around the Internet say 4 boys were involved and others refer to 2 boys. Most sources say no names are included in the therapist notes.
- No highly specific identifiable information is provided i.e., what they looked like, clothing, color of room, how this 15 – 18 year old woman got there or got home (as she did not drive).
What was the Therapist Treatment Goals related to the trauma Blasey-Ford says she supposed experienced 30+ years ago. Diagnosis is the flip side of treatment. If you go to a MD and he/she determines that you have a torn ligament and not a broken leg then there’s one treatment and not another. So what was the diagnosis and treatment goals – if any — as stated in the therapist notes?
Aptos Psychologist opines:
This woman, research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford, fails to meet basic professional standards. The standards that all Ph.D. research psychologists are expected to meet. What standards? Read the American Psychological Association standards. Do no harm, take care in all your interactions with people and provide multiple means for feedback are part and parcel of the thinking that underlies the APA standards. Read the specific APA professional standards — and consider in general what they mean.
Research psychologist measure — carefully –small differences using standardized tests in conjunction with careful, thorough behavioral observations and other information. Noticing small differences and recording them and finding commonality in all of the information, i.e., how all the data (standardized test data, various reports from various people, behavioral \observations) fits together. That’s what clinical/ research psychologists excell at doing. That’s what psychologists do best.
Research/ clinical psychologist Christine Blasley Ford, Ph.D. fails to meet basic professional standards.
written by Cameron Jackson, Ph.D. Monterey Bay Forum
Trump’s Tax Cuts – Make permanent? Yes! Support ICE & defund “sanctuary ciites”
September 14, 2018
Democrats want to abolish I.C.E. and support “sanctuary cities”. Lots of people benefit from Trump’s tax cuts. So — let’s
Make permanent last year’s middle class tax cuts? Yes! Rep. Kevin Brady, the Ways and Means Committee chairman, has introduced legislation to do exactly that. Make Trump’s middle class tax cuts permanent.
Now’s the time for Republicans to schedule votes. Even though Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may not have 60 Senate candidates the Republicans can use Democrat “no” positions to huge effect in their races.
Now — two months from mid-term elections — is the time for you to speak out in support of I.C.E. and to de-fund “sanctuary cities”.
Who is CA Senator Kamala Harris– described as a female Obama — who resists Trump’s Supreme Court nominee?
September 4, 2018
CA Senator Kamala Harris is an ex- mistress of Willie Brown. Then she moved on.
Among other accomplishments, she is a former San Francisco District Attorney who — according to the San Francisco Examiner — knew of evidence tampering before the public or police chief knew of it.
The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office found itself under fire in early 2010 when it came to light that Deborah Madden, a drug lab technician for the city police, confessed to removing cocaine from evidence samples. Her admission resulted in the police lab’s testing unit closing and pending drug cases being dismissed. The police department also had to investigate cases already prosecuted due to Madden’s admission of evidence tampering.
Kamala Harris is age 53 and grew up in Oakland, CA. Her mother, a M.D. took her daughter to Muslim temples to worship. Growing up, Harris visited India various times. Her father is Black and was, not sure when, employed as a professor at Stanford. Harris after graduating from Howard University and then Hastings College of Law was employed as a Deputy D.A. in Oakland. She then moved on.
In Washington D.C. today Senator Kamara Harris vociferously resisted the confirmation hearing of Kavanaugh today. She said, “we cannot move forward”.
Firenze Sage: Is room temperature sexist, or isn’t everything?
September 3, 2018
Room temperature preference, men and women:?
A woman candidate prefers 76 degrees. New York Democratic gubernatorial female candidate Cynthia Nixon’s campaign requested that the auditorium where she will debate New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday be kept at 76 degrees.
Many spaces are “notoriously sexist when it comes to room temperature, so we just want to make sure we’re all on the same page here,” Nixon’s chief strategist Rebecca Katz stated in an email, according to The New York Times.
The campaign made the request to WCBS-TV, the radio station hosting the debate that will take place at Hofstra University in Long Island, reported the National Review.
Andrew Cuomo is known to prefer speaking in colder temperatures.
Firenze Sage opines: Sex in the city actress finds sexism in cool room.
Pope Francis & world wide Catholic child abuse: It is I to Whom the Word Speaks
September 2, 2018
Catholic child abuse – what & when did Pope Francis & prior Pope Benedict know about USA child abuse? How will there be accountability? By independent verification?
Who protects the children?
What are Catholic parish priests saying from pulpit? The following sermon was preached 9/1/2018 by Fr. Larry at Resurrection Catholic in Aptos, CA. Elaborating on the Lutheran theologian Kierkegard — “It is I to whom the Word speaks.” published by Cameron Jackson, licensed CA psychologist
Football hero likes Trump & won’t kneel
August 30, 2018
Football hero likes Trump & won’t kneel. Football hall Of fame Jim Brown told “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning that neither President Donald Trump nor America are racist. When asked if Trump was “a racist,” Brown replied: “I’m glad you asked me that. Of course not. Is America racist? Of course not.”
Brown also encouraged black Americans to stop blaming Trump for the high homicide rate because “it’s the black community that needs to address it…and the black community is not doing what it should do.”
The former NFL star suggested black people need to consider the positive and stop pushing the negative. “How many black athletes are millionaires because of..white fans that ago to those games?” He asked.
Firenze Sage: It is pretty hard to denigrate football’s greatest running back and civil rights hero Jim Brown but the carping race baiters were at it full on.
Catholic Church cover up of sexual abuse & how change church culture?
August 26, 2018
Catholic church clericalism cover up of sexual abuse — what laity can do?
“As Christians our faith is in a person, Jesus Christ, not in an institution.” says Fr. Larry at Resurrection Catholic Community on 8/26/2018.
As a response to the recent information of cover up of abuse by the Catholic Church [of 1,000 children by 300 Catholic priests over 70 years] the laity/ people in the congregation may simply walk away.
Fr. Larry suggests that every parish start a conversation to purify the Church.
The Church must be accountable to the People he says. Fr. Larry suggests ways how to confront clericalism and “demand a place at the Table of Authority…”
Lately, Pope Francis has gotten criticism concerning the church’s handling of sexual abuse.
written 8/26/2018 by Cameron Jackson email@example.com
firenze sage–Pocahontas [aka Sen. Elizabeth Warren] gets fossil fuel wampum
August 24, 2018
Pocahontas — aka Sen. Elizabeth Warren –gets fossil fuel wampum.
For many years, Sen. Warren receives money from a gas producer. Sen. Warren has expressed views that gas producers harm the planet. What she has to say about fossil fuels.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren received royalty payments in 2017 from one of the largest natural gas producers in the nation, according to tax return documents her campaign released Wednesday.
Warren received $121 in royalty payments in 2017 from Chesapeake Operating, LLC, a subsidiary company of Chesapeake Energy, according to her tax return. Chesapeake is the second-largest natural gas producer in the nation behind Exxon Mobil and is the most active driller of new gas wells in the country.
Warren called out major oil companies, including Exxon, Shell and BP for raking in billions in profits, during a 2015 speech before climate and labor activist where she stressed that government regulation of the energy industry was necessary to prevent companies from “dumping filth in the river or spewing poisons in the air.”
Notably absent from her speech was mention of Chesapeake, which operates nearly 23,000 oil and natural gas wells across the country. The company signs lease agreements with landowners prior to opening a new drill site and pays royalties to leaseholders, like Warren, typically as a percentage of the revenue earned from the sale of the gas drilled.
Warren’s financial ties to Chesapeake date back to before her entrance to the Senate in 2013, according to her tax returns.
Firenze Sage opines: More hypocrisy and fraud from the queen of deceit [Elizabeth Warren].