Let's Get Honest! Absolutely Uncommon Analysis of Family & Conciliation Courts' Operations, Practices, & History

'A Different Kind of Attention Develops Sound Judgment' | 'Suppose I'm Right Here?' (See March 23 & 5, 2014). More Than 745 posts and 45 pages of Public-Interest Investigative Blogging On These Matters Since 2009.

Archive for October 14th, 2012

The First Five-Hundred, Alpha by Grantee, Awards title “…marriage…”

with 2 comments

Seriously — file ALL this under how gullible ARE we?

These are only a sampler . . .   I have profiled a few at the top, and at the bottom, but mostly, just scan the tables and ask, “why?”

All I did was  select some fields (columns) and ALL years, then typed the word “marriage” in the “Grant Award Keyword” field under TAGGS.hhs.gov, advanced search.    Take a look at this and start saying HUH???   WTF??  Why all this??

Or maybe even take some notes (on what’s in your area, and overall) and then take it to a legislator.

When a politician comes up at you complaining about the debt, ask them WTF is this for?  Feel free to link to this blog — unless you know of a single other one that has been consistently raising the issue, or are willing to start one.  

Or unless it’s just more fun doing rallies, marches, posters and schmoozing with legislators who let this type of thing happen on their watch….

Or, it’s OK once your own money (deductions from paychecks, fees, taxes, public salaries for offices that don’t need to and probably shouldn’t even exist) is out of your sight, it’s out of your mind and not REALLY your money and time that went into, and if it’s OK for others to, using this money (or the income/profits from it — like interest earned, return on investments, or sales of products over the internet to train the trainers) — to set up more networks of more control year after year.  If that’s OK, then you’re part of the problem feeding the beast….

SOME ORGANIZATIONS I PROFILED IN THIS POST:

  • COPAHNI (MA)
  • FOREST INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (MO)
  • FOUNTAIN OF LIFE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES (FL)
  • HOPE INITIATIVES CDC, INC. (NY)

WHY SHOULD THIS GROUP BE GETTING GRANTS ABOUT “MARRIAGE”?

(Shrink text size to bring within margins.  Notice it’s not “93086” but CFDA “93648” — although looking at the grant itself, it’s flat-out marriage promotion! and training to promote it!)

FOREST INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 90CT0121 1 09/23/2003 93648 JENNIFER L BAKER 039634753 $ 187,099
FOREST INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 90CT0121 2 07/20/2004 93648 JENNIFER L BAKER 039634753 $ 180,253
FOREST INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 90CT0121 3 07/24/2005 93648 JENNIFER L BAKER 039634753 $ 174,056
FOREST INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 90CT0121 4 07/21/2006 93648 JENNIFER L BAKER 039634753 $ 181,738
FOREST INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 90CT0121 5 06/28/2007 93648 JENNIFER L BAKER 039634753 $ 187,111
FOREST INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 90FE0110 1 09/24/2006 93086 JENNIFER L BAKER 039634753 $ 1,037,362
FOREST INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 90FE0110 2 09/20/2007 93086 JENNIFER L BAKER 039634753 $ 880,706
FOREST INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 90FE0110 3 09/17/2008 93086 JENNIFER L BAKER 039634753 $ 940,669
FOREST INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 90FE0110 4 09/17/2009 93086 JENNIFER L BAKER 039634753 $ 936,687
FOREST INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 90FE0110 5 09/27/2010 93086 JENNIFER BAKER 039634753 $ 936,687
FOREST INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 90FE0114 1 09/24/2006 93086 DARREN L WASHINGTON 039634753 $ 941,421
Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
FOREST INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY  SPRINGFIELD MO 65807-3952 GREENE 039634753 $ 6,583,789

 THIS IS 100% HEALTHY MARRIAGE FUNDING:  “TRAINING FOR” OR “DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA.” (CLICK) STARTED OUT $187K, THEN IN 2006, SUDDENLY $1,037,362…

Per “loopnet,” the property (surrounded by 37 parklike acres) is currently for sale– for about the above amount ($6,370,000); it was built in 1997.

This campus property is currently being used by the Forest Institute of Psychology. The academic building is equipped with modern day classrooms, large formal library, food and beverage lounges, multiple break rooms, executive offices, board rooms, and executive conference rooms. In addition to the academic building, this property is surrounded by approximately 37 excess acres of a park-like environment, which could be used for expansion or future development. It also has a 20,205 SF all brick student housing/apartments complex. Please see the detailed marketing package for specifications, additional information and a overview about Springfield Missouri.

Academic Campus Facility Offered For Sale

So, who is that school of professional psychology?

The School of Professional Psychology at the Forest Institute in Springfield, Missouri is a private non-profit academic institution that was founded in 1979 {{by whom??}} to provide, “an alternative to the traditional teaching Ph.D. programs of education“.[1]

The school’s focus is more on practical applications of psychology in the care of patients in the community rather than pure research, theory, and academia. It claims to emphasize a holistic approach to mental health that is still well-grounded in established scientific research, and offers the following degrees: the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.), the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP), the Post-Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, the Postdoctoral Residency Program, and the Re-specialization in Clinical Psychology. It is associated with the Robert J. Murney {{community mental health}} Clinic which allows graduate students to acquire clinical experience directly on campus. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

In 2007 its enrollment totaled 221 students (nearly 75% of whom were women), and it awarded 66 doctoral degrees that year.[2] In 2003 its national rank as a doctoral program in psychology in the United States was 171 out of 200.[3]

So, HHS decided to sink $6 million programming into a school that was ranked 171 out of 200 and only had 221 students in it, mostly women.  It’s also private, and for-profit.  Hmm.

mosaic-pics

Robert J. Murney, Ph.D. (b.1926-d.2005) took B.S., M.A. and then finally Ph.D. psychology at Catholic University of America after the Navy when he couldn’t find work, and to help him understand difficulty of adjusting after the war.  Having 5 kids and being out of work, he got work at the US Medical Center for Federal Prisoners.   In 1985 he began association with the (above school, which had been founded in 1979) and eventually became its director. He provided both “clinical and hypnosis supervision” at the Forest Clinic, and on retiring in 2004, it was named after him, plus the school dedicated to him.  His first wife died, after which he remarried a mother of four, giving them nine kids altogether.

A tribute from his friend/who was mentored by him, indicates, Murney was a devout Catholic, probably not traditional…

He was a member of the “ABPP” which is a board trying to preserve the ethics and respectability of professional psychologists, founded in 1947:

american board of professional psychology

The American Board of Professional Psychology was incorporated in 1947 with the support of the American Psychological Association. The ABPP is a unitary governing body of separately incorporated specialty examining boards which assures the establishment, implementation, and maintenance of specialty standards and examinations by its member boards. Through its Central Office, a wide range of administrative support services are provided to ABPP Boards, Board Certified Specialists, and the public.

~ ~ ~What’s with the Hypnosis?  This is now so mainstreamed!

Here are those Grants in another format:  Again, this school was ranked 171 out of 200 schools?

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Let's Get Honest

October 14, 2012 at 8:29 pm

martinplaut

Journalist specialising in the Horn of Africa and Southern Africa

Let's Get Honest! Absolutely Uncommon Analysis of Family & Conciliation Courts' Operations, Practices, & History

'A Different Kind of Attention Develops Sound Judgment' | 'Suppose I'm Right Here?' (See March 23 & 5, 2014). More Than 745 posts and 45 pages of Public-Interest Investigative Blogging On These Matters Since 2009.

The American Spring Network

News. by the people, for the people. The #1 source for independent investigative journalism in the Show-Me State, serving Missouri since 2011.

Family Court Injustice

It Takes "Just Us" to Fight Family Court Injustice

The Espresso Stalinist

Wake Up to the Smell of Class Struggle ☭

Spiritual Side of Domestic Violence

Finally! The Truth About Domestic Violence and The Church

Legal Schnauzer

'A Different Kind of Attention Develops Sound Judgment' | 'Suppose I'm Right Here?' (See March 23 & 5, 2014). More Than 745 posts and 45 pages of Public-Interest Investigative Blogging On These Matters Since 2009.

%d bloggers like this: