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REFLECTIONS ON DEVELOPMENT IN MYSELF AND OTHERS

In my college years I came to appreciate the benefits of being formed by a high quality liberal arts education.  This broad knowledge base was helpful for increasing my ability to assess myself, relationships and life processes.  Eventually, I decided to major in Theology.  Somehow I had an awareness that knowing and loving God was a foundation to knowing, loving and serving His creation, especially other human beings made in the image and likeness of God. 

Less important, but significant for my own personal development and capacity to serve was a growing awareness that fathoming age related developmental agendas and how those aid in understanding what really happens within people’s psyche as they age is essential to helping them. This is particularly relevant for marriage and family, relating to children and parents, the world of work, navigating changes and challenges, and setting priorities. It was my impression that the greatest theorists focused on development across the lifespan, developmental crises and weathering transitions. With varying degrees of awareness, I have tended to focus on this lifespan trajectory in healthcare and education.   My work experience has been repeatedly cross fertilized through a wide variety of challenging jobs in different settings. Consequently as a young senior citizen, I am prepared to function as a generalist practitioner for New Life Counseling.

A TRANSITIONAL VISIT

When visiting a college friend at his home in St. Louis around 1981, we spent time discussing psychology and social work with his father who was a clinical social work professor at the University of St. Louis.  Since he saw me spending so much time studying a book that was on his shelf, he gave it to me!  It was a publication by Erik Erikson who is probably most known for his 8 stages of psychosocial development

 
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BEING AND SYSTEMS

When attending the LSU school of social work, I was impressed by the ramifications of systems theory and its application to formulating assessments and interventions through a “person in environment” model. By my early 50s, I grew to draft an online course entitled Being and Systems, to emphasize how much there is to every human being and what professionals, thinkers and caring people need to consider in our service to others.  People and their well being are important.

In a postindustrial, high tech society, people of good will need to acquire skills to align together to help each other navigate and positively reconstruct features of a difficult world packed with a tapestry of organizations and systems. We want to intervene to reduce suffering and increase our orientation towards doing good with a mind towards doing God’s will. This is a valuable developmental agenda for individuals and communities!
 
CHRISTIAN FREEDOM, HEALTHY PEOPLE AND THE CHALLENGE OF SYSTEMS
 
Effectively assessing the vast diversity of interwoven systems in our purview is challenging enough.  However, the health of many entities is threatened by long standing, often submerged immoral assumptions that affect the quality of people’s ability, purpose, character and capacity to develop. Often such dispositions are not explicit but deeply woven into submerged fabrics of existence. 
 
We do well to consider what it means for health of mind and body to prevail with the true freedom of Christian life.  In order to sustain progress, we need to often think of pathways for dismantling what is not good in ourselves and the systems we participate in. We are then able to build better systems on foundations that are less corruptible than before.
 

I have also drafted volumes of a work entitled Being Becoming: Thinking and Development.  The work is oriented towards identifying and expanding the fields of Interdisciplinary Ontology and Medical Ontology in order to reform psychology, social work, healthcare and education towards accepting more responsibility towards developing the Ontological Good which by necessity extends beyond three dimensional thinking. In this way, future generations may be more and more inclined to recognize and appreciate the good and be more responsible for developing in continuity with the vast spiritual and intellectual heritage of Christian metaphysicians, scientists, medical practitioners, literary figures and many others who have contributed to the betterment of the world. 

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Working with someone caring, skilled and experienced — who understands the human need for God, healing, reconciliation and improvement can make a big difference!  Your integration, peace, motivation and development are very important to me!

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Richard Waguespack, Jr.
B.TH., MSW, LCSW

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PRAYER

Dear Lord,

Please guide the beginning of our work and direct its progress to a great outcome!  Amen.

Note: Ontology is the study of being, becoming and existence.  It includes critical examinations to determine what is real.  Many believe good is much more real than evil and some believe evil is akin to nothingness. Though in some ways initiated by the Greeks and attended by eastern cultures, Ontology has had a long and fruitful duration in Christian metaphysics.  It is my belief that over the remainder of the 21st century it will expand into science, psychology, social work, education and other disciplines, including business.

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