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JARD DeVILLE is the author, founder and co-owner with, Dee DeVille, of the DeVILLE LOGOTHERAPY LEARNING CENTER & SPEAKER SERVICES and The FULFILLMENT FORM. The FORUM is the publisher and purveyor of fine e-books and courses. He has published more than a score psychology books, seminars, assessment instruments and novels and was psychology professor and chair at Olivet and Westminster Colleges. He taught leadership psychology seminars for years at the Universities of Wisconsin, Indiana, Purdue and Arizona and for executives and managers of major firms from New York, Chicago, Seattle, Miami, Los Angeles, Singapore, Brisbane, Auckland et al.
Jard DeVille is now recognized by many as the most prolific and creative successor to Vicktor Frankl. For decades he and Roberta -- his wife and co-author and daughter Dee, who is their editor and computer guru, have followed Viktor's approach to identifying meaningful lifestyles. They spent decades researching Logotherapy, rubbing concepts together while pastoring and teaching in churches, colleges and universities, working in and directing clinics and consulting in large and small organizations of various kinds around the world. During their adult lives Jard and Roberta have produced a virtual library of books, seminars, and psychological assessment instruments -- most of them based on the Logotherapy constructs they first learned from Viktor forty years ago and then modified as they became more and more competent and thoughtful for themselves. Every one of the seventeen book length study courses in the LOGOTHERAPY LEARNING CENTER'S core curriculum, is their own work. As Viktor once said -- a dwarf seated on a giant's shoulder can sometimes see further down the trail than can the giant. They have modified Logotherapy in this manner.
LOGOTHERAPY = f (Personal Meaning x Communal Belonging)
Jard combined Viktor's focus on personal meaning with his own emphasis on situations and relationships where one belongs emotionally -- where good people are accepted, loved and trusted in places of the heart.
Jard's leadership psychology classes in the University of Arizona's Executive Development Program at Tucson, made a major difference in several hundred sound institutions. They were rated extremely well by scores of hard nosed middle managers. These men and women, chosen for top level leadership training by many world wide organizations gave his courses an astonishing 3.68 average on a four point scale for almost a decade. When he was the lead psychology professor at Olivet College, his expertise built the Psychology Department from eight to forty majors in two years. He taught Frankl's Logotherapy principles to hundreds of pastors including programs sponsored by spiritual leaders in several major denominations.
During his college teaching tour of duty, Jard recruited around one hundred fine young persons for professional programs in clinical and consulting psychology. Hardcover books NICE GUYS FINISH FIRST and LOVERS FOR LIFE were major front list books in WILLIAM MORROW'S catalogues when they were first published. GRACE UNDER PRESSURE first appeared as Jard's textbook in the Executive Development Program at the University of Arizona and then was published in hard cover by Farnsworth as THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LEADERSHIP -- and then in paperback for their Executive Growth Series by the New American Library publishing house. PARENTING WINNING CHILDREN originated as his continuing education sessions for Jard's teachers and psychologists in his training seminars when he was Director of The Child Conservation Center. This was a dyslexic learning and learning disabilities therapy clinic conjoined with the University of Wisconsin.
SHARE Monday, January 8, 2007 Another Dark Night of the American Soul
Compassionate men and women who suffered through the decade-long national agony of Vietnam are now experiencing deja vu over the ruthless narcissism of reactionary politicians, mega-rich plutocrats and fundamentalist preachers.
SHARE Tuesday, July 11, 2006 To Love Forever
We were leading a seminar for sexually sophisticated, exuberant and articulate couples when James, one of the husbands, said: Nancy and I long since learned how to insert Tab A into Slot B, so we don't need a sex manual. We know about adequate foreplay for women, exotic positions, and multiple orgasms. We love our nights of romance but now we must learn to make our marriage worth keeping together when we are not making love
SHARE Wednesday, April 12, 2006 Dangerous Narcissism
We all want to live well, but usually on the cheap, forgetting that H L Mencken said, Simple and neat solutions for complex problems are usually simple, neat and wrong.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 5, 2006 THE FAILED BUSH PRESIDENCY
The George Bush Presidency has failed...with his approval rating in the cellar, wavering around thirty-six points, a great many Americans evidently agree with me. As President Lincoln reputedly said; You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.