Saturday, June 27, 2009



Aklanon author launches Filipino American book
BY BOY RYAN B. ZABAL / Panay News / Manila Bulletin

KALIBO, Aklan – Filipino American author Dr. Kevin Leo Y. Nadal launched his new book, Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice on June 25 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.
The book offers a comprehensive look at the psyche of Filipino Americans, the second largest Asian American/ Pacific Islander population in the United States with 1.37 million Filipino-born immigrants.
“The book is the first of its kind, and I hope that you will support it. I hope you will find that this book gives voice and representation to Filipino Americans,” said Dr. Nadal, the proud son of Engr. Leo and Charity Nadal of Numancia and Malinao, Aklan.
The New York-bred psychologist, performer and activist, Dr. Nadal will embark on a national tour in New York (June 25, July 11, July 15, July 17, October 2), Washington DC (July 26) Los Angeles (July 30-31), Irvine (August 1), San Diego (August 2), Toronto (August 5), San Francisco Bay Area: SF, SJ, Fremont, Palo Alto, Berkeley (August 20-27), Vermont (September 17) and Chicago (October 8-9).
“Filipino Americans are an ethnic group with a socio-cultural and historical experience that is unlike any other. They are the only ethnic group that has been categorized as Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Hispanic. However, California state laws require that all personnel surveys or statistical tabulations classify persons of Filipino ancestry as “Filipino” rather than part of any other racial or ethnic group,” he added.
The book also discusses the Filipino and Filipino American Families and Cultural Values, Racial and Ethnic Identity Development of Filipino Americans. Colonial Mentality of Filipino Americans, Filipino American Groups and Communities, Filipino Americans and the Model Minority Myth: Contemporary experiences in education, health, and society, Filipino American Experiences with Gender and Sexual Orientation, Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Adopted Filipino Americans and the Mental Health Experiences and Psychotherapy with Filipino Americans
Named one of the People Magazine's hottest bachelors in 2006, Dr. Nadal earned BA's in Psychology and Political Science from the University of California at Irvine and received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University.
As an assistant professor of mental health counseling and psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice- City University of New York, he has published several works focusing on Filipino American, ethnic minority, and LGBTQ issues in the fields of psychology and education.
In 2007, he led a vast international campaign against ABC Studios for the negative statements made about Filipino medical schools on the television show “Desperate Housewives.” A California-bred New Yorker, Kevin is also a stand-up comedian and spoken word artist who has performed across the United States since 2000.
He was a guest on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” and he has been featured on The Filipino Channel, the History Channel, Philippine News, and Filipinas Magazine.
Filipino Americans, Nadal said, have often been referred to as the “Forgotten Asian Americans,” because their presence has been invisible in psychology, education, humanities, and other social sciences.
In the foreword of Dr, Derald Wing Sue, “by examining history, cultural values, influences of colonialism, community dynamics, and intersections with other identities, the reader will have an opportunity to understand essential information about this population. Students will gain knowledge and awareness about Filipino American identity and personality development, while practitioners will learn culturally-competent techniques to become better counselors, clinicians, and educators.”
Nadal said the book also aims to promote visibility of this invisible group, so that 2.4 million Filipino Americans will have their voices heard.


2 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Ours is an envionment where evil is perceived to be rewarded while good is punished. As with everything the Gods have a reason for creating this perception::::
People who fall on the good side of the good/evil scale have more favor, and when they do something wrong the Gods punish them BECAUSE THEY WANT THEM TO LEARN. The Gods want them to receive this feedback in hope they make corrections and begin to behave appropriately. The Gods DON'T like evil and refuse to grant this feedback.
EVERYBODY pays for what they do wrong, only evil people must wait until their next life before they will experience the wrath of the Gods, manifested in their reincarnation as a lower form of life into environments with increased/enhanced temptations.
Sadly, this allows the Gods to position this perception of evil rewarded as temptation, one which they use as an EXTREMELY effective corruptor.

Both Africa and the Medittereanean are regions which have sexual issues. This is a sign of morbid disfavor once you understand that females are the God's favored gender. Muhammad's (Mohammed's) polygamy halfway through his life as a prophet was preditory. Now a huge percentage of Muslims believes in male superiority and that the abuse of women is God's will. Female genital mutilation is still practiced in Africa. Black misogyny is the most eggregious example in the recent past.
The patriarchal cancer spread throughout Europe because of Christianity, of which the majority of policy makers were Italian men.

Militancy in Africa is consistant with the Iraqi example, as was slavery and the KKK here in America:::Fear enforces proper behavior. Without it we see what happens as a result of gross/morbid disfavor:::::AIDS, crack babies, dead young men in gangland retaliation killings.
The same principle was true in Europe and throughout the world for centuries:::People whom lived under iron fists were conditioned to think the right way. As a result they experienced higher numbers of children accend into heaven because they were taught to think and behave appropriately. Our preditory envionment of "freedom" was the primary purpose the Gods had when implimenting this strategy that is the United States, one which they used to spred the cancer of democracy and westernization throughout the world. And the Gods use this tool that is America to prey on the disfavored both at home and abroad.


Even the Old Testiment is not to be taken literally, but the Gods do offer clues throughout to help the disfavored:::The apple is a tool of temptation used to corrupt Adam and Eve and cast them out of the Garden of Eden.
There is another lesson to be learned from this passage, and it is quite similar to the vailing issue and the discourse over women's attire which ultimately died in the 70s:::Women are responsible for and control the fate of mankind.
The masculinization of women experienced in the last few decades should cause despondancy and desperation:::It illustrates the deterioration of mankind's collective favor and is a clue the Gods are preparing for some event.

Think about what I say. Consider what I teach. Society is going to become disturbingly ugly as we approach the Apocalypse due to spiralling, runaway disfavor.
I do not know when this will occurr, but it is the God's way to grant some time before they end on Planet Earth.
Make the decision to always be good and never look back. Until you do this technology will employ tactics to test your resolve:::Ridicule, beligerance, doubt and refusal to abandon what people perceive to be their "investment".
Pray daily. Think appropriately. Too many are confident, unaware of the God's awesome powers or their status as antients. Others may fall prey to their positioning.
Be humbled, God-fearing and beware of the God's temptations, for everyone is tested to evaluate their worthiness.

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