RICHARD WAGUESPACK, PH.D., LCSW

Developer of Interdisciplinary Social Work education and related work with Christian perspective. Counselor, Experienced Educator, Consultant, Author and Coach. Ph.D., LCSW, MSW, BA Theology and Other credentials.

Academic Ph.D. in Cultural Clinical Psychology, Warnborough College (2004), Masters in Social Work. Louisiana State University (1988) and B.A. in Theology, Spring Hill College (1983).

Additional post degree coursework in Education, Science and Math.  TX teaching certificates [2008-2014]: 8-12 Science (Comprehensive), 8-12 Health Science Technology, 8-12 Social Studies, EC-12 Special Education, 4-8 Generalist and EC-4 Generalist.

LCSW since 1992 [SC, AL, TX, OK].  Extensive counseling experience in variety of settings with patients and clients of all ages and backgrounds.  Over last few years have been employed in nursing home counseling and consulting.

CE Provider Authorization from Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners initiated in 1998 and renewed regularly since that time.

Adjunct College teaching in South Carolina from 1989-2006 included Into To Sociology at the University of South Carolina Spartanburg and the following undergraduate courses through upstate locations of the Gaffney College Block Program:  Introduction to Social Work, Social Work Interventions With Individuals and Families, Social Welfare Programs and Policies, Social Work Research, Group Dynamics, Human Development, Field Placement Supervision and Senior Seminar.

Other teaching experience (1998-2006) includes developing and facilitating extensive catalog of mostly online continuing education courses in Cultural-Clinical Psychology curriculum for mental health professionals provided through Waguespack Seminars and partners in academia / healthcare (i.e. Texas State San Marcos, Austin Community College Health Professions Institute and others). Courses that attracted the most students included those pertaining to ethics and values as well as one entitled A History of Drug, Use Abuse and Addiction.  Unsolicited grant to provide continuing education for geriatric nurses in Texas through the Texas Workforce Commission (2005).

ISD Substitute work (2004-2007) in several TX school districts in San Antonio and Amarillo included teaching Rocketry and Aeronautics for almost a semester at Kruger Middle School K-SAT Program (fall 2006), about 2 months teaching Health Science Technology at Reagan High School (spring 2007) and a variety of other assignments at all levels, primarily primarily in venues of science, math and special education.

By 2007 had obtained all teaching certificates identified in first paragraph (above) except the Science (Comprehensive) which was earned in 2008).  After substitute work ended in the spring of 2007, Taught Health Science Technology (2007-08) through San Marcos High School, Chemistry and Physics (2008-09) through Tulia High School and American and World History (2009-10) through Dalhart High School.

Research and writing moving in the direction of forthcoming Being Becoming (book series) and current Being and Systems (CE course) began less directly around 1998-1999 when developing live presentations pertaining to treating depressed patients on hospital transitional care unit and others for addiction professionals serving patients in the Big Springs-Midland TX vicinity.

After moving to Amarillo in the fall of 1999, continued this work which evolved from a semi automated PowerPoint into an extensive online CE course entitled A History of Drug, Use, Abuse and Addiction.  Courses in ethics and many other topics followed fairly rapidly for years after the first version of this course was offered in partnership with Austin Community College Health Professions institute, initiated in the year 2000.  By 2001 had applied several courses developed in a similar manner towards a post graduate certificate in Cultural Clinical Studies (Psychology).  After this time, continued to spearhead undergraduate and graduate courses from CE course components within an interdisciplinary Cultural Clinical Psychology curriculum which were counted towards a Ph.D. from Warnborough College in late 2004.

Work on this project subsided around 2006 and then ISD teaching identified above transitioned in 201o when as mentioned, returned to counseling work, primarily in gerontology.   With a new, more mature and advanced mindset after earning teaching certificates in Science, Health Science Technology, Social Studies, Special Education, and General EC-8 Education on top of Ph.D. as well as several years teaching science and social studies on the high school level and a more employment in clinical social work after that time, towards the end of 2012, initiated a new round of thinking, research and creative nonfiction writing which mounted towards forming the forthcoming Being Becoming book series and creating this current online course Being and Systems.

After spending so many years in these interrelated fields and doing so much work, research and thinking, I believe more than a few categories professionals,  thinkers, business professionals and artists of various stripes stand to benefit from what has been distilled for this special project!

See very recently developed CE Course (First Version – April 2017) on right side panel on PC or below on Cell Phone : Being and Systems: Paradigms For Social Workers and Other Medical Professionals

Contact: richard@beingbecoming.us  or call 918-208-1615

Live and Online Learning For Mental Health Professionals and Others

Contact me directly if you are not a licensed professional or someone whose board will accept this offering for license renewal and I provide a code to fill license number, password, and possibly a reduced price.