The Immortality Complex

Non-Fiction - Parenting
298 Pages
Reviewed on 06/26/2012
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Author Biography

This book by Dr. Jerome Schulte represents a monumental effort of synthesizing over 50 years of a multi-dimensional career encompassing work in clinical and administrative psychology, psychiatry, community, military and state mental health programs. Adolescence, juvenile and adult correctional services on local, state and federal levels have been additional areas of expertise.

His work has been frequently published in The American Journal of Forensic Psychiatry correlating to his work as Director of Medical Education at Atascadero State Hospital (the worlds largest forensic hospital) and Psychiatric Expert Witness in over 45 Superior and Federal Courts in California. He collaborated with the late Seymour Pollack M.D., Bruce Gross PhD. And staff of the USC Psychiatry and Law Institute in developing and implementing a formal certificate program in Psychiatry and Law for 100 professional staff at Atascadero. He provided the staff with a Continuing Medical Education and consultative program with professors from USC, Stanford, UCLA, UCSF Medical Centers for over a decade. As Director of Recruitment he assembled an outstanding 45 member Board Certified Psychiatric staff, resulting in achievement of the highest APA Hospital Accreditation. Dr. Schulte has been a guest lecturer at USC, UCLA, Stanford, Princeton as well as keynote speaker at Ca, Fl, NC, NJ, NY state meetings and presented papers at many American College of Forensic Psychiatry Annual Symposiums.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jean Brickell for Readers' Favorite

In Dr. Jerome Schulte's book, "The Immortality Complex", he lists three things that are the philosophical theorems of his book: the essence of humanness is need, the essence of need is feelings, and the essence of feeling is growth. Need is the continued growth through feelings. He contends that people don't delve into their feelings near enough to the detriment of their selves. He discusses feelings in depth and the need for love and unconditional love and the problems with the lack thereof. Sexuality is vastly important to the self and to the sharing of sex with one that is important to the self. Dr. Jerome Schulte has worked with small children, juveniles, and adults as criminals and potential criminals and has his theories as to why they were bent that way and ways in which help could be accorded.

If you have an interest in psychology or even an interest in people in general, you will be interested in reading "The Immortality Complex" by Dr. Jerome Schulte. The doctor discuses what is necessary to be a mentally healthy human. He also delves into the criminal personality which gets quite interesting. The doctor has 40 years of working with people. To aid them in many problems that they may have, he has studied the psychology of the mentally ill as well as those with a criminal bent, even young children. A spell-binding book!