KENNETH SILVESTRO PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND Education Post-Doctoral

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					                                     KENNETH SILVESTRO

                               PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND


Education:
Post-Doctoral Training:

1990-1997 C.G. Jung Institute of Boston, Depth Psychology
1988-1989 University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

1980-1984 Ph.D., Computer Science, emphasis in artificial intelligence, University of
Connecticut

1977-1980 Ph.D., Computer Science, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

1974-1976 M.S., Electrical Engineering, emphasis in software engineering, University of
Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island

1967-1971 B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island

History and Knowledge Profile:
Clinical experience and supervision in the areas of: addictions, severe mental disorders, family,
couple and individual counseling

Private and clinic psychoanalytic-psychotherapy practice for 18 years

State license in addiction counseling to be granted in 2009, currently, license eligible

Certified substance abuse prevention specialist

Extensive experience with alcohol and drug addictions in outpatient clinics, inpatient clinics and
aftercare clinics

Psychotherapeutic approaches to substance abuse include: prevention, 12-step, disease & non-
disease, cognitive psychology, depth psychology, family systems, behavioral psychology,
medical (use of pharmaceuticals collaborating with MD prescriber).

Serve as primary mentor to doctoral learners and as a committee member on doctoral
committees

Write professional papers, edit student papers, interact with professionals in diverse disciplines

Present research findings at various conferences. Attend various conferences relevant to
research projects

Teach at the university level over 25 years

Chairperson of an academic department, supervising and coordinating department members
and budget
Teach online courses in degree programs for over 9 years. Design and develop virtual
environment for online instruction

Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; coordinate numerous assignments and
research projects; developed curricula at both levels

Conduct independent research as a faculty member at numerous universities

Familiarity with research methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative

Conduct research and coordinate research projects while working for government contractor

Read and extract pertinent information from research articles concerning educational inclusion
for the disabled. Design and develop an Access Database with the information

Extensive use of computers, as well as computer hardware and software design; design and
develop websites

Related Experience and Accomplishments:

2008-Present Adjunct Professor, online graduate program School of Human Services, instruct
human service and counseling courses, mentor doctoral learners, serve as doctoral committee
member, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1994-Present Adjunct Professor, online undergraduate program; online lectures and student-
directed studies in psychology and the humanities, Union Institute & University, Vermont
Academic Center, Montpelier, Vermont

Adult Degree Program, Adjunct Professor, residency lectures and student-directed studies in
psychology and the humanities

Field Faculty, Graduate Programs

Distance Learning Program: develop and teach an on-line course, “Imagination and the Creative
Unconscious”

2002-2006 Thomson Learning, Inc. (formerly Education-to-Go, Inc.), created and taught online
course, “Introduction to Jungian Psychology,” offered through universities worldwide

1994-Present Private psychotherapy and psychoanalytic practice in Missoula and Seeley
Lake, Montana; Range of clientele from severe psychopathology to everyday cognitive decision
processes

Psychotherapeutic Clinical Practice: range of clientele from severe psychopathology to
everyday cognitive decision processes

1990-1994 Family Counseling of Madison, Madison, Connecticut

1992-1995 Saybrook Counseling Center, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

1990-1994 Gateway Counseling Services, Essex, Connecticut


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1991-1992 Stonington Institute, Stonington, Connecticut

Selected Research Experience:

1984-present Creative process, the human psyche in the creative process and personality
influences on creative expression. Depth psychology, e.g., the goddess, myth, personality,
psychopathology, psyche and quantum physics

2004-2006 Rural Institute at the University of Montana; literary research regarding educational
inclusion of disabled students

1989-90 Human Genome Project, Yale University School of Medicine and Howard Hughes
Medical Institute

Research and development of an intelligent computer database to store and retrieve genetic
data.

1979-84 Doctoral research in artificial intelligence to develop a computer learning system using
natural language

1975-77 Research project for the Department of the Navy

Selected University Teaching Experiences:

Over twenty-five years experience developing and teaching college courses in:
       Human Services
       Humanities
       Depth Psychology
       Creativity
       Consciousness and Cognition
       Computer hardware and software
       Theories of knowledge acquisition
       Theories of human memory
       Natural language understanding
       Artificial Intelligence
       Software Engineering

Faculty appointments include:

2008-present Capella University
1994-present Union Institute & University
1991-94 University of New Haven and Wesleyan University
1990-91 Yale University
1985-87 Bowdoin College, Department Chair
1984-85 University of Montana
1980-84 University of Connecticut
1979-80 Providence College
1977-78 Northeastern University




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Selected Other Employment:

1975-77 Department of the Navy
1972-74 Raytheon Company

                                 SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Interdisciplinary Scholarship:

       Recent Conference Presentations

Oct. 2007 International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education, Reaching Mind through
Symbolic Discourse

Nov. 2008 International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education, Meeting the Goddess:
Embrace, Beware, Love and Protect

Nov. 2009 International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education, A Well Informed Speculation



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