Stefan J Malecek, Ph.D. is a Veteran, Psychologist, Healer and above everything else these days, a prolific Author. Stefan has recently published a non-fiction volume; Crucible of Shame: Trauma and Transformation.

Three fiction books from The Paul Marzeky Mystery series are currently available: Crazy Tales of Combat Psychiatry, Spirals of Time and Unwitting Witnesses.

Ideology & the “Normal Stance”

Althussur (as cited in Boggs, 1989) defined ideology as "Ideas imposed by society and embraced by individuals which determine our lived relation to the real, in order to maintain the status quo" (p. 88). Ideology helps to assure the reproduction of those activities...

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Part Three

Retrograde Amnesia and Memory Recovery According to Hunkin, Parkin, Bradley, Burrows, Aldrick, Jansari, and Burdon-Cooper (1995), retrograde amnesia is a loss of memory-access to events that occurred, or information that was learned, before an injury, or the onset of...

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Part Two

Memory Memory is the process in which information is encoded, stored, and retrieved. Information that reaches the five senses in the forms of chemical and physical stimuli is electrically encoded. In the storage phase, information is maintained over periods of time....

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Part One

© 2016 Stefan J. Malecek, Ph.D., MAC A Historical Note Descriptions of reactions to traumatic situations abound, though the denomination of PTSD has only appeared in recent years. The following citations are found in Bentley (1991, p. 13): “Three thousand years ago an...

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Crazy Tales is not a book I would normally choose to read since it is about Viet Nam, and I like science fiction, love stories and books about psychology.  Fortunately, the book fell into my hands, and once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down.  I had heard a few outrageous stories from my husband, who is a Viet Nam vet, but Stefan’s honest recounting of his journey as a Viet Nam therapist opened up a panorama of places and peoples that touched my heart and gave me a profound understanding of that war, and the men who fought it. I am grateful that this book made it’s way into my library. It is one I would recommend to anyone wanting not only to have a better understanding of Viet Nam and what really went on there, but also a deeper understanding of the men who went through those crazy years. Anyone who is dealing with a veteran from any war needs to read this book. I am a better, more honest and compassionate person for having read it.

Joan Heartfield, Ph.D.

Counselor and author of Romancing The Beloved