Joseph holds the designation of Master Practitioner of Counselling Psychology and Clinical Supervisor with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA). He also serves on the Board of Directors at the Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP).
Joseph's career in the helping profession began with his interest in the study of the human condition. His life-long quest for knowledge included formal and informal studies of intuition, theology, spirituality, counselling psychology and psychotherapy.
Over the years, Joseph has written a number of articles that have been published in on-line and in-print publications and he has also appeared on radio and television. Joseph has been interviewed by BBC Persia on Intuition-Enhanced Psychotherapy and has presented at several professional conferences in Western Canada.
His first book Simply Spirit: A Personal Guide to Spiritual Clarity, One Insight at a Time has been warmly received by the readers around the world and has reached the number 1 position on Amazon.ca.
What type of books do you write? Why?
I write Inspirational/Motivational/Self-Help material from a spiritual, psychological and scientific perspective. I do this as a way to communicate messages that I hope will have a positive impact, especially in turbulent times both personally and globally.
What are your top 5 favorite books?
- Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert Persig
- The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
- The Gift of Therapy - Irvin Yalom
- The Wisdom of Maimonides - Edward Hoffman
- How to be an Adult in Relationships - David Richo
If you would have not been a writer, what you would be?
I would be either a musician (guitar player or drummer) or I would become a physician or perhaps a psychiatrist.
5 books you won't recommend to anyone.
I won't recommend anything that has to do with racial intolerance, hatred or violence of any sort. Also, I feel that naming titles brings added attention to these works, which is something I don't feel comfortable with.
What are the main challenges related to career for authors/indie authors?
Today, it is easier to get published than it ever has been. The tools that exist now simply weren't available before, making it easier to get our thoughts to others. On the other hand, as the marketplace continues to expand, it becomes harder for authors and indie authors to get their voices heard. Instead of just struggling to get placed with one publishing house, the onus is now more on the author to carve their own space/niche in the market.
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Books Published: Simply Spirit: A Personal Guide to Spiritual Clarity, One Insight at a Time