Member Profile: Dr.
Jonathan Paul DeVierville
Ph.D, L.C.S.W., L.P.C., T.R.M.T.
& text from his website.
Jonathan DeVierville is Professor of The Humanities, History and
Interdisciplinary Studies (from the Department
of Social Sciences at St. Philips College). His teaching interests
and research experience is in cultural history with a special
concentration on spa cultures, civilizations and the new cosmology.
Other fields of interest include natural therapeutic health care
systems, spa medicine, hydrotherapy, balneology and “The
Kur Course”, which he has taught at universities, colleges,
spas and health resorts around the world. He is a Licensed Clinical
Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counsellor, a Texas Registered
Massage Therapist. He owns and directs The
Alamo Plaza Spa at the historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.
received his Bachelor and Master of Arts in American Studies from
Bowling Green State
University, Master of Social Work from The
Worden School of Social Work, Our Lady of the Lake, University
in San Antonio. His Ph.D. from The
Department of American Studies and Civilization at the University
of Texas, Austin, where he wrote a two-volume dissertation:
A History of American Spas and Healing Waters. In Europe he attended
the University of Copenhagen and trained at The C. G. Jung Institute
for Analytical Psychology, Zurich and Sebastian Kneipp School
of Physiotherapy, Bad Wörishofen, Germany.
He has taught
analytical, depth and archetypal psychology and clinical psychotherapy
at the post-graduate level. He has presented at numerous World
Congresses of Health Resort Medicine and Spa Therapy, World
Spa Summits in the USA, Europe and Asia. He contributes to
Global Medicine Education Foundation and Conferences of the
International Society for the Study of Dreams. He served as a
Board Member and Secretary for the International
Spa Association and Foundation, the Board of Directors for
Society of Medical Hydrology and Climatology and currently
working on the formation of The
Green Spa Network. Recently he was awarded a summer Fullbright
Fellowship for study in China and a summer Ford Foundation Fellowship
to Schumacher College in England. He is a member of The
International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations
and The Institute for Noetic
Cultures, Dreams & Healing Waters: an Experiential Spa Seminar
& Cultural Tour at The Liquid Sound Temple" in Bad
Sulza near Weimar, Germany. As a recipient of an American
Education Foundation Fellowship he participated in an in-depth
ecological seminar on The New Cosmology at Schumacher
College in England, where also he became involved in first-hand
field research into the mysterious phenomena of Crop Circles.
Recently Dr. DeVierville was honoured by the International Spa
Association as “The Dedicated Contributor” to the
Spa Industry and Profession.
Go to his Spa Culture website.
his spa at The
Alamo Plaza Spa at the historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas
by Dr. J.P. DeVierville:
Wasser Kur (The Water Course) - Hydrotherapy: Washes, Wraps, Packs
and Herbs - October 30th, 2006