Hello, and thank you for
visiting my web site. My name is David Rodemaker, Psy.D. C.H. I am currently
employed as a post-doctoral fellow at Psychological Solutions Institute in
Lisle, IL, where I engage in individual, relationship, family, and group
psychotherapy under the supervision of Dr. M. Joann Wright. This fellowship is
the final stage in being able to take my Examination for Professional Practice
in Psychology (EPPP) into order to become a licensed psychologist.
This web site is here to
provide a place for you, my clients, and my peers to find information about my
services and philosophy. It is also a central location for the resources that
have proven useful in the work I do, clinical and otherwise.
The name of this web site
deserves an explanation.
Entelekea is derived
from the Greek ἐντελέχεια(or entelécheia),
which is rendered as "entelechy" in English. The American Heritage Dictionary
provides two definitions for entelechy. The first is drawn directly from
Aristotle, "the condition of a thing whose essence is fully realized;
actuality." The second definition is drawn from more recent philosophers, "a
vital force that directs an organism toward self-fulfillment."
As a psychotherapist I
believe that both words and actions are important. I also believe that our choices
shape the way we think about the world and reflect how we perceive and remember
our experiences. Entelekea comes from my belief that we are each our own vital
force, and that it is through the process of living our lives that we define
ourselves and create our reality.
All human beings are born
free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and
conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of
brotherhood. (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human