KEN AUSTIN, DCSW
1216 YOUNG STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96814
PHONE/FAX: (808) 591-9110
MILITARY SERVICE: U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS
30 Dec. 54 – 11 Dec. 57. Honorable Discharge.
1962 BA English & Journalism
1963 6 Semester Hours in Secondary Education
Indiana University – Indianapolis Campus
1964 23 Quarter Hours in Secondary Education
1966 Master of Social Work (MSW)
1967 12 Quarter Hours in MBA Program, Accounting, Economics & Marketing,
Pacific Lutheran University
1969 Certified Lecturer in Human Social Functioning. 180 Seminar
in 60 Hour annual increments from 1967 to 1969 with
Eugene Heimler, Director, International Center For
Functioning, London, England.
1968 – Present:
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
MEMBER ID # 885728832.
1980 – Present:
State Driver License, class 3, # 305-36-1752.
1985 – 2000:
License, DBA VIDEOSYNTHESIS
/USE ID. NO. 10381090.
Changed to VIDEOSYNERGY™ STUDIO II on
1989 – 2000: VIDEOSYNTHESIS Registered
as a trade name with
the Hawaii State Department
1992 - 12/31/98:
Certified by the Hawaii State Departments of
and Public Safety as
of a 40 Hour Forensic
Mental Health Course
taught to Adult Corrections
the State of Hawaii (all Islands).
1996 – 12/31/98:
Certified by the Hawaii Department of Public safety as an
INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATOR.
1996 – Present:
Social Worker # LSW – 566.
1997 – Present: NASW
National Register: Qualified Clinical
Social Worker (QCSW).
1997 – Present: NASW
Certified: Diplomate in Clinical
Social Work (DCSW).
1999 – Present: Hawaii Procurement Office Treatment List
of Qualified Providers.
1/2000–Present: HMSA/QUEST Certified Mental Health Service
VIDEOSYNTHESIS™ changed to VIDEOSYNERGY™
registered as a trade name with the State of Hawaii Department of
Commerce and registered as videosynergy.com on the internet.
CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION No. 2,563,832
issued by The United States Patent and Trademark Office
for VIDEOSYNERGY, authorizing the use of the ®
Special Interest Stories, Editorial Staff Writer, The
Bloomington Herald Tribune, Bloomington, Indiana (1961 – 1962).
“Nova Express: The Critics and William S. Burroughs;” Prospero’s
Vol. 1, #1, 1966. ă Prospero’s Cell &
Co.; Seattle, Washington.
ASPECTS OF PROGRAM EVALUATION IN THE
VOLUNTARY SOCIAL AGENCY: Master’s Thesis;
University of Washington, School of Social Work, 1966.
“New Resources For Correctional Institutions.”
Correctional Administrator’s Source Book, 1966,
pp. 145 –155 ; American Correctional Association, Shoreham
Building, 15th and H Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005.
OPERATIONAL HANDBOOK: The Declaration and Specialization System,
1968. Management Analysis Unit, State Department of Social and Health
Services, Olympia, Washington.
HUMAN SOCIAL FUNCTIONING: A New
Direction In Social Work; Flo-Search
Training Brochure, May, 1971, Seattle, Washington.
HUMAN SOCIAL FUNCTIONING: A method of Self Analysis; Flo-Search
Consultants Client Brochure, June, 1973, Phoenix, Arizona.
“The Champus Chap” A weekly column appearing from November, 1973 to
February, 1974 in THE JET JOURNAL, the Luke Air Force Base
Newspaper; Phoenix, Arizona.
CHILDREN’S PROTECTIVE SERVICE: A Program Model; Austin, Elfstrand
and Granfors, March 30, 1976, Oregon State Department of Human Resources,
Children’s Division, Multnomah County, Portland, Oregon.
VIDEOSYNTHESIS VIDEO FEEDBACK THERAPY. A one-page definitive description of this heuristic
therapeutic method, June 6, 1987, Honolulu, Hawaii.
VIDEOSYNTHESIS: THREE ONE-HOUR DOCUMENTARY VIDEO OVERVIEWS
Of VS Interviews. (June 1992). Copies filed in the Media Library
at the University of Washington School of Social Work in Seattle,
AN INTRODUCTION TO VIDEOSYNERGY.
(May 28, 2000).
THE LIFE MATRIX.
(December 18, 2000).
THE LIFE MATRIX GRAPHIC PROFILE. (March 9, 2001).
SELF-HELP HANDBOOK. (© 2002, Ken Austin).
9/62 - 5/63 Sixth Grade Teacher: Wilkinson High School, Wilkinson,
9/63 - 9/69 Employed by the
Washington State Department of Social
and Health Services, as detailed below:
9/63 – 9/64 Medical
Caseworker, SW III: Harborview Hospital, Seattle.
9/64 – 6/66 Stipend Graduate Student: School of
of W, Seattle. 64/65 Practicum Placement in
Welfare Services, Seattle. 65/66 Practicum
Placement at Green Hill School For Boys, Chehelis.
6/66 – 8/66 Family Case Worker SW IV: N. Br. Office, Seattle.
8/66 – 8/67 Supervisor: King County CPS Unit, Seattle.
8/67 – 2/69 Social Service Program Specialist III:
the Declaration/Specialization Operational
Management Analysis Unit, State Office,
– 9/69 Director of Training: Northwest District
(King & Snohomish Counties), officed in Seattle.
9/69 - 8/70 Juvenile Probation Officer IV: King Co. Juvenile Court, Seattle.
8/70 - 1/73 Private Practice/Research &
Flo-Search Consultants. Employer Tax ID # 91-8660520
Roosevelt Way N.E.
4/73 - 11/73 Child Protection SW IV: Arizona Department of Economic
11/73 - 2/74 Social Worker GS-9: U.S. Civil Service (Champus Program),
Hospital, Luke Air Force Base, Phoenix.
2/74 - 9/75
Self Employed Owner: Flo-Search Consultants, Phoenix.
9/74 - 9/75
Bartender/Mixologist: The Wigwam Inn, Litchfield
12/75 - 7/77 Child Protection SW IV: Wrote and implemented,
“Children’s Protective Service: A Program Model.”
of Human Resources, Multnomah County, Portland, Oregon.
8/77 - 8/79
Self Employed Astrologer/Social Worker: DBA Ken Austin, MSW,
9/79 - 9/80 Night Manager/Desk Clerk: Vieux Carre’ Motor Lodge,
The French Quarter, New Orleans.
10/80 - 9/81 Medical
SW IV: The Rehabilitation Hospital of The Pacific,
10/81 - 11/83 Self Employed Astrologer/Social
Worker: DBA Ken Austin, MSW,
11/83 - 7/85 Security
Officer/Shift Supervisor: Discovery Bay Association, Honolulu.
8/85 - 6/90 Self Employed Astrologer/Social
Worker: DBA Ken Austin, MSW,
EMPLOYMENT -- STATE OF HAWAII:
06/04/90 – 08/15/90: Emergency Hire
SW III (SR-20), working in the Community Based Early Release Program
at Oahu Community Correctional Center, 2199 Kam highway, Honolulu,
Hawaii 96819 as an adult offender Case Manager for the Department
08/16/90 – 01/31/91: Permanent Probationary Hire SW III (SR-20), working
with female misdemeanants at Women’s Community Correctional Center,
Box F, Kailua, Hawaii 96734 as an adult offender Case Manager for
the Department of Corrections.
02/01/91 – 06/31/94: Permanent Hire SW IV (SR-22),
working as a Psychiatric SW with male and female pretrial felons in
the main facility at OCCC, 2199 Kam Highway, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819,
as a member of the Forensic Mental Health Team for the department
of Health, Adult Mental Health Division, Courts and Corrections Branch.
07/01/94 – 12/31/98: As a result of reorganization
and Hawaii State Legislative Act 153, SLH 1994, transferring all forensic
mental health staff and equipment in correctional facilities from
the Department of Health to the Department of Public Safety, Health
Care Division, I became an employee of the Department of Public Safety. My duties remained the same, I retained the
same position title and number.
07/01/99 – 12/31/00: DBA VIDEOSYNERGY
II Service Provider, #KE1752,
for Felix/Waihe'e Consent
Decree cases: Subcontracting through MENTAL FITNESS CENTER, INC. 2064
Mauna Place, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822, (808) 545-2100.
I often found it necessary to supplement my income to meet
living expenses during periods of self-employment. At such times,
I secured temporary employment with Manpower, Inc., performing
a variety of job functions. These occasions occurred frequently.
The jobs were far too numerous to detail here. Suffice it to say that
I have a large repertoire of work skills, including most of the skilled
building trades occupations.