My mission is to brighten the light, warm the heart, and enhance the health of my clients, colleagues, and community.
Ryan J. Hulbert, Ph.D.

What is the Center for Abundance?

Envision a spacious, climate -controlled, friendly environment where people can have an ongoing forum to share their talents and skills with others of different ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Among other benefits, we envision the center as a place for helping young people find a broader array of interests, help those interests turn into skills, those skills into potential jobs, and with further training having those job skills turn into satisfying professions. Through such invigorating growth and positive involvement with healthy adults, we believe that the center will help prevent/reduce delinquency, drug abuse, and other unhealthy behaviors in young people.

Over the last 3 years, the founder, Ryan Hulbert, Ph.D., has held many meetings with hundreds of people in creating potential partners for the center. Letters of support have been collected to bolster grant opportunities for this exciting new proposed resource.

It is envisioned to be a multi-generational, cross-cultural, inter-faith creative art center. Other expected benefits are to help preserve the cultural arts and talents passed from one generation to the next, promoting greater community connectedness, improve senior health and involvement, reduce loneliness, increase appreciation of people of different cultures and backgrounds, and developing in young people an interest in activities other than digital devices, practice creative skills, and instill further desire for continued education and career development.

Helping individuals and families connect, survive, strive, and thrive!

A non-profit organization through the Southwest Idaho RC&D Council.

What is the Southwest Idaho RC&D Council?

The Southwest Idaho Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc (SWIRC&D) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization which is recognized as a leader in cooperation between the public and private sector in natural resources management, conservation, and human resource development in rural and urban areas.

The Council, formed in 1995, is charged with helping people protect and develop economic, and natural and social resources in ways that improve the area's economy, environment, and overall quality of life.

SWIRC&D
2000 N, Main Street # 123
Meridian, ID 83680
Phone: (208) 573-4875
Email: swidrcd@idahorcd.org
 
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About The Author

Ryan J. Hulbert Ph.D.

Ryan J Hulbert, Ph.D., graduated from Brigham Young University, and received his doctorate in clinical/community psychology from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. In 1986, he completed a research fellowship at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium where his fascination with the role of time perspective in human functioning began.

Dr. Hulbert served as a staff psychologist and Director of Research at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute in Cherokee, Iowa between 1988 and 1993. He was the Chief Psychologist of BPA Behavioral Health for 8 years, and was the Clinical Services Administrator for the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections from 2001-2009. In 2010, he assisted with the initial program development for the Management & Training Corporation’s Correctional Alternative Placement Program (CAPP), in Idaho.

He is the author of several articles in professional journals, has presented numerous workshops, and is the author of the books, The Sun Is Always Shining, Drivers’ Ed for the Brain, and Growth Rings: Becoming the person you were meant to be.

He is the founder of EPIC Psychological Services, with “EPIC” being an acronym for “Empowering People in Communities.” His professional mission is to lighten the darkness, warm the hearts, and increase the agency of his clients, colleagues, and community. He views his strengths as compassion, creativity, and enthusiasm, in working with others to enhance health and reduce human suffering through increasingly effective, accessible, and cost effective methods.

He and his wife, Theresa, have 5 sons, 2 daughters, 4 daughters-in-law, 1 son-in-law, and a growing number of grandchildren.