John “Jack” Watkins discusses his childhood interest in music and astronomy. He describes his educational background, including his experiences in high school, at the University of Idaho and College of Idaho, and his graduate work at Columbia University. Watkins discusses treating World War Two veterans during the war, working at veteran hospitals in Chicago, Illinois and Portland, Oregon, and accepting a position on the psychology faculty at the University of Montana, Missoula. Watkins also describes ego-state therapy and how it is used, as well as a number of criminal cases he has been involved with, including the case of serial killer Kenneth Bianchi, also known as the Hillside Strangler.
Veteran support; U.S. veterans hospitals; Veterans, Psychological treatment; Psychology; Ego-state therapy; Kenneth Bianchi; Hillside Strangler; Criminal case psychology; Psychologists, Montana; University of Montana, Missoula; Department of Psychology, University of Montana; Psychology education; University of Idaho; College of Idaho; Columbia University; World War, 1939-1945
University of Montana History Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 392-001a, b
2 sound cassettes (2:00:00) analog + 1 transcript (29 p.: 28 cm.)
Watkins, John G., "John G. "Jack" Watkins Interview, September 20, 2004" (2004). University of Montana History Oral History Collection. 26.