• Schadenfreude: Celebrating the Misfortune of Others

    Like Sunday afternoon visits to London’s fetid insane asylums, we stare and gawk, fascinated yet repulsed, at unfortunates like Joseph Merrick (1862–1890). Joseph Merrick, incorrectly identified as “John Merrick” and also as “The Elephant Man,” his degrading stage name, attained a macabre celebrity status not because of wealth, success, or glamorous looks, but because of a grotesque physical deformity. 


  • Intimacy in Counseling

    Open your favorite academic search engine and query “intimacy in counseling” or some variation on that theme. The vast majority of articles, chapters, and books you will find referenced address how counselors help patients deal with intimacy in their relationships. This is certainly how it should be, given the importance of the topic in our field.


U.S. Journal Training (“USJT”) is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information that you provide to us when using our web site, usjt.com. By visiting  www.usjt.com (our websites), you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy.


Your right to privacy is important to U.S. Journal Training. USJT believes that the personal information you choose to furnish online or otherwise should be used to help us to provide you with the highest quality service and support possible. If you contact us, we will collect such personally identifiable information as you provide.  Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, e-mail address, address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.


By using a USJT.com, you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your information by USJT in the manner described in this Privacy Policy and elsewhere on USJT.com.

Web Site Usage

 USJT may collect IP addresses and web site usage information from you when you visit our web sites. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors and subscribers use and navigate our web sites on an aggregated basis, including the number and frequency of visitors to each web page, and the length of their visits.


When you view our web site, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a "cookie" or similar file. "Cookies" are alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your Internet browser. Cookies enable the web site to recognize your browser and to remember your account information and password information when you visit the web site and to tailor our web site to better match your interests and preferences. They also make shopping online more convenient for you (for example, by allowing us to store items in your shopping basket between visits). With most Internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. If you choose not to accept cookies, you should be aware that you may not be able to experience the full functionality of the web site.


USJT may provide you with the opportunity to participate in online surveys. If you choose to participate, we may request certain personally identifiable information. Participation in these surveys is entirely voluntary. You, therefore, have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and mailing address) and demographic information (such as zip code and job title).

e-Newsletters or Special Offers

If you wish to subscribe to any of U.S. Journal Training's e-mail news services or information on products, services, promotions or special events, we will use your name and e-mail address to send them to you. In the interest of maintaining your privacy, we provide a means by which you may “unsubscribe” or choose not to receive future messages from us. At the bottom of each email you have the option to “opt-out” of our e-mailing list.

Customer Service

  • Send an email to Customer Care at help@usjt.com
  • Mail a request to: 
        U.S. Journal Training
        Customer Care
        3201 SW 15th St.
        Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
  • Call our Customer Care Department at 800-441-5569

Links to Other Sites

USJT may provide links to other web sites, some of which may display our logos, our products or other content. These web sites may have their own privacy policies, and all of these web sites and their privacy policies are independent of this Privacy Policy. By providing access to third party sites or advertisements, we are not endorsing the products or services provided by the owner or operator of such web sites. Consequently, we will not be responsible for the accuracy, relevancy, availability, reliability, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in third party web sites linked to this web site. We strongly encourage you to make whatever investigation you feel is necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction web site that collects or attempts to collect personally identifiable information.

Information Sharing

USJT shares aggregated demographic information about our user base with our partners and advertisers. This information does not identify individual users and is used primarily to monitor the performance of campaigns contracted by our partners and advertisers. We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information.

Notwithstanding the preceding, USJT may sell or rent to a third party a listing of our users who have subscribed, purchased, or registered for one or more our products. This listing may include, without limitation, names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. If, at any time, you wish to be excluded from this list, you may notify us and we will suppress your name from all such lists and practices.

  • Send an email (subject line "do not promote") to:  help@usjt.com
  • Mail a "do not promote" request to: 
         U.S. Journal Training
        Customer Care
        3201 SW 15th St.
        Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
  • Call our Customer Care Department at 800-441-5569

Credit Card Transactions

We take appropriate steps to protect all information you share with us. All personal and purchase information is protected by a secured network accessible only to our Webmaster and Customer Care Department. Your credit card information is protected during an online purchase transaction by secure server software (SSL). Your credit card number is encrypted with only the last four digits of your card number visible or accessible to our Webmaster and Customer Care Department.

Check Transactions

When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. 

When we use information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer, funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the same day you make your payment, and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution. 

Communication Preferences

You may stop the delivery of one or all types of communications you receive from USJT by following the instructions in the email you receive.

Legal Disclaimer

 U.S. Journal Training reserves the right to provide your information to appropriate authorities if we believe in good faith that the law requires it or to protect our legal rights or our property.

Business Transitions

As we continue to develop our business, we may buy or sell business assets. In such transactions, customer information is generally one of the transferred business assets. Accordingly, you can expect that if we were to sell U.S. Journal Training, your information would be part of the assets transferred in such sale.

Policy Modifications

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time. Any changes will be posted here and will be effective immediately upon posting. We encourage you to visit this area frequently to stay informed.


If you have any questions or comments regarding U.S. Journal Training’s Privacy Policy or would like to update your information, please contact us via email at help@usjt.com or via postal mail at 3201 SW 15th Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442.

Effective Date

This policy was last updated on August 8, 2012.