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ARTICLES AND CREATIVE WRITING BY JOAN-DIANNE SMITH

Relationship Blues: Not Quite so Happily Ever After


Finding a Chum


Parents of “Special Needs” Children: Sustaining Oneself for the Long Run


The Schopenhauer Cure:
a book review of Irvin Yalom's novel which takes place in an interpersonal therapygroup a book review of Irvin Yalom's novel which takes place in an interpersonal therapy group. This was published in the June 2006 issue of The International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, and also reprinted in the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Chronicle, available on-line at http://www.cgpa.ca/

CREATIVE WRITING

I've been involved in creative writing for the past few years; taking courses, workshops, and being part of a writers' group. This hobby serves as a venue to express some of the human issues I've encountered in my own experience and through my work. Some examples follow:

Larry Alone - coping with loss


Improved Escalator Story – power imbalances in relationships


Mentor Search - the quest for a healthy role model


The Tool Shed – dealing with loss and the cycles of life


First Penis – expressing childhood shame


Secret Dietary Rules - dealing with disordered eating


Scrabble with Mom – reflecting life-cycle issues


Class Reunion - dealing with life cycle and disowned competition


Libido Advice – dealing with women's sexuality





Please call or email to inquire about therapy.
A brief initial telephone consultation is free of charge.
Phone 204-947-3485
Email: jd_smith@mts.net