Wesley W Craig


I am a retired former Professor of Sociology and Social Work (North Carolina State University and Brigham Young University. Also, had a twenty-five year second career as a Clinical Social Worker (Licensed in Utah as a Marriage and Family Therapist and as a Clinical Social Worker). I spent twelve years (total) living outside of the U.S. in the countries of Mexico, Uruguay, Guatemala, Peru, Venezuela and Spain. Ten of those years with my family (wife and various of our six children). My academic degrees were earned at Brigham Young University (B.A.), University of Utah (M.S.W.) and Cornell University (Ph.D.).

In my younger years I served four and a half years in the U.S. Armed Forces (U.S. Navy during WWII and U.S. Coast Guard during Korean War).

My clinical work was primarily with women abused as children and with adolescent treatment programs (primarily in a wilderness setting), from which I retired in 2008.

I have completed a series (21) of biographically-related videos which have been placed on You Tube--primarily for the benefit of my children, grand-children--and now great-grandchildren. These can be accessed starting with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebVho8JQ0mI

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
For where I grew up and significant events during that period see my first ebook, Remembering Childhoods in Valley County, where my personal account is provided. First significant introduction to the world and what was going on happened while in the U.S. Coast Guard when I would "borrow" Time Magazine, Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report from the off-limits officers library and read them from cover to cover, comparing different ways of writing on the same or similar topics.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Making it possible to quickly assemble previously acquired information with a minimum of publishing hurdles.
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Where to find Wesley W Craig online

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Price: Free! Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Central America
A young contract agent's description of his role in Guatemala following the 1957 assassination of Pres. Castillo Armas who had led the C.I.A. backed revolt against the popularly elected President ,Jacobo Arbenz. It underscores efforts of the U.S. to assure that the next president would continue to support U.S. interests in the area.
Evil Spirits in Psychotherapy: Accounts by Therapists
Price: Free! Words: 8,940. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
The author, a licensed clinical social work practitioner, utilizing dissociative techniques repeatedly encountered with his clients what he considers to be spirit phenomena, including evil spirits. Included are reports by other professionals of similar encounters.
Hidden Origins of Homosexuality You Wouldn't Remember
Price: Free! Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » LGBTQ+ » Sex & health
Dr. Craig describes the powerful role which early childhood sexual abuse/trauma plays in the emergence of homosexuality. He describes the process of dissociation and its impact on conscious retrieval of early abuse memories by the unknowing adult. He outlines the therapeutic process by which memories can be retrieved and opportunities for change and choice initiated.
Childhoods in Valley County, Idaho 1904-1941:Five Accounts
Price: Free! Words: 22,230. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Five auto-biographical accounts of childhoods in rural and small towns in Valley County, Idaho. The first by a woman who remembers her wide-eyed, most significant life dreams as a fourteen year old; written in a lyrical and highly descriptive style and ending in a haunting, wrenching manner. Four accounts of young boys living through the Great Depression years with vivid descriptions.