David Washington

Biography

David Washington holds a B. A. degree in Psychology and M. A. degree in Anthropology, the interface of culture and personality being the focus of his research and study. Throughout the years he has pursued a persistent interest, both as a writer and self-help enthusiast, in the efficacy of literature as an agent of personal development. His literature therapy publications are an outgrowth of this enthusiasm and an interest as a writer in art as for something more than its own sake.

Books

Psychoactive Poetry:: The Quest for Ultimate Meaning Facilitator/Counselor Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 13,700. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Developmental / adulthood & aging, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
This edition is formatted for use as a poetry therapy and creative writing resource book. It includes an explanatory introduction which provides the intellectual and spiritual backdrop of the collected poems.There are 'how to use' suggestions. The "Invitation to write" at the bottom of each poem, is a valuable help for poetry therapists as well as stimulation for poets in the making.
Psychoactive Poetry: Poetry Therapy Meditations on the Quest for Ultimate Meaning
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 11,840. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Self-realization
The "search for ultimate meaning", is how Viktor Frankl described man's inborn spiritual hunger. Psychoactive Poetry is a personal collection of meditations on issues and states of mind encountered on my incremental journey. The treatment is designed to be mind moving, 'psychoactive', a stimulation to keep searching with some clues to be found along the way..
"I Feel Soo...Unnecessary"
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
We first met Corey as a young boy being led astray by his delinquent father in the story, The Teardrop. Years later he is about to graduate from high school bearing the emotional and other scars of his difficult background. In "I Feel Soo...Unnecessary" Kenroy is there for him as his long-smoldering crisis of consciousness, rooted in the events of his childhood, comes to the surface.
The Good Young Days
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Get them reading, thinking, talking and creating! These bibliotherapy resource books are carefully written and formatted to accomplish these goals in behalf of a youth development strategy that has been found to be an effective means of getting young people involved in the kinds of interactions and activities that make them accessible to positive influence from caring adults, lay or professional.
Crossing The Line: How to Deal With Bullying
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Crossing the line from victim-hood to person-hood when confronted with bullying starts with preparation and planning. A measure of empathy, often for someone afflicted by feelings of inferiority and jealousy, can help defuse the tendency to act out of fear/anger. Courage to calmly insist upon your right to be who you are and determination not to add fuel to the fire may be all go a long way.
Pigfoot and Pigeon Hands
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Pigfoot and Pigeon Hands finds Kenroy and Itchy up a tree, a black mango tree, just hanging out. Kenroy regales his friend with a story told to him by Granny years, before. It is the story of a man folks called Pigfoot.
The Teardrop
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
The Teardrop second in the Kenroy stories series. Corey, Kenroy's classmate and the focus of this story, has a dysfunctional household situation. For Developmental Bibliotherapy purposes, the story line "is most appropriate for teenagers who are dealing with transitions, trust, friendships, drug prevention, gangs, crime, morality...." Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, Bibliotherapy Education Project
Hoisting a Whirlwind: A Poetry Therapy/Creative Writing Resource Book
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Hoisting a Whirlwind endeavours to mobilize the will to seek meaning in that which transcends one's self and immediate circumstances through the activation of the power to imagine. They depict an open-hearted experiencing of the everyday perplexities of being in the modern world. The language is natural, the moods are accessible to anyone who has a heart, and the potential benefit transcendent
Go Home Danger
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Go Home Danger is book 1/8 in the series of Kenroy stories. In GHD Kenroy and his classmates are helped deal with grief and guilt at the death of Samantha, of HIV/AIDS related causes. This is a bibliotherapy resource book and includes additional material for its use as such. Bibliotherapy promotes personal development by matching personal problems and social problems with a literary treatment.

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