Therapist and Writer: W.T. Jowett

W. T. Jowett is a therapist with over 10 years’ experience assisting people from all walks of life reach their full potential.  In this work, he has encountered people experiencing the highest of highs and the lowest of lows and everywhere in between, including working with adolescents and adults, providing individual and group therapy, in areas including psychopathology,  substance abuse, career counseling, and life transition issues.  His specialties include multicultural and diversity issues, and clinical supervision.  He has published numerous professional articles and delivered presentations on these topics. He currently serves as a clinical supervisor to a large-scale counseling program.

It is from his experiences as a therapist, applying psychological theory to the writing process, and listening to real people’s stories that he creates worlds populated by real and intriguing characters.  The author has been writing for many years, initially focusing primary on poetry as an exploration of his own internal journey, then as he has matured, shifting focus to academic writing, short-form, and long-form stories focusing on the human condition and life journey’s that others can relate to.

His ongoing goal is to continue to bring writing to life by connecting with readers and helping readers connect deeper with their own internal world.  To accomplish this, he attempts to focus less on genre and more on deeper themes that reflect life experiences—eternal lessons that resonate with people of all ages and from all walks of life.  The sincere hope for the readers is to enjoy the story, and to also learn something about their self along the way.

Sometimes it can be a difficult journey, but if nothing else, the human spirit abides through all challenges.

You can follow him on Twitter.com/WTJowett or Facebook.com/WTJowett

Or read his blog Psychology in Writing:  wtjowett.wordpress.com

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18 thoughts on “Therapist and Writer: W.T. Jowett

  1. Looking forward to seeing some of the characters informed by genuine experience and psychological exploration…who better to capture the human mind, spirit and character than a therapist? 🙂

    • Thanks for the vote of confidence, I’m hoping to not let the world down 😉 It’s been a long interesting journey to this point, and I’m sure I’ll continue to get to hear more stories to add to the marbles rolling around in my head.

  2. Thanks so much for following my blog. I read about your background and what your focus is with your writing and sounds really great. I look forward to reading more of your work.

  3. Fascinating blog. I am so thrilled to see somebody incorporating literature and psychology in the same vein. My blog at danielpaulmarshall.wordpress.com is actually about dreams as literature and the purpose of dreaming in our life. I publish my dreams there and urge others to do so too. I am a virgin blogger and am happy to find so much interesting literature in the blog world. I hope you find time to take a ganders at my writing and can perhaps help me to not make too many hiccups in my opinions and expositions. I am sure if Mr Jung is somewhere admiring us, he will particularly admire you for your contributions to Psychology.

    • I appreciate your kind words. I think dream blogging is a fascinating adventure. Hopefully you’re not constraining yourself too much with all of the psychobabble that is out there about dream interpretation!

      • No, as I do not trust New Age dream symbolism books. I trust my interpretation based on my reading of Jung, Kenneth Burke, Northrop Frye and mythology and the overarching sensation I get from my dream. Perhaps you could give me some additional advice on what to avoid.

      • What do you mean by ‘psychobabble?’ I am personally not in collusion with any New Age nonsense incorporating some dictionary of dream symbols into its theory, I have never read one. I take my readings from a reading of mythology, Jung, Kenneth Burke and Northrop Frye; giving me a firm base for interpretation. However, if you could highlight some pointer for me, that would be spectacular. I have upon request added my interpretations, though any one who actually attempts it will appreciate the difficulty it poses. I hope you can find time to read some of my entries. I am currently trying to write a story about an archetype as requested in your blog of 31st October. I hope to have it to you soon.

      • As a therapist, not of the psychodynamic tradition (which Jung partially belongs to) I find the value of dreams lies within the dreamer. That is to say, if a person comes to me with a dream that s/he feels is significant I want to know how the dreamer interprets it instead of I, as the therapist, using dusty books to tell the person what her/his dream means. I think the projection of meaning and organization of the dream by the dreamer is much more meaningful and gives better insight into her/his life than relying on predefined or rigid dream interpretations.

      • I agree. But I also feel them to be a life long interest, companion and aid. My mood can become different due to the vividity of a dream. They give me energy. If I do not recall a dream it makes me irritable, not in the extreme but noticable to myself.

  4. The study of psychology and why people do what they do has fascinated me for many years. It’s why I love to write and why I write what I love – strong characters. I’m very much looking forward to reading your blog.

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