Profiles in Psychotherapy and the Arts

Jana Rivers-Norton, PhD, Has Writing Featured in Readings, Publishing

Jana Rivers-Norton reports on an AZ-Humanities Organization book reading and news about her upcoming book about healing mother-daughter relationships.

By Jana Rivers-Norton, PhD

Jana Rivers-Norton, PhD, reported that the AZ-Humanities Organization sponsored a book reading in June 2017. The organization featured her chapter on Edith Wharton entitled "When Words First Spoke" from The Demeter-Persephone Myth as Writing Ritual in the Lives of Literary Women, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in December 2016.

Rivers-Norton’s latest book proposal for Transcending the Tragedy of Medea in Life, Love and the Literary Art has been accepted for publication by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, slated for a May 2019 release. In addition to telling the life stories of the literary women Hilda Doolittle, Louise Bogan, Doris Lessing, Ellen Glasgow, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, it tells her own personal story about healing mother-daughter relationships through autobiographical storytelling. This storytelling can support the discovery of self- identity, especially in families where unresolved intergenerational trauma is prevalent.