NMU EVENT TO EXPLORE THERAPEUTIC IMPACT OF FICTION

MARQUETTE - The therapeutic impact of fiction will be the topic of the next psychology colloquium at Northern Michigan University. John "Mac" MacDevitt, a professor and psychologist at the NMU counseling center, will serve as the presenter.

The event is scheduled from 3:10-4:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in Gries Hall room 167. The public is invited to attend.

Many people are affected, touched or deepened by literature at some time in their lives. MacDevitt will discuss how this happens, how the phenomenon can be explained and understood, and what aspiring writers might learn about touching readers' emotions.

MacDevitt has published six short stories. His fiction has appeared in North Atlantic Review, William and Mary Review, Wisconsin Review and Potpourri. He has also published six articles in the counseling field, mostly in the area of group counseling. MacDevitt's article, "Authoring Fiction as a Fon-n of Group Work" recently appeared in the Journal of poetry Therapy, His sabbatical during the 1999-2000 academic year focused on exploring the concept of therapeutic fiction.

For more information, contact the NMU psychology department at 227-2935.



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