Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Dr. Jose Rodriguez
Dr. Eric Wiley
This is an honest and open memoir of David Cohen’s life as it fits into the 13 years of therapy with Alice. The story is of David learning about his inner child and making a deal with him through non-dominant-hand writing. The result is for David to quit drinking and for the adult part of him to finally take control of his life. The narrative reviews key experiences of his past that influence the current issues.
The background research includes concepts from five key books that support Alice, the therapist’s, theories that have over 30 years of experience have developed into her philosophy. A transcribed interview with Alice and quotes from her copious session notes make sure Alice’s thoughts are reflected very accurately. Within the manuscript, are writings by David Cohen that were significant in his process, which includes writings generated by his non-dominant hand and his original poetry.
Cohen, David, "Alice and Me, Myself, Little David, and the Right Side of My Brain" (2022). Theses and Dissertations - UTRGV. 806.