Publications & Articles
Award-Winning Finalist in the “Parenting & Family” category of the 2014 USA Best Book Awards
In this cutting-edge book, processwork therapist, parent, and visionary Dr. Dawn Menken introduces a fresh approach to the joy and wonder of the world of parenting. Going beyond the conventional “how to” book, Raising Parents, Raising Kids is the ultimate guide to nurturing the emotional, spiritual, and social lives of children, helping parents create a more meaningful relationship with their children by supporting their deepest nature. Loaded with practical tips, inspiring examples, and her own intimate stories, Menken uses the principles of process-oriented psychology to help parents, caretakers, and educators navigate the complex waters of conflict, power dynamics, diversity, and other social challenges, and offers ground-breaking insights and techniques to tackle the burgeoning problem of bullying. Menken goes on to address typical challenges of the parenting relationship, parents’ own personal growth, and the call to parent not only our children, but also the planet, and ultimately ourselves.
Speak Out! is essential reading for everyone interested in personal growth. With humor, grace and keen vision, it shows how the diverse members of our modern world can learn to appreciate one another and move beyond simple tolerance into a joyous celebration of the unique beauty of all perspectives. Speak Out! explores the relationship between mainstream and marginalized groups, the nature of love, the spirit of relationship, and the making of true community. Sometimes irreverent, often poignant, always insightful.
Journal of Process Oriented Psychology
Articles published in the Journal of Process Oriented Psychology:
Somewhere Over the Rainbow: the Quest for Spiritual Rank, Journal of Process Oriented Psychology, Portland, Lao Tse Press, Volume 7, Number 1, 1995.
Madness as Feminism, by Dawn Menken, Portland, Lao Tse Press, Volume 6, Number 1, 1994.
The Nobody Who Could Become Anybody: a Tribute to Tom Hammond, Journal of Process Oriented Psychology, Portland, Lao Tse Press, Volume 5, Number 2, 1993.
Juice and Doughnuts: Group Process Work with Teenagers, Journal of Process Oriented Psychology, Portland, Lao Tse Press, Volume 5, Number 1, 1993.