JEFFREY HARPER, LCSW, ACSW
Psychotherapist, Communications Consulting, Author
Jeffrey Harper, LCSW, ACSW, is a psychotherapist and mental health professional with over thirty years’ experience treating adolescents, adults, couples and families. He has substantial experience treating a broad range of life challenges – anxiety, depression, transition from adolescence to adulthood, marital and family conflict, career challenges, sexual identity issues, divorce and remarriage, among others. He also works with clients of family law firms, treating, counseling and assessing persons engaged in divorce and custody matters before Family Courts.
With over twenty years’ experience as an executive coach and communications consultant, Jeffrey Harper has worked with C-suite executives and senior management on leadership development, organizational challenges and communication design that blends business acumen and psychological insight to create compelling organizational story-telling. He has worked for Fortune 500 organizations and leading NGOs in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
In his avocation as a creative writer, he is also a national prize-winning playwright and novelist whose plays and musical have received productions and staged readings in New York, London and Los Angeles.
AVAILABLE ON AMAZON - BOOKS AND PLAYS BY JEFFREY HARPER
Jeffrey's books include the novels Please Cooperate - A Comedy of Bad Manners, a novel about money, social class and real estate, and the psychological thriller-crime novel Thy Will Be Done. His third book, A Few Thoughts from a Small Life, is a book of reflections - thoughtful, provocative, humorous and deeply human - about matters minor and major, including love, family, suffering, psychotherapy, money and death. Plays include the national prize-winning political drama and love story Remembrance; Eden, set in Rome, about an American couple who go to Rwanda to do good and must deal with the shattering consequences of their choices; and In the Valley of the Shadow, a true crime drama about a schizophrenic choir boy who confessed to a brutal murder, then proclaimed his innocence. Winner of the Playwrights First Award for original American play.
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Six Books - Novels, Plays and Reflections
by Jeffrey Harper
Now Available at Amazon!
I’m excited to announce that my two novels Please Cooperate - A Comedy of Bad Manners, a novel about money, social class and real estate, and Thy Will Be Done, a Graham Greene-meets-Dan-Brown psychological thriller-crime novel, plus my book of reflections, A Few Thoughts from a Small Life are now available at Amazon.
There, you'll also find three of my plays. Remembrance is national prize-wining play set in Moscow in the 1930s and 1940s and is about three lifelong friends – two from Ukraine – who are desperately attempting to survive the Terror of the Russian tyrant Josef Stalin - and who encounter a man with infinite memory - inspired by a true story.
Set in Rome, Eden is the story of Philip and Sarah Kane, an American couple who go to Rwanda in 1994 to volunteer in medical supplies distribution and where the Kanes are faced with unspeakable horrors and choices – one which haunts their marriage. From Rwanda, they flee to Rome to meet their two children, pick up the pieces of their lives and decide where they will live – and how they will live – in the aftermath of their ordeal and life-shattering consequences of their decisions.
Based on years of research and interviews, In the Valley of the Shadow is a True-Crime Drama and winner the Playwrights First Award for original American play. In the Valley of the Shadow is based on the true story of Daniel Judgeson (a pseudonym), a mentally retarded, schizophrenic Black teenager and choir boy, who, after reading the 23rd Psalm from a Bible in a New York police station, confessed specifically and accurately to the brutal rape murder of a woman in his apartment building – and then claimed his innocence. This play tells the story of Daniel’s defense by Tom Harrison, a burned out, contemptuous, white defense attorney who joins forces with Alison Powell, a Black psychologist, to save Daniel from prison - in a world where neither guilt, nor innocence, nor faith, nor doubt, nor race, are matters of black and white.
You can find all of these books on Amazon on my Author's Page with information and videos about each book.
I hope that you enjoy the books, will share them with others and spread the word on social media and in person.
In A Few Thoughts from a Small Life, one entry reads, “In many ambitious undertakings, everything is impossible until it is possible.” It’s difficult enough writing novels, plays and nonfiction books – designing, publishing and sharing them with the world is its own impossible enterprise. Thanks in advance for your support and making it possible with your posts, tweets, emails, posted reviews and enthusiasm for these books reach their widest possible audience.