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Sherry V. Smelley, MSW, LCSW, has counseled terminally ill persons and their families for more than twenty years. She teaches bereavement counseling at Louisiana State University. She often uses children's books and fairy tales as tools to help adults as well as children address their own grief and loss.

Sherry is available for presentations at your request. She has significant experience and is a respected speaker offering seminars and trainings for both the professional (CEU's available) and lay community. 
 

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memorial edition in color
$10 with discount
The Girl, the Star and the Spider a fairy tale for grownups dealing with Alzheimers or similar dementia, by Sherry Van Atta Smelley, illustrated by Christine Anderson Guldi

The Girl, the Star and the Spider

a Fairy Tale
for Grownups Dealing with
Alzheimer's and Similar Dementias 
  
"This little book addresses a devastating illness in a unique and creative way which will touch the hearts of anyone who has a family member or friend struggling with Alzheimer's disease. The story is simple and profound, offering meaning and compassion for those caught in the abyss of grief. You will love it!! "
Butch Robicheaux, MSW, LCSW

"I think all hospices in the area should be made aware of this wonderful resource. ...Nursing homes with dementia wings should hand these out to each of their families."
Christine Brasseaux,GSW


Video: "Fairy Tale and Fable" presentation

"The simply, but well-written tale conjures a thread of magic and meaning to comfort those dealin with the devastating illness..."
Ellyn Couvillion in the Baton Rouge Advocate
Speaking Engagements

NASW-LA Baton Rouge Regional Meeting

February 16, 2017
 

Sherry Smelley - 1651 Thibodeaux Ave. - Ste B - Baton Rouge LA 70806 - 225 924-7055


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