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Psychiatrist , writer

Joanne D. Denko, American psychiatrist, writer. Achievements include naming sexual deviance klismaphilia; research in special problems of adults of high intelligence, educating gifted girls, teenage alcoholism, mental illness in pre-literate peoples, psychiatric aspects of lupus, antisocial personality disorder, adolescent alcoholism.

Background

Denko, Joanne D. was born on March 29, 1927 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. Daughter of John S. and Marian Mildred (Boers) Decker.

Education

Bachelor summa cum laude, Hope College, 1947; Doctor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1951; Master of Science in Psychiatry, University of Michigan, 1963.

Career

Private practice, Columbus, Ohio, 1961—1968. Staff psychiatrist Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, 1968—1997, Cleveland Clinic Health Systems, 1997—2003, Lutheran Hospital, Cleveland, 1998—2002. Private practice Rocky River, 1968—2003.

Consultant Juvenile Diagnostic Center, Columbus, 1967—1968, Veterans Administration Hospital, Cleveland, 1968—1972, Community Mental Health Centers, Greater Cleveland, 1974—1980. Clinical instructor Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1981—1983. Adjunct professor Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, since 2001.

Achievements

  • Achievements include naming sexual deviance klismaphilia. Research in special problems of adults of high intelligence, educating gifted girls, teenage alcoholism, mental illness in pre-literate peoples, psychiatric aspects of lupus, antisocial personality disorder, adolescent alcoholism.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Psychiatric Aspects of Idiopathic Hypoparathyroidism, 1963, Through the Keyhole at Gifted Men and Women: A Study of 159 Members of the Mensa Society, 1977. Author: (pen name Victoria C.G. Greenleaf) A Handful of Ashes: One Mother's Tragedy (Bay Area Indiana Publications Association Best Psychology, Family Case Study Book, 2002, Foreword Magazine Finalist, Parenting, 2001), Into a Mirror and Through a Lens: Forty Poems on the Mother/Child Relationship from Conception to Marriage (Bay Area Indiana Public Association Best Poetry/Parenting Book, 2004), Interlink: And Other Nature, Humankind Poems (Bay Area Indiana Public Association Best Poetry Book, 2006), Fighting the Good Fight: One Family's Struggle against Adolescent Alcoholism (Bay Area Indiana Public Association Best Family Psychology Book, 2003, Foreword Magazine Finalist, Book of Year, 2003), Envy: A Survey of Its Psychology and History (Bay Area Indiana Public Association Best Psychology Book, 2010, Finalist The Cleveland Lit Best Nonfiction Book, 2010). Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Saints Peter & Paul Russia Orthodox Church. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science (reviewer children's books), Cleveland Astronomical Society (board directors 1984-1986, 96-98), Mensa (Cleveland area branch president 1986-1987), Great Books Discussion Group (Rocky River, chairman 1985-1992, 94—, leader), Kiwanis International.

Connections

Married Charles Wasil Denko, June 17, 1950. Children: Christopher Charles, Nicholas Charles, Timothey Charles.

father:
John S. Decker

mother:
Marian Mildred (Boers) Decker

spouse:
Charles Wasil Denko

children:
Christopher Charles Denko

Timothey Charles Denko

Nicholas Charles Denko