In this era of shrinking benefits and slashed budgets, therapists must help clients find ways to become more self-reliant. Journal writing is simple, accessible, inexpensive and available to nearly anyone. Most mental health professionals agree that writing down thoughts and feelings in a notebook or on a computer screen can be a helpful adjunct to therapy. Many advocate that their clients keep journals during treatment. However, very few clinicians have learned the tools, techniques and strategies that will transform the everyday diary into a powerful therapeutic tool.
In this course, one of the pioneers of the therapeutic writing movement offers the theory and practice of journal therapy through lecture, discussion, case study and experiential learning. Participants will find these methodologies easy, enjoyable, effective and immediately useful.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Learn 14 writing techniques to match with specific therapeutic outcomes for clients with mood disorders, traumatic stress, low literacy and more
- Learn how to practice and apply journal therapy interventions to a variety of clinical populations
- Learn leading theories and latest scientific studies in the field of clinical journal therapy
- Discover how to maximize successful outcomes with clients
- Discover 14 writing techniques to match with specific therapeutic outcomes
- Discuss how to use the "journal ladder"
- Practice and apply journal therapy interventions to a variety of clinical populations
- Discover how landmark research design correlates emotional release writing with healing
- Identify how to maximize successful outcomes with clients
- Identify how to troubleshoot seven common concerns
- Explore five predictors of success in journal therapy
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
KATHLEEN ADAMS, LPC, RPT, is one of the most prominent and established voices in the field of therapeutic writing. She is an author, psychotherapist and Registered Poetry/Journal Therapist (RPT) whose gift and life mission is sharing the power of writing with all who desire self-directed change. Ms. Adams is the author of six books on the power of writing, including the best-selling Journal to the Self, a classic in its 12th printing with Warner Books. In 1985, she founded and continues to direct the Center for Journal Therapy in Denver, an international training and consulting company. As the voice of journal therapy for over 20 years, her work has been featured in publications such as Newsweek, Alternative Medicine, Natural Health and Counseling & Human Development. Advocates of her work include Andrew Weil, M.D. and James Pennebaker, Ph.D. Ms. Adams is on the faculty of the University of Denver, teaching the graduate curriculum Writing & Healing that she co-designed. A past president of the National Association for Poetry [Journal] Therapy, Ms. Adams holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from Colorado State University and a Masterīs in psychology and counseling from Boulder Graduate School, Boulder, Colorado.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"I recommend journaling as an integral part of the healing process. Kathleen Adamsī exploration of the connection between writing and wellness is a
valuable tool for patients and practitioners alike." - Dr. Andrew Weil, Director, Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona
"The work of Kathleen Adams melds clinical wisdom and cutting edge research. I strongly recommend it." - James Pennebaker, Ph.D., research psychologist, University of Texas at Austin
"The burgeoning field of journal therapy is fortunate to have the commitment and steady vision of Kathleen Adams. She offers the journal as a
powerful and sophisticated tool." - Tristine Rainer, author, The New Diary and Your Life as Story
"Your presentations are inspirational, moving, dynamic. You exhibit all the qualities of a true and gifted teacher." - Jean Jameson, LPC, Boulder, CO
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Social Workers
- Case Managers
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- School Guidance Counselors
- Addiction Counselors
- Art Therapists
- Group Therapists
- Cognitive/Behavioral Therapists
- Hospice Counselors
- Psychiatric Nurses
- Registered Nurses
- Journal Writers
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Seminar Check-in 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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