Writing is our cultural medium and can be used to enhance counselling and psychotherapy - just writing in itself can be therapeutic. The onset of online therapy means that increasing numbers of therapists need to know about this valuable means of communication.
Writing Cures demonstrates power of expressive and reflective writing in the context of therapy, whether online or text-based, enabling the practitioner to undertake writing methods with clients. It introduces the reader to therapeutic writing in a range of settings and contexts, and from a range of approaches. Chapters from an impressive list of
* 'Ethical and Practical Dimensions of Online Writing Cures' by Stephen Goss and Kate Anthony
* 'Writing by Patients and Therapists in Cognitive and Analytic Therapy' by Anthony Ryle
* 'Reflective and Therapeutic Writing in Counsellor Training' by Colin Feltham and Jacquie Daniels.
Illustrated throughout from clinical experience Writing Cures will be of benefit to all counsellors and
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 13 mm
'The section on the evidence base will astonish... The 'Writing in Therapy' section is a rich source of techniques with many examples drawn from experience. The section on 'writing online' includes a remarkable account of The Samaritans' use of email befriending... the 'reflective practice' section reminds us that writing is not only therapeutic for clients but can be an invaluable tool... I heartily recommend this book as an accessible, wide-ranging and thought-provoking introduction for counsellors, writers, therapists and nurses.' - Tony Gillam, Mental Health Practice 2005
'This is a timely, ambitious and stimulating book... I congratulate the editors on their achievement and am sure Writing Cures will 'entice readers back' to the value of writing in therapy and its role in the search for the self.' - Eva Burns-Lundgren, European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling
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