The use of creative writing as a route to personal development is a powerful therapeutic tool - a fact that is recognized in the growing numbers of workshops and writing groups within professional contexts, including clinical, health and criminal justice settings.Writing Works is a guide for writers or therapists working with groups or individuals and is full of practical advice on everything from...
Series: Writing for Therapy or Personal Development
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers; 1 edition (August 15, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 243300
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I am a student of social work, just beginning a therapeutic creative writing group in the community where I live (for adults with mental illness). This book has provided me with a solid foundation for starting this group. It is filled with practica...
ent needed to run a session to ideas for themes, all backed up by the theory that underpins the methods explained. Experienced practitioners in the field contribute detailed illuminating accounts of organizing writing workshops for a wide range of different clients, together with examples of their outcomes.This book will be an invaluable start-up reference for arts therapists and professionals working across the health, social care and caring professions, and one that will be referred to again and again.