Upcoming Fall Term: September 24 – November 18, 2015

All classes are delivered online, and cost $345 (special event prices are noted). CJF/CJT/CAS trainees receive the discounted price of $295. Classes eligible for CEUs offer 16 hours of continuing education for counselors upon verification of satisfactory course completion and submission of course evaluation. See below for CE details.

MORE ON CEUs: The Center for Journal Therapy is an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for programs that meet NBCC requirements. Programs for which NBCC-approved clock hours will be awarded are identified with an asterisk (*). These courses are taught by licensed or licensure-prepared mental health professionals. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. Participants are responsible for checking with their state’s licensing board for their discipline to ensure that National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) continuing education is accepted.

Classes: (* = CEUs)
* TW512 – Pennebaker Method/Intro to Research – Jean Rowe
* PA502 – Basic Facilitation Skills – Nancy Scherlong (SOLD OUT)
* TW537 – The Write Way to Wellness – Nancy Scherlong
PD590 – Women and Money – Leia Francisco
* TW5921 – Sacred Writing – A Cross-Cultural Approach – Linda Barnes
* TW596 – Writing as Mindfulness Practice – Deborah Ross (SOLD OUT)

Special Event:
* SEF15: Finding Our Heart-Soul Messages at the Intersection of Dreams & Poetry – Susan Hendricks

TW512 – Pennebaker Method/Intro to Research
Instructor – Jean Rowe
Dr. James W. Pennebaker is the preeminent researcher in the field of therapeutic writing. This class incorporates guided writes based on the Pennebaker emotional release model and also offers an introduction to the basic concepts of social science research, including how to find and describe studies to include in your presentations.
CEUs available
Required Text: Writing to Heal by James W. Pennebaker available in our bookstore.

PA502 – Basic Facilitation Skills (SOLD OUT)
Instructor – Nancy Scherlong
This course teaches basic facilitation skills, but it’s more than just skill-building. It also delves into the philosophy of facilitation, including the orientation of service, when and how a facilitator utilizes her/his own self in process work, the role of supervision and the use of the journal in self- or peer-supervision, and numerous tips of the trade. Guest appearances by Kay Adams, offering on-line facilitation skills. Limited to CJF trainees, unless prior permission of instructor is granted.
CEUs available
Required Texts: Becoming Naturally Therapeutic by Jacquelyn Small and The Gift of Therapy by Irvin Yalom, available at Amazon.com

TW537 – The Write Way to Wellness
Instructor – Nancy Scherlong
Living a balanced and healthy life begins with self-awareness and empowerment. Write Way to Wellness, based on Kay Adams’ workbook, provides a unique and foundational approach that creates the opening to this inner wisdom. Through focused journaling techniques and shared discussions, this course weaves writing, drawing and guided imagery in a fluid and engaging presentation. Together, we will explore what it means to live fully in body, mind, emotion and spirit.
CEUs available
Required Text: Write Way to Wellness: A Workbook for Healing and Change with companion CD by Kathleen Adams, available in our bookstore

PD590 – Women and Money
Instructor – Leia Francisco
Money is a highly charged topic for many women. In fact, money may be the last taboo for women’s sharing of their stories. Through specific writing strategies, participants will gain clarity about their own money history and behavior, particularly their challenges. Through reflection and writing, participants will explore how to improve and rewrite part of their own money story and how to help others to so. The class is based on a respect for every woman’s money story: her strengths, success, challenges, gaps, disappointments, and desire for having a healthy relationship with money. This class is considered a Professional Development Elective for trainees.
CEUs are NOT available
Required Text: Emotional Currency: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship with Money by Kate Levinson, PhD. Available on Amazon.com. Some supplemental material will be posted.

TW543 – Fearless Creating: Writing to Address the Stages and Anxieties of the Creative Process
Instructor – Cyncie Winter
Eric Maisel’s excellent book, Fearless Creating: A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting and Completing Your Work of Art, provides grounded tools for navigating the creative process and retaining personal sanity.  Through the writing process, we will investigate Eric’s Six Stages of the Creative Process–Wishing, Choosing, Starting, Working, Completing, and Showing—and learn how to manage the natural anxieties that accompany those stages.  How do we feed our creative desire?  Create in the midst of our busy lives and establish an ongoing creative practice?  Summon up our courage to create, despite our doubts and judgments? Join us, as we plumb the depths of Maisel’s expertise as an international creativity coach and prolific author, to encourage, enrich, and sustain creativity in our lives.
CEUs available
Required Text: Six Stages of the Creative Process–Wishing, Choosing, Starting, Working, Completing, and Showing by Eric Maisel, available at Amazon.com.

TW5921 – Sacred Writing: A Cross-Cultural Approach
Instructor – Linda Barnes
In this class, we will explore sacred poetry and writing traditions from various cultures and eras. From the Old Testament Psalms to Native American chants and African praise poems (and more), we immerse ourselves in the beauty and power of centuries of spiritual expression. This class is inclusive of all cultures, religions, and traditions. Students will have the opportunity to write their own expressions of sacred experience. No experience with poetry needed!
CEUs available
REQUIRED TEXT: Writing the Sacred, by Ray McGinnis, available at Amazon.com.

TW596 – Writing a Mindfulness Practice (SOLD OUT)
Instructor – Deborah Ross
Join us at the intersection of eastern spiritual traditions and modern neuroscience as we practice Mindfulness with our pen and journal. Mindfulness is a particular way of paying attention that invites greater well-being through grounding, centering and stabilizing. It is the superhighway to the installation of neural pathways for our well-being. If you don’t have a mindfulness practice, this course will help you develop one that uses writing as the primary modality. If you already have a mindfulness practice, this course will add dimensions and depth to your results.
CEUs available
Required Text: How to Train a Wild Elephant and Other Adventures in Mindfulness by Jan Chozen Bays, available from Amazon.com.

Special Event Class:
Finding Our Heart-Soul Messages at the Intersection of Dreams & Poetry
Instructor – Susan Hendricks
4-week Class (Oct 22 – Nov 18)
Price – $180.00
Throughout history, poets have found meaning and inspiration from their dreams. Themes, phrases, or exact words drawn directly from their sleep are found among centuries of recorded poetry. Writing from personal dreams, our appreciation for the sometimes tangled, scary or mystifying messages will deepen and expand what we may know in the deepest parts of ourselves
CEUs available
Required Text – None


CJF/CJT/CAS Students: Register Here
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