The popularity and awareness of journal writing as a therapeutic tool has never been higher. Nearly every self-help author, health and wellness program, recovery method, spiritual practice and management expert recommends journal writing as a primary path to self-understanding. Increasing numbers of therapists encourage clients to write journals as an adjunctive treatment tool.
Yet, in the words of one client, “A new pen and notebook do not a journal make.”
Training as a Certified Journal Therapist (CJT) puts you on the cutting edge of this trend. There are opportunities in every community to lead therapeutic writing groups – in agencies, hospitals, private practices, clinics, employee assistance programs — the possibilities are rich.
You’ll learn to responsibly and ethically facilitate therapeutic writing groups in your own community. The CJT is a comprehensive program of core theory, professional development, and supervised practice, taught in 8-week quarters. All learning takes place online, in an asynchronous (24/7) learning platform. You’ll study with a community of caring, supportive peers where everyone is both teacher and student.
If you want to make a meaningful contribution to the world around you, the practical, visionary CJT program may be exactly what you’re seeking. It’s a perfect program for those who want to supplement income, create a retirement or replacement career, or add another skill set to an already established coaching, spiritual direction or wellness practice.
See the complete CJT training requirements as a PDFdownload here.
1. Download and complete the CJT Application. Return it to us by email.
2. Call and schedule a phone interview with Kay Adams. Bring your questions!
3. Letters of reference, transcripts, etc. can wait until after the phone interview, when notification on acceptance is given.
Are you a licensed psychotherapist?
If you want structured learning but do not desire an additional credential, consider the Certificate of Advanced Study in Therapeutic Writing.