Upcoming Spring 2013 Term: April 4 – May 29, 2013

The Center for Journal Therapy is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP TM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
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All courses carry 16 hours of NBCC-approved continuing education, EXCEPT for the 4-week Special Event: Writing Through Transitions class which carries 8 hours of NBCC-approved continuing education.
Classes limited to 12

TW522 – Writing and Healing CLOSED

TW573 – Writing Through Grief: Another Country CLOSED

TW574 – Working with Trauma through Writing CLOSED

TW550 – Introduction to Poetry Therapy CLOSED

PD552 – Vision and Manifestation CLOSED

PA501 – Psychology of Differences CLOSED

SPECIAL EVENT – Writing Through Transitions (4 Weeks ONLY. Starts May 2) CLOSED

    COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

TW522 – Writing and Healing CLOSED
Instructor: Rae Hight
A fascinating and inspiring approach to journaling and creative writing for healing. We will be using Writing as a Way of Healing, a literature professor’s scholarly exploration of the personal healing work of famous diarists and novelists, as the foundation for exploration of your own creative and personal process. Students will have the opportunity to practice other creative expressions, such as collage and art work, as prompts for writing. We will begin the course with guidelines for safe writing, including breath work, and establish a process journal that will be used during the course and may be continued with future/ongoing creative work.
Required Text:Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives, by Louise DeSalvo available at Amazon.com HERE

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TW573 – Writing Through Grief: Another Country CLOSED
Instructor: Jean Rowe
Experiencing grief can feel like we are traveling in a foreign land. We are in a different zone; the food tastes different; our sleep clock is off. We don’t feel like ourselves. The faces of grief are strange but familiar. Losses we grieve can be literal or symbolic. Join us on a journey to explore what we know, what we think we know and what we can learn about, with, and through grief. NOTE: If you have experienced a significant loss in the last three months, we gently ask that you not register for this class at this time.
Required Text: Conquering the Mysteries and Lies of Grief by Sherry Russell (either edition). Both editions available at Amazon.com new and used HERE

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TW574 – Working with Trauma Through Writing CLOSED
Instructor: Sherry Reiter
This course, targeted to therapists and therapeutic writing facilitators/students, illustrates the use of writing in response to trauma. It includes the basic concepts of transformative writing as applied to trauma survivors and includes actual case studies and writing of clients as they write their ways through specific life-changing events, such as war, addiction, sexual abuse, health crisis, grief, and more. Through multimodal means (regular TWI format plus live/recorded audio interviews with authors featured in the text) we explore the narrative, the creative expression, and aspects of the healing process, and we examine specific techniques of guided facilitation and form. This course is for therapists and therapeutic writing practitioners/students
Required Text: Writing Away the Demons: Stories of Creative Coping Through Transformative Writing by Sherry Reiter. Available at Amazon.com HERE

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TW550 – Introduction to Poetry Therapy CLOSED
Instructor: Susan de Wardt
This course explores the many ways that the interactive use of poetry can help navigate the human journey. Students will learn the leading theoretical model of poetry therapy to address universal life experiences, assess poems for use in personal growth contexts, participate in self-reflective writing experiences, and engage in classroom discussions designed to stimulate a deeper look at one’s own writing process.
Required Texts (there are TWO): Biblio/Poetry Therapy: The Interactive Process: A Handbook, 3rd Ed., by Arleen Hynes & Mary Hynes-Berry, North Star Press, 2012. Must use 3rd ed. Available from Amazon.com HERE and The Healing Fountain, Jan 1, 2003 edition, available from Amazon.com HERE

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PD552 – Vision and Manifestation CLOSED
Instructor: Kay Adams
In this lively course you’ll learn the essential concepts and steps to create what you want out of the power of your conscious choice, using practical laws of applied physics. You’ll learn the four fundamental choices that successful manifestors make, the power of “create and adjust,” and a simple guided imagery technique that moves your vision into actualization. You’ll practice all of it and more through the manifestation of your course-long practice vision.
Required Text:The Path of Least Resistance, by Robert Fritz. New York: Fawcett Books, 1984, 1989.7. Available at Amazon.com HERE

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PA501 -Psychology of Differences CLOSED
Instructor: Rae Hight
This survey course on contemporary issues in mental health is designed to raise awareness about the prevailing causes, responses and treatment of mood disorders, traumatic stress responses, disorders of childhood/adolescence/the elderly, dysfunctional family of origin issues, sexual identity, etc. Required for CJF unless transferred or waived.
Required Text: None. Internet reading only.

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SPECIAL EVENT – Writing Through Transitions CLOSED
Instructor: Leia Francisco
This is a facilitator’s, coach’s or therapist’s dream class! At the end of this course, you will have a complete facilitation plan, tips and strategies for conducting your own transitions writing workshop. Given the complex and rapid nature of change today, you need powerful tools to help your clients manage major transitions. You will study the stages of psychological transitions and how each stage can add to self-discovery. You will also use specific writing tools for navigating change and exploring the creative potential of transitions.
Required Text:Writing Through Transitions, by Leia Francisco. Available through the author’s website, HERE