About the Therapeutic Writing Institute

The Therapeutic Writing Institute (TWI) is the professional training division of the Center for Journal Therapy, Inc.

TWI was created by Kathleen (Kay) Adams in 2008 as a comprehensive, turn-key distance-learning training institute for facilitators of therapeutic writing. After a rigorous course of study that interweaves core theory, professional development and supervised practice, trainees complete a capstone project and apply for credentials as a Certified Journal Facilitator (or, for licensed psychotherapists, Certified Journal Therapist).

Three 8-week terms (fall, winter, spring) and two 4-week terms (summer) each offer an expansive variety of classes, taught by a combination of core and adjunct faculty.

All courses are offered on-line in a learning platform that is easy to learn and master. Unlike training programs structured for guided independent study, the Therapeutic Writing Institute is a curriculum-based program with actual classes held in asynchronous (24/7) time, with textbooks, expert instructors, class discussions, homework, and the opportunity for both didactic learning and experiential process.