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 journal therapists and facilitators who are developing as thought leaders.
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.