Integrating the Art of Writing into Your Clinical Practice
We all use writing as part of our clinical practice, however are we really taking advantage of the art of writing to enhance the clinical process?
Drawing from narrative and strength based clinical approaches, we will explore how you can introduce or augment the use of writing with your clients or clinical supervisees. The practice of writing can help reinforce progress and anchor reflections; stimulate creativity and expand clients’ stories.
We will examine writing practices that support your connection and rapport with clients and discuss best practice and considerations as they relate to different clinical modalities and client populations.
From the time of registration, you have six months to access the coursework.
- List five ways therapists and clinical supervisors can use writing to augment the clinical process.
- Adapt a writing ‘toolkit’, as informed by the clinician’s clinical modality and/or model, and the client’s needs and preferences.
- Explain the best practices and clinical considerations for using writing with clients.
- Create rapport and connection through writing.
Michèle Mani, M.Ed., RP, CCC
Michèle Mani, M.Ed., RP, CCC is a Registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor with over 18 years experience in the field of Employee and Family Assistance Programs (EFAP). Michèle’s key area of focus is in the delivery and supervision of asynchronous and synchronous online and virtual counseling. Employing a variety of clinical models, such as narrative, solution-focused, and CBT, her core approach draws upon counselors’ and clients’ essential strengths and capacities. Michèle co-authored the chapter: Supervising the delivery of online counseling services in an employee and family assistance program, (EFAP) setting in the book: Technology in Mental Health: Applications in practice, supervision and training (2nd ed., 2016).
1 CE hour
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Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation. The courses may include required reading. This course was recorded 05/07/21