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Art of Writing in Your Clinical Practice Self-Study

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, 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.

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.

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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.

This course was recorded on 5/7/21

Upon completion of this training professionals should be able to do the following:

  • 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

Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course qualifies for 1 non-contact hour.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0048. Approval renewal date: 1/31/2023 

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Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2023

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Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0128. Effective 8/31/2021 – 8/31/2024

Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0093. 7/21/2021 – 7/31/2024

Other Professionals: This activity qualifies for 60 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

This is a non-interactive, self-study course.

To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.

Online courses are completed by registering, logging in, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), completing all of the modules, completing and passing the post-test, and completing the course evaluation.

Live Webinar courses are completed by registering, logging in to this website, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), attending the full course via webinar, submitting your attendance, and completing the post-test and course evaluation online.

Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked, but not required, to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.

You can receive your certificate of completion by logging onto this website, navigating to the course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), scroll to the bottom of your course, and click on your certificate to either download it or print it.

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Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed.  There is a $25 service fee for refunds.

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This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.

Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.  The course may include required reading.

This program was recorded on March 22, 2021

You have six months to access online courses from the time of purchase.

Michele Mani

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).

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