Writing Cures


Writing Cures demonstrates the power of expressive and reflective writing in the context of therapy, whether online or text-based, enabling the practitioner to undertake writing methods with clients. It introduces the reader to therapeutic writing in a range of settings and contexts, and from a range of approaches.

Illustrated throughout from clinical experience Writing Cures will be of benefit to all counsellors and psychotherapists.

The section on the evidence base will astonish… The ‘Writing in Therapy’ section is a rich source of techniques with many examples drawn from experience. The section on ‘writing online’ includes a remarkable account of The Samaritans’ use of email befriending… the ‘reflective practice’ section reminds us that writing is not only therapeutic for clients but can be an invaluable tool… I heartily recommend this book as an accessible, wide-ranging and thought-provoking introduction for counsellors, writers, therapists and nurses. – Tony Gillam, Mental Health Practice 2005

…most interesting section of the book is dedicated to online therapy and writing. These newly emerging options for therapy are often met with client enthusiasm and clinician resistance. The ethics are well debated, and I found some of my scepticism being eroded by some impressive examples in practice. – Clare Moran, The Psychologist, 2005

Writing Cures
by Gillie Bolton
Routledge
ISBN: 1583919120

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