The use of creative writing as a route to personal development is a powerful therapeutic tool – a fact that is recognized in the growing numbers of workshops and writing groups within professional contexts, including clinical, health and criminal justice settings.

Writing Works is a guide for writers or therapists working with groups or individuals and is full of practical advice on everything from the equipment needed to run a session to ideas for themes, all backed up by the theory that underpins the methods explained. Experienced practitioners in the field contribute detailed illuminating accounts of organizing writing workshops for a wide range of different clients, together with examples of their outcomes.

This book will be an invaluable start-up reference for arts therapists and professionals working across the health, social care and caring professions, and one that will be referred to again and again.

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3 thoughts on “Writing Works: A Resource Handbook for Therapeutic Writing Workshops and Activities (Writing for Therapy or Personal Development)

  1. An excellent resource! I am a student of social work, just beginning a therapeutic creative writing group in the community where I live (for adults with mental illness). This book has provided me with a solid foundation for starting this group. It is filled with practical advice and tips, and dozens of wonderful ideas for writing exercises. The many contributors to this volume have varied professional backgrounds in therapy, poetry, creative writing, and teaching, which adds to the richness and wisdom contained in…

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