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Journaling II: Directed Exercises in Journaling

Lisa M. Schab, MSW, LCSW

CE Credit: 4 Hours

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Marriage & Family Therapy CE | Nutrition & Dietetics CE

Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Journaling II: Directed Exercises in Journaling is a 4-hour online continuing education (CE) course that provides the foundation for journal-writing techniques, including exercises you can use with clients.

This course is designed for the practitioner who would like to use journal-writing exercises with clients as an adjunct to traditional psychotherapy, and would like some topic ideas to suggest, rather than limiting writing only to the technique of “freewriting.” It is suggested, although not mandatory, that the practitioner has already completed the course #20-13, “Writing It Out: Journaling as an Adjunct to Therapy.” That course lays the basic foundation for understanding the benefits of journaling and how it can best be used with clients. It also teaches a number of basic writing techniques. Journaling II presents a brief overview of “freewriting,” as well as 36 directed exercises divided into three phases. It also offers interpretive questions coordinating with each exercise and an explanation of the use of a behavior log as a journaling exercise.

Closeout Course #40-03 | 2005 | 41 pages | 20 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. Distinguish between freewriting and directed journaling exercises
2. Select six exercises that can be used with clients as tools for self-awareness and self-exploration
3. Describe a clinical situation for which a Phase 1, 2, and 3 exercise would be appropriate
4. List the three basic rules for keeping a behavior log
5. Identify five questions that can help clients learn more from what they have written
CE INFORMATION

NBCC ACEP Approved Provider

Professional Development Resources (PDR) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5590. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. PDR is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Professional Development Resources is also approved as a provider of online (home study) continuing education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (#50-1635); 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-0135); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (#RCST100501); and the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists (#193).


COURSE DIRECTIONS

This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. The course is text-based (reading) and the CE test is open-book (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of this course involves passing an online test (80% required, 3 chances to take) and we ask that you also complete a brief course evaluation. Click here to learn more.

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About the Author(s)

Lisa M. Schab, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in the greater Chicago area. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in interpersonal communication from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in clinical social work from Loyola University.  Ms. Schab is the author of fourteen self-help books including Writing it Out: Self Awareness and Self-Help through Journaling; The Anxiety Workbook for Teens; Beyond the Blues; The Divorce Workbook for Children; Cool, Calm, and Confident; The Bulimia Workbook for Teens; and The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens. She is available for speaking and consultation on a limited basis. For more information, visit: http://lisamschabooks.com

 

Disclosure:

Financial: Ms. Schab receives royalties from New Harbinger Books and Guidance Group Books on sales of her books and from Professional Development Resources, Inc. on sales of her courses.

 

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.


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