DescriptionHow to Effectively Use Expressive Writing in Clinical Practice
In this succinct, accessible, and informative course, Jamie Pennebaker teaches you how to successfully make use of expressive writing in the context of clinical practice and highlights the power of incorporating expressive writing into your personal life as well.
This course is appropriate for mental health professionals of all levels of professional experience. Expressive Writing in Clinical Practice also provides two hours of credit toward the continuing education tools & techniques requirement for Licensed Psychologists in Texas.
- Name three specific therapeutic benefits of Expressive Writing demonstrated by research
- Identify three limitations of, or contraindications against, the use of Expressive Writing
- Recognize the key elements in Dr. Pennebaker’s empirically developed standardized instructions for Expressive Writingm
- Identify the best time and pace for Expressive Writing for you and your clients
- Apply the Expressive Writing method to your clinical setting
Expressive Writing in Clinical Practice is also part of the Clinical Leadership Program (8 CEs).
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Primary Course Leader(s)
TPCE Director & Instructor
Dr. Bradbury started her career in psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her undergraduate studies in 1992. She went on to obtain her M.S. and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. She served as an intern and postdoctoral fellow at the Emory University School of Medicine for two years. Dr. Bradbury was awarded the Lizette Peterson-Homer Memorial Award for Injury Prevention Research from the American Psychological Association in the award’s inaugural year.
Dr. Pennebaker is the Regents Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts and Professor of Psychology. He and his students are exploring natural language use, group dynamics, and personality in both laboratory and real-world settings. His earlier work on expressive writing found that physical health and work performance can improve by simple writing and/or talking exercises. His cross-disciplinary research is related to linguistics, clinical and cognitive psychology, communications, medicine, and computer science. Author or editor of 12 books and over 300 articles, Pennebaker has received numerous research and teaching awards and honors.