Expressive and therapeutic journal writing for healing, growth and change


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JOURNAL THERAPY: Writing for Healing and Change - 9 CE hours

$249 - $100 OFF! REGISTER NOW FOR ONLY $149

Evergreen: Start when you wish, work at your own pace, Strongly recommended you complete 9 hours within 3 weeks.

If you are like many therapists, you encourage your clients to write journals. And sometimes they even agree to.

But then what?

Most mental health professionals concur that writing down thoughts and feelings in a notebook or on a computer screen can be a helpful adjunct to therapy. Many advocate that their clients keep journals during treatment. Yet few clinicians have learned the tools, techniques and strategies that will transform the everyday diary into a powerful therapeutic tool.

In this dynamic course, a pioneer of the therapeutic writing movement offers a concise review of the theory and evidence-based research and lasers in on best-practice methods and techniques that will transform your client’s journals of struggle and pain into powerful and effective therapeutic tools. Easy, enjoyable, effective and immediately useful!

The Center for Journal Therapy is an approved provider of continuing education (ACEP #5782) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Instructor: Kathleen Adams, LPC, PTR

Image used with permission from a Journal to the Self course participant, 2017

Image used with permission from a Journal to the Self course participant, 2017



A life change is at your fingertips!

Journal writing is all over the news as a holistic, non-medicated route to personal growth, creative expression and life management. And it's fun and easy! It doesn't matter if you're a brand-new journal or have been doing it for years--there's something for everyone here. We'll start with the basics, then jump right into a series of 18 different journal techniques--ways to write that bring insight, variety and results to your writing. Discussions bring rich engagement with fellow writers and your expert guide, a certified Journal to the Self instructor. Write on!

Certified Instructor: TBA

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$29 - yours FREE! Coupon pre-applied — just click below to register at no cost.

Evergreen: Start when you wish, work at your own pace. Delivered in 7 daily lessons.

Does your journal need a jump start? Take heart! In this free course you'll be offered seven lessons containing a total of 68 writing prompts to take you inside, outside, through silence, into authentic expression, and much more! No experience needed-- just a pen(cil) and notebook, or keyboard and screen. And if you’re an experienced journal writer, you’ll likely enjoy the back-to-the-basics review with some new material on silence in the journal and a closer look at the reflection write. Includes a PDF of written text.

Instructor: Kathleen Adams, LPC, PTR

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Continuing education for therapists on the use of life-based writing as a tool in clinical practice. Start with the basic Journal Therapy course and expand into specialized classes taught by licensed clinicians. The Center for Journal Therapy is approved as a provider of continuing education by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) (ACEP #5782). Some courses are also approved by the National Board of Social Workers.

Journal Therapy
Continuing Education


Journal to
the Self

The workshop that started a movement!

In 1985 Kay Adams first taught this course (then called Write On!) to six friends who sat on her living room floor. Over the past three decades more than 1000 certified instructors have taught hundreds of thousands of people this fun, deep, practical methodology for writing a journal for personal growth, life management and creative expression. Now available in a lively 6-week on-line format! You’ll learn the hows and whys of journal keeping (hint: no wrong, just write!) and 18 different writing techniques that will allow you to choose just the right write for a pesky problem, elusive solution or creative expression.


Therapists: When you complete the Journal Therapy continuing education course, why not suggest to appropriate clients that they take the client-companion course, Journal to the Self? The shared language of journal writing is invaluable in the therapeutic relationship. —Kay Adams


Writing for
Personal Growth

Whether you’re new to journaling or a seasoned lifetime writer—
this section is sure to delight you. See what’s new!


Pen Pals Program

Journalversity’s Pen Pals program offers big benefits for one low annual membership subscription! When you’re a Pen Pal, you’ll receive:

  • 10% or more discounts on all courses

  • Unlimited $29 courses for FREE!

  • Opportunity to help us launch new classes by pilot-testing the course for 50% or more discount

  • Special benefits, rewards, bonuses and discounts throughout the year

Starting in January, the Pen Pals program will cost $77/year. Until December 31, 2018 you can register for a full year for only $47—a 39% discount!

JOURNALVERSE MEMBERS: You have a complimentary Pen Pals membership until December 31. However, you can lock in this special rate now for the 2019 calendar year by clicking HERE.


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Women’s Writing Retreat with ~ Kay Adams

~ Feb 3-8 ~ ~AJIJIC, MEX ~

Ajijic is 30 minutes from Guadalajara’s international airport. Your transport from/to airport is arranged for you. Ajijic has the world’s second-best climate, according to National Geographic. A safe and vibrant retirement community popular with Americans and Europeans, Ajijic is winter’s perfect remedy.

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