Boulder Psychotherapy Institute

Advanced Training in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP) — since 1989

An Experiential Psychodynamic Gestalt Approach   •   Boulder, Colorado

Therapeutic Journal Writing & Existential Therapy: An Intimate Relationship

Kate Thompson, M.A.


The Workshop: Classic journal writing techniques provide opportunities for client work, self-supervision and existential practice. Journal writing offers opportunities to extend the therapeutic experience beyond the face-to-face encounter and to provide clients with a self-sustaining method of support after the contract has ended.

In addition journal writing offers the practitioner techniques for self-supervison and reflective practice.

Participants will have the opportunity to experience for themselves this kind of reflective process in the moment. There will be some opportunities (but no obligation) to read aloud what is written during the day.

When: March 24, 2012

Where: Boulder Psychotherapy Institute
1140 Lehigh St. Boulder, CO 80305

Time: 10 am- 5:30 pm (with lunch break)

Discount: 10% ($135) if you register by March 17

Kate Thompson is a registered existential psychotherapist providing therapy, consultation and training in journal therapy both face-to-face and online. She is a core faculty member of the Center for Journal Therapy and the Therapeutic Writing Institute. Her first degree was in English Literature at the University of Cambridge (UK) followed by training in counseling and psychotherapy.

Journal therapy brings together her passions for literature and therapy. Kate's publications include Therapeutic Journal Writing: An Introduction for Professionals and (co-edited with Gillie Bolton and Victoria Field) Writing Works: A Resource Handbook for Therapeutic Writing Workshops and Activities, and Writing Routes: A Resource Handbook of Therapeutic Writing.

She has taught and practiced therapeutic journal writing in the UK and the US.

Register early to reserve a space!

1140 Lehigh Street, Boulder, Colorado 80305  •  303-249-8840

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