This chapter examines the premise behind and practices of reading and writing in counseling. Suggested methods for using these two traditions are highlighted. Although what is being done in the domain of the written word in counseling is being verified, systematically making the written arts more uniform in therapeutic practice is an area only now being addressed.
Examine the premise behind and practices of reading and writing in counseling
Understand how to apply key concepts of bibliotherapy and scriptotherapy in counseling
Investigate how counselors can use writing practices, such as prosaic, poetic, journaling, and autobiographies, in counseling
Explore methods for using the written arts with special populations