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Psychology and Psychotherapy: Research Study

Every Writer has a Story to Tell, everyone is a Writer: Three Case Histories Utilizing Creative Writing in Therapy

  • Open or CloseRiccardo Natale Caniato1* and Amy Sellers2

    1Consultant Psychiatrist, Australia

    2Clinical Psychologist, Australia

    *Corresponding author:Riccardo Natale Caniato, Consultant Psychiatrist, Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Fulham Consulting, Australia

Submission: September 02, 2019;Published: October 14, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/PPRS.2019.02.000546

ISSN: 2639-0612
Volume2 Issue4


Therapy is usually administered in a spoken format. Verbal communication forms the major basis of the psychiatric process. Creative writing however can be a valuable adjuvant to the psychotherapeutic process, allowing another avenue for analysis, re-framing and healing. Encouraging a patient to express and explore issues through their writing can in some patients prove extremely therapeutic. We present three case histories to highlight the potential role of writing in treatment and therapy..

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