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Expressive Writing in Clinical Practice (Dr. Jamie Pennebaker) is a Course

Expressive Writing in Clinical Practice (Dr. Jamie Pennebaker)

Time limit: 365 days
2.0 credits

$36 Enroll

Full course description

"Thoroughly enjoyable and informative!” - Carolyn M. Bates

"I have read books and articles on this topic, as most of us have. This was a delightful course. I really enjoyed the discussion between Dr. Pennebaker and Dr. Bradbury.” - Anne Anderson, M.A. LSSP, TSBEP


Course Description: (2 Hours) 

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 psychologists and other 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.


Learning Objectives: 

  1. Name three specific therapeutic benefits of Expressive Writing demonstrated by research
  2. Identify three limitations of, or contraindications against, the use of Expressive Writing
  3. Recognize the key elements in Dr. Pennebaker’s empirically developed standardized instructions for Expressive Writing
  4. Identify the best time and pace for Expressive Writing for you and your clients

Discounts: 

We offer a 25% discount on all of our offerings for first responders, active military/veterans, nonprofit and government employees, educators, and UT staff and alumni. 

Upon registering, please enter the appropriate promotional code to receive the discounted rate: 

  • First Responders: TPCE_FR
  • Military/Veterans: TPCE_MILITARY
  • Nonprofit Employees: TPCE_NONPROFIT
  • Government Employees: TPCE_GOVERNMENT
  • Educators: TPCE_EDUCATORS
  • UT Staff: TPCE_UT_STAFF
  • UT Alumni: TPCE_UT_ALUMNI

Course Instructor:

Dr. James W. 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. Click here to learn more about Dr. Pennebaker.


Continuing Education Credits:

Psychologists: Texas Psychology Continuing Education (TPCE) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists in the United States and Canada. TPCE maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Completion of the course(s) with a post-test score of 75% or better is required to receive continuing education credit; there is no partial credit. 

Counselors: APA-approved courses, including those offered by TPCE, are approved for some or all of your continuing education requirements if you are licensed in Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, or Wisconsin. If you are licensed in a state not listed above, please check with your state’s licensing board for specific requirements. Completion of the course(s) with a post-test score of 75% or better (70% or better for one-hour courses) is required to receive continuing education credit; there is no partial credit.

Other Professions: This activity qualifies for the specified number of hours of instructional content as required by many licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your board or organization for specific requirements. Completion of the course(s) with a post-test score of 75% or better is required to receive continuing education credit; there is no partial credit.