Writing To and With Clients: Embodied Forms of Relational Responsiveness - December 1, 2017


Writing To and With Clients: Embodied Forms of Relational Responsiveness - December 1, 2017


Date: December 1, 2017
Time: Friday, 4:00pm-10:00pm

Tuition: $126.50
Early Bird: $110.00 (before 11/17/2017) - use promo code: clients

Continuing Education (CE): 5.5 contact hours

Location: Gestalt Institute of Cleveland

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Logan M. Lamprecht, PhD, PCC, NCC

This workshop will provide a detailed description of relationally-oriented letter writing with clients. You will be supported in learning about ways to facilitate client growth through between-session written letters written by the therapist. Gestalt concepts that inform this style of letter writing, including: contact processes, embodiment and attunement, and dialogic contactfulness will be discussed and experienced through creative experiments and relational engagement.

Participants will have opportunities to experiment with therapeutic letter writing and receive supportive feedback to apply it in their current practice settings, as well as in personal relationships.

Come prepared to engage with others and to have fun as you discover how  to enhance the ways you make contact with others through the art of writing.

Learning Objectives
Participants completing this workshop will be able to:

  • Discuss practice  guidelines for therapeutic writing to and with clients;
  • Explain how to write to clients in a relationally responsive manner in a therapeutic setting;
  • Practice writing to clients and/or supervisees and receive feedback to support the development of their therapeutic writing style;
  • Review current research regarding client experiences of receiving relationship-oriented letters from their therapists;
  • Practice making contact with one another through writing activities;
  • Describe the contributions of Gestalt theory and therapy regarding relationship, here-and-now orientation, and I-Thou/contacting modes for facilitating growth through written forms of dialogue/correspondence; 
  • Identify principles to support introducing letter writing into their work with clients; and
  • Recognize the ethical considerations in using therapeutic writing with clients.