Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 77–86 | Cite as

The Structured Journal Therapy Assessment: A Report on 50 Cases

  • Kathleen Adams


This article reports on 50 structured journal therapy assessments (clinical interview and self-report questionnaire methods) conducted at an inpatient facility specializing in the treatment of dissociative disorders. Areas investigated included background with journal writing trauma associated with journal writing current use/therapeutic application of the journal, obstacles to effective use of the journal, interests and goals for journal therapy, and present relationship with the journal. Based on the results of the assessments, a workbook was developed. Implications for practice and further research conclude the report.


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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathleen Adams
    • 1
  1. 1.The Center for Journal TherapyArvadaUSA

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