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Elaine Brooks

Elaine Brooks is a certified applied poetry facilitator, a certified journal faciltator and a certified transitions writing specialist. She is retired as an in-patient psychiatric nurse. She is the current co-president of the International Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy, the standards-setting and credentials-granting board in the field of expressive and therapeutic writing.

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About this course

If you are a TWI or Federation trainee or credentials holder, scroll down to register under Special Pricing.

 This 6-hour CE Ethics course interprets the International Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy's Code of Ethics for those facilitating expressive and therapeutic writing groups.  Each of the six principles of the Code is explored via transcripted conversations between Kathleen Adams, LPC, creator of the Therapeutic Writing Institute, and Susan de Wardt at the completion of her credentials training program.

You may complete the course at your own pace. It is moderated by Elaine Brooks, retired psychiatric nurse and current co-president of the Federation. Once paid for, the course lives permanently in your Learning Library at Journalversity.

This is a required course for all Therapeutic Writing Institute students and must be completed within the first year of training OR before supervised facilitation begins, whichever happens first.

This course is accepted by the Federation as its required 6-hour ethics course for trainees and renewing credentials holders.

The Therapeutic Writing Institute is an approved provider of continuing education (ACEP #5782) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). This course carries 6 hours of continuing education.

Special Pricing

CLICK HERE if you are an enrolled TWI trainee for 50% off listed price ($50)

CLICK HERE if you are a CAPF, CPT or PTR trainee or renewing credentials holder with the Federation for 25% off listed price ($75)


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