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ERIC Number: EJ822280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0828-3893
Innovating a Writing Group for Female Cancer Patients: A Counselling Field Description
Larsen, Denise J.; Cumming, C.; Hundleby, M.; Kuiken, D.
Canadian Journal of Counselling, v37 n4 p279-294 2003
The effects of a cancer diagnosis can be devastating and far-reaching. Expressive-supportive group therapy has proven useful for treating patients struggling with many of these effects. In addition, individual therapeutic writing methods have shown benefit for many individuals addressing a variety of difficult life circumstances including cancer. In this article, we describe specific techniques and processes of an innovative expressive journaling group for cancer patients offered at a comprehensive cancer centre in western Canada. Further, we discuss existential and constructivist connections to our clients' experiences and our work. In addition, we note specific practice considerations and references. Finally, implications for research into journal writing groups are provided.
Canadian Counselling Association. 116 Albert Street Suite 702, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G3, Canada. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada