ERIC Number: EJ837617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Letters from the Future: The Use of Therapeutic Letter Writing in Counseling Sexual Abuse Survivors
Kress, Victoria E.; Hoffman, Rachel; Thomas, Amanda M.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v3 n2 p105-118 Jul 2008
In the context of counseling sexual abuse survivors, the creative counseling technique of having clients write letters--to themselves or others--from a future context is described. A theoretical framework for writing letters to oneself from the future is presented. Specific types of letters from the future are explained, and case examples and applications are provided.
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Letters (Correspondence), Sexual Abuse, Intervention, Futures (of Society), Writing (Composition)
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