Writing is no stranger to therapy. Now, new research suggests expressive writing may also offer physical benefits to people battling terminal or life-threatening diseases. Studies by those in the forefront of this research suggest that writing about emotions and stress can boost immune functioning in patients with such illnesses as HIV/AIDS, asthma and arthritis.
In this dynamic, experiential and reflective writing-based course, students explore the history, use, and benefits of expressive writing. Healthcare workers and patient care providers learn techniques to assist patients and clients in reducing stress through written self-exploration exercises.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15531, for 10 contact hours.
This course also meets the qualifications for 10 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Brandman University is provider #PCE 1821.