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Earn 8 hours of free CEUs!


 Do you like to write?

Are you interested in journaling?


If you are…

  • A licensed therapist (LMFT, LCSW, or LPCC)?

  • Interested in using journaling in a clinical setting?

  • Willing to participate in a supervised doctoral study?

You are invited to register for a unique, fun and innovative new course!

Writing from the Insight Out:
 A Clinician’s Step-by-Step Guide to Therapeutic Journaling

About the Instructor

Instructor:  Susan Borkin is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Cupertino, California. Since 1978 she has specialized in the use of journal writing in therapy.

She is the author of three books on journaling, including her most recent book:  The Healing Power of Writing: A Therapist’s Guide to Using Journaling with Clients (W. W. Norton, 2014).

Susan Borkin is approved by the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, & LPCCs (Provider #000159)

Course meets the qualifications for 8 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s. LCSWs, LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

Interested? Contact Susan Borkin at (408) 973-7877 or for more information


Questions & Answers About the Course 

Q: “Are you saying I can take this course and get 8 units of continuing education toward my license renewal without paying? What’s the catch?”

A: There is no catch. Like any other continuing education course, you must participate in and complete a clearly defined course of study.

Q: “What is the course of study? What exactly does the course include?”

A: There are four modules to the course. The first module is the Introduction, which explains the organization of the course, defines terms, introduces two journaling building blocks, and biographical statements.

The second module is Inauguration, which introduces eight additional journaling methods such as Dialogues, List-making, and PenVisoning.  

The third module is Implementation, which pairs journaling methods with particular diagnoses.

The fourth module is Integration, which covers journaling best practices in a clinical setting, treatment planning, and ongoing use.

Q: “Is this course in-person or on-line?”

A: The course is entirely on-line, which means you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home or office to participate.

Q: “I’m not exactly tech-savvy. I’m a little nervous about taking an on-line course. Can you explain how that works?”

A: Yes. Basically, you go to a designated website, follow the prompts and click on a link. It’s pretty straightforward. If you have any trouble at all, we have excellent tech support.