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Upcoming Training: Expressive Writing/Poetry as a Counseling Tool

Writing ~ A tool for personal or professional development!


with Thomas W. Paul, MA, LMHC, DAPA, CASAC, CET II

Saturday, May 21, 2016 -- 9am – 4pm (registration begins at 8:30am)

ROC City Wellness, 1598 Penfield Road, Rochester, NY


Tom Paul Poem

Workshop Description:   This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to explore the use of a variety of forms of expressive writing and poetry to use in many different settings.   Non-clinicians will find this training supportive in discovering ways to tap into a powerful tool for personal growth.  A range of writing exercises that can be taught to various populations, including Substance Use Disorder clients, will be demonstrated.  In addition to 43 years of Mental Health and CD Counseling experience, presenter Tom Paul has been writing poetry for over 50 years.  He is a member of the National Association for Poetry Therapy, the American Academy of Poets and the Haiku Society of America.

   6 Clock Hours                    CASAC Renewal                   CPP Section 4             CPP Renewal

Testimonials from past participants:

  • Was completely enlightened and grateful for the invitation. I would and will recommend this to others.  I feel to be a better person after participating with this group. 


  • 12374880_10205054537555288_6542973318001049471_oTom Paul created a safe and supportive environment to explore ways to enter deeper into ourselves in order to better help other people. My level of confidence for creative writing has soared today – I have been longing for this confidence so that I can share this intervention with my substance abuse clients!



  • I’m so grateful and happy I came12371094_10205054539195329_3290241162290287184_o today – surrounded in a safe and inspiring environment. I’m leaving excited (and curious) to read more poetry and journal/creative expression … and continue to grow.  


  • Excellent training. Creative and informative for both professional and personal development.  Adaptable for many levels.


For additional information or for any questions, please contact:

Training Coordinator, Margi Taber at [email protected]  or 585-754-6197 or Facebook Event Page