Date & Time: October 20, 2020 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Virtual

This workshop features an overview of activities in expressive and transactional writing, as well as story-telling, legacy and affirmative and poetic writing.

2 Live CE’s for social workers, psychologists, CASAC (pending), LMFT, LMHC, LCAT


Join us for this two-hour interactive didactic and experiential workshop where we will examine the latest research in the essentials of writing for health improvements based on the groundbreaking work of social scientist James Pennebaker and wellness coach and master teacher John Evans. This workshop features an overview of activities in expressive and transactional writing, as well as story-telling, legacy and affirmative and poetic writing. A longer workshop is available wherein participants can fully experience each of the different approaches.

This workshop equips participants with a beginning knowledge of the uses of expressive writing with various clinical populations and its application to a variety of physical and emotionally based health concerns. Writing is most effectively used as part of an overall treatment plan. This workshop is an introduction only and does not substitute for more in-depth training in the field.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • identify the essential elements of Pennebaker’s 4 day writing experiment
  • to differentiate optimal conditions for writing as well as compare the impact of writing versus talking


  • Registration fee: $70.00
  • Alumni, Adjuncts, Field Instructors Rate: $50
  • Student Rate: $25

Faculty Bio

Nancy S. Scherlong, LCSW-R, PTR, CJT, M-S is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of NY and CT. She is also a Registered Poetry/Biblio Therapist, Certified Journal Therapist and an approved trainer in both methods. She is the current co-president for the International Federation of Biblio-Poetry Therapy (IFBPT), one of the six expressive arts credentialing organizations. Nancy is a writer and an integrative psychotherapist specializing in stress management, trauma and addiction and has worked in the field of therapeutic writing for over 25 years. She provides workshops as well as distance coaching, consultation and training services. An Adelphi alum (1997) and adjunct faculty since 2008, she also provides online campus advising for Columbia University and is a member of core faculty of the Therapeutic Writing Institute and on the training staff of Kint Institute. For more about her work please visit Change Your Narrative, LCSW PLLC at

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

See full credentialing information and CEUs

New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

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The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy.

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

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