Author Archives: Carol Ross

About Carol Ross

Interested in therapeutic writing.

Writing Skills Workshop

Writing Skills Workshop This long post is primarily intended as background reading for staff of Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) attending a writing skills workshop on 8th May 2017. However, almost all of the content in the post should … Continue reading

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This is a link to the article I had accepted by Mental Health Practice: Final Version. For copyright reasons I cannot share the actual version as published by the journal but this is the final version I had accepted by … Continue reading

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Article in Mental Health Practice

I had a pleasant surprise at work yesterday when I opened a big brown envelope and found the April issue of Mental Health Practice inside, because the front cover has the words “Therapeutic Writing” emblazoned across it and, on pages … Continue reading

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Expressive Writing: Counseling and Healthcare [book]

The latest in a series of books on expressive writing has recently been published and I’m delighted to say that it contains a chapter from me. The publisher is R&L Education, and the book editors are Kathleen Adams (who is … Continue reading

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Writing projects update

At last I can tell you a bit more about one of my writing projects. The chapter I was commissioned to write last year was for an American book on expressive writing in counseling and healthcare edited by Kathleen Adams … Continue reading

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One hour creative therapeutic writing workshop

This post is based on a handout I produced for a one-hour workshop for Adult Learner’s Week: Workshop exercise 1: Freewriting Freewriting means writing for a timed period without stopping to think, punctuate or correct your writing in any way. … Continue reading

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10-week plan for a ward writing group

A few weeks ago I decided to create a rolling 10-week plan for my writing groups. As this is working pretty well so far, I thought I would share it with you. Link to plan: Ten week plan for ward … Continue reading

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North Country Bus

Rosie the 1946 Leyland Tiger visited Carleton Clinic recently for Dementia Awareness Week and inspired my next couple of writing groups. This lovely north country bus parked up outside the Ruskin Unit at Carleton Clinic as part of a Dementia … Continue reading

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The ten year itch?

I stayed for ten years in my last job, so should my boss be worried that today is my tenth anniversary with the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT)? Have I got itchy feet? No, I have not (no need … Continue reading

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The Art of the Essay

If you had asked me a month ago whether I was interested in writing essays, or even reading them, my answer would have been a fairly emphatic no. This is because until then my only experience of essays were the … Continue reading

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