Soul Call

Social Workers ∗ Mental Health Practitioners  ∗ Educators ∗ Coaches ∗ Writers

Transform your Practice With Creative “Righting”

Words For Wellness

 

Counseling with Creativity

Continuing Education and CEUs

Poetry Therapy Certification

Soul Call

Social Workers ∗ Mental Health Practitioners  ∗ Educators ∗ Coaches ∗ Writers

Transform your Practice With Creative “Righting”

Words For Wellness

 

Counseling with Creativity

Continuing Education and CEUs

Poetry Therapy Certification

Start your transformational journey now.

Transform your practice as you yourself are inspired by the power of words.

Energize and infuse your work with a heart and soul centered approach of bibliotherapy to initiate growth and healing.

Stories for greater insight and clarity

Poems that unearth self-expression

Journaling for emotional regulation

Start your transformational journey now.

Transform your practice as you yourself are inspired by the power of words.

Energize and infuse your work with a heart and soul centered approach of bibliotherapy to initiate growth and healing.

Stories for greater insight and clarity

Poems that unearth self-expression

Journaling for emotional regulation

What is Creative “Righting”?

Creative “Righting”: Achieving emotional balance, empowerment, and inspiration through the written and spoken word. aka: biblio/poetry therapy

Creative “Righting” is not just a catchy phrase  We lose our balance when overwhelmed with sorrow, anger, even joy! When we write, we express ourselves. When we read, we are in touch with some of the greatest souls who have ever lived. In each of us there is a self-righting mechanism to achieve balance so that a sense of well being emerges.

The tree of Life is the time-honored symbol of The Creative “Righting” Center. Its roots provide stability, its branches symbolize community, and the leaves are the creative blossoms in our lives.

Who is Creative "Righting" for?

Just about everyone can benefit from creative “righting.” Although not every person likes to write, everyone loves a good story or film. And if someone does not want to write, they can dictate to the scribe or helper.

The seminars and  products on this site are geared to helping professionals who work with various populations. Nevertheless, personal growth and counseling are for any person who desires it.

Is writing talent necessary for Creative "Righting"?

No, it is not. Persons who love to write will be excited to journal. If you are open to experimenting, you may be surprised to discover that you enjoy expressing yourself in words. “Write Here! Write Now! Templates for Initiating Writing” is a good place to start. However, if you do not enjoy writing, there is nothing to stop you from appreciating the writing and wisdom of others.

Is Creative "Righting" just another term for bibliotherapy?

Yes, it is. And bibliotherapy has many names: Poetry Therapy, Journaling, Writing Therapy and Transformative Writing.

How is Creative "Righting" different from traditional verbal therapy?

In traditional therapy, there are two people in the room, usually in dialogue about “the problem.” In bibliotherapy, there are three people in the room: the facilitator, the client, and the writer, who is represented by the  literature. We dialogue about life. It is strengths-based, not pathologically oriented. And unlike traditional therapy, which is hierarchal, with the therapist considered “the authority,” in Creative “Righting,” even though the facilitator brings her expertise of literature and psychology to the session, they are equals.

I am already a mental health professional. Why would I want to be a certified or registered poetry therapist?
The C.P.T. Certification (440 hours of training) and P.T.R. Registration (almost 1,000 hours) demonstrate an expertise that is advantageous in our competitive job market. Many social work and counseling positions want persons who are skilled group workers. You may want to supplement your income as a poetry/biblio therapist.
If I want to be a facilitator of poetry therapy groups, do I need to be a mental health professional?

The IFBPT (International Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy), the standards setting body in the United States, has created a designation for persons who are not mental health professionals. You may train to become a C.A.P.F. (Certified Applied Poetry Facilitator). This designation prepares candidates to work with developmental issues in schools, libraries, and senior centers.

Who is Creative "Righting" for?

Just about everyone can benefit from creative “righting.” Although not every person likes to write, everyone loves a good story or film. And if someone does not want to write, they can dictate to the scribe or helper.

The seminars and  products on this site are geared to helping professionals who work with various populations. Nevertheless, personal growth and counseling are for any person who desires it.

Is writing talent necessary for Creative "Righting"?

No, it is not. Persons who love to write will be excited to journal. If you are open to experimenting, you may be surprised to discover that you enjoy expressing yourself in words. “Write Here! Write Now! Templates for Initiating Writing” is a good place to start. However, if you do not enjoy writing, there is nothing to stop you from appreciating the writing and wisdom of others.

Is Creative "Righting" just another term for bibliotherapy?

Yes, it is. And bibliotherapy has many names: Poetry Therapy, Journaling, Writing Therapy and Transformative Writing.

How is Creative "Righting" different from traditional verbal therapy?

In traditional therapy, there are two people in the room, usually in dialogue about “the problem.” In bibliotherapy, there are three people in the room: the facilitator, the client, and the writer, who is represented by the  literature. We dialogue about life. It is strengths-based, not pathologically oriented. And unlike traditional therapy, which is hierarchal, with the therapist considered “the authority,” in Creative “Righting,” even though the facilitator brings her expertise of literature and psychology to the session, they are equals.

I am already a mental health professional. Why would I want to be a certified or registered poetry therapist?
The C.P.T. Certification (440 hours of training) and P.T.R. Registration (almost 1,000 hours) demonstrate an expertise that is advantageous in our competitive job market. Many social work and counseling positions want persons who are skilled group workers. You may want to supplement your income as a poetry/biblio therapist.
If I want to be a facilitator of poetry therapy groups, do I need to be a mental health professional?

The IFBPT (International Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy), the standards setting body in the United States, has created a designation for persons who are not mental health professionals. You may train to become a C.A.P.F. (Certified Applied Poetry Facilitator). This designation prepares candidates to work with developmental issues in schools, libraries, and senior centers.

Balance Yourself With Creative “Righting”!

Continuing Education and CEUs

Poetry Therapy Certification

Counseling with Creativity

Balance Yourself With Creative “Righting”!

Continuing Education and CEUs

Poetry Therapy Certification

Counseling with Creativity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who is the founder of The Creative "Righting" Center?

Meet Dr. Sherry Reiter

“As a poetry therapist, my goal is discovery and re-claiming voice. As a mental health practitioner, my focus is emotional balance. As a spiritual person, I seek connection and compassion. And as a creative, I seek a spark.”

Who is the founder of The Creative "Righting" Center?

Meet Dr. Sherry Reiter

“As a poetry therapist, my goal is discovery and re-claiming voice. As a mental health practitioner, my focus is emotional balance. As a spiritual person, I seek connection and compassion. And as a creative, I seek a spark.”

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Soul Savant

Your 9th Poetic Sense

Self-Study (3 CEUs)

Poetic Wisdom to Illuminate Your Path

Thunder 'n Writening

 A Workbook  Exploring Anger and  Forgiveness

Write Here! Write Now!

Templates for Initiating Expressive Writing 

Writing Away the Demons

Stories of Creative Coping Through

Transformative Writing 

Writing For Psychological Survival

Case Studies

 Self-Study  (6.5 CEUs)

Soul Savant

Your 9th Poetic Sense

Self-Study (3 CEUs)

Poetic Wisdom to Illuminate Your Path

Thunder 'n Writening

 A Workbook  Exploring Anger and Forgiveness

Write Here! Write Now!

Templates for Initiating Expressive Writing 

Writing Away the Demons

Stories of Creative Coping Through

Transformative Writing 

Writing For Psychological Survival

Case Studies

Self-Study  (6.5 CEUs)

Testimonials

“Dr. Sherry Reiter, one of the pioneers in poetry therapy, is a uniquely gifted practitioner, educator and writer. Her work speaks to the heart in a sensitive and compelling way.”

Nicholas F. Mazza

Phd, PTR Editor of The Journal ofPoetry Therapy and author of Poetry Therapy: :Theory andPractice.

“When you work with Sherry Reiter you get premier training from an expert at the forefront of the field of poetry therapy. With gentle guidance, she builds confidence and skills while illuminating each learner’s potential as a healing practitioner.”

JoAnn Flynn

M.Ed., M.A., CPT, LPC, RPT, REAT, Licensed Professional Counselor,Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist

“Three words to describe Dr. Reiter: warmth, kindness, and expertise. I attended a five day retreat where I learned first hand how very powerful Sherry’s skills are. As a pioneer in biblio/poetry therapy, she knows this field inside and out, and shares her love of this art in a uniquely personal and gracious way. I could not have asked for a better mentor.”

Rachel Amaru

Writing Facilitator, Writing Facilitator

Testimonials

“Dr. Sherry Reiter, one of the pioneers in poetry therapy, is a uniquely gifted practitioner, educator and writer. Her work speaks to the heart in a sensitive and compelling way.”

Nicholas F. Mazza

Phd, PTR Editor of The Journal ofPoetry Therapy and author of Poetry Therapy: :Theory andPractice.

“When you work with Sherry Reiter you get premier training from an expert at the forefront of the field of poetry therapy. With gentle guidance, she builds confidence and skills while illuminating each learner’s potential as a healing practitioner.”

JoAnn Flynn

M.Ed., M.A., CPT, LPC, RPT, REAT, Licensed Professional Counselor,Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist

“Three words to describe Dr. Reiter: warmth, kindness, and expertise. I attended a five day retreat where I learned first hand how very powerful Sherry’s skills are. As a pioneer in biblio/poetry therapy, she knows this field inside and out, and shares her love of this art in a uniquely personal and gracious way. I could not have asked for a better mentor.”

Rachel Amaru

Writing Facilitator, Writing Facilitator

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