Creative writing can be used as a therapeutic recreation intervention in a dual-diagnosis, residential treatment program. A case report of a 24-year-old woman with diagnoses of Alcohol Abuse, Recurrent Major Depression and Impulse Control Disorder is presented which illustrates the use of creative writing as a treatment intervention. Therapeutic recreation goals can be achieved by utilizing creative writing techniques as demonstrated by this case.
Author Charles Gillispie
Volume Vol 37, No 4 (2003)