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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2075-3470

ISSN (online): 2311-9446


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Started in 1992

Published quarterly

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Ira Progoff's method "the intensive journal" 4901


Kutuzova D.A.
PhD in Psychology, Narrative practitioner, researcher at the Dulwich Centre (Australia)

This article is a short outline of the "intensive journal" method developed by Dr.Ira Progoff. The differences between the structured journal and the ordinary journal are described, as well as the particularities of the work with journal in group setting. The article lists the goals and tasks of working with the structured journal, the main exercises and their philosophical basis (views of time, of life story, of dialogue and of the 'flow of symbols". The author of the article describes the experience of conducting an online volunteer project based upon the Progoff's method.

Keywords: Ira Progoff, intensive journal, written word in personal growth

Column: Method

For Reference

  1. Progoff I. (1977). At a Journal Workshop. NY: Dialogue House.432 р.
  2. Lepore S.J. & Smyth J.M. (2002). The Writing Cure: How Expressive Writing Promotes Health and Emotional Well-Being. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 304 р.

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