Interactive Journaling® is a structured and experiential writing practice that guides participants toward positive life change. This goal-directed, client-centered model helps participants modify their behavior as they progress through the stages of change.
The focus of Interactive Journaling® is the participant Journal, which includes nonconfrontational questions intended to help participants think and then write about their behaviors. Questions guide participants in considering their motivations for change, exploring their options and developing a plan with target behavior-related goals and a timeline for achieving these goals.
Interactive Journals vary in length based on the target population, setting and type of delivery. To date, Interactive Journals have been utilized by over 25 million people nationwide.
The evidence-based practice of Interactive Journaling® is utilized across a number of service areas, including addiction treatment, mental health, justice services, impaired driving and healthcare. It has been shown to lead to changes in the identified target behavior emphasized in the Interactive Journaling® curriculum being used (e.g. reduced recidivism, fewer impaired driving violations, reduction in substance use, etc.).
To ensure fidelity to the practice, participants are provided Interactive Journals as a permanent resource. Corresponding Facilitator Guides are used to guide sessions, and pre-post tests are implemented to track changes over time. Fidelity monitoring tools are also available to prevent drift.
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This goal-directed, client-centered model helps participants modify behavior as they progress through the stages of change
Intended to help participants think and then write about their behaviors. Questions guide participants in considering their motivations for change,