Original ArticlesTherapeutic Writing An Exploratory Speech–Language Pathology Counseling TechniqueIsaki, Emi; Brown, Betty G.; Alemán, Sara; Hackstaff, KarlaAuthor Information Departments of Communication Sciences & Disorders (Dr Isaki) and Health Sciences (Dr Brown), College of Health & Human Services, and Department of Sociology & Social Work, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (Drs Alemán and Hackstaff), Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. Corresponding Author: Emi Isaki, PhD, CCC-SLP, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, College of Health & Human Services, Northern Arizona University, PO Box 15045, Flagstaff, AZ 86011 ([email protected]). The authors have indicated that they have no financial and no nonfinancial relationships to disclose. Topics in Language Disorders: July/September 2015 - Volume 35 - Issue 3 - p 275-287 doi: 10.1097/TLD.0000000000000059 Buy Metrics Abstract This exploratory qualitative study investigated the use of therapeutic writing for counseling long-term caregivers of spouses with brain injury and neurogenic communication disorders. Three participants wrote an average of six single-spaced pages of text. After analysis of the written text, the common themes of onset of diagnosis, anger, grief, and similarities in coping mechanisms were identified. Additional information about the value of therapeutic writing was obtained. Therapeutic writing appears to be a promising technique to use for counseling caregivers. On the basis of the caregiver's written text, the counseling needs related to neurogenic communication disorders can be addressed more efficiently. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.