The Poetry LAB: Training+Curriculum: Specialized Training for Your Team


The Poetry LAB Curriculum Digital Download Product ImageInvite Mary to train your team on how to implement and facilitate The Poetry LAB groups in your school or community.

Date: Let’s schedule it!   — Email Mary to make your plans:

What: Mary will provide a 3-hour in-person training experience to learn about and how to implement and facilitate The Poetry LAB in your school or community.
Participants will get immediate access to the Poetry LAB Curriculum/PDF.

Training Content:

  • Practitioners will learn how to integrate the therapeutic use of poetry group work with youth as a way to support the social & emotional health and well-being of teens.
  • Practitioners will learn how to employ the therapeutic use of poetry (or music, theater, poetry, dance, or other artistic forms) as therapeutic tools to help initiate change and support healing, growth, personal insight, and interpersonal connection with both youth and adults.
  • * This workshop has been approved for 3 CEUS by the Minnesota Board of Social Work

About This 3-Hour Live In-Person Training

In this live, interactive, and dynamic training, social workers, educators, & other practitioners will learn how to implement The Poetry LAB,
a groupwork model in their school or community.

There is a significant body of research that demonstrates that guided therapeutic writing has a positive impact on physical and mental health. The therapeutic use of writing can include poetry, journaling, songwriting, poetry therapy, and bibliotherapy. Expressive arts therapies (dance, music, poetry, psychodrama) combine psychology and the creative process to promote emotional growth and healing.

This training is useful for those who work with children or adults in schools and various educational and community settings. This training is especially intended for those who have an interest or experience utilizing group work as a means of providing therapeutic support. Those who work only with individuals will find practical applications as well. This training will focus on a specific model the instructor designed and calls The Poetry LAB.