Emotional and physical health benefits of expressive writing
- Karen Baikie is a clinical psychologist and postdoctoral research fellow with the Black Dog Institute and School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales (Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, The Villa, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick NSW 2031, Australia. E-mail: ). She completed her PhD in the use of expressive writing in the Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney. Her interests are in the application of expressive writing for different clinical populations and in working therapeutically with survivors of trauma, as well as general adult clinical psychology. Kay Wilhelm is a consultant psychiatrist in consultation liaison psychiatry at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, and the Mood Disorders Unit, Black Dog Institute, where she is also project leader for the General Practitioner Education Program. She is a clinical Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales. She has a long-standing interest in depression, especially gender issues and psychosocial risk factors, brief psychotherapy for depression and self-harm, as well as primary care and general hospital psychiatry. K.B. is supported by National Health and Medical Research Council Program Grant 222708.