to understand the relationship between clients’ personal genius and their career doubts, relationship problems, and grandiose visions of success and failure. This experiential workshop will explore various challenges presented by creative clients and help therapists move beyond therapy-as-usual to draw on their own creativity. You’ll learn how to integrate theoretical therapy models with pragmatic techniques to help clients address “blocks,” procrastination, fears of failure, and apparent impasses between their professional life and personal obligations to significant others. We’ll explore how to recognize and encourage the role that creativity plays in enriching every client’s psychological life, and review strategies that help talented clients maintain psychological health in the face of the particular demands and stresses of a creative life.
Dennis Palumbo, M.A., M.F.T., formerly a Hollywood screenwriter whose credits include My Favorite Year and Welcome Back, Kotter, is now a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in creative issues. His latest book, Mirror Image is a mystery novel featuring a therapist narrator.