Courtney Armstrong on Using Humor, Playfulness and Innovation to Increase Connection.
Have you ever felt professionally stumped by a client’s resistance or by issues that you’ve never encountered before? And have you wondered where to go for ideas about next steps?
Tap into your own creativity, recommends Courtney Armstrong L.P.C. who trains mental health professionals in creative techniques. She says that drawing on your own reserves of humor, playfulness, and spontaneity will show you alternative ways to connect—ways that speak the client’s language and get them curious and un-stuck.
In this video clip, Courtney shows us how this works with an example from her own clinical work.
Courtney Armstrong, L.P.C.—author of Transforming Traumatic Grief: Six Steps to Move from Grief to Peace—trains mental health professionals in creative techniques for healing trauma. She joins Rich Simon as part our brand-new webcast series:
Creativity in the Consulting Room
New Tools for More Energizing and Effective Therapy
Here’s a preview of what each session covers:
- Stephen Gilligan on Evoking Creative States of Consciousness
Master powerful methods for helping clients access the generative mind-body states that can enable them to realize their dreams.
- Courtney Armstrong on Vitalizing Your Clinical Style
Break free from one-size-fits-all approaches and discover how to bring more of your creative potential into your work.
- Erving Polster on Making New Things Happen
A celebrated therapist with more than 6 decades of clinical experience reflects on the lessons he’s learned about creativity in the consulting room.
- Peggy Papp on Metaphor, Symbol, and Fantasy in Couples Therapy
Learn how to use experiential techniques to transform therapeutic stalemates into transformational moments.
- Steve Andreas on The Clinical Artistry of Virginia Satir
Through the use of clinical videos, focus on understanding the powerful techniques that made Virginia Satir a legend in our field.
- Jeffrey Zeig on Altering Consciousness Through the Arts
Discover how to use methods drawn from the arts to helps clients shift rigid patterns of unhappy thoughts, emotions, and sensations.