When "One-Size-Fits-All" Doesn't Measure Up

Courtney Armstrong on Creatively Connecting

Rich Simon

Even with all the school and professional training we undergo as therapists, it's impossible to be completely prepared for every situation we may encounter in the consulting room. But that doesn't mean we need to feel stumped or overwhelmed when faced with challenging clients or issues that we've never seen before.

Courtney Armstrong—author of Transforming Traumatic Grief: Six Steps to Move from Grief to Peace—finds that a little bit of flexibility and playfulness goes a long way in these situations. Once you stop trying to use a "one-size-fits-all" approach, the world of treatment options becomes limitless.

Watch a clip below from Courtney's session in our brand-new Networker Webcast series, Creativity in the Consulting Room, to hear her talk about a personal experience she had connecting with some clients who weren't interested in traditional therapy approaches.


This is just one of the ways to bring more creativity to your practice that Courtney will cover in her webcast session.

Creativity in the Consulting Room
New Tools for More Energizing and Effective Therapy

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Here’s a preview of what each session in this series offers you:

  • 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.


Creativity in the Consulting Room
Series Begins February 26th

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Topic: Professional Development | Couples

Tags: challenging clients | consciousness | Courtney Armstrong | creative counseling | creative counseling techniques | creative therapy | creativity in the consulting room | Erving Polster | grief | Jeffrey Zeig | mind-body | Peggy Papp | Stephen Gilligan | Steve Andreas | therapist | therapists | therapy

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