Where Do You Want to Take Your Clients?

Courtney Armstrong on Approaching Sessions from a New Angle

Rich Simon

The natural instinct for most therapists is to try to connect with clients, making them feel heard and understood as they share their deepest problems and emotions. But what if we approached the healing process from a different angle? Would we see different or more effective results?

Courtney Armstrong—a trauma therapist who incorporates several creative techniques into her work—suggests approaching sessions with the question, "Where do I want to take the client?," in mind. By focusing on the healing path you want to take them on, rather than trying to deeply understand their issues, you open yourself up to a whole new range of therapeutic techniques.

Watch the clip below from Courtney's session in our all-new Networker Webcast series, Creativity in the Consulting Room, to hear her talk about a specific client she saw who needed guidance more than she needed understanding.


This is just one of the creative therapy techniques Courtney will discuss 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 Available Now!

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Topic: Professional Development | Couples | Trauma

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

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