Creativity in Psychotherapy
Reaching New Heights with Individuals, Couples, and Families
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|Format:||Hardback, 266 pages|
|Other Information: ||index|
|Published In: ||United States, 30 October 2003|
Examine the dynamic role of creativity in therapy! Creativity in Psychotherapy: Reaching New Heights with Individuals, Couples, and Families examines the nature, role, and importance of creative thinking in counseling and therapy. Authors David K. Carson and Kent W. Becker combine extensive backgrounds in marriage and family therapy and counseling to give you a unique resource that fills a crucial gap in the therapy literature. The book explores various aspects of creative thinking, personal characteristics of highly creative therapists, creative techniques and interventions, barriers to creative work, and creativity development. Not designed as a cookbook for conducting therapy, Creativity in Psychotherapy features practical techniques and interventions for conducting therapy with children, adults, couples, and families. Creativity in Psychotherapy: Reaching New Heights with Individuals, Couples, and Families is a much-needed response to the need for a pragmatic approach that makes sense, using methods, techniques, and applications based in respected, established theoretical principles and empirical research. The book establishes a mind-set the therapist can use to work with clients in discovering creative solutions, instead of viewing creative interventions as a grab bag of techniques. Creativity in Psychotherapy includes: a look at the various dimensions of creativity in counseling and psychotherapy an overview of the relationship between creativity and healthy functioning an examination of the connection between creativity and dysfunction a review of the role of creativity in supervision a survey of 142 therapists in the United States on the use of creativity in their practices in-depth discussions, practical examples, and illustrations Creative Incubation and Break Out of The Box exercises in each chapter! Creativity in Psychotherapy: Reaching New Heights with Individuals, Couples, and Families is well-suited for use as a primary or supplemental textbook for graduate and undergraduate courses in marriage and family therapy, psychotherapy, and counseling, and can easily be adapted for use in social work, counselor education, and clinical psychology courses. The book is an essential read for practicing psychotherapists, family therapists, counselors, social workers, psychologists, and other human service professionals.
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Psychotherapy with Individuals, Couples, and Families As a Creative Enterprise Old Wine in New Wineskins: What Is Creativity in the Context of Therapy Strengths and Limitations of Creativity in the Therapeutic Process Getting the Most from the Incubation and Breaking Out of the Box Exercises Section I: The Importance of Creativity in Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy: Health, Dysfunction, and Resiliency Chapter 1. Essential Components of Creativity in Individual, Couple, and Family Treatment Creative Incubation Exercise #1: Setting the Tone Creativity As an Ecological, Contextual, and Systemic Concept Eminent and Everyday Creativity Creativity in Some Prominent Theories of Counseling Creative Problem Finding and Problem Solving The Importance of Divergent Thinking in Therapy The Creative Process in Therapy The creative Use of Play and Humor in Therapy Breaking Out of the Box: Creating My Box Chapter 2. An Overview of the Role of Creativity in Individual Mental Health, Psychopathology, and Family Dysfunction Creative Incubation Exercise #2: Changing Lenses The Importance of Creativity to Mental Health Creativity, Mental Health, and Psychopathology in Adults: An Overview Breaking Out of the Box: Creating My Metaphor Chapter 3. Creativity and Resiliency in Children, Adults, Marriages, and Families Creative Incubation Exercise #3: A Fresh Perspective Creativity and Resiliency Creativity in Marriage Creativity in Families Other Ways of Facilitating Creativity and Creative Thinking in Children and Adults Conclusion Breaking Out of the Box: Creating Spice Section II: Therapists' Perceptions of Creativity in Their Work with Couples and Families Chapter 4. The Meaning, Importance, and Role of Creativity in Couples and Family Therapy Creative Incubation Exercise #4: Creativity is ... The Multifaceted Nature of Creativity Summary of Qualitative Findings Regarding the Importance of Creativity in Therapy According to Study Participants Breaking Out of the Box: From the Eyes of Babes (and Beyond) Chapter 5. Characteristics of the Creative Family Therapist Creative Incubation Exercise #5: My Creativity Time Line Qualities/Characteristics of Creative Family Therapists Enhancing Creativity in Individuals, Couples, and Families As Part of the Therapeutic Process Breaking Out of the Box: Finding My Flow Chapter 6. Creative Interventions in Couples and Family Therapy: Therapists' Descriptions Creative Incubation Exercise #6: Creating Options Therapists' Descriptions of creative Interventions in Couple and Family Therapy Creative Closing Rituals and Terminations in Couple and Family Therapy Contraindications in Using Experiential and Play-Oriented Approaches Breaking Out of the Box: A Session of Possibilities Chapter 7. Barriers and Constraints to Creativity in Family Therapy Creative Incubation Exercise #7: Barriers and Beyond Social-Psychological Inhibitors of Creativity Institutional/Organizational Rules, Policies, and Turfism As Inhibitors of Creativity Responses from Study Participants Regarding Barriers to Creativity in Therapy Breaking Out of the Box: Designing a Creative Ritual Section III: Creative Interventions in Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy and Supervision Chapter 8. Creative Interventions in Ten Contemporary Schools of Thought, Part 1: Psychodynamic, Intergenerational, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Emotion Focused Creative Incubation Exercise #8: Herding Cats Introduction Psychodynamic Approaches Intergenerational Approaches Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions Emotion-Focused Interventions Breaking Out of the Box Creating Shifts Chapter 9. Creative I
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