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2017 Annual Conference and Expo Live Stream

101 - Creative Counseling: 25 Expressive Play Ideas To Make Sense of Emotional Chaos

Mar 17, 2017 7:30am ‐ Mar 17, 2017 8:30am


Natalie Rogers, daughter of the late Carl Rogers, wrote, “What is creative is frequently therapeutic. What is therapeutic is frequently a creative process.” Expressive arts foster emotional healing, resolve inner conflict, and awaken individual creativity. Come learn creative techniques that foster stronger helping relationships, expedite the counseling process, and deepen the level of the therapeutic work. Leave with 25 ideas to use immediately.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will witness how to clarify broad or abstract client problems and articulate the concerns more concretely and quickly using a creative expression approach
  • Using the phrases “show me,” “tell me,” and “help me understand” attendees will learn a framework for problem conceptualization
  • Participants will leave with 25 techniques for assisting clients in therapeutic expression


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