Creative Therapy

Friday October 21st, 2016

Creativity rather than theory, method, technique or research is what awakens meaningful and transformative therapy. – Bradford Keeney, Ph.D., in ‘The Creative Therapist’ (2009 Routledge)

The Keeneys propose that creativity is the most essential aspect of vibrant, meaningful, and successful therapy. “No matter what therapeutic orientation one practices, it must be awakened by creativity in order for the session to come alive.” Learn how to enhance and invigorate your clinic work with one of psychotherapy’s most innovative practitioners.

- How to go outside habituated ways of therapy in order to bring forth new and innovative possibilities.
- A basic structure for creative therapy, based on the outline of a three-part theatrical play
- Practical guidelines on how to initiate and implement creative contributions to any therapeutic situation.

Bradford Keeney, PhD, is an internationally renowned scholar, author, and therapist. Bradford researched and wrote one of the broadest field studies of healing, chronicled in the critically acclaimed book series, Profiles of Healing. The author of over 40 books, Keeney practices and teaches what he has learned from the arts and sciences across diverse cultural traditions. For decades he has served distinguished careers that span and connect the disciplines of social cybernetics, anthropology, and therapy.

Hillary Keeney, Ph.D., is a distinguished scholar, author, teacher of creative transformation and improvisational movement, and the co-founder and president of The Keeney Institute For Healing. Her scholarship has made contributions to the study of interdisciplinary pedagogy, social cybernetics, creative therapeutic practice and training, ethnographic study of healing traditions, qualitative research of communication, and dance.