Creativity: “generation of new ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems”*
Creativity involves making new connections with old, or “yet to be discovered” ways of thinking and behaving. In other words being able to see and understand in a different way, and adding expanded dimensions of knowledge. Every modality of psychotherapy embodies creativity.
Kay’s workshop is designed for the psychotherapist to have a day to clear an inward space, in a relaxed atmosphere, enabling the participant to tap into a receptive state, for clarification, new perceptions, relevant to personal growth and clinical work.
Mindfulness: “The practice of being aware of your body, mind, and feelings in the present moment, thought to create a feeling of calm”*
Brief mindfulness exercises at the beginning of each section will give the participant the opportunity to refocus mind and body into the here and now in a nonjudgmental way, bringing the group into a space of calm and readiness for experiencing the creative process.
There is an opportunity to duplicate specific techniques taught in the workshop and to find the rich metaphors throughout the day that can enhance the creative process of any psychotherapeutic modality.
Goals for the Day:
1. Learn through experience new mindfulness meditations.
2. Identify ways the group process becomes a creative process.
3. Acquire five different creative techniques to integrate in your own modality of psychotherapy with individuals and groups.
* Cambridge Dictionary
NO PRE-REQUIREMENTS SUCH AS MINDFULNESS TRAINING OR ART SKILLS ARE NECESSARY
WHEN: March 16, Saturday; 9 am to 4 pm
WHERE: Art Studio (Jane Dunnewald’s) 1134 W. Agarita San Antonio, TX 78201**
FOOD: bring own sack lunch; drinks and snacks provided
LIMITED REGISTRATION: 13 people ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.sagps.org
COST: $75 SAGPS/SASPS/AGPS members $100 non-members
CE hours: 6
Wear Comfortable clothes; All supplies are provided
Katherine (Kay) Nicosia, MFA, LCSW received her Master of Fine Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York and her Masters in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio. Kay currently provides clinical services at the San Antonio Veterans Administration. Incorporating the creative process in individual and group therapy has been an
area of interest of Kay’s for twenty-five years of practice. Kay also is a practicing artist specializing in the “altered images” of photography with artwork in the private collections of the George Eastman House and the University of Houston.