IMPROV FOR THERAPISTS (CEU)
February 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm$80
Join Margot Escott, LCSW for this fun 4-hour workshop to learn to use the therapeutic benefits of improv with your clients. (4 CEU Credits)
Internationally psychotherapists are recognizing the therapeutic benefits in applying the skills from Improv Comedy to clients’ personal challenges. Improv Therapy offers an approach to healing and personal growth that is at once fun and therapeutic. Research shows that adults who play are more likely to lead authentic lives, rich with growth and creativity. Improv teaches clients to be able to apply the tools of improv to enhance aspects of everyday life, from personal relationships, family, career, to school.
Improv Comedy is about being in the “here and now”, learning to listen and gain self-confidence. The first basic principle of Improvisation is the “yes and…” philosophy. The director/therapist creates a safe environment that affirms and adds, rather than negates participants. Another basic concept is that there is no “wrong way” to improvise. This technique, that there are “no mistakes”, enables clients to try new behaviors in an accepting environment. This workshop is experiential and you are encouraged to participate and have fun!
At the end of this workshop participants will understand the connection between counseling and improvisational comedy and how to apply improv to clinical practice.
- Understand the parallels of psychotherapy with Improv Games.
- Describe the basic philosophy of Improv Comedy.
- Participate in five improvisational exercises.
- Learn to allow ourselves and our clients to make mistakes without feeling shame.
- Be able to describe the importance of playing, just for the sake of playing.
Margot Escott incorporates over 30 years experience as a counselor, speaker and teacher in her wellness classes that are designed to use humor, play and improv to achieve well being. In addition to teaching and performing improv professionally, Margot has presented workshops and seminars on “Therapeutic Value of Humor and Play” on a national level and was a featured speaker at the Chicago “Yes, and” conference on Improvisation and Mental Health.
Please complete the online registration below to reserve your space.
Improv for Therapists Workshop – 4 CE Credits
Thursday, February 14, 2019
9:00am-1:00pm (Registration opens at 8:30am)
Avow Hospice, 1095b Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105
Payment of $80 may be made by check payable to Margot Escott, LCSW and mailed to Margot Escott, LCSW, 3400 Tamiami Trail N, #204, Naples, FL 34103
CEU CREDIT: BAP 307 Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida