In Creativity as Co-Therapist, experienced psychotherapist and creativity expert, Lisa Mitchell, bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge and therapeutic application by teaching psychotherapists of all backgrounds to see therapy as their art form. Readers are guided through the five stages of the creative process to help them understand the complexities of approaching their work creatively and to effectively identify areas in which they tend to get stuck when working with clients. Along the way workbook assignments, case studies, personal stories, and hands-on art directives will inspire the reader to think outside the box and build the creative muscles that hold the key to enlivening their work.
Lisa Mitchell, LMFT, LPC, ATR, veteran art therapist with over twenty years of clinical experience, runs the Art Therapy Studio in Sacramento, California. Through her website, InnerCanvas, she writes, teaches, and facilitates retreats for therapists showing them how to harness the power of creativity and facilitate individualized handcrafted therapy sessions.
Prologue Acknowledgements Introduction I: The Art of Therapy 1: The Therapeutic Process is a Creative Process 2: Getting Started II: The Five Stages of the Creative Process 3: Incubating 4: Initial Idea 5: Diving In 6: Flexible Commitment 7: Flow Conclusion Appendix References