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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
April 19, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Boosting Creativity in Clinical Practice

Boosting Creativity in Clinical Practice
June 7, 2014
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | $175
Instructor: Margaret Notar, MSW, RSW

Being creative in clinical practice can lead to several benefits for both clinicians and clients. For clinicians, it can keep us fresh and energized while for clients, it can build relationships, invite curiosity and inspire change. Although creativity can take many forms, we can foster its development by considering both learning styles and our own natural creative instincts, however we define these.

This interactive workshop will address:
  • what defines creativity, what promotes it and what thwarts it
  • the seven habits of highly creative clinicians, or, how mindfulness tenets can guide creative development
  • the seven primary learning styles (visual, kinesthetic, auditory, logical, aural, social, solitary) and how these can translate into practical ideas for clinical use.

In addition, this workshop will offer guidance in exploring our individual creative abilities, developing these into strategies that can be modified according to our clients’ needs. Come prepared to experiment with activities that can underscore therapeutic impact while adding the element of playfulness in an energetic and enthusiastic way. No artistic skill or special creative talents required!