Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/13111
Title: Creativity in Therapy: Being Struck by Lightning and Guided by Thunderstorms
Contributor(s): Kottler, Jeffrey (author); Hecker, Lorna L (author)
Publication Date: 2002
DOI: 10.1300/J182v02n02_02
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/13111
Abstract: In this article the manner in which creativity guides the psychotherapy process is explored. The three major components of the study of creativity are explored and applied to the psychotherapy process. The 'person' (including both the therapist and client), the 'process' (the interaction between the client and therapist), and the 'product' (therapeutic change) are all explored as components of creativity. In addition, the authors maintain that in the psychotherapy process, divergent thinking, convergent thinking, and intuition are all necessary ingredients of creativity. It is proposed that creativity is not a trait, but a learned activity in which therapists engage frequently. Relational dynamics influencing these creative components are explored. The creative therapeutic process is explored with case examples provided.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Clinical Activities, Assignments & Handouts in Psychotherapy Practice, 2(2), p. 5-21
Publisher: Haworth Press Inc
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1532-3285
1532-3293
Field of Research (FOR): 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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