Therapeutic Improvisation:
Staying Balanced as You Read the Changes

January 30th, 2022

9am-12 noon

AWC + Virtual

$40-50 per person

January 30th, 2022

9am-12 noon

AWC + Virtual

$40-50 per person

Presented by Michael Alcée, Ph.D.

Changes are being thrown at us and our clients all the time. Yet most of us feel like we’re just winging it rather than making music out of them. This talk will provide an intriguing new framework that blends the art and science of our work to help us stay connected and balanced during these trying times. I’ll show how both early-career and veteran therapists can embrace these changes and tap into the artistry and creativity needed for our clients and even more importantly, for ourselves! Using examples from music, film, literature, and clinical cases, we’ll open up a whole new way of looking at our clinical work and together, we’ll start making more interesting music again.

9-9:30am
9:30-11am
11-11:20am
11:20am-12 noon
Welcome reception with live jazz by pianist Tino Cardenes. Registration includes a networking session and breakfast pastries.
Michael Alcée, Ph.D.
Break
A musical treat as Monique Mead and Tino Cardenes team up for a singing bowl meditation and mini-concert.

Michael Alcée, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Tarrytown, NY and Mental Health Educator at Manhattan School of Music. He specializes in the psychology of artists and everyday creativity and the professional development of therapists. His contributions have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, NPR, Salon.com, and on the TEDx stage. His forthcoming book from Norton entitled Therapeutic Improvisation: How to Stop Winging It and Own It as a Therapist will be out in Spring 2022.

Michael Alcée, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Tarrytown, NY and Mental Health Educator at Manhattan School of Music. He specializes in the psychology of artists and everyday creativity and the professional development of therapists. His contributions have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, NPR, Salon.com, and on the TEDx stage. His forthcoming book from Norton entitled Therapeutic Improvisation: How to Stop Winging It and Own It as a Therapist will be out in Spring 2022.