Creativity in Psychotherapy: An Adaptive Function of the Right Brain Unconscious



Allan N. Schore, PhD

An online lecture taught by Allan N. Shore, PhD, a faculty member of our Luminary Series, which focuses on integrating neuroscience and psychoanalysis, in order to understand creativity, the role of the right hemisphere in the brain, and how they both apply to psychotherapy.

Specific learning objectives:

Upon completion of this course you will have a working knowledge of:

1. Current definitions of creativity common to a number of disciplines.
2. Early clinical studies of creativity within psychoanalysis, including Kris and Reik.
3. Recent studies on the role of the right brain in creativity processes.
4. An interpersonal neurobiological model of creativity within the psychotherapeutic context, in both patient and therapist.
5. Differences between pathological and creative re-enactments of early relational trauma.
6. How creative therapeutic processes alter both the therapist’s and patient’s right brains.

Program Code: LS18-4
Credits: 1
Fees: $45

Additional Information

If you are registering in Fall 2017, you will have access to the lecture and corresponding materials from September 1 to December 31, 2017.

If you are registering in Winter/Spring 2018, you will have access to the lecture and corresponding materials from January 1 to June 30, 2018.

Please note: this fully online lecture may be taken at any point during the above period, and you can continue to access it as many times you would like until the end date.

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