Play and Creativity in Psychotherapy

Play and Creativity in Psychotherapy


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ISBN-13: 9780393711714
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Series: Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Series
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 333,992
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica, California. She teaches affective neuroscience at Reiss Davis Child Study Center, is a research associate at the Institute of Fractal Research, and sits on the Advisory Board of the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment. She teaches yoga, dances, draws, and generally strives towards a balanced life through embodying her values. Dr. Marks-Tarlow is available for psychotherapy, talks, and trainings through her website:

Daniel J. Siegel, MD is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding co-director of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, founding co-investigator at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain and Development, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities. Dr. Siegel’s psychotherapy practice spans thirty years, and he has published extensively for the professional audience. He serves as the Founding Editor for theNorton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which includes over three dozen textbooks. Dr. Siegel’s books include Mindsight, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, The Developing Mind, Second Edition, The Mindful Therapist, The Mindful Brain, Parenting from the Inside Out (with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.), and the three New York Times bestsellers: Brainstorm, The Whole-Brain Child (with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.), and his latest No-Drama Discipline (with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.). He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx. For more information about his educational programs and resources, please visit:

Marion Solomon, Ph.D., is a lecturer at the David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, and Senior Extension faculty at the Department of Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences at UCLA. She is also director of clinical training at the Lifespan Learning Institute and author of Narcissism and Intimacy, co-author of Short Term Therapy For Long Term Change, and co-editor of Countertransference in Couples Therapy and Healing Trauma.

Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Introduction 1

1 Deer, Chicken, Hunting Dogs, and the Future of Humankind Mihály Csíkszentmihályi 13

2 A Closer Look at Play Stuart Brown Madelyn Eberle 21

3 Play and the Default Mode Network: Interpersonal Neurobiology Self, and Creativity Aldrich Chan Daniel J. Siegel 39

4 How Love Opens Creativity Play, and the Arts through Early Right-Brain Development Allan Schore Terry Marks-Tarlow 64

5 Play, Creativity, and Movement Vocabulary Pat Ogden 92

6 A Cross-Cultural and Cross-Disciplinary Perspective of Play Theresa Kestly 110

7 Creativity in the Training of Psychotherapists Louis Cozolino 128

8 Awakening Clinical Intuition: Creativity and Play Terry Marks-Tarlow 144

9 Trauma, Attachment, and Creativity Paula Thomson 167

10 Resonance, Synchrony and Empathic Attunement: Musical Dimensions of Psychotherapy Victoria Stevens 191

11 Playing with Someone Who Loves You: Creating Safety and Joyful Parent-Child Connection with Theraplay Phyllis B. Booth Dafna Lender Sandra Lindaman 217

12 Play and the Construction of Creativity Cleverness, and Reversal of ADHD in our Social Brains Jaak Panhsepp 242

13 Nesting Dolls: A Playful Way to Illustrate a Valuable Intervention in Couples Therapy Marion F. Solomon 271

14 Rage, Comedy, and Creativity in Theater Jonathan Lynn 287

15 Rage Underlying Humor in Psychotherapy Rita Lynn 299

16 Developing Resilience with the Improviser's Mindset: Getting People Out of Their Stuck Places Zoe Galvez Betsy Crouch 309

17 Cultivating Curiosity, Creativity, Confidence, and Self-Awareness through Mindful Group Therapy for Children and Adolescents Bonnie Goldstein 338

18 The Power of Optimism Steve Gross 359

Index 376

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