#798 Michael Alcee PhD on Therapeutic Improvisation


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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. He has worked in college counseling at Fordham University and Vassar College and was Training Coordinator at the counseling center at Ramapo College of New Jersey. He won the American Psychological Association’s 2019 Schillinger Memorial prize for his essay on the link between jazz and psychoanalysis:“Reading the Changes: Freud’s Improvisational Art.” In being awarded first prize by Division 39, his essay was called a “truly dazzling tour de force.” His contributions have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, NPR, Salon.com, and on the TEDx stage. He also inspires therapists and non-therapists alike to Live Life Creatively on his selfsame titled podcast and Psychology Today blog. His 2022 book from Norton entitled Therapeutic Improvisation: How to Stop Winging It and Own It as a Therapist will be out in May 2022 Sign up for 10% off of Shrink Rap Radio CE credits at the Zur Institute

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