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BT08 Workshop 08 - Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy - Jeffrey Kottler, PhD

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Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2008
Jeffrey Kottler, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 11, 2008
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The experience of being a therapist can often seem routine, dealing with similar issues, telling well-worn stories, and applying favored methods. Yet occasionally there are moments, even whole sessions, that appear miraculous in their innovation. This workshop explores the process and mechanisms of creative breakthroughs, based on interviews with the world's most innovative clinicians.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe two mechanisms that lead to creative innovation in therapy.
  2. To describe three mechanisms that promotes greater flexibility in clinical practice.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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JEFFREY KOTTLER, PhD, is the author of 80 books including a dozen texts for counsellors and therapists that are used in universities around the world, and many classics for practicing therapists and educators. Some of his most highly regarded works include: On Being a Therapist, The Client Who Changed Me, Divine Madness, Changing People’s Lives While Transforming Your Own, and more recently, The Assassin and the Therapist: An Exploration of Truth in Psychotherapy and in Life and Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy: Tales of Transformation and Astonishment. Dr. Kottler has served as a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Lecturer in Peru, Thailand, and Iceland, as well as worked as a Visiting Professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal. Jeffrey is currently Professor of Counselling in the Department at California State University, Fullerton. He has also co-founded Empower Nepali Girls ( which provides educational scholarships for lower caste girls at-risk in Nepal.