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Using Status Behaviors Wisely as Clinicians

There is a fascinating discussion about status and human behavior in Keith Johnstone’s seminal book for actors, “Impro“.  He maintains that vying for high or low status positions in our relationships is going on constantly and that as audience members … Continue reading

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An important assertion about questions!

We use questions for all sorts of things.  To assess and create plans of care, to find out information about topics or other people of interest, to understand another’s point of view, or to interrogate suspects. Sometimes intention plays a … Continue reading

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What I Learned @ My Own Assertiveness in an Improv Game: Death in One Minute

I was having coffee with David LaGraffe recently and we were talking about the core values in teaching and learning improv.  I’ve taken classes with him over the years at Lights Up Improv and have learned so much and had lots … Continue reading

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