Creativity in Counseling
Dr. Samuel T. Gladding, Professor and Chair of Counseling, Wake Forest University
Thursday, January 30, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
This presentation will focus on the nature of creativity and the process of becoming creative as a counselor. It will specifically examine the following:
• The difference between being stuck and being distressed.
• The definition of what creativity is and what creative thought is.
• Stages in the creative process.
• Barriers to becoming creative.
• The SCAMPER (substitute, combine, adapt, modify, put to other uses, eliminate, rearrange) Model of fostering creativity.
Samuel T. Gladding, Ph.D., LPC, CCMHC, is chair of and a professor in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is a fellow in the American Counseling Association (ACA) and its former president. Additional leadership Dr. Gladding has been engaged in includes serving as president of two ACA divisions (ACES and ASGW), president of Chi Sigma Iota (the international counseling honorary society), president of the American Association of State Counseling Boards, and chair of the ACA Foundation.
Dr. Gladding has authored numerous professional publications, including 41 books, five videos, and over six dozen (72) scholarly articles. In 1999, he was cited as being in the top 1% of contributors to the flagship journal of counseling: the Journal of Counseling and Development. A Fulbright Specialist, Dr. Gladding has taught counseling and worked with universities in Turkey (2010) and China (2013).
Dr. Gladding has taken Wake Forest students to work in the homes of Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India. He was a first responder to the 9/11 attack in New York City and to the shootings at Virginia Tech. He has been honored by the ACA with the Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person, the Arthur A. Hitchcock Distinguished Professional Service Award, and the David K. Brooks Distinguished Mentor Award.
Dr. Gladding has been married to his wife, Claire, for 28 years and they are the parents of three grown children. Dr. Gladding received his degrees from Wake Forest, Yale, and UNCG. He continues to work as a licensed professional counselor and serves on the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. His book, The Creative Arts in Counseling, is now in its 4th edition.
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