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The Importance of Improvisation and Creativity for Mental Health

January 11, 2022

In this episode, we will be discussing the importance of improvisation and creativity for mental health. Your host is Heather Hans. She is a Ph.D. student at Union Institute & University with a concentration in ethical & creative leadership. She is a licensed clinical social worker and has master’s degrees in social work and business administration. Heather is a TV expert guest and does a weekly mental health segment on 9News Denver. She has a psychotherapy practice in Colorado and her research interests are improvisation and creativity in TV & media, in order to empower others. Heather’s guest is Dr. Steven Pritzker. He was a writer and producer of hit TV shows for over 20 years. He later went back to school to get his doctorate in Educational Psychology. Dr. Pritzker is the co-creator and editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Creativity, which helped establish the study of creativity as a field of research. He is a Saybrook University faculty member and creativity coach.