"Yes And" Mental Health Conference


September 8-10, 2017 Chicago, Illinois

About


Bringing together Practitioners & Researchers of Mental Health who share a desire to Study, Integrate and Advance the Impact of Improv.

Excitement is Brewing!


Session Details


Opening Night Keynote

Opening Night Keynote

Friday September 8th / Starting at 7pm Come to our Opening Night Keynote where there will be a panel discussion on Improvisation & Psychology, a showcase performance by The Therapy Players, and an opportunity to join an Improv Jam!

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Improv in the Clinic:  Mental Health and Cognitive Outcome Measures

Improv in the Clinic: Mental Health and Cognitive Outcome Measures

After attending in this workshop, participants will be able to: 1. Describe how improv can be implemented into a clinical practice. 2. List three ways that a clinician can measure an intervention. 3. Explain how improv can be used as a cognitive activity. 4. Describe possible neural mechanisms responsible for positive effects of improv on cognitive functioning.

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Master Improv Workshop

Master Improv Workshop

Rachael Mason is a world-class improviser, instructor and all around guru. With volunteer audience participants, Rachael will engage in advanced improv exercises and analysis. Do not miss out on this chance to work with Rachael.

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Using Improv in Relationship Therapy

Using Improv in Relationship Therapy

Daniel J. Wiener, Ph.D.,LMFT, RDT/BCT is a licensed psychologist and a Professor at Central CT State U, where he teaches Marriage and Family Therapy. Pioneering the use of theater improv in psychotherapy, he founded Rehearsals! for GrowthTM in 1984 to train over 2000 therapists to date. He has presented over 200 professional workshops in 8 countries and is the Author/Editor of 5 books and over 40 professional chapters and articles.

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PLAY-FUL PLAY!  New Games Workshop

PLAY-FUL PLAY! New Games Workshop

"The well-played game has nothing to do with who wins or loses. It’s all about how we play together. As such, it is a template, a model for a well-lived life. That kind of life is lived with love and intimacy, ease and laughter, in a community of masters". -- Bernie De Kovac

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Applied Improv & Dementia

Applied Improv & Dementia

Katharine Houpt, MAAT, ATR, LCPC is an art therapist experienced in facilitating improv groups to improve quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, care partners, and professional caregivers. Katharine will present an interactive workshop and discussion inspiring participants to apply improv skills to dementia care.

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Registration


Includes all workshops, performances, and seminars

Single Day Pass (Early Registration)


Adults (non-students)

Students

Conference Schedule


Friday Conference Opening

5pm-7pm: Registration Check in 7pm-9:30pm: Keynote Performance & Improv Jam

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Saturday

9:30am - 6pm Improv Workshops & Presentations

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Saturday Evening

7:30pm Unconscious @ Play Live Performance & Podcast

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Sunday

10am - 2:30pm More Improv Playfulness & Social Theater Program performance.

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Contact


3110 North Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States