Note: This course is available for free to U-M SSW alumni as part of our Alumni Webinar Series, which features invited alumni speakers. Please know that non-alumni participants are welcome to register as well!
Improvisation, defined as an unscripted art form involving spontaneity and responding in the moment, is a powerful tool for reducing anxiety and increasing confidence and connection. Background of instructor will be described, along with historical background of the use of theatre to improve community cohesion and mental health. Research will be cited showing these benefits.
This will be followed by a demonstration and activities inviting audience participation in improvisation exercises. Clinical examples will also be given to highlight real-world application. Use of improvisation to promote inclusion and social justice will also be described.
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