Considering that simulation so often takes advantage of the acting talents of standardized patients around the world, I found Beth Boynton’s recent series of interviews with Jude Tereder-Wolff on Emotional Intelligence, Improv Acting, and Healthcare Professionals to be very informative. Part V covers How Improv Can Help Clinicians Think on Their Feet. Because there are so many unknowns in professional healthcare patient care and there is a serious need for changing healthcare communication practices (as outlined in my recent book review of Suzanne Gordon’s Beyond The Checklist: What Else Healthcare Can Learn From Aviation), experimenting with the acting resources of an improvisational class makes perfect sense.
Jude Treder-Wolff, author of the downloadable book, Possible Futures: Creative Thinking For The Speed of Life is a performer, trainer and creative arts psychotherapist who is doing some exciting work bridging expertise in improvisation and emotional intelligence.
In the article Beth asks Jude “Can you share more about how your upcoming workshop will help clinicians etc to think on their feet?”
- Part I – Emotional Intelligence & Improvisation-What’s the Connection?
- Part II- Why is Emotional Intelligence SO Important for Mental Health Clinicians, Healthcare Professionals, Educators & Consultants?
- Part III – How Does Improv Integrate Cognition, Emotion, and Action?
- Part VI – Learning Improv is a New Frontier for Many, How Do You Increase Comfort Levels?
*Update*: Below is a recorded Webinar from Beth about Medical Improv!