Dr. Alcée is a clinical psychologist in Tarrytown, NY and Mental Health Educator
at Manhattan School of Music!
He is the author of Therapeutic Improvisation: “Stop Winging It and Start Owning It as a New Therapist”, found in Norton’s Interpersonal Neurobiology series.
He also received the American Psychological Association’s 2019 Schillinger Memorial prize for his essay on the link between jazz and psychoanalysis. His writings and contributions can be found in The Chicago Tribune, NPR, Salon.com, the TEDx stage, and on his regular Psychology Today blog!
Join us as we discuss subjects such as “how improvisation and creativity are the hallmark features of psychological wellness and health and how this view is so much more helpful than the problem-oriented approach our culture and even therapists themselves take”.
And how all of us are artists and scientists and are meant to integrate that in order to be fulfilled, happy, and connected. We so often think that only writers, actors, musicians, and dancers are artists and forget that we all have the capacity to be artful in our lives if we learn how to read the changes and how this connects to containing and expressing our many selves or to issues of being an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert! Interesting, huh?
Working with our ‘internal technologies’ –self-insight and self-compassion- more effectively helps us figure out how to integrate these with social media and in our relationships as well.