Atlanta Center for Social Therapy director Murray Dabby presented at the 27th Annual Convention and Conference of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association (LPCA) in Augusta, Georgia. Its theme: “The Challenge of Change.”
Dabby’s talk, Improv for Social Anxiety and Depression: A Creative Method, presented some of the history and practice of social therapeutics, a group-based approach he has introduced to Atlanta some three decades ago, and how in recent years he has been helping his clients play and perform with their anxiety, fears and depression and develop emotionally. He shared the success of his promising new project — a 12-week workshop called, Curtain Up, Anxiety Down, which makes use of improv training, performed conversation and skits to help people suffering from debilitating social anxiety.
Conference participants included clinicians working in a wide variety of clinical settings with young people diagnosed on the Autism spectrum, prison inmates and people facing chronic health conditions, just to name a few.