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      The Performing Art of Therapy with Mark O'Connell, Philip Ringstrom, Robin Weigert in Los Angeles

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      October 10, 2019

      Thursday   7:30 PM

      453 South Spring Street
      Los Angeles, California 90013

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      The Performing Art of Therapy with Mark O'Connell, Philip Ringstrom, Robin Weigert

      Note: Your ticket includes - and is the same price as - the book. Celebrate the west coast launch of The Performing Art of Therapy: Acting Insights and Techniques for Clinicians by therapist/author/actor, Mark O'Connell, with wine, hors d'oeuvres, and a conversation with psychoanalyst/ author, Philip Ringstrom and actress, Robin Weigert, who plays the therapist on Big Little Lies..     Guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails and small bites, a signed copy of The Performing Art of Therapy, and a discussion about the intuitive dramatic nature of therapy.  Therapists of all orientations, performers of any kind, and anyone who has an invested interest in either subject is encouraged to attend.  Mark O'Connell will invite attendees to try some of the provocative exercises from his book. The Performing Art of Therapy explores the myriad ways in which acting techniques can enhance the craft of psychotherapy. The book shows how, by understanding therapy as a performing art, clinicians can supplement their theoretical approach with techniques that fine-tune the ways their bodies, voices, and imaginations engage with and influence their clients. Broken up into accessible chapters focused on specific attributes of performance, and including an appendix of step-by-step exercises for practitioners, this is an essential guidebook for therapists looking to integrate their theoretical training into who they are as individuals, find joy in their work, expand their empathy, increase self-care, and inspire clients to perform their own lives. Mark O'Connell, LCSW, MFA is a NYC-based psychotherapist in private practice and author. Before becoming a therapist, Mark trained and worked as an actor. All of his work is in service of expanding our capacities to live, love, and create. His website is: Robin Weigert is an American television and film actress. She is best known for portraying Calamity Jane on the HBO series, Deadwood, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She appeared on the HBO series Big Little Lies as therapist Dr. Amanda Reisman, sharing scenes opposite Nicole Kidman, and she will play lawyer Nancy Erika Smith in the soon to be released feature film, Bombshell. Visit her official site. Philip Ringstrom, Ph.D., Psy.D. is a Supervising Psychoanalyst and Faculty Member at the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. He is the author of the book, A Relational Psychoanalytic Approach to Couples Psychotherapy, and he is widely published in scholarly journals, including over a dozen articles on psychoanalysis as an improvisational process. He is in full time private practice in Encino, CA.  All events are subject to cancellation, so please check back.  

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