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Creativity and Spontaneity in Groups

Samuel T. Gladding

in The Oxford Handbook of Group Counseling

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195394450
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195394450.013.0021

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Creativity and Spontaneity in Groups

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This chapter examines creativity and spontaneity and how they can be used in groups of all types including group counseling. These concepts are first defined and steps in the creative process are discussed. Then, the importance and benefits of creativity and spontaneity in groups are examined. Research related to their use and value in group settings is explored. Ways of promoting creativity and spontaneity in groups are discussed next, along with barriers to being creative in a group. Finally, questions regarding the future of using creativity and spontaneity in groups are raised, and Web sites related to creativity and spontaneity in groups follow the conclusion.

Keywords: groups; group counseling; creativity; spontaneity; creative groups

Article.  10152 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Counselling Psychology

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