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Friday, August 25 • 3:01pm - 3:45pm
Workshop 1 Space 3a (B): Life Unscripted: Applications to Enhance Everyday Life (45 min)

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Workshop Description: Existence is improvisation. Most people outside of the performing arts are not taught improvisation and yet they have to improvise every day. Life Unscripted applies the basic tenants of great improvisational theater to serve as a guide to living a more spontaneous and fulfilled life. Drawing from contemporary understandings in depth psychology, attachment, and neuroscience and incorporating the skills of improvisational theater, we offer a paradigm to wake up and live our authentic story. This workshop offers the participants tools to enrich relationships, unleash the imagination, and build a more personally meaningful life.

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Marc Purchin

Purchin Consulting
Marc Purchin is President of Purchin Consulting, a Southern California-based firm that specializes in “appropriate” dispute resolution services. Marc uses applied improvisation strategies in all areas of his practice. AIN and Marc found each other a few years ago when he... Read More →

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Jeffrey Katzman

Vice Chair, Clinical Services, University of New Mexico, Psychiatry
Dr. Jeff Katzman received his BA at Stanford University, his MD at UC San and completed his psychiatry residency at UCLA where he was on faculty for four years before moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine where he is Vice Chair for Clinical Services and Academic Affairs. Prior to this, he was the Director of Behavioral Health Care at the New Mexico VA Medical Center specializing in treating veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Katzman has taught human attachment and psychodynamic psychotherapy for twenty years to psychiatry residents and therapists throughout the nation. He is currently the Chair of the Education Committee of the American Association of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry (AAPDP). Dr. Katzman has an enduring history with improvisational theater spanning twenty-five years. This includes training at The Second City in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Theater Sports, and The Box Theater in Albuquerque. He has applied improvisational theater techniques to patient care, first at UCLA through the Imagination Workshop and later in the PTSD treatment program at the West Los Angeles VA medical center. He has worked with both seasoned psychotherapists and trainees teaching improvisational theater techniques to enhance the collaborative relationship formed in psychotherapy. He lectures widely to academic audiences on this topic. He has begun work with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science - a national group working with esteemed scientists, physicians, actors, and journalists using the skills from improvisational theater to help them to communicate their ideas to the public. Dr... Read More →
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Dan O'Connor

Producing Artistic Director, Impro Theatre
Dan is the co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of Impro Theatre. He is an actor, director, and teacher. He has taught at USC, Duke, Pepperdine, UCSB, UCLA, the MBA Program at UT Austin, Dreamworks, Disney Animation, Cirque du Soleil, and corporations and theatre companies around the... Read More →

Friday August 25, 2017 3:01pm - 3:45pm

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