Examining Counselors’ Creative Processes in Counseling

  • P. Paul Heppner
  • Karen Fitzgerald
  • Carolyn A. Jones
Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)


These are statements from creative, effective therapists who were describing the process which, for them, represents innovative and productive counseling interactions. Their words allude to themes of flexibility, knowledge, confidence, and uniqueness. They describe the process of understanding clients and of intervening in ways that produce constructive change. Although this process is clearly different for each therapist, upon examination there are underlying elements of spontaneity and intentionality that can be seen in creative counseling behavior.


Creative Process Counseling Session Counseling Psychology Counselor Trainee Creative Event 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Paul Heppner
    • 1
  • Karen Fitzgerald
    • 1
  • Carolyn A. Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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