Presenters: Michael Nash, PhD., Professor of Psychology, University of Tennessee and John Sipes, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Theater, University of Tennessee
Open to the public.
Graduate acting students and graduate clinical students share a common canvas and a common instrument. The canvas is human nature. The instrument is the student's emotional interior. And yet, the training traditions in the two disciplines are isolated from one another. In this workshop we share the findings of a three-year collaboration between the graduate Acting and Clinical Psychology faculties at the University of Tennessee, as we seek to explore how we might productively collaborate in our training mission. We describe how we embed clinical faculty in rehearsals and acting classes, and how we apply clinical training techniques to support the actors' understanding of human nature, and to support access to ongoing (and contained) emotional experience. Similarly, we describe (and we show) how Acting faculty work with clinical students to help them become more attuned to the patient's (and their own) movement, mood, tension, and relatedness.
Sponsored by the Nashville Psychoanalytic Study Group - Click Here
with the support of the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital - Click Here
Contact: Marilyn McCabe, Ph.D.