Online, Creative Process Therapy (CPT) is a modern, psychotherapeutic practice that integrates many creative, dynamic and process-based practice with traditional talk therapy. In CPT, Gestalt Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Schema Therapy Therapy are woven seamlessly together with Dramatherapy, Art Therapy and Narrative Therapy to deliver more impactful work for clients.
CPT has been developed by Tidal Grace, a Masters-level (Honors) Counselling Psychology Professional as well as an a RCC (Registered Clinical Counsellor) who adheres to the BCACC Code of Ethics. Tidal engages his clients in modern, psychological, physical and creative modalities to produce a more integrated and aware individual.
The major modalities are in CPT are:
Postmodern Gestalt Therapy
Postmodern Gestalt therapy is an existential/experiential form of psychotherapy that emphasizes creative adjustment, and focuses upon the individual's experience in the present moment, the therapist-client relationship, the environmental and social contexts of a person's life, and the self-regulating adjustments people make as a result of their overall situation.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
ACT is an empirically-based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies mixed in different ways with commitment and behaviour change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility.
Schema Therapy + Transactional Analysis
These therapies were developed for use in treatment of personality disorders and chronic Axis I disorders, such as when patients fail to respond or relapse after having been through other therapies (for example, traditional CBT). Schema Therapy is an integrative, 21st-century psychotherapy synergistically and systematically combining theory and techniques from previously existing therapies. Transactional Analysis is an older version of Schema Therapy; however it has a broader base of assumptions and models which are also useful to consider.
Short-Term Psychodynamic Therapy
Short-term dynamic psychotherapy applies psychoanalytic principles to define and understand the dynamics and problems that clients bring to the therapy session. The aim of this approach is to uncover the feelings or thoughts that interfere with a client's relationships, communication, and daily functioning.
These practices, originally derived from the non-religious side of Buddhist teachings, include techniques designed to promote relaxation and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness.
Drama Therapy is the use of dramatic techniques to facilitate personal growth and promote mental health. Drama Therapy exists in many forms and can be applicable to individuals and couples.
Art Therapy combines visual art and psychotherapy in a creative process using the created image as a foundation for self-exploration and under-standing. Thoughts and feelings often reach expression in images rather than in words.
Spirituality Focused Therapy
If the client wishes, this approach can address the integrated nature of the mind, body and the elusive "soul". Most therapists choose to bypass spirituality, the divine, and the soul, and yet, this work can be an important component of our work together—even to those who claim to have limited views on spirituality benefit from this work.