Mon, Dec 18|
Using Creativity Games & the Creative Problem Solving Process to Support Improved Outcomes for System Involved Youth
Time & Location
Dec 18, 2023, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST
About the Event
This training will teach a creative problem solving method, which is applicable to many situations, including working with system involved youth and others who support them. We will go from a poorly defined problem to a clear problem to a solution over the course of our training, so please bring in an idea you’d like to work on within your efforts to support system involved youth. In addition, we will practice some creative exercises that will help expand your divergent thinking skills which if applied in various ways can support improved outcomes for system involved youth.
Participants will be able to:
· Identify the six steps to creatively solve a problem;
· Acquire and apply at least 2 creative exercises to enhance divergent thinking; and
· Evaluate at least 2 creative solutions for relevance and applicability with system involved youth and families.
9:30-9:45am Introduction to Creativity Games, and play a game
9:45-10:00am Introduction to Creative Problem Solving model and Divergent and Convergent thinking
10:00-10:15am First step of model – Problem Finding
10:15-10:30am Second step of model – Fact Finding
10:30-10:45am Third step of model – Problem Definition
10:45-11:00am Creativity and Movement break
11:00-11:15am BREAK (CE hours will not be offered for this time)
11:15-11:30am Fourth step of model – Explore Ideas
11:30-11:45am Fifth step of model – Formulate Solutions
11:45am-12:00pm Sixth step of model – Formulate a Plan
12:00-12:15pm Summary of model and Creativity Game
12:15-12:30pm Summary of whole presentation, Questions & Answers
Meet Our Trainer
Talia Dashow has been creating all her life, and has been coaching since 2001 when a fellow job seeker told her she would coach him now. She did, and it was successful, but she didn’t call herself a coach until 2020 when she opened up her Creativity Club. At the Creativity Club people get to play and explore their way to increased flexibility, comfort with ambiguity, confidence, and problem solving. Talia speaks on creativity as well as procrastination and confidence building. For this training, Talia is melding her own creativity games with the Creative Problem Solving Process learned at CPSI, the conference put on by the Creative Education Foundation.
This course meets the qualifications for (2.75) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.