Outside of more traditional academic clinical psychology I’ve also worked as a professional theatre improvisor and actor. I’ve been involved in improv comedy and performing arts for over 15 years. Most recently, while living and working in Vermont, I was a member of the house short-form improv team Napoleon through the Vermont Comedy Club. Additionally I was a member of the Vermont Comedy Club improv touring company — we performed throughout Vermont at corporate events, workshops, and festivals.
In my experience, there are enormous overlaps between training in improvisational comedy and psychotherapy, teaching, and psychological research! It’s my belief that the practice of improvisational theatre has helped me become a better teacher, clinician, and researcher. It’s also a ton of fun and a great way to share laughter with my community.
Read a short article on the McLean Hospital website about my training and interests in clinical psychology and improvisation.