Improv for Helping Professionals

We are planning to reschedule this workshop for the spring of 2022. A new date will be posted soon.

4 CEUs | 10 am-3pm | COVID Vaccination Required

This workshop is for new and experienced helping professionals alike who are eager to engage in playtime! We will experience creative supervision, personal liberation and a chance to let your inner jester out! (No acting experience necessary!)

Learn about the connection between improv theatre and therapy, begin to explore spontaneity and engage in playtime.

We will embody and provoke personal and professional connections through the lens of improv theatre fused with psychotherapy principles. All helping professionals welcome!

Costumes optional!

Learning Objectives

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn about the connection between improv theatre and the helping professions
  • Begin to explore spontaneity and what gets in its way
  • Learn how playfulness can offer relational healing

Program Leaders

Alisa Stamps, MSS, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker, and author of the book, THE GASLIGHTING RECOVERY JOURNAL. She specializes in working with adult children of narcissists, and runs a support and recovery group for these individuals, entitled “Shattering the Mirror”.  Alisa also has experience treating eating disorders and complex trauma.  Post-graduate work includes training in: Gestalt Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS-Level 1), and certification in Dr. McBride’s five-step recovery model for treating adult children of narcissistic parents.  Alisa received a Bachelors of Music Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received her Master of Social Service degree from Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. She supervises at GTIP.

Carl Marcus, LCSW got his Masters in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College in 2005. He is Certified in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and has assisted at numerous IFS trainings.

Before that, he assisted at Hakomi (mind-body-spirit) trainings. He is the founder of the Greater Phila Area IFS Community, and promotes IFS to whoever will listen.

As a newly minted grandfather, he is discovering more reasons to love life.

Cristhian Dantagnan, M.Ed. L.P.C. is a native from Chile. He first studied Theology and then music at the conservatory before engaging in urban youth ministry where he led summer camps and educational programs for underserved youth. He worked in community and school based mental health for over 10 years and has been in group practice since 2014, specializing in developmental disorders, parenting, trauma as well as immigration and acculturation challenges. Most recently he has completed IFS level 1 training, a non-pathologizing modality he loves that makes room for all his spontaneous, creative and playful parts. 

Kaitlin Staples, MA, ATR-BC, LPC is a registered board-certified art therapist, licensed professional counselor and candidate-in-training with the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts and the Inter-regional Society of Jungian Analysts. Kaitlin received her BA and MA in Art Therapy from Marywood University. She serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Art Therapy Department at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, and Marywood University in Scranton, PA. Kaitlin has worked in a variety of mental health/addictions settings in various levels of care. She currently has a private practice in northwest Philadelphia (Mt. Airy) and online.


$112.50 GTIP Associates
$100 Students


Ridley Creek State Park: Pavilion 14 | 351 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA 17603


Complete registration and payment HERE.