Welcome to the Therapeutic Filmmaking Institute!
Here at the
Institute, we engage in:
- Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy
- Therapist Training/Professional
- . . . all related to therapeutic filmmaking.
A novel form of psychotherapy
that combines, on the one hand, traditional talk therapy sessions with, on the other hand, the client’s first-person
or autodocumentary filmmaking.
This therapeutic approach is based on support from psychological research,
film theory, psychological theory, and personal experiences with filmmaking. The process of brainstorming, writing, shooting,
and editing films allows people multiple opportunities to story their experiences, learn better
communication and problem-solving skills, examine
their problems from multiple perspectives (literally multiple angles), and rewrite
their problems in more productive ways.
This therapeutic process allows people to make
sense of events that may have been experienced without words, or that were felt too deeply in the body to fully work through
with talk therapy alone. Therapeutic filmmaking allows people a unique opportunity to tell their story and learn from
their experiences through the awesome power of film as an artistic, therapeutic, communicative medium.
For more information about therapeutic
filmmaking, or to inquire about our services, please contact us - we would be happy to hear from you.