Izzy Gesell MS Ed, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional)
Shawn has crafted a work that is immediately applicable while also being transformational in its approach. It combines the practice of improv and comedy with the theory behind Social Theater and offers a GPS on how, when and why to use each activity. You can't go wrong!
David Carbonell, Ph.D., psychologist and founding member of The Therapy Players, comedy improv troupe, Chicago, USA
Improvisational theatre games are increasingly finding a place in group psychotherapy, and this is a wonderful resource for clinicians working with children and teens, particularly with kids whose social skills may be impaired by attentional or anxiety problems.
Kristin R. Krueger, PhD, clinician, researcher and member of the Therapy Players
Shawn Amador is a brilliant pioneer in the field of improv and social skills training! In her book she provides many gifts to practitioners of all levels: an eloquent historical perspective, step-by-step guides to using improv in therapeutic settings, and detailed explanations of the emotional and cognitive influences.