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Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 15–19 | Cite as

Unlocking Creativity: Connections Between Psychic and External Reality

  • Paul Rodenhauser
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Abstract

While addressing the enigmatic and alluring nature of creativity, this essay focuses on associations between creative temperament and clinical disorder. Implications considered include relations between psychic and external realities, between artists and society, and between artists and therapists.

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Rodenhauser
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  1. 1.Dept, of Psychiatry and NeurologyTulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA

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