A DEEPER DISCOVERY PROCESS
When a psychologist first meets with a patient they share much in common with the creative artist beginning to develop a character or story. Similar to the therapist, the creative artist must embark on the process of discovery and authenticity.
The creative artist and the Psychologist are both interested in understanding human nature, and one can never fully understand the personality formation of any character unless you first understand their formative experiences.
"Quiet people have the loudest minds."
~ Stephen King
HOWARD GLUSS, ENGAGING MINDS
Airing on KABC, 790AM, Los Angeles SUNDAYS from 8pm-9pm (PST)
“Engaging Minds will be a weekly one hour radio broadcast during which we address psychological issues that affect all of our lives,” says Dr. Gluss. “Every week, I will have the chance to speak with a variety of well-known guests from the worlds of entertainment, sports, technology, business and beyond. “
“Our guests will share with us their stories, experiences, interests and beliefs on a wide range of topics. From humorous, to serious, from local to world issues. We’ll discuss how they have been affected personally, and how they are striving to make a difference.”
The show will also be available via Podcast.
Psychology and the Creative Process
Consulting is designed specifically for writers, actors, directors, producers, and studio executives. It offers a remarkable way to not only understand and create believable characters and storylines but to embrace and expand the artist creative process.
Consulting services aid with character development from a psychological point of view from inception, through final draft and production.
Psychological consulting for productions focuses on individual personality psychodynamics and development, mental disease, addiction, personality disorders, psychotic / neurotic behavior, family, intimate and personal relationships.
Onsite consulting is available for individuals, studios and productions. Consulting can be customized and presented to fit production needs.
OUR MISSION: MOTIVATE TALENT. FOSTER CREATIVITY.
Finding Ourselves in the Movies
by Howard M. Gluss, Ph.D.
with Scott Edward Smith
In REEL PEOPLE, you will discover a valuable resource to creating believable stories and authentic characters. Using many of the techniques Dr. Gluss employs in his technical consulting work, REEL PEOPLE gives you a way to “psychoanalyze” characters and in the process make them come to life – aiding in the development of complex stories and compelling characterizations.
“REEL PEOPLE is an insightful analytical tool, invaluable not only to writers, but also to anyone looking to better understand characters, and for that matter, possibly themselves.”
~Gary Levinsohn, Producer
The Patriot, Saving Private Ryan, A Simple Plan, Tomb Raider
PERSONALITY TYPES EXPLORED:
The Antisocial Personality
The Histrionic Personality
The Paranoid Personality
The Narcissistic Personality
The Borderline Personality
The Obsessive-Compulsive Personality
The Schizoid Personality
The Masochistic Personality
Psychology and the Characters You Create
Based on the theories developed in Dr. Gluss’ book REEL PEOPLE: Finding Ourselves in the Movies, this seminar is designed specifically for writers, actors, directors, and producers. This Seminar is designed to look directly into the psychological behavior of characters.
Psychology and the Audition
Auditioning should be a creative process that deepens an actor’s awareness of self – not something that hinders. Unfortunately, for most it is a great source of stress and anxiety that minimizes their abilities.
Influence, Motivation, and Management Between Corporate and Creative Talent
Bridging the gap between psychology and the hands-on process of understanding, communicating, and working with creative talent.
WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE
Designed for the creative artist as well as the executive. Exploring the nature of success and the task of surviving its legacy.
KeyLight currently has these projects in development:
A psychological investigative series focused on the social and cultural issues of Millennials.
Visit: The.Doc website
BACKSTORY With Dr. G
A series of televised dialogues that psychologically explore iconic personalities and emerging faces within entertainment, sports, business and technology.
Visit: Backstory with Dr. G
Global Summit for Social and Cultural Change – An annual event bringing together renowned guests from entertainment, sports, technology and business with the next generation of inspired minds to explore, create, and ignite social and cultural passions that inspire global change.
Visit: Elevation website
Dr. Gluss is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. He is an author, psychotherapist, speaker, entertainment consultant and radio talk-show host. He began broadcasting in the U.S. in 2008. His radio talk-shows featured directors, actors, producers, Pulitzer Prize winners, bestselling authors, politicians, social and cultural activists, as well as other visionaries at the top of their field.
Dr. Gluss’ private practice focuses on Psychological Assessment (Neuropsychological, Biopsychosocial and Forensic), Executive Coaching, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. His clinical experience addresses Chronic Illness, Mood / Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders and Obesity, Geriatric and Adolescent Psychology, LGBT Issues, Couples Therapy and Substance Abuse.
Dr.G is the author of the book, “Reel People: Finding Ourselves in the Movies”. He is currently working on a book about the psychology of success, and a book about the psychology of weight loss.
Check out Dr Gluss’ clinical website: www.drgluss.com
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