Psychodrama Workshop

“For More Than Half A Century, Psychodrama Has Been Identified As One Of The Most Powerful Ways In Which To Treat Traumatized People.”
-Yehuda Bergman, Ph.D Ferentz Institute

What is Psychodrama?

Psychodrama is a holistic, strengths based method of psychotherapy in which people are supported in exploring situations utilizing experiential strategies. Individuals are offered the opportunity to become creative in developing new solutions to old and recurring problems by practicing new and more effective roles and behaviors.

What happens when our clients feel “stuck”?
What happens when we feel stuck supporting our clients?
What helps?

In this workshop of growth and renewal we will identify resources:cultural, spiritual internal and interpersonal and new ways to access them

This workshop is appropriate for:

  • Those providing individual or group process
  • Those new to psychodrama
  • Experienced practitioners
  • Students in mental health, education or and a variety of other fields
  • Those wanting to further their knowledge of psychodrama or experiential methods

Some BENEFITS:

  1. Motivates clients to progress through denial and make headway in treatment
  2. Builds group cohesion
  3. Works with conflict in group
  4. Clarifies transference
  5. Help clients be aware of and connected to their bodies
  6. Allows people to gain greater perspective on their emotional concerns, conflict, identity

Goals of the Workshop:

  • Learn techniques that empower clients to illuminate underlying obstacles that prevent forward movement
  • Learn and practice psychodramatic tools such as doubling, role reversal and mirror ~Learn experiential strategies for resourcing clients and self
  • Learn sociometric skills to build connections between group members
  • Explore how to apply these tools to current clientele in both individual and group setting

Dates:

Saturday, Aug.11, 9-1pm
Sunday, Aug.12, 2-6pm
Monday, Aug.13 9-1pm followed by Potluck lunch

Where:

Sebastopol, CA (location will be provided upon registration)

Cost:

$350 (early bird rate $320 if registered by July 11)
To register email: druckerkaren@gmail.com
To reserve your place: Deposit $100.00 at PayPal account: druckerkaren@gmail.com

Trainer: Karen Drucker, PsyD, TEP, Licensed Psychologist; Trainer, Educator, Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry, Group Psychotherapy

Karen has a private practice in Boulder, Colorado; she specializes in the treatment of trauma, depression and anxiety. She is highly trained in experiential and group therapy modalities and is currently assisting Zuza Engler in her Body as Living Presence year long training. She utilizes psychodrama, EMDR, and body centered therapies in her private practice, teaches graduate psychology students at Naropa University and facilitates psychodrama training groups for therapists to support their professional growth and development.

Assisted by: Tiffany Higgins, M.S.

Tiffany is a masterful and creative experiential facilitator with more than 20 years experience providing positive personal and professional development experiences to clients in community, business, university, therapeutic, and youth- and school-based programs. She incorporates experiential activities including those of physical, body-centered, mindfulness, artistic and nature-based. With these vehicles she is skillful at meeting the needs of different styles of awareness, growth and healing. “What’s most meaningful for me about facilitating is trusting we each have inner wisdom that guides us. Once we reacquaint with this wisdom the practice that we create together is listening, finding strength where it truly lies and delighting in the connection, love, and presence that follows.”

Testimonials:

“Psychodrama helps put the things we verbally process in therapy into action. As a result, it often results in significant emotional processing and release. My clients experience greater resolution and perspective on the level of mind, body, and spirit, often more rapidly than they do with talk therapy.”  -Alexa  Somatic Psychotherapist

“It creates a safe way to externalize defenses and heal the wounds underneath. I’ve found it fosters a corrective emotional experience through action and resolving past traumas. Also, it gives clients a concrete way to do deep work quickly.”   Dustin  LPC, Neurofeedback Provider