Monthly Psychodrama Workshops in Montclair, NJ

Are you interested in the mind/body connection?  Psychodrama is a
powerful methodology which incorporates the body, mind, and the
unconscious.   It helps our clients to work through issues by using
action methods to concretize what is in their heads:   when you can see
in 3 dimensions what was previously in your mind only, you can start to
better understand your issues and to change them.  Psychodrama is a
method that you learn by doing your own work, which is very helpful in
dealing with counter-transference.  

If you are trained in family therapy or family systems work, psychodrama
is an excellent adjunct to your training.  Psychodrama is an effective
way to work systemically with individuals.

About the Workshops:
Trainings are is designed for therapists and other professionals who
wish to learn how to utilize the mind, body, and unconscious.  Each
training session will incorporate different aspects of the
psychodramatic method. You will learn about the 5 elements of
psychodrama and how to use role reversal to re-create the family
system when family members are dead or otherwise unavailable.  You
will learn why working in the "here and now" is so powerful.  You will
gain experience with techniques such as the empty chair, role reversal,
and doubling.  You will also learn how to "concretize" issues, use
metaphor, as well as “act out"  stories.  See below for monthly schedule.

When: One Sunday each month. See below for details.

Where: Upper Montclair, NJ

Fee: $50 for each session.  Discounts available for signing up for
multiple sessions.  Partial scholarships are available.

Jan 25:          Doubling -- Doubling is a technique that allows therapists
to convey understanding to our clients.  Doubling can be used with
individuals, couples, families, and groups.

Feb 21:        Role-Reversal -- Using role-reversal with couples and
families.  Learn how this technique can help build empathy among family

Mar 13:        Concretizing Metaphor -- Our clients often use wonderful
language that poetically describes their circumstances, their thoughts,
or feelings.  Learn how to put this language into 3 dimensions to
deepen your work.

Apr 17:        The empty chair – This workshop will explore relationships
through the empty chair.  The empty chair is an excellent technique to
help clients express thoughts and feelings towards important people in
their lives in the here and now.

May 22:        Doing family therapy with individuals using role-reversal --
Sometimes we wish to understand family of origin issues or current
family relationships but are unable to get the family to participate in
therapy. The technique of role-reversal allows us to work with
systemically with individual clients.

June        Termination in Action – Termination can be an important and
lasting experience for clients.  In this workshop you will learn how to
make your terminations more powerful by concretizing gains through
action.  Different ways to concretize thoughts and feelings will be

About the group leader:
I am an experienced LCSW, Certified Practitioner and PAT of
Psychodrama with 20 years of experience working with individuals,
couples, families, and groups with a wide range of issues. I have
supervised (certified in NJ) social workers and family therapists for
over 15 years.  I have a passion for teaching family therapy and
psychodrama--two very powerful and complementary methodologies.

I am a Certified Practitioner and a PAT of psychodrama with nearly 10  
years of experience, which allows me to provide you with up to 160
hours of training towards certification.  In addition, I am the Associate
Clinical Director of Family Service League, a local not-for-profit
counseling agency, a staff PAT at the Psychodrama & Creative Arts
Institute, NYC, and an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University and NYU

Contact: Paula Ochs LCSW, CP, PAT
Chrysalis Clinical Supervision and Training
"Professional Transformation and Growth"
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Psychodrama Training