Monthly Workshops on Therapy in Action
Montclair, NJ

Are you interested in the mind/body connection?  Therapy
in Action, based on the principles of 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,
using action methods in your work is an excellent way to to
your augment your training.  Role reversal, one of the key
techniques in psychodrama can aid us in understanding
the client family system, even when working with
individuals.

About the Workshops:
Trainings are is designed for therapists who wish to
improve their creativity as therapists, and other
professionals. Participants will 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 Friday afternoon each month, 1- 4PM. 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. It can be
useful because it helps our clients to remain in a more
spontaneus state where healing can better take place.
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 members/couples.

Mar 13:        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.

Apr 17:       The Walk and Talk, Scene Setting, Doubling,
Role Reversal and the Mirror Position.  This workshop will
cover some of the key elements of psychodrama.

May 22:        Telling our Stories in Action-- This workshop
will synthesize a number of concepts learned in previous
workshops.  Participants will learn to tell their own stories
in action.

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
explored.

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
Chrysalis Clinical Supervision and Training
Supervision in Action/ Family Therapy in Action
Copyright 2017
Monthly Workshops on Psychotherapy in Action
January - June 2018