Clinical Work Using Action Methods.
September 2018- June 2019
One Friday afternoon every month
1:00PM to 4:00PM
21 Clinical CEU's, 3 per Workshop, beginning with
the December workshop.
Are you interested in the mind/body connection? Action
methods, taken from psychodrama, are a powerful addition
to the therapists repetoire because they help to incorporate
the body, mind, and the unconscious. Action methods help
our clients to work through issues by concretizing 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.
If you are trained in family therapy or family systems
work, psychodramatic action methods are an excellent
adjunct to your training. Psychodrama is an effective way
to work systemically with individuals.
21 Clinical CEU's
This course, Clinical Work Using Action Methods,
Approval #183008-438 provided by Chrysalis Clinical
Supervision & Training, is approved for continuing
education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing
Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by
NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period:
December 2018 through August 31, 2020.
Click here to sign up.
About the workshops:
Workshops are is designed for therapists and other
professionals who wish to learn the fundamentals of
psychodrama. Each training session will incorporate
different aspects of the 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.
Here are workshops scheduled* for fall 2018 and spring 2019.
November 16, 2018: 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. Psychodrama Training credits
December 14, 2018: 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. This is my favorite workshop! 3 CEU's.
January 18, 2019: Doing family therapy with individuals
using the social atom. Sometimes we wish to understand
family of origin issues or current family relationships but
are unable to get the family to participate in therapy. This
workshop will help us explore family relationships, our
"social atom" using role reversal, a technique which allows
us to work with systemically with individual clients. 3 CEU's.
February 23, 2019: The Magic of the Present Moment: How
to attend to changes in affect in the here and now. Many
therapists over-focus on what their clients are saying rather
than how.This workshop will help you understand the
difference between process and content and how to attend
to subtle changes in mood, thoughts, and feelings. 3 CEU's.
March 22, 2019: The Diamond of Opposites; working with
ambivalence in action. Ambivalence can be crippling
because we can become stuck in indecision and put our
lives on hold. This workshop will help you explore your
ambivalence by putting it into concrete form. 3 CEU's.
April 21, 2019: How to tell your story in action. This
workshop will focus on the key elements of psychodrama
including the walk and talk, scene setting, role reversal,
doubling, and using the mirror position. Content will focus
on family relationships. 3 CEU's.
May 19, 2019: Telling our stories in action. This workshop
uses the elements of role reversal and doubling and will
teach the importance of scene setting in order to help us tell
our stories in action. Content will focus on loss. 3 CEU's.
June 21, 2019: Saying goodbye in action. Ending
relationships can be both gratifying and difficult. In this
workshop we will explore how we end relationships.
Insights gained will help you make your terminations more
powerful by concretizing gains through action. Different
ways to concretize thoughts and feelings will be explored. 3
Enjoy your summer!
September 2019: Doubling. Doubling is a technique
that allows therapists to convey understanding to our
clients. It can also be used with couple, families and groups
to help family or group members feel understood. It is a
powerful tool that is fundamental to psychodrama.
October, 2019: Role-Reversal. Role-reversal is a powerful
technique that allows us to step into someone elses shoes.
Using role-reversal with couples and families can help build
empathy among family members/couples. Learn how to use
this important psychodramatic technique to enhance your
clinical work. Psychodrama training credits only.
About the group leader:
I am an experienced LCSW, Certified Practitioner and PAT of
Psychodrama wtih 22 years of experience working with
individuals, couples, families, and groups with a wide
variety of issues. I have supervised (certified in NJ) social
workers, family therapists, and counselors for 19 years. I
have a passion for teaching family therapy and
psychodrama--two very powerful and complementary
I am a Certified Practitioner and a PAT of psychodrama with
over 11 years of experience, allowing 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 Associate Professor at NYU.
When: One Friday afternoon, 1:00-4:00PM, each month.
Where: Upper Montclair, NJ.
Fee: $50 for each session. 10% discount for signing up for
more than one workshop (for example, sign up for 2
workshops for $90).
Contact: Paula Ochs LCSW, CP, PAT
*Dates subject to change and cancellation
Clinical Work Using Action Methods
|Chrysalis Clinical Supervision,Training &
"Family Therapy in Action/Supervision in Action"