When: Friday, May 15, 2020 9am-4:30pm
Where: 40 Center Street, Northampton, MA
Instructor: Julia Feeney, LICSW
Level: Beginner
CE’s: 6 CE’s pending for LMFT’s, LICSW’s, LMHC’s, and Lic. Psychologists

This workshop holds a coequal focus: 1. To experience the power and usefulness of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy and its applications to individual therapy and psycho-educational workshops/trainings/groups; 2. To explore what we as therapists/individual selves bring to our clinical work from the inside out. It is a chance to explore our strengths, working edges, and tender places. Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy will be used to build a safe container, collect relevant group information, and use the creative, emotional and physical resources of all present. Psychodrama employs guided dramatic action to examine problems or issues. Using experiential methods, enactment, re-enactment and sociometry, psychodrama facilitates growth, change, and integration on cognitive, affective, and behavioral levels.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify personal/professional fears/vulnerabilities and internal resources through engagement with psychodramatic and sociometric methods
  2. Identify psychodramatic and sociodramatic techniques, methods and interventions that can be applied in practice with individuals, families, and groups
  3. Describe and explain the use of four instruments of psychodrama, subject (protagonist), director (therapist/facilitator), therapeutic aides (auxiliary egos), and audience or enactors in sociodrama
  4. Describe and explain the three elements of a psychodramatic session, the warm up, the action and the integration (sharing)

Registration coming soon.

Julia Feeney, MBA, MSW, LICSW began her training in Psychodrama in the early 1980’s and has been facilitating psycho-educational experiences and psychotherapy groups using action methods for the last 30 years. She completed certification and 1700 hours of training in Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group  Psychotherapy in 1990. She has extensive training in group work through National Training Laboratories and in the Tavistock Model. Julia has conducted groups and workshops for corporations, colleges, and other nonprofits using action methods on topics such as chemical dependency, family systems, team building, and supervisory skills. She has conducted multi-family, inpatient, and ongoing trauma survivor groups in hospitals and private clinic settings. Julia has completed advanced trainings in a number of clinical models including Bowen Family Systems, EMDR, and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy which support her private practice with individual, couples, and families.

*Who qualifies for the Agency Clinician/Student Rate?
We offer this discounted rate to enable students and clinicians working in community mental health settings on a full-time basis to be able to participate. Group practices are not eligible.

**Continuing Education Credit is pending through the New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapy (NEAFAST) on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education.

**Continuing Education Credit is pending through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions:

  • Psychologists:
    Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:
    Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Social Workers:
    Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Please note: It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

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