Facilitated by Sylvia Israel, LMFT, RDT/BCT, TEP
Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT
Two prominent psychotherapists, master drama therapists and long-time collaborators join together for this
Sylvia Israel, LMFT (MFC #31245), TEP, RDT/BCT, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama and Registered Drama
Therapist/Board Certified Trainer, teaches at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and Kansas State University. Sylvia is co-founder of Bay Area Moreno Institute, IMAGINE! Center for
Creativity & Healing and Bay Area Playback Theatre. In addition, she is a Certified Trainer in the Therapeutic Spiral Model of psychodrama with trauma survivors and has taught PTSD and Action
Methods at various graduate programs. As a psychotherapist, spiritual seeker and meditator, Sylvia is interested in how our healing journey can awaken spontaneity and creativity, enabling us to live
fully and in the present. She maintains a private practice with individuals, couples and groups in Marin and San Francisco.
Action methods are powerful tools for personal and social change. Participate in a workshop that will help you move through your
childhood woundings, unearth life scripts that block you from your authenticity, and reclaim your right to be the full person you were put on earth to be. Join us as together we take steps in
creating new and life affirming narratives through the healing power of the arts and creativity.
This workshop and training is for those new to experiential therapy as well as seasoned practitioners.
Professional Program Goals: Participants will experience Psychodrama, drama therapy and Playback Theater and learn how its methods can enhance their work.
Learning Objectives: After the workshop participants will be able to-
- Compare and contrast Psychodrama, Drama Therapy and Playback Theater methods
- Discuss the therapeutic benefits of experiential methods
- Describe one warm-up exercise working with childhood wounds
- Give examples of experiential structures that aid the client to stay in the window of tolerance.
Course meets the qualifications for 14 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Sylvia Israel,
Provider # 019617, is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP.
Sylvia Israel maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
Certificates will be distributed upon completion. Additional $25 fee.
American Psychological Association: Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual
Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for its programs and their content.
California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses.
For questions about CE contact, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 763-3576.
14 psychodrama training hours may be applied toward certification (Recognized by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy). Hours may also be applied
for Drama Therapy (recognized by North American Drama Therapy Association).
Armand Volkas, MFT,RDT/BCT (MFC#28789) is a psychotherapist and Registered Drama Therapist in private practice and
Clinical Director of the Living Arts Counseling Center in Emeryville, California. He is a Board Certified Trainer in this discipline with The North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA). In
addition, Armand is Associate Professor in the Counseling Psychology Program at California Institute of Integral Studies and Adjunct Professor at John F. Kennedy University, the Summer Peacebuilding
Institute and the Canadian School of Peacebuilding. Armand has been honored with The Gertrude Schattner Award from the NADTA for his distinguished contributions to the field. He has developed
innovative programs using drama therapy for social change, intercultural conflict transformation, intercultural communication and peacebuilding. For the past 30 years Armand has been Artistic
Director of The Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble. At the heart of Armand's work is a profound respect for the power of personal story to build bridges between people and