It looks like magic -- but you can learn it!
The Bay Area Moreno Institute is offering its 2019-2020 Psychodrama Core Training Group. This group provides in-depth training for people seeking to expand their knowledge of the theory and practice
of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy.
The training group is a supportive, stimulating community of learners and a laboratory in which to develop spontaneity as a director, auxiliary, protagonist and group member. Trainees will have input
into specific areas of study and will have numerous opportunities for directing.
Trainees can expect to learn:
- The interplay of creativity and spontaneity and how to bring these concepts to aliveness within people and groups.
- How to judiciously and safely use improvisation, role play and other proven action-oriented techniques to support behavior change, healing and wellness.
- Activities that support healthy connections within groups of people.
- How to direct action vignettes in a variety of settings.
See individual workshops for specific learning objectives.
Training is open to professionals and
students in the fields of healthcare, psychology, law, substance abuse and recovery, creative arts therapies, religion, human services, personnel management, group facilitation and education, as well
as those wanting to further their knowledge and experience of psychodrama.
Participants will be able to incorporate
the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients and to their own self-care.
If you are interested in additional supervision or consultation, please let Sylvia know.
Weekend 2: January 24-26, 2020
Dreams, Metaphors and Images: Embodied Imagination in Action
Dancing dragons, colliding stars and planets, and bottomless rabbit holes -- these are the "stuff" of dreams, art, fantasies and metaphor. Yet how do we understand them? And how do we actually apply
our understanding to our life? These moments -- when the borders between the real and the imaginary fuse -- are the doorways where images enter not only our awareness but also our therapy and
Using the Jungian technique of Active Imagination, matched with the art of psychodrama, we will welcome these alternative realities, embodying the images so they can reveal their logic and their
personal and communal messages. Rather than seeking answers in early childhood experiences, Active Imagination plumbs the distinctive messages that images, dreams and fantasies carry. Psychodrama is
uniquely able to expand and enrich this process, moving the message from the cognitive to the kinesthetic, providing color, texture and context, we give our fully animated bodies and living voices to
these images, allowing them to reveal their logic as well as their personal and communal meanings.
Join us as we bring dreams, images, metaphors, art and fantasies to life using psychodramatic techniques such as role reversal, doubling and mirroring. There will be opportunities for directing and
taking auxiliary roles. Time will be set aside at the end of the workshop to discuss how you can apply your learning into your own practices.
Learning Objective: Students will learn how to bring images, dreams and fantasies to life using psychodramatic techniques.
After the workshop participants will be able to:
- Define Jung's concept of Active Imagination.
- Discuss how psychodrama and the Jungian concept of Active Imagination work together to reveal the meaning of images.
- Discuss Moreno's concept of Surplus Reality.
- Describe how role reversal and mirroring assist a protagonist in understanding their images.
- Give examples of metaphors that may arise in your work.
- Summarize the classical Morenian/psychodramatic method of enacting dreams.
- Demonstrate how you can use sculpting to bring an image to life.
- List the three parts of every psychodrama.
- Identify the five elements of psychodrama.
- Explain why spontaneity and creativity are important in psychodrama in general and in dream and image enactment in particular.
- Give an example of how metaphor is enacted.
- Apply one psychodramatic technique to your work.
- Use the technique of doubling in your work.
- Explain the philosophy of doubling.
Dates: January 24-26, 2020
Hours: Friday 10AM - 6PM
Saturday 10AM - 8PM (includes group dinner)
Sunday 9 AM - 4PM
Where: IMAGINE! Center for Creativity and Healing
1924 Fourth Street San Rafael 94901 (Map)
When registering for each workshop individually:
$550 per weekend three weeks prior to start date. $575 after.
Students (with Full-time ID) when registering for each workshop individually:
$425 per weekend three weeks prior to start date. $475 after.
Full refund up to two weeks prior first day. No refund thereafter.
ia Israel (415) 454-7308. firstname.lastname@example.org
An interview with Sylvia is required if this is your first time attending,
Continuing Education for Health Professionals: Psychologists, Nurses, LMFT, LCSW,
LPCC, LEP. Additional Fees Apply. See each course listing for number of units.
Continuing Education Information See http://www.bayareamorenoinstitute.com/ceu-provider/
60 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).
Sylvia Israel, MFT (mfc #31245), TEP, RDT/BCT, Board Certified Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama and Registered Drama
Therapist/Board Certified Trainer, teaches at CA Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and Kansas State University. Sylvia is cofounder of Bay Area Moreno Institute, IMAGINE! Center for Creativity
& Healing and Bay Area Playback Theatre. She is also a Certified Trainer in the Therapeutic Spiral Model of working with trauma and a national (including Spirit Rock Meditation Center) and
international presenter. Sylvia enjoys supporting clients in awakening to their spontaneity and creativity and living more fully in the present moment. Her work blends verbal and somatic therapy with
drama, sandtray and other expressive arts. Sylvia maintains a private practice in Marin and San Francisco working with individuals, couples, families and groups.