Bay Area Moreno Institute


San Francisco


San Rafael, CA


Phone: (415) 454 7308


April 26-27, 2019
Integrating Action Methods in Individual Therapy
With Sylvia Israel, MFT, RDT/BCT, TEP

Sylvia Headshot 2014
Incorporating experiential methods into working with individual therapy can enliven and inspire both client and therapist. Participants will learn practical action techniques, drawn from psychodrama, including role-play, use of the action time line and methods of choice making. Attention will be given to warm- up, action and closure of each session. Therapeutic goals will inform the use of each intervention. Participants will practice techniques, taking the role of therapist, client and witness.
This training is designed for licensed marriage and family therapists, creative arts therapists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, social workers pastoral counselors and students; for those new to the field as well as those with experience. 
When: Friday 4/26/19,9:30am-6:00pm & Saturday 4/27/19 9:30am-5pm
Where: IMAGINE! Center for Creativity & Healing, 1924 Fourth Street, 
San Rafael 94901
Fee: $425/$385 by 4/1/19. Students/Interns $350/$300 by 4/1/19
Fee fully refundable until 3 weeks prior; 50% refundable thereafter; 
No refunds 5 days before training
Registration: Send a check made out to: Sylvia Israel 
1924 Fourth St, San Rafael, CA 94901. 
Or pay using Venmo or Zelle to
Information: Sylvia Israel 415-454-7308
Continuing Education15 CEU credits for MFT/LCSW/LPCC/LEP
For Psychologists & RNs - Contact us for CEs.
See for CE information, additional fees, accommodations and grievances.  
Psychodrama and Drama Therapy Training Hours. 
Educational Goal 
Incorporate various action methods drawn from psychodrama into your work with individuals
Learning Objectives
After the workshop participants will be able to: 
- Apply at least 3 psychodramatic methods to your work with individuals and couples
- Assess how to work safely with individuals, drawing from trauma and brain research
- Utilize body awareness through mindfulness and theater practices
- Demonstrate moving from talking to action, from the therapist chair to the action or stage area
Sylvia Israel, MFT (mfc #31245), TEP, RDT/BCT, is a nationally certified Psychodrama Trainer, Educator, Practitioner (TEP), Registered Drama Therapist/Board Certified Trainer (RDT/BCT) and Founder/Director of IMAGINE! Center for Creativity and Healing, Founder/past-Director of Bay Area Playback Theatre and Founding member of Bay Area Moreno Institute. She is adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and has presented at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and professional gatherings nationally and internationally. Sylvia is past President of the Northern California Chapter of the National Association of Drama Therapy. Her work blends verbal therapy, psychodrama and other expressive arts. Sylvia specializes in grief and loss, blocks to creativity, trauma and childhood abuse recovery. She maintains a private practice in Marin and San Francisco working with individuals, couples and families.
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