A sociodrama is a dramatic play in which participants enact assigned roles for the purpose of studying and
remedying problems in group or collective relationships. It was developed by J.L. Moreno as a way to use role-play to increase one's depth of understanding of a shared social concern, gain new
perspectives, practice new roles, and discover new insights while building connections in a group.
Sociodrama has a myriad of applications such as exploring issues of collective trauma, current events, social
problems, prejudice, interpersonal tension, justice and rehabilitation. It has been used world-wide in settings such as education, business, diversity and job training, personal growth groups, social
movements and community building.
In this workshop, we will demonstrate multiple sociodrama directing structures and discuss when each is
appropriate. We will teach the three phases of sociodrama: warm-up, action and sharing and address how to be respectful of confidentiality in non-therapeutic settings. Participants will develop and
conduct a sociodrama warm-up and practice role reversal, doubling, role development and role-play.
Join us and expand your awareness, gain new perspectives through encountering collective roles, and learn new
Saturday 6/8/19, 9:30am - 5pm
Sunday 6/9/19 9:30am - 5pm
Where: Living Arts Counseling Center, 1265 65th St, Emeryville, CA 94608
Fee: $325 by 5/17/19; $375 after. Students/Interns: $275 by 5/17/19; $325.00 after.
Fee fully refundable until 3 weeks prior; 50% refundable thereafter; No refunds 5 days before training.
Information: Amna Jaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration: Go to: https://goo.gl/Xcasyx.
Send a check made out to: Sylvia Israel, 1924 Fourth St, San Rafael, CA 94901.
Or pay using Venmo or Zelle to email@example.com
13 CEU credits for MFT/LCSW/LPCC/LEP
Psychologists & RNs - Contact us for CEs.
Students will learn the basics of designing and directing a sociodrama.
After the workshop participants will be better able to:
- Define sociodrama
- Name the 3 parts of every sociodrama
- Describe sociodrama's philosophical underpinnings
- List at least 3 applications of sociodrama
- Design a sociodrama warm-up
- Demonstrate the Living Newspaper
Amna Jaffer has been teaching graduate and undergraduate
courses in the Department of Counselor Education at San Jose State University for over ten years. After receiving a Master's degree in Education from San Jose State University in 1997, Amna
went on to obtain certification as a Practitioner of Psychodrama in 2000. In 2007 she was certified as a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama. In addition to teaching, Amna is committed
to developing peer education best practices, training gatekeepers in QPR suicide prevention, and in developing pedagogical practice incorporating collaboration, integration and experiential
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.