Saturday, July 25, 2009

Workshops on Psychodrama and profile of Trainer

Experience CompassionConnection … Creativity…

Celebrations of the Soul and The Center for Counselling

Present a unique training experience through spontaneous action methods of Psychodrama, for the first time in Chennai, this training will offer opportunities for professional development and personal growth for counsellors, social workers and practicing therapists at all levels of experience.

Reserve your place and register as limited seats are available! Program details follow:

The training will include:

1. introduction to psychodrama methodology

2. practical explorations of the role theory of personality and applications to therapeutic situations

3. introduction to the methods of Sociometry for promoting group cooperation, reducing conflicts and achieving common goals

When: 22 to 26 September 2009(Mon to Fri)

Time: 10 AM to 5 PM

General outline of the training:

Day 1: introduction: working contract, sociometric group-building for trust, safety and spontaneity; introduction to doubling, role reversal and simple role-taking;

psychodramatic action: presentation of a meaningful place.

Day 2: continue sociometric group-building; action warmups; doubling practice; introduction to Role Theory: role presentations; simple role inventory;

psychodramatic action: encounter with interpersonal role.

Day 3: continue sociometric group-building; doubling practice; role reversal practice; exploring sociometry: the social atom;

psychodramatic action: 1-scene psychodrama or multi-scene psychodrama.

Day 4: continue sociometric group-building; exploring sociodrama: presenting social roles; ' Empty Chair' (single role) sociodrama; multi-role sociodrama on issue/problem of group choice

Day 5: morning - warmup & sociometry; psychodrama or sociodrama of group choice; afternoon - closure: sociodrama on the life of the group.

What is Psychodrama?

Psychodrama was conceived and developed by Jacob L. Moreno, MD, first in Vienna beginning in 1921 and later in the United States. Since then it has spread around the world and is now practiced extensively in the US and Canada, the UK and Europe, Brazil, Australia, Israel, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.

Rooted in the twin foundations of spontaneity/creativity and the role theory of personality, it has found very effective application not only as a group therapy modality in hospitals, clinics and prviate practice, but also in education, the arts, organization development and community action. Psychodrama uses our innate capacity for role-playing to investigate our lives in a mutually supportive environment, to re experience and change the past, to affirm our strengths, to try out future alternatives and to change what we choose. It requires no experience or training in formal theater.

Herb Propper, Ph.D., T.E.P.

Herb Propper, Ph.D., T.E.P. is a Trainer Educator Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, certified by the American Board of Examiners. He has 30 years of experience in the field. He is Director of Celebrations of the Soul Center for Psychodrama, Sociodrama and Sociometry in Vermont, USA, in private practice as therapist, trainer and consultant.

Herb has been selected by the Bureau of Educational Affairs, US Department of State, as a 2009 Fulbright scholar to teach psychodrama and sociometry in Bangladesh. He is hosted by the Dhaka University Department of Clinical Psychology and the Jahangirnagar University Department of Drama and Dramatics.

He is a lifetime member and fellow of the American Societry of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP). He has presented numerous workshops at conferences of the ASGPP and its affiliated New England chapter.

Since 2003 he has been a lead trainer for the National Therapeutic Theatre Workshops of Bangladesh, and is also a member of the Bangladesh Therapeutic Theatre Institute.

He has published articles on sociodrama, psychodrama in theater work and role-playing in education in The British Journal of Psychodrama and Sociodrama, The Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama and Sociometry,and The Internaional Journal of Action Methods. He has also contributed a chapter on uses of psychodrama in education to Psychodrama in the 21st Century.

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