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May 03 2020

Newport Beach, CA
Sociometry Weekend

Want to build a group or family’s sense of safety and connection more efficiently? Identify and name the transferences that aren’t being named? Engage the isolated and/or “resistant” clients? How? Sociometry.

Most clinicians receive little or NO training in how to build a safe container in a group or with a family. Without that container, the work can’t go very deep and the potential for healing is inhibited. Through simple sociometric exercises, you will learn how to lower anxiety and build spontaneity in your group, which will propel the group forward – in a very short amount of time – to a deeper sense of connection and safety, and therefore, a more vulnerable group.

Psychodramatist Dorothy Satten, PhD, TEP used to say: “If you don’t reveal yourself, people will invent you…and they’ll get it wrong every time.” Through the use of sociometry, we can help group/family members reveal themselves – working from less to more vulnerable exercises – which can facilitate their being seen and understood much more effectively.

This 3-day Sociometry Weekend intensive is designed to help participants better understand how to identify the structure of a group, and make it more inviting and safe for clients to engage in the process. Sociometric explorations such as spectrograms, locograms, barometers, action sociograms, social atoms, and the diamond of opposites will be explored.

We will specifically look at timing of interventions, and techniques to help address issues of isolates, cleavages/cliques, transferences and resentments, so that participants will have a strong set of skills to address any group-related sociometric dynamics.

A safe and supportive environment will be created to offer participants an opportunity to develop their skills in the role of sociometrist.

May 1 – 3, 2020
Newport Beach, CA
9:30 am – 5:00 pm each day

Course meets the qualifications for a total of 18.5 hours of continuing education credit (per group) for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CAMFT approved CE Provider #123417. Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number 2N-10-135-0220 for 18.5 CEH’S. Approved for 18.5 CEHs for CET and Psychodrama. Please visit our website at theactioninstitute.com for cancellation and grievance policies, educational goals, special needs accommodation and information regarding issuance of course completion documents.

Action Institute of California is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs and/or LEPs. Action Institute of California maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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May 03 2020

Philadelphia, PA

Our brains are hardwired to Fight, Flight or Freeze from danger. Unfortunately, long after many traumatic experiences happened, the survivor continues to use those survival defenses, forming rigid patterns that shut down or overwhelm the system with unexpressed emotion. This is especially true of grief. For many survivors, it would have been dangerous to cry out while neglect, violence or abuse was happening, while many associate grief with being a victim. So, deep pain and grief from abuse is often hidden or repressed for years, becoming the proverbial ‘elephant-in-the-room.’

However, tsm has a special Prescriptive Role, the Containing Double (cd), that helps clients work through dissociation and other defenses to access these intense feelings of grief and mourning—safely and without retraumatization.

The cd was one of the rst roles to be developed by tsm. Its efficacy has been researched and it is used throughout the world, across cultures and languages. In this workshop, participants will learn and practice the Containing Double in triads, participate in full TSM Psychodramas, and learn TSM’s Action Safety Structures that enhance group cohesion and provide the overarching container for deep work.

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May 03 2020

Omaha, NE
Retrieving the Treasure – Returning to Serve, Heal, and Transform the Wasteland

Our 2018 series, which has used myth and the Journey of the Heroine/Hero as a model for healing and transforming ourselves and our world, culminates in this final three-day workshop, which focuses on the Return of the Heroine/Hero.

During phase three, we again draw upon action methods and expressive arts, including the Sociometric Wheel, to help us explore:
• How the Heroine/Hero, who heard the Call and travelled the Journey to retrieve the Treasure, must Return home with those transformational gifts;
• How Global Citizens and Social Artists can nurture community, age consciously, share resources, and actively support the empowerment of all beings;
• The power of joining with kindred spirits in a compassionate community of support, inspiration, encouragement, and celebration; and
• A ‘winter’ of self-care needed to ponder and integrate transformational experience.

Participants will have the opportunity to:
• Identify and reflect upon the gifts they’ve received on the Journey – their Treasure;
• Interact compassionately with others in understanding how they might individually and collectively explore what it means to be Global Citizens and Social Artists;
• Access roles that can deepen their understanding of and experience with action methods and their use; and
• Reflect on how their learning might be incorporated personally and/or applied professionally after the workshop.

Though helpful, it is not necessary to have attended the previous two events. Indeed, as multifaceted beings, in one area of our life, we may be hearing a Call; in another, we may be experiencing the Journey; and in a further area, may be striving to integrate and apply new learning – the Return. The focus of this workshop is on the Return, but the overall heroine/hero’s journey remains the context and will be incorporated into the workshop.

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day
ABE Hours: 18

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