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Jan 31 2020

Newport Beach, CA
Orange County Action Methods Training Group For Professionals

OC Action Methods GroupIn this ongoing training group, participants will meet for 3 days/3 times per year to learn specific action methods techniques, including sociometry, psychodrama and experiential therapy. They will have the opportunity to practice new skills, with guidance, so that they can easily apply them in their clinical setting. This group can also serve as a safe and supportive place for professionals to do their own personal healing work.


Engaging and motivating clients
Helping clients connect to themselves and others
Helping clients progress in treatment
Building group cohesion
Dealing with conflict in group
Most professionals who train in psychodrama do not go on to pursue certification, but are keen to learn effective techniques that they can ethically practice with their clients. This group is open to therapists, counselors, interventionists, bodyworkers, treatment center front-line staff, coaches, teachers, doctors, nurses, attorneys or anyone working in the helping professional who can benefit from utilizing action methods in their work.

Because those of us working in the helping professions find it difficult to find safe spaces in which to do our own work, this group also serves as a place to do that. When training in psychodrama, students direct each other in personal growth psychodramas, allowing for healing and transformation for everyone. Great care is taken to build strong safety, and a commitment to confidentiality is made each time the group meets. Group members have found the group invaluable in pursuing both their personal and professional work and in having an ongoing community of like-minded practitioners with whom they can continue to walk the path of healing and recovery.

Friday 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm with a dinner break; Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Group members must make a 3 consecutive scheduled group weekend commitment to THIS group to start (including financially). Since the dates will be available in advance, the expectation is that group members will attend. If there is a cause for absence, refunds will not be issued. In addition, closure must be done over the course of 2 groups.

A personal interview with our Director, Jean Campbell, LCSW, TEP, is required before registering for this ongoing training group.

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Jan 31 2020

Lancaster, PA
Creating Safety and Connection: The Basics of Trauma-Informed Care

When trauma happens, trust and connection are damaged. The survivor of trauma struggles to find places of protection and safety.

The inclination is to think through the trauma or to suppress it, but neither choice will create the shift into healing that is so greatly needed.

In addition, the possibility of re-traumatization is real because the nature of trauma lends itself to reenacting the trauma long after the actual event has passed.

The lasting effects of trauma insecure attachments, hyperarousal, persistent negative thoughts, avoidance and re-experiencing symptoms demand that professionals respond with the best practices for trauma-informed care and support the repair of trust with self and others.

In this training workshop, instructed by Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, and Sharon Czabafy, DSW, LCSW, CAADC, NCTTP, CET, MAC, we will employ a variety of experiential activities from the Therapeutic Spiral Model to demonstrate containment and safe relationship building.

Snow date is Feb. 7, 2020.

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Jan 31 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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Jan 31 2020

San Rafael CA
1/31-2/2/202 - 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 coaching rooms.

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.

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