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Feb 26 2021

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

In 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.

Course meets the qualifications for a total of 26.0 hours of continuing education credit (per group) for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CAMFT approved CE Provider #123417. Provider #123417. Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number 2N-10-135-0220 for 19.5 CEH’S (per weekend). 19.5 CEHs (per weekend) available for Certified Experiential Therapy (CET) and Psychodrama.

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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Feb 26 2021

Lancaster, PA
Ancestor Stories: An Experience in Family Constellations

Family Constellations is the term for method of working with the family system as developed by Bert Hellinger, a family therapist in Germany.

In this series of monthly online training workshops from 10 a.m. to noon ET, Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, will offer a self-experience for participants who are interested in the method and how it may be presented in individual or group sessions.

She will discuss how Family Constellations explore through experiential interaction and mindfulness how an unresolved family trauma or other instance of family or collective pain is carried through the generations.

This program is not designed to give people all the tools and skills they would need to present a Family Constellations session to a client. Rather it will allow you to experience components of the method to understand it more fully and begin to explore how you can use pieces of the method to integrate into your work if you wish.

You will learn:
The Orders of Love and how they impact families according to Bert Hellinger.
Representative perception and how it shows up in "the knowing field."
How mindfulness and body awareness offer clues to identifying and resolving inter-generational family trauma.​
Karen will select a participant for demonstration, with opportunities for questions and discussion during the class.

The class is scheduled the last Friday of each month.

Tuition is $45 and includes two CE and psychodrama credits, plus Act 48 hours.

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Feb 26 2021

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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