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Each applicant must complete a supervision discussing the theory and methods of psychodrama, sociometry, and group psychotherapy consisting of:

  • with at least three (3) sessions of supervision of at least 60 minutes each.

Supervision Guide

The ABE recommends supervisees discuss:

  • Dates of service and length of group (for ongoing group, period of service and frequency of sessions)
  • Overall plan for treatment, interventions, and assessment
  • Goals and objectives for each group
  • On-going evaluation of the efficacy of interventions and outcome: Use of client report and sociometric connections for evaluation is encouraged.


The ABE recommends supervisor and supervisee work together in areas such as:

  • Marketing of services to possible clients
  • Design of services including goals and objectives
  • Screening new clients
  • Issues of diagnosis, assessments, treatment planning, group goals
  • The interaction of clinical issues with action methods
  • Integrating psychodramatic and sociometric interventions with existing clients
  • Countertransference issues that affect treatment
  • Skill development in certain areas and with different techniques
  • Moments of difficulty with action interventions
  • Role development as a director and auxiliary ego
  • Management of conflict in groups and issues with group dynamics (sociometry)
  • Creatively incorporating psychodrama, sociodrama, and sociometry in new settings and in new ways
  • Evaluation of interventions and effectiveness
  • Research design
  • Discharge criteria
  • Ethical concerns such as conflict of interest, dual/multiple relationships
  • Misfits for a group and how to terminate them for the service

Record Keeping

The ABE recommends both supervisor and supervisee keep records of their supervision. Some suggestions to keep records of the following information:

  • Date(s) of Service
  • Type of Service (e.g., individual, couple, family or group)
  • Population Served
  • Goals & Objectives for your work with this population, including expected outcomes
  • Evaluation Measures employed to determine outcomes
  • Specific psychodramatic, sociometric and other experiential methodologies (i.e., assessment and interventions) used in your work with this population. Describe how these methodologies relate to the goals and objectives of the service
  • Supervision received corresponding with the service