Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute
New Address: 156 Bellevue Road, Highland,NY 12528

founded in 1989




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The Relapse Trail:
Psychodrama in Addiction Treatment

December 6-8, 2013

Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa
245 E Ina Road
Tucson, Arizona 85704

Friday 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

~Space is limited...register early to avoid being closed out~

Trainer: Bill Coleman, LMSW, TEP

Addicts/alcoholics in early recovery are known for their cognitive deficits and often experience learning difficulties.
Psychodrama works around those difficulties with experiential group activities and role plays. This training for
addiction counselors goes to the heart of early recovery by exploring the client’s willingness to engage in recovery
and the complex relationship the client has with her/his addictive behavior. Willingness is the one absolute
essential requirement for addiction treatment to actually work. We will also explore the inevitable occurrence of
relapse; or at a minimum the temptation for relapse. Participants will learn psychodramatic structures that enact
the stages of relapse and the recovery actions every addict must use to stay sober.

In this training addiction counselors will experience and learn how to use action methods of psychodrama and sociodrama to help the addict/alcoholic:

  • Work around cognitive deficits
  • Activate their willingness to engage in recovery
  • Enact the stages of relapse as a psychoeducational tool
  • Identify and practice recovery actions

In addition, addiction counselors will learn how to use action methods for group building and developing trust.

  • Students at all levels of experience are welcomed. Information about overnight accommodations is below.

This workshop/training offers 16 CEUs toward national credentialing by National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) which are accepted by NYS OASAS, National Board of Certified Counselors and towards recertification requirements for the National Registry of Group Psychotherapists.

This workshop/training offer 16 hours towards certification by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy

To Register:

Payment for Workshop

For a $10 discount pay by check: $340 if check is postmarked by November 15. Please make the check payable to HVPI and include your name, phone number, email and postal adresses and mail to:
156 Bellevue Road
Highland,NY 12528

After November 6 payments must be made by way of Paypal.

Refund policy: 4 weeks notice: 100% refund
2 weeks notice: 50% credit towards future HVPI trainings

Accommodations at Westward Look at discounted rate of $95 per night.
Call: 520-297-1151 or 877-999-3223
Please refer to “Bill Coleman Workshops”
Transportation from Tucson International Airport to Westward look can be
via Arizona Stagecoach 520-889-1000. Reservations required.
Car pooling by limo can be arranged.

Trainer: Bill Coleman, LMSW, TEP, is a certified psychodrama trainer in Tucson, AZ. He is the resident
Psychodramatist at Sierra Tucson where he directs psychodrama groups for the full range of psychiatric
and addiction disorders. He is also now associated with the intensive Outpatient Program at Desert
Star Addiction Recovery Center in Tucson where he offers individual therapy and directs psychodrama
groups for substance abuse and sex addiction. Bill has been a trainer with HVPI for over 10 years and
has conducted sessions specifically for Substance Abuse Counselors. He developed and ran a staff
Psychodrama training program at Daytop in Duchess County. Bill worked as a staff psychodramatist at
Four Winds Hospital treating dually diagnosed adolescents. He was an adjunct professor at Russell
Sage College teaching a course in Theater Therapy. Bill has conducted workshops and has lectured
widely including at the Cleveland Clinic where he presented at their Psychiatry Grand Rounds. He has
also written a manual for clinicians on the use of Mandalas in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress