Methods with Children's Groups:
Psychodrama, Sociodrama and Playback Theater
Walters, MS LMHC LCAT TEP
in Highland, NY
Thursday 6:15-9:15 p.m.
a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00
Psychodrama is a natural and
powerful method for helping troubled, abused and traumatized children
tell their stories, safely express strong feelings and try out new behaviors
and roles. It is also useful to teach social skills and problem solving
to students with diverse capabilities and challenges in a wide range
of settings. This professional training will offer participants the
opportunity to learn adaptations of the psychodramatic method that work
especially well with groups of children ages seven though twelve. Many
of these structures can be adapted to work with individuals and families.
YOU WILL LEARN!
will explore and experience structures that allow for the safe acting
out of children's hopes, fears and difficulties through the use of:
The use of
group ritual and structures for safety and containment will be demonstrated.
Ways to address
the difficulties inherent in using psychodrama with children will be
$340 IF REGISTRATION AND FEE ARE POSTMARKED BY APRIL 4, 2013;
4 weeks notice: 100% refund
2 weeks notice:
50% credit towards future HVPI trainings
~Space is limited...register
early to avoid being closed out~
offers 16 Continuing Education Credits towards
national credentialing by National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC),
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC),
NYS OASAS, and towards re-certification requirements for the National
Registry of Group Psychotherapists.
This training offers hours towards certification by the American Board
of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy (ASGPP)
and is accepted toward credentialing by the National Drama Therapy Association
and the American Society for Experiential Therapists. Many of our students
who are social workers have had these hours accepted towards their social
work CEU requirements, but that is on a state by state basis.
for further information.
Walters, MS, LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor), LCAT (Licensed
Creative Arts Therapist), and TEP, is the co-director of the Hudson
Valley Psychodrama Institute which she founded in1989. She was a psychodramatist
at Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital, Katonah, NY for over twenty five
years and recently retired as the Director of Child and Adolescent Psychodrama
Services where she ran six groups a week with children and adolescents.
She also supervised the psychodrama internship program at Four Winds.
Rebecca is a sought after international trainer and is known for her
expertise in the use of action methods with children and adolescents.
She has brought her well-received training seminars on the use of action
methods with children and teenagers to conferences and training institutes
throughout the US and abroad. She is currently consultant to MD Anderson
Cancer Center's I*CARE, a program for Interpersonal Communication and
Relationship Enhancement that is a program of the Department of Faculty
Development dedicated to improving the communication among cancer patients,
their families and their providers.
Rebecca is an elected member of the Executive Council of the American
Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, an organization in which
she is a Fellow. She is the 2010 recipient of their Hannah Weiner Awarded
which honors her years of service to the ASGPP. She is the current president
of the Hudson Valley Chapter of the ASGPP.
Rebecca is certified as a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner by the
American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.
Please send a check made out to:
Address: 156 Bellevue Road
Include a piece of paper with your name, phone number, email address
and regular address.
may be arranged upon request. It is now possible to pay with a major
Contact HVPI for more information.