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Summer Directing Intensive

July 17-July 22, 2013

Wednesday 6 p.m. through Monday 5 p.m.

Location: Ulster County, NY
(overnight accommodations are available)
~Space is limited...register early to avoid being closed out~

~For Advanced Students (with at least 450 hours of training) and Certified Practitioners, PATS and TEPS~

Trainer: Rebecca Walters MS, LMHC, LCAAT, TEP

Limited to Ten Participants. Everyone directs a full two-hour fifteen minute psychodrama session; everyone gets to be a protagonist.

The role of the director includes the producer, the social investigator, the group facilitator, the analyst/guide, the conflict manger, the sociometrist and more. This intensive will give advanced student directors the chance to explore these many functions. Each participant get to direct a full two-hour psychodrama group including warm up, action and sharing. Each will have the opportunity to be the protagonist in his or her own drama. There will be close to an hour devoted to processing each session with an emphasis on both theory and practice.

This training offers the chance to take a look at what you are doing that works well (and why it works!). We will also take a look at where you get stuck in the process of directing (and why you get stuck in that particular spot). As a group, we look at psychodrama theory and how it can inform our choices of action to further facilitate the drama. It gives you the chance to hone your craft as well as a safe place to be protagonist in your own drama.

For Certified Practitioners, PATS and TEPS; Many practitioners, having "graduated" from their training group, no longer have the opportunity to enjoy being part of a group, nor get the chance to be a protagonist in their own psychodrama. This intensive will give you the opportunity to do both, as well as to get role relief from being the one in charge, the director, the group leader. Come enjoy being a group member, and hone your craft all at the same time!

For Advanced Students: Many advanced students bemoan the limited directing opportunities in their own training groups. Their directing experience is mainly on their jobs with group members of various functioning levels as well as varied experience with psychodrama This intensive guarantees you a chance to direct a group of your peers.It is expected that you will have previously directed at least five psychodramas or have permission of trainer. The psychodrama community is rich with diversity of background and theoretical orientation. Because your fellow group members will have trained with a variety of trainers, discussions will be enriched by a variety perspectives and training backgrounds. . It also offers a great practice session for your on-site for those of you who are getting close to certification.

Rebecca is committed to creating a warm, relaxed and humor filled environment that encourages spontaneity and reduces the anxiety that often accompanies directing in front of one's peers. Her position is that everyone has to make at least twelve mistakes or she won't have anything to talk about! (And don't forget to ask her about the first time she directed in front of her trainer and forgot to ask the protagonist what the issue was they were going to work on).

Register early! Directing Intensive is limited to 10 participants with a minimum of 450 hours of training and with previous psychodrama directing experience or by permission of trainer.

34 hours towards certification by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy

$695 if registration and fee are postmarked by June 12, 2013, $750 after.

Payment plans may be arranged upon request. It is now possible to pay with a major credit card. Do not send credit card numbers to us.
Contact HVPI for more information.

To Register: Please send a check made out to:
New Address:
156 Bellevue Road
Highland,NY 12528
Include a piece of paper with your name, phone number, email address and regular address.

Refund policy:
6 weeks notice: 100% refund
2-6 weeks notice: 50% credit towards future HVPI trainings

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

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

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.