Ongoing Trainings in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy

Boughton Place, Highland, NY, home of the original Moreno Psychodrama Stage.

Core Trainings and Directing Cohorts offer intensive training experience for professionals and students in the fields of mental health, substance abuse and recovery, creative arts therapies, religion, law, human services, personnel management, nursing and medicine, group facilitation and education. These year-long formats create communities of learners committed to personal and professional growth. Theyprovide safe places in which to develop spontaneity as a director, auxiliary, protagonist and group member.

Each year in Core Training special topics such as the use of psychodrama in individual therapy, action methods with children and adolescents, playback theater, anger and fear, spontaneity training, working with resistance, sociodrama, the use of the body and working with trauma may be offered. There will be many opportunities for student directing. Core Training is open to students at all levels of experience. There is a pre-requisite of 70 hours of previous psychodrama training, including at least one HVPI Intensive and/or permission of faculty.

The Directing Cohort offers advanced students and certified Psychodramatists opportunities to explore the many functions of the psychodrama director including the producer, the social investigator, the group facilitator, the analyst/guide, the conflict manger, the sociometrist and more in a group of peers.

Core 2017-18

Judy Swallow, MA, LCAT TEP and
Jennifer Salimbene, LCSW-R CASAC CP PAT


Core 2017

Rebecca Walters, MS, LMHC, LCAT, TEP
and Deb Shaddy, MS, LMHP, LCPC, TEP

Thursday through Monday  March 9-13, 2017
Thursday through Tuesday  June 8-13, 2017
Thursday through Monday  November 2-6, 2017


Monday Evening Psychodrama Group

Judy Swallow, MA, LCAT, TEP 

Oct 16-Dec 4 (eight Sessions)
Location: New Paltz, NY


Directing Cohort 2017-18

For Certified Psychodramatists and Advanced Students

**This cohort is now filled.  Please contact us to be placed on the waiting list.

Rebecca Walters, MS, LMHC, LCAT, TEP

The Directing Cohort will meet for three sessions

Jan 12-16 (Thursday through Monday)
July 14-18 (Friday through Tuesday)
The third unit will meet in early 2018; dates to be determined by the group.


 Click here for a list of our graduates and advanced students