Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute
Highland,NY 12528 (845)255-7502

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Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama

Evenings of Psychodrama
Open sessions will be presented on
the third Friday of most months at 7:30 PM
at Boughton Place on Kisor Road in Highland, NY

All proceeds benefit Boughton Place.

Open sessions are two to two and a half hour psychodrama sessions offered by certified psychodramatists to the general public. You may participate as little or as much as you want.

2015 Open Sessions

Friday, March 20

Title:Warming up...Finally

It's been a long, frigid and snowy winter. Under all that cold snow are the seeds and bulbs of spring. Join us for an evening of psychodrama, bask in the warmth of old friends, discover the warmth of new friends and uncover what will be blooming for you as the winter melts away.

Rebecca Walters

Rebecca Walters, MS, LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor), LCAT (Licensed Creative Arts Therapist), and TEP, is the founder and co-director of the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute (1989). Rebecca received her Masters degree in Expressive Therapies from Lesley College in 1978 and has worked with individuals and groups of children, adolescents and adults since then. With thirty years of inpatient experience, she was the Director of Child and Adolescent Psychodrama Services at Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital, Katonah, NY where she ran six psychodrama groups a week with children and with adolescents. She also supervised the psychodrama internship program at Four Winds. While at Four Winds she developed ways to effectively use psychodrama and other action methods in Dialectical Behavorial Therapy skill groups which she ran on the adolescent units several times a week.
Rebecca is a sought after international trainer and is known for her expertise in the use of action methods with children and adolescents as well as in the use of psychodrama in DBT skills groups. She has brought her well received training seminars in these areas to conferences and training institutes throughout the US and abroad. She developed, along with Bill Coleman, TEP, a psychodrama training curriculum for substance abuse counselors for Daytop, NY. She has served on the faculty of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer College and is currently on the faculty of MD Anderson Cancer Center's I*CARE, a program for Interpersonal Communication and Relationship Enhancement that is a project of the Department of Faculty Development dedicated to improving the communication among cancer patients, their families and their providers. She is the co author of several articles on the use of psychodrama and sociodrama in medical education.
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. She has a private practice in Highland, NY (New Paltz) and is known for her warmth, sensitivity and humor

Suggested Donation to Boughton Place: $10/ $5 for students and those on limited income.
Boughton Place is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Receipts for tax purposes are available upon request.

In case of questionable weather or for more information please call:
(845) 255-7502
Email us at hvpi @ and we will notify you electronically of upcoming events each month!