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

Celebrating our 25th year!


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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
Important: See below for directions!

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, June 19

Title: Living a Grateful Life

Being grateful increases happiness, life satisfaction and optimism while it reduces toxic thoughts such as envy, possessiveness and materialism. Gratitude is also an antidote to anxiety and depression. Please join us for an evening focused on exploring the positive psychological benefits of living gratefully through psychodrama.

Jennifer Salimbene

Jennifer R. Salimbene, LCSW-R, CASAC, CDAC, CP, is a counselor in private practice and also works at the Lexington Center for Recovery. In addition to helping people move past their addictions, she works with adolescents, adults and families find their way to living their lives to their fullest. She is also a graduate of the School of Playback Theatre and brings the spontaneity of improvisational theatre to her work as a counselor and as a psychodramatist.

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!

Directions to Boughton Place: DO NOT USE YOUR GPS once you turn south onto Kisor Road as many of them misdirect you. Kisor Road is one street east of the Hess Gas Station located on Rt 299 at the corner of New Paltz Road and Rt 299 right past the border of New Paltz and Highland. You will turn left onto Kisor if you are coming from the east (Highland, Poughkeepsie, Port Ewen) , or turn right if you are coming from the west (NYS Thurway, New Paltz). Once you make your turn onto Kisor, Boughton Place is the first driveway on the left. The theater entrance is the first door you come to. Go beyond the building to park and walk back to the first door.