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.

2014 Open Sessions

October 17

Presenter: Rebecca Walters

Theme: People
We all have people who delight us. We all have people who challenge us. Some challenges are worth exploring. Others need to be put aside. Join us for a psychodramatic exploration of the relationships in our lives; the ones that bring us joy, the ones we want to leave behind and the ones we would like to cultivate, improve and possibly even celebrate!

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 has worked with individuals and groups of children, adolescents and adults. With thirty years of inpatient experience, she was the Director of Child and Adolescent Psychodrama Services at Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital, Katonah, NY.

Currently Rebecca is on the faculty of University of Texas’s 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 Fellow of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, an elected member of their Executive Council and a recipient of their Hannah Weiner Service and their Collaborators Award (with Judy Swallow).

Rebecca is certified as a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. She has trained in Europe, Central America and throughout the United States. and is known for her warmth, clarity and humor.

Next Open Session: November 21

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!