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

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, May

Title: Dare to be Happy: The Power of Positive Being

Human beings desire to be happy. Most of our daily thoughts and actions have the end goal of achieving, maintaining, or salvaging our happiness. Yeta formula offering a consistent, reliable path toward their realization remains elusive.Recent advances in scientific research may be able to help, with a number of studies suggesting that people have the power to increase happiness through intentional activities. This will be a dynamic experiential workshop based on the latest research on positive interventions and will use traditional psychodramatic techniques employed in new ways to help develop such traits as gratitude, resilience, forgiveness and hope.

Dan Tomasulo, PhD, MFA, MAPP, is a psychologist specializing in Positive Psychology, group psychotherapy, and psychodrama. He is the first licensed psychologist and psychodramatist to earn a master’s degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and is author of Confessions of a Former Child: A Therapist’s Memoir, winner of the 2009 Written Arts Award in Creative Nonfiction. He writes the expert blog on group therapy for Psychology Today and the “Proof Positive” blog for Formerly on fellowship at Princeton University, Dan has been honored with both an Innovator’s and a Scholar’s Award, and is now an assistant instructor for Martin Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania.

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!