Annual Psychodrama Intensive

June 2, 2016 – June 5, 2016 all-day
Deb Gion's Office in Dobson Professional Plaza
3200 N Dobson Rd
Bldg C., Chandler, AZ 85224
Early Bird $495 until 4-24-16, Advance $580 until 5-10-16, then $630
Deb Gion

Instructors will direct a number of short and complete psychodramas, offering the opportunity to do personal work to a number of the participants. The opportunity exists for a number of other participants to do longer, complete psychodramas, potentially directed by advanced students with assistance from instructors.

Every effort will be made to allow those who want to do personal work to have an opportunity to be a protagonist in at least some short experiences. We are not able to guarantee that each participant will get to be a protagonist in a full psychodrama nor that each interested director will get to direct a full psychodrama, although every effort will be made to best meet the needs of the participants.

Twenty Five hours of training by PATs. (Practitioner Applicant for Trainer) will be provided. Psychodrama students may receive up to 160 of their training hours from PATs. API is an approved provider for NAADAC.

1. A Completed Master’s in any field
2. 24 Hours of Psychodrama Training
3. Actively Enrolled in a Master’s Program in a Behavioral Health field


Begins Thursday, June 2nd 5:30pm
Ends Sunday, June 5th at 1:00pm

Dr. Marlo Archer, CP, PAT, is a co-founder of the Arizona Psychodrama Institute, a licensed psychologist, a Practitioner Applicant for Trainer in psychodrama, and the 2013 recipient of the ASGPP’s Zerka T. Moreno Award. Psychodrama students may receive up to 160 of their training hours from a PAT. Marlo Archer is an approved provider for NAADAC and NBCC.

Debra Wingo Gion, LPC, PAT, CGP is a co-founder of the Arizona Psychodrama Institute. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, has been a Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama for 25 years. She is also a nationally Certified Group Practitioner through the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She has worked in private practice settings, residential treatment centers and has worked in Canada with First Nations people as well as with the Gila River RBHA clients. She has been doing Trauma Recovery Work for 25 years, both individually and in groups. Debra incorporates her creativity, humor and calm, grounded manner in her work with clients and colleagues.

Suggested Reading: Acting-In by Adam Blatner, pages 1-95

Here’s what people said about Beginning Director’s Psychodrama Intensive (June, 2013)

“The workshops are well thought out and the modeling by the instructors is terrific. The instructors were honest, open and wonderfully real. Traning is hands on and help is always nearby when needed. Mistakes are considered and treated as learning opportunities. Marlo and Debbie were ‘in the moment’ and highly respectful of the trainees while they directed and did their own work. I loved it and give it my highest recommendation!” – Alan A., Phoenix.

“When working with AZ Psychodrama Institute, I leave with a sense that I experienced everything i could hope for. I have to believe that the method originator (Moreno) is very well represented by the heroic psychodramatists at API. There is a very strong heart & depth of knowledge within their trainers and training systems.” – Nick, MA Professional / Addiction Counseling

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