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Dec
21
Fri
Ongoing Psychodrama Training Group for Professionals @ Psychological Counseling Services
Dec 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

This ongoing group is a place for up to 15 Mental or Allied Health professionals, interns, or students to learn psychodrama experientially. Sessions may include action techniques such as Social Atom, Diamond of Opposites, and Future Projection, as well as other psychodramatic activities including warm-ups, full psychodramas, and sharing. This training group is co-Facilitated by API Faculty Marlo Archer, Grayce Gusmano, Deb Wingo Gion, Adena Bank Lees, and Pat Ashbrook.

Three hours of training by a P.A.T. (Practitioner Applicant for Trainer) will be provided each session. Psychodrama students may receive up to 160 of their training hours from a P.A.T.

Marlo Archer is an approved provider for NAADAC, NBCC, & NRCGP.

Download Registration Form and Mail Payment   OR   PAY ONLINE NOW
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This group meets on the FIRST AND THIRD Fridays of each month.

Jan
22
Tue
Basics of Psychodrama @ Family Strategies & Coaching
Jan 22 @ 12:00 am – 8:00 am

This Beginners’ Workshop will introduce participants to action methods they can use with clients. Concepts and Structures to be demonstrated may include,and are not limited to: Basic 5 Elements (Director, Auxiliaries, Audience, Stage & Protagonist), Warm-Up, Full Psychodramas, and Sharing.

Students will receive 6.5 hours of Continuing Education for attendance. Marlo Archer is an approved provider for the following professional organizations:

The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
The National Board of Certified Counselors
The National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists

There will be a 90-minute break for lunch. Students are encouraged to pack a bag lunch or think about lunch plans before arriving to enable the prompt start of the afternoon session.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW -or- Download and Mail in Registration

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

Faculty:
Dr. Marlo Archer, CP, PAT, is a co-founder of the Arizona Psychodrama Institute, a licensed psychologist, and a Practitioner Applicant for Trainer in psychodrama. Psychodrama students may receive up to 160 of their training hours from a PAT. Marlo Archer is an approved provider for NAADAC, NBCC, & NRCGP.

Feb
17
Sun
Ethics in Action – Tucson @ Caritas Healing Center
Feb 17 @ 12:00 am – 4:00 am

This workshop utilizes psychodramatic techniques such as role play and doubling so you have fun while getting the required CEU’s! Come join us and have an experience.

This workshop is intended for Psychologists, Social Workers, Psychiatric Nurses, Professional Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists. This workshop is appropriate for beginning, intermediate and advanced level practitioners.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund on or before Saturday, February 9th, no refund on or after Sunday, February 10th.

Grievances: Formal grievances are required to be written, and will be responded to within 10 business days.

PAY ONLINE NOW  OR  Download Registration Form and Mail Payment

Faculty:
Adena Bank Lees, LCSW, LISAC, BCETS, is an adjunct faculty member of the Arizona Psychodrama Institute and a leading expert in childhood sexual abuse treatment. As a sought after speaker and consultant, Adena has presented to and trained hundreds of mental health and allied professionals across the globe on sexual abuse and its relation to substance/process addictions, dissociation and eating disorders.

Dr. Marlo Archer, CP, PAT, is a co-founder of the Arizona Psychodrama Institute, a licensed psychologist, and a Practitioner Applicant for Trainer in psychodrama. Psychodrama students may receive up to 160 of their training hours from a PAT. Marlo Archer is an approved provider for NAADAC, NBCC, & NRCGP.

Here’s what people had to say about a recent workshop offered by these trainers…

“I really can’t think of anything I would change about the workshop. You kept to the contract and presented exactly what you intended. You accommodated the special interest of particular group members. You both worked so well together in presentation of the information. Lots of good hands-on pratice and audience participation. It helped me a lot to refresh. I was very pleased. Thank you again for allowing us to host you all. Terrific.”

Floyd Godfrey, LPC, Executive Director, Family Strategies & Coaching

“I want to share how much I enjoyed and learned from this training! The trainers were clearly knowledgeable about psychodrama and psychodramatic theory and presented it in a very clear and applicable way. They complimented each other harmoniously and demonstrated how psychodrama can be utilized in individual therapy with issues such as trauma, addiction, developmental issues, and general life stress. They provided a safe space for participants to both disclose personal issues and practice utilizing psychodramatic techniques. I would highly recommend these trainers to people who are interested in learning about psychodrama and how to apply it in your clinical practice. Plus, there was a lot of laughter and fun to make us all feel comfortable!”

Pat Ashbrook, PhD, Flagstaff, AZ

“Just a note to say that I also had a wonderful time at the workshop. Marlo and Adena did a great job of hosting….and I learned a lot of techniques that I can utilize both in my practice..and in my improv classes as I invite the performers to go deeper with their process. It’s wonderful work..and I’m excited to learn more. Thanks again for making it happen and I will be signing up for the January class.”

Shaeri Richards, Certified Hypnotherapist, Sedona, AZ

Today in session I used an exercise you demonstrated with wonderful results. I took what I learned yesterday and used it. The client refered to me as “magical!” I am glad to know it’s not me doing the work, I just have the pleasure of guiding him in it. I think I kind of improvised what was taught but it worked well and I could totally see using it again. It was awesome! Thanks again! You will see me again!

Matt Wheeler – Intern Ottawa University

“I found the program to be enlightening and fun! The techniques taught in this course have already been useful with many of my clients.”

Troy Love, LCSW

Mar
6
Wed
Ethics in Action – St. Luke’s Networking Breakfast @ St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center 2013 Clinical Breakfast Series
Mar 6 @ 11:00 pm – Mar 7 @ 12:00 am

Come enjoy a FREE breakfast along with an hour of FREE Continuing Education in Ethics, courtesy of St. Luke’s Behavioral Health and Arizona Psychodrama Institute.

Let’s face it, we all have to get our ethics credits, why not do it in way that’s fun?

This hour-long interactive presentation will serve as a teaser for two longer trainings that API will be offering later in the month:

General Ethical Principles – 3 CEUs – March 20th – 8.30a – 11.30am Register for March 20th

Specific Ethical Principles – 3 CEUs – March 21st – 8.30a – 11.30am Register for March 21st

Register for Both – 6 CEUs – Save $9

Mar
24
Sun
SPRING TRAINING TRAINING – Cultural Diversity @ Inner-Work Counseling
Mar 24 @ 10:30 pm – Mar 25 @ 1:30 am

Train for 3 hours daily before running off to enjoy Arizona’s Cactus League Baseball. March weather in Arizona is beautiful. Bring your partner and make a vacation out of it.

March 24 – Cultural Diversity – REGISTER ONLINE

Inner-Work Counseling
3231 South Country Club Way #111
Tempe, AZ 85282
NOTE: Country Club Way in Tempe is not to be confused with Country Club Drive in Mesa

OR Download and Mail In Registration

Here’s what someone said about Adena & Marlo working together…

“Adena & Marlo do a fantastic job of making learning fun and memorable. Their workshop not only provided me with valuable new techniques I can use with my clients; they gave me a chance to connect with others in a meaningful way and EXPERIENCE first hand the power of psychodrama!” – Karen Olson, Tucson

Apr
27
Sat
Basics of Psychodrama – Scene Setting @ Family Strategies & Coaching
Apr 27 @ 11:00 pm – Apr 28 @ 7:00 am

This Beginners’ Workshop will introduce participants to action methods they can use with clients. Concepts and Structures to be demonstrated may include,and are not limited to: Basic 5 Elements (Director, Auxiliaries, Audience, Stage & Protagonist), Warm-Up, Full Psychodramas, and Sharing.

Students will receive 6.5 hours of Continuing Education for attendance. Marlo Archer is an approved provider for the following professional organizations:

The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
The National Board of Certified Counselors

There will be a 90-minute break for lunch. Students are encouraged to pack a bag lunch, think about lunch plans before arriving, or order lunch to be provided by API to enable the prompt start of the afternoon session.

2013 Dates
Saturday April 27th – PAY ONLINE NOW or Download Registration and Mail Payment
Sunday July 14th – REGISTER ONLINE
Sunday September 15th – REGISTER ONLINE
Saturday November 16th – REGISTER ONLINE

2014 Dates
Monday January 20 (Dr. MLK Jr. Day)
Saturday March 22
Sunday May 18
Sunday July 13
Saturday September 20
Tuesday November 11 (Veterans Day)

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

Faculty:
Dr. Marlo Archer, CP, PAT, is a co-founder of the Arizona Psychodrama Institute, a licensed psychologist, and a Practitioner Applicant for Trainer in psychodrama. Psychodrama students may receive up to 160 of their training hours from a PAT. Marlo Archer is an approved provider for NAADAC & NBCC.

Here’s what people are saying about Basics of Psychodrama (January, 2013)

“Dr. Archer put on a fantastic workshop, it was informative and simplified so that I had no trouble understanding the concepts behind each psychodrama exercise and how they relate to the client. I plan to use these new tools I learned to help with the healing process of my own clients” – John McLean, MAPC

Jun
7
Fri
Beginning Director’s Intensive @ Office of Grayce Gusmano at PCS
Jun 7 @ 6:00 am – Jun 10 @ 7:15 am

This 29-hour specialty workshop provides the opportunity for 8 beginning psychodrama directors to do as much or as little of the following as they feel comfortable: direct a full psychodrama session, including warm-up, action, and sharing, and get feedback from the trainers as well as from their peer participants. If you do not care to direct, a trainer can direct for you, or you can tag-team direct with the support of the trainer. Additionally, each participant will get to serve as protagonist in one of these peer-directed dramas.

You must be a licensed mental health professional and have attended at least one previous API workshop OR  have a minimum of 20 hours of psychodrama training to register for this workshop.. Each attendee is to attend each session unless arranged in advance to miss.

Introduction – 4-7pm Thursday, June 6th
Session One – 8:30a-11:30a Friday, June 7th
Session Two – 12.15p-3.15p Friday, June 7th
Session Three – 4p-7p, Friday, June 7th
Session Four – 8:30a-11:30a Saturday, June 8th
Session Five – 12.15p-3.15p Saturday, June 8th
Session Six – 4p-7p, Saturday, June 8th
Session Seven – 8:30a-11:30a Sunday, June 9th
Session Eight – 12.15p-3.15p Sunday, June 9th
Closure – 3.15p-5.15p Sunday, June 9th

Lunches, snacks, coffee, and water will be provided as breaks will not be sufficient to go out and get things. Bring anything else with you that you might want.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION $580 BY 5-20-13

FULL FEE – $630 AFTER 5-20-13

Faculty
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. She is excited to have just applied to work on her Practitioner Applicant for Trainer in Psychodrama to become a national Trainer.

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 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, NBCC, & NRCGP.

Jun
19
Thu
Psychodrama Residential @ Embassy Suites Phoenix - Scottsdale
Jun 19 – Jun 22 all-day

Room is not included. Get a discount by mentioning you are with API
It is recommended, but not required, that you stay onsite.
Book directly through:
Embassy Suites Phoenix – Scottsdale
602-765-5800
(Your room includes a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and an evening snack and beverage reception)

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-Eight hours of training by a P.A.T. (Practitioner Applicant for Trainer) will be provided. Psychodrama students may receive up to 160 of their training hours from a P.A.T. Marlo Archer is an approved provider for NAADAC & NBCC.

PREREQUISITES (Must have Two)
1) Minimum of 24 hours’ Psychodrama training
2) A degree in a Behavioral Health Field
3) Attendance at previous API workshop

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

Faculty:
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. She is excited to have just applied to work on her Practitioner Applicant for Trainer in Psychodrama to become a national Trainer.

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

Jun
2
Thu
Annual Psychodrama Intensive @ Deb Gion's Office in Dobson Professional Plaza
Jun 2 – Jun 5 all-day

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.

PREREQUISITE (Must have ONE)
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

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

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

Faculty:
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

May
4
Thu
ASGPP Conference @ Hilton Clearwater Beach, Florida
May 4 – May 7 all-day

2017 Conference Co-Chairs Mary Ann Bodnar, Uneeda Brewer, Jodi DeSciscio, Susan Mullins and Julie Wells

WELCOME YOU TO THE ASGPP 75th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary Conference, Navigating Waves of Change: Discovering and Celebrating our Hidden Treasures, held on the shores of beautiful Clearwater Beach. They invite you to come early, bring your family and enjoy a vacation before and after the conference! Clearwater is home to Winter, the famous dolphin from Dolphin Tale. Not too far away in Tampa is Busch Gardens, while St. Petersburg boasts the Dali Museum. And of course, there is the beach!

They plan to utilize the beautiful outdoor space for our president’s reception, the drumming circle and other activities. The Keynote and Plenary will both speak to the power of hidden treasures as we deepen our connection with one another and explore the importance of embracing our authentic selves.

While we are sad to have lost our beloved matriarch, Zerka Moreno, they have special events planned to honor her and celebrate her life.

CEs – ASGPP: National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists, Counselors (NBCC); Ce-Classes.com: CEs for Psychologists (APA); Social Workers (ASWB); Addiction Professionals (NAADAC); California and Texas Board Approvals;
The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling The entire conference (Thursday – Sunday) offers up to 34 hours toward CEs.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

Begins Thursday, May 4th 9.30a
Ends Sunday, May 7th at 7:00pm

Featuring:
Session #50 PRIVILEGE IN ACTION by API STUDENT – James Pennington, MA, PLMHP, LAC, Heartland Family Service

Session #64 PASSING TONES: WHAT MUSIC (AND MUSICIANS) CAN REMIND THE WORLD ABOUT TENSION, CONFLICT, RESOLUTION, AND EVOLUTION by Anna Schaum, LPC, PAT,
Dramatic Changes, Portland, OR; and API STUDENT Adam Petty, LAC, CET II, ASGPP

Session #26 – THE CHILD AS SUBSTITUTE SPOUSE: NAMING AND VALIDATING EMOTIONAL INCEST by API Adjunct Faculty Adena Bank Lees, LCSW, BCETS, CP, Private Training and Consulting

Session #48 – SMARTPHONES IN SESSIONS: TRANSFORM INTRUSION TO ENGAGEMENT API Co-Founders Marlo Archer, PhD, TEP, & Grayce L. Gusmano, MMFT, LPC, CP, Private Practice. Additionally, Grayce is also serving on the Executive Council overseeing the Conference.

Session #2 – All Day Workshop ENCOUNTER WITH THE DIVINE and
Session #38 How to Have a Good Goodbye, both by API Supporter and Co-Founders Trainer Rebecca Walters, MS, LMHC, TEP, Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute, & MD Anderson Cancer Center University of Texas

Session #44 – PSYCHODRAMA IN INDIVIDUAL THERAPY by Sylvia Israel, LMFT, RDT/BCT, TEP, Bay Area Moreno Institute; California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS); and API Co-Founder Trainer Susan Powell, OTR, TEP, Centerwood Psychosocial Services and Psychodrama Training Institute

Session #21 – START WHERE YOU ARE – FIRST STEPS FOR ANY DIRECTOR by API Supporter and Consultant John Olesen, MA, TEP, Living Waters Institute, Bay Area Moreno Institute. At this conference John will also receive the Fellow Award.

Session #10 – Half Day Workshop MAKING MOVEMENT WHEN LIFE SEEMS STUCK by API Supporter Karen Carnabucci, MSS, LCSW, TEP, Private Practice, Author

Session #15 – MEDITATION TOOLS INTEGRATED WITH CLASSICAL PSYCHODRAMA: HEALING THE SPIRIT WITHIN by API Supporter, Saphira Linden, RDT/BCT, LCAT, TEP, Omega Transpersonal Drama Therapy and Psychodrama Program, Private Practice, and Daniel Wiener, PhD, LMFT, RDT/BCT, Central Connecticut State University, Rehearsals for Growth, LLC

Session #20 – LEARNING TO LOVE FAILURE by API Supporter Carol Frank, LPCC, RN, PAT, Private Practice, Albuquerque NM, Living Waters Institute, Santa Fe, NM; Sue Shaffer, LPCC, LCMHC, CP, Adams Center for Mind and Body in Burlington, Vermont

Session #28 – THE JUDGE WITHIN by API Supporter Jeanne Burger, EdD, LMFT, TEP, Private Practice, Director, Tidewater Psychodrama Group

API Supporter Mary Anna Palmer, LICSW, LMFT, TEP, is also serving on the Executive Council overseeing the Conference.

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