Drama Therapy Training Group: Principles of Drama Therapy
Friday, February 28, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PST)
- Are you a licensed psychotherapist, intern, MFT trainee, student, life coach or group facilitator?
- Do you want to learn how to facilitate drama therapy processes with individuals, couples, families and groups?
- Do you want to enliven and enrich your practice by crafting effective and creative interventions through action methods?
Drama therapy can be a powerful tool in working with high functioning adults as well as special populations such as emotionally disturbed children, prison inmates, people with eating disorders and those in psychiatric settings. Therapeutic theatre techniques can also be used to work with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, as well as exploring existential and spiritual questions.
Shy clinicians welcome!
This training will provide participants with an experience of being in a drama therapy group. A variety of drama therapy techniques will be utilized, including improvisation, acting techniques, psychodrama, Playback Theatre and other action methods.
The experiential portion of the training will focus on the application of drama therapy as a powerful tool in working with individuals, couples and groups. The didactic portion of the training will offer a theoretical basis and rationale for the use of drama therapy in multiple clinical situations.
This training fulfills the Principles of Drama Therapy requirement for The National Association for Drama Therapy Alternate Training Program.
January 31, 2014 to May 16, 2014
When & Where
Armand Volkas, Living Arts Counseling Center
Armand Volkas, MFA, MA, MFT, RDT/BCT, a drama therapist since 1975, is a director, actor, and psychotherapist. He is a Registered Drama Therapist in private practice and Clinical Director of the Living Arts Counseling Center in Emeryville, California, where he directs a training program for students, interns and therapists who want to integrate drama therapy into their practice. He is a Board Certified Trainer in this discipline with The North American Association for Drama Therapy.
In addition, Armand is Associate Professor in the Counseling Psychology Program at California Institute of Integral Studies and Adjunct Professor at John F. Kennedy University and Sofia University. He has developed innovative programs using drama therapy and expressive arts therapies for social change, intercultural conflict transformation and peace building.