Souldrama® was developed by Connie Miller,ACS, NCC, LPC. TEP. 1997 and trademarked in 1999 as a therapeutic tool created for use as an adjunct to psychodrama designed to move clients from co-dependency to co-creativity. Connie is the founder of the International Institute of Souldrama and also the owner of the Spring Lake Heights Counseling Center formally the Center For Codependency in New Jersey. She was employed for years as a career counselor and worked with families with children with cancer.Connie is a keynote speaker, and trains professionals both nationally and internationally in action methods.She also has trained the staff at Seabrook House in southern New Jersey and at New Directions for Women in California.She is a Trainer, Educator, Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, an approved clinical supervisor and an International professional Counselor.
Connie has developed a new 7 stage model to access our spiritual intelligence that incorporates psychodrama, group psychotherapy, and sociometry that she has called Souldrama®. She has had numerous articles on this approach published in the International Journal of Action Methods (in 2000), more recently also in the Korean Psychodrama Journal, "Souldrama: a psychotherapeutic technique to access spiritual intelligence", the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, and a chapter in the recently published anthology from Routledge Publishers titled "Psychodrama: Advances in Theory and Practice. Connie has written a book on this approach (it has also been translated into Portugese and published in Brazil), made cd-rom teaching materials, and has been most active in presenting on this method nationally and internationally! Her new book, Starve the Ego:Fee the Sou! Souldrama:Ignite your spiritual intelligence! has been published in both English and Romanian.Souldrama has been recognized as a new action model for the 12 step recovery program.
She has built bridges to a number of associated fields by presenting at the conferences of the American Counseling Association, the International Association of Psychodrama and the European Transpersonal Associaton. In addition, Connie has run trainings in Souldrama for the past 15 years in Mexico, Portugal, Greece and in England, Brazil,Romania,Austria,Moldova and Indonesia. Presently she runs her own training group in Souldrama and other action methods. Connie received the 2010 ASGPP Innovators award for Souldrama and also the 2011 Thelma Duffy award for innovation and creativity and cutting edge practice. More recently she present at the British Psychodrama Association Conference, in Greece, and planning training groups in Israel and Amsterdam and Connie has also been in India and volunteered for the past two years to train pastoral counselors in Indonesia.Connie is also employed by the Department of Defense on the death notification team helping to inform families of losses and injuries from overseas.
Drs.S.S.Budi Hartono,M.Si Lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Indonesia. My friends just call me Budi. I major in Clinical Psychology and has interests in Positive Psychology and Psychology and Culture. The two intensive trainings in Souldrama in 2010 and 2011 in Bali-Indonesia has convinced me that Souldrama is a very powerful technique in psychotherapy and training. Hobbies: western classical music (especially from the baroque, classic, and romantique periods), classical Javanese and Balinese music, traveling to exotic places( and on my magic carpet)
My students and friends used to call me Sari. I am Lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Indonesia. Majoring in clinical Psychology and has interest in group therapy, marriage and family therapy. I involved in Souldrama since 2010 in Bali-Indonesia and trained almost every year by Connie until got the certificate as Souldramatist in August 2017. The techniques in souldrama can be applied for both individual clients or groups and I also teach and share this with my students as one of group therapy subjects in their study to get degree as Psychologist. I love travelling and explore any kind of local foods in any places. I can be contacted at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
US and International Trainers
Please contact any of our approved trainers if you would like to sponsor a workshop in Souldrama!
***Souldrama Trainers are responsible for arranging the workshop to suit your needs. All workshops must have a certified Souldrama Trainer attend.
Darrell Briggs MA, CADC, CAT I
Darrell was just looking for some CEU’s when he attended his first Souldrama training in 2013. Just learning of psychodrama, he wanted a training that would enhance his work as a drug and alcohol counselor. What happened that Saturday at Spring Lakes Counseling Center he could only describe as a “soul awakening”. Now, an active member of the ASGPP (American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama) and ISEP (International Society for Experiential Professionals), he continues to develop the resources to support individuals and groups struggling with addictions and trauma. He currently works at Bowling Green Brandywine Treatment Center which is a 163 bed inpatient rehab facilitating their Trauma Program. Darrell remains enthusiastic in sharing the spiritual transformation possible through Souldrama with those seeking the experience of a soul awakening individually or as a group. He can be reached at email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org .
Gregory GreerMSW, LMSW, LAC, CGP
Gregory first became interested with Souldrama when participating in Connie’s workshop at American Group Psychotherapy Association Annual Conference in Boston. A Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) and clinical member with AGPA, Greg is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) employed full-time at Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center’s 100 bed residential program. He created and is owner of Voices of Recovery, LLC which provides presentations, workshops, individual and group psychotherapy for addiction. Also a board member with Louisiana Association of Counselors And Trainers, Greg has a passion for ‘carrying the message’ with the state of Louisiana’s counselor’s and those exploring the journey in the 12-steps with Connie Miller with Souldrama. Greg can be reached at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Ciotola , M.Ed, TEP, TSMtrainer and Certified Souldrama trainer . Recipient of ASGPP Zerka Moreno Award and , with Nancy Alexander , the ASGPP Collaborators Award . Author with Karen Carnabucci of Healing Eating Disorders with Psychodrama and other Action Methods- Beyond the Silence and the Fury. Jessica Kingsley , London 2013. She presents widely in person and online workshops , conferences . Linda is located in Maryland. Visit her website : www.healing-bridges.com
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