NJ Training Dates 2017-2016 Connie Miller is an a Approved Clinical Supervisor
The Clinical Practitioner in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy certification, C.P. credential, as approved by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.
July 29-Aug 4, 2017 Souldrama Bali
Training is from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Counseling Center unless otherwise noted.
September 9, 2017
October 6-8. Monroe, Louisiana Sponored by Gregg Greer
January 12-15, St Pete Beach, FLorida Alden Hotel (with low rates)!!
May 25 - 31, Tinos, Greece our 20th International Conference
Looking for an ethical, experienced, well-rounded supervisor who will prepare you for the counseling world?
Beginning in October 2011, the New Jersey Professional Counselors Examiners Committee of the State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners will require all Supervisors of LACs to hold a Supervisor’s credential from the NBCC. See NJAC 13:34-13.1 and the NBCC Center for Credentialing and Education web site: http://www.cce-global.org/ACS
I am an Approved Clinical Supervisor by credential and I have supervised many mental health practitioners working toward licensure.
LPC stands for licensed professional counselor. According to the American Counseling Association, professional counselors use many different approaches to help people increase their wellness, personal growth or career development. LPCs may also help people with mental illnesses or addictions cope with their diseases.
The International Institute of Souldrama: Elements of Retreats, Workshops & Trainings
Director: Connie Miller,ACS. MS, TEP, LPC, NCC,
The Method: Souldrama®
In the counseling room, many helping professionals are challenged to find ways to combine the practice of psychotherapy with people's spiritual search without supporting specific religious practices or denominations. Spirituality is expressed individually as each person chooses a power greater than themselves, but we all have the common goal of finding our life's higher purpose. The illumination of knowing our life's purpose and the satisfaction of fully living it brings clarity, meaning, and fulfillment into our lives. When we are consciously aligned with our deepest reasons for being, we tap into rich reserves of energy, personal power, and passion. Our lives begin to flow in new and delightful ways and it brings a peaceful stillness to our souls. As we experience the depths of our hearts we are able to love ourselves without judgment and learn to extend it to others.
Applied to religious settings, Souldrama offers spiritual directors, pastors, chaplains, and others seeking fresh ideas to explore the common topics of forgiveness, love, divinity, dreams, evil, and joy. Ordinary people struggle with a spiritual path to move forward but have few tools to do so. Souldrama provides us with a therapeutic Action Method to discover a more meaningful and purposeful life! In troubled times, it helps others to access their spiritual intelligence.
While we offer Souldrama retreats and workshops for personal growth, we also offer training in the methods to become a Souldrama Trainer. The training is designed to teach how to blend group psychotherapy, psychodrama, and Souldrama to stimulate creativity. This process combines the elements of mind, body, emotions, and spirit in order to create a very effective therapeutic energy within a group process. Participants will learn through the use of experiential techniques such as psycho-spiritual psychodrama and Souldrama® how to translate these interactive, creative techniques to propel themselves forward. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet people from other cultures, network, and promote this innovative Action Method.
Why Train in Souldrama®?
Souldrama helps you access your spiritual intelligence and also to understand your true spiritual purpose for your soul's mission in this life. Using the technique of Souldrama and psychodrama within a group situation, we will focus on how this technique can be used to help clients that have been stuck put their intentions into action and move past the resistance that prevents them from achieving their higher purpose.
Elements of Training: Various psychodramatic elements are employed in the trainings, such as role reversal and doubling. The progression of completing each of the seven stages of Souldramafacilitates the co-creative process of the director (facilitator) and the protagonist (lead participant). Also utilized are: concept presentation, pen and paper exercises, bodywork, dance, Chi Gong,Yogand Reiki methods that are integrated in the workshop. The work is experiential and a full interview must be completed before you are accepted into the program as a Souldrama trainee; however, anyone is invited to attend a workshop for personal growth and to experience the process of Souldrama.
Training to be certified in Souldrama involves: 200 hrs of psychodrama training 250 hrs of Souldrama (workshops) 100 hrs Self Experience/ Therapy ( Can have been provided in the past) 50 hrs direct Supervision in the process of Souldrama. Total: 600 hours
What is Souldrama and how does it help me as a counselor? Souldrama®, is a psycho-spiritual approach designed to enhance spiritual development in people regardless of their religious denomination or even lack of a spiritual path. As therapists and trainers, we are responsible for our own personal development and spiritual growth. The journey of going through the seven doorways of spiritual growth will help us to remove our own blocks, see our repetitive patterns, what roles we play where and when, and access our spiritual intelligence to further our careers and interpersonal relationships. Supervison and Training Therapeutic Action Techniques: Using Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy Techniques in Clinical Practice. Trainees will learn and practice the. You will also have a place to obtain professional support and explore self care tactics for professional and personal sustainability. Direct Supervision occurs at the end of the 550 hours when the trainees has the oportunity to direct and organize their own workshop under the supervision of a Souldrama practitioner. These ongoing sessions present sociometry, psychodrama, spontaneity-creativity theory and role theory. Trainees learn the theoretical substructure of psychodrama, sociodrama, and group psychotherapy. They will also practice techniques for use in their field of interest. Trainees have the opportunity to experience and learn about the roles of group member, auxiliary ego, protagonist, and director. Can Souldrama only be used in adult psychotherapy?
There are many practical applications of this Action Method. The Doorways for Transformation can be used:
Loss and Grief Counseling
Interpersonal Relationships & Communication
Career Development & Coaching
Mental Health Workers & Counselors
Addictions & Codependency Counseling
Churches & Clergy
Spiritual Caregivers & Seekers
Nurses & Medical Professionals
And many others
**If you are accepted into the program, any one of our retreats can also be considered for training.
In Our Office or Yours-We will Come to You!
IQ + EQ + SQ =Integration
If you would like to sponsor a retreat or workshop or be a Souldrama coordinator in your country or state, please contact us! Hours of certification in psychodrama, group psychotherapy, and sociometry as approved by the American Board of Psychological Examiners in Sociometry, Group Psychotherapy, and Psychodrama. Souldrama® is an internationally registered trademark US 903 317 and any unapproved use will result in legal prosecution.
Address: Spring Lake Heights Counseling Center 620 Shore Road Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey, 07762. USA Phone 1-800-821-9919 Connie@souldrama.com
Training The Trainer in Psychodrama & Action Methods
Connie Miller, ACS, M.S., NCC, TEP
Energy Follows Action. Training in Action Methods is for professionals who want to use these skills in group or individual psychotherapy, education, spiritual direction, human resources, and health care settings. Action therapy will also help expand clinical skills for those working with addicts and in every level of recovery process. Students of all levels are welcome; many who come to sessions do not plan to become certified in psychodrama but find they want to use their new skills in conjunction with their present work or for personal growth. Psychodrama and sociometry principles will teach you how to build positive relationships within a group setting as well.
When action is added to the learning process, it:
Shows a person's inner perception of the world and provides an alternate method of disclosure.
Gives greater power and meaning to a person's words.
Helps clarify thoughts and feelings.
Increases spontaneity and creativity, allowing a person to look at life with more options.
Training: Our Place or Yours! Training and supervision in group psychotherapy and psychodrama are offered both on-site (at your facility) or here at our office. Training sessions of various lengths can range from 1/2 day to a full week. Specific training and supervision on the model of Souldrama is also available. Please contact us to develop a training program to suit your needs.
Monthly Training Session in Souldrama: If you are looking to develop or enhance your skills as a group psychotherapist, an on-going professional training group exists in Monmouth County, New Jersey and St Petersburg Beach, Florida! Membership in this group will allow participants to earn certification credit in group psychotherapy and psychodrama and continuing education credit for certified group psychotherapists (CGPs). Content: The training is both experiential and didactic. Each session will include processing of interpersonal interactions within the group as well as a discussion of techniques and theory applied. Membership: Space is very limited. A personal interview is required. Training sessions are on-going and you may begin at any time throughout the year. (A ten (10) month course of training is equivalent to six (6) graduate credits.)
Certification In Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama candidates learn techniques and theory through participation in an on-going group with their colleagues. A Masters degree in Psychology, Rehabilitation, Social work (MSW), or a related field along with a total of 780 hours of training (with a certified trainer in group psychotherapy and psychodrama) is required to sit for the written certification examination. (Students may work towards certification prior to receiving their degree.)
The academic portion of the training involves an extensive reading list which covers the fields of: group dynamics, the history of group therapy, sociometry, psychodrama, sociodrama, action techniques, adjunctive techniques, therapeutic factors, process and outcome research, ethics, and various theoretical orientations to group therapy as well as other related topics. Following the written exam there is a practical exam where the candidate will be asked to run a group and they will be evaluated by an observer other than the primary trainer.
Each training session includes processing and analyzing the group. This may include demonstration, lecture, videotape feedback, or a question and answer format. The candidate becomes an active member in the training group as a way of engaging in self-study for professional and personal growth.
The successful candidate will become certified in Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama as recognized by the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama and the American Board of Examiners in Group Psychotherapy, Sociometry, and Psychodrama.
On-site consultation is available for staff training, Souldrama, program development, and supervision. We will work with you to develop a one-time, multiple presentation, or on-going consultation tailored to your program's needs. Supervision: If you would like to develop your skills as a group therapist in group process, supervision is available once a month. Members do not have to be working towards certification or continuing education credits to be part of the training and/or supervision. Group process supervision is offered both on-site at your facility and at ours. The supervision will involve members raising issues on facilitation of group process on topics such as:
-Coaching in the Courtroom for Attorneys -Forming groups -Confidentiality -Altering the group dynamic -Understanding and using sociometry -Using Action Methods -Practical concerns and safety issues -Helping isolates -Intervention Techniques -Countertransference issues -Financial matters -Terminating a group -Interacting with other professionals -Learning to process the group from different perspectives
Course Description for Training in Psychodrama, Sociodrama, and Group Psychotherapy. Conceived and developed by Jacob L. Moreno, MD., the father of group psychotherapy, psychodrama employs guided dramatic action to examine problems or issues raised by an individual (psychodrama) or a group (sociodrama). Using experiential methods, sociometry, role theory, and group dynamics, psychodrama facilitates insight, personal growth, and integration on cognitive, affective, and behavioral levels. It clarifies issues, increases physical and emotional well being, enhances learning, and develops new skills. The benefits of this experiential form of therapy offer exciting and effective ways to expand and enliven communication, learning, self-discovery, and skill building in group therapy including those in recovery from substance abuse.
PSYCHODRAMA:Psychodrama affords participants a safe, supportive environment in which to practice new and more effective roles and behaviors.
Join us today to expand your knowledge and experience Souldrama!
Price for 6 HoursTraining
$175 Hours Trainingand Supervsion
Co-creation Starts With Imagination!
The International Institute of Souldrama 620 Shore Rd, Spring Lake Heights,NJ 07762
8200 Gulf Blvd.
St Petersburg Beach, Florida 33706
Souldrama® is an internationally registered trademark US 903 317 and any unapproved use will result in legal prosecution. www.souldrama.com