Sunday, July 15, 2018      2 - 5 pm,          Stuart, Florida

The empty chair is a powerful way to explore relationships of all sorts: with others (living or deceased), with parts of self, or with a role. It can be used both with individuals and in groups. But it's important to use it wisely and safely. Join us for this free,* three-hour introduction to the technique especially intended for newcomers to psychodrama.

The empty chair can be used to hold the role of important people in a client's social and interpersonal world, parts of self (inner addict), Higher Power, etc. For role training the empty chair might represent, for example, a prospective employer, an actively addicted friend or family member, or someone to whom a client plans to make amends.

Role reversal – moving into the role held by the empty chair – offers an opportunity to see oneself from the perspective of the other (e.g., What's it like for my partner when I say that? What does my Higher Power want to tell me?). We will demonstrate how to use the empty chair in both individual and group settings.

Learning objectives. Participants will understand:

    1. The technique of doubling for use with empty chair role play.
    2. When to reverse roles and when not to reverse roles.When empty chair work is contraindicated.

Continuing Education Opportunities; This activity may be counted towards 3.0 Certification Hours as approved by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy.

This activity may be counted towards 3.0 Experiential Therapy Certification Hours, as approved by the American Society of Experiential Therapists.

This activity may be counted towads 3.0 Continuing Education Units are approved by Florida Department of Health for Florida LCSW, LMHC, LMFTFor addiction counselors certified in California,

this activity may be counted towards 3.0 CEH's (Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number 4S-17-271-0819).  

For information or registration, email 4psychodrama@gmail.com or leave a message at 650-262-6429.  

 You will have an opportunity to work with several trained psychodramatists representing a range of backgrounds. May we introduce our primary facilitators: For more than 25 years, psychodrama practitioners, trainers and trainees have converged at Hutchinson Island to spend a week honing their skills, building community, and working on personal growth. Many of us live and practice in south Florida. This year we want to reach out to colleagues in the region, inviting you to learn about our work through experiencing it.


Uneeda Brewer is the sunniest of our facilitators. She is a life coach working with corporate women as well as a psychodramatist. She facilitates conflict resolution in the workplace, change management and leadership development workshops. Uneeda loves her dog and, in the past year, has become a passionate ballroom dancer. For more information, visit www.accelerate2success.com 

Steve Kopp is staff psychodramatist and Coordinator of Experiential Therapies at a residential treatment program for clergy in Maryland. He values working with a strength-based approach, and acknowledges his irreverent, quirky humor as one of his primary strengths. He is growing into fully accepting his flaws. For more information, visit: http://www.dreamer2doer.com

Michael Gross is a recovering bureaucrat who leads psycho­drama roups in a trauma/addictions program and teaches action methods to addiction program counselors. He is also a trained as a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, an approach to trauma resolution. For more information, visit: http://healtrauma2treataddiction.com/ 


Join us! It will be fun as well as instructive.

*This workshop is free, however we request that you bring a donation of non-perishable food that will be provided to a local food bank.


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