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Using Action Methods from Psychodrama in Groups, On Zoom

  • Saturday, May 22, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • ZOOM Webinar (Will be recorded)

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 ABOUT THE WORKSHOP


Presenter: 
 Paul Lesnik, LCSW, TEP

Description: 

Psychodrama is a powerful modality that allows clients to explore feelings experientially in a safe environment. Sociometry, the underpinning of all group work, explores the choices we make and how these choices either bring us closer to or farther away from connection to others. In a group, sociometry makes apparent an invisible web of connection; the more we make the invisible connections between group members visible, the more opportunity they have to be connected to each other and as a group. This aids the clients in co-creating the group as a safe container necessary for taking personal risks and doing their therapeutic work.

Participants will engage in sociometric exercises including Spectrograms and Locograms and Sociometric Choice Making with the goal of implementing these in their work with client groups. The training will link some of Yalom’s therapeutic aspects of a group to sociometry and action methods.

At the end of this training, participants will:

  1. Gain knowledge about sociometry and psychodrama techniques as interventions in action in a telehealth format
  2. Explore the interplay of creativity and spontaneity and how to bring these concepts to aliveness within people and groups.
  3. Learn how to judiciously and safely use proven action-oriented techniques to support behavior change, healing and wellness by building safety in action.
  4. Engage in activities that support healthy connections within groups of people.

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       ABOUT THE PRESENTER


      Paul Lesnik, LCSW, TEP, is a Clinical Social Worker and Psychodrama and Expressive Arts Trainer based in San Diego. He works in many Expressive Arts modalities, including Psychodrama, Sandplay and Soul Collage® with clients. He conducts training groups for clinicians and mental health professionals in infusing the arts into their practice. He is the only Board-Certified Psychodrama Trainer in San Diego County. Paul works with the Friends of Sandplay/CAMFT Sandplay SIG to provide Sandplay trainings.

      Recently Paul was presented with the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, Collaborator’s Award, (with Lin Considine, LMHC, TEP) 2021.

      WORKSHOP LOGISTICS

      This is a District Meeting coordinated by the San Diego District

      This DISTRICT MEETING meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

      Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

      Attendance and Registration Policies  

      • Non-members of CSCSW will be charged: $10 admission
      • For CEU’s there will be an additional charge of: $10 per CEU ($15 for 1.5 CEU’s; $20 for 2 CEU’s)
      • CSCSW Members and students will continue to attend and receive CEUs for free

      Cancellation Policy

      • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
      • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
      • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

      Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.


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