California Society for Clinical Social Work
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Presenter: Paul Lesnik, LCSW, TEP
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:
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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.
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.
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