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LPTI Ongoing Training Cohort
LPTI offers two 9-month closed Psychodrama Training Cohorts comprised of 8-12 members each. The LPTI Training Cohorts are intended primarily for, but not limited to, professionals and students in the mental health and human services fields. Training sessions take place once per month for 9 months. The continuity of meeting as a closed group fosters an environment where members can experiment with psychodrama in many ways according to their learning interests, preferences and needs.
The Introductory Level Training Cohort focuses on essential psychodramatic and sociometric techniques, along with essential theoretical concepts that underlie the method.
The Intermediate Level Training Cohort offers the needed experiential learning and skills development to direct psychodramatic and sociometric action structures.
The training integrates classical psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy with contemporary knowledge from interpersonal neurobiology and attachment theory. In addition, concepts and methods from sensorimotor psychotherapy and mindful hatha yoga are also introduced to complement Moreno’s approach, including his early philosophical and spiritual roots. The result is a theoretically grounded, integrative and holistic model.
Participants at all levels of experience with psychodrama are welcome. LPTI’s core leaning domains of theory, skills development, personal growth and professional application are emphasized.
Cohort members make a commitment to participate in the entire series.
Membership in one of the LPTI Training Cohort is by application and interview only. If interested, contact Cathy for further information and for an application.
Special Topic Workshops–One Day
LPTI offers four one-day Special Topic Workshops per year. In these workshops, we use action methods to explore the topic creatively and holistically. One-day workshops feature sociometry, sociodrama, role-training and short psychodramatic vignettes.
Examples of LPTI one-day workshops include:
- Working Skillfully with Anger;
- Action Methods in Couple’s Therapy;
- Cycles of Change;
- Ethics in Action for Action-Oriented Psychotherapists;
- Multicultural Awareness: Action Explorations;
- Promoting Resilience & Post-traumatic Growth;
- The Wisdom of the Body in Trauma Recovery;
- Ethics in Action for Action-Oriented Therapists
Continuing Education Information: 7.0 continuing education hours (Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners, National Board for Certified Counselors/NBCC; 7.0 psychodrama training hours (American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy).
LPTI Special Topic Workshops–Weekend
LPTI offers two Special Topic Weekend Workshops per year. The weekend workshops provide the opportunity to explore a topic in greater depth. In addition to didactic presentations and skills practice, full psychodramas with processing are offered during the weekends.
Examples of Special Topic Weekend Workshops:
- Spirituality as a Resource for Mental Health and Wellness
- The “ABCS” of Self-Care & Self-Compassion for Psychotherapists;
- Working Skillfully with Strong Emotions;
- Directing Skills Intensive.
Continuing Education Information: 21.0 continuing education hours (Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners, National Board for Certified Counselors/NBCC; 21.0 psychodrama training hours (American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy).
LPTI 5-Day Residential Workshops
The intensity and cohesion of a small group living together for five days offers a more in-depth and powerful experience in psychodrama. Opportunities to be protagonist and for skills practice are provided. LPTI invites renowned Master Trainers to co-lead the workshop, bringing their specific expertise to the experience.
The workshop is held at Blue Mountain Retreat Center, a picturesque setting in the rolling hills of Western Maryland. The workshop schedule allows for free time to explore the naturally beautiful setting. The retreat center shares 27 acres of property with Ehrhardt Organic Farm, which has been selling high quality, organic berries, vegetables, herbs and flowers to restaurants, at farmer’s markets and thru their CSA since 1981. The proprietor prepares delicious, organic home-cooked meals, sourced from her farm as much as possible, to retreat participants. Vegan and gluten-free options are available. Massage appointments are available on-site.
To learn more about Blue Mountain Retreat Center, click here
Upcoming LPTI Workshops
Multicultural Awareness: Sociodramatic Explorations
Co-led by Paula Catalan, LCPC, CP/PAT
Working Skillfully with the Inner Critic
Ethics in Action for Action-Oriented Psychotherapists
Self-Care and Self-Compassion Weekend
Thursday through Sunday, 6/20/2019-6/23/2019
Psychodrama Intensive with Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., CET III, TEP
Wednesday through Sunday, 8/14/2019-8/19/2019
Action Methods with Couples
Psychodrama Directing Intensive
Co-leader to be determined
Thursday through Sunday, 12/5/2019-12/8/2019
Thursday through Sunday, 12/5/2019-12/8/2019