Directing Intensive

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Dates: Aug 4, 2023 - Aug 6, 2023
Times:9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location
New Directions for Women
2280 University Drive, Suite 104
Newport Beach, CA 92660


This 3-day Directing Intensive is designed for those who are interested in learning the nuts and bolts of directing psychodrama and experiential therapy, sharpening their skills, and adding new ones to their directing “tool box.” We will co-create a safe and supportive environment where everyone will have an opportunity to direct at their level – from facilitating just one sociometric exercise to directing a full psychodrama.

When students first start directing, they feel overwhelmed because there’s so much to keep track of.  Like any new role, however, if you start by directing small pieces and build your skills, eventually the pieces all begin to come together.

This workshop can also serve as a safe space in which to do your own healing work, which can be difficult to find for those of us working in the addiction and/or mental health fields.

Topics we will explore are:
* Facilitating an effective warm up
* Helping the group chose a protagonist
* Facilitating an effective walk and talk
* Setting a contract for the work
* Structuring the drama – Where do I begin?
* Scene Setting
* Bringing in and using auxiliaries (role players) effectively
* Placing adequate role demands to move the drama along
* What to do when you get stuck
* Utilizing techniques such as doubling, role reversal and mirroring
* Facilitating a catharsis
* Managing emotional expansion vs. contraction
* Exploring interpersonal, intrapsychic, and transpersonal dramas
* What to do when you get stuck
* Ending the drama – knowing when you’ve met your contract
* Facilitating deroling, sharing and action sharing
* Providing effective containment for the group before ending

NO prior directing experience is required.

DATES, TIMES AND LOCATION:
August 4-6, 2023
9:30 am – 5:00 pm each day
2280 University Drive, Suite 104
Newport Beach, CA 92660

FEE:
$615.00 if registered and paid by July 5; $690.00 thereafter
There is a $10 charge for CEUs for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, CAADAC/CCAPP, CET or Psychodrama.
(Please contact us for information regarding credit card payments and payment plans)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER:
Please call 310-744-5257 or e-mail admin@braveheartretreats.com

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:
Course meets the qualifications for a total of 19.5 hours of continuing education credit (per group) for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CAMFT approved CE Provider #1000127. Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number 2N-10-135-0224 for 19.5 CEHs. Approved for 19.5 CEHs for Psychodrama and for Experiential Professionals (ISEP).

Please visit our FAQ page for information on special needs accommodation, our cancellation/grievance policy, and and course completion document issuance.

COVID POLICIES:
Due to the on-going Covid-19 crisis, until further notice all in person workshops with BraveHeart Retreats are open to fully vaccinated individuals only. Proof of vaccination is required before group begins. Participants are asked to bring rapid Covid tests each day of the workshop and to arrive 30 minutes in advance of group to take the test before we start the workshop. If you are unable to bring your own tests, please email admin@braveheartretreats.com at least 2 weeks before the start of the workshop. If anyone either tests positive for Covid-19 or has illness symptoms, we ask that you not return for the remainder of the workshop and a credit will be given towards a future workshop for time missed.

If there is reason to believe it is a false positive (which studies show are rare), you can get a PCR test and may be allowed to return to the workshop with:

  • a negative test
  • no symptoms
  • a willingness to wear a medical grade mask (N-95, KN-95, KF-94, or surgical)
  • other group participants feel comfortable with this

General mask requirements for the workshop will be dependent on local ordinance and communicated prior to group.

Substance Use Policy
If you are in substance abuse recovery, you must have at least 1 year of continuous sobriety.  It is also required that all non-recovering participants abstain from alcohol and non-prescribed substances for the duration of this training, as well as the 48 hours prior to workshop commencement. This will aid in being present for the personal work and learning.

EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Participants will have a thorough understanding of the triadic system of psychodrama.
Participants will learn the Hollander Curve structure of directing a psychodrama.
Participants will learn effective warm ups leading to a psychodrama.
Participants will learn how to assist the group in securing a protagonist.
Participants will learn how to facilitate an effective walk and talk and secure a good contract.
Participants will learn how to effectively role train and utilize auxiliaries.
Participants will learn how to facilitate an effective catharsis of abreaction.
Participants will learn how to facilitate an effective catharsis of integration.
Participants will learn how to effectively facilitate deroling, sharing and action sharing.
Participants will learn effective group closure and containment.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
Participants will be able to identify the 3 parts of the triadic system of psychodrama.
Participants will be able to identify at least 2 specific aspects of the Hollander Curve structure of directing a psychodrama.
Participants will be able to identify at least 2 effective warm ups leading to a psychodrama.
Participants will be able to identify at least 2 ways to secure a protagonist.
Participants will be able to identify at least 2 characteristics of an effective walk and talk and contract.
Participants will be able to identify at least 2 aspects of role training and utilizing auxiliaries.
Participants will be able to identify at least 2 aspects of facilitating an effective catharsis of abreaction.
Participants will be able to identify at least 2 aspects of facilitating an effective catharsis of integration.
Participants will be able to identify at least 2 aspects of  facilitating deroling, sharing and action sharing.
Participants will be able to identify at least 2 aspects of effective group closure and containment.

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Early Bird Ticket $615.00
Early Bird Ticket - With CEUs $620.00

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