Using Experiential Therapy with Individuals and Couples

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Dates: Dec 3, 2022 - Dec 4, 2022
Times:9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Saddleback Behavioral Health
27184 Ortega Highway, Suite 210
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675


While experiential therapies like psychodrama are typically a group method, they can be highly effective modalities when working with individuals and couples. In this training workshop, for professionals only, participants will be taught specific action methods techniques, such as sociometry, doubling and role reversal that can aid in the engagement process, help individuals and couples build trust, deepen affect and shift behavior to create a more meaningful life.

Because there will not be auxiliaries – or role players – available to play other people or parts of self, we will specifically explore techniques to utilize to allow for a full psychodramatic experience while working with these limitations.  We will explore how to utilize yourself as a therapist, and how to best not take on transference in the process.

We will focus on issues such as:

Using props and chairs (in lieu of people) to represent other people or parts of self
Using doubling and role reversal effectively
Using art making and writing exercises that can be explored in action
Dealing with transference and countertransference issues
Emotional expansion and containment skills
Working within limited time frames

DATES/TIMES/LOCATION
December 3-4, 2022
9:30 am – 5:00 pm each day
27184 Ortega Highway, Suite 210, San Juan Capistrano, CA

Course meets the qualifications for 13.0 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Provider #123417.  Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number 2N-10-135-0224 for 13.0 CEHs. Approved for 13.0 CEHs  available for Certified Experiential Therapy (ISEP) and Psychodrama.

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 at 9am to take the test before we start the workshop at 9:30am. 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)

as long as 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 recovery, you must have at least 1 year of continuous time.  In addition, because personal work is frequently addressed in our trainings, it is required that all participants abstain from alcohol and non prescribed substances for the duration of this training as well as the 24 hours prior to workshop commencement. This will aid in being present for the personal work and learning.

EDUCATIONAL GOALS
1.  Participants will be educated on the benefits of using doubling with individuals.
2.  Participants will be educated on the benefits of using doubling with couples.
3.  Participants will be educated on the use of props for individual experiential work.
4.  Participants will be educated on the use of props for couples work.
5.  Participants will be educated on the rationale for not being in role when working individually.
6.  Participants will be educated on the benefits of using role reversal in individual sessions.
7.  Participants will be educated on the benefits of using role reversal in couples sessions.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

1.  Participants will be able to identify at least 1 benefit of using doubling with individuals.
2.  Participants will be able to identify at least 1 benefit of using doubling with couples.
3.  Participants will be able to identify 2 examples of using props for individual experiential work.
4.  Participants will be able to identify 2 examples of using props for couples work.
5.  Participants will be able to identify at least 1  rationale for not being in role when working individually.
6.  Participants will be able to identify at least 1 benefit of using role reversal in individual sessions.
7.  Participants will be able to identify at least 1 benefit  of using role reversal in couples sessions.

 

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