Dates: May 6, 2023
Times:8:00 am - 12:00 pm
In this yearlong virtual training group for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) professionals, which meets 6 times a year for 4 hours each time, participants will learn specific action methods techniques, including sociometry, psychodrama, and experiential therapy. They will have the opportunity to practice new skills, with guidance, so that they can easily apply them in their clinical setting. This group can also serve as a safe and supportive place for professionals to do their own personal healing work. This Training Group is limited to BIPOC helping professionals in order to provide a sacred space to hold the unique gifts and challenges related to being BIPOC Healers. It is time for us to be seen; It is time for us to be heard; It is time for us to be first. Not because we are different, rather because we are the same. Let’s gather in this Training Group of Equality and learn how to teach others to shine their Inner Light.
TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
- Engaging and motivating clients
- Helping clients connect to themselves and others
- Helping clients progress in treatment
- Building group cohesion
- Dealing with conflict in group
Most professionals who train in psychodrama do not go on to pursue certification, but are keen to learn effective techniques that they can ethically practice with their clients. This group is open to BIPOC therapists, counselors, interventionists, bodyworkers, treatment center front-line staff, coaches, teachers, doctors, nurses, attorneys or anyone working in the helping professional who can benefit from utilizing action methods in their work.
Because those of us working in the helping professions find it difficult to find safe spaces in which to do our own work, this group also serves as a place to do that. When training in psychodrama, students direct each other in personal growth psychodramas, allowing for healing and transformation for everyone. Great care is taken to build strong safety, and a commitment to confidentiality is made each time the group meets. Participants have found the group invaluable in pursuing both their personal and professional work and in having an ongoing community of like-minded practitioners with whom they can continue to walk the path of healing and recovery.
DATES, TIMES AND LOCATION:
Saturday, May 6, 2023
8:00am- 12:00 pm PT
(9-1 MT, 10-2 CT, 11-3 ET)
ADDITIONAL MEETING DATES:
August 5, 2023; October 21, 2023; December 2, 2023
Group members must commit to all group meetings (including financially) to register. Since the dates will be available in advance, the expectation is that group members will attend each meeting. If there is a cause for absence, refunds will not be issued. This is a closed group, meaning the members will be the same throughout the 6 group process.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
Course meets the qualifications for a total of 3.75 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-10-135-0222 for 3.75 CEHs per group. 3.75 CEHs available per group for Experiential Therapy (ISEP) and Psychodrama.
Please visit our FAQ page for information on special needs accommodation, our cancellation/grievance policy, and course completion document issuance.
FEE: $100 per group
There is a $10 charge for CEs due at the end of the year for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, CAADAC, ISEP, or Psychodrama.
Rosana Zapata, LCSW, CAP, CP, PAT is a bilingual (English, Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Addictions Professional, a Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry & Group Psychotherapy, and is a Practitioner Applicant for the Trainer (PAT) process. She has been practicing as a therapeutic clinician for over 22 years treating behavioral problems with children and adolescents; empowering adults to have happier, more productive lives; and teaching families to have increased communication skills and connectedness within themselves and with others.
Ongoing Educational Goals For This Training Group:
- Participants will learn how to create and build safety in group settings.
- Participants will learn effective sociometric interventions they can use in their clinical practice.
- Participants will learn how to experientially identify internal and external resources.
- Participants will learn experiential and psychodramatic clinical techniques, such as role reversal, doubling, role development, and the empty chair.
- Participants will learn about Stages of Group Work (Forming, Norming, Storming, Performing, Adjourning) and which sociometric and psychodramatic techniques are applicable in each.
- Participants will learn the basic structure of warm up, action and sharing in a psychodrama session.
- Participants will learn how to identify treatment plan goals using the experiential action model.
- Participants will learn how to warm up the client(s) through the use of games to increase spontaneity and creativity.
- Participants will learn how to teach clients to release, embrace and heal trauma.
- Participants will learn how to build mutuality and inclusion amongst group members.
- Participants will learn important ethical considerations in the use of both sociometry and psychodrama.
- Participants will be educated on the importance of BIPOC Practitioners doing their personal work.
Ongoing Educational Objectives For This Training Group:
- Participants will be able to identify 2 clinical techniques to create and build safety in group settings.
- Participants will be able to identify 3 appropriate sociometric interventions they can use with their clients for engagement.
- Participants will be able to identify 2 clinical techniques to experientially identify internal and external resources.
- Participants will be able to identify 2 benefits to utilizing experiential and psychodramatic clinical techniques, such as role reversal, doubling, role development, and the empty chair.
- Participants will be able to name the Stages of Group Work.
- Participants will be able to name all 3 components of the triadic system of psychodrama.
- Participants will be able to identify 2 benefits of creating treatment plan goals using the experiential action model.
- Participants will be able to identify 2 benefits of utilizing games to increase spontaneity and creativity and warm up the client(s).
- Participants will be able to identify 2 clinical techniques to teach clients to release, embrace and heal trauma.
- Participants will be able to identify 2 clinical techniques to build mutuality and inclusion amongst group members.
- Participants will be able to name 2 clinical tools they can use to help maintain ethics and safety in their clinical practice while utilizing action methods.
- Participants will be able to identify 2 benefits of BIPOC Practitioners doing their personal work.
A personal interview with the group facilitator, Rosana Zapata, LCSW, CAP, CP, PAT, is required before joining this training group. Please email her at braveheartreteats.Rosana@gmail.com to set up an interview or with any questions about this group.