Warming Clients Up To Change: Foundations of Sociometry Weekend

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Dates: Apr 14, 2023 - Apr 16, 2023
Times:9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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

Want to build a group or family’s sense of safety and connection more efficiently?  Identify and name the transferences that aren’t being named?  Engage the isolated and/or “resistant” clients?

How?  Sociometry.

Most clinicians receive little or NO training in how to build a safe container in a group or with a family.  Without that container, the work can’t go very deep and the potential for healing is inhibited.  Through simple sociometric exercises, you will learn how to lower anxiety and build spontaneity in your group, which will propel the group forward – in a very short amount of time – to a deeper sense of connection and safety, and therefore, a more vulnerable and open group.

Psychodramatist Dorothy Satten, PhD, TEP used to say:  “If you don’t reveal yourself, people will invent you…and they’ll get it wrong every time.”  Through the use of sociometry, we can help group/family members reveal themselves – working from
less to more vulnerable exercises – which can facilitate them being seen and understood much more effectively.

This 3-day, in-person training is designed to help participants better understand how to identify the structure of a group, and make it more inviting and safe for clients to engage in the process. Sociometric explorations such as spectrograms, locograms, barometers, action sociograms, social atoms, and the diamond of opposites will be explored.

We will specifically look at timing of interventions, as well as techniques to help address issues of isolates, cleavages/cliques, transferences, and resentments, so that participants will have a strong set of skills to address any group-related sociometric dynamics.

A safe and supportive environment will be created to offer participants an opportunity to develop their skills in the role of sociometrist.

$615 if registered and paid by March 7: $690 thereafter.
There is a $10 additional fee for CEs for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, CAADAC, CET, or Psychodrama.

Friday – Sunday, April 14-16, 2023
9:30 am – 5:00 pm each day
2280 University Drive, Suite 104
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Course meets the qualifications for 19.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Provider #1000127.  Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number 2N-10-135-0224 for 19.5 CEHs. Approved for 19.5 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 course completion document issuance.

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 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 48 hours prior to workshop commencement. This will aid in being present for the personal work and learning.

1.  Participants will have a deeper understanding of the importance of warm up.
2.  Participants will be educated on sociometric exercises to use as ice-breakers.
3.  Participants will be educated on sociometric exercises to deepen connections in a group.

1.  Participants will be able to identify 2 benefits of warming up a group.
2.  Participants will be able to identify 2 different sociometric ice-breaker exercises.
3.  Participants will be able to identify 2 different sociometric exercises to deepen connections in a group.

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Early Bird Ticket $615.00
Early Bird Ticket + CEUs $620.00

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