Welcome to the 6th issue of Behind the Scenes at Laurel Psychodrama Training Institute (BTS-LPTI). No one needs to be reminded of the many challenges we’ve faced in recent days and months. This issue of BTS-LPTI celebrates the talents and accomplishments of a few gifted members of the LPTI Community.
Check out the latest update from the Reading Club, facilitated by Thomas Northrup. And, please be sure to read about Joshua Lee, recipient of the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama’s (ASGPP) Diversity Award, presented at the ASGPP Online Annual Conference. I am sure you will join me in applauding the rich talent of the LPTI community.
LPTI will be dark between June and September. During these months, the newly appointed LPTI Organization Team (Carley Foster, Sarah Klotz and Thomas Northrup) will help me package my extensive library of training materials. Stay tuned for more information about the training modules we are producing.
We return in the Fall with a Zoom presentation, Sunday, September 19, from 1:00-2:30: pm, EDT, The Path to Certification. During the session, I review the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry & Group Psychotherapy (ABE) guidelines for the Certified Practitioner (CP) and Trainer, Educator & Practitioner (TEP). We also discuss ways to organize the data needed for the ABE’s CP and TEP applications. And, finally, we offer tips and techniques to help plan your path for success. There is no charge for the session.
The 2021-2022 LPTI Training Cohort resumes in October 2021 and continues through June 2022. Admission is by application and screening interview. The cohort meets once per month as a closed group—the second Wednesday of each month. Theory, skills development, personal growth and professional application are core components of the training program. All levels are welcome to apply.
The schedule of Special Topics Workshops for October 2021 through June 2022 will be released over the summer. Stay tuned for some new workshops, as well as repeat presentations with new, updated content and action structures.
Many thanks for everyone who has supported LPTI, especially during the past year when our programs had to be translated to the online platform. Special appreciation to the LPTI Organizational Team and Leadership Circle (Carley Foster, Laura Greer, Will Halm, Cintra Harbold and Thomas Northrup) for commitment, support and guidance.
May we be filled with lovingkindness; may we be well!