OVERVIEW: Join a small community of individuals interested in psychodrama as we explore the topic of change, one that is important for psychotherapists, counselors, coaches, spiritual facilitators and others who support people in making changes to live healthier and more fulfilled lives. We explore contemporary findings from social psychology and neuroscience, along with concepts from ancient wisdom traditions to understand some of the complexities of change.
Using psychodramatic action, we explore the stages of change model (Prochaska & Prochaska, 1999). To Prochaska’s familiar model we add Engle & Arkowtiz’s (2006) framework. Engle & Arkowitz explore resistance through the lens of ambivalence as a natural and expected response to change.
We also introduce ideas from neuroscience, mindfulness, yogic philosophy and Moreno’s (the originator of psychodrama) theory and praxis. We explore these diverse intriguing and models using psychodramatic role-play. Participants leave with new ideas and action interventions they can apply in their practice settings and in their lives.
DATE/TIME: Sunday, February 16 – 9:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Snow date: 02/23)
LOCATION: Laurel, Maryland (a few turns off I-95 or Route 29)
TRAINING OBJECTIVES: At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
- Describe the transtheoretical model of change and identify the 5 stages.
- Identify at least 3 of the 9 change processes that support movement along the change continuum.
- Discuss the differences among: resistance, ambivalence and inadequate warm-up to change.
- Explain the brain’s “built-in negativity bias” and how it can interfere with making change.
- Describe at least 2 psychodramatic role-playing exercises (action structures) to deepen a client’s experience of the change process.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 7.0 hours Category I, Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners; National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC – ACEP #6788); American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry & Group Psychotherapy. (See below for full CE information.) WORKSHOP LEADER:
Catherine D. Nugent is a licensed clinical professional counselor and Board-certified psychodrama trainer. From 2013-2019, Cathy was adjunct faculty with Johns Hopkins University, where she taught in the graduate mental health counseling program. She is the current President of the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry & Group Psychotherapy; and a former Executive Editor of the Journal of Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama. Before forming LPTI, Cathy had a successful 20-year career with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), where she served as a thought leader, innovator, administrator and change agent at the national policy level. To her 30+ years of experience as a psychodramatist, Cathy also brings training in a variety of integrative and holistic approaches. Cathy is the recipient of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama’s 2019 J.L. Moreno Award for Lifetime Achievement in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.