Kolb’s Experiential Learning Model
In addition to her extensive training in psychodrama, Cathy has academic preparation and experience in adult education and experiential learning. One of the major influences on Cathy’s teaching approach is David A. Kolb’s theory of adult experiential learning.
According to Kolb (1999), ELT “provides a holistic model of the learning process and a multilinear model of adult development, both of which are consistent with what we know about how people learn, grow, and develop.”
ELT maintains that optimal adult learning occurs best when the learner goes through a complete cycle of learning that encompasses four different ways of learning: Concrete Experience, Reflective Observation, Abstract Conceptualization, and Active Experimentation. Furthermore, Kolb explains that adult learners prefer to enter the learning cycle at different points in the process.
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Theoretical Underpinnings of LPTI Integrative Framework
The books and articles listed in the bibliography have informed the LPTI Integrative Framework for teaching psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. The LPTI Integrative Framework is shaped by classical theories and methods of J.L. & Z.T. Moreno and their followers, as well as contemporary findings from interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, somatic psychotherapy, and ancient wisdom traditions and diverse spiritual philosophies.
American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy
American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama