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Most often used in groups, Psychodrama and Sociometry are part of a powerful experiential modality first used by Jacob L. Moreno (ref). In this course, participants will learn the basic history of this modality, and will leave with 8 basic skills that can readily be applied in sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to be a part of the interventions while they are being taught, as the course is almost entirely experiential as well.


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Bruchy Moskovics is a psychotherapist and Child Life Specialist. She is training in the psychodrama modality under several premiere clinicians, including Dr. Tian Dayton, a direct student of Zerka Moreno. Bruchy runs psychodrama groups and utilizes this technique in group work, individual work, as well as with couples and children.


0-30 minutes - Introductions using the psychodrama techniques of Floor Checks, Spectograms, and Locograms. 

Floor Check: Various options are scattered about on cards on the floor, and participants step on the one that most represents them and shares a line or two with the others 

Spectrograms: Room is utilizes as a long line, with extremes (I love animals/I’m terrified of animals) and participants respond to questions by placing themselves along the spectrum 

Locograms: Several chairs are in the center of the room, each representing a different element (“I’m in private practice”, “I work in a clinic”, “I’m in education”, “I’m a student”) and participants respond to questions by walking over to one of the options 

This is to start demonstrating how psychodrama techniques can be implemented in every part of a session, even from the very start. It also shows participants how much information we can learn about others in a short time using this method instead of the expected, often-practiced introduction. 

30-60 minutes- Lecture-style: What is Psychodrama? 

  • -History of psychodrama 
  • -How has it evolved over time 
  • -The science behind psychodrama 
  • -When is it useful, and when is it not? 
  • -Why it is useful as a supplementary element in therapy 
  • -How can we use psychodrama for past, present, and future-oriented reflection, processing, and action planning? 

60-135 minutes - Demonstration of skills, Part 1: 

  1. 1. The Empty Chair - How to use the empty chair to have an emotional and/or practical conversion with the self, a part of the self, or another person. 
  2. 2. Three Chairs - Three chairs along a wall represent the Inner Child, The Inner Parent, and the Current Adult self. Participants will learn common characteristics of each of them, as well as how to guide the client through identifying when and how each of these show up in their life.
  3. 3. Psychodramatic Letters - participants will be guided through the elements of a psychodrama letter (to the self, an other, an element, a feeling - anyone or anything) and the ways to utilize it in the session and for goal planning. 

*Note: The demo will include options and guidance for use with individual/couples/groups

130-145 minutes - Break for Q&A on the skills we covered 

145 - 175 minutes - Demonstration of Skills, Part 2 

  1. 4. The Timeline - participants will learn how to use the span of the room to create a walkable timeline to help a client map out: a particular life event; a grief narrative; a trauma narrative; and a general life overview. This is to help create a clear narrative of events, increase integration, see causation and correlation, and to continue the narrative in moments of stuckness. 
  2. 5. The Future Sculpt - in a soliloquy, client is led to their future (any amount of time ahead) and is encouraged to map out and sculpt what they see or wish to see. This creates an opportunity to plan ahead, create goals, have conversations with the future self, and envision more clearly what they would like for the next part of their life. 

*Note: The demo will include options and guidance for use with individual/couples/groups

175 - 180 minutes- Q&A on skills

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to summarize the basic history of Psychodrama, as well as the research-based reasons for using experiential therapies alongside traditional talk therapy.
  • Participants will be able to determine whether a client can engage in a psychodrama intervention, and if so, when to do so.
  • Participants will be able to incorporate the following NUMBER of basic experiential techniques in therapy with individuals: The Empty Chair The Future Chair The Inner Child - Inner Part - Adult Self Trio on The Wall Letter Writing and Letter Reading The Map The Spectrogram The Future Sculpt The Grief Timeline The Mask
This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an intermediate level ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician:
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Course Length: 3 Hours

This Webinar Offers 3 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

    • This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Therapist Express and Therapy Express. NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.
    • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..
    • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046
    • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082
    • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0048.

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