Like it or not, we are social beings and we need each other to live a fuller and more meaningful life. So, whether you are an introvert, an extrovert, or land somewhere between the two, participating in a group will enhance your healing journey. Your group may be a recovery group like AA, a spiritual group like a Bible study, or a book club where the book is just an excuse to get together and process life with friends.
Therapeutic Groups are professionally facilitated and provide a unique experience only found in a group setting. I periodically offer therapy groups to address issues of codependency, grief, or life transitions. My primary training as a group therapist is in Psychodrama. In addition to groups held at my office, I lead a weekly, open Psychodrama group at Psychological Counseling Services (PCS) in Scottsdale. I also facilitate groups for Boards, churches or corporations when they need an outside professional to process a difficult situation or issue.
What is Psychodrama? Psychodrama is a blending of psychotherapy and creative action. Instead of talking about problems and solutions, Psychodrama takes a creative approach using action methods to enact the problem and the solution. Bringing this process to life helps develop emotional balance, insight, and new ways of being.
Psychodrama is a professional practice employing guided dramatic action to examine problems or issues raised by an individual (psychodrama) or a group (sociodrama). By exploring the worlds in which we live, both internal and external, it allows for the safe expression of strong feelings, a wider perspective on individual and social problems and an opportunity to try out desired behaviors. Psychodrama is widely used for personal growth, professional training and education.
- For more information visit the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama at: www.asgpp.org
- You can participate in Psychodrama on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 PM at Psychological Counseling Services (www.pcsearle.com). Call 480/947-5739 to register. (A referral from a therapist is needed). If you are a professional seeking personal growth or CEU’s, the Arizona Psychodrama Institute provides an excellent opportunity for training and growth. (www.azpsychodrama.com)