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Applying Role Play and Psychodrama Techniques to Individual Counseling and Therapy
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When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: NASW NYC Chapter Office
50 Broadway Suite 1001
New York, New York  10004
United States
Presenter: Jacob Gershoni, LCSW, CGP, TEP

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PLEASE NOTE: The date and time of this workshop has been changed to 7/26/17, 6pm-9pm. This is a 3 hour workshop for 3 CE contact hours. 


Traditionally, individual psychotherapy has been characterized as a form of free association (in the purest psychoanalytic modality) or as a conversation between the client and the therapist. There have been various limitations attributed to this approach in reaching many: “resistant” clients, people who are in deep denial, overly intellectualizing clients, persons who are emotionally repressed, and more. In the counseling room, relying solely on talk has presented many obstacles to effective work and progress. Psychodrama and role play, which include action and movement, offer many techniques to enrich the therapy and, in creative ways, to move beyond inevitable obstacles. This course will demonstrate applications of action techniques drawn from role play, psychodrama and sociometry. As it happens, most colleges and universities teach the traditional methods and to the extent that role plays are used in demonstrations and training, teaching these techniques is not systematic. This course seeks to fill a need to enhance and expand social workers’ repertoire in clinical work, in whatever theoretical framework they subscribe to.


This course will begin with a lecture about the history of psychodrama as a parallel development of psychoanalysis in the early decades of the 20th century in Vienna, and will introduce action methods applicable to individual therapy. Most of the presentation, simulations and exercises will be experiential, in action which tends to engage more of our senses and remain longer in our memory.


Jacob Gershoni, LCSW, CGP, TEP is a leader in the field of psychodrama, Sociometry , group psychotherapy and role play. Many presentation of his work has been made in the US and Internationally.


3 CE Contact Hours




All refund requests must be submitted by email to . Valid requests must be received no later than five days prior to course date. 


All refunds are subject to a $20.00 administrative processing fee. Credit cannot be issued toward a future program date or substituted for another workshop. Refund requests typically require 1-2 weeks processing time.

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