Author: Elizabeth Corby

Dr. Elizabeth Corby is a clinical psychologist and certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist who became both a CP and PAT in 2015. Elizabeth founded the Michigan Psychodrama Center in partnership with Patrick Barone, JD, CP, PAT, and together they provide a wide variety of workshops and training opportunities, including weekend intensives and a regularly meeting psychodrama training group. Elizabeth also maintains a private practice in Birmingham and Royal Oak Michigan where she helps her clients through the transformative processes of psychotherapy, CBT and psychodrama. She works holistically with her clients; utilizing a variety of scientifically supportive neurobehavioral, relational and action methods. In both the individual and group settings Elizabeth helps her clients integrate mind, body and spirit thereby providing healing from a variety of challenges including anxiety, depressive disorders, and alcohol and substance use and dependence disorders.

How Psychodrama Helps Build Key Business Skill of Emotional Intelligence

According to an article in the Harvard Business Review entitled “How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill” (April 2015), there are five components of emotional intelligence that allow individuals and business leaders to recognize, connect with, and learn from their own and other people’s mental states: Self-awareness Self-regulation Motivation (defined as “a passion for work that goes beyond money…

Bi-Weekly Psychodrama Group

Bi-Weekly Wednesday Psychodrama Group with Elizabeth A. Corby, Ph.D., CP, PAT. This 2 hour weekly psychodrama group is an on-going personal growth and training group for men and women. These groups will use psychodramatic techniques, sociometry, and many other empirically-supported methods to enhance personal development. In this group we address a wide variety of issues, such as depression, anxiety, distorted…

Using Psychodrama to Resolve Conflict in the Business Place

Introduction: In the business world, we have work groups and work teams. A work team has members who work interdependently on a specific, common goal to produce an end result for their business. A work group is two or more individuals who are interdependent in their accomplishments and may or may not work in the same department. (Wengrzyn, 2016). Conflict…

Building Emotional Intelligence with Psychodrama

Psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy utilize various tools which are unequaled in their ability to teach emotional intelligence (EI) to individuals, groups and organization through the ability to help others “experience” the components of EI in themselves and in others, through the role reversal process. Role reversal exercises can be done in one-on-one settings using an empty chair and/or other…

Psychodrama and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Dr. Corby’s work in the field of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has greatly influenced her work as a psychodramatist. Cognitive therapy and psychodrama can be done in the individual session setting or in group therapy. Cognitive therapy is based on the cognitive model, which sets forth that thoughts generate behaviors and physiological responses, and that all are interconnected. Furthermore, the cognitive…