Category: Bibliodrama

Peter Pitzele’s Book “Scripture Windows; Toward a Practice of Bibliodrama” to be Republished in 2019

Peter and Susan Pitzele’s seminal work, Scripture Windows, Toward a Practice of Bibliodrama, has been republished by the Ben Yehuda Press.  Advance copies can now be ordered and are expected to be distributed beginning January 25, 2019. The original book went out of print in 2016. Originally published in 1998, this new edition contains the same essential text as the…

Bibliolog as a Short Form of Bibliodrama

In her book Bibliolog: A Creative Access to the Bible, Uta Pohl-Patalong sets out to first describe how Bibliolog and Bibliodrama are different. The balance of the book provides the reader with a how-to manual for conducting Bibliolog. Uta Pohl-Patalong is a is a German Protestant theologian and Professor of Practical Theology at the University of Kiel.  She had been…

Michigan Psychodrama Center Announces Their 2019 Workshop Schedule!

The Michigan Psychodrama Center is pleased to announce an exciting workshop schedule new for 2019. Kicking off the 2019 season is our March workshop entitled “Unraveling Conflict Patterns in Relationships: The Karpman Drama Triangle in Action.”  Developed by Stephen Karpman in the 1960s, the model uses a triangle to map the connections between people in groups, particularly in groups where…

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Michigan Psychodrama Center to Present Bibliodrama Workshop at 2019 ASGPP Conference

The Michigan Psychodrama Center’s Bibliodrama workshop, entitled Cosmic Forgiveness and Reconciliation, will be presented by Patrick T. Barone, JD, CP, PAT, and Elizabeth A. Corby, PhD., CP, PAT, at the 77th Annual ASGPP 2019 Conference: Discovering New Worlds: Transformational Advances in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.  The 2019 conference begins Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 9:00 AM and concludes Sunday,…

Bibliodrama as a Form of Midrash

Making sense of Scripture requires the very human act of interpretation or exegesis.  This exegesis takes many different forms and one of these forms is Midrash.  While the term “Midrash” means many different things to different people, in its essence, Midrash is a Jewish form of exegesis of the Torah that has existed for centuries. Between the first and the…

MPC to Present at National ASGPP Conference in Texas April 2018

Michigan Psychodrama Center co-founders Elizabeth Corby, Ph.D, CP, PAT and Patrick Barone, JD, CP, PAT are pleased to announce that they are scheduled to present two workshops at the annual conference of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama.  The 2018 conference location is Dallas Texas, and the dates are April 19 – 22, 2018. The first workshop, entitled…

Barone Successfully Completes Exams and is Certified by the American Board of Examiners

It’s official – Patrick Barone, co-founder of the Michigan Psychodrama Center, is now a Board-Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.  Mr. Barone learned that he had successfully completed his examinations via an email dated January 15, 2018.  The email bore the subject “Congratulations You Are Now Certified,” and began; Congratulations!  On behalf of the American Board of Examiners,…

What is Bibliodrama?

Bibliodrama is a form of story exploration/interpretation that loosely uses the tools, methods, and techniques (often called “interventions) of psychodrama.  These methods are applied to the exploration of literature and Biblical stories in small groups of participants.  When used to examine the Bible, Bibliodrama is non-fundamentalist and does not seek as its aim to proselytize or preach any specific religion or religious…