Category: Psychodrama

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…

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…

Barone’s PAT Application Approved by American Board of Examiners

The Michigan Psychodrama Center recently announced that co-founder Patrick T. Barone had passed all his American Board of Examiners (ABE) psychodrama certification exams and was officially a CP, meaning a Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.  The Michigan Psychodrama Center is now proud to announce that Mr. Barone has also achieved “PAT” status. Here’s how this all works,…

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,…

Don’t Miss MPC’s Hero’s Journey Workshop October 14, 2017!

Have you ever had to face chaos?  If you’ve been around more than a few years, then of course the answer is yes.  No matter how orderly and predicable our lives may have become, we know, deep inside, that there is no escaping chaos.  A devastating medical diagnosis, divorce, accidents, job loss, natural disaster.  One way or the other, there…

Patrick Barone’s Psychodrama Certification Nears Completion

On August 7, 2017 Barone received an email from the Psychodrama American Board of Examiners that began as follows: Congratulations!  Your application has been approved for admission to the 2017 examination process. The examination process referred to here is the written comprehensive board exam that is required for certification as a practitioner of psychodrama.  Once this exam, and the “on-site” is…

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…

Michigan Psychodrama Center to Host Introduction to Psychodrama for Lawyers this Fall

The Michigan Psychodrama Center will be hosting a full-day “psychodrama for lawyers” workshop in Royal Oak on Saturday, October 22, 2016.  This introductory workshop is perfect for lawyers who want to learn how to begin using psychodrama in their law practices. Lawyers will find that this dynamic and informative one-day workshop will help them become better storytellers and well as…

Michigan Psychodrama Center to Present at National ASGPP Conference

The founders of the Michigan Psychodrama Center are pleased to announce that they will be presenting a 90-minute workshop at the 75th Annual ASGPP 2017 Conference: “Navigating Waves of Change: Discovering and Celebrating Our Hidden Treasures.” The title of their 90-minute workshop is “Integrating Mind and Body with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodrama.” The 2017 Annual Conference will take place…

History of Psychodrama and the Law

Psychodrama has been around a very long time.  It was originally devised and developed many decades ago by Jacob Levy Moreno (1889-1997).  Born in Austria, Moreno developed his theories around the turn of the 20th century; which was the same time Freud was “inventing” psychotherapy. However, according to John Nolte, it was Gerry Spence who is largely credited with bringing…