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…

Seating Assignments Boost Business Productivity More Than Wage Increases

Where you sit in the workplace will have a direct and measurable impact on your productivity.  In fact, according to a study described in the Harvard Business Review[i] (HBR), moving employees between teams and workstations increased sales revenue an average of 40%.  Changes to employee’s physical space had a greater impact than incentives or increases in fixed wages.  Also, the…

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,…

Michigan Psychodrama Center Announces their Winter 2018 Workshop Schedule

The Michigan Psychodrama Center is pleased to announce their 2018 winter workshop schedule. Kicking off the season is a one-day workshop presented on Saturday, January 6, 2018, and entitled The Inner Critic, The Ghost, and the Advocate – Challenging Painful Cognitive Distortions using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Action.  This workshop will demonstrate how psychodramatic interventions can be used to enhance…

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…

Michigan Psychodrama Center Announces 2017-2018 Workshop Schedule

The Michigan Psychodrama Center recently announced 8 new workshops, half of which are one-day workshops, and half of which are three days weekend workshops.  The workshops cover many topics and are useful for therapists, lawyers, businesspeople and others interested in personal growth and/or those wishing to learn about sociometry, psychodrama, spontaneity-creativity theory and role theory and how the tools of…