What do Bibliodrama, Carl Jung and Jordan Peterson All Have in Common?

All three explore the same essential concepts; that ancient myth is the embodiment and repository of the value system that underlies culture.  Ancient myths also contain the embodiment of the universal human experience and are populated by individuals who are themselves the embodiment of archetype. Carl Jung, a Swiss psychoanalyst born in 1875, referred to this embodied universal human experience…

Barone Publishes Chapter Entitled Bringing Scripture to Life with Bibliodrama

The Michigan Psychodrama Center is pleased to announce that co-founder Patrick Barone has published a chapter entitled Bringing Scripture to Life with Bibliodrama in Dr. Adam Blatner’s book entitled Action Explorations: Using Psychodramatic Methods in Non-Therapeutic Settings, (Paralax Productions, February 23, 2019). This book, which has been in the works for over two years, is not about psychotherapy. Instead, Action…

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…

Impact of Childhood Trauma is Carried in the Cells of Brain and Body

Recent research has confirmed that exposure to trauma does not merely change us emotionally and psychologically, it also changes us physically.  In fact, the impact of exposure to trauma runs so deep that it has an enduring impact at the cellar level. This fact was reinforced by research recently performed at the University of British Columbia where it was found…

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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,…

Psychodrama Training Group Now Forming

Our psychodrama training group is open to all individuals seeking to learn how to use the action methods, theories, and philosophies of psychodrama in their personal and professional lives. Psychodrama has been used by therapists, teachers, coaches, law enforcement, business leaders, trial lawyers, medical doctors, Priests, and Rabbis. As a participant in our training group, you will learn how to begin…

The White Fire and Black Fire of Bibliodrama

Midrash is often a quite literal commentary on the Torah, but it can also be fanciful.  An example of this would be a Midrash about creation where “all the letters of the aleph-bet clamored and begged, “Create the world through me!”[i]  In His act of creation, God brings forth order out of chaos by speaking, and this fanciful Midrash expands…

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…