Who We Are

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. Dr. Corby 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 neuro-behavioral, relational and action methods. In both individual and group settings, Dr. Corby 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. For more information and to register for personal growth or psychodrama training opportunities, please visit  www.drcorby.com.


Patrick Barone is a Michigan trial lawyer who first experienced psychodrama in 2007 at the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College. In 2010 he began the journey toward psychodrama certification, and in 2018 he became a Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.  Soon thereafter he reached the next level of certification, that of a Practitioner Applicant for Trainer (PAT).  He is currently a 2022 candidate to become Board Certified as a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner (TEP), the highest level of certification available. 

Patrick founded the Michigan Psychodrama Center in partnership with Elizabeth Corby, Ph.D., CP, PAT, and together they provide a wide variety of workshops and training opportunities, including weekend intensives and a regularly meeting psychodrama training group. Patrick also uses psychodrama infused action methods in the courtroom as well as in the realms of business consulting and courtroom skills training. He introduces law students to psychodrama in his capacity as an adjunct professor at the Western Michigan University/Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Patrick also has a keen interest in participatory storytelling, also known as Bibliodrama. This adaptation of psychodrama applies these action methods toward spiritual healing and growth. He has also written a chapter entitled Bringing the Scriptures to Life Through Bibliodrama for the upcoming new book entitled Action Explorations. For more detailed professional biographical information, please visit www.baronedefensefirm.com