Author: Patrick Barone

Patrick T. Barone is a Michigan criminal defense trial lawyer and co-founder of the Michigan Psychodrama Center. He is a Board Certified Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. He is also a Board Certified Psychodrama Trainer. Patrick has applied his psychodrama training in his criminal law practice and when teaching law and trial skills. He also has used sociodrama, an adjunct form of psychodrama in the business environment and Bibliodrama in the faith setting. He is the author of a chapter entitled Bringing Scripture to Life with Bibliodrama for Adam Blatner’s book entitled Action Explorations: Using Psychodramatic Methods in Non-Therapeutic Settings , (Paralax Productions, February 23, 2019). In his capacity as a business consultant, Mr. Barone has worked with business owners and executives in businesses of all sizes throughout Michigan. Additionally, Mr. Barone continues to practice law and is the founding partner and CEO at the Barone Defense Firm.

How Lawyers Use Psychodrama to Prepare for Sentencing in a Criminal Case

Psychodrama has been utilized by creative lawyers to assist in case preparation and courtroom presentations for several decades. American trial lawyer Gerry Spence is widely attributed with being the first lawyer to conceptualize the interplay between psychodrama and law, and in 1994 he created the Trial Lawyer’s College where lawyers are taught how to utilize psychodrama in the 5 parts…

How Lawyers Use Psychodrama in the Courtroom

Many people who come to learn of psychodrama in the medical or therapeutic settings are often surprised to learn that psychodrama is widely utilized by lawyers. For example, in addition to be a founding member of the Michigan Psychodrama Center, Patrick Barone also maintains a full-time law practice. His use of psychodrama in his law practice continues to evolve. Case…

Psychodrama Summer Intensive Near Nation’s Third Best Boating Lake Mullett Lake

The Michigan Psychodrama Center’s summer intensive is held annually in Cheboygan Michigan, which is minutes away from Mullet Lake. While not the most well-known lake in Michigan, Mullett Lake is locally known as one of the best all-around freshwater lakes because of all that it has to offer. But when it comes to boating, Mullett Lake really can’t be beat. …

Moreno’s Canon of Creativity and Spontaneity During Personal Psychodrama

JLM (J.L. Moreno) attempted to synthesis and assimilate science with religion. He was born of Jewish parents, but studied other religions, including eastern religions such as Buddhism and near-eastern religions such as Christianity. He was also a scientist, having studied mathematics and philosophy at the University of Vienna, and then attending medical school at the same institution. Even prior to…

How Does the Michigan Psychodrama Center Assist with Psychodrama Certification ?

The Michigan Psychodrama Center provides psychodrama students with all of the supervision and training necessary to obtain psychodrama certification. However, to be clear, the Michigan Psychodrama Center does not independently certify psychodrama practitioners or psychodrama trainers. Instead, the MPC provides all of the training and supervision hours that are necessary for and can be utilized by all individuals wishing to…

Dr. Elizabeth Corby and Patrick Barone Nominated for ASGPP Collaborators Award

The Michigan Psychodrama Center is proud to announce that the founding members, Dr. Elizabeth Corby, and Patrick Barone, have been nominated for the American Society of Group Psychodrama and Psychotherapy’s (ASGPP) Collaborator’s Award. The Collaborator’s Award is presented by the ASGPP to members whose work, over time , has contributed in a unique and significant way to the learning and…

Psychodrama and Sociometry Skills Training Student Group Starts in September 2021

If you’d like to build your skill set and improve your clinical practice while working with a small group of like-minded supportive and creative individuals, then the Michigan Psychodrama Center’s psychodrama and sociometry skills training student group is for you! The MPC’s psychodrama student training group is open to all individuals. Psychodrama is used by therapists, teachers, coaches, law enforcement…

BIBLIOZOOM Faculty Offer Many Bibliodrama Training Opportunities

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused us to rethink and reconsider many aspects of our lives.  The ways we have done things in the past no longer work or are no longer workable. Social distancing, masks and stay at home orders have made psychodrama and Bibliodrama more challenging. These challenges have also brought innovation, and in our case, this innovation has…