Author: Patrick Barone

Patrick T. Barone is a trial lawyer and co-founder of the Michigan Psychodrama Center. He is a Board Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. He is also a Practitioner Applicant for Trainer (PAT). Patrick has applied his psychodrama training in his practice and teaching of law and trial skills, sociodrama in the business environment and Bibliodrama and psychodrama in the faith setting. He is also 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.

Psychodrama and Sociometry Skills Training Student Group Starts in September 2020

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…

Michigan Psychodrama Center’s Bibliodrama Workshop Featured in the ASGPPs Psychodrama Network News

The Michigan Psychodrama Center recently facilitated a four-hour Bibliodrama workshop via Zoom entitled “Finding Peace in the Midst of Chaos.” This three-hour workshop took place on Sat April 25, 2020 and grew out of the events then taking place around Covid-19 pandemic. Premised on the belief that the pandemic has and will bring profound change, the workshop sought to help…

Michigan Psychodrama Center to Provide Four Part Bibliodrama Training Series

Beginning in September 2020, the Michigan Psychodrama Center will present a four-part Bibliodrama skills training workshop series.  Each workshop will provide successively more complex training regarding how to develop and present a Bibliodrama within various environments, including faith and therapeutic communities. Bibliodrama is a kind of structured sociodrama based on a story of some kind. It alludes to the theater…

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…