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.

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…

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…

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…

Patrick Barone’s Psychodrama Certification Nears Completion

On August 7, 2017 Barone received an email from the Psychodrama American Board of Examiners that began as follows: Congratulations!  Your application has been approved for admission to the 2017 examination process. The examination process referred to here is the written comprehensive board exam that is required for certification as a practitioner of psychodrama.  Once this exam, and the “on-site” is…

Michigan Psychodrama Center to Host Introduction to Psychodrama for Lawyers this Fall

The Michigan Psychodrama Center will be hosting a full-day “psychodrama for lawyers” workshop in Royal Oak on Saturday, October 22, 2016.  This introductory workshop is perfect for lawyers who want to learn how to begin using psychodrama in their law practices. Lawyers will find that this dynamic and informative one-day workshop will help them become better storytellers and well as…