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 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.

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…

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,…