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.

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…

Michigan Psychodrama Center to Present at National ASGPP Conference

The founders of the Michigan Psychodrama Center are pleased to announce that they will be presenting a 90-minute workshop at the 75th Annual ASGPP 2017 Conference: “Navigating Waves of Change: Discovering and Celebrating Our Hidden Treasures.” The title of their 90-minute workshop is “Integrating Mind and Body with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodrama.” The 2017 Annual Conference will take place…

History of Psychodrama and the Law

Psychodrama has been around a very long time.  It was originally devised and developed many decades ago by Jacob Levy Moreno (1889-1997).  Born in Austria, Moreno developed his theories around the turn of the 20th century; which was the same time Freud was “inventing” psychotherapy. However, according to John Nolte, it was Gerry Spence who is largely credited with bringing…

Aaron Beck Endorses the Union of Psychodrama and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) was created by Dr. Aaron Beck in the 1960s.  Since this time it has increasingly been recognized as an extraordinarily effective psychotherapeutic intervention.  Since its early development, scientists around the world have researched CBT to determine if it is effective in treating such disparate disorders as depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, drug abuse, anxiety disorders, personality…

What is Sociometry?

J.L. Moreno was a psychiatrist born in 1889 in Romania.  He is credited with the development of group therapy, sociodrama and psychodrama.  One of his basic contributions is sociometry. Sociometry is the measurement of social choice, meaning the decisions, both conscious and unconscious, that are made regarding inter-personal affiliation. These measurement tools can be used to facilitate change.  (Garcia and…

Learning How to Master New Skills in Your Business or Profession

Erika Andersen, in her Harvard Business Review article entitled “Managing Yourself; Learning to Learn” indicates that when it comes to staying on top of business or professional competitors, “the ability to learn faster than your competition may be the only sustainable advantage.” One of the problems of course is that, “pushing yourself to acquire radically different capabilities – while still…