Category: Sociometry

MPC’s Experiential Therapy Group Open to New Applicants

The Michigan Psychodrama Center (MPC) is now accepting applications from those interested in joining an ongoing therapy group. We meet bi-weekly on Wednesday afternoons, from 3:45 – 6:15 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Due to the pandemic, the meetings are currently conducted remotely via Zoom. This therapy group utilizes experiential action methods for doing personal work. These methods are know more…

Michigan Psychodrama Center to Again Present at the ASGPP 79th Annual Conference

Michigan Psychodrama Center’s co-founders Patrick Barone and Dr. Elizabeth Corby will be presenting a 90-minute workshop at the 79th ASGPP annual conference “Honoring the Past & Visioning the Future” The conference, which will be all online this year, will take place on April 7-11, 2021. The American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama presents an annual seminar each year, and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

How Psychodrama Helps Build Key Business Skill of Emotional Intelligence

According to an article in the Harvard Business Review entitled “How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill” (April 2015), there are five components of emotional intelligence that allow individuals and business leaders to recognize, connect with, and learn from their own and other people’s mental states: Self-awareness Self-regulation Motivation (defined as “a passion for work that goes beyond money…

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,…

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…