2021 Summer Intensive

Join us at the Michigan Psychodrama Center for our 2021 Summer Intensive entitled: Cultivating Self-Compassion, Self Awareness, Discipline and Resilience Through Inner Child Work Workshop Description The focus of this intensive will be to develop the essential adult self-care roles of healthy soothing, affirming, protecting and encouraging. Work on releasing trapped emotions of fear, anger and sadness, as needed, will…

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 2021

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’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…