Using Action to Effect Change


INTRODUCTORY PSYCHODRAMATIC BODYWORK® WORKSHOP
FOR PROFESSIONALS

This workshop, for professionals only, combines two forms of psychotherapy: bodywork and psychodrama. The former involves safe touch to help individuals connect with the messages that are held in the body as pain, numbness and/or illness. In the latter, blocked spontaneity from earlier traumas is unblocked and re-integrated through dramatic action methods. Jean works with a skilled team of assistants who perform skits and demonstrations that help illustrate the theory. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun and fosters learning in an easy, natural manner.

The Introductory Level Workshop focuses on:
• Understanding, witnessing and experiencing the emotional release of anger, fear and sadness - from barely expressed to full released
• Learning where the body holds each of these emotions when they are unexpressed
• Learning and practicing guidelines for safe touch
• Increasing our comfort with the use of safe touch
• Increasing our capacity for healthy attachment and greater intimacy
• Increasing our somatic mindfulness
• Experiencing the integration of bodywork in the structure of a psychodrama
• Understanding how the holding of emotion affects the recovery process
• Closure theory

Friday through Sunday, August 8-10, 2014
9:30 am - 5:00 pm each day

2384 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA  92627

$485 if registration is postmarked one month in advance; $535 thereafter

21 CE HOURS AVAILABLE FOR CALIFORNIA MFT/LCSW, CAADAC, NAADAC, LPC, CET AND PSYCHODRAMA

SOCIOMETRY WEEKEND

This 3-day sociometry intensive is designed to help participants better understand how to identify the covert structure of a group, and make it overt in a way that feels inviting and safe to their clients.  Sociometric explorations such as spectrograms, locograms, barometers, action sociograms, social atoms, and the diamond of opposites will be explored.  We will specifically look at timing of interventions, and techniques to help address issues of  isolates, cleavages/cliques, transferences and resentments, so that participants will have a strong set of skills to address any group-related sociometric dynamics.

A safe and supportive environment will be created to offer participants an opportunity to develop their skills in the role of sociometrist. 

August 29-31, 2014

Friday through Sunday,
9:30am - 5:00 pm each day

2384 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA  92627

$485 if registration is postmarked one month in advance; $535 thereafter
Credit card payments and payment plans available

21 CE HOURS AVAILABLE FOR CALIFORNIA MFT/LCSW, CAADAC, NAADAC, LPC, CET AND PSYCHODRAMA

DETAILS HERE   


USING PSYCHODRAMA WITH INDIVIDUALS

While psychodrama is typically used in group settings, it can be incredibly effective when working with individual clients as well.  In this one-day workshop, participants will be taught specific action methods techniques that can provide tools in the engagement process, help clients build trust, make connections,  deepen affect and commit to the therapeutic process. 

October 25, 2014
9:30am - 5:00 pm


Casa Palmera
14750 El Camino Real
Del Mar, CA  92014

$125 if registered and paid one month in advance;
$150 thereafter
Credit card payments and payment plans available

7 CE HOURS AVAILABLE FOR CALIFORNIA MFT/LCSW, CAADAC, NAADAC, LPC, CET AND PSYCHODRAMA

DETAILS HERE   


PSYCHODRAMA DIRECTOR’S WEEKEND

This 3-day psychodrama directing intensive is designed specifically for those who are interested in sharpening their directing skills, and adding new ones to their directing “tool box”.  No prior directing experience is required.  A safe and supportive environment will be created to offer participants an opportunity to develop their skills in the role of director, including exploration of the following:

Structuring the drama - beginning, middle and end
Using auxiliaries effectively
What do I do when I get stuck?
Containment vs. Expansion

October 31-November 2, 2014

2384 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA  92627

Friday - Sunday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm each day


$485 if registration is postmarked one month in advance; $535 thereafter
Credit card payments and payment plans available

21 CE HOURS AVAILABLE FOR CALIFORNIA MFT/LCSW, CAADAC, NAADAC, LPC, CET AND PSYCHODRAMA

DETAILS HERE


PSYCHODRAMA TRAINING GROUP FOR PROFESSIONALS
ORANGE COUNTY, CA

In this ongoing professional training group, participants will be trained on the theory and practice of sociometry, psychodrama and group psychotherapy.  Participants will have the opportunity to practice these techniques and explore how they can be applied to their current clientele.  This group will also serve as a safe, supportive place to pursue personal and professional growth, with opportunities for student directing.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

• Motivating clients    
• Helping clients connect to self and others
• Helping clients progress in treatment    
• Building group cohesion

2014 Dates
September 20-21, December 6-7; 2015 Dates to Come

9:30 am- 5:00 pm each day

$300 per weekend group
Group members must make a 3 weekend commitment (including financially).  Since the dates are available in advance, the expectation is that group members will attend.  If there is a cause for absence (full or partial weekend), refunds will not be issued.
Credit card payments accepted

2384 Newport Boulevard

Costa Mesa, CA

14 CEU HOURS AVAILABLE PER WEEKEND FOR CALIFORNIA MFT/LCSW, CAADAC, NAADAC, LPC, CET AND PSYCHODRAMA

DETAILS HERE


PSYCHODRAMA TRAINING GROUP FOR PROFESSIONALS
SAN DIEGO, CA

In this ongoing professional training group, participants will be trained on the theory and practice of sociometry, psychodrama and group psychotherapy.  Participants will have the opportunity to practice these techniques and explore how they can be applied to their current clientele.  This group will also serve as a safe, supportive place to pursue personal and professional growth, with opportunities for student directing.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

• Motivating clients    
• Helping clients connect to self and others
• Helping clients progress in treatment    
• Building group cohesion

2014 Dates
September 6-7, December 13-14
2015 Dates to Come


9:30 am- 5:30 pm each day

$300 per weekend group
Group members must make a 3 weekend commitment (including financially).  Since the dates are available in advance, the expectation is that group members will attend.  If there is a cause for absence (full or partial weekend), refunds will not be issued.
Credit card payments accepted

315 Laurel Street

San Diego, CA  92101

14 CE HOURS PER WEEKEND AVAILABLE FOR CALIFORNIA MFT/LCSW, CAADAC, NAADAC, LPC, CET AND PSYCHODRAMA

DETAILS HERE


CP/TEP EXAM
PREPARATION CLASSES

These conference call classes are designed for those who want to deepen their understanding of sociometry, psychodrama and group psychotherapy, and can serve as a great addition to your preparation for the CP or TEP exams.

TEP Exam Preparation
Once a month via Skype

CP Exam Preparation
Twice a month via Skype

$85 per class

DETAILS HERE

INDIVIDUAL EXAM COACHING ALSO AVAILABLE

12-STEP PSYCHODRAMA
WEEKEND TRAINING WORKSHOP

Regardless of how many times you’ve taken the steps, or taken a sponsee or client through them, by exploring them in action, you can see and experience them in a new and different way.  Come join us and enhance your recovery - and/or your professionals skills - as you experience the magic of psychodrama, an action methods that allows you to access your spontaneity so that you can learn to let go of the past, and move into new, healthier behaviors in the future.  This training weekend is open to all clinicians, whether or not they’re in a 12-Step Fellowship, and can serve as a safe, supportive place to:

• Gain clarity about character defects (defenses)   
• Break through barriers that are inhibiting your continued personal/professional growth
• Build family cohesion   
• Deepen your spiritual connection
• Explore cross-addiction issues   
• Develop better boundaries when “working with others”
• Learn specific skills to take back to your work  
•Increase your willingness to “practice these principles in all our affairs.”

Please note that if you are in recovery, you must have at least 6 months of continuous time (sobriety/clean time/abstinence/solvency, etc) to attend this workshop, and must have a strong support system in place.

Friday through Sunday, July 25-27, 2014
9:30 am - 5:00 pm each day

Winter/Spring 2015 Dates TBD

Costa Mesa, CA

$485 if registration and paid one month in advance; $535 thereafter

21 CE HOURS AVAILABLE FOR CALIFORNIA MFT/LCSW, CAADAC, NAADAC, LPC, CET AND PSYCHODRAMA

DETAILS TO COME


CORE PSYCHODRAMA TRAINING GROUP FOR PROFESSIONALS

This CLOSED CORE training group will meet twice in 2014, with each unit being 4 days.  Participants will be trained on the theory and practice of sociometry, psychodrama and group psychotherapy, and have the opportunity to practice these techniques and explore how they can be applied to their current clientele.  This group will also serve as a safe, supportive place to pursue personal and professional growth, with opportunities for student directing.

2014 Dates  
August 1-4, 2014
9:30 am - 5:00 pm each day

7720 El Camino Real, Suite 2F
Carlsbad, CA  92009

$550 per unit, if registered 2 months in advance;
$600 thereafter

Group members must make a commitment to all units (including financially).  Since the dates are available in advance, the expectation is that group members will attend.  If there is a cause for absence (full or partial weekend), refunds will not be issued.
Credit card payments accepted

28 CE HOURS PER UNIT AVAILABLE FOR CALIFORNIA MFT/LCSW, CAADAC, NAADAC, LPC, CET AND PSYCHODRAMA

DETAILS HERE


PSYCHODRAMATIC BODYWORK®
ADVANCED TRAINING GROUP

The Advanced Level Training allows us to practice and integrate the methods and information learned in the two earlier training programs. By using our own personal issues and blocks, we will experientially learn to enhance our clinical work. This level consists of 5 units, each 4 days in duration, spread over two years, or more .

Trusting our intuition is the foundation of the Advanced Level training. Students are encouraged at all times to draw from this source. They develop a heightened awareness of their own intuitive abilities through this process. On going therapy is a requirement at this level of training. Because the training is about entering fully into our bodies, and our bodies are where the traumas are stored, it is necessary to have the container of ongoing therapy to complete and support the deep transformational work that can take place. Personal healing does occur because it is an experiential training, but it is not a personal therapy group. Each participant is responsible for the care of their own "wounded self" during and after the training.

In addition, we find that when students release their bodily pain, it is very common for grounded spirituality to emerge spontaneously. They will often find themselves connecting to the spiritual realm, which is encouraged and supported at this level of training.

Unit II Meeting Dates:
November 20-24, 2014
9:30 am - 5:00 pm schedule all 5 days

Location:  Old Mission San Luis Rey Retreat Center
Pablo Tac Hall
4050 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA  92057   

FEE:  $750
(credit card payments and payment plans available)

35 CE HOURS PER UNIT AVAILABLE FOR CALIFORNIA MFT/LCSW, CAADAC, NAADAC, LPC, CET AND PSYCHODRAMA

DETAILS HERE


COUPLES WEEKEND WORKSHOP FOR
PERSONAL GROWTH

This 3-day weekend workshop is designed for couples who want to build greater communication and intimacy in their relationship.  Through action-oriented exercises such as psychodrama, sociometry, art making and music, couples will be given tools to deepen vulnerability and emotional intimacy, work through conflict, build communication, and identify and release defenses - or blocking styles - that are getting in the way in their relationship.  There will be opportunities to gain insight into how their histories are potentially impacting their current relationship and a road map for how to clear the way.  Each couple will leave with a specific plan of how to keep moving forward together as a couple, even after the workshop is over.

Friday through Sunday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm each day

Costa Mesa, CA

$900 per couple, if registered and paid by one month in advance; $950 thereafter
Payment plans and credit card payments available

LIMITED TO 5 COUPLES
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN REGISTERING FOR A FUTURE WEEKEND WORKSHOP, PLEASE CONTACT US.

DETAILS TO COME


INTERMEDIATE PSYCHODRAMATIC BODYWORK® WORKSHOP

This workshop combines two forms of psychotherapy: bodywork and psychodrama. The former involves safe touch to help individuals connect with the messages that are held in the body as pain, numbness and/or illness. In the latter, blocked spontaneity from earlier traumas is unblocked and re-integrated through dramatic action methods. Jean works with a skilled team of assistants who perform skits and demonstrations that help illustrate the theory. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun and fosters learning in an easy, natural manner.

The Intermediate Level Workshop focuses on:
• The three styles of blocking anger, sadness and fear
• Identifying the meridians in the body that relate to each blocking style
• Relating the blocking styles to various life traumas and the healing process
• Four basic headache patterns and how to work with them
• Working with the psychodramatic techniques of doubling, somatic doubling, role playing and role reversal

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm all 3 days

NEXT WORKSHOP DATE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TBD

$485 if paid and registered one month in advance; $535 thereafter.  Credit card payment & payment plans available


21 CE HOURS AVAILABLE FOR CALIFORNIA MFT/LCSW, CAADAC, NAADAC, LPC, CET AND PSYCHODRAMA

DETAILS TO COME


ACTION INTERVENTION TRAINING   
ADVANCED INTERVENTION TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP

Addicted family systems are locked into unhealthy roles and behaviors.  When conducting an intervention, it is crucial to utilize methods to help lower anxiety, and warm up the family to change.  In this didactic and experiential Action Intervention® workshop, we will demonstrate the benefits of treating the entire family system, and how sociometry and psychodrama can motivate the family towards recovery.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

• Lowering anxiety amongst family members    
• Helping family members connect to self and others
• Build family cohesion   
• Motivate ALL family members towards recovery

PRESENTERS

Jim Tracy, MA, CADCII, LAADAC, CET II, BRI II, DDS
Jean M. Campbell, LCSW, TEP
Bill Maher, CIP, CADC, BRI II, ACI
Combining our 35 years of Professional Addiction Experience and over 30 years of Intervention Experience


9:30 am - 5:30 pm each day

January, 2015
LOCATION TBD

CEU’S AVAILABLE FOR LCSW/MFT, NBCC, BRI, NAADAC, CAADAC, CET AND PSYCHODRAMA

SPONSORED BY:

BALBOA HORIZONS
CIRQUE LODGE
CYCLES OF CHANGE/DESIGN FOR LIVING
ELEMENTS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
SHADOW MOUNTAIN RECOVERY

DETAILS TO COME


CE hours offered at all trainings for California LCSW and MFT, CAADAC, NAADAC, CAS, LPC (through the National Association of Professional Counselors), Certified Experiential Therapists (CET) and Psychodrama.

Please download our Registration form and submit it with payment to:

Action Institute of California
P.O. Box 277
Cardiff, CA  92007

Please review our CANCELLATION POLICY prior to registering for our workshops.

Please note that we request that participants abstain from any mood or mind-altering substances during the course of the day-long or weekend workshop, even if you are not in recovery.  This allows participants to stay focused on their emotional and spiritual work.

We also request that
all workshops and trainings be scent-free (other than pure essential oils).  Many people have allergies to such substances and we appreciate your abstaining from wearing any perfumes or colognes while participating (essential oils are ok).




 

© 2007, Action Institute of California


P.O. Box 277

Cardiff, CA  92007

Phone:     310-909-9780

E-mail:    actioninstitute@mac.com

Website:  www.theactioninstitute.com 

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