Using Action to Effect Change


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, MFTi, BRI II, DDS, CP
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

DATES AND LOCATIONS
June 11-13, 2015
Doubletree Hotel Savannah Airport
50 Yvette J. Hagins Drive

Savannah, Georgia  31408
Hosted by Willingway Hospital

October 15-17, 2015
Orem, Utah
Hosted by Cirque Lodge

9:30 am - 5:30 pm each day

22.5 CEU’S PER WEEKEND AVAILABLE FOR CALIFORNIA LCSW/MFT, NBCC, BRI, NAADAC, CCAPP, CET AND PSYCHODRAMA

CHANGING THE SOCIOMETRY OF THE ADDICTED FAMILY

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

DATE
Saturday, June 27th
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

LOCATION


14750 El Camino Real
Del Mar, CA  92014


$125 if registered in advance; $150 at the door
Credit card payments and payment plans available

7 CE HOURS AVAILABLE FOR CALIFORNIA MFT/LCSW, CCAPP, NAADAC, NBCC, CET AND PSYCHODRAMA

DETAILS HERE


INTRODUCTORY PSYCHODRAMATIC BODYWORK® WORKSHOPS
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
9:30 am - 5:00 pm each day
July 24-26 , 2015
252 N. Stapley Drive, Mesa, AZ
$490 if registered and paid by June 24th; $565 thereafter

21 CE HOURS AVAILABLE FOR CALIFORNIA MFT/LCSW, CCAPP, NAADAC, NBCC, 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. 

2015 Dates
August 7th-9th, 2015

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

129 Cabrillo Street, Costa Mesa, CA  92627

$490 if registered and paid by July 7th; $565 thereafter
Credit card payments and payment plans available

21 CE HOURS AVAILABLE FOR CALIFORNIA MFT/LCSW, CCAPP, NAADAC, NBCC, CET AND PSYCHODRAMA

DETAILS HERE   


12-STEP PSYCHODRAMA
WORKSHOP FOR PROFESSIONALS

Whether you’ve never taken the steps or you’ve taken them dozens of time, this workshop can help you explore them in an entirely new way - through action.  By concretizing your experience of Trusting God, Cleaning House or Helping Others, you have the opportunity to explore new  insights and solutions, deepen your spiritual connection and increase your clarity about practicing these principles in all your affairs.  This group is open to professionals only and can therefore serve as a safe, supportive place to explore your own healing and transformation without the concern of clients being present.  Come join us!

Please note that if you are in recovery, you must have at least 1 year of continuous time (sobriety/clean time/abstinence/solvency, etc) to attend this workshop, and must have a strong support system in place.

August 15-16, 2015
9:30 am - 5:00 pm each day

3930 4th Avenue, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92103

$300 if registration and paid by July 15th; $565 thereafter
Credit card payment & payment plans available

14 CE HOURS AVAILABLE FOR CALIFORNIA MFT/LCSW, CCAPP, NAADAC, NBCC, CET AND PSYCHODRAMA

PAUSE...A RETREAT FOR WOMEN

“This is the key to life; the ability to reflect, the ability to know yourself, the ability to PAUSE for a second before reacting automatically.  If you can truly know yourself, you will begin the journey of transformation.”

Come join us for a chance to PAUSE - an all-inclusive retreat at a luxury resort in Mexico where you can experience the magic of psychodrama, as well as fun and relaxation through activities such as horseback riding, yoga and meditation and kayaking and paddle boarding.

This Retreat Includes:
• All meals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages
• Delicious, nourishing meals (vegetarian meals available)
• First class room accommodations
• Complete use of the resort facilities
• 4 days, 3 nights at this magical paradise
• Entertainment and fun
• Guided meditations
• Yoga classes
• Cooking demos by a renowned local chef
• Workshops and break-out sessions
• Exploration of your inner awareness
• Personal discovery exercises
• Saturday night beach party with music
• Gorgeous beaches and multiple pools
• Paddleboarding and kayaking
• Horseback riding
• Onsite massage (extra charge)

August 27-31, 2015
La Paz, Mexico

For reservations or with questions, please contact
Mark Azoff at 949-632-8181 or at mazoff@km56productions.com

DETAILS HERE


INTRODUCTORY PSYCHODRAMATIC BODYWORK® WORKSHOP FOR PERSONAL GROWTH

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 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
9:30 am - 5:00 pm each day

September 25-27, 2015

 41750 Rancho Las Palmas Drive, Suite L1,
Rancho Mirage, CA  92270

$490 if registered and paid by June 24th; $565 thereafter Credit card payment & payment plans available

DETAILS HERE


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

Octobers 9th-11th, 2015

129 Cabrillo Street, Costa Mesa, CA  92627

$490 if registered and paid by September 9th;
$565 thereafter.  Credit card payment & payment plans available


21 CE HOURS AVAILABLE FOR CALIFORNIA MFT/LCSW, CCAPP, NAADAC, NBCC, CET AND PSYCHODRAMA

DETAILS HERE


USING ACTION WITH INDIVIDUAL CLIENTS: TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR PROFESSIONALS

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 aid in the engagement process, help clients build trust, make connections, deepen affect and commit to the therapeutic process.

November 14-15, 2015

San Diego, CA

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


$300 if registered and paid by October 14th;
$375 thereafter
Credit card payments and payment plans available

14 CE HOURS AVAILABLE FOR CALIFORNIA MFT/LCSW, CCAPP, NAADAC, NBCC, 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 30-November 1, 2015

129 Cabrillo Street, Costa Mesa, CA  92627

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


$490 if registered and paid by September 30th;
$565 thereafter
Credit card payments and payment plans available

21 CE HOURS AVAILABLE FOR CALIFORNIA MFT/LCSW, CCAPP, NAADAC, NBCC, CET AND PSYCHODRAMA

DETAILS HERE


PSYCHODRAMA TRAINING GROUP FOR PROFESSIONALS IN
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

2015 Dates
June 5-7; August 21-23; December 4-6

9:30 am- 5:00 pm each day

$450 per weekend group
Group members must make a 3 weekend commitment (including financially) to start.  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

129 Cabrillo Street

Costa Mesa, CA

21 CEU HOURS AVAILABLE PER WEEKEND FOR CALIFORNIA MFT/LCSW, CCAPP, NAADAC, NBCC, CET AND PSYCHODRAMA

DETAILS HERE


NEW ORANGE COUNTY ACTION METHODS TRAINING GROUP FOR PROFESSIONALS

In this ongoing training group, participants will learn specific action methods techniques, such as sociometry, psychodrama and group psychotherapy, will have the opportunity to practice them and to explore how they can be applied to their current clientele.  Since we as professionals often have to be cautious about environments where we can do our own work, this group can also serve as a safe and supportive place to pursue personal and professional growth.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

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

2015 DATES
July 11-12; October 24-25

9:30 am- 5:00 pm

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

129 Cabrillo Street

Costa Mesa, CA

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

DETAILS HERE


PSYCHODRAMA TRAINING AND PERSONAL GROWTH GROUP FOR PROFESSIONALS
SAN DIEGO, CA

As practitioners in the helping professionals, it is often difficult to find safe spaces to do our own work.  Everywhere we go, we find our clients and our colleagues, making it nearly impossible to be fully authentic and share our needs, fears, wants and triumphs. 

First and foremost, however, we are people who need those safe spaces just as much as everyone else does - if not more.    What we really need is not another CE workshop, but a place to find “role relief” - where we don’t have to be in charge, don’t have to be “on”, can be authentic and drop into our own emotional and spiritual healing work. 

This ongoing psychodrama personal growth group - for professionals only - will serve as that safe, supportive place for professionals to do their own transformational work and support each other in doing the same.

2015 Dates
September 19-20; 2016 Dates TBD


9:30 am- 5:30 pm each day

$300 per weekend group
Group members must make a 3 weekend commitment (including financially) to start.  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 CEU HOURS PER WEEKEND AVAILABLE FOR CALIFORNIA MFT/LCSW, CCAPP, NAADAC, NBCC, 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 90 minute class

DETAILS HERE

INDIVIDUAL EXAM COACHING ALSO AVAILABLE

COUPLES WEEKENDS 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

NEXT WORKSHOP DATE IN SOCAL TBD

$900 per couple, if registered and paid by one month in advance; $1000 thereafter
Payment plans and credit card payments available

LIMITED TO 5 COUPLES

DETAILS TO COME


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 III Meeting Dates:
November 18-22, 2015
9:30 am - 5:00 pm schedule all 5 days

Location: 
Mission San Luis Rey
4050 Mission Avenue, Pablo Tac Hall
Oceanside, CA

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

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

DETAILS HERE


CE hours offered at all trainings for California LCSW and MFT, CAADAC, NAADAC, NBCC, 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).




 

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P.O. Box 277

Cardiff, CA  92007

Phone:     310-909-9780

E-mail:    actioninstitute@mac.com

Website:  www.theactioninstitute.com 

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