Thursday, April 23, 2009

Next year, psychodrama in Philadelphia!

The 2010 psychodrama conference is scheduled for Philadelphia, Pa., from April 15-19. See American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama for more details, including the date for request for conference presentation proposals.

The 2009 conference in St. Louis, Mo., was wonderful. It was very good to connect with colleagues – some for a meal and a good talk and even just for a moment for a good hug – as well as meet new contacts and make new friends. It was great to see three of my trainees present, including one trainee new to psychodrama who was enjoying every inspiring and energetic minute!

As a psychodramatist now smitten with Systemic Constellation Work, I was pleased to note that was such an interest in that workshop that I presented with Ron Anderson – and also notice that more and more psychodramatists are pioneering and integrating some kind of energy work with their presentations and specialties – including Kate Cook, John Olesen, Jack Shupe, Georgia Rigg, Susan Aaron and of course, Donna Little who saw its possibilities long before me.

We were pleased with the feedback from our Constellation workshop:

“Practical application demonstrated -- all questions answered with competence and respect.”

“The strengths of the workshop was the power of the work and Ron and Karen’s obvious resonance with the work.

“Well done hands-on demonstration of unfamiliar material.”

“Excellent and generous handout.”