Friday, February 8, 2013

Tobi Klein shows the fun of psychodrama in new DVD

Psychodrama can be fun! That's the attitude of Tobi Klein, a psychodrama practitioner and trainer in Montreal, Canada.

Her new DVD, titled Psychodrama Unmasked: Essential Tools and Techniques, shows how psychodrama offers a wide array of action-oriented techniques that help clients get out of their heads and into their bodies, moving beyond what is possible in traditional talk therapy.

This DVD  is an excellent introduction to psychodrama for newcomers and offers a thorough introduction to its key concepts and methodology. It should be useful not only for those who facilitate actual psychodramas, but also for more traditional psychotherapists seeking tools and techniques to engage clients in new ways.

Watch excerpt from the DVD here.

Psychodrama Unmasked: Essential Tools and TechniquesCalling on teachings from psychodrama’s founder, J.L. Moreno, master psychodramatist Tobi Klein offers an enriching learning experience by directing three live psychodramas while simultaneously teaching viewers the how-to’s. Her demonstrations and explanations highlight how compelling, cathartic, and effective this approach can be when skillfully presented. As one participant in the video says, “In the psychodrama I cannot intellectualize away the emotions.”  

With Klein as the director, the group beautifully explores universal themes such as betrayal, loss, grief, guilt, and shame, and viewers get to see how Klein creates scenes that provide opportunities for full expression of each protagonist’s psyche. 

Tobi is the first Canadian certified as a psychodrama director by the Moreno Institute, is Director of the Canadian Institute of Psychodrama and Psychotherapy, a private practitioner treating interpersonal, sexual and divorce problems, and a certified Divorce Mediator. A lecturer and supervisor in the Creative Arts Therapies program at Concordia, Klein is affiliated with the Westmount Square Medical Clinic and the Institute Samara in Montreal.