This summer, join us for a voyage into the landscape of the soul, where you can explore your dreams through art, theatre, movement, and play.
Facilitated by internationally recognized Drama Therapy facilitators, Armand Volkas and Susana Pendzik, come and be guided on a journey of discovery and skill building that unravels the fascinating wisdom of our dreams through creative means.
From ancient times, dreams have been a fascinating source of inspiration for people of all cultures. They nurtured the visions of shamans and people on spiritual journeys, occupied the minds of philosophers and scientists, and filled the souls and imagination of artists.
Dreams hold the knowledge of our inner world: Memories, desires, and visions for the future are encrypted in our dreams. They are an invaluable therapeutic tool, as they evoke universal, archetypal levels of experience, while simultaneously touching our most intimate and personal core.
In this intensive, you will learn to access the creativity, guidance and inspiration offered through dreams. We will utilize dreams as a starting point for the identification and exploration of personal strengths, hopes and aspirations. The group will also provide a supportive space, where personal challenges and trauma can be safely expressed and worked through.
Experiential learning will include therapeutic modalities such as Drama Therapy, Psychodrama, Dramatic Resonances, Waking Dream Theatre, Playback Theatre, Expressive Arts Therapy, Myth and Storytelling.
This workshop/training is for:
Psychologists, Drama Therapists, Expressive Arts Therapists, Psychodramatists, LCSWs, MFTs, Life Coaches, Social Activists, Directors, Actors & Actresses, Group Facilitators, Teachers, MFT Associates & Trainees, Artists and others seeking personal and professional growth.
Selected Dream Exploration Techniques
Susana Pendzik, PhD, RDT is head of the Drama Therapy Graduate Program at Tel Hai Academic College (Israel), and also lectures at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Swiss Dramatherapy Institute, as well as other institutions of higher education in Europe and Latin America. She conducts workshops worldwide.
Susana is founder and honorary member of the Swiss Dramatherapy Association, accredited supervisor by the Israeli Association of Creative and Expressive Therapies, representative of Israel at the European Federation of Dramatherapy and at the World Alliance for Drama Therapy.
Published poetess, theatre director, and researcher, Susana is the author of many articles in the field, a book for using action techniques with abused women, co-editor of the volume Assessment in Drama Therapy (2012), and of The Self in Performance: Autobiographic, self-revelatory, and autoethnographic forms of therapeutic theatre (2017), and co-author of a dramatherapy book in Spanish to be published in 2018.)
Armand Volkas, MFA, MA, MFT, RDT/BCT is a psychotherapist and Registered Drama Therapist in private practice and Clinical Director of the Living Arts Counseling Center in Emeryville, California, where he directs a training program for students, interns and therapists who want to integrate drama therapy into their practice. He is a Board Certified Trainer in this discipline with The North American Drama Therapy Association.
In addition, Armand is Associate Professor in the Counseling Psychology Program at California Institute of Integral Studies and Adjunct Professor at John F. Kennedy University, Sofia University, the Summer Peacebuilding Institute and the Canadian School of Peacebuilding.
Armand has been honored with the Raymond Jacobs Award for his dedication to diversity and cultural competence and The Gertrud Schattner Award from the North American Drama Therapy Association for his distinguished contributions to the field. He has developed innovative programs using drama therapy for social change, intercultural conflict transformation, healing generational trauma and peacebuilding.
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The International Institute of Applied and Therapeutic Theatre is a collaborative project developed by psychotherapists and drama therapists Armand Volkas and Susana Pendzik, with the aim of promoting the exchange of ideas, traditions, and methods, related to the application of theatre in the social domain. The Institute cultivates the use of theatre as a means to improve collective understanding and communication, transform intercultural conflict and divergence, achieve therapeutic transformation of groups and individuals, and further personal growth and wellbeing.
CE Credits for psychologists, LCSWs, MFTs and LPCCs are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center which is co-sponsoring this program.
American Psychological Association: The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs, MFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs for programs from CE approved sponsors of the American Psychological Association. LCSWs and MFTs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.
SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California.
For questions about these CE accreditations, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at email@example.com.
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