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Full-Day Psychodrama Workshop: 9:30-6:00
Full-Day Psychodrama Workshop: 9:30-6:00

Fri, May 17


Psychodrama New Jersey

Full-Day Psychodrama Workshop: 9:30-6:00

Gain a new or refreshed understanding of the clinical approach of psychodrama and have a fun time with other professionals. Space is limited to 12 participants. Register early! 7 Clinical CE's Approved by NASW-NJ.

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Time & Location

May 17, 2024, 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM EDT

Psychodrama New Jersey, 220 Monmouth Rd, Oakhurst, NJ 07755, USA

About the event

Psychodrama is an effective treatment for complex grief, trauma, and relational issues. A powerful therapuetic approach that offers corrective emotional experiences for clinical groups or individual treatment. This workshop will teach safe, supportive, and effective psychodrama interventions for clinical applications. Workshop time will include discussion, but will focus on experiential learning and skills building activities. A full psychodrama enactment will be demonstrated. A full psychodrama enactment specifically highlighting how to address relational trauma will be demonstrated.

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

Verbalize an understanding of basic psychodramatic theory (i.e. sociometry, role, creativity & spontaneity theory).

Demonstrate an understanding of psychodrama structure (i.e. warm-up, action, and sharing).

Discuss the clinical goals of psychodrama treatment (e.g. the ABC'S).

Demonstrate an understanding of psychodrama methodology (e.g. doubling and role reversal).

Demonstrate two trauma-informed interventions for promoting safety in psychodrama treatment.

Discuss and demonstrate directing skills (i.e. therapeutic hypothesis, setting clinical goals, identifying act hungers, open tensions, and central concern).

Demonstrate the ability to process a psychodrama sessions using correct terminology (i.e act hunger, open tension system, double, catharsis of abreaction vs. catharsis of intergration etc.)

Verbalize one way Psychodrama can be used to address relational trauma.

Presented by 

Scottie Urmey, LCSW, TEP:

Scottie is a licensed clinical social worker and board certified trainer, educator, and practitioner of psychodrama, sociometry, and group psychotherapy with over 25 years of training and experience. “Scottie’s” clinical applications of psychodrama, sociometry, and group psychotherapy follow her career; inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient (IOP), adult partial hospital, community based, and presently in private practice with adults, groups, couples and families. Scottie is listed as an approved clinical supervisor by NASW-NJ and presently teaches the required 20-hour clinical supervision course at Monmouth University, School of Social Work, Professional Education Program. She has been presenting educational workshops and seminars nationally on the topic of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy since 2007, including multiple continuing education workshops for NASW-NJ. Scottie is the founder of Psychodrama New Jersey, created as an institute of training, professional development and psychotherapy. Scottie is currently serving as President of the American Board of Examiners (ABE) in Psychodrama, Sociometry, & Group Psychotherapy. She has been an adjunct professor of Monmouth University’s Professional Counseling Department and School of Social Work teaching graduate level electives related to Psychodrama & Group Psychotherapy, Group Work, and Field courses. Scottie received the 2014 Alumni of the Year Award from Monmouth University School of Social Work, the 2014 Volunteer Award from the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, and the ASGPP 2016 Collaborators Award for her contribution to the learning and practice of psychodrama with her long-time colleague Ron Collier, LCSW, TEP. Most recently, Scottie has co-authored research related to sociodrama which was published in the 2020 Social Work with Groups professional journal.

Detailed Information:

Continuing Education/Training Information: 

This course, Full Day Psychodrama Workshop, Approval #20240328-1, provided by Psychodrama New Jersey is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2024. New Jersey social workers will receive 7 Clinical CE credits for participating in this course.

Please note, NASW-NJ Continuing Education credits are also valid for school social workers, LPCs, LMFTs, and LCADCs in NJ.

All hours of this training may be applied toward certification and supervision standards of the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy.

Registration & Questions: The registrar is available for questions and to help participants through the registration process when needed. Please contact the registrar, Patricia Hannah at 732-686-9427 or for assistance. 

Accommodations: Scottie creates a safe, supportive, and positive learning environment. Workshops include students and professionals with education and expertise from various fields. Some participants may be seeking continuing education, certification, while others may be simply seeking an enjoyable and interesting learning expereince. Psychodrama training uses an adult learning model, intended to be less hierarchical, so education and learning flows from all available resources. To inquire into accomodations for special needs or disability please contact the registrara, Patricia Hannah, 732-686-9427,

GrievancesIf anyone is left unsatisfied with the program or instruction, they may contact the registrar Patrcia Hannah: 732-686-9427, or Scottie Urmey,

Refunds: Full refunds are given for cancellations made two weeks before the workshop date minus a $20 credit card processing fee if applicable. Cancellations made with less than 2 weeks notice will be refunded minus $75 cancellation fee. Refund requests should be submitted in writing and directed to the registrar, Patricia Hannah: 


  • Full Day Psychodrama Workshop

    This full day workshop ticket provides a certificate of attendance, supplemental educational materials, and light refreshments.

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