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Psychodrama Workshop: Online
Psychodrama Workshop: Online

Tue, Apr 25



Psychodrama Workshop: Online

This workshop provides an in-depth introduction or refresher to the principles & applications of psychodrama. The majority of workshop time will be devoted to experiential learning & skills building exercises for using psychodrama on or offline.

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Time & Location

Apr 25, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT


About the event

Psychodrama is an effective treatment for complex grief, trauma, and relational issues. Psychodrama is an expressive therapy approach that offers corrective emotional experiences for people in 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. The majority of workshop time will be devoted to experiential learning & skills building exercises. The trainer will focus the this workshop on the valuable intervention of Doubling. The psychodramatic intervention of Doubling is an effective intervention for group and individual, in-person or online, clinical settings.

This workshop will be conducted live through an online platform called Zoom. The evening before the workshop you will receive an email with a unique link to the Zoom workshop. The registrar for this workshop will be available before, during and after the workshop to help with any zoom support or workshop related questions you may have. 

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.

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 29 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. 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. Scottie has co-authored research related to sociodrama which was published in the 2020 Social Work with Groups professional journal.

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 also 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.

Detailed Information:

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 always aims to create 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 while other may be going toward psychodrama certification, and yet others may be simply seeking an enjoyable and interesting learning experience. Psychodrama training events use an adult learning model, intended to be less hierarchical, so education and learning flows from all available resources. To provide the best possible experience, please update us whenever possible about how to best accommodate and nurture your educational experience.To inquire into accommodations for special needs or disability please contact the registrar, Patricia Hannah, 732-686-9427,

Participant Information:This workshop welcomes students and professionals with various educational and professional backgrounds ranging from beginner to advanced skill level. The workshop provides content and training hours required for board certification in psychodrama. Board Certified Practitioner’s (C. P.) and C.P. eligible candidates must be masters level licensed mental health professionals. Therefore, the material presented in this course builds upon techniques, knowledge and skills learned in introductory collegiate level courses (i.e. human growth and development, theories of personality, abnormal behavior/psychopathology, methods of psychotherapy, and social systems). Participants at the beginning skill level will minimally have completed some collegiate level coursework and demonstrate an interest and aptitude for pursuing an advanced level mental health degree (ex. Social Work, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Pastoral Counseling, Expressive Arts Therapies, Art Therapy, Dance/ Movement Therapy, Drama Therapy, or Music Therapy). This psychodrama workshop uses an adult learning model, so education and learning flows from all available resources, allowing advanced and intermediate (i.e. current masters level students or recent graduates) level participants the benefit of furthering their clinical acumen via the questions and enthusiasm of beginning level participants.


  • Tuition:

    Tuition Includes: CE/Psychodrama Training certificate and educational materials. This course, Psychodrama Workshop, Approval #01202023-6, 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. Approval Period: 1/20/23 through 8/31/24. New Jersey social workers will receive 3 Clinical CE credits for participating in this course.

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