Dr. Daniela Simmons, PhD, PAT and Dr. Nancy Kirsner, PhD, TEP
International Seminar on Action Methods
To be Held in Miami, Florida, USA
HOST: South Florida Center for Psychodrama
May 9th – 14th, 2017
Dr. Daniela Simmons, PhD, is a Certified Practitioner (CP) and a Trainer (PAT) in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. Daniela is a member of the Executive Council of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP); a liaison of the ASGPP Chapters Committee; a member of the ASGPP Research Committee; and a liaison of the American Journal in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.
Daniela is the founder of the Expressive Therapies Training Institute (ETTi).
Dr. Nancy Kirsner, PhD, is a Certified Positive Psychologist, licensed Marriage and Family therapist, and a Board Certified Trainer, Educator, Practitioner and Fellow of Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy. She has been in practice, teaching, or consulting for 40 years. Nancy loves to teach using Action Explorations with different populations such as financial planners, lawyers, and members of churches/ temples. She facilitates Bibliodrama (stories from the Bible) at both temples/churches. Nancy created and has taught Positive Psychology and Jewish Fundamentals for the last three years in Miami. Nancy works as a Trial Consultant with attorneys. Most recently, Nancy has been a Teaching Assistant for two years to the Certification in Positive Psychology Program at Kripalu.
This conference is intended for individuals who are or are interested in becoming Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Life Coaches, Teachers, etc. and for those who are interested in self-awareness, self-improvement, and self-care.
Up to 40 (forty) Hours toward Certification through the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy
We are offering a six day seminar (up to 40 hours total).
The seminar will start on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 1:00 PM and will end on Sunday, May 14th, 2017 at 12:00 PM.
THE WIZARD OF OZ movie (1939) is the highest rated and most watched movie of all times. Its story embodies our most enduring values and raises provocative human issues of power vs. powerlessness, good vs. bad, and escaping vs. embracing your roots.
As most of the story is set “within a dream” and “over the rainbow,” the story and its characters offer rich action explorations around Dream Work, Power, Belonging, Fallibility, and Hope.
JOIN US ON THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD with action methods and Dream Work. We will bring our stories to life to discover ourselves more fully and to re-create or try on a future best self. Find your RED SHOES; meet and explore the COWARDLY LION, the TIN MAN, and the SCARECROW. Consider and argue with the GOOD AND BAD WITCHES of the North and South.
This workshop will introduce participants to Dream Work and Positive Psychology Action Methods (DWAPPAM) utilizing a diverse variety of frameworks and skills such as: Psychodrama, Sociodrama, Sociometry, Playback Theatre, and Positive Psychology.
Throughout the seminar, theoretical frameworks and their action explorations will be both demonstrated and practiced. Within a safe environment, participants will create, re-create, and explore images, emotions, colors, characters, and dreams for expansion and healing. As we bring our personal inner worlds and shared collective worlds together through play and spontaneity, we can choose, change and transform lives….and AS WE CHANGE the WORLD CHANGES US.
1. Describe and demonstrate the basic elements, techniques and stages associated with classical psychodrama, action methods, and Dream Work.
2. Demonstrate, understand, and employ the main aspects of experiential work: self-reflection, self-evaluation, and integration of personal and group learning.
3. Explore in action the Positive Psychology basic concepts (and research) about Character Strengths Positive Emotions, Mindset, and Resiliency.
4. Understand and elevate your own empowerment through story, changing your narrative, Dream Work, and Positive within a supportive group environment.
5. Integration – “There’s no place like home” (Meaning/Purpose/Pleasure) = Finding Your Wizard
The cost of the training is:
Early bird registration:
$600 per 6-day workshop participation, paid by March 31st, 2017
$700 per 6-day workshop participation paid after March 31st, 2017
Payment, in case of travel cancellation, will be credited to future workshops.
Locations and Accommodations:
The seminar will be held at the South Florida Center for Psychodrama, Office of Dr. Nancy Kirsner, located in Miami, FL, USA.
A block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate for the seminar attendees at the Hampton Inn Miami Dadeland, 8200 SW 70th Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33143, USA http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-miami-dadeland-MIADLHX/index.html
Reservations can be made by calling TEL: +1-305 269 0072 (press option “1” for reservations) and referencing the Group Code “ETT”
Special rate of $139.00 per night plus tax) double room, opportunity for room sharing.
The hotel is 2.6 miles away from the group meeting venue and a free transportation is available. Located in the Dadeland shopping district, the hotel serves a free daily hot buffet breakfast (or “On the Run breakfast bags”). It features an outdoor pool and hot tub and has a free shuttle service to Miami International Airport, which is 10 miles away. Rooms have free Wi-Fi and a TV with expanded cable channels, which include a Brazilian TV network. A desk and coffee-making facilities are provided. A 24-hour front desk, business center, and fitness center are on site at the Hampton Inn Miami Dadeland. Dry cleaning is available for a fee, and free parking is available.
PLEASE NOTE: Group cut-off Date: April 9th, 2017 (Last day to make reservations)
If you or your organization is interested in being a sponsor of the event, please contact one of the organizers.
For an application form, please contact Daniela Simmons @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Attendees receive hours for certification as a practitioner in psychodrama.
For more information, please email:
Daniela Simmons: email@example.com
Nancy Kirsner: firstname.lastname@example.org