11:30 AM – 01:30 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
06:30 PM – 08:30 PM Central European Time (CET)
Friday Session #2: Parallel Workshops
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"I am just trying to protect you!" Trauma-Responsive Addiction intervention combining Internal Family Systems, 12-Step, and Psychodrama; Adena Bank Lees, LCSW, LISAC, BCETS, CP (*CEs, ITI)
Addiction Treatment is Trauma Treatment: Psychodrama and Experiential Therapy (*CEs, ABE, ITI)
Topic: "I am just trying to protect you!" Trauma-Responsive Addiction intervention combining Internal Family Systems, 12-Step, and Psychodrama; Adena Bank Lees, LCSW, LISAC, BCETS, CP (*CEs, ITI)
Clients often fight with or attempt to “kill”/ “get rid of” the addict part of themselves because of the pain and negative consequences this part creates. Active curiosity and validation of the addict’s protective purpose is a new paradigm for healing and sobriety. Being a “firefighter” of intense/overwhelming emotions, sensations, and memories is the addict’s main goal and it is determined to succeed. Fostering a relationship with these parts is essential in reigniting spontaneity, opening the realm of possibilities for healthier coping strategies.
Come join us as we use action-exploration of this paradigm, providing you with tools you can immediately apply in your practice!
1. Apply at least one psychodramatic technique to accelerate clients' warm-up to sobriety.
2. Describe one way IFS and Psychodrama compliment each other for addiction treatment.
Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD, FAAETS, TEP
Celebrating Victories in Recovery Through Use of Harm Reduction and Action Methods (*CEs, ITI)
Topic: Addiction Treatment is Trauma Treatment: Psychodrama and Experiential Therapy (*CEs, ABE, ITI)
Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD, FAAETS, TEP (United States)
This workshop presents addiction and trauma as a cyclical process often fueling each other. Most clients in treatment for addictions have significant histories of trauma which must be addressed in the recovery journey. As an experiential approach integrating mind, body, and spirit, psychodrama is uniquely situated to treat addiction and trauma. The presenter will leverage his experience providing psychodrama groups and creating treatment programs across the addiction treatment continuum. This workshop will include experiential and didactic components.
1. Explain one connection between addiction and trauma.
2. Describe one reason why psychodrama is effective as trauma treatment.
Jordan Miller, MPH, LSW, MSS, CET I
Return to Innocence; Wisdom and Hope from the Inner Child (*CEs, ABE, ITI)
Topic: Celebrating Victories in Recovery Through Use of Harm Reduction and Action Methods (*CEs, ITI)
Jordan Miller, MPH, LSW, MSS, CET I (United States)
Presenter will discuss substance misuse as a general public health issue, as it relates to individual and social wellness. Workshop will conclude with identifying experiential/action methods used in clinical practice to address internalized stigma, in concert with celebrating individual and community recovery goals.
1. Identify public health implications of substance misuse
2. Recall action method practice(s) used in therapeutic settings to establish and celebrate recovery goals
Pamela Goffman Snyder, LCSW, TEP, CIRT
Tele’Drama Sobriety Shop: A Variation on Magic shop for Addiction Treatment (*ITI)
Topic: Return to Innocence; Wisdom and Hope from the Inner Child (*CEs, ABE, ITI)
Pamela Goffman Snyder, LCSW, TEP, CIRT (United States)
Using guided meditation, art and Psychodramatic enactment, this workshop will focus on a return to a moment when life was peaceful and happy. It will give participants concrete tools to encounter the innocent inner child to recall and perhaps recapture the simplicity that life can hold. Messages from the inner child can provide wisdom and hope and help reduce shame in the recovery process.
1. Apply an experiential technique to access inner child
2. Demonstrate shame reduction by helping the client to accessing inherent innocence.
Betty G Garrison, MA, MS, CTP-2
The Power of E-Motions (*ITI)
Topic: Tele’Drama Sobriety Shop: A Variation on Magic shop for Addiction Treatment (*ITI)
Betty G Garrison, MA, MS, CTP-2 (United States)
We will explore Sobriety Shop, a variation on Magic Shop, created by Drs. Terry A. Rustin and Peter A. Olsson in 1985, and modified to be offered in the virtual space. Drs. Terry A. Rustin and Peter A. Olsson utilized the traditional Magic Shop enactment as a Sobriety Shop for use in addiction treatment programs. This is both a didactic and experiential experience. We will explore historical perspectives of the Magic Shop. Explore your own unique character for Sobriety Shop and experience being an owner (facilitator) of such a shop. We will identify modifications to Magic Shop with a typical Sobriety Shop including vignettes, variations on enactments, and discuss therapeutic advantages of the action technique.
1. Distinguish and identify the difference between Magic Shop and Sobriety Shop.
2. Practice character development and demonstrate being the 'owner' (facilitator) of a Tele'Drama Sobriety Shop in little vignettes.
What's Your Story? Recovery Through Action Exploration (*CEs, ITI)
Topic: The Power of E-Motions (*ITI)
Andrea Wilches (Colombia / Argentina )
The word emotion comes from energy in motion, and no doubt that the spectrum of our emotions plays a fundamental role in our decision-making, in the way we process experiences, and in the life of recovery.
The workshop intends to explore in a dynamic and creative way some of the basic emotions In order to learn from a self-discovered experience some tools to work with clients in different settings.
As part of a successful process of recovery in any type of addiction getting to know, recognized, and manage emotions, it's fundamental, not only because by doing so we are able to know ourselves better but also because if we are able to have an active acknowledgment of them, we could benefit from them and not be taken over by them.
1. Explore some of the basic emotions.
2. Learn some interactive and Psychodramatic tools to work this topic in different therapeutic settings.
Jodi Greanead, MA, LPC
Topic: What's Your Story? Recovery Through Action Exploration (*CEs, ITI)
Jodi Greanead, MA, LPC (United States)
Participants will learn about basic aspects of psychodrama therapy as well as application and efficacy in residential treatment. They will experience a typical psychodrama warmup and action exploration. Through playful engagement with story, guided by locograms and sociometry, participants will explore possibilities for enchancing treatment and recovery.
1. Identify benefits of psychodrama for recovery.
2. Recognize and apply creative group techniques.