Practical Trauma-Informed Uses of Psychodrama and Action Techniques

Psychodrama embraces the use of action and embodiment practices, while understanding the need to create safety and develop resources to combat the negative effects of trauma.  We invite you to join us and gain competence in a safe, supporting environment. Come join us to learn and practice new skills that will assist you in elivening your practice with confidence and creativity!

Trauma-Informed Action Methods

Clearwater Location:  2641 Harbor Circle, Clearwater, FL 33759

Orlando Location:  Institute of Playful Healing: 108 Robin Rd Suite # 2006,                                                          Altamonte Springs, FL 32701


Sunday 9:30am -4:30pm

Cost: $125 ($75 students/interns)

6 CE Units for LCSW, LMHC, LMFT in FL

Hours count toward psychodrama certification

workshop Trainer

Julie Wells LCSW, CP, TEP

NEUROBIOLOGY OF TRAUMA: Developing Self-Soothing Skills in Action 


A Psychodramatic Key to

Healing Trauma


 Transforming Powerlessness into Empowerment


Neurobiology of Trauma: 

Developing Self-Soothing Skills Through Action

Neuropsychology and brain plasticity literature demonstrate that through experiential action methods and embodiment practices, memories can be re-wired, and past events re-experienced, in ways that can actually shift personal narratives. Trauma rewires the brain and through trauma-informed action methods, like psychodrama, a person’s internal map and relationship to themselves and the world around them can be repaired when they can imagine or practice new ways of being.  This workshop will explore the neurobiology of trauma and identify how defense systems that got them through the trauma have become ineffective and intrusive might be transformed.  Various action strategies to manage distress will be demonstrated and participants will have the opportunity to learn, practice, and integrate these skills to offer your clients the safety they need to do trauma-related work. 

Clearwater Location:  2/3/19    9:30am-4:30pm $125 for 6 CEUs

Orlando Location: 1/20/19     9:30am-4:30pm $125 for 6 CEUs

The Power of Doubling

A Psychodramatic Key to Healing Trauma

It is critical to healthy development for children to have their internal experiences accurately labeled by their caregivers.In this way, we come to know who we are and to identify our own thoughts, feelings, and needs.However, when the caregiver isn’t able to do this accurately and then, traumatic events, abuse and/or neglect are additionally present, the result can have devastating consequences.As a double for your client, you can improve the therapeutic bond and help reconstruct their narrative through support and empathetic attunement. The psychodramatic skill of doubling can both contain feelings that spin a client into dissociation or regression, as well as, help them express what seem inexpressible. This workshop will demonstrate different types of doubling and participants will have the opportunity to practice this skill so they can add it to their clinical toolbox.  

Clearwater Location:  4/7/19    9:30am-4:30pm $125 for 6 CEUs

Orlando Location: 5/19/19     9:30am-4:30pm $125 for 6 CEUs


Transforming Powerlessness into Empowerment

Research on human resiliency consistently shows that having stable and supportive attachment to at least one other person helps clients “bounce back” from the devastating effects of trauma.  In this workshop, resiliency role development will be explored and participants will learn to assist their clients in both internal and interpersonal ‘resource mining’.  Trauma-informed psychodramatic interventions will be demonstrated to shift clients away from dysfunctional, self-sabotaging messages towards awareness of the strength and resiliency they already possess. 

Clearwater Location: June date POSTPONED, New date TBD

 $125 for 6 CEUs

Orlando Location: TBD


Suncoast Psychodrama Training 2641 Harbor Cir Clearwater, FL 33759  Contact: Julie Wells LCSW, CP, TEP 727-688-5800

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