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Psychodrama 101: An Orientation to the Basics

Mary Anna Palmer LICSW, LMFT, Certified Psychodrama Trainer

March 19, 2020 Thursday 5gf pm - 9:30 pm

March 20, 2020 Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

March 21 , 2020 Saturday 9 am - 5:00 pm

NEW Venue:

2121 Cliff Drive Suite 112 Eagan MN 55122

This group is for people who are new to Psychodrama and for those who are passionate about the method. During this eighteen hour training, group participants will learn about the five elements of psychodrama, warm-up, action and sharing; and some basic psychodramatic concepts such as doubling and role reversal. People will be introduced to beginning Sociometry and will have a chance to learn the psychodramatic process through group participation.

To Register: Send your name and address, phone numbers to

Psychodrama Center 2121 Cliff Drive, Suite 112, Eagan MN 55122


Email to

call 612-920-3745 for more information

Fee: $ 475.00 for 18 hours of training includes lunch on each day

Send fees by check made payable to: Psychodrama Center

CEU's Approved for

Board of Marriage and Family Therapy,

Board of Social Work, Board of Psychology

Some reduction in fees for full time students and retirees/unemployed

credit cards also accepted

This workshop provides 18 hours towards certification

by the American Board of Examiners

in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.

All hours can be applied to Psychodrama certification process


Mary Anna is a board certified trainer, educator, practitioner of Psychodrama,

Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy by the American Board of Examiners.

She is the Founder and Director of The Psychodrama & Psychotherapy Center in Eagan, MN.

At this Center, Mary Anna offers individual, couple, family, group psychotherapy to clients

and Psychodrama Training to Professionals.

She brings to her work 48 years of experience in the social work, mental health and family therapy fields.

She has additional training in Gestalt therapy, Transactional Analysis, Neuro-linguistic Programming,

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis,

Playback Theatre and MN Couple Communication

Mary Anna first began her experience in Psychodrama groups in 1982. Because her own

experience of healing was so profound, Mary Anna has dedicated her career to teaching

and sharing her passion for psychodrama, sociometry, and group therapy.

Please call Mary Anna 612-920-3745 or 612-309-7940


The Psychodrama Center 2130 Cliff Road, Suite 200, Eagan MN 55122

or email


Weekend schedule and Topics

Thursday night March 19, 2020 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Registration

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Introduction, welcome, logistics, definition of terms and group-building

6:30 – 6:45 p.m. Break

6:45 – 9:00 p.m. Demonstration to psychodrama, warm-up, enactment and sharing

Friday , March 20, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Check-in, dyad work, Introduction to stages of child development

11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Doubling demonstration

11:15 – 12:30 p.m. Applying the skill of doubling technique in triads

12:30 – 01:30 p.m. Lunch

01:30 – 02:30 p.m. Group process of self-presentation technique

02:30 – 03:00 p.m. Role reversal presentation and demonstration

03:00 – 04:00 p.m. Practice the skill of role reversal in triads

04:00 – 04:15 p.m. Break

04:15 – 06:30 p.m. Psychodrama demonstration: applying the skills

Saturday , March 21, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

09:00 – 10:30 a.m.Presentation of role theory and experiential exercise

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 – 12:00 p.m. Experiential role theory

12:00 – 01:00 p.m. Lunch

01:00 – 02:45 p.m. Application of psychodrama through demonstration

02:45 – 03:00 p.m. Break

03:00 – 03:30 p.m. Contraindications of using psychodrama

03:30 – 04:30 p.m. Questions, Answers and closure activity


Objectives Day One (Thursday night): Participants will…

1. Learn three sociometric structures that participants can use

to warm up a group to action

2. Identify,describe and define the five instruments of psychodrama

3. Recognize and name the important philosophy of spontaneity and creativity in Morenean theory

4. Observe, investigate and rehearse three stages of psychodrama: (warm-up, enactment and sharing)

Objectives Day Two (Friday): Participants will…

1. Investigate, identify and practice basic psychodrama techniques including: role reversal,

auxiliary enrollment, empty chair and doubling

2. Recognize, describe, and summarize Dr. Jacob L Moreno’s theory of child development

3. Hear, observe and rehearse the basic language of psychodrama

4. Observe, practice and dramatize techniques of role reversal, auxiliary enrollment, empty chair and doubling

Objectives Day Three (Saturday): Participants will…

1. Identify and review the triadic foundation of Dr. J.L. Morenian’s Theory: psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy

2. Use psychodramatic role theory to construct, apply and operationalize practice with existing clients

3. Prepare, choose and use techniques of auxiliary enrollment and empty chair

4. Apply, utilize and dramatize psychodramatic techniques of individuals and groups: doubling, mirroring and role reversal

5. Distinguish and recognize situations when psychodrama should be / should not be considered as an alternative therapy.

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