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SBCPA Salon Series: "A Theatre of the Mind: Psychodrama and Role Theory", Presented by: Elizabeth Plummer, Ph.D.

  • 10 Apr 2015
  • 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 2060 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 202 (access off of Mission Ridge Rd), Santa Barbara


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This training will introduce Psychodramatic Role Theory as a developmental model and alternative way of seeing and understanding our patients. Through lecture and action exercises, participants will gain an understanding of: a) the 3 different types of roles, b) the stages through which roles are developed and c) why Jacob Moreno argued that the “self” emerges from the role. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to have fun as we explore the richness of this model.

Goals and Objectives:

At the completion of this continuing education program, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the three types of roles that Jacob Moreno posited and how those roles interact.

2. Describe the stages through which individuals learn roles.

3. Identify how roles can be used to expand our patients’ perceptions, foster personal growth and improve well being.

Timed Outline:

5:15-5:30 pm: Greet, sign in and socialize

5:30-5:35 pm: Introduction of Speaker and opening remarks

5:35–6:45 pm: Presentation on role theory, focusing on the above objectives

6:45-7:00 pm: Q&A Evaluations

1.5 CE's available for California-licensed Psychologists

The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 1.5 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

Directions to SBCPA Salons @ 2060 Alameda Padre Serra

Attendees will be able to:

  • 1.   Identify ways to be active participants in their patients’ primary health care teams, being attuned to key preventive health strategies and learning ways to legally and ethically communicate with other healthcare professionals with this goal in mind.  
  • 2.   Become familiar with the biopsychosocial model of medical illness and develop a working understanding of the impact illness/injury can have on the individual and family.
  • 3.   Demonstrate specific ways in which inner strengths, resilience, and acceptance can be fostered in patients facing life-altering physical diagnoses through evidence-based psychotherapy.
  • 4.   Consider personal countertransference issues with respect to end of life issues and explore how these can be recognized and used in individual and family therapy.

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