Getting Real: Empty Chair, Props and Other Action Ideas
Professional training with CE credits
The famous "empty" chair of psychotherapy offers great opportunities to concretize, inspire and stir memories and feelings. Yet the power of this venerable and valuable intervention, developed by Dr. J.L. Moreno, the physician who created psychodrama, also can be misused and diffused when its users have not been properly trained in safe role play.
This program, taught by Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, explores how the empty chair and other props – such as scarves, mats, stuffed animals and other objects – are valuable adjuncts to growth, learning and self-understanding.
In this workshop, you will learn:
This program is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon at Liberty Place, 313 W. Liberty St., Suite 263, Lancaster, Pa.
Tuition is $45, if reserved by [x], $55 after, and will include three CE credits for social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors and addiction counselors, plus psychodrama credits. Space is limited, and early registration is suggested.
You will also have the option to address personal issues in a confidential setting and network with other professionals who are interested in experiential psychotherapy and experiential learning
Who will benefit
This training is designed for mental health professionals and other professional helpers, including social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed counselors, addictions counselors, physicians, nurses, creative arts therapists, massage therapists and bodyworkers, alternative health practitioners, life and wellness coaches, educators, clergy, clinical supervisors, administrators, youth leaders, group leaders, graduate students and others interested in experiential psychotherapy and experiential learning.
Tuition is $85 for the all-day training if registered by [x], $105 after. It includes the program, six CE credits and psychodrama hours, handouts and healthy snacks.
As always, there will be options to address personal growth work in a supportive setting and bring case studies forward for feedback and action supervision.
You may register in one of two ways:
CE and psychodrama credits
Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, and Companions In Healing are approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to offer continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors according to Pennsylvania Board Approval #SWPR-004002.
These training hours also may be counted towards certification with the American Board of Examiners In Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.
Training hours may be counted towards certification approved by the International Society of Experiential Professionals.
You also may be able to submit this certificate for credits in another helping discipline or in another state. Please contact your respective state board for information.
Please bring your own lunch or expect to go out for a 45-minute lunch break. No refrigeration will be available.
What to bring
A selection of Karen’s books, including Show and Tell Psychodrama: Skills for Therapists, Coaches, Teachers, Leaders and Healing Eating Disorders with Psychodrama and Other Action Methods: Beyond the Silence and the Fury, will be available for sale, as well as occasional books from Karen's professional library.
At a glance
What Getting Real: Empty Chair, Props & Other Action Ideas
When 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where 313 W. Liberty St., Suite 263, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Instructor Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP
CE credits Six credits for social workers, marriage and therapists and licensed professional counselors, plus psychodrama credits
Tuition $85 by [x], $105 after
How to register
Early registration is recommended.
Liberty Place is located at 313 W. Liberty St, Lancaster, Pa. , with convenient free parking in a large lot across the street. The building is located six blocks from the Lancaster Amtrak station and is accessible from Routes 501, 272, 72, 30, 222 and 283.
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