5/8/2019 0 Comments
By Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP
The 77th psychodrama conference is history. A team of enthusiastic organizers are all in as it plans for the 78th conference of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama in April 2020 in Schaumberg, Ill.
But first, it might be important to assess where psychodrama is and what is happening in the field as its member organization moves toward the next year of its conference and many more years as a method that focuses in improvisational dramatization of problems in search of solutions.
Conferences typically build and strengthen community among the expressive therapies practitioners and introduce interested newcomers to the modality. They also can be good indicators of the health of an organization, give a quick snapshot of what’s trending in the field, and inspire attendees to return home with new ideas.
Here are my top eight takeaways at this moment in 2019, particularly with the recent conference that took place on May 2-5, plus some other notes:
Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, is an author, trainer and psychotherapist who promotes, practices and teaches experiential methods including psychodrama, Family and Systemic Constellations, mindfulness and Tarot imagery.
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