The Living Arts Counseling Center &
The CIIS Drama Therapy Program
Combining Transactional Analysis with
Drama Therapy and the Expressive Arts
Powerful tools for communication and expression
Sunday, December 11, 2011
3p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Fanita English, MSW
(Pioneer in the field of Transactional Analysis)
Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT
(Psychotherapist, drama therapist & theatre director)
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
(510) 595-5500, Ext 11
Transactiional Analysis (TA) is a theory of personality and system of interactional therapy. Its goals are autonomy, spontaneity and capacity for intimacy. When TA is combined with drama therapy, clients quickly learn to identify and change self-defeating patterns in their “life-scripts”. This experiential and interactive workshop introduces TA as a therapeutic template for drama therapy. It is aimed at therapists and therapists in training who want to integrate drama therapy, expressive arts therapy and transactional analysis.
About the Facilitators
Fanita English, MSW, is a pioneer in the field of Transactional Analysis. She is teaching member of the International Transactional Analysis Association and is an internationally known lecturer and workshop presenter.
She went to an English school in Istanbul, Turkey, earned a Diploma in Psychology from the Sorbonne University, (Paris) and an MSW from Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania. She had psychoanalytic training at the Paris Psychoanalytic Institute and the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, Transactional Analysis with Eric Berne and Gestalt therapy training with Fritz Perls.
From l953-56 she was the director of “Ridge Farm”, an institution for emotionally disturbed children outside Chicago. From l956-64 she was in private practice before becoming a Transactional Analyst in Chicago (where she also taught part-time at Chicago University.)
In l970 she founded the “Eastern Institute for TA and Gestalt” in Philadelphia, where she practiced and taught until l979. After l980 she worked exclusively in Europe, conducting workshops and offering lectures at a number of institutes, organizations and universities in Western Europe (Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy). She was a keynote speaker at the first two World Psychotherapy Congresses held in Austria.
Fanita has written four books in German, two in French, one in Italian, and many articles and chapters of books in English. Her biography, entitled “Fanita English” was authored by Sigrid Roehl in German (Isko Press, Germany, 2004).
Fanita lives in San Mateo, California.
Armand Volkas, MFA, MA, MFT, RDT/BCT is a psychotherapist and Registered Drama Therapist in private practice and Clinical Director of the Living Arts Counseling Center in Oakland, California where he directs a training program for students, interns and therapists who want to integrate drama therapy into their practice. Drama Therapy uses acting improvisation and Psychodrama as therapeutic tools. He is a Board Certified Trainer in this discipline with The National Association for Drama Therapy. In addition, Armand is Associate Professor in the Counseling Psychology Program at California Institute of Integral Studies and Adjunct Professor at John F. Kennedy University. He has developed innovative programs using drama therapy and expressive arts therapies for social change, intercultural conflict transformation, healing collective trauma and intercultural communication.
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