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Iranians in the Diaspora: A FREE 4-hour Workshop

Iranians in the Diaspora: A FREE 4-hour Workshop

As members of the Iranian Diaspora we hold many unexpressed feelings. We experience helplessness, confusion, shame and guilt as we witness the current cultural revolution in Iran from a distance. The reality is that we are relatively safe outside of Iran. However, each day we receive horrific images and reports of oppression taking place in our homeland. We long to help and be in solidarity with our brothers and sisters. During such traumatic times, we need a place to process, to metabolize all that we are going through. We need to witness and emotionally hold each other.  We need to tell our stories and explore our unique identities and complex struggles. We seek to make sense and gain fresh insight to  empower us to be a support for those who are fighting inside Iran.  Members of the Iranian community in the Diaspora are invited to  join us for this FREE transformative 4-hour workshop. 

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Principles of Drama Therapy: Healing Through Action with Armand Volkas (36 CEs)

Principles of Drama Therapy: Healing Through Action with Armand Volkas (36 CEs)

Drama therapy can be a powerful tool in working with high functioning adults as well as special populations such as emotionally disturbed children, prison inmates, people with eating disorders and those in psychiatric settings. Therapeutic theatre techniques can also be used to work with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, as well as exploring existential and spiritual questions.

This training will provide participants with an experience of being in a drama therapy group. A variety of drama therapy techniques will be utilized, including improvisation, acting techniques, psychodrama, Playback Theatre and other action methods. The experiential portion of the training will focus on the application of drama therapy as a powerful tool in working with individuals, couples and groups. The didactic portion of the training will offer a theoretical basis and rationale for the use of drama therapy in multiple clinical situations.

Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Upon completion of this course, healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to their clients.

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