Improv for Therapists
Practical Training in Rehearsals for Growth
Theatre Improvisation (improv) action techniques reduce our reliance on controlling the future and experiencing a playful, risky aliveness in the moment. For 35 years Rehearsals for Growth improv techniques have been used both in clinical practice and the training of therapists.
See how experiencing some of these playful techniques in Zoom format not only prepares you to employ them in face-to-face therapy when that practice eventually becomes safe again, but demonstrates how these same techniques are used in teletherapy sessions!
SIX MODULES; 90 minutes Each
Dates: Six (6) consecutive Fridays
July 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 2020
(You can attend one or all of the modules)
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern Time (EDT)
Daniel J. Wiener, PhD, RDT-BCT
Jami Osborne, LMHC, MaCCS, RDT-BCT, RfG-CT
This series will consist of 6 modules scheduled to run on the same day/time over 6 consecutive weeks. As noted in the website description, RfG training is structured so that trainees at different levels of experience can fully participate in any training.
Unlike the recent “Improv for Therapists” modules in May, the format for each training will focus on one or two case examples centering on the use of a particular RfG intervention.
Trainees with greater RfG experience will receive assignments, including readings and leadership of RfG games & exercises in keeping with their progress to higher levels of the 2020 RfG Certificate Program.
Cost of the Training:
Regular Registration (All 6 Modules): $200
Students & Interns (All 6 Modules): $100
Regular Registration (One Module): $40
Students & Interns (One Module): $20
- Email us at: [email protected], indicating: a) whether you are a student; b) which dates you wish to attend; and c) your preferred contact email.
- Send payment via PayPal to: [email protected]
- The day prior to each scheduled session, we will send Zoom links to your preferred contact email.
The best way to participate is through your computer; however you may attend via a tablet or cellphone.
Payment, in case of cancellation, will be credited to future workshops.
- 1.5 CE hrs. per module for recredentialling as RDTs from NADTA;
- 1.5 hrs. CEs per module for recredentialling as Massachusetts LMHCs from MaMHCA;
- 1.5 hrs. per module of Direct Instruction in the RfG Certified Practitioner program (LINK)
Daniel J. Wiener, Ph.D., RDT/BCT is licensed psychologist who taught Marriage and Family Therapy for 23 years as a Professor at Central CT State U. Founded in 1984 his approach, Rehearsals for Growth, uses improvisational theatre games to work with relationships. Dan has presented over 260 professional workshops in 10 countries, training over 1200 therapists and is an Author/Editor of 5 books (starting with Rehearsals for Growth: Improvisation for Psychotherapists in 1994), as well as 50 published chapters and articles. He is the recipient of Psychodrama’s Zerka T. Moreno Award (ASGPP), and both Drama Therapy’s Gertrude Schattner Award and a Research Award (NADTA).
Jami Osborne, LMHC, MaCCS, RDT-BCT, RfG-CT is an expressive and drama therapist, certified RfG trainer, with wide experience in mind/body energy approaches, including EMDR.