Tele’Drama Zoom Conference
ONLINE Didactic & Experiential Workshop
April 19, 2020
Noon to 3 pm, EDT (16:00 to 19:00 GMT)
“Rehearsals for Growth (RfG): Action Methods for working with Relationships”
Daniel J. Wiener, PhD, RDT-BCT
Daniela Simmons, PhD, TEP
About Zoom Conferencing
Zoom Conferencing permits individual trainees (and pairs of trainees in the same location) to participate in real-time, interactive visual and auditory training from any world-wide location that has internet connectivity. “This
is not a Webinar” that only offers one-way communication—participants can see and hear one another and engage in experiential learning together!
While some aspects of RfG training will, and can only be, offered in live workshops, many other valuable training objectives may be achieved through Zoom Conferencing. Up to 30 of the 60 hours of direct instruction needed
for RfG Practitioner Certification may be completed through the Zoom Conferencing learning format, at considerable savings of time and money.
About This Workshop
Following a brief orienting talk, participants in this 3-hour Tele’Drama workshop will engage voluntarily in both group and paired improv enactments to experience the challenging fun of responding in-the-moment to unusual,
fictional scenarios. The enactments chosen are also useful as psychotherapy interventions After each enactment there will be opportunities to share and process your experiences. Brief questions will be answered regarding the
clinical uses of improv and RfG’s close connections to Psychodrama.
The best way to participate is through your computer; however, you may attend via a tablet or cellphone.
The workshop is appropriate for mental health professionals, students and the general public.
Professionals and general public (paid online or via check): $80
College and Graduate students (paid online or via check): $40
Payment, in case of cancellation, will be credited to future workshops.
Once registered, you will receive the zoom invitation via email.
Certification and CE Hours: Participants receive:
3 hours for certification through the :
American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy (ABE)
International Society of Experiential Therapies (ISEP)
Expressive Therapies Training Institute (ETTi)
3 hrs. Texas LPC, LMFT and LSW CEUs
3 hrs. CEs for RDT recredentialling from NADTA;
3 hrs. of Direct Instruction in the RfG Certified Practitioner program (see
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). His website is:
Daniela Simmons, PhD, TEP, the creator of TELE’DRAMA, is international trainer & supervisor, the founder
and director of the Expressive Therapies Training Institute (ETTi), the President of the American Society
in Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP); and an executive editor for the American Journal in
Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. Daniela Simmons’, professional experience, both in
Europe and the US, is in educational, research, and consultancy work in the social sciences and mental
health. She has been utilizing action methods sessions since 1995 in Europe and since 2005 in the US.
Email: [email protected]