Introduction to the Use of Psychodramatic Techniques in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

Introduction to the Use of Psychodramatic Techniques in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

A Pro bono 5.5 Hour OASAS Approved CASAC Workshop!


An event offered by the NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services

Educational Goals & Objectives:

  • Demonstrate effective, responsible and diagnostically appropriate action techniques for a recovering population
  • Understanding the mechanics of prepping a group or client for therapeutic work with action techniques
  • Demonstrate and instruct the understanding of the benefits and potential hazards of these powerful techniques
  • Learn how to set up therapeutic role plays and learn to use action techniques to explore issues in a safe and responsible manner
  • Learn how action techniques can be used in individual counseling, when not to use these action techniques and their potential hazards
  • Learn the elements of group warm-up, which leads to action and how action leads to sharing.  Also learn alcohol-related warm-ups and group closure techniques

Morning session (9:00 am – 12:00 pm): “Critical Incident Model”

From a gentle warm up, breakout groups will emerge.  This group will identify critical or extremely difficult to deal with situations, discuss it, set up a scene and act out a role play in the privacy of their group. The feelings and thoughts of counselor and client will be discussed and best practices will be arrived at.

A safe, elegant and amazingly effective technique for:  treatment, group supervision, psycho educational training and training

Afternoon session (2:00 pm – 5:00 pm): “Relapse Prevention Model”

Through a series of playful but extremely effective warm-ups, small groups will develop role play of possible triggers and highly difficult situations of early recovery.  “Relapse Slow Motion Replay” will give groups the ability to see what causes and trigger the behavior to pick up and use


The workshop will be conducted by: George G. Biglin, LCSW, TEP

Thursday, April 16, 2015 • 9 am – 5 pm


501 7th Avenue (8th Floor), Conference Room 8A,
NYC 10008
(between W 37th & W 38th Streets)

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