Integrative psychodramatic psychotherapy & group psychotherapy

George Biglin has counseled individuals, groups, and families through a host of problem situations.

Training other professionals in psychodramatic techniques

George Biglin is a certified trainer, educator, and practitioner of psychodrama and action techniques.

Corporate mental health training

George Biglin has conducted 100+ corporate training sessions at well-known companies like Morgan Stanley, American Express Company, Sony, and The Rockefeller Group.

Professional referrals

George Biglin is availabe to accept private-pay client referrals from professional organizations and health providers to treat individuals, groups, and families through alcohol and drug problems, depression, anxiety issues, children issues, anger management, and family issues.

  • “I have known George Biglin for 27 years in the EAP field.  He is an excellent clinician, management consultant and corporate trainer.” – Mary Fitzpatrick LCSW, CEO Fitzpatrick Rodal Associates

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  • “George Biglin is a phenomenal trainer whose passion for helping others, both patients and staff, is clearly evident through his enthusiastic approach and his dedication to the field of chemical dependency treatment.”  – Don Gasparini, PhD, MA, CASAC, Assistant Vice President, St. John’s Riverside Hospital

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  • “George visited and conducted a training session with both staff and patients, which were well received. His techniques reflected great professionalism and excellence.” – Mark Greenfield, CASAC, Clinic Director, Greenburgh Open Door

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  • “I have known George for 28 years. He is an excellent EAP clinician and innovative management consultant with terrific platform skills, where he uses role play in the Critical Incident model to effectively treat substance abuse.” – Stephen E. Kohn, President, Health & EAP Resources, Inc.

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  • “George’s use of role play in the Critical Incident model teaches: role play, counter transference identification and how to work on best practices in dealing with substance abuse. It is very effective and builds staff networks.” – Barbara Feldman, LCSW, CASAC, Clinical Director, Parallax Center, Inc.

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  • George Biglin is an exceptional trainer in the use of Role Play, Experiential, and Psychodramatic techniques. Have always been very impressed with his passion, insight, expertise and professional demeanor in effectively teaching these techniques and nurturing these skills in others.” – Mary P. Mulligan, School Psychologist, NYC High Schools

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  • “I have co-trained with George and he is the quintessential professional. Psychodrama techniques come alive under his creative touch. He is a gifted Psychotherapist who has taken the powerful techniques of psychodrama, added his own touch, and applied them to the world of business and customer service.” – Dorothy Ellis, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, LaGuardia College, National Corporate Trainer

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  • “I worked with George Biglin in a Psychiatric Day Treatment Program over a period of many years. His weekly psychodrama sessions with clients, many of whom were difficult to engage, were a highlight of the program’s offerings. In addition, he trained a number of staff to do this work with him, providing innovative and enriching services for both his colleagues and his patients.” – Lois Mergentime, LCSW, Psychotherapist, Private Practice, Nyack NY Office

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December 2015 Monthly Training/Supervision/Support Group!

George G. Biglin, LCSW SW CPE, TEP announces the December 2015 Monthly Training/Supervision/Support Group!

It’s no secret to clinicians that dealing with difficult people can be exhausting, frustrating and stressful! To help clinicians deal with this stress, this monthly support and training group will use role play, pychodramatic techniques, art therapy, and action CBT/ DBT techniques to identify and work through difficult issues.

Earn up to (28) hours CASAC credits for your work — Psychodrama hours are also available

Come join this group on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10:15 am – 2:15 pm at 37 Branford Road, Hastings-On-Hudson, New York. $25 per group.

Group Session will be conducted by: George G. Biglin

To register and get directions, please call or e-mail: 914.400.6013  / gb@georgebiglin.com

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Social Workers Continuing Education Courses

Earn Social Work CEU Credits, OASAS & Psychodrama Credits

Course Title

Objectives

Contact hours

Introduction to the Use of Psychodramatic Techniques
in the Treatment of Alcoholism
by Social Workers
  • 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
7.0
The Use of Role Play and Psychodramatic Techniques
in the Ongoing Individual
and Group Treatment of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse by Social Workers
  • Demonstration of effective, responsible and diagnostically appropriate assessment, action counseling and role playing techniques used in individual and group treatment
  • Demonstration of a gradual warm-up in breakout groups that develops a safe, supportive, productive, effective role play and discussion
  • Instruction and the rationale benefits and potential hazards of these powerful treatment
  • Demonstration of the following assessment techniques (essence page, social atom of substances, people, places and things, spectrogram and essence page of substances, empty chair substances, intra-psychic psychodramatic triangle, sculpting)
  • Demonstration of individual and group treatment action techniques (sculpting, intra-psychic psychodramatic triangle, empty chair, role play, psychodramatic role play techniques, journaling, difficult themes role play and appropriate recovery role training)
  • Instruction of the theory and rationale of these treatment techniques
7.0
The Use of Role Play and Psychodramatic Techniques
in Supervision and Training (Critical Incident and Relapse Prevention Models) by Social Workers
  • Demonstration of effective, responsible and diagnostically appropriate action techniques used in supervision and training
  • Demonstration of a gradual warm-up in breakout groups that develops a safe, supportive, productive, effective role play and discussion
  • Instruction and the rationale benefits and potential hazards of these powerful supervisory techniques
7.0
The use of Role Play, Experiential and Psychodramatic Techniques in the Treatment of Adolescent Alcoholism and Substance Abuse by Social Workers
  • Demonstration of effective, responsible and diagnostically appropriate assessment, action counseling and role playing techniques used in the treatment of adolescent alcohol and substance abuse
  • Demonstration of a gradual warm-up in breakout groups that develops a safe, supportive, productive, effective role play and discussion
  • Instruction and the rationale benefits and potential hazards of these powerful treatment techniques
  • Demonstration of the following assessment techniques (social atom of substances, people, places and things, image of alcohol, essence page of alcohol, empty chair of alcohol)
  • Instruction of the theoretical and rationale understanding of these treatment techniques
7.0
Role Play in Social Work Individual & Group Treatment
  • Demonstrate effective, responsible and diagnostically appropriate assessment, action counseling and role playing techniques used in individual and group treatment
  • Demonstration of a gradual warm-up in breakout groups that develops a safe, supportive, productive, effective role play and discussion
  • Instruction and the rationale benefits and potential hazards of these powerful treatment techniques
  • Demonstration of the following assessment techniques (essence page, social atom of people, places and things, spectrogram, intra-psychic psychodramatic triangle, sculpting)
  • Demonstration of individual and group treatment action techniques (sculpting, intra-psychic psychodramatic triangle, empty chair, role play, journaling, difficult themes role play and appropriate recovery role training)
  • Instruction of the theory and rationale of these treatment techniques, warm-ups and group closure techniques
7.0
Role Play in Social Work Individual & Group Supervision
  • Demonstrate effective, responsible and diagnostically appropriate action techniques used in individual and group supervision
  • Demonstration of a gradual warm-up in breakout groups that develops a safe, supportive, productive, effective role play and discussion
  • Instruction and the rationale benefits and potential hazards of these powerful supervisory techniques
7.0
Role Play in Psychoeducational Training
  • Demonstrate effective, responsible and diagnostically appropriate action techniques used in psychoeducational training
  • Demonstration of a gradual warm-up in breakout groups that develops a safe, supportive, productive, effective role play and discussion
  • Instruction and the rationale benefits and potential hazards of these powerful psychoeducational training techniques
7.0

Updated: Nov. 2015

 

George Biglin, LCSW SW CPE, TEP is recognized by the New York State
Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved
provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0235

 

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Pro Bono Workshop: The Use of Role Play in Individual and Group Treatment

The Use of Role Play in Individual and Group Treatment

A Pro bono Four (4) Hour OASAS Approved CASAC Workshop!

 

A special invitation to attend is extended to all:

CASACs, Social Workers, Teachers, Child Care Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists,
Psychiatric Nurses, Trainers, Supervisors, and Mental Health Counselors

 

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

Saturday, September 19, 2015 • 10 am – 2 pm

 

Please Register by calling: 914.400.6013

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September 2015 Monthly Training/Supervision/Support Group

Westchester Integrative Psychodrama Center announces its September 2015 Monthly Training/Supervision/Support Group!

It’s no secret to clinicians that dealing with difficult people can be exhausting, frustrating and stressful! To help clinicians deal with this stress, this monthly support and training group will use role play, pychodramatic techniques, art therapy, and action CBT/ DBT techniques to identify and work through difficult issues.

Earn up to (28) hours CASAC credits for your work — Psychodrama hours are also available

Come join this group on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm at the Westchester Integrative Psychodrama Center in Hastings-On-Hudson, New York. $25 per group.

Group Session will be conducted by: George G. Biglin, LCSW, TEP (Director of the Westchester Integrative Psychodrama Center)

To register and get directions, please call or e-mail: 914.400.6013  / gb@georgebiglin.com

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June 2015 Free Monthly Training/Supervision/Support Group

Westchester Integrative Psychodrama Center announces its June 2015 Monthly Training/Supervision/Support Group!

It’s no secret to clinicians that dealing with difficult people can be exhausting, frustrating and stressful! To help clinicians deal with this stress, this monthly support and training group will use role play, pychodramatic techniques, art therapy, and action CBT/ DBT techniques to identify and work through difficult issues.

Earn up to (28) hours CASAC credits for your work — Psychodrama hours are also available

Come join this group on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10:15 am – 2:15 pm at the Westchester Integrative Psychodrama Center in Hastings-On-Hudson, New York.

Group Session will be conducted by: George G. Biglin, LCSW, TEP (Director of the Westchester Integrative Psychodrama Center)

To register and get directions, please call or e-mail: 914.400.6013  / gb@georgebiglin.com

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May 2015 Free Monthly Training/Supervision/Support Group

Westchester Integrative Psychodrama Center announces its May 2015 Monthly Training/Supervision/Support Group!

It’s no secret to clinicians that dealing with difficult people can be exhausting, frustrating and stressful! To help clinicians deal with this stress, this monthly support and training group will use role play, pychodramatic techniques, art therapy, and action CBT/ DBT techniques to identify and work through difficult issues.

Earn up to (28) hours CASAC credits for your work — Psychodrama hours are also available

Come join this group on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm at the Westchester Integrative Psychodrama Center in Hastings-On-Hudson, New York.

Group Session will be conducted by: George G. Biglin, LCSW, TEP (Director of the Westchester Integrative Psychodrama Center)

To register and get directions, please call or e-mail: 914.400.6013  / gb@georgebiglin.com

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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

 

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

IMPORTANT: To Register, please email: Sharon.Davis@oasas.ny.gov

Submit your questions using the form below or call: 914.400.6013

 

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New Monthly Training/Supervision/Support Group!

Westchester Integrative Psychodrama Center is offering a New Monthly Training/Supervision/Support Group!

It’s no secret to clinicians that dealing with difficult people can be exhausting, frustrating and stressful! To help clinicians deal with this stress, this monthly support and training group will use role play, pychodramatic techniques, art therapy, and action CBT/ DBT techniques to identify and work through difficult issues.

Earn up to (28) hours CASAC credits for your work — Psychodrama hours are also available

Come join this group on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 10 am – 2 pm. The cost is $30.

Group Session will be conducted by: George G. Biglin, LCSW, TEP (Director of the Westchester Integrative Psychodrama Center)

To register and get directions, please call or e-mail: 914.400.6013  / gb@georgebiglin.com

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How to Integrate Role Play - A Pro bono Four (4) Hour OASAS Approved CASAC Workshop!

How to Integrate Role Play in Individual and Group Treatment and Relapse Prevention

A Pro bono Four (4) Hour OASAS Approved CASAC Workshop!

 

A special invitation to attend is extended to all:

CASACs, Social Workers, Teachers, Child Care Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists,
Psychiatric Nurses, Trainers, Supervisors, and Mental Health Counselors

 

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

Saturday, February 28, 2015 • 10 am – 2 pm

 

First Reformed Church
18 Farragut Avenue
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York 10706
 

Please Register using the form below or call: 914.400.6013

 

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