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

    by Mary Fitzpatrick, LCSW
  • “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

    by Don Gasparini, PhD, MA, CASAC
  • “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

  • “I have known George for 35 years and have found him to be a dedicated and talented: clinician, educator and trainer.” – Dr. Benjamin D. Reese, Jr., Clinical Psychologist, President, National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE)

  • “George presents the material in a way that is relatable, helpful and honest.” – Carol Rose, Director of Training, Good Shepherd Services – Human Services Workshops

  • “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.

  • “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.

  • 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

  • “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

  • “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

  • “George Biglin presented to our staff in the use of psychodrama and addiction treatment, which was well received. He is an expert in his field.” – John Slotwinski, Director, St. John’s Riverside Hospital (New Focus)

  • “George led an inspiring and very instructive crisis intervention workshop for a group of VPs who dealt with employee issues at the Fortune 100 financial services firm I was working for at the time. George is a dynamic presenter who is responsive to the needs of the group.” – Arlene M. Redmond, MS, MBA


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 &amp; W 38th Streets)

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