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Sociometrics and Psychodrama as Expressive Arts Therapies

Learn expressive and embodied practices that will help you re-energize your mind and body, reconnect with your community and yourself, restore your spirit, and renew your sense of play and imagination.

Psychodrama and Sociometry are considered to be an expressive arts therapy.Sociometrics are embodied, research based experiential processes that are psycho-educational. And can be adapted to incorporate art imagery into the experiential processes.Created by Dr. Dayton to fit easily into treatment, out-patient programs, clinics and one to one settings, sociometrics help to take the guess work out of incorporating psychodrama and sociometry into treatment. In this experiential workshop we’ll use lecture and film clips to demonstrate embodied process of both role play and group processes that engage and bond participants. We’ll see how Floor Checks incorporate research-based education that literally pulls dry lecture material off of chalkboards and turns it into spontaneous and alive case studies that both teach and heal. And we’ll learn how to use The Trauma Timeline to trace and work with developmental trauma.

Course Objective

  • Learn how to use Floor Checks to engage, bond and educate groups
  • Learn how to use The Trauma Timeline to trace developmental trauma to points throughout the life cycle
  • Consider how to incorporate simple, focused role plays into sociometric processes
  • Examine how to use The Trauma Timeline as a paper and pencil process for group or one-to-one
  • Explore how to use embodied, experiential processes in a safe and contained way

Tian Dayton

Tian is a senior fellow at The Meadows and author of fifteen books including , Sociometrics, The Soulful Journey of Recovery, The ACoA Trauma Syndrome:, Emotional Sobriety and Forgiving and Moving On she is a Huffington Post blogger. Dr, Dayton was on the faculty at NYU for eight years teaching psychodrama. Dr. Dayton is a fellow of the American Society of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy ASGPP, winner of the Lifetime Achievement award, their scholar’s award, the President’s award and editor in chief of the Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy and sits on the professional standards committee. She is also the winner of The Mona Mansell Award and The Ackermann Black Award. Dr. Dayton has been a guest expert on NBC, CNN, MSNBC, Montel, Rikki Lake, John Walsh, Geraldo. For further information log onto

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Sociometrics and Psychodrama as Expressive Arts Therapies

$30.00 USD

Program Only

Included features:

  • 40 Minute Presentation

Refund Policy

We do not offer refunds for online courses. If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints about the course, please direct your inquiry to Casey at [email protected]


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