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Sociodrama Directing Skills: A Two-Day Intensive

scene from a drama therapy workshop
(1 day 8 hours)
$150 (general), $100 (NYU Professionals), $50 (Current Students)
Drama Therapy classroom
82 Washington Place (basement)

Sociodrama Directing Skills: A Two-Day Intensive 

LOCATION: Drama Therapy classroom, basement of 82 Washington Place
FEES: $150 (general), $100 (NYU Professionals), $50 (current students) 
12 LCAT and 12 NJ Social Work CEUs
Date and Registration TBD.

Sociodrama provides an exciting action forum for problem-solving and values exploration. Less personal than psychodrama, it focuses on collective role aspects and issues. As illustrated in Sociodrama: Who’s in Your Shoes?, co-authored by Dr. Garcia, this workshop will show you how to structure and facilitate a sociodrama. You will have hands-on practice directing sociodrama enactments and experiencing how to keep the contract clearly sociodramatic. You will also learn action methods to use in settings where psychodrama may be inappropriate, such as in businesses, schools and religious institutions.


  1. Participants will be able to structure a sociodrama
  2. Participants will be able to facilitate a sociodrama
  3. Participants will be able to identify at least two possible applications for sociodrama in varied contexts.  

About the Instructor 

Nina Garcia, LCSW, EdD, TEP, RDT/BCT, trains psychodramatists nationally and internationally and is in private practice. She is co-author of Sociodrama: Who's in Your Shoes? 2nd ed. with Patricia Sternberg. She also teaches at NYU in the Drama Therapy program. She is Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy and former Chair of the American Board of Examiners. Nina is certified as a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy and is recipient of ASGPP’s President's Award twice and Collaborator's Award. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama and is a recipient of ASGPP’s JL Moreno Award and David Kipper Scholar's Award. Nina is also a Registered Drama Therapist/Board Certified Trainer. She is the recipient of the Gertrud Schattner Lifetime Achievement Award.

This course, Sociodrama Directing: A two-Day Intensive, Approval #181704-0923, provided by Antonina Garcia, is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: May 26, 2018 through August 31, 2020.  Social workers will receive twelve (12) clinical continuing education hours for participating in this course. NYU is an LCAT CE provider and LCATs will receive twelve (12) continuing education hours.