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Nina Garcia

Adjunct Faculty

Music and Performing Arts Professions


Nina Garcia is a retired Professor and Coordinator of the Creative Arts in Therapeutic Settings Option at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey and a Fellow of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama. She is an internationally noted trainer and educator in psychodrama, sociodrama and drama therapy. Nina is the co-author of Sociodrama: ­Who's In Your Shoes and Co-editor in Chief of the Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. She is also a theatre director.

Degrees Held

  • B.A.
  • M.A.
  • MSW
  • Ed.D.


  • JL Moreno Award
  • Scholar's Award
  • Collaborator's Award (twice)
  • The Veritas Award
  • Gertrud Shattner Award
  • President's Award


  • Sociodrama: Who's in Your Shoes? with Patricia Sternberg
  • Healing with Action Methods on the World Stage in Healing Collective Trauma UsingSociodrama and Drama Therapy, Eva Leveton, ed.
  • Psychodrama in Current Approaches to Drama Therapy, 2nd ed, Johnson & Emunah, eds., with Dale Richard Buchanan
  • Sociodrama in Current Approaches to Drama Therapy, 2nd ed, Johnson & Emunah, eds., with Patricia Sternberg


  • Psychodrama and Sociometry

Research Interests

  • Psychodrama
  • Sociodrama
  • Body/Mind Psychotherapy
  • Neuroscience and Action Psychotherapy


Drama Therapy

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