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  • 14 Aug 2019
  • 19 Aug 2019
  • Knoxville, Maryland


August 14-19 

With Linda A. Ciotola, M.Ed., CET III, TEP  and Catherine D. Nugent, LCPC, TEP 

The intensity and cohesion of a small group living and working together for five days helps create a safe space for deep and powerful healing, learning and personal growth through psychodrama. Opportunities for personal work, as well as skills practice as director, auxiliary and group facilitator, are included. 

Once we know who’s coming, we will tailor the workshop to participants’ preferences and needs. For example: 

  • Do you want to practice specific skills or skill sets, such as doubling, directing role reversals, auxiliary skills? 
  • Are you interested in sharpening your sociometric awareness? 
  • Do you have an act hunger to be protagonist? Related to a particular issue you can pinpoint? Because you haven’t yet experienced the protagonist role? Because you haven’t been protagonist for a while? Other? 
  • Do you want to practice directing (with or without coaching)? 
    • a full psychodrama 
    • an action warm-up 
    • the deepening double with couple, 
    • a vignette 
    • a sculpture or any other action structure commensurate with your background in psychodrama
  • Do you want to deepen your understanding of psychodrama/sociometric theory? 


Wednesday, August 14 – 4:00 -8:00 p.m. 

Thursday, August 15 – 10:00 a.m–6:00 p.m. 

Friday, August 16 – 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 

Saturday, August 17 – 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 

Sunday, August 18 – 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 

Monday, August 19 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Continuing Education Information: 35.0 Continuing education credits (NBCC, MD Board of Social Work Examiners, ABE) – See below for full CE information and disclosures. 

Investment: $975 – includes workshop, meals and lodging. $925 LPTI Cohort Members 

Discounts: Early registration discount EXTENDED TO JUNE 12: $900. 

A limited number of partial scholarships may be available. Please ask. 

Setting: Blue Mountain Retreat Center is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Western Maryland. Enjoy delicious, organic home-cooked meals. Massage appointments available. Yoga and movement offered. 

For further info/to register: 

You can reach Linda at: 

Catherine D. Nugent, LCPC, TEP Linda A Ciotola, M.Ed., CET III, TEP 

In addition to decades of training and experience in psychodrama, both Cathy and Linda bring earlier backgrounds in theater and higher education to their love of psychodrama. 

Each has her own training and experience in one or more body-based approaches, and they are each known for their skillful integration of the body in psychodrama. 

Their collaboration is further enhanced by their shared enthusiasm for yoga, and as practitioners of diverse spiritual practices. 

Both Linda and Cathy are TEPs and Fellows of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama (ASGPP). 

More on Linda: Linda A Ciotola, M.Ed., CET III, TEP, is the recipient of the ASGPP’s 2008 Zerka. T. Moreno Award for an outstanding psychodramatist. Along with Nancy Alexander, Linda received the 2019 Collaborators’ Award, for, among other accomplishments, achievement in developing a cutting-edge psychodrama distance learning program. Linda is a Certified Trainer in the Therapeutic Spiral Model (TSM) of psychodrama, with special interest and expertise working with people struggling with disordered eating. Along with Karen Carnabucci, Linda authored the 2013 text, Healing eating disorders with psychodrama and other action methods: Beyond the silence and the fury. Linda holds multiple fitness certifications, regularly teaches yoga, spin and Zumba. She is known and loved for her playfulness, creativity, and compassion. 

More on Cathy: Cathy is Executive Director/Principal Trainer with Laurel Psychodrama Training Institute. Since the 1980s, Cathy has actively supported and promoted psychodrama through a variety of leadership roles—locally, with the Mid-Atlantic Chapter-ASGPP (MAC-ASGPP), and, in more recent years, nationally, through service on the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. She is an adjunct faculty member in the graduate mental health counseling program at Johns Hopkins University. Cathy is a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, and has completed Level I, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Cathy is the recipient of the ASGPP’s 2019 J.L. Moreno Award for Lifetime Achievement in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy

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