Drama Therapy Summer Institute – Drama Therapy, Healing the Wounds of History

July 26, 2013 @ 4:30 pm – July 27, 2013 @ 11:00 pm
Antioch University Seattle, Room 100
2326 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
$200 AUS Alumni, $225 General Public
Bobbie Kidder

Module A:

Drama Therapy, Healing the Wounds of History

Featuring guest instructor Armand Volkas

Time: July 26th (9:30-5:30) & July 27th (Noon-4:00)

In this course, the instructor will demonstrate his approach to intercultural conflict transformation, collective trauma and the transgenerational transmission of trauma using techniques drawn from drama therapy, psychodrama, sociodrama and Playback Theatre. Through experiential exercises integrated with didactic explanations of his model, the instructor will guide participants through an embodied exploration of how drama therapy can provide a bridge between personal and collective experience and help people master complex feelings, heal deep wounds, and put ghosts of history to rest.

  • Students: 1 Credit- Intro to Drama Therapy

  • Continuing Education: 10 CE or clock hours ($200 alumni, $225 general public)

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Bios of Module A Instructor:

Armand Volkas, MFA, MA, RDT/BCT, MFT, is a psychotherapist, drama therapist and theatre director. He is Clinical Director of the Living Arts Counseling Center and Director of the Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble in San Francisco, California. Armand is also Associate Professor in the Counseling Psychology Program at California Institute of Integral Studies and Adjunct Professor at John F. Kennedy University and Sofia University. Volkas, the son of Auschwitz survivors and resistance fighters from World War II, was moved by this legacy to address issues that arose from it. He created Healing the Wounds of History, a therapeutic approach in which theatre techniques are used to work with groups of participants from two cultures with a common legacy of violent conflict and historical trauma. For more information on Volkas and his work, visit his website: www.livingartscenter.org