Training

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Workshops and Training Groups

For mental health professionals, making the commitment to become a certified practitioner of psychodrama can be daunting.  It is very important to find a trainer whom you trust and who is knowledgeable about the method of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy.  

Valerie is a certified Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of psychodrama and she fully grants hours toward psychodrama certification.  She believes that the method is best learned by a combination of didactic trainings and readings, experiential personal growth work, and hands-on practicum. 

Valerie runs workshops at her practice suite for professionals interested in learning about the method of psychodrama through educational and experiential personal growth sessions. 

Valerie also has a monthly, ongoing psychodrama training group on Thursday evenings for professionals who are interested in becoming certified practitioners and trainers of psychodrama. She runs weekend training and personal growth intensives in NYC and in the Hudson Valley, NY.

Valerie has taught professionals locally at New York University School of Social Work, the NASW Addictions Conference in NYC, and Lehman College School of Social Work in the Bronx. She also has trained professionals internationally the IAGP Conference in Iseo, Italy and Crossroads Antigua Addictions Treatment facility.  Please email her at valerie@valeriesimon.net to inquire about trainings and speaking engagements.

In addition, Valerie has been running monthly Open Psychodrama Workshops in the spirit of JL Moreno, the creator of psychodrama, since 2014. They are on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 630-830 PM and are an affordable option for people to experience the method in action. These Open Workshops can be counted toward certification hours as well.

Valerie training MSW students at NYU Silver School of Social Work
Valerie training MSW students at NYU Silver School of Social Work

From top row: Valerie directing a training on the Canon of Creativity at the IAGP Conference in Iseo, Italy in 2019; Valerie directing a training on the Canon of Creativity at the IAGP Conference in Iseo, Italy in 2019; From Valerie’s 2019 NYU Silver School of Social Work training “The Body Remembers What the Mind Forgets – Treating Trauma with Experiential Methods”; Valerie at the Tuscany psychodrama retreat location in 2018; Hiking in Tuscany at the 2018 psychodrama retreat about authenticity 

Therapeutic Retreats

Valerie runs intensive retreats which have both personal growth components while also training professionals about the method of psychodrama.  She ran three psychodrama retreats in beautiful Tuscany, Italy and continues this tradition in the tranquil Hudson Valley area of upstate NY. All of the retreat hours count toward psychodrama certification and you do not have to be a mental health professional to attend.

Supervision

Valerie is available to supervise LMSW’s and creative arts therapists who are working on gaining hours toward their licensure.  Please call her at 917-572-8114 to discuss further.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Existing clients may use Valerie’s sheduler to make and update your therapy appointments.
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