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AT NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES:
Sociatry: Opening to Our Global Mission. Plenary
presentation, April 12, 2013, ASGPP Conference, Arlington,
(Also, moderating a panel on Global
Psychodrama. And, with Allee Blatner, leading a workshop on
role taking and imagination development., April, 13, 2013)
Considering Moreno as a Root for Applied Improvisation. AIN
Conference, September 22, 2012. Ft. Mason, San
Francisco. article on website:
Innovations and Integrations: A Keynote (Experiential)
Workshop for the annual conference of the British Psychodrama
Association conference, June 24, 2012.
Using Action Methods for Pursuing Your Spiritual Journey
(3-hour workshop). At Annual Conference of the National
Association for Drama Therapy, San Francisco, November 7,
Also, sociodramatic exploration workshop on
“Subtle Oppression” on November 9, 2011.
Demystifying Mysticism. Plenary presentation at Conference on
Spirituality and Pediatrics, Texas Children’s Hospital,
October 27, 2011 Supplementary papers:
Spiritual Journey Explored: A Workshop at the 69th Annual
Meeting of the American Society for Group Psychotherapy &
Psychodrama, Philadelphia, April 30, 2011;
Also: New Developments in Sociodrama:
Moderating a panel and presenting. At same
Enhancing Practitioner Flexibility with Morenian Methods: A
3-hour workshop at the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed
Conference, June 3, 2010. Also at that conference:
A paper on “Subtle
Types of Oppression”
Imagination Development: A Workshop at the 68th Annual Meeting
of the American Society for Group Psychotherapy &
Psychodrama, Philadelphia, April 18, 2010.
Also: Psychoanalysis and
: Moderating a panel and presenting. At same
Practical Applications of Mandala Art: Plenary Presentation, at
the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Art
Therapists, Dallas, November 20, 2009
. (Also a
workshop on The Art of Play.)
The Art of Play: Workshop at the Annual Meeting of the National
Association for Drama Therapy, November 9, 2008.
The Psychology of Grief Work. Lecture to be given at the
conference of the International Network on Personal Meaning,
July 25, 2008.
Also a workshop: Techniques for
Facilitating Grief Work.
ReVisioning Psychodrama: A Plenary Presentation at the 66th
Annual Meeting of the American Society for Group Psychotherapy
& Psychodrama, San Antonio, TX, April 11, 2008
Exploring Spiritual Challenges: Mandala Art and Axiodrama:
Workshop at ASGPP Meeting, San Antonio, TX, April 13, 2008.
Social Connectedness: A Workshop, at the annual meeting of the
National Association for Drama Therapy, Montreal, Quebec, August
Envisioning the Broader Spectrum of Drama: Presentation at the
American Association for Theatre in Education annual conference,
Vancouver, BC, August 3, 2007.
American Creativity Association, March 23, 2007. Presentation on
Creativity. Austin TX.
American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). Symposium on
Role Theory, co-presented with David Kipper, March 3, 2007,
Enriching Family Work with Psychodramatic Methods: Workshop
presentation for the International Human Learning Resources
Network (IHLRN) 37th Annual Conference, in Austin, Texas,
October 20, 2006.
Four presentations at the 64th Annual Meeting of the American
Society for Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama (ASGPP), (San
Francisco) April 28-30, 2006:
– Deepening Personal Meaning Using Psychodramatic Methods
(Co-Led with K. Carnabucci)
– Psychodrama and Ritual (Co-Led with Jack Shupe)
– Educational Aspects of Psychodrama (One speaker on
– Advancing Theory in Psychodrama (Symposium, with R.
Remer, E. Hug, others.)
(Plus co-hosting the song fest)
Two presentations at the American Creativity Association annual
meeting, March 23-6, 2006, Austin.
– Moreno and creativity
– The philosophy of creativity: Whitehead’s Process
Presentations at the National Association for Drama Therapy:
August, 11, 2005.
On the spectrum of
applied drama. Workshop with Daniel Wiener, 8/12;
Panel on Healing in
Two presentations at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American
Society for Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama (ASGPP),
– Practical applications of Moreno’s Role
Theory, April 15, 2005
– New Dimensions in Sociatry: Interactive
& Improvisational Dramas, April 17, 2005
Four presentations at the International Psychodrama Conference,
sponsored by the British Psychodrama Association, Oxford,
England, August 11-15, 2004, on: (1) Introduction to Role
Taking; (2) Exploring Tele and Personal Connectedness; (3)
Theory in Psychodrama; and (4) Developments in Psychodrama.
Two presentations at the International Drama in Education
Association conference in Ottawa, Canada, July, 2004: The Art of
Play – an experiential workshop; and leading a special interest
group (meeting over 4 different days) on drama, drama therapy,
Action Methods for Teaching Social & Emotional Learning.
Pre-Conference workshop, Nexus EQ conference. Jan 14, 2004.
Introduction to Psychodrama. Central Florida
State University Half-day workshop. Jan 13, 2004
Techniques of Psychodrama. South Florida
Collective. Day-long workshop. Jan 11, 2004
Conflict Resolution. National Association of Drama Therapists
Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 2, 2003.
Making Magic: The Empowering Function of Drama Therapy. National
Association of Drama Therapists Annual Meeting, Albuquerque,
November 9, 2002.
Creative Mythmaking in a Postmodern World. Plenary Presentation
at the International Conference on Personal Meaning, Vancouver,
BC, Canada, July 17, 2002
Also: Workshop on Using Action
Methods to Deepen Personal Meaning. .
Conflict Resolution: A Workshop: At the Omega National
Conference. Austin, May 18, 2002.
on website: www.blatner.com/adam/ ) Also
at that conference: The Art of Play.
Exploring Nonverbal Communications: Workshop at the ASGPP
conference, April 20, 2001, Toronto.
Creating Celebrations. National Association for Drama Therapy
conference, San Francisco, November 12, 2000. Also a
pre-conference workshop co-led with Alyce Smith-Cooper on
Story-making in Life.
Deepening Personal Meaning (Using Action Methods). At
“Discovering Meaning in the New Millennium,” an international
conference, Vancouver, July 15, 2000.
(Also, presentation on Emotional Intelligence at
The Art of Play: Helping Adults Reclaim Imagination and
Spontaneity. Workshops at:
* The Heart of Happiness: An Omega / Crossings
Conference. Austin, Texas, May 18, 2002.
* ASGPP Conference, New York, April 1, 2000.
(And also, previously, at other ASGPP conferences and also:)
* International Transpersonal Conference, Santa
Rosa, CA. October 11, 1988.
* The Healing Power of Play, Long Beach, May 1989.
* Association for Humanistic Psychology, Midwest
Conference, Indianapolis, April, 1989.
* Association for Humanistic Psychology, National
Conference, Stanford, CA, August, 1989.
Presentations at National & International Professional
Spiritual Dialogue as an Aid to Contemplation. Presentation at
the Yoga and Psychotherapy Conference, South Fallsburg,
New York, July, 1999.
Re-story-ing the Soul: Keynote Presentation. American
Society for Group Psychotherapy
& Psychodrama (ASGPP) Annual Conference,
Philadelphia, April 11, 1999.
Also at 1999 ASGPP conference: Theoretical Foundations of
Encountering Your Soul: Spiritual Axiodrama. (Both
of these were also presented at the 13th
International Congress of Group
Psychotherapy, London, August 24-28, 1998, and at the
ASGPP Conference in San Francisco,
Why Process Thought is Relevant: A Psychiatrist’s Perspective.
25th Anniversary International Whitehead Conference, Center for
Process Studies, Claremont, California, August 6, 1998.
Role-Taking: Getting The Knack (one day course), ASGPP Annual
Conference, New York City, February 21, 1997. (Also at the
1995 and 1996 conferences.)
Psychodramatic Methods in Education. Conversation Hour. ASGPP
Conference, New York City, February 21, 1997.
Enacted Dialogue for dealing with Spiritual Issues: National
Association for Drama Therapy Conference, Santa Monica, CA,
October 18, 1996.
New Developments in Theory. ASGPP Conference, Houston, Texas,
April 25-28, 1996.
Intercultural Psychodrama, with T. Miyama; International
Networking, with N. Wolf; (and)
History of Psychodrama in Photographs (in an album).
ASGPP Annual Conference, Washington, DC, April 20-24,
Role Dynamics: An Integrative Language for Psychology. Society
for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration
(SEPI), Washington, DC, April 9, 1995.
Implications of Postmodernism for Drama Therapy (symposium).
National Association for Drama Therapy (NADT) Annual Conference,
New Orleans, Nov. 4, 1994.
Tele: The Dynamics of Interpersonal Preference. The Way Forward:
An International Psychodrama Conference, Oxford, England,
July 31- August 5, 1994.
Practical Applications of Psychodramatic Methods (one-day
course). American Psychiatric Association
Annual Convention. Also presented as the Director at the
1985-1994 meetings, and was one of the "Co-Faculty" presentors
at the meetings in 1975, 1976, and 1981.
Psychospiritual Issues: Using Enacted Dialogue. American
Psychiatric Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, May 25,
Axiodrama for Exploring Spiritual Issues; (and) Tele: The
Dynamics of Interpersonal Preference. ASGPP
Conference, Baltimore, April 29-May 1, 1994.
Applications of Moreno's Work in the 21st Century; Nonverbal
Communications in Psychodrama; (and) Introductory and
Advanced Workshops in Psychodrama. International Forum on
Tokyo, February 28-March 3, 1994.
PRESENTATIONS to LOCAL OR REGIONAL PROFESSIONAL GROUPS
Sociometry as a Social-Depth Psychology. Workshop presented 29
October, 2012, at the Drama Therapy Program, Antioch University,
Seattle. Also a workshop at CIIS on 23 September, 2012 for
students of drama therapy and others. Supplemented by readings:
Introductions to Spontaneity Development. For beginning
students, drama therapy program; and also beginning students,
expressive therapy program. California Institute for Integral
Studies, San Francisco, CA. September 19, 2012.
Action Methods in Family Therapy. Day-and-a-half Workshop
presented as continuing education for Family Therapists at the
University of Georgia, January 27-28, 2012.
(January 26: On sociodrama. 2-hour presentation for
the School of Education.)
In Another’s Shoes: Action Methods for Empathy: 2 hour workshop:
to the UCLA-Affiliated Health Sciences Extension Program. Los
Angeles (Santa Monica), December 10, 2009.
Psychodramatic Methods in Psychotherapy. Day workshop for
Extension Program of Antioch University, Seattle, WA. November
Action Methods for Empathy in Psychotherapy: For South Texas Art
Therapy Association (STATA), Austin, Texas, October 19, 2008.
Applying Psychodramatic Methods in Counseling: For therapists in
the community and students at the California Institute for Child
& Family Therapy, North Hollywood, California, April 30,
Psychodramatic Methods. For Arts-Omega Professional Ongoing
Training & Support Group, Sonoma, California, April 25-26,
Psychodramatic Methods. For staff at Giddings State School,
Giddings, Texas. September 7, 2007, plus further consultation,
October 4, 2007.
ReVisioning Drama. Workshop at the Drama Therapy Program at the
California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San Francisco,
May 4, 2007.
Psychodramatic Methods in Education; and:
No Fourth Wall: The Range of Applied Theatre. Two
workshops at the annual conference of the Texas Educational
Theatre Association, in Austin, TX, January 19-21, 2006.
Transpersonal Psychodrama: A workshop for Drama Therapists.
Omega Drama Therapy Training Program, Boston, MA. January 12-15,
Introduction to Psychodrama. Counseling Program, Texas State
University, Cedar Park, July 12, 2005.
Teaching Empathy. For Conference on Creativity in Psychotherapy,
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, February 12, 2005
Spirituality and Psychotherapy. For Department of Psychiatry
Grand Rounds, Scott & White Clinics, Temple, TX, October 1,
Sociometry for psychodrama professionals, in San Antonio, July
Week-Long Course: Aspects of Psychodrama. Kansas State
University Department of Drama, Manhattan, KS, June 23-27, 2003
Creative Mythmaking. Seton Cove Creative Learning Center,
Austin. November 21, 2002.
Psychodramatic Methods in Psychotherapy (Half-day workshop.).
New Mexico Group Psychotherapy Society, Albuquerque, November 8,
Exploring Spiritual Issues Using Psychodrama. Psychodrama
Institute of San Antonio, August 25, 2001.
Week-Long Course: Aspects of Psychodrama. Kansas State
University Department of Drama, Manhattan, KS, June 4-8,
Aspects of Psychodrama: Morning workshop. Seattle
Psychodrama Practitioners’ Peer Group. April 13, 2001.
Treatment Planning and Case Presentation. Tropical Cities Mental
Health Clinics, Harlingen, TX, November 15, 1996.
The Art of Case Presentation. Austin-Travis County MHMR
Continuing Education Program, Austin, TX, November
Family Therapy: New Directions. Continuing Education Conference,
Texas Department of Mental Health & Mental Retardation,
September 11, 1996.
Action Methods in Therapy. Grand rounds for the Department of
Psychiatry, St. David's Hospital,
May 15, 1996.
Workshop(s) on Grief Work and Facilitating the Dying Process for
continuing education program for
nurses at the University of Texas School of Nursing,
February 23-24, 1996.
Keynote Presentation: "Drama for Psychological Literacy," at the
annual meeting of the Texas
Educational Theatre Association, Houston, TX,
February 2, 1996.
(Also workshops on the place of drama in education and
role playing in the classroom.)
Psychodrama Training (beginning and intermediate levels) Austin,
TX: Spring-Summer, 1995.
Six-Week Course, Summer 1984.
Role Playing in Education: A day-long workshop for teachers and
counselors, and national
teleconference. November 4, 1995.
Conscious Role Playing for Everyday Life: Workshop at the
California Institute of Integral Studies
(CIIS), San Fransisco, Sept 29-30, 1995.
Group Treatment for Prisoner Rehabilitation. Federal
Correctional Institution, Bastrop, TX,
Sept 7, 1995.
ACADEMIC TEACHING & PRESENTATIONS (Since 1994):
Spontaneity and Interpersonal Relations – to class on
Communications and Virtual Worlds, at the University of
California in Los Angeles (UCLA), April 29, 2008.
Therapeutic Applications of Drama and Wider Applications – to
class on Applied Theatre at the Department of Drama, University
of Texas, November 14, 2007
Developing Empathy Skills. Workshop at the Langley Porter
Neuropsychiatric Institute, San Francisco, May 3, 2007
(Affiliated with University of California San Francisco School
Guest Presentation–Experiential and didactic, on supervision
and The Art of Play, at the California Institute of Integral
Studies, San Francisco, April 27, 2006
Action Methods in Psychotherapy: Grand Rounds: Department of
Psychiatry, University of New Mexico Medical Center,
Albuquerque, November 8, 2002.
Panel on Careers in the Behavioral Sciences. Southwestern
University Department of Psychology, Georgetown, TX.,
Freud’s Contributions and Limitations. Visiting Lecture(s).
Southwestern University Department of Psychology,
Georgetown, TX., Oct. 27, 2000
Comparative Psychotherapies. Austin Psychiatric Residency
Training Program, Austin State Hospital,
Austin, TX, Feb-March, 1997.
Literature Seminar, Director. APRTP, ASH, Austin, TX,
September 1994-1996. Weekly seminar. Supervised lectures by
PGY-4 residents and occasionally gave lectures on such
topics as: defense mechanisms, history of psychiatry,
ego strength, transpersonal psychiatry, etc.
Supervising individual residents re their cases, 1994-1996,
Austin State Hospital.
Overview of Transpersonal Psychology. Literature Club,
Austin State Hospital, September 6, 1995.