Directory of Psychodramatists (USA: A-B)

(Compiled by Adam Blatner, Revised June 24, 2013) On this website are Susan Aaron, Martie Adams, Mary Jo Amatruda, Ron Anderson,  Marlo Archer, Alton Barbour, Phoebe Atkinson, Sue Barnum, Dena Baumgartner, Mary Bellofatto, Tamar Berg, Linda Bianchi, Atieno Bird, Uneeda Brewer, Dale Richard Buchanan, Jeanne Burger,

For other psychodramatists, go to the index page of the directory.


  Susan Aaron is the creator of "Psychodramatic Bodywork" which integrates action methods with meridian based bodywork. She offers three-level training, and has videos-- check out her website at  . Postal:   Susan Aaron   47 Spruce Hill Rd.,   Toronto, Ontario  M4E 3G2, CANADA    phone 416-699-3211   fax 416-699-1591 .                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 Martha H. Adams, LISW, is in private practice in Charleston, South Carolina.  She is the only Certified Psychodramatist in the state.  A Practitioner As Trainer (PAT,) she is authorized to offer trainings in this wonderful method. Martie works with couples and with individuals recovering from trauma, substance abuse/addictions, anxiety, depression, and codependency.  Martie can be reached at                                                                                                                                                                                      .                                                                                                                                     .                            

  Mary Jo Amatruda, C.P., trains psychodramatists in New Haven, CT, at Gene Eliasoph's Institute.

  Ron Anderson, M.Div, TEP, in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, is active in the Midwest ASGPP chapter, and has been exploring the interface between psychodrama and Bert Hellinger's "Family Constellation" Therapy. 


Marlo Archer, a private practice licensed psychologist in Tempe, AZ, began studying with Dorothy & Mort Satten in 2003 and has received the first of three training certificates offered by Westwood Institute.  She presented at the 2006 ASGPP convention and published a book review in the ASGPP journal.  480-705-5007                                                                                        .


Phoebe Atkinson, TEP, is in private practice in New York City, also certified as a coach and facilitates leadership trainings for corporate clients ( ) She co-designed and currently co-facilitates a 5-month leadership program at Rutger's Univeristy Center for Women & Work.                                                                                                                                                                       


Colleeen Baratka, M.A., TEP. is a psychodramatist in Havertown, Pennsylvania                                                                                                                                                                        .


 Alton Barbour Ph.D., TEP, is Professor of Human Communication Studies at the University of Denver (Colorado) and has been in psychodrama for 35 years. He received the Hannah Weiner Award in 1998 and the David Kipper Award in 2002. He is interested in interpersonal communication, group process, and flying trapeze     (He had a stoke in 2009 and is in recovery)                                                                                                                                                  . E-mail to       . 


  Shirley Barclay, R.N., TEP, is a trainer in the Dallas, Texas area who has taught in Washington State and other areas, as well as internationally. She has a special interest in integrating spirituality and psychodrama.                                                                                                                                 

  Sue Barnum has moved from Houston, where she closed her private practice of 25 years and her lawyers' psychodrama training groups, to Santa Fe, NM. She was on the Executive Council and a co-chair of the  2003 ASGPP conference in Santa Fe with Kate Cook.   She is currently doing a bit of private work, including psychodrama and Bibliodrama but primarily consulting with businesses and government entities.  She is  also dancing close-embrace tango and is starting a small business selling tango clothes she is designing and having made in Buenos Aires, a favorite vacation spot for her.                                        .                                                                                                                                                             


  Dena D. Baumgartner Phd. T.E.P. CMFT, CGP, lives and practices psychotherapy in Tucson Arizona. As director of the Tucson Center for Action Methods and Psychodrama (T-CAMP), she facilates training and workshops nationally and internationally. She is noted for her spontaneity, creativity and authentic heart. Dena enjoys the spiritual aspects in diverse cultures and populations.  She specializes in working with individuals as well as professional groups who are in transition                     .                                                                                                                                                                          Check out her website                                               . 

  Mary Bellofatto is a LMCH (Licensed Mental Health Counselor), TEP (Trainer, Educator, Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy), and CEDS (Certified Eating Disorders Specialist), living and working in South Florida. She has been on the Executive Council of the ASGPP .                                                                                                                                                                            .         .      .  

 Ms. Tamar Berg, MFT, has been trained by psychodramatists from Germany, Israel and the United States. She offers a Psychodrama group for people dealing with trauma in Santa Rosa, California. Her email:                                                                 .                                                                                                                                    .


   Linda Bianchi
Linda Bianchi, LCSW, TEP is a trainer who lives in the DC metropolitan area. For twelve years she was on the staff of the psychodrama section at St. Elizabeths Hospital/DC Department of Mental Health. She then facilitated a weekly psychodrama and sociometry training group in the community, and currently offers training and workshops on her own and with Cathy Nugent. In conjunction with Connie Lawrence, she recently initiated psychodrama training in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. She loves to teach, is definitely for hire, and her training style is welcomng, practical, and sprinkled with spontaneity. Contact her to take action, at                                                                                                                                                               .  .                                                                                                                                            . .           .

Atieno Bird,  MA, CP, ACC, CYI    (nee Fisher) is a psychodramatist (Certified Practitioner) in Washington DC who offers coaching and employee engagement programs.   for more information: Also  for Executive Coaching - ; for Employee Engagement - ; ~ Relationship Coaching - ; ~ Lasting Weight Loss -



  Uneeda Brewer-Frazier, MSW, CP, is a psychodramatist living in Jackson, New Jersey, who has been active on the ASGPP executive council, organized the skills bank. She applies psychodrama in her personal life as well as work, and has special interests in sociatry--applying Morenian methods to promote community and social action. Her email is                                                         Check ou her website:                                                                                                                                           .

   Dale Richard Buchanan, TEP, is the executive director of the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy; has been a major trainer in the Washington D.C. area, and now also trains in South Florida and elsewhere, has written articles and in many other ways been one of the leaders in the field                                                                                                                                                               . 




 Jeanne Burger, EdD, LPC, LMFT, TEP, offers training groups in psychodrama in Norfolk, Virginia and travels to other cites. Trained by Zerka Moreno, she presents workshops nationally and internationally. Interests include psychodrama with dreams, Jungian style; trauma;  director skills; sociodrama; exam preparation; battered women and eating disorders.  email:    Website:
 seventwentyrecords/ address: 1023 West Princess Anne Rd., Norfolk, Va. 23507; phone:757-622-4986  Fax: 757-483-0737                                                                                                                                            



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