Directory of Psychodramatists (USA: E-F-G)

(Compiled by Adam Blatner,  Revised: August 1, 2010.       Here are Vickey Finger, Ruth Friedel, Anath Garber, Antonina "Nina" Garcia, Jacob Gershoni , Ildri Bie Ginn, Pamela Goffman, Shu Gong,  Elaine Goldman, Lorelei Goldman, Steve Gordon,   Barbara Guest


          Vickey Finger has been a trainer in Flagstaff and very active on the Publications committee for a number of years                                                                                                                           


 Ruth Friedel,  Portland, Oregon. This teacher of psychodrama has been training in the Northwest for over 15 years. 



     Anath Garber, a trainer in New York, one of the last to train with Moreno  in the early 1970s!                                                                                                                        


 Antonina ("Nina") Garcia, LCSW, Ed.D, TEP, is a major trainer in New Jersey and South Florida, as well as elsewhere. She co-authored a book on Sociodrama and was the recipient of several awards from the ASGPP                                                                                                                                   . 



Jacob Gershoni, LCSW, CGP, TEP is a certified group psychotherapist (CGP) in private practice, and also certified as Trainer, Practitioner and Educator (TEP). He is a staff member at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and a co-director of the Psychodrama Training Institute in New York City. He leads ongoing therapy and training groups.  Jacob is the editor of “Psychodrama in the 21st Century: Clinical and Educational Applications” (Springer, 2003). Website:                                                                                                                                      .                                                     


   Ildri Bie  Ginn, was one of the main trainers in the Boston Area in the 1970s and '80s; and also integrated Bioenergetic Analysis. In a nursing home now..                                                                                                      


Pamela Goffman, LCSW, CP, PAT co founded the Psychodram Institute of South Florida in 2009 with Paul Lesnik, LCSW, CP, PAT in Delray Beach, FL. Before starting with psychodrama in 1990, she taught movement to professional actors which informs her practice today. In the mid to late 1990's Pamela practiced psychodrama in NYC, specializing in treating trauma. She moved to Florida in 1998 where she has been working with adoptive parents and children dealing with attachment issues; chronic pain patients; substance abuse; sex and love addicition and spending addiction. You may contact her at                                                                                                                                   .  .


  Gong Shu, Ph.D., TEP, lives and teaches in St. Louis, Missouri, and also travels regularly to Taiwan and other sites in Asia, where she trains psychodramatists. She's writing a book about the integration of Taoist philosophy and psychodrama                                                                                                                                                          . 


  Elaine Goldman, Ph.D., TEP, (now retired), was the premier trainer of psychodrama in Arizona during the 1970s and 1980s. She wrote a book and produced a very useful training video. 



 Lorelei J. Goldman, MA, Special Education, TEP, is the Training Director of the Psychodrama Institute of Chicago; a five year member of an award-winning ensemble group called "Still Acting Up" (involving performers who are 60-80 yrs of age); the creator of "Seasons of Our Lives." wants to network with those who are in entertaining and psychodrama. email                                                                                                                                                                           :      or phone: (773)  465-8504 .   wireless ph: 312  513-6574  (Website                                                             .                            




                  Steve Gordon                                                                                                                   


      Barbara Guest, B.Ed., MSW, TEP, is one of the trainers for The Toronto Centre for Psychodrama and Sociometry. She also does training in Psychodramatic Bodywork and have a private practice in Ontario. I have an extensive background in both Education and Social Work. Email:      Phone: 519-271-5542