Directory of Psychodramatists (USA: N-R)

Reposted  December 19, 2013:  Here are Nan Nally-Seif, Katherine Norgard, Cathy Nugent, John Olesen, Carole Oliver, Mary Palmer, Patty Park, Paula Patterson, Esme Pitel, Susan Powell, Rob Pramann, Herb Propper, John Rasberry, Pam Remer, Rebecca Ridge, Joe Romance

For other pages on the directory, click here for the Main Directory Page.



 Nan Nally-Seif, CSW, TEP, has been the  chairperson of the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, etc., and a trainer at the Psychodrama Institute of New York (City).                                                                                                                                                                       .


Leticia Nieto, M.A., Psy.D.
Recently named Outstanding Faculty of the year at Saint Martin's University, Dr. Leticia Nieto brings an innovative approach to her training and facilitation.  She draws on expressive techniques to involve participants deeply and provides opportunities for them to be open to insight and change. She has successfully brought her skills to higher education and other learning communities, to service providers in helping agencies, to workplace teams, and to many community groups.  Leticia has been a psychotherapist, educator and trainer specializing in cross-cultural communication, motivation, human development, creativity and psychology since 1980. In addition to her degrees in clinical psychology and human development, she is skilled in Action Methods, including Playback Theater and Theater of the Oppressed.  She is a core faculty member in the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program at Saint Martin's University in Lacey, WA.                                                                                                            

   Katherine Norgard is a psychodramatist in Tucson, Arizona, who writes: "My goal has been to provide affordable psychodrama training so that people working in public agencies and schools can avail themselves of training they can use in their work. For more information, send your email and I will put you on my list of upcoming workshops. Kathy Norgard


Catherine D. Nugent, LCPC, TEP, is a psychotherapist, educator, trainer, and consultant in Laurel, MD. She co-leads a monthly psychodrama training group, as well as periodic psychodrama personal growth retreats and skills-based training workshops. Cathy is a Fellow of the ASGPP, a Past President and current Secretary of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter, ASGPP, and former Chair of the ASGPP Evaluation Committee.

Cathy's areas of special interest and expertise include trauma recovery, spirituality, ethics, and self-care for professionals. For her own self-care, Cathy relies on yoga, meditation, walks in nature, movies, the support of family and friends, and the companionship of her cat, Robinson (aka "Biggie").  . Contact Cathy at 410-746-7251 or                                                                                                                                                                                  .

  John Oleson, C.P., is a psychodramatist in San Francisco.



  Carole Oliver M.Ed,TEP,LPC is a Certified Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama, Group Psychotherapy and Sociometry, and leads training groups in New York and New Jersey. She is a fellow of the ASGPP and serves on the executive council of the American Society of Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy. (ASGPP). Carole is the editor of the Psychodrama Network News. She has a private psychotherapy practice in Montclair, NJ and Manhattan. She can be reached at 973-744-0693  or see her website:    or email                                                                                                




 Mary Palmer is an active trainer in Minneapolis-St. Paul area of Minnesota, and active in the Midwest Collective of the ASGPP                                                                                                                                                            .

  Paula Patterson is an active psychodramatist in the Gainsville, Florida area, where she integrates Playback Theatre, clowning, and the arts in working with medical patients                                                                                                                                                                    .                                                                                              .                          


  Patricia Park, L.M.S.W., TEP. is a trainer of psychodrama in El Paso, Texas                                                                                                                                                              .

  Esme Pitel
   Esme Pitel is a psychodramatist in Florida                                                                                                             ,                                                                                                                                                                                  

  Susan Powell is a TEP  working and training in Dripping Sprints, a suburb of Austin, Texas                                                                                                                                                                .                                                                                                               ....   


  Rob Pramann, Ph.D., TEP, CGP, is a psychologist living in a suburb of Salt Lake City. His special interests in psychodrama include its application to spiritual/Faith related issues, psychological trauma, and Person-Centered Psychotherapy. He has posted various articles related to psychodrama along with his training schedule/description at  His e-mail address is                                                                                                                                     . 


  Herb Propper PhD TEP is director of Celebrations of the Soul, a central Vermont center for psychodrama, sociodrama and sociometry. Activities include a Training Group in Burlington VT, personal growth groups, groups for persons in recovery, support groups for persons living with HIV/AIDS, individual therapy and sociodrama demonstrations.  In association with Unite Theatre for Social Action of Chittagong, he leads workshops in Therapeutic Theatre in Bangladesh   see: .  He is a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, and includes the integration of Psychodrama and Buddhism in special workshops                                                                                                                   

 John Rasberry, M.Ed., TEP, wasithe President of the ASGPP (2007-2009). He has established a training center in Tupelo, Mississippi, at the "Mid-South Center." Email:                                                                                                                                                .                                           


  Pam Remer, Ph.D., TEP, trains psychodramatists in Lexington, KY, where she's on the faculty of the University of Kentucky. She was one of the executive editors of the International Journal of Action Methods around 2001                                                                                                                                                                   . 


  Rebecca Ridge, M.A., TEP, trains both in Minnesota and in Southeastern Australia                                                                                                                                   . 

 Joe Romance, CP, is in the Miami, Florida area.  In 2006-7, he has been the editor of th Psychodrama Network News.  (He died in late 2007. )