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Directory of Psychodramatists (USA: C-D)

(Compiled by Adam Blatner, Revised, August 9, 2012.)  Noted below are Elaine Camerota, Jean Campbell, Roberto Cancel, Karen Carnabucci, Linda Ciotola, Bill Coleman, Linda Condon, Mario Cossa, Kim Cox,  Herb Dandes, Sue Daniel,  Clare Daniellson, Emily Day, Tian Dayton, Patti Desert, Karen Drucker Kelly Dumar, Pam Dunne.            To see others in this directory, return to the Psychodrama Directory's "Index" Page.

 Elaine Camerota
  Elaine Camerota, Ed.D., TEP, CCDCIII. served for nine years on the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, two years as Chair. She has trained mental health professional in the United States and in Korea. She has retired from a previously held position as head of the psychodrama team at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center (where she worked with chemically dependent veterans and trained staff and students.) She is co-author of a chapter on this work in the 2003 book, Psychodrama in the Twenty-first Century                                                                                                                                                                                                                     .


  Jean Campbell, LCSW, CET III, TEP is a Certified Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, a Masters Level Certified Experiential Therapist and a Practitioner and Trainer of Psychodramatic Bodywork®. She is the Director of the Action Institute of California, and has used action methods in clinical, corporate and medical settings for over 17 years. Jean has trained clinicians on a national and international level, and is committed to using action to effect change on a body, mind and spiritual level.. Email:   jean@theactioninstitute.com                                                                        

  Roberto Cancel
Roberto J. Cancel, C.P., is also a drama therapist, active in Playback Theatre, was on the Am. Bd of Examiners in Psychodrama, etc., and, in 2003, received the Zerka T. Moreno Award.  He is bilingual (fluent in Spanish), and is finishing a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work at New York University  and preparing to become a Certified Trainer (TEP).  Email alpacapolo@yahoo.com                                                                                       .                                                       

Karen Carnabucci  Karen Carnabucci, MSS, LCSW, TEP, practices and teaches psychodrama at Lake House Health & Learning Center in Racine, Wis. A psychotherapist, coach and master trainer, she has created a Whole Person Marketing coaching program using action methods for helping and healing professionals and is the author of two self-published books, "The Psychodrama Notebook" for psychodrama trainees studying for certification and "Whole Person Marketing," marketing suggestions for holistic professionals. Her Midwest Training Series covers classical and progressive psychodrama plus integration with sand tray, guided imagery, art, Systemic Constellation Work and other mind-body methods. She is currently co-writing “Integrating Psychodrama And Systemic Constellation Work: New Directions for Action Methods, Mind-Body Therapies And Energy Healing.” E-mail karenc@wi.rr.com or see www.lakehousecenter.com. Phone is (262) 633-2645                                                                                                                                                                               . 


  Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., CHES, T.E.P.  is a certified Trainer, Educator & Practitioner of Psychodrama, a health educator, lifestyle counselor, and yoga instructor in Maryland. She is a certified team leader in the Therapeutic Spiral Model™ of psychodrama and specializes in working with trauma survivors and those with eating disorders. She co-leads a psychodrama training group in Baltimore and has a private practice and leads a psychodrama personal growth group for  mental health professionals in Ellicott City, Maryland, and co-leads an on-going psychodrama training group in Baltimore with Joe Kenna and Cathy Nugent. She presents widely at national and regional conferences, and is currently at work on a book on the use of action methods with eating disorders. She is the 2008 recipient of the Zerka T Moreno Award   website:  www.healing-bridges.com   email:  vegmom@closecall.com   .                                                                                                                                                                      .                                                                                                                                                         


  Bill Coleman, Tucson


 Linda Condon, LMHC, PAT, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Psychodramatist with a private practice in Largo, FL. She has a special interest in integrating mental health and spiritual growth. She conducts psychodrama trainings and workshops, directs retreat experiences and is the author of The Warm-up Ring: Keys for Energizing Your Group. She's also just authored a chapter on Bibliodrama for the newly-released anthology, Interactive & Improvisational Drama.

  Mario Cossa, MA, RDT/MT, TEP, CAWT is a Psychodramatist, Drama Therapist/Master Teacher, and Theatre Educator who specializes in work with adolescent groups and survivors of trauma. He resides in the East SF Bay Area of California and is a founding member of the Bay Area Moreno Institute (www.bayareamorenoinstitute.com ). Mario can be reached at cossa@attglobal.net and his website is www.dramario.com
      (Mario also co-wrote a chapter in Blatner's edited anthology, Interactive & Improvisational Drama and you can read more about him on the website that supplements the book.) .                                                                                                                                                                                              ..                                                                       .                                                                                                                                                          


 Kim Cox, MA, NCC, NPO, is a Professional Organizer in Haverhill, MA, where she helps people de-clutter their homes and organize their stuff. She has been training in psychodrama since 2003, first with Linda Bianchi, and later with the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute, where she recently completed their Core training program. Kim is working on building up her business, PackRat Solutions  (www.packrat-solutions.com), and exploring ways to combine psychodrama with professional organizing. 


  Herb Dandes teaches psychodrama in the Miami area. 

  Sue Daniel


Sue Daniel is a director and trainer in Australia, and also teaches internationally.  Her new website address:



 Clare Danielsson, Ph.D., T.E.P., Adult Educator, Mediator/Trainer, died in the Spring of 2007. She maintained Boughton Place in Highland, located in New York's Hudson River Valley. The Center's mission is 'earth sociometry': to celebrate the earth community through building relationships among extended families, friends-and the cosmos. Inquire about using the Original Moreno Psychodrama Theater for your group in this eco-spiritual setting.  Care of this center now is with the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute.)



  Emily Day teaches dance and sells materials for movement and dance. She resides in Washington State.                                                               


   Tian Dayton, MA TEP  Training groups for psychodrama in New York City, author of Drama Games, The Drama Within and many other publications. National presenter on psychodrama, a fellow of ASGPP, winner of the scholar's award and executive editor of the International Journal of Action Methods; Director of program development for Caron Foundation; Specialties in the use of psychodrama with trauma, grief and addiction.                                                                                                                    



  Patricia S. Desert  ("Patti") is a psychodramatist in Baltimore, Maryland, a Licensed Certified Social Worker (Clinical Level) (LCSW). Private Practice, 16 years specializing in trauma (and certified in Therapeutic Spiral Model approach) and related disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, dissociation, and other Axis I and II disorders. Level I and Level II trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Application pending for certification in Psychodrama.  Board Member of Middle Atlantic Association of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama.  National and International Workshop Presenter.  Email: HoneyBWomn@aol.com    Phone: 410-435-3755                                                                                                                      


  Karen Drucker, PsyD, TEP, is a Licensed Psychologist in Boulder, Colorado; where she utilizes psychodrama  in her private practice, teaching group dynamics and leadership in the Transpersonal Counseling Program at Naropa University, and doing a weekly experiential group with eating disordered clients (www.lalunacenter.com).  She has a deep respect for the healing power of psychodrama and considers it part of her mission to teach students and therapists about psychodrama.  Karen is a graduate of the St. Elizabeth’s Psychodrama Training program and American School for Professional Psychology/Virginia. She offers a monthly psychodrama training group for professionals in Boulder, and welcomes new trainees in September and January of each year   email:  karendruck@aol.com                                                                                                               

  Kelly DuMar, M.Ed., L.M.H.C., C.P., In Boston, is presently the co-chair the New England Chapter of ASGPP and a certified practitioner. She's also interested in poetry therapy, plwaywrighting, facilitating writing workshops, and blending journal writing, storytelling, and improvisational action techniques. She's the author of an award-winning non-fiction book for parents, Before You Forget - The Wisdom of Writing Diaries for Your Children, (www.diarydoor.com).  Email: alldumar@aol.com 


  Pam Dunne is a drama therapist in Los Angeles  who integrates art approaches, narrative, and often presents at the national psychodrama conferences! 





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