Directory of Psychodramatists (USA: T-Z)

(Compiled by Adam Blatner)  Revised, September 19, 2011..
   On this page: Dan Tomasulo, Jan Tras, Michael Traynor, Tom Treadwell, Rebecca Walters, Barnett "Bud" Weiss, Elizabeth White, Jennifer Whitlock, Natalie Winters, Nick Wolff, Jean Winslow, Jim Wisecup      To see the photo directory of the other psychodramatists, go to the Index.

  Daniel J. Tomasulo, Ph.D., TEP, MFA is a psychologist, psychodrama trainer and writer on faculty at New Jersey City University, who developed Interactive-Behavioral Therapy model of group psychotherapy for people with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities—for which he has won both the ASGPP’s Innovator's and Scholar’s Award. He’s one of the Executive Editors of the newly re-started Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy. He is the author of Healing Trauma: The Power of Group Treatment for People with Intellectual Disabilities.  webpage: has links to many interesting papers he’s published!   Email:                                                                                                                                                                                      



   Jan LaPrade Tras, MA, TEP, is one of the main psychodrama trainers in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 


  Michael Traynor


  Michael Traynor, LCSW, CGP, TEP,  is the director of Action Methods LLC in Albany, NY, facilitating weekly psychodrama groups and periodic psychodrama training workshops. He has an extensive background in mental health and addictions treatment.  Michael’s interests include attracting the next generation to psychodrama. He presently serves on the ASGPP Executive Council. Contact Michael at (518) 427-6613 x 2   Email:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 .                                                .                                                                     .                             


 Tom Treadwell, Ed.D., TEP, teaches group psychology and psychodrama at West Chester University and is a Clinical Associate, the Center of Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He developed computerized sociometry programs, CompSoc and GraphPlot. He founded "Grouptalk," the main list-serve for action oriented group therapists, psychodramatists, and sociometrists. Additonally, he maintains the Grouptalk website and listserve                                                                                                                                                                       . 



Rebecca Walters, M.S., TEP, LCAT, LMHP is a co-director of the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute in New Paltz, NY (about 80 miles north of Manhattan); she recently retired (after 26 years!) from the role of Director of Adolescent and Child Psychodrama Services at Four Winds Hospital, in Katonah, NY. Rebecca also directed the Four Winds psychodrama internship program.  More recently Rebecca has joined the faculty of ICare, at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston (Texas) where she develops and implements training seminars using sociodrama and psychodrama to teach communication skills to medical personnel. She has a special interest in the development of strategies to market training programs, and is a mentor for new chapters of the ASGPP. Check out her website     She can be contacted via email at     :                                                .                                                              . 



Barnett "Bud" Weiss, M.A., L.C.S.W.  is a psychodramatist who between 1968 an 1971 was a major director at the Moreno Institute at Beacon, NY as well as running the Public Psychodrama Theater in New York City 3 nights a week.  He's done many different things, presenting and teaching Psychodrama and Sociometry around the US. He has been integrating Morenian ideas with Family Constellations, The Nurtured Heart Approach, community building, etc., and recently is re-entering activity in our field  E-mail:
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  Elizabeth White, M.Ed., T.E.P. Liz  was co-founder of the Toronto Centre for Psychodrama and Sociometry in 1975. Member of the American Board of Examiners, fellow of ASGPP. Currently the founding trainer of the Saskatchewan Centre for Psychodrama. A therapist, consultant and weaver of workshops, Liz has provided training in Canada, Europe, the US.  Author of  The Action Manual: Techniques for Enlivening Group Process and Individual Counselling. Book ordering and workshop information on website:                                                                                                                  .                                                                 




 Jennifer Whitlock, MA, LPC is a psychological counselor in Northwest New Jersey and an advanced psychodrama student, training with Rebecca Walters and Judy Swallow.  She has led action-based groups for adolescents and transgender adults and menopausal women. A zany comedy actor, she has performed in burlesque parodies, drag shows and Carol Burnett sketches.    email  website:  


Natalie L. Winters, Ed.D., TEP, C. Hyp,  runs training groups in Tampa, Fl and Raleigh, NC. She is the recipient of several ASGPP awards. Her work on psychodrama and spirituality has added a dimension to the field. Natalie is also a selling artist and includes art in her work as a psychodramatist.                                          Webpage:    .                                                                                                                                                              



  Nicholas "Nick" Wolff, RCSW, TEP, is the directory of Lifestage, Inc., in Smithtown, Long Island, New York. He was ASGPP president 2005-2007, and now continues to support the asgpp website:



   Jean Winslow, MA, LMHC, TEP, ATR, EMDR certified. Jean combines art therapy, bodywork, EMDR and an extensive clinical practice in her training program, The Psychodrama Circle, serving greater Boston and southern New England. She is a co-founder, past co-chair and current board member of the NE/ASGPP. Accepting fall registrations.                                                    



   James  J. "Jim" Wisecup, DMin, CP, a psychodramatist in Riverside, CT.