Workshop: Sociodrama Part 1 – Exploring Oppression and Othering


Sociodrama Part 1 – Exploring Oppression and Othering

One-Day Workshop (7 hours of training)

This experiential sociodrama workshop offers a space to explore our experiences of ‘othering’ so that we can respond with greater spontaneity to new situations and come up with fresh responses to repetitive or confounding dynamics. Sociodrama presents opportunities to look at controversial and often conflictual issues of society by providing a safe place to engage with roles, assumptions and ideas other than our own. In this workshop, we will explore Oppression and Othering as a societal issue, as we attempt to expand our capacities to work with cultural diversity. This workshop can stand alone, or be experienced in conjunction with Sociodrama Part 2 – Exploring Environmental Issues. After attending this workshop, participants will be able to: 1. Identify how Sociodrama can be used to explore our personal connection with a societal issue. 2. Examine our own biases as we work toward a more inclusive society.

Date:  May 23, 2020 (10a-5p)
Location : 1048 North River Road Ottawa On K1K 3V4
Cost:   $140


Kim Irvine-Albano MA RP TEP

Kim Irvine-Albano has been a psychotherapist for over 20 years. Kim has a Masters in Transpersonal Studies and is a Registered Psychotherapist. She is a Certified Practitioner in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy and is in her final year of studies to become a trainer of Psychodrama and Sociometry. Kim currently works at a community counselling centre in Kingston Ontario, where she uses psychodrama and sociometry with groups, couples, and individual clients. Kim lives amongst trees and wildlife and enjoys connecting with nature, connecting with people, and spending time with her partner and two teenage children, two dogs, and chickens.

Ananta Chauhan PhD MA MEd RP TEP

Ananta Chauhan, aka Baljit Kaur, is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Trainer Educator Practitioner in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, having trained since 2005 in New Zealand and Canada. She holds a Ph.D. in Specific Learning Disabilities and Masters in Psychology and Education. Ananta uses psychodrama and sociometry with groups and individuals drawing on her extensive experience of working with children, families and women. Her passion lies in using action methods to enliven professional and personal experiences, particularly working with people with diverse abilities and cultural backgrounds.


1048 North River Road Ottawa On K1K 3V4

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