Workshop: Be The Change You Want to See

July8 - 132018

Be The Change You Want to See

Residential Week (50 hours of training)

Do you feel alone or helpless as you witness what is happening in the world? Help build a community's where perspectives are explored and discover the creativity of the collective to envision solutions for positive social change. We will use Sociodrama to bring clarity through action to complex issues and develop possibilities for change. During this five day residential, build skills you can use in various settings. All levels of skill are welcome.

Dates:  July 8-13, 2018 (Sun 3p-Fri 1p)
Location : To Be Announced
Cost: TCPS Students $855, Non-Students $1025 Means and accommodations incl.

Facilitators

Miriam Zachariah TEP

I have been an educator for over two decades. I am currently working as a school principal. I use techniques of sociometry extensively as a school leader with staff, students and parents. I have been formally studying psychodrama and sociometry since 1997. However, as member of the Moreno family, I have been exposed to these techniques since I was a young child. My passion as a psychodramatist and sociometrist continues to be its many applications in education. I have used bibliodrama, axiodrama and sociodrama, in particular, to help students explore and understand literature, history and ethical issues more deeply.

I use a wide range of sociometric exercises to help my students work together to form an interdependent learning community. I have also had the good fortune to train many of my teacher colleagues to use sociometry to develop cooperative communities in their classrooms and schools. I work closely with my mother, Regina Moreno, an excellent teacher and sociometrist. I offer workshops on using sociometry in the classroom as well as how to use action methods to prevent and remedy conflict and bullying in the classroom and school.

My dedication to my grandfather's vision to use sociometry to create communities has led me to focus on learning and teaching ways of resolving conflict peacefully and repairing the harm done by destructive disputes. As a result, I also teach community workers and educators to use peacemaking circles with young offenders in order to help these youth repair their relationships with family and community members through Peacebuilders International.

I am immensely grateful to the community of students and trainers in the Toronto Center for Psychodrama and Sociometry, who have not only taught me the skills involved in psychodrama but have helped me grow as a person. They have also showed me how an organization can function using the principles of sociometry.

Donna Little MSW TEP

Donna has been a psychodrama trainer for 35 years and completed training in systemic family constellation with Heinz Stark through Healing Heart and Soul, LLC in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Donna lives in Guelph, ON and is a trainer with the Toronto Centre for Psychodrama and Sociometry.

Donna is past vice-chairperson and currently a director of the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. She is also coauthor with Ann Hale of a monograph entitled Sociometric Processing of Action Events (2004).

In March 2009, Donna received the J.L. Moreno Lifetime Achievement Award. The joy she has in her role of grandparent is reflected in her writing and poetry and the work with trainees and clients.

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