When: Thursday Evening's 

Starts: Thursday, September, 10, 2020  6:45 PM to 9:45 PM

Ends: Thursday, May, 27 , 2022,  6:45 PM to 9:45 PM

***One all-day training will be held from 10am-5pm on a Sunday. Date to be determined.

Weather related cancellations will be rescheduled.

Contact Scottie with questions or to register by phone 732-221-7306


Psychodrama New Jersey
220 Monmouth Road, Suite 5
c/o Therapeutic Arts Co-Op
Oakhurst, NJ 07755

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Primary Trainer & Contact

Scottie Urmey, LCSW, TEP
Psychodrama New Jersey, LLC


Ron Collier, LCSW, TEP


Scottie & Ron frequently, but not always, co-lead trainings. These weekly psychodrama trainings will be presented by one or both trainers depending on enrollment.

Continuing Education

Please contact Scottie for more information, 732-221-7306

Approved Training Hours

All 99 hours of this training course may be counted towards the Certified Practitioner (CP) certification as approved by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. 

Participant Information

Training groups include students and professionals with various educational and professional backgrounds ranging from beginner to advanced skill levels. Some advanced participants may be seeking certification while intermediate or beginner participants may seek training for professional development or skill building purposes. The course provides content and training hours required for board certification in psychodrama. Board Certified Practitioner’s (CP) and CP eligible candidates must be masters level licensed mental health professionals. Therefore, the material presented in this course builds upon techniques, knowledge and skills learned in introductory collegiate level courses. Participants at the beginning skill level will minimally have completed some collegiate level course work and demonstrate an interest and aptitude for pursuing an advanced level mental health degree (ex. Social Work, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Pastoral Counseling, Expressive Arts Therapies, Art Therapy, Dance/ Movement Therapy, Drama Therapy, or Music Therapy). This psychodrama training uses an adult learning model, so education and learning flows from all available resources, allowing advanced and intermediate (i.e. current masters level students or recent graduates) skill level participants the benefit of furthering their clinical acumen via the questions and enthusiasm of beginning level participants. 

Psychodrama interventions are creative, engaging, and interactive for group and individual treatment. Learn techniques that are safe, supportive, and effective. Gain a knowledge base to facilitate meaningful and effective sessions with clients. This on-going training provides a uniquely supportive professional refuge as well as a rich educational experience. 

Earn up to 99 CE/hours of training!*

Tuition & Payment


$1440 if paid in full at time of registration (save $180).

$180 if paid monthly (9 payments for a total of $1620) 

FREE pre-registration consultation. 

You are welcome to schedule a FREE 30 minute consultation session to learn more about Weekly Psychodrama Training before you register. If you have any questions about what you will learn, how training can benefit your work or study, please feel free to schedule a time to talk.

Contact Scottie at 732-221-7306 or LScottUrmeyLCSW@comcast.net.

This course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the philosophy, theory and methodology of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy for beginner, intermediate and advanced level participants.  Participants will be introduced to the principles and practices of psychodrama & group psychotherapy including, the history and development of group psychotherapy, the origins of psychodrama as the original expressive art therapy, theoretical and philosophical underpinnings, and clinical interventions for a variety of clinical settings. The majority of class time will be devoted to experiential learning and skills building exercises and much like a college course will regularly incorporate lectures, discussion of readings, and interactive demonstrations. The on-going format allows each week’s class to build upon the knowledge and skills of the classes proceeding. 

 Participants will be able to:

1.Verbalize an understanding of basic psychodramatic theory (i.e. sociometry, role, creativity & spontaneity theory).

2.Discuss aspects of psychodrama philosophy 

3.Demonstrate an understanding of warm-up, action, and sharing.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of doubling, mirroring and role reversal techniques.

5. Explain and implement a social atom exercise.

6. Utilize action techniques for assessment, intervention, and evaluation purposes.

7. Discuss how psychodrama and sociodrama can be integrated with other related fields and modalities.

8. Discuss and demonstrate directing skills

9. Verbalize an understanding of various psychodrama terms including surplus reality, tele, sociometry, auxiliary, etc.

10. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues in the application and practice of psychodrama.

11. Recognize and address cultural influences within the group psychotherapy process.

12. Demonstrate the ability to process a psychodramatic session.

13. Discuss existing ethical codes of psychotherapy (NASW, ACA, AAMFT, etc.) in relation to psychodrama (APA).

14. Verbalize an understanding of ethical standards and considerations of psychodrama practice along the training continuum including required levels of education, training, supervision and competencies.

15. Discuss psychodrama philosophy related to issues of social justice and human rights.

16. Identify interventions for working in community settings with marginalized populations.

17. Demonstrate the ability to address issues of culture, race, socioeconomic, gender and religious differences as part of the group psychotherapy process.


AccommodationsWe hope to create a safe, supportive, and positive learning environment. Training groups include students and professionals with education and expertise from various fields. Some participants may be seeking certification while others seek training for professional development or advanced skills. Psychodrama training uses an adult learning model, intended to be less hierarchical, so education and learning flows from all available resources. Since participants may have different needs and goals at different times in their training please update us whenever possible about how to best accommodate and nurture your educational experience. To inquire into accomodations for special needs or disability please contact Scottie Urmey, 732-221-7306, LScottUrmeyLCSW@comcast.net

GrievancesIf anyone is left unsatisfied with the program or instruction, they may contact Scottie Urmey, LScottUrmeyLCSW@comcast.net

Refunds: Full refunds are given for cancellations made two weeks before the start of this training. Cancellations made with less than 2 weeks notice will be refunded minus $50 cancellation fee. Refund requests should be submitted in writing and directed to Scottie Urmey, LScottUrmeyLCSW@comcast.netNo refunds are offered for cancellations after training has started. Training sessions that are missed within the month are not pro-rated or refunded.

This on-going weekly training requires a commitment to attend the full experience. Our open enrollment period allows new trainees to join or determine continuation until the second month of this training course. Open enrollment is only offered to new trainees, who have not had prior experience with psychodrama training or with Psychodrama New Jersey, LLC.