THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR PSYCHODRAMA
The International Center for Psychodrama is proud to present the modular training certification program for psychodrama and group psychotherapy.
A comprehensive, experiential, practical and focused program that is designed both for those that wish to experience psychodrama for personal development, transformation and healing, and for therapists and facilitators wishing to integrate psychodrama techniques into their practice and ultimately become psychodrama facilitators.
Psychodrama and group therapy modalities, support a person's ability to develop, learn and experience, change patterns and behaviors and get to know and accept oneself from new perspectives. Working with a group invites us to enter into a powerful space that amplifies and operates in several dimensions allowing for transformation, breakthroughs and better results in a shorter time.
This program was created and directed by Shay Mashiach together with other experienced teachers who have been both practicing and teaching psychodrama for many years and are very passionate and devoted to sharing this unique healing and developmental modality.
The modular program is designed based on the two-year psychodrama therapist school in Israel, providing flexibility for international students to progress through the program by completing the modules at their own pace. Currently, the modules are offered in Koh Phangan, with plans to expand to additional locations in the future.
Each of the modules can be taken as a "stand alone intensive" or as part of the full training program.
The program is international and will be conducted in English.
Our upcoming trainings will take place on the tropical Island of Koh Phangan, Thailand, at the beautiful Holina center.
August 1st - 12th , 2023
August 20th - Sep 1st , 2023
Sep 28th - Oct 11th , 2023
Classical Psychodrama Facilitation
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WHO IS THIS FOR
Is it only for therapists or for everyone?
It's for everyone!
The program is modular and will be tailored to you, according to your goals and wishes.
Open to everyone who wishes to immerse into a deep process of self inquiry, realization and transformation!
Individuals interested in experiencing psychodrama for personal development and transformation can join each module as a stand alone immersion.
No academic / experience requirements to join the personal track.
Personal admissions Interview.
For those who want to specialize in working with groups and acquire training for a fascinating and endless profession.
For those who want to add to their basket of therapeutic tools an integrative therapeutic approach of psychodrama and group relations.
For practitioners in the treatment and training professions such as group facilitators, complementary medicine therapists, psychotherapists, clinical psychologists, social workers, graduates in psychology, social work, psychodrama and drama therapy.
For those that wish to become Psychodrama facilitators!
(** Psychodrama facilitator certification will be awarded upon successful completion of the entire program, which includes Level 1 & 2 and 200 hours of supervision. Further details are provided below.)
Admission is based on experience, education, training, relevant studies and above all the personality structure of the candidates.
*** All participants will have a personal admissions interview.
Our way of learning is mainly based on experience.
Psychodrama is based on spontaneity and creativity, so it is recommended to experience and feel the learned wisdom as much as possible.
For example - the "inner child" model.
We learn how to return to our past life images and create opportunity for healing and change through the psychodramatic tools. In this way, the students relatively quickly reach both a mental and an emotional understanding of the process, the techniques, and the way of thinking.
This experiential practice is assimilated and not forgotten.
The modular program is tailored from the Psychodrama therapist training two year program in Israel. It is made up from two levels, each level is the equivalent of a year of the program in Israel. After completion of both levels, those that want to be certified as Psychodrama therapists will have to complete an internship of supervised practical facilitation hours to be eligible for the psychodrama facilitator certification.
Level 1 :
Group facilitation utilizing psychodrama and therapeutic theater techniques.
Level 1 of the modular program consists of three modules and is equivalent to the first year of the two-year program in Israel.
All three modules must be completed to receive the Level 1 certificate.
Level 1 modules:
Group Relationship Psychodrama Therapy - "Here and Now"
One on one Psychodrama Therapy
Classical Psychodrama Facilitation
* The modules can be completed in any sequence.
* Each module is between 11-12 concentrated days of training.
* Each module incorporates within it Psychodrama Fundamentals, tailored to that specific module.
Psychodrama fundamentals include the courses:
Psychodrama foundations. Classical Psychodrama A. Therapeutic Theater A
These cover role reversal, doubling technique, fundamentals of the inner child model, and the integration of therapeutic theater in psychodrama.
For more details on whats covered in psychodrama fundamentals click here
Level 2 :
Psychodrama facilitators -
Group psychotherapy specializing in psychodrama and group relations.
Those that will proceed to complete Level 2 and the supervised practical facilitation internship hours will receive a certification as Psychodrama facilitators.
*** The whole program is conducted in English
Founder & Program Director
Shay is a certified psychodrama therapist for groups and individuals and has been training therapists in psychodrama for the past two decades.
Shay has a master's degree in applied educational psychology from NEU University in the US, graduated from the two-year sexual therapy (sexology) program at Haifa University.
A graduate of shamanism studies, medical circles and the co-creator of the psychodrama and shamanism unique training course - School of Magic.
"Recognizing the need of group facilitators and therapists looking for new technics to improve their working skills with groups and to widen there scope of practice, I decided to develop this special, modular international training, so they can incorporate the powerful psychodrama tools into their clinics and group"
Each participants receives personal attention and professional guidance each step of the way.
We are delighted to announce that the upcoming 2023 trainings will be held at the exquisite Holina Holistic Center in Koh Phangan.
Holina Holistic Center is a renowned rehab and wellness resort that specializes in detox programs, both medical and non-medical, as well as therapy, yoga, retreats, and trainings. Their holistic programs cater to the well-being of the mind, body, and spirit.
Situated amidst stunning white beaches, Holina offers multiple swimming pools, fabulous dining options, and some of the most breathtaking sunsets you will ever witness. With its turquoise sea and swaying coconut palm trees, this tropical paradise on the vibrant island of Koh Phangan provides the perfect setting for our training.
The training modules will take place in a beautiful and spacious air-conditioned hall, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peninsula. During the training, we will enjoy delicious lunches together at Holina's daily buffet, with a continuous supply of refreshing beverages. Additionally, participants will have access to the private beach and invigorating pools located on the premises.
Prepare to be immersed in a truly enriching and rejuvenating experience as we gather at Holina Holistic Center, where serenity and natural beauty harmoniously blend to create an ideal environment for us.
Rates & Accommodation
Modules - August 2023
The price for each module includes:
11-12 full days (9:30 - 18:00) of professional training, all daily sessions & study materials.
A delightful daily lunch buffet at Holina, a continuous supply of refreshing beverages.
Access to the beach and pools.
Full support from our team before, during, and after the training.
Standard Registration: 1,700 euros . Early Bird Registration: 1,400 euros
*** Sign up for both modules in advance:
Standard Registration: 2,600 euros . Early Bird Registration: 2,300 euros
*** Special rate for KP residents (i.e., those with a work permit or non-B visa). Please contact us during the early bird registration period for this exclusive offer.
*** For all discounted early registration offers, payment must be made in full by June 30th.
The price does not include transportation, insurance, accommodation, or anything not mentioned above.
Registration is subject to availability on the day of enrollment and requires a personal admission interview.
No refund will be provided for cancellations made within 30 days before the training.
Cancellations made between 30 and 45 days from the training date will be eligible for an 80% refund.
Cancellations made more than 45 days from the training date will receive a full 100% refund.
We will make an effort to consider and offer credit for another course.
Please note that all cancellation requests must be made in writing via email or through our official registration platform.
We value your understanding and cooperation
Holina presents a range of exquisite room choices with exclusive rates for our participants:
Private Room with a double bed: 2,500 THB per night
Shared Room with two twin beds: 3,500 THB per night (*1,750 THB per person, subject to availability for sharing with another participant. Limited to 4 people per module)
Private Suites with pool views and close proximity to the beach (not beachfront): 4,500 THB per night
*** Special Offer: Participants who enroll for both modules and opt to stay at Holina throughout the entire month of August will enjoy a 15% discount on their preferred room selection.
*** Participants residing at Holina will receive the following complimentary amenities:
A delightful and plentiful breakfast buffet.
Convenient pick-up and drop-off service at Thong Sala Pier.
Weekly laundry service.
Access to Yoga/Meditation groups once per day (4 times a week), based on the training schedule.
Alternatively, you are welcome to explore independent accommodation options on the island.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need further assistance.
We are excited to welcome you!
"During the psychodrama facilitator training in Thailand, I peeled back many layers. I saw in front of my eyes all my patterns arranged in the form of actors who played the characters in my life and my inner voices. It was groundbreaking! Quite a few buildings fell and broke and I remained exposed, vulnerable, authentic. Wow, what a journey.. how many amazing tools I acquired as a facilitator. Nili Lahav, Shai Mashiach thank you thank you!!!! I love you very much and appreciate the gifts you have brought into my life."
"Every day from 09:00 in the morning until 17:30 I learned to learn to know myself, the old and new patterns in me, the consequences I put on others in my group (society), the reflections and mirrors that came into my life and the choice to choose from a more natural and present place . I cried, laughed, got upset, got angry, ran, got excited, activated and triggered every day. I got to know my totem animal - the tiger and together we chose to bring peace and compassion to every part of my body and soul. I learned to love and feel without being afraid to talk about topics related to sexuality, attraction and intimacy, and I learned to be confident from a place of presence and internal connection to my emotion. In conclusion, I want to say a huge thank you to all the facilitators and people who took part in this amazing journey, love ❤"
"I participated in a social laboratory of development and breaking patterns. A quantum leap into the unknown through psychotherapeutic work with the inner child, traumas and group dynamics as a microcosm. I put full trust in strangers to touch me in the most sensitive and exposed place... my heart. I am extremely grateful that I did it because this helped me to trust. To prove that even when I'm in my most vulnerable place, people can be of help, love and nurture me, and I don't need to be afraid. The group and the facilitators helped me get my master's in the art of the water - emotions. To go from a state of complete peace and serenity to total crying and pain, and then back to laughter and gratitude. Just like the old days when we were spontaneous children who reacted to what was happening in this very moment. The beloved instructors Shay and Nili taught us to treat the unknown out of modesty and trust. Through the realms of mystery and with the help of magical tools of the endless world of psychodrama and playback theater, led by the talented Adi Terem, we experienced an emotional release that I didn't know existed...I am extremely grateful for the privilege of being a part of this crazy thing, which only a bunch of truly total people could survive... in gratitude that now I walk the planet with much more freedom, authenticity, love, acceptance, compassion, connection, spontaneity... Thank you 🙏🏻💞🙏🏻"