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CE Workshop: Exploring and Enhancing a Sense of Belonging through Expressive Therapies
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 Export to Your Calendar 3/20/2020
When: Friday, March 20, 2020
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Linda L. Richmond, PhD
Contact: Hannah Steinberg, Marketing Specialist and Administrator

Online registration is available until: 3/20/2020
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Workshop Title: Exploring and Enhancing a Sense of Belonging through Expressive Therapies


Workshop Description:

The need to belong is central to all human endeavor. Research denotes a link between those who achieve belongingness and mental and physical well-being.  In this workshop, participants will explore the construct of belonging and related concepts (e.g., boundaries) through experiential action methods from psychodrama, sociometry, and sociodrama.  The goal is to better understand what it means to have a sense of belonging, why it is important, and how it can be developed for the good in ourselves and our clients. Diversity will be addressed directly as participants explore vignettes depicting how a client’s cultural background impacts sense of belonging.


Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to describe how expressive therapies can be used to assess and develop a sense of belonging. 
  2.  Participants will be able to identify three sociometric techniques for group building in treatment.
  3. Participants will practice using sociometric structures to explore and develop the concept of belonging in work relationships.
  4. Participants will experience using an expressive art therapy strategy with their clients to concretize social relationships.
  5. Participants will be able to explain two psychodramatic methods to support clients' practice of new roles in relationships that will increase their sense of belonging.
  6. Participants will be able to describe when its better to use sociodrama vs. psychodrama in their work.


      CE Hours: 6 


      Level: Intermediate


      About the Presenter:



      Dr. Linda Richmond is a licensed psychologist and certified psychodramatist.  She has worked in independent practice with individuals and groups and has directed studies that focus on the interface of social context and psychiatric and physical illness in designing and assessing treatment programs.



      Registration Costs (per workshop): 

      Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before March 6, 2020 to receive this rate.)

      • $140: GPA Members
      • $170: Non-members
      • $50: *GPA Student Members

      Registration (After March 6, 2020)

      • $150: GPA Members
      • $180: Non-members
      • $60: *GPA Student Members

      Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

      *If a GPA Student Member needs continuing education credits, he/she will need to pay the higher GPA Member fee regardless of status as a student.

      Cancellation Policy:
      All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Hannah Steinberg via email ( A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to March 6, 2020. No refunds will be given after March 6, 2020.

      The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.