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CE Workshop: Empowering Resilience in Seniors through Fostering Creativity and Connection
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When: Friday, May 31, 2019
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Linda Richmond, PhD
Contact: Hannah Steinberg, Marketing Specialist and Administrator

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Workshop Title: Empowering Resilience in Seniors through Fostering Creativity and Connection


Workshop Description: 

Seniors experience multiple losses as they age that affect mental and physical well-being and challenge resiliency. Depression and social isolation are two factors that put seniors at risk for health problems while connection with others and meaningful activities that foster a positive self-concept are protective factors shown to mitigate these effects. In this workshop, we will explore how expressive therapies, such as action methods from psychodrama, sociometry, and sociodrama, can be used to empower seniors’ resiliency and improve well-being by enhancing personal and social capabilities. And, because these interventions are fun, they can easily be integrated into various community settings.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to describe how expressive therapies such as psychodrama foster creativity and connection and  their role in empowering resilience.
  2. Participants will be able to demonstrate two action methods from psychodrama and sociometry.

  3. Participants will be able to apply these methods to a problem they may encounter in a senior group.


      CE Hours: 3 


      Level: Intermediate


      About the Presenter:

       Dr. Linda Richmond is a licensed psychologist and certified psychodramatist. She has directed studies examining the interface of social context and psychiatric and physical illness in promoting treatment programs. She is the director of a senior improvisational theater group and facilitates action-based community support groups. 





      Registration Costs (per workshop): 

      Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before May 17, 2019 to receive this rate.)

      • $70: GPA Members
      • $105: Non-members
      • $20: *GPA Student Members

      Registration (After May 17, 2019)

      • $80: GPA Members
      • $115: Non-members
      • $30: *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 May 24, 2019. No refunds will be given after May 24, 2019.

      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.