Adopted people often have complex feelings, identities and family relationships that are difficult to navigate. Grief, gratitude, anger, abandonment, forgiveness, confusion, acceptance--------there are few places where the diversity of adoption experiences can be witnessed and held.
Join us for 12 weeks of exploration and healing with prominent drama therapy and expressive arts facilitators. We will uncover and transform our personal stories into life affirming narratives through drama therapy, voice work, Playback Theatre, and performance.
A 12-week journey of self-discovery with a culminating performance at
Stage Werx in San Francisco for an invited audience of your choosing,
Sunday, April 9, 2017
No previous theatre experience necessary. Shy people are welcome!Find out more »
For Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Interns, Trainees, Coaches, Peacebuilders, Social Entrepreneurs and Activists.
13 Tuesdays + One-Day Saturday Intensive + Online Learning Environment
From Feb. 7, 2017 to May 2 & Sat., April 29, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Core Program: Tuesdays, 6:30 pm to 9:30pm: interactive and experiential learning.
One-Day Saturday Intensive: One-Day Workshop Collaborating as a Team in a Conflict Transformation Process with a group or groups in conflict
Online Learning Platform: Relevant reading and video materials will be shared with the training participants in an online platform. We will review materials and hold weekly online discussions to enhance our learning.Find out more »
Healing Trauma from the Collective to the Individual A Three-Day Training and Personal Growth Intensive A Collaboration with Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT and Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., TEP When: Friday-Sunday March 3,4 & 5 2017 9.30 AM-5.30 PM Where: The Living Arts Counseling Center 1265 65th Street Emeryville, California Cost: $600 CEUs are available for Psychologists, Marriage, Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors and Registered Drama Therapists for an additional fee. Please join us for an exciting opportunity to both learn and…Find out more »
Armand Volkas is co-facilitating a workshop with Jennifer Stuckert Knapp at the Expressive Therapies Summit in Los Angeles on Friday, March 31st, 10 am to 5:15 pm Performance as a Therapeutic Act: Transforming Self-Defeating Life Scripts through Drama Therapy Jennifer Stuckert-Knapp, RDT, LMFT Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT Autobiographical therapeutic performance is an innovative and vibrant short-term therapy approach that supports participants in identifying and transforming dysfunctional “life scripts” through drama therapy processes. Life scripts are unconscious life plans that organize…Find out more »
presents Kurds & Turks of Turkey in Dialogue A Free One-Day Workshop Turks and Kurds are Invited to Participate in a FREE One-Day Experiential Workshop Exploring their Historical Legacies from Anatolia, Turkey Facilitated by Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT In collaboration with Nermin Soyalp, MAOP, PhDc Assisted by students from The Healing the Wounds of History Training Program Cost: FREE Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017 Time: 10am to 5:00pm Place: San Francisco, CA (We will call you and give you the exact location…Find out more »