• February 1, 2014
  • IMAGINE! Center for Creativity and Healing
    1924 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA
Add to Calendar 02/01/2014 02/01/2014 America/Los_Angeles Metaphor and Symbols: The World of Sandtray and Expressive Arts Two-day workshop and training with EXA faculty members Jo Sopko and Sylvia Israel. IMAGINE! Center for Creativity and Healing
1924 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA
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Two-day workshop and training with EXA Faculty, Jo Sopko and Sylvia Israel

Through the use of Sandtray and the Expressive Arts, we will give form to images that live in our unconscious, and in our daily waking life. We will also explore the inner knowing and wisdom that lives inside each of us. Our work will begin with the sandtray and expand to include an inter-modal approach (writing, art, drama/psychodrama and movement), expressing what we discover through the power of the arts.

Participants: This workshop/training is designed for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, creative arts therapists, pastoral counselors, coaches, and students in the human services field who work with individuals, couples, children and families. It is also appropriate for anyone who has an interest in the arts and their use in personal growth.

February 1-2, 2014
(Saturday 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM; Sunday 9 AM - 1 PM)

Registration: Gabriel Rabu
gajokos@yahoo.com (415) 308-5657
11 CEUs for MFT, LCSW (BBS 947). Hours may be applied towards NADT & psychodrama certification. $15
(Workshop fee is fully refundable until 2 weeks prior to workshop; 50% refund after; no refund on day of workshop)

Sylvia Israel, MFT ( MFC 31245), is a nationally Certified Psychodrama Trainer (TEP), Registered Drama Therapist/Trainer (RDT/BCT) and Founder/Director of IMAGINE! Center for Creativity & Healing and Founder/Past-director of Bay Area Playback Theater. She is on the faculty of the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), has presented at Spirit Rock Meditation Center (with Jo Sopko) and at national conferences of various expressive art therapies. Sylvia is a Fellow of the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP). Sylvia trained in sandtray with Gisele De Dominico, PhD. She maintains a private practice in Marin and San Francisco .

Jo Sopko, MFT (MFC 38054), a Registered Drama Therapist, has used Sandtray for over 15 years both clinically and in education. She is Trauma Specialist at Homeward Bound of Marin where she specializes in working with homeless children and families. She is on the faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), teaching clinical supervision for both the Expressive Arts Therapy and Integrative Counseling programs. Jo also directs Self-Revelatory student thesis performances in the Drama Therapy program at CIIS. She has presented at Spirit Rock Meditation Center (with Sylvia Israel) and at various national conferences of Expressive Arts and Drama Therapy. She uses mindfulness practice and meditation in her work, and is dedicated to the use of art as a powerful tool toward healing. She has a private practice in Marin and San Francisco .

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