Prof. Susana Pendzik

Prof. Susana Pendzik
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Accordion Title Biographical Info

Biographical Info

Susana Pendzik (MA, Ph.D., RDT) Associate Professor, Former Head of the Drama Therapy Graduate Program at Tel Hai Academic College (Israel), is also a teaching associate at the Theatre Studies Department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and lectures in other institutions of higher education in the USA, Europe and Latin America. She is an academic advisor of the Swiss Dramatherapy Institute and the Postgraduate Diploma in Dramatherapy at the University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. Susana is co-founder and honorary member of the Swiss Dramatherapy Association, honoray member and senior supervisor of the Association of Creative Arts Therapies in Israel (YAHAT), and former representative of Israel at the European Federation of Dramatherapy and at the World Alliance for Dramatherapy. Published poetess, theatre director, and researcher, she conducts workshops worlwide and is the author of numerous articles in the field, a book for using Action Techniques with Abused Women (German, 1999), co-editor of Assessment in Drama Therapy (2012), main editor of The Self in Performance: Autobiographical, self-revelatory, and autoethnographic forms of therapeutic theatre (2017), co-author of Dramatherapy: A creative approach in therapeutic work (Spanish, 2018). She was recently appointed as co-editor of the Dramatherapy Journal (The Journal of the British Association of Dramatherapists).

Accordion Title Research

Research

Promoting openness and trust-building relationships between  students from the Jewish and the Arab societies in Israel during their  Graduate Dramatherapy Training at Tel Hai College

Dr. Dovrat Harel, Prof. Susana Pendzik, Dr Amani Musah, Galila Oren

­ The Dramatherapy Master's Program at Tel-Hai College enrols around 20-25 students per year, of whom approximately 10-20% belong to the Arab-Palestinian population living in Israel (including Bedouin, Christian, Druze, and Muslim). Often the learning process takes place against the background of security and political events, at the centre of which is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Although the students do not enrol in the program to deal with the conflict, the complexity of the situation challenges the learning process, and can easily lead to mutual hostility, stigmatization, and mistrust. Over the years, we have observed in the program a sort of “island of sanity” taking place – even in the darkest times, such as the recent political developments. This research holds the hypothesis that this remarkable occurrence could be partly influenced by dramatherapy-based pedagogy, which encourages intercultural understanding and trust-building relationships between the parties. Strongly based on experiential learning, dramatherapy pedagogical methods combine a sensitive application of verbal and non-verbal means, body-work, voice, movement, and improvisation, coupled with active listening and empathy generating tools. 

This qualitative and arts-based research research will interview sutdents and former students of the program from both groups.  

De/constructing the past, constructing future: A Theatre-Based and Trauma-Sensitive Research Project on the Perception of the Holocaust by German Youngsters in Berlin

Susana Pendzik, Ingrid Lutz, and Jutta Heppekausen

The trauma of the Holocaust has left indelible sequels in the collective memory of Germans of all origins, shaping their sense of identity and their attitudes towards “self” and “other.” Although many resources have been devoted to process the Holocaust, the transmission of its legacy to the next generations has not always been done constructively. As Germany struggles with the pandemic, migration challenges, fundamentalism, political and economic uncertainty, racism, juvenile violence, etc., some of the issues embedded in this legacy are clearly resurfacing.

This pilot used drama therapy methods in order to gather images and narratives held by 9th graders concerning the Holocaust in different schools in Berlin. The youngsters were considered the ‘source.’ Drama therapy sessionswere held,  aimed at evoking the topic, without imposing a particular outlook. The material collected from all the schools, was articulated by the team as a filmed theatrical piece and performed it to the youngsters, as a resonance of their input. Both performance and process constitute a platform for further dialogue and intervention. The findings will appear in chapter of the forthcoming book: Sajnani, N. and Johnson, D.R. (Eds.). (2024) Trauma-informed drama therapy (2nd edition). Springfiled, Il:  Charles C. Thomas.

Accordion Title Teaching

Teaching

Autobiographical Therapeutic Performance (ATP) 

The translation of personal experiences into dramatic and theatrical languages is a powerful therapeutic tool. Provided that this intervention is done with a therapeutic purpose, the experience of performing autobiographical material can bring about a sense of empowerment, commitment, authorship, belonging, and support. This course explores particular aspects involved in therapeutic performance while creating an autobiographical piece. In addition, participants will hold each other’s processes, learning about managing process and product, making aesthetic decisions on personal material, and facilitating other peoples’ processes without “directing” their pieces. The course reflects on the therapeutic power of the stage, and the role of the audience in performance-based drama therapy.  

This course has been taught in many places, in 2022-2023: The Swiss Dramatherapy Institute, the Drama Therapy Program at NYU, and the Dramatherapy Argentinian Association (DAr). A film featuring the main contents of the couse are available through the film produced by NYU.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOH6mRbl66k

The Six-Key Model

The Six-Key Model is an integrative method of assessment and intervention that can be used to diagnose, assess, and evaluate drama therapy and creative arts therapy work with individuals and groups. The model further provides the therapist with a systematic means for mapping the therapeutic process in order to make effective interventions.

The SIx-Key Model is anchored in the notion of dramatic or creative reality –a paramount therapeutic force in the creative arts therapies. It is a qualitative method, based on the subjective observation by the therapist that helps to navigate complex therapeutic processes by signaling at specific keys where therapeutic interventions would be most efficient.

This course familiarizes participants with the Six-Key Model. It provides professionals in clinical practice as well as students in the fields of drama therapy and creative arts therapies with a basic grasp of the model and a concrete instrument. The course offers a comprehensive introduction to the Six-Key Model, and presents a 3-session case study, illustrating how the Model informs the work of a drama therapist in individual work.http://dramatherapie-academy.thinkific.com/courses/six-key-model

http://dramatherapie-academy.thinkific.com/courses/six-key-model

Accordion Title Awards

Awards

1994 – Encouragement Scholarship Prize for PhD students, Bar-Ilan University

1995 – Encouragement Scholarship Prize for PhD students, Bar-Ilan University

1995 – The Rector’s Prize for Academic Excellence, Bar-Ilan University

2009 – The Body of Acknowledgement Certificate, for a significant contribution in the National Association for Drama Therapy’s Body of Knowledge.

2014 –Teaching Excellence Award. Tel Hai Academic College, MA Program in Arts Therapies – Drama Therapy.

2017 – Professional Contribution Appraisal Certificate. YAHAT (The Association of Creative and Expressive Therapies of Israel).

2019 – Recipient of the Honorary Membership and Recognition Award. YAHAT (The Association of Creative Arts Therapies of Israel).

Accordion Title Publications

Publications

Books as author:
  1. Pendzik, S. (1992). Handbook of action techniques for working with battered women [Spanish]. Xalapa, Mexico: Colectivo Feminista de Xalapa in cooperation with Solidaritëtssond Der Grüner (reprinted 1995).
  2. Pendzik, S. (1996). Group work with abused women. [German]. Munich: AG-SPAK-Bücher in cooperation with the German Paulo Freire Association (reprinted 1999).
  3. Pendzik, S. and Levy, L. (2018). Dramatherapy: A creative approach for therapeutic work [Spanish]. Madrid: Editorial Síntesis.

Edited Books
  1. Johnson, D., Pendzik, , & Snow, S. (Eds.). (2012). Assessment in drama therapy. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas Publisher.
  2. Pendzik, S., Emunah, R, and Johnson, D. (Eds.) (2017). The self in performance: Autobiographical, self-revelatory, and auto-ethnographic forms of therapeutic theatre. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Articles in Refereed Journals

1.      Pendzik, S. (1988). Drama therapy as a form of modern shamanism. The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 20(1), 81-92. 

2. Pendzik, S. (1988). Dramatheapy on abuse: A descent to the underworld. Dramatherapy, 11(2), 21-28. Pendzik, S. (1988). https://doi.org/10.1080/02630672.1988.9689329

3.      Pendzik, S., & Sotomayor, L. (1991). Training battered women’s counsellors: A dramatherapy lab. Dramatherapy, 13(2), 15-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/02630672.1991.9689797

4.      Pendzik, S. (1993). Considerations on shamanism, drama, and therapy practices: The case of Doña Joaquina, Terapia VeOmanuiot, (Journal of the Israeli Association of Creative and Expressive Therapies) [Hebrew] 1(2), 7-23.

5.      Pendzik, S. (1994). The theatre stage and the sacred space: A comparison. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 21(1), 23-35. https://doi.org/10.1016/0197-4556(94)90034-5

6.      Pendzik, S. (1995). Female presence in Tirso”s El burlador de Sevilla. Bulletin of the Comediantes, 47(2), 165-181.  https://doi.org/10.1353/boc.1995.0000

7.      Pendzik, S. (1998). Dramatherapy: Towards the 21st century. Terapia VeOmanuiot [Hebrew], 2(3), 24-25.

8.      Pendzik, S. (2003). Six keys for assessment in dramatherapy. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 30, 91-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0197-4556(03)00024-8

9.      Pendzik, S. (2005). The games of Fernando. El Extramundi y Los Papeles de Iria Flavia, (special issue on Fernando Arrabal) [Spanish] 11(41), 93-107.

10.   Pendzik, S. (2005). An integrative model of assessment in drama therapy, Terapia Beemtzaut Omanuiot [Hebrew] 3(3), 28-40.

11.   Pendzik, S. (2006). On dramatic reality and its therapeutic function in drama therapy. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 33, 271-280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aip.2006.03.001

12.   Pendzik, S. (2008). Dramatic Resonances: A technique of intervention in drama therapy, supervision, and training. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 35, 217-223. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aip.2008.02.004

13.   Pendzik, S. (2008). Using the 6-Key Model as an intervention tool in drama therapy. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 35, 349-354. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aip.2008.09.001

14.   Pendzik, S. (2010). The 6-key model as an instrument of intervention in drama therapy. Ar-té – Quaderni Italiani delle artiterapie. [Italian] (Translation of 2008) 5(8), 4-16.

15.   Pendzik, S., & Raviv, A. (2011). Therapeutic clowning and drama therapy: A family resemblance. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 38, 267-275.   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aip.2011.08.005

17.   Grinberg, Z., Pendzik, S., Kowalsky, R., & Goshen, Y. (2012). Drama therapy role theory as a context for understanding medical clowning. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 39(1), 42-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aip.2011.11.006

18.   Pendzik, S. (2013). The 6-key model and the assessment of the aesthetic dimension in dramatherapy. Dramatherapy, 35(2), 90-98. https://doi.org/10.1080/02630672.2013.822524

19.   Pendzik, S. (2015). Dramatic reality: Definition and therapeutic value. Academic Journal of Creative Arts Therapies, [Hebrew], 5(1), 520-532.

20.   Pendzik, S. (2015). On dramatic reality and its therapeutic implications. Investigación teatral: Revista de Artes Escénicas y Performatividad [Spanish] 4-5(7-8), 97-119. https://investigacionteatral.uv.mx/index.php/investigacionteatral/article/view/1784

21.   Pendzik, S. (2018). The creative explosion of experimental theatre: The Latin American perspective. Drama Therapy Review, 3(2), 313-320. https://doi.org/10.1386/dtr.3.2.313_7

22.   Gordon. J., Shenar, Y. and Pendzik, S. (2018). Clown therapy: A drama therapy approach to addiction and beyond. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 57, 88-94. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aip.2017.12.001

23. Pendzik, S. (2018). Drama therapy and the invisible realm. The Drama Therapy Review, 4(2), 182-197. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/dtr.4.2.183_1

24.   Schwartz, R. & Pendzik, S. (2019). From the world of education to the world of drama therapy: Keys to a popular career journey” [Hebrew]. Ben Hamilim, 16, 67-87.

25.   Atsmon, A. and Pendzik, S. (2020). The clinical use of digital resources in drama therapy: An explorative study of well-established practitioners. The Drama Therapy Review, 6(1), 7-26. https://doi.org/10.1386/dtr_00013_1  

26.   Pendzik, S, (2020). The dialectics of technology in drama therapy/ Drama Therapy Review, 6(2) Supplement, 69-73.  https://doi.org/10.1386/dtr_00046_1  

27.   Ray, P. and Pendzik, S. (2021). Autobiographical therapeutic performance as a means of improving executive functioning in traumatized adults. Frontiers in PsychologyHealth Psychology. Research Topic Title: The Psychological and Physiological Benefits of the Arts, 12, 599914. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.599914/full

28.   Pendzik, S. (2021). Performance-based drama therapy: Autobiographical performance as a therapeutic intervention. PÓS: Journal of the Arts: Postgraduation Program at EBA/UFM, 11(23), 245–262 [Portuguese, English, Spanish]. https://periodicos.ufmg.br/index.php/revistapos/article/view/36301

29.   Mashiach, H. and Pendzik, S. (2021). Framing a period: Switching to online dramatherapy and art therapy in elementary schools due to the Coronavirus pandemic during the first lockdown [Hebrew]. Academic Journal of Creative Arts Therapies (AJCAT), 11(2), 1209-1221. https://en.calameo.com/read/0052011308c7efe0a3322

30.   Atsmon, A., Katz, T., and Pendzik, S. (2022). "Migrated onto the screen:" The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the clinical practice of drama therapy. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 79, 101913. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aip.2022.101913

31.   Haba-Ashkenazi, H.; Dahan, A.; Pendzik, S. (2023). The use of the BASIC Ph Model as an additional listening tool for Playback Theater performers and conductors: An exploratory study. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 83, 102019.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aip.2023.102019

32.   Medina, M. and Pendzik, S. (2023). Therapeutic aspects in the autobiographical / autoethnographic performance of three women addressing their experience of communal sleeping as children in the Kibbutz. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance. https://doi.org/10.1080/13569783.2023.2220652

33.   Mashiah, H. and Pendzik, S. (2023). Revisiting the experience of art therapists and drama therapists working in schools two years after the first lockdown: A qualitative pilot. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine, Special issue: Expressive Arts Therapies during and in the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic 8(3) 027 https://www.lidsen.com/journals/icm/icm-08-03-027

34.   Pendzik, S., Guerrero, S.; Alvarez, R.; Garcia, I.; Jorzyk, E.; Méndez, K.; Contreras, P.; Ortiz, P.; Sánchez Astrada, F.; Scheibler, E; Toci, M. (2023). The first international drama therapy practicum intensive in Mendoza, Argentina. The Drama Therapy Review, 9(2), 345–53, https://doi.org/10.1386/dtr_00138_7

Articles or chapters in refereed books

1.      Pendzik, S. (1997). Dramatherapy and violence against women. In S. Jennings (Ed.), Dramatherapy: Theory and practice, Vol. 3. (pp. 221-233). London: Routledge.

2.      Pendzik S. (2004). Reflections on shamanism and dramatherapy practices. In R. Krey and V. Merz (Eds.), Feministic reflections. (pp. 142-161) [German] St Gallen, Switzerland: BoD, Nordersted & Iff-Forum.

3.      Pendzik, S. (2012). The 6-key model: An integrative assessment approach. In D. Johnson, S. Pendzik, S. Snow (Eds.), Assessment in drama therapy (pp. 197-222). Springfield, Il: Charles C. Thomas.

4.      Pendzik, S., Snow, S., Johnson, D. (2012). State of the art in drama therapy assessment. In D. Johnson, S. Pendzik, S. Snow (Eds.), Assessment in drama therapy (pp. 46-57). Springfield, Il: Charles C. Thomas.

5.      Snow, S., Johnson, D., Pendzik, S. (2012). History of assessment in the field of drama therapy. In D. Johnson, S. Pendzik, S. Snow, (Eds.), Assessment in drama therapy (pp. 5-30). Springfield, Il: Charles C. Thomas.

6.      Johnson, D., Pendzik, S., Snow, S. (2012). Concepts and principles of assessment in drama therapy.  In D. Johnson, S. Pendzik, S. Snow, (eds.), Assessment in drama therapy (pp. 31-45). Springfield, Il: Charles C. Thomas.

7.      Pendzik, S. et al. (2014). Dramatherapy exercices. In D. Mueller-Weith, N. Dudek, & K. Wuhrl-Struller (Eds.), Dramatherapeutic practice: A collection of exercises [German] Berlin, Germany: Schibri Verlag.

8.      Pendzik, S. and Poupko, G. (2014). Making sense of the acts. In: R. Ranasinha (Ed.), How schools abuse and fail children: Dramatherapy to heal emotionally traumatized school children in Sri-Lanka (pp.119-136). Sri Lanka: Hare Printers & Deepa Centre for Community Development and Peace Building.

9.      Pendzik, S. and Oren, G. (2015). Opening doors: The 6-key model and attachment skills. In R. Berger (Ed.), Observing the art, seeing the soul: New methods and approaches in arts-based assessment and supervision. [Hebrew], (73-98). Kiryat Bialik: Ach Publishers.

10.   Pendzik, S. (2016). Dramatherapy and the feminist tradition. In S. Jennings and C. Holmwood, (Eds.), The international handbook of dramatherapy (pp.306-316). London: Routledge.

11.   Pendzik, S., Emunah, R, and Johnson, D. (2017). The self in performance: context, definitions, directions. In: The self in performance: Autobiographical, self-revelatory, and auto-ethnographic forms of therapeutic theatre (pp.1-18). New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.

12.   Pendzik, S. (2017). The dramaturgy of autobiographical therapeutic performance. In: S. Pendzik, R. Emunah, & D. Johnson, The self in performance: Autobiographical, self-revelatory, and auto-ethnographic forms of therapeutic theatre (pp.55-69). New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.

13.   Pendzik, S. (2017). The Six Keys: An integrative and qualitative model of assessment, evaluation, and intervention in drama therapy. In G. Schuchner and D. Ferrandis (Eds.), Dramatherapy: Theory and practice – Resources and techniques to treat the challenges of life.  [Spanish] (pp.147-157). Buenos Aires: Letra Viva.

14.   Pendzik, S. (2019). Dramatic resonances as a therapeutic intervention based on playback theatre. In R. Kowalsky, N. Raz. & Sh. Keisari (Eds.) (2019). The hall of mirrors on stage: Psychotherapy in playback theatre [Hebrew] (pp.168-187). Haifa: The E. Sagol Creative Arts Therapy Research Centre, Haifa University.

15.   Maimoni, T., Pendzik, S., Bachach, B., (2019). Dialogue between languages: Video and drama therapy. In A. Orr, S. Goffer, O. Glass, and A. Sabag (eds.), Depth of the field: Emotional, therapeutic and social aspects of photography (pp. 184-199) [Hebrew]. Jerusalem: Musrara, The Naggar School of Art and Society.

16.   Pendzik, S. (2019). On princesses and dragons: Women and anger. In M. Doron Harari (Ed.), Why making a drama out everything? [Hebrew] (pp. 111-127). Even Yehuda: Hamatzia.

17. Oren, G. and Pendzik, S. (2020). The 'terror of the school' learns to play. In S. Jennings and C. Holmwood (eds.), The Routledge international handbook of play, therapeutic play and play therapy (pp. 237-247). London & New York: Routledge.

18.   Pendzik, S. (2021). Autobiographical therapeutic performance in drama therapy. In D. R. Johnson and R. Emunah (eds.), Current approaches in drama therapy, 3rd edition (pp.338-362). Springfield, Il: Charles C. Thomas. http://www.mys1cloud.com/cct/ebooks/9780398093440.pdf

19.   Pendzik, S. (2022). Approaching personal stories through dramatic resonances in group work. In R. Kowalsky, N. Raz, and S. Keisari. Psychotherapeutic playback theatre (pp.152-165). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003167822

20.  Maimoni, T., Pendzik, S., and Bachrach, B. (2023) A dialogue between languages: The video camera and drama therapy – a case study of youth with language and communication difficulties. In A. Sabag, A. Or, S. Goffer, and O. Glass (Eds.) Depth of field: Photography, therapy, and phototherapy (pp. 172-192). Musrara Publishers.

21. Pendzik, S., Lutz, I., and Heppekausen, J. (estimated 2023). De/constructing the past, constructing the future: A theatre-based project on the perception of the holocaust by German youngsters. In N. Sajnani and D. Johnson (eds.), Trauma-informed drama therapy. 2nd edition, Springfield, Il:  Charles. C. Thomas. In press.

 

Refereed conference proceedings

1.      Spörri-Weilbach, B., & Pendzik, S. (2012). Island of imagination: The six-key model. In Forum fur Kunstherapie: Proceedings from the KSKV/CASAT (Swiss Association of Arts Therapies) Symposium on Assessment criteria in the arts therapies, Bern, Switzerland, 11-12.11, 2011 [German] 26:1, 5.

2.      Pendzik, S. (2014). The poiesis and praxis of autobiographic therapeutic theatre. Keynote speech pronounced at the 2013 Summer Academy Conference of the DGFT (German Association of Theatertherapy). Proceedings [German], 112-132.

3.      Pendzik, S. The refugee as an archetype in universal myth and literature: A dialogue between text and reality. Keynote speech pronounced at the 2017 Summer Academy Conference of the DGFT (German Association of Theatertherapy). Proceedings [German].

Non-academic publications:

Poetry

Mucho que callar. (Poems in Spanish and English) Xalapa, Mexico: Durandarte Editores, 2005

“Poemas a Ruth/ Poèmes a Ruth”. In, I. Adda, E. Mann; A. Reichelberg (Eds.), Ruth femme d”Israël – hommage a Ruth Reichelberg. (Spanish; French, translation E. Berrebi). Jerusalem: Elkana Editions, pp.103-116, 2007.

Pocas palabras/Meat Milim (Bilingual, Spanish/Hebrew and some poems in English). Jerusalem: Carmel Publishing House, 2007.

Academic articles in preparation

Pendzik, S. The refugee as an archetype in Aeschylus’ The Suppliants: A dialogue between text and reality. 

Accordion Title Prof. Susana Pendzik CV

Prof. Susana Pendzik CV

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Accordion Title Presentations

Presentations

A.   Presentations and Active Participation in Conferences (selection from 2003)

1.      31/7/2003 – NADT (National Association of Drama Therapy): 24th NADT conference: Peace work: Integrating, mediating, creating through drama therapy, “Making peace with the enemy: Romeo and Juliet as a metaphor for reconciliation” (with A. Volkas). San Francisco, CA.

2.      July 2004 – Conference organizer, scientific committee and presenter. Bar-Ilan University, Comparative Literature Department:  Resistance and panic: Fernando Arrabal international conference. Ramat-Gan, Israel.

3.      12/8/2004 – NADT, 25th Conference, “Shadow puppets: Using an ancient tool in contemporary drama therapy” (with D. Kaplan). Rhode Island, USA.

4.      17-19/4/2005 – I.C.E.T. (The Israeli Association of Creative and Expressive Therapies), Annual conference: The desert, “The desert speaks: Desert stories.” Arad, Israel.

5.      20/1/2006 – University of Haifa, Faculty of Education, Department of Continuing Education:  Ethics in the creative arts therapies, “Drama therapy and ethics.” Haifa, Israel.

6.      7/2/2006 – Conference organizer, scientific committee, and lecturer. Bar-Ilan University, Department of Comparative Literature: International Symposium: The Arts in Mental Health: Retrospective and Perspectives. Ramat-Gan, Israel.

7.      2/3/2006 – Open University, Department of Literature, Language and Arts: Annual conference of the Israeli Association for the Advancement of Theatre Research: Intercultural Transmission: Jewish/Israeli art and the world stage. “American format – Israeli content: An anthropological look at Playback Theatre in Israel.” Ra’anana, Israel.

8.      3-6/4/2006. – Lesley University: Imagine: Expression in the Service of Humanity – An International Conference, “Forming and transforming reality: Creating rituals to re-organize our inner world in conflicts situations” (with V. Lefelman). Tel Aviv, Israel.

9.      3-6/4/2006. – Lesley University: Imagine Expression in the Service of Humanity – An International Conference, “Peace-making stories: A playback theatre performance” (with the Jerusalem Playback Theatre Group). Tel Aviv, Israel.

10.   8/3/2007 – Conference organizer, scientific committee, and lecturer. Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Humanities: Megilat Ruth: A Commemoration to Prof. Ruth Reichelberg (Z’L) “From the depths of the soul: Ruth and the journey to the Interior Castle of Teresa de Avila.” Ramat-Gan, Israel.

11.   9-12/8/2007 – Concordia University: The 28th Annual NADT Conference: Coming Back to the Source: Chaos, Creativity, Transformation, “Navigating through chaos: Six Keys for Assessment in drama therapy.” Montreal, Canada.

12.   9-12/8/2007 – Concordia University: The 28th Annual NADT Conference: Coming Back to the Source: Chaos, Creativity, Transformation, “From chaos to cosmos: The use of creation myths in drama therapy” (with A. Volkas). Montreal, Canada.

13.   16-17/5/2008 – Invited lecturer. National Playback Theatre Association: The 4th Israeli Playback Theatre Conference, “Playback and shamanism.” Caesarea, Israel.

14.   6-9/11/2008 – NADT, The 29th Annual Conference: Fully [A]Live: Drama Therapy and the Present Moment, “State of the art: Status of assessment in drama therapy today (panel with Prof. S. Snow, Prof. R. Landy, Prof. D. Johnson, N. Sajnani).” San Francisco, CA.

15.   6-9/11/2008 – NADT, The29th Annual Conference: Fully [A]Live: Drama Therapy and the Present Moment, “How do you say drama therapy in Spanish?” (with Dr. A. Ramírez & Dr. C. Rodríguez Pérez). San Francisco, CA.

16.   16/1/2009 – Bar-Ilan University, Comparative Literature Department: An In-depth Look at the “Role” Prism: Using Roles for Assessment in Drama Therapy. “Summary and closure.” Conference organizer, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

17.   27/1-3-2/2009 –Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Theatre Studies Department, (celebrating 40 years to its founding): Theatre in a Multi-Cultural Society, “The Journey to Neverland: Dramatic reality and its therapeutic value.” Jerusalem.

18.   15-16/5/2009 – Invited lecturer. The National Playback Theatre Association: The 5th Israeli Playback Theatre conference: Hues in Playback Theatre, “Playback and deconstruction: Deconstructing and constructing stories through dramatic resonances.” Givat Habiba, Israel.

19.   7/6/2009 – Tel-Hai College, The Institute of Drama Therapy: All the World’s a Stage: The healing power of drama therapy – Celebrating 20 years to its founding, “Dramatic reality as a guide: The 6-key model.” Tel-Hai, Israel.

20.   6-8/11/2009 – NADT: The 30th Annual Conference: The way back home: Finding home: Pathways to belonging, “Deconstructing the Wizard of Oz through dramatic resonances.” White Plains, NY.

21.   6-8/11/2009 – NADT: The 30th Annual Conference: The way back home: Finding home: Pathways to belonging, “Ethnicity, culture, language: ¿Cuál es mi casa? Drama therapy and Spanish speaking populations” (with Dr. A. Ramirez & Dr. C. Rodriguez Perez). White Plains, NY.

22.   13/12/2009 – University of Haifa, Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Sciences, and Faculty of Education, Graduate School of Creative Arts Therapies: Brain, therapy, and creativity. “The woman’s brain – feminine aspects in connection to the right hemisphere” (with Dr. O. Waisman). Haifa, Israel.

23.   18-19/1/2010 Bar-Ilan University, Department of Comparative Literature: The Other: Contemplation, literature and theatre “Exposing the “other” through the theatre techniques of Augusto Boal” (with Dr. C. Alon). Ramat-Gan, Israel.

24.   4-5/3/2010 –YAHAT (The Association of Creative and Expressive Therapies of Israel): Jungian Winds in the Expressive Arts Therapies, “The sacred space as a reflection of the Self.” Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

25.   14-15/ 5/2010 – Invited lecturer. National Playback Theatre Association: The 6th National Playback Theatre Conference in Israel: Playback and Community, “From personal story to collective story: On the archetypal level in playback theatre.” Caesarea, Israel.

26.   3-6/6/2010 – Invited lecturer. The German Association for Theatertherapy: 10thSummer Academy International Conference: Stories and Myths, “Six keys for assessment in drama therapy, Remscheid, Germany.

27.   3-6/6/2010 – Invited lecturer. The German Association for Theatertherapy:  10thSummer Academy International Conference: Stories and Myths, “From chaos to cosmos: The use of creation myths in drama therapy, Remscheid, Germany.

28.   11-13/9/ 2010. Durham University and BADTh (The British Association of Dramatherapists): Annual conference: The Theatre of Dramatherapy, “Using the 6-Key Model for assessment and intervention in drama therapy” (with G. Oren). Durham, England.

29.   19-23/12/2010 - University of Haifa: Richard Schechner & Performance Studies: An International Conference of Scholars and Artists Honoring Richard Schechner on his 76th birthday. “Strictly speaking theatre: Schechner’s notions on performance as applied to the therapeutic use of theatre and drama.” Haifa, Israel.

30.   23/1/2011 – YAHAT (The Association of Creative & Expressive Therapies of Israel): Book launching: Assessment in drama therapy, “On assessment in drama therapy: Experiential and discussion” (Prof. D. Johnson). Bet-Ariela, Tel Aviv.

31.   23/2/2011 – Ben-Gurion University: Therapy Through the Arts: An Instrument for Growth, Personal, and Social Change. “The shoemaker walks barefoot: The burnout of the inner artist among creative arts therapists.” Beer Sheva, Israel.

32.   12-14/5/ 2011 – Invited lecturer. The National Playback Theatre Association: 7th National Playback Theatre Conference in Israel: All the Colors of Playback Theatre, “Playback and dreams: Workshop and laboratory.” Caesarea, Israel.

33.   23-26/10/2011 – Scientific committee member and panel moderator. The Dream Doctors International Conference: Medicine and Medical Clowning, “Therapeutic Clowning and Creative Arts Therapies.” Maale Hahamisha, Israel.

34.   3-6/11/2011 – NADT: The 32nd Annual National Conference of the National Association for Drama Therapy: Challenges and Realities in the Drama Therapy Encounter, “Look before you leap into the fire: Assessment in drama therapy” (with Prof. D. Johnson & Prof. S. Snow). San Francisco, CA.

35.   3-6/11/2011 – NADT: The 32nd Annual National Conference of the National Association for Drama Therapy: Challenges and Realities in the Drama Therapy Encounter, “Sitting around the fire: Exploring the ancient storytelling roots of drama therapy” (with A. Volkas). San Francisco, CA.

36.   11-12/11/2011 – Invited Keynote and lecturer. KSKV/CASAT (The Swiss Association of Arts Therapies: Symposium: Assessment Criteria in the Arts Therapies, “Assessment in drama therapy: The 6-key model.” Bern, Switzerland,

37.   8-9/1/2012 – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, School of Social Work and Social Welfare: Trauma Through the Life Cycle from a Strength Perspective. “Arts treatment for addressing trauma and grief.” Head of panel, Jerusalem.

38.   9/1/2012 – Invited lecturer. Suzanne Dalal Centre for the Arts. Book launching: Life in a story: Playback theatre and the art of improvisation by N. Lubrani, “Story, distance, and shamanism: Therapeutic patterns in playback theatre.”, Tel-Aviv.

39.   6-7/ 2/ 2012 –Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Theatre Studies Department: Annual Conference of the Israeli Association for the Advancement of Theatre Research: A revision of Modernistic Theatre: Between Utopia and Apocalypse, “Utopia inside apocalypse: Medical clowning in disaster afflicted zones and massive trauma” (with A. Raviv). Jerusalem.

40.   8-10/ 6/ 2012 – Invited lecturer. The German Association for Theatertherapy: 12thSummer Academy International Conference: Roles “Exploring the personal and the archetypal dimensions of roles and characters” (with G. Oren), Remscheid, Germany.

41.   12-14/6/ 2012 Scientific committee, conference organizer, and lecturer. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Theatre Studies Department: International conference: Theatre as Tikkun Olam (world restoration), “Theatre as a therapeutic tool.” Jerusalem.

42.   25/6/ 2012 – Invited lecturer. The School of Puppetry Art: The 15th International Festival of Theatre & Film Puppetry: Therapeutic Puppetry Conference – Material, Spirit, Puppet. Opening event: “Once upon a time there was a doll: on dolls and affective memory, Holon, Israel.

43.   26/10/2012 – The Academic College of Arts and Society: Arts as therapy: Applied Perspectives. “Opening doors: the 6-key model,” Netanya, Israel.  

44.   22-25/11/2012 – European Congress of Dramatherapy and Playtherapy: Early Attachment and Personality Development: Bridging Psychotherapy and Neuroscience, “Using the 6-key model to develop healthy attachment skills through play” (with G. Oren). Athens, Greece.

45.   3/6/2013 – Scientific committee, conference organizer, and panel moderator. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Theatre Studies Department. Symposium: Theatre as Tikkun Olam (world restoration), “Get the theatre remedy into the health insurance coverage.” Jerusalem.

46.   5-8/6/20013 – Invited keynote. The German Association for Theatre-Therapy: 13thSummer Academy International Conference: In the Labyrinth of Life: Biography in Drama and Theatre Therapy. “The poiesis and praxis of autobiographic therapeutic theatre”, Remscheid, Germany.

47.   5-8/6/2013 – Invited lecturer. The German Association for Theatre-Therapy: 13thSummer Academy International Conference: In the Labyrinth of Life: Biography in Drama and Theatre Therapy. “Giving birth to self: Autobiographic therapeutic theatre”, Remscheid, Germany.

48.   14/7/2013 Invited lecturer. I.C.E.T. (The Israeli Association of Creative & Expressive Therapies) Drama Therapy Chapter One-Day Seminar, “Developing healthy attachment patterns through play: Reflecting through the 6-Key model (with G. Oren). Tel Aviv.

49.   26-29/9/2013 – NADTA: The 34th Annual Conference of the North American Association of Drama Therapy: Knowledge through Performance – Arts Based Research and Drama Therapy, “The ethics of aesthetics in drama therapy and embodied research: Multidisciplinary perspectives.” Montreal, Canada.

50.    26-29/9/2013 – NADTA: The 34th Annual Conference of the North American Association of Drama Therapy: Knowledge through Performance – Arts Based Research and Drama Therapy, ““Rite of passage” and “giving birth:” Metaphors that guide autobiographic therapeutic theatre” (with A. Volkas). Montreal, Canada.

51.   27/12/2013 – Invited lecturer. YAHAT (The Association of Creative & Expressive Therapies of Israel) Drama Therapy Chapter One-Day Seminar. “Seeing through: A theoretical and experiential model of de-construction of stories and dreams” (with Edna Leshem), Tel Aviv.

52.   16/7/2014 – Invited lecturer. Israeli Institute of Therapeutic Playback Theatre: The Mirror Hall Comes to Life on Stage – Therapeutic Playback Theatre from a Psychoanalytic Approach, “Dramatic Resonances and therapeutic playback theatre.” Netanya, Israel.

53.   13-15/9/2014 – BADTh: Annual Conference of the British Association of Dramatherapists: Boundaries, Borders, Loyalty and Betrayal – Interpersonal, Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Approaches in Dramatherapy, “Moving across boundaries: Exploring texts though dramatic resonances” (with E. Leshem). University of Surrey, Guilford, UK.

54.   20/10/2014 – Invited lecturer. The School of Puppetry Art: Therapeutic Puppetry Conference:  From Trauma to Resilience, “Closing event: Epilogue – Creative processing”.  Holon, Israel.

55.   1-3/5/2015 – Invited lecturer & Israel representative. European Federation of Dramatherapy. Opening the Map: Dramatherapy in Europe. “Healing through group collaboration and the collective: A drama therapy workshop using Dramatic Resonances”. Athens, Greece.

56.   26/6/2015 – Keynote speaker. The Academic College of Society and the Arts. Creation – The Core of Psychotherapy. “Opening doors: Acquainting with the 6-Key Model: An art-based model for assessment and intervention”. Netanya, Israel.

57.   15-18/10/2015 – North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA), The 36th Annual Conference. Magnetic Forces: Working with Attraction and Aversion to Difference and Social Justice. “Drama therapy and transdisciplinarity: The experience of Mexico”. White Plains, NY.

58.   6-8/2016 – Scientific committee of the 2nd Conference of the European Federation of Dramatherapy Opening the Curtains, Bucharest, Rumania.

59.   27/5/2016 – Keynote speaker: Forum of Therapists of Modi”in: The Modi”in Therapy Room “The 6-Key Model for Assessment and Intervention in Drama Therapy: Lecture and Film.” Branco Weiss School, Modi”in, Israel.

60.    22/9/2016 – The Institute of Psychotherapy through Playback Theatre: One-Day Seminar: Theatre of the Soul. “The dream as a theatre of the soul” (with G. Oren). The Academic College of Society and the Arts, Netanya, Israel.

61.   6-7/2/2017 Head of the scientific committee and keynote speaker. The Biennial Conference of YAHAT (The Association of Creative and Expressive Therapies of Israel), View, Mirrors, and Events. “Plenum Dialogue: When Process and Product meet: Autobiographical Therapeutic Theatre” (with Dr. Chen Alon). Ramat Gan, Israel.

62.   27-30/10/2016 – NADTA 37th Annual Conference – The Power of Dramatic Play and Creativity: Sunshine Under the Umbrella, “Using the 6-Key Model as a guide to client’s creativity and playfulness” (with G, Oren), Seattle, USA.

63.   27-30/10/2016 – NADTA 37th Annual Conference The Power of Dramatic Play and Creativity: Sunshine Under the Umbrella, “Body of Knowledge panel: The creative explosion of experimental theatre and its impact on drama therapy”, (with Prof. S. Snow, Prof. D.R. Johnson, S. Linden, A. Volkas), Seattle, USA.

64.   2-4/12/2016 – The Association of Dramatherapists and Playtherapists of Greece (EDPE), 4th International Congress: Eros and Psyche. From Myth to Perspective, “Exploring beauty and ugliness through universal stories: A dramatherapy journey” (with E. Leshem), Athens, Greece.

65.   6-9/4/2017 – Invited keynote speaker and lecturer, scientific committee member and Israel representative. The 3rd Conference of the European Federation of Dramatherapy: Setting the Stage.  “The Six-Key Model for Assessment and Intervention in Dramatherapy”, Gent, Belgium.

66.   19/5/2017 – Invited keynote. The Swiss Dramatherapy Association Professional Day. “The archetype of the refugee in universal myth and literature: Dialogues between text and reality.”  St. Gallen, Switzerland.

67.   28/5/2017 –Theatre Studies Department and Bloomfield Library for Humanities and Social Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Book launching “The Self in Performance: Autobiographical, self-revelatory, and auto-ethnographic forms of therapeutic theatre. “What makes performing personal stories a therapeutic act: On definitions and accuracies,” Jerusalem.

68.   14-18/6/2017 – Invited keynote. The German Association for Theatre-Therapy: International Summer Academy Conference: The Foreigner and the Marginalized Shadow: Foreigner Roles and the Role of the Foreigner in Dramatherapy. “The archetype of the refugee in universal myth and literature: Dialogues between text and reality.” Remscheid, Germany.

69.   14-18/6/2017 – Invited keynote and lecturer. The German Association for Theatre-Therapy: International Summer Academy Conference: The Foreigner and the Marginalized Shadow: Foreigner Roles and the Role of the Foreigner in Dramatherapy. “Midsummer night dream or playing with the roles of our dreams.” Remscheid, Germany.

70.   20/7/2017 – Head of the organizing committee and presenter. Tel-Hai Academic College, Drama Therapy Graduate Program and YAHAT (the Association of Creative Arts Therapies of Israel). Autobiographic Therapeutic Theatre. “Starting points” (with Dr. Chen Alon). Tel Aviv, Israel.  

71.   26-29/10/2017 – Invited keynote and lecturer.  NADTA 38th Annual Conference: From Theory to Practice: The Drama Therapist”s Toolbox.  Keynote lecture: Drama therapy and the invisible realm;” Workshop “A poetry toolkit for the drama therapist;” Panel “Perspectives on The Self in Performance;” Danvers, Massachusetts, USA.

72.   Appointed head of the academic committee of the First Latin American Encounter of Dramatherapy: Building Dramatherapy Knowledge Based on Territory, Communities & Cultural Diversity. The Catholic University, Temuco, Chile (September 21-23, 2018).

73.   Appointed member of the academic program committee, 39th NADTA Conference Beyond the Fourth Wall: Engaging Therapeutic Performance to Expand Our Impact on Communities. Kansas City, MO (October 25-28, 2018). 

74.   10/1/2018 – Head of panel. Israeli Ministry of Education and Bet Berl College, The 2nd Conference on Creative Arts Therapies in the Arab Speaking Society: The Echo of the Soul in the Journey of Creativity.  Drama therapy as a link between body and soul among Palestinian women who survived harassment”, Kfar Saba, Israel. 

75.   26-28/4/2018 – Invited lecturer & Israel representative. The 4th Conference of the European Federation of Dramatherapy: Borders in Action. “The ghosts of the big story – Permeable boundaries between the self and the collective in dramatherapy” (with G. Oren), Nürtingen, Germany.

76.   11/5/2018 – Invited lecturer and head on panel. The Dramatherapy chapter of YAHAT: Therapeutic Clowning and Dramatherapy. “Therapeutic clowning with a variety of populations”, Tel Aviv. 

77.   19-20/5/2018 – Invited lecturer. The Panhellenic Association for Dramatherapists and Playtherapists International Conference: Resilience through Trauma: The Wounded-Healer Archetype. “The use of poetry in dramatherapy: working on resilience through Wislawa Szymborka (masterclass), Athens, Greece.

78.   6-9/6/2018  - Invited Lecturer. The German Association of Dramatherapy International Summer Academy: Theatre & Therapy – Biographic Work in Drama Therapy & Research in the Arts Therapies. “Autobiographical therapeutic performance as a ‘rite of passage’,” (with A. Volkas), and “Using drama therapy tools and techniques to structure case-study research.” Remscheid, Germany.

79.   21-23/9/2018 – Invited keynote and masterclass. “De/constructing Latin American Dramatherapy: Dramatic reality, the shamanic paradigm and the exchange of knowledge.” First Latin American Encounter of Dramatherapy: Building Dramatherapy Knowledge Based on Territory, Communities & Cultural Diversity. The Catholic University, Temuco, Chile.

80.   11-12/2/2019 – Panel lecture: “YAHAT and world: Encounter with YAHAT representatives at international organizations.” The Biennial Conference of YAHAT (The Association of Creative Arts Therapies of Israel): Messages and morals. Ramat Gan.

81.   28/5/2019 – Scientific committee member and conference closure. 30 Years of Dramatherapy at Tel-Hai: Celebration and Professional Conference. Tel-Hai Academic College, Tel-Hai.  

82.   16/7/2019 –Invited speaker. Alma, Home for Hebrew Culture. Book launching. The hall of mirrors on stage: Psychotherapy in playback theatre., Tel Aviv.

83.   11-14/9/19 – Masterclass. ECArTE 15th European Arts Therapies Conference: Imagining Windmills. “The art and madness of living in dramatic reality: Don Quijote as a source of reflection in dramatherapy” (with S. Pitruzzella). Alcala de Henares, Spain.

84.   7-10/11/19 – NADTA 40th Annual Conference: A Celebration of Drama Therapy through Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. “Deconstructing the past, constructing the future: Re-narrating collective trauma” (with I. Lutz); “Dancing past and present identities: Latinx drama therapists living and working in the diaspora” (with various presenters). Philadelphia, PA.

85.   10/1/2020 – Invited opening lecturer. YAHAT – The Israeli Association of Creative and Expressive Therapies – One-Day Conference of the Drama Therapy Chapter: “Theatre is not just playing”. Shoham, Israel.

86.   27-29/4/2020 Invited keynote and workshop. Riga Stradina University, Latvia. 6th International Scientific Practical Conference Health and Personality Development: Interdisciplinary Approach. “Six-key model for assessment and intervention in dramatherapy and creative arts therapies” (webinar).

87.   24/1/2021 – Invited lecturer (Webinar). The Hellenic Association of Dramatherapists and Playtherapists. “Dramatherapy in Digitaland: Two Perspectives on a New Frontier,” Greece.

88.   22-24/4/2021 – Invited lecturer and workshop (Webinar). Riga Stradina University. The 7th International Scientific Practical Conference – Health and Personality Development: Interdisciplinary Approach. “Performing the Self:
Autobiographical Performance as a Therapeutic Intervention,” Latvia.

89.   23/4/2021 – First DvT Virtual conference. Con’fuZing – DvT Reshaped and Transformed. “Listening through the body in digital drama therapy (with G. Oren).

90.   7-8/5/2021 – European Federation of Dramatherapy. 5th European Dramatherapy Conference: Who is Godot? Panel of the research committee of the EFD: “Research in Dramatherapy: Waiting for whom?”, Prague (online).

91.   14-15/5/2021 – Invited lecturer. Alanus University of Arts and social Sciences and AGIK (Groupwork for Inter-and-Transcultural Arts Therapies) Online Symposium: Art Therapy and Diversity: Contemporary Perspectives. “Addressing Racism, Gender, Discrimination and Diversity through Dramatherapy.” Bonn, Germany (online).

92.   25/09/2021 – 42nd NADTA Annual Conference: Connection, celebration, and co-creation.  “Two Journeys into the self: Autobiographical therapeutic performance in film,” (with R. Guitart and I. Garcia) (online).

93.   15-16/10/2021 – Invited lecturer. Theatre Studies Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Aeon Dramatherapy Institute: 3rd Symposium of Dramatherapy: “Using a Taoist story to cope with the vicissitudes of our times.” Athens, Greece.

94.   17-23/10/2021 – Invited presenter. World Alliance for Dramatherapy. International Dramatherapy Week 2021. “Playing with polarities in the pandemic” (with P. Kingwill) (online).

95.   22/10/2021 – Invited lecturer. Annual meeting of the Scientific Society for Arts Therapies of Germany. Arts therapies in digital space. “Dramatherapy in the digital world – Possibilities and limits from the experiences of the last two years” (online).

96.   17/2/2022 – Invited lecturer. Annual Symposium of the Theatre & Health Lab, Graduate Program in Drama therapy, NYU: Foundations and future. De/constructing the Past - Constructing the future (online).

97.   25-28/8/2022 – Invited Keynote. The Austrian association of Dramatherapy.  1st Austrian Symposium for Drama and Theatre. Therapy. “Drama therapy as feminist practice”. Salzburg, Austria.

98.   Member of the scientific committee. The Biennial Conference of YAHAT (The Association of Creative and Expressive Therapies of Israel). “Inner reality meets outer reality.” Tel Aviv.

99.   11-15/12/2022 – Lecturer. Symposium of the International Brecht Society: Bertolt Brecht in dark times: Racism, political oppression, and dictatorship.  “Deconstructing the Past, Constructing the Future: A Theatre and Trauma-Sensitive Pilot Project.” Tel Aviv University.

100.          19/2/2023 – Invited discussant. 1st International Zoom Symposium on Ethnodramatherapy (EDT). The Ethnodramatherapy Training Institute, Montreal, Canada (online).

101.          28/2/2023 – Invited lecturer. “Autobiographical Therapeutic Performance (ATP): The story of a process and a documentary film.” NYU Theatre and Health Lab, Foundations + Futures: Annual Research Symposium 2023 (online).

102.          5-6/5/2023 Lecturer and Member of the Scientific Committee. Imagine: The 6th Conference of the European Federation of Dramatherapy and First Collaboration with the World alliance of Dramatherapy “Honoring ancestors and reclaiming culture through dramatic resonances.” Amersfoort, Holland.

103.          24-25/6/2023 Invited lecturer. World Art Therapies Conference, Creative Arts Therapies Assessment Summit (online).

 

o   Invited Lecturer and Masterclasses in Professional Settings (Selection from 2003)

 

1.      29/7/2003 – California Institute for Integral Studies: Drama therapy program summer lecture, “Making sense of the acts: Six keys for assessment in drama therapy,” Invited lecturer, San Francisco, CA.

2.      10/8/2006 – School of Psychologists of the Province of Buenos Aires, Training and Postgraduate School, “Drama Therapy,” Invited lecturer, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

3.      18/10/2008 –L’APSAT (French Speaking Creative Arts Therapies Association in Switzerland): Professional symposium “Drama therapy” (with B. Spörri), Invited lecturer and masterclass, Bulle, Switzerland.

4.      26/5/2009 – Tel Aviv University, Psychology Department: Graduate students’ clinical seminar: “The therapeutic significance of dramatic reality,” Invited lecturer, Tel Aviv.

5.      11-15/10/2009 –The Magi Foundation: The Dream Doctors” Annual Seminar for Therapeutic Clowns: “Neverland and the therapeutic power of drama,” Invited masterclass. Megève, France.

6.      10/ 6/ 2012 –The Insitute für Theatertherapie: “Dramatic resonances: An advanced drama therapy technique for group work”, Invited masterclass, Remscheid, Germany.

7.      9/6/2013 –The Insitute für Theatertherapie: “The shamanic paradigm in drama therapy.” Invited masterclass, Remscheid, Germany.

8.      26/6/2013 – University of Haifa, Graduate School of Creative Arts Therapies: “The 6-key model for assessment and intervention in drama therapy.” Invited lecturer, Haifa, Israel.

9.      31/10-1/11-2013 – Dream Doctors. “Drama therapy for medical clowns.” Invited masterclass, Tel Aviv.

10.   1-3, 8-10/8/2014 – Universidad Veracruzana, Centro de Eco-Alfabetización y Diálogo de Saberes. “Introduction to drama therapy” – for the Diploma in Theatre as a Healing Tool, Invited masterclass, Xalapa, Mexico.

11.   11-12/10/2014 – SPID (Societá Professionale Italiana Dramaterapia), Continuing education symposium. “6-Key model: Theory and application;” “Roles and Characters.” Invited masterclass, Milan, Italy.

12.   1/2/2016 – NYU, Drama Therapy Program. “The 6-Key Model” – Invited lecturer, NY, USA.

13.   7-8/10/2016 – University of Cuyo, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Arts and Design. “Introduction to Drama Therapy”, Invited masterclass, Mendoza, Argentina.

14.   21-2/2017 – New York University, Drama Therapy Graduate Program, “Drama Therapy Reframed: Mapping the Body of Knowledge”. Invited lecturer, NY, USA.

15.   17-18/3/2017 – Greek Institute of Dramatherapy. “The 6-Key Model of Assessment and Intervention. Invited masterclass. Athens, Greece.

16.   16/4/2017 - University of Cuyo, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Arts and Design. “Introduction to the Role Method of Robert Landy.” Invited masterclass, Mendoza, Argentina.

17.   20-21/5/2017 – Swiss Dramatherapy Association: “Autobiographical work in group and individual dramatherapy: A tool kit for timid clients and clinicians.” Invited masterclass, St. Gallen, Switzerland.

18.   18/6/2017 – The German Association for Theatre-Therapy: International Summer Academy: The Foreigner and the Marginalized Shadow: Foreigner Roles and the Role of the Foreigner in Dramatherapy. “Responsibly addressing racism, xenophobia, and cultural differences through dramatic resonances.” Invited masterclass. Remscheid, Germany.

19.   22-23/9/2017 – University of Cuyo, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Arts and Design. “Drama therapy principles.” Invited masterclass. Mendoza, Argentina.

20.   7-2-2018 – Anglia Ruskin University, Dramatherapy Graduate Program. Invited masterclass “Autobiographical therapeutic theatre.” Cambridge, UK.

21.   21/5/2018 – Panhellenic Association for Dramatherapists & Playtherapists. Invited workshop “The 6-Key Model. Athens, Greece.

22.   13-15/9/2018 – University of Cuyo. Invited lecturer. “Introduction of drama therapy,” Mendoza, Argentina.

23.   17-19/4/2019 – Dramatherapy Association Argentina. Invited masterclass. “The therapeutic use of myths, stories, and other texts,” Mendoza, Argentina.

24.   24-26/5/2019 – The Panhellenic Association for Dramatherapists and Playtherapists. Invited lecture and workshop. “The Six-Key Model” and “Gender and Culture in Dramatherapy, Athens, Greece.

25.   28-30/6/2019 – Association Nationale de Dramathérapie. Invited lecture and masterclass.Dramatic space: a space of psychological and personal transformation. Experience, applications, evaluation.” Perpignan, France

26.   22/7/2019 – The Living Arts Therapy Center. Invited workshop. “Dramatic resonances.”  Emeryville, California.

27.   25-28/7/2019 – The International Institute of Applied and Therapeutic Theatre and The Living Arts Counseling Center. Invited workshop (with A. Volkas).  Restoring the bonds with our ancestors through autobiographical therapeutic performance. San Francisco, California.

28.   10/9/2019 – Colegio de Psicólogos de Madrid. Book launching: Dramaterapia: Un enfoque creativo para el trabajo terapéutico. Madrid, Spain.

29.   21-23/2/2020 – German Association for Theatre Therapy. Invited workshop to open the project “Deconstructing the Past, Constructing the Future” – a 3-day workshop. Berlin, Germany.

30.   4/7/2020 – Dramatherapy Association Argentina (DAR): Invited masterclass: “Nurturing the Inner Artist.” (Webinar).

31.   August 2020 – The Living Arts Counseling Center. Invited workshop. “Healing Friendships: A 4-Session Online Drama Therapy Workshop,

32.   21-22/8/2020 - German Association for Theatre Therapy. Invited workshop for the project “Deconstructing the Past, Constructing the Future” – 2-day workshop online.

33.   12/9/2020 – University of Cuyo. Invited lecture and masterclass. Introduction to drama therapy,” Mendoza, Argentina. (Webinar).

34.   14/9/2020 – Invited keynote speaker and workshop presenter.  YAHAT – Drama therapy chapter opening of the new year. “Explaining drama therapy to others” (webinar).

35.   3/10/2020 – Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico). Invited keynote and masterclass. Opening of the Diploma Course in Applied Theatre for the Community’s Resilience. “Theatre as an agent of personal and social transformation” (webinar).

36.   18/10/2020 – Invited workshop. YAHAT – Drama therapy chapter. Drama Therapy International Week. “How to explain drama therapy to the world”? (webinar).

37.   25/12/2020 – Invited masterclass. Research Centre for Dramatherapy – Dramatherapy online.  “A healing story for our times.” Sri Lanka (webinar).

38.   29/5/ & 11/6 2021 – Invited course online. Universidad de Cuyo. Dramatic reality and aesthetic distance. Mendoza, Argentina.

39.   4-6/6/2021 – Invited lecture and masterclass. The Swiss Association of Dramatherapy: Professional Day. “Dramatherapy and therapeutic clowning”. St. Gallen, Switzerland.

40.   18-19/6/2021 – Invited masterclass. The Institute for Theatertherapy, Berlin. “Playing with archetypes: Exploring Angel, Muse and Duende in Dramatherapy.”

41.   23/6/2022 – Invited lecturer. The Lithuanian Drama Therapy Association. “The 6-key model for assessment and intervention in dramatherapy” (online).

42.   1-2/7/2022 – Invited masterclass. Dramatherapy Argentina (Dar). “Introduction to dramatherapy,” Mendoza, Argentina.

43.   5-11-2022 – Invited masterclass. EDRAS (Educación Socioemocional Psicodrama y Dramaterapia), Diploma in Psychodrama and Dramatherapy. “The Six-Key Model,” Chile (online).

44.   2-4/12/2022 – Invited masterclass. “Drama therapy core concepts and processes.” The Austrian Association of Dramatherapy. Graz, Austria.

45.   12/12/2022 – Lecture and masterclass: “De/constructing the past, constructing the future: A theatre-based project on the perception of the Holocaust by German youngsters in Berlin (with H. Göbel, J. Remmel-Beck, A. Shraer). Theatre Studies Department, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

46.   22-26/2/2023 – Invited masterclass: “Dramatherapy individual work.” The Lithuanian Association of Drama Therapy. Vilnius, Lithuania.

47.   11/3/2023 – Invited masterclass. “Theatre as an agent of personal and social transformation.” Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico), Diploma Course in Applied Theatre for the Community’s Resilience (online).

48.   15/6/2023 – Invited keynote. “Community interventions in Drama therapy.” Yahat (Association of Creative Arts Therapies of Israel) (online).

49.   20-23/9/2023 – Invited keynote and masterclass. “Dramatherapy: an alternative paradigm for mental health.” First National Congress of Mental Health organized by AMPROS (Asociación Mendocina de Profesionales de la Salud Mental). Mendoza, Argentina.

50.   Appointed Head of the Academic Committee of the First Latin American Congress of Dramatherapy to be held in Mendoza, Argentina in 2024.

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