Symposium on the Heart and Soul of Psychotherapy:

Symposium on the Heart and Soul of Psychotherapy:

A Transpersonal Approach Through Drama Therapy, Psychodrama and Transformational Theater

Friday, November 1, 2013 from 9:00am-4:30pm

Washburn Auditorium, Brattle Campus, Lesley University(10 Phillips Place, Cambridge, MA)**6 LMHC CEUs available**CONFERENCE WEBSITE:

Sponsored by the Institute for Arts and Health and the Drama Therapy/Psychodrama Program at Lesley University’s Theater Beyond Borders Series

Transpersonal Drama Therapy (TDT) is a unique integration of Drama Therapy, Psychodrama and Transpersonal Psychology. Recognizing the important role that action methods have towards our overall health, prevention and well being, TDT also includes a mindful & spirit-filled component for individual, group and community health. At the “Heart & Soul” of this professional body of work is a rich and deep understanding of how creativity and creative process builds an integrative foundation for healing, change, human development and spiritual practice.

This Symposium will feature leading practitioners in the field of TDT, including its founder Saphira Linden. Participants will learn about the basic principles and experience practical, “mindful”, meditative and integrative transpersonal action methods that can be applied to individual and group therapy and community practice. This symposium will blend lecture and discussion with experiential learning that will be shared from several practitioners.

Topics include:

Foundations of Transpersonal Drama Therapy
Private Practice with Individuals, Couples and Groups
Community Healing
International Venues
Transformational Theater Process and Performances


Lynne Bratley
Peter Kovner
Shoshana Simons
Chris Carbone
Saphira Linden
Phillip Speiser
Joyce Friedman
Joyce Marrie
Jonathan Stein
Joel Gluck
Luz Elena Morey
Alfred Vautour
Iris Anne Grant
Jackie Newman
Dan Wiener
James Mathews Grant
Jami Osborne
Suzanne Wilkins
Patrick Hughes
Ed Schreiber
Edward Williams

**Presenters will be available for a book signing after the conference.


General Public: $125
Lesley Alumni & Faculty: $95
Students: $35

TO REGISTER and for more information, please visit the conference website ( or contact Beth Chambers at or 617.349.8833.