Rebels with a Cause: Working with Adolescents Using Action Techniques with Mario Cossa

Module 5. Save or Delete: Sorting Through Inner Messages.
Building resilience in young people is a cornerstone of many approaches to both social/emotional learning and to prevention education. In order for young people to develop a sense of self-efficacy, an important step is to be able to discern between the "messages" they have received from family, friends, their culture, the media, etc. that will support them in their development as young adults and those that will hold them back. This module introduces a series of psychodramatic activities to serve that purpose.

Module 5 of 7 on working with Adolescents Using Action Techniques. Students can purchase individual modules or the entire course of 7 modules, with a bundle discount.

Participants will be able to:

-To define resilience and list four elements that contribute to it in youth;

-To describe the kind of warm-up activities that support the process of evaluating internalized messages; and

-To outline the steps that can be used in the psychodramatic process for assessing which messages are worth keeping, which are ready to be discarded, and which require further consideration at a later date

-To direct Positive and Negative Messages Exercise in the group setting.

-To direct Observing Ego message exercise, Personal Strengths and Accepting and acknowledging Appreciation in the group setting.

Module Includes:

Reading materials: 

-Resilience Article

Main Content

· Video lectures - 10 min

· Video Demonstration - 67 min

· Handouts - 53 min 

· Practicum - 45 min

Breaks - 35 min 

Each 50 min of content requires a 10 min break that will be included in your total certified hours

Hours for Certificate

· 3:30 Hours Total

Information on Continuing Education Credits

Psychodrama professional certification training hours: 

• American Board of Examiners - ABE accepts a maximum of 120 training hours for psychodrama distant learning. This module/course will count as asynchronous distance-learning as long as the primary trainer approves it.

• Psychodrama Association for Europe e.V.: We are working on getting board approval and will update this information shortly. 

• International Boards: You may be able to submit this certificate to your local Psychodrama board. Please contact your respective local board for information.

To obtain Psychodrama training hours:

a) Pass the test with at least 70% correct

b) Fill in the survey 

Experiential training hours: 

• International Society of Experiential Professionals: ISEP accepts experiential training hours administered by a TEP trainer. More information will be provided shortly. 

Social workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors: 

• We are working on getting board's approvals and will update this information shortly. 

Other Disciplines:

• You may be able to submit this certificate for credits in other mental health disciplines. Please contact your local board for information.


(100 Days Access)

Module Curriculum

*Recommended Videos Not Included in Total Hours for Certificate

Rebels with a Cause: Working with Adolescents Using Action Techniques.

7 modules

Students can buy one separate module or the whole course of 7 modules with a bundle discount.

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