Movie Therapy

Module 5. Director Skills for Movie Therapy. Online Work

with Alejandro Jiliberto Herrera, Spain,

LPsy, TEP, Clinical Psychologist, Educator, and Researcher

Movie Therapy is an Action method that taps into the transformative power of movies, using them as symbolic representations to create a safe environment for exploration, growth, healing, and well-being in various clinical and non-clinical environments, whether in-person or online.


(100 Days Access)

The video course format proves to be highly effective for mastering new techniques. You can review crucial moments repeatedly (can not do it in in-person training) enabling you to apply the learning in your practice confidently.

Study the transformative power of Movie Therapy, an innovative Action method that can be applied in clinical and non-clinical environments. What makes Movie Therapy truly unique is its utilization of movies as symbolic representations of the issues to work on. By harnessing the power of symbolism, Movie Therapy creates a safe and nurturing space for exploration and growth. Whether you're leading in individual or group sessions, working in a clinical setting, educational institution, or coaching context, Movie Therapy proves to be remarkably effective. And the best part? It's adaptable to both in-person and online settings, ensuring accessibility and convenience for all. Unleash the potential of Movie Therapy and provide a profound impact to your clients for healing, transformation or well-being. 

Movie Therapy is effective across a wide range of contexts and applications: 

Whether you're engaging in individual or group clinical work, life and health coaching, organizational development, or working with challenging age groups such as seniors, adolescents, and children, Movie Therapy proves to be a powerful tool for transformation. Enhance group development in various settings, including classes and summer camps, and captivate audiences with dynamic and engaging single sessions, such as conference presentations. With its core attributes of action, fun, and symbolism, Movie Therapy offers a unique and enriching experience that transcends traditional approaches. 


Therapists, social workers, psychologists, counselors, psychodramatists, educators, coaches. This module is appropriate for those who are new to action methods, as well as experienced practitioners, students in mental health fields, and those who want to develop their skills in action methods. Acting skills are not necessary. Suitable for individual or group work, in-person or online.

Helping clients do their work, often requires skill.

How to apply Movie Therapy in your clinical and non-clinical work with the Movie Therapy creator and expert Alejandro Jiliberto. 

This module focuses on developing Director’s skills necessary for clinical and non-clinical work. 


Describe how to develop the necessary director’s skills and to direct a Movie Therapy session. 

Learning Objectives:

• Identify the necessary skills to direct a Movie Therapy session. 

• Describe how the director shares their task with the participants

• Describe how to direct a development of the Observing Ego and determine how performance helps the director to build spontaneity, creativity, and trust during the session

Specific module emphasis: 

• Movie Therapy Director Skills

• Director’s Tasks 

• Double Mirror and Role Reversal applications

Why a video course? 

A video course is the ideal learning format for mastering new techniques and applying them effectively in practice. Unlike in-person training or webinars, where learners often struggle to immediately put their newly acquired knowledge into action, a video course offers a solution to this recurring problem. The key lies in the ability to watch and review the technique multiple times at your own pace. With repeated viewings, you can delve into the details, absorb the material thoroughly, and gain the confidence to seamlessly incorporate the technique into your professional practice, ensuring long-lasting skill development.


Alejandro Jiliberto Herrera is the Director of "Nexo Psicosalud"- in Madrid, Spain, and is a contributor to the Movie Therapy method. He is responsible for International Relations at AEP (Spanish Psychodrama Association). Alejandro is a Member of the IAGP, CAOA, and Organizational Consultant Section. He also works as a Psico-social researcher and methodologist.

Module Includes

Main Content:

• Videos - 120

• Handouts - 10 min

• Test - 30 min

• Survey - 5 min

Recommended Content: 

• Movie Therapy YouTube Interview with Alejandro Jiliberto. Part 1 - 27 min

• Movie Therapy YouTube Interview with Alejandro Jiliberto. Part 2 - 18 min

• Movie Therapy YouTube Interview with Alejandro Jiliberto. Part 3 - 21 min

• Self-Practicum- 60 min

Hours for Certificate:
• 4.0 Hours on Action Exploration Education Certificate (applicable for Psychodrama certification)

• 2.0 Hours on CE (excludes test, survey and practicum time)

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.

Continuing Education (CE): We are working on getting an 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.

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