Course: Movie Therapy

Module 6. Movie Therapy in Supervision

Dive into supervision session, guided in Movie Therapy method, by  the expert Alejandro Jiliberto Herrera, Spain

LPsy, TEP, Clinical Psychologist, Educator, and Researcher


(100 Days Access)

What is movie therapy?

Movie therapy is a dynamic and innovative therapeutic approach that harnesses the power of film and storytelling to facilitate emotional healing and personal growth. It involves selection and analysis of movie scenes or characters that resonate with a client's experiences or struggles. By engaging with cinematic narratives, individuals can explore their own emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in a safe and non-threatening manner. Movie therapy can be employed in various therapeutic settings, including individual counseling and coaching, group therapy, and even in educational or self-help contexts. Movie therapy offers a distinct advantage: it provides a safe, symbolic approach that doesn't necessitate in-depth personal stories. Instead, it enables profound problem-solving experiences by engaging with the stories of movie characters.

Discover the Power of Movie Therapy in Supervision. This unique video course offers an effective and safe approach to lead supervision session(s). Movie therapy utilizes symbolic characters within movies, tapping into their characters and behaviors to represent unresolved issues and find the solution. This innovative approach allows for quick insights, referencing movie scenes instead of requiring personal story details. Elevate your supervision skills with Movie Therapy

This module is designed for:

• Therapists

• Social workers

• Psychologists

• Counselors

• Psychodramatists

• Educators

• Coaches

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.

How and where to use:

• In Supervision

In Clinical and non-clinical setting

• Individual and group setting

• Online and in-person (therapy, counseling, business coaching, classes, group leading)

• For developing social skills, emotional intelligence, conflict management, professional skills training, or promoting self help

• In single sessions (conferences, business training etc.) 

Learning Objectives:

• Utilize Movie therapy method in supervision session and describe how chosen and represented scene can express a complex therapeutic relationship

• Identify the core elements of supervision in Movie Therapy: patient’s diagnoses and possible solutions, therapeutic framework and confidentiality standards in Movie therapy, therapeutic relationship 

Module highlights: 

• Cinematic Exploration: Witness the expression of complex therapeutic relationships through carefully chosen scenes

• Insightful Perspective: Learn to facilitate the discovery of solutions for supervisee

• Supervision Essentials: Master the core elements that drive effective supervision 

• Navigating Ethical Challenges: Identify and address ethical issues within supervision cases

• Building Emotional Safety: Utilize movie characters and Observing Ego as a foundation for creating emotional safety

• Engaging Video Content: Immerse yourself in 113 minutes of video content featuring an international group of students

• Comprehensive Handouts: Access 11 minutes of valuable resources to reinforce your knowledge of movie therapy 

• Knowledge Assessment: Evaluate your understanding with a 30-minute test and provide feedback through a quick 5-minute course survey.


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  - 113 min

• Handouts - 11 min

• Test - 30 min

• Course 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

Certificate & Continuing Education:

• 3.5 Hours on Action Exploration Education Certificate (applicable for Psychodrama certification - including test, survey and practicum time)

Information on Continuing Education Hours

Psychodrama professional certification training hours: 

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

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

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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