Course: Movie Therapy

Module 2. Movie Therapy in Groups

Discover  the Movie Therapy method and its practical application when working with groups, guided by 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.

This video module focuses on the practical application of Movie Therapy in a group setting. Module demonstrates how to apply Role Reversal, Doubling, Double Mirror, and  Explore Movie Characters for Emotional Safety and Core Elements of Secure Attachment and Bonding. It  provides a comprehensive guide on integrating new members into existing groups, promoting a sense of inclusion and cohesion. Embark on this journey alongside fellow students hailing from Nepal, the US, Serbia, and China, encompassing therapists, counselors, business owner, and life coach.

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 Clinical and non-clinical setting

• 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:

• Create a setting for online group therapy

• Describe the therapeutic structure of Movie Therapy method

• Describe the structure of a group and demonstrate the skill of facilitating emotional expression and operational communication within the group.

Module Highlights:

• Mastering Therapeutic Setting: Acquire the skills to create a conducive environment for both in-person and online group sessions, applicable to clinical and non-clinical settings.

• Conducting Bodily Warm-up Exercises: Practice leading bodily warm-up exercises to prepare participants for therapeutic activities, enhancing their engagement and receptiveness.

• Integrating New Members: Learn effective techniques to integrate newcomers into a group, fostering a sense of inclusion and unity.

• Applying techniques: Role Reversal, Doubling, Double Mirror, Exploring Movie Characters for Emotional Safety and Core Elements of Secure Attachment and Bonding.

• Engaging Content: Immerse yourself in 118 minutes of captivating video content featuring an international group of students, bringing the learning experience to life.

• Comprehensive Resources: Access valuable handouts 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, ensuring your mastery of the material.


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  - 118 min

• Handouts - 22 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:

• 4 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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