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dreaming workshop in italy

Dreaming in Tuscany




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(CEUs for ATR-BCs, RDTs, BCTs, REATs, MFTs and LCSWs available)

Dream Workshop Facilitators

photo of ArmandArmand Volkas MFA, MA, MFT, RDT/BCT is a psychotherapist, drama therapist and theatre director. He is Clinical Director of the Living Arts Counseling Center and Associate Professor in Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco). In addition, Armand is Artistic Director of The Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble and was co-facilitator of the Antioch University Hawaiian Dream Seminars on the island of Kauai for 10 years. Armand has received international acclaim for arts-based programs focused on groups that share difficult histories. He has facilitated his Healing the Wounds of History approach in countries including France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, China, Israel, Singapore and Lebanon. This summer he will help participants plumb the depths of their dreams for insight and meaning through movement, ritual, music, and improvisation in the context of the historically rich landscapes, architecture, art, and food of Italy.

photo of SusanaSusana Pendzik PhD, RDT is a master drama therapist and supervisor, honorary member of the Swiss Dramatherapy Association and lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Drama Therapy Program at Tel-Hai Academic College (Israel), and at the Dramatherapy Institute of Switzerland. Born in Argentina, Susana has lived in Mexico, and the U.S, and conducts workshops worldwide. She is a poet, a theatre director, and a dedicated researcher of creative ritual, cultural identity, and shamanism for over 25 years. She is the author of many articles on drama therapy, a book for using action techniques with abused women, and co-editor of the recently published volume: Assessment in Drama Therapy (2012)


photo of MalenaMalena Mayorga EdM is an artist, educator, and community organizer. She holds a Masters in Education from Harvard University and is a graduate of the Tamalpa Institute for movement based expressive arts healing and education. Originally from El Salvador, she has lived and worked throughout the US and Latin America, drawing inspiration from a diversity of cultures and popular movements. Malena uses improvisational dance, theatre, painting, and video/photography in projects to promote community building and social justice.

photo of JuztinoJuztino Panella MA, MFTi is the director and founder of Piazza d'Italia where he teaches Italian language, music, and cooking classes. He graduated with a Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy, has facilitated movement based workshops and Yoga classes in the San Francisco jails, and is currently a Psychotherapist at Chabot Community College in Hayward, California. Juztino works internationally bringing groups on unique journeys through Italy as well as facilitating meditation, Yoga, and creative arts workshops.


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