SPEAKER: Natasha Mata, M.S., Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern
Psychodrama facilitates the development of spontaneity, creativity, and potency in clients. Improvisational role-playing creates opportunities for emotional catharsis and helps to integrate constructive behavioral change such as stopping maladaptive and/or addictive behaviors. Role playing of other significant people in one’s life, followed by group sharing, creates more empathetic understanding, allows the individual to process grief and loss, and reduces feelings of alienation and isolation.
3 Learning Objectives
1. Learn how psychodrama helps processing and resolution of grief
2. Recognize key psychodrama concepts and terms
3. Differentiate psychodramatic techniques to facilitate group therapy and/or individual counseling sessions
Natasha Mata is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has worked at Choices Counseling Center for over two years, first as an intern then going on to receive licensure. She is passionate about helping individuals obtain recovery from addictions, eating disorders, trauma, and mental health disorders. She leads and co-facilitates individual sessions, group therapy, intensive outpatient treatment, and psychodrama workshops.
Beth Traynor has over 30 years of training and experience in the addictions and mental health fields. In addition to training with Maureen Traynor at Choices, Beth has worked with Sharon Wegscheider Cruse, and participated in workshops at the Caron Foundation, Onsite Training. Beth has over fifteen years of psychodrama training. Her extensive experience includes marriage and family therapy, eating disorders, chemical addiction, sex addiction, depression and anxiety.
Prior to assuming the Director's role, Beth was a senior therapist at Choices. She conducts Weekend and Five Day Intensive Programs and the Extended Care Program. Beth also runs Weekend and Five Day Programs in Baltimore and Philadelphia.
Networking and Registration
Announcements and Introductions
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
MHCCF meets on the third Friday of every month, except for July and December. Unless otherwise specified, our meetings are held at All Saints Church, 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, FL., with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and the program from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
It is free to attend MHCCF’s monthly meetings; however you must be a paid, professional member of MHCCF to qualify for 1 CEU. Active professional members of MHCCF are required to sign in and sign out at each meeting to receive a CEU. Please have your license number available upon check-in.
To become a member of MHCCF, please visit our website at mhccf.com and select the “Join Us” tab, or, sign up during networking & registration (8:30-9 am) at our monthly meeting. MHCCF accepts credit card or check payments at the door. We do not accept cash payments.