Movie Therapy

Module 1.

Introduction to Movie Therapy. Self-Care 

with Alejandro Jiliberto Herrera, Spain

LPsy, TEP, Clinical Psychologist, Educator, and Researcher

Students will gain the ability to direct Movie Therapy psychodrama in individual or group, in person or online formats. Students will grasp the key concepts of Role Reversal, Doubling, and Double Mirror.

This module is particularly focused on teaching the director how to lead the participants into effective Self-Care in in-person and online groups. The module prepares students to handle uncertainties such as the pandemic effects. This method is kind, easy, and motivating for everyone on this journey.

When should I use Movie Therapy? Use this method when for developing social skills, emotional intelligence, and conflict management. It works effectively when therapeutic groups are not available. Also use this method when training professionals or promote self-care.

Students will gain: 

- Tools to work groups and individuals in online and in person format

- Structure a group and facilitate emotional expression and operational communication

- Online methods to lose shame, break the ice, promote the group cohesion

- Instruments to warm up the group participants 

- The ability to chose the protagonist sociometrically

- The ability to detect self-care needs

- Practically direct Movie therapy psychodrama 

Module Includes:

Video Lecture and Demonstration on: 

- Detailed introduction to Movie Therapy

- Key Movie Therapy concepts: Role Reversal, Doubling, Double Mirror

- Directing a group or individual in person or online

- Directing a group to solve self-care needs through Movie Therapy

- Effectively handling the difficulties and uncertainties of participants unique to current time

Reading materials:

PowerPoint Presentation. Movie Therapy. Module 1

Main Content

· Video lectures - 57 min

· Video Demonstration - 74 min

· Handouts - 19 min

· Practicum - 75 min

Breaks - 45 min 

Each 50 min of content requires a 10 min break that will be included in your total certified hours

Hours for Certificate

· 4:30 Hours Total

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.

• Psychodrama Association for Europe e.V.: We are working on getting board 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.


(100 Days Access)

Module Curriculum

*Recommended Videos Not Included in Total Hours for Certificate

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