September 18, 2021 – September 19, 2021 all-day
Mario Cossa

Special Pre-Conference Workshop for 2nd International Children & Youth Conference (On-Line)

These 2 days of zoom training sessions (5 hours each with breaks) explore the theory, philosophy, and practice of utilizing psychodrama, sociodrama, and sociometry with adolescents, individually and in groups. 


Participants will receive a PDF copy of Mario’s book: Rebels with a Cause (in English).


Day 1: Adolescence from the Inside Out

At times role reversing with their Inner Adolescents, participants will explore, in action:

  • Developmental needs of adolescents in action-focused groups, including from Moreno’s “4 Universalia of Psychotherapy: Time, Space, Reality, and Cosmos”)
  • Unique working of the Adolescent Brain
  • Therapeutic and educational considerations specific to adolescent populations
  • Elements that contribute to participant safety and participation in an adolescent group


Day 2: The Therapeutic Spiral Model (TSM) as an Action Template for Supporting Adolescent Development.

Participants will explore, in action, using TSM model to:

  • facilitate activities that support therapeutic and educational challenges at various stages of group development
  • facilitate activities that support group members in meeting their developmental challenges at various ages
  • address professional challenges in their own work/professional settings


Mario Cossa, MA, RDT/MT, TEP is a Psychodramatist (Trainer, Educator, Practitioner – American Board of Examiners) and Theatre Educator who specializes in work with adolescent groups and trauma survivors. He has an international reputation for work with youth and youth workers from many countries, both in person and via ZOOM training sessions. He is currently Chair of the Training Advisory Committee for Therapeutic Spiral International and resides in Bali, Indonesia. Mario was the 2019 recipient of the Innovator’s Award of the American Society for Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama for his work with utilizing Psychodrama in Education with Indonesian youth and youth workers.

More about Mario Cossa – https://dramario.net/about-mario

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