Relational Trauma Repair (RTR) Sociometrics Certificate


Tian Dayton, PhD, TEP, and NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, are working in collaboration to bring you Relational Trauma Repair (RTR) Sociometrics Certificate!

The RTR Sociometrics Certificate is designed to provide treatment professionals with the necessary skills and instruction to properly facilitate several of the therapeutic processes outlined in Dayton's latest book, Sociometrics: Embodied, Experiential Processes for Healing Trauma and Addiction. Over the course of five modules, participants will get in-depth guidance on how to use basic sociometry and psychodrama techniques, spectrograms, locograms, floor checks, timelines, and experiential letter writing with the clients they serve. Certificate requirements include a combination of live training, readings from Dayton’s book, instructional videos with step-by-step guidance, clinical tips, and content knowledge tests.

Sociometrics: Experiential Therapy Made Manageable Free Webinar

Join Tian Dayton, PhD, TEP, on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 @ 3:00-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT), for a free NAADAC webinar, Sociometrics: Experiential Therapy Made Manageable

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Description

Sociometrics are embodied, research-based, experiential processes that are psycho-educational. Created by Tian Dayton, PhD, to fit easily into treatment, outpatient programs, clinics, and one-to-one settings, sociometrics help to take the guesswork out of incorporating psychodrama and sociometry into treatment. In this webinar, we’ll use lecture and film clips to demonstrate embodied process of both role play and group processes that engage and bond participants. We’ll see how floor checks incorporate research-based education that literally pulls dry lecture material off of chalkboards and turns it into spontaneous and alive case studies that both teach and heal. We’ll also learn how to use the trauma timeline to trace and work with developmental trauma.

Sign Up for an RTR Sociometrics Two-Day Training!

RTR Sociometrics Two-Day Training - Baltimore, MD

Thursday, April 13 - Friday, April 14, 2023
Tuerk House Main Campus - Weinberg Wing Dining Hall, 730 N. Ashburton Street, Baltimore, MD 21216


Trainer:
Tian Dayton, PhD, TEP

This two-day training, brought to you by NAADAC and Tian Dayton, PhD, TEP, will provide you with instruction and guidance on how to facilitate Dayton’s core sociometric processes. This training will also count as hours towards the RTR Sociometrics Certificate requirement of 90 psychodrama hours. Earn 14 CEs!

Each training day will run from 9:00am - 5:00pm, with a break, for a total of seven-hours of education per day. 

Cost for the Two-Day Live Training:

Member $250
Non-Member $300

Register Now! 

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations received prior to April 6, 2023 will receive a refund, minus a 10% administrative fee. Thereafter, no refunds are given. Any cancellations due to a positive COVID-19 test or exposure to COVID-19 will be refunded in full up until the day of the event pending documentation and notification is provided. Please send all cancellation requests by email to [email protected].

Please note that completion of the two-day training is only one of the requirements to qualify for the RTR Sociometrics Certificate. Additional requirements must be met and are outlined below under the “RTR Sociometrics Certificate” tab.

Those who attend the RTR Sociometrics two-day training are not required to enroll in the certificate program.

Questions? Please contact Jessica O’Brien, LCSW, CASAC, Director of Training and Professional Development, at [email protected] or 703.253.3893.


RTR Sociometrics Two-Day Training - Anchorage, AK

Monday, April 17 - Tuesday, April 14, 2023
Marriott Anchorage Downtown, 820 W 7th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

Trainer:
Dave Moran, CADC/CCDP-D, LCSW, TEP

This two-day training, brought to you by NAADAC and Tian Dayton, PhD, TEP, will take place concurrently with the Sixth Annual Alaska Training Institute: Trauma, Resilience, & Advanced Skills for Treating Substance Use Disorders. This training will provide you with instruction and guidance on how to facilitate Dayton’s core sociometric processes. This training will also count as hours towards the RTR Sociometrics Certificate requirement of 90 psychodrama hours. Earn 14 CEs!

Each training day will run from 9:00am - 5:00pm, with a break, for a total of seven-hours of education per day. 

Cost for the Two-Day Live Training:

Member $250
Non-Member $300

Register Now! 

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations received prior to April 10, 2023 will receive a refund, minus a 10% administrative fee. Thereafter, no refunds are given. Any cancellations due to a positive COVID-19 test or exposure to COVID-19 will be refunded in full up until the day of the event pending documentation and notification is provided. Please send all cancellation requests by email to naada[email protected].

Please note that completion of the two-day training is only one of the requirements to qualify for the RTR Sociometrics Certificate. Additional requirements must be met and are outlined below under the “RTR Sociometrics Certificate” tab.

Those who attend the RTR Sociometrics two-day training are not required to enroll in the certificate program.

About the Trainer

Dave Moran, CADC/CCDP-D, LCSW, TEP, has been a behavioral health specialist for over 30 years. He served as the Administrative Director of D&A Programs and an executive council member of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP) from 2005-2020. For six of those years, he was the Vice President and President. He is a CADC, CCDP-D, LCSW, a (TEP) trainer, educator and practitioner of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. Moran is also EMDRIA trained and is an attuned reiki specialist. He is currently specializing in individuals, couples, group and community interventions. He is a holistic healer. Moran's passion is recovery, with his private practice, “I Like Me Now,” reflecting that not only do people recover, they transcend that pain, learn to enjoy life, and like themselves as they are. Moran is recognized by his peers as a therapist for therapists. He serves on the Delaware County Crisis Intervention Team for Police. He is an adjunct instructor with the Gerry Spence Method Team providing psychodrama to trial lawyers.

Questions? Please contact Jessica O’Brien, LCSW, CASAC, Director of Training and Professional Development, at [email protected] or 703.253.3893.

RTR Sociometrics Two-Day Training Description, CE Information, and More

Training Description

Tian Dayton, PhD, TEP, developed her sociometric processes to fit easily into all modalities of treatment – residential and outpatient programs, clinics, and one-to-one settings. Sociometrics can be used as discreet processes that enhance any program that wishes to integrate experiential, psychoeducational, and embodied processes into their programming. There is no strict protocol as to the order they need to be done in, and they can be incorporated where they best fit the needs of each setting or population. During this two-day training, participants will receive instruction and guidance on how to facilitate Dayton’s core sociometric processes: floor checks, the trauma timeline, the resilience timeline, and experiential letter writing. In addition, participants will get the same guidance and instruction on JL Moreno’s spectrogram and locogram as well as beginning exposure to the basic psychodrama techniques of doubling and role-reversal. 

Trainer

All RTR Sociometric two-day trainings will be conducted by clinicians who have received accredited training in sociometry, psychodrama, and sociometrics. 

Learning Objectives
  1. Participants will be able to understand and explain the steps of the sociometric processes – floor checks, resilience and trauma timelines, experiential letter writing, locograms and spectrograms.
  2. Participants will be able to practice the sociometric processes – floor checks, resilience and trauma timelines, experiential letter writing, locograms and spectrograms.
  3. Participants will be able to answer common questions regarding the facilitation of the sociometric processes.
Content Level

Beginning and Intermediate.

Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.

Interactivity

This is a live, in-person training that includes didactic instruction but is primarily interactive and applied learning.

Price for a Two-Day Live Training
  • Members: $250
  • Non-members: $300
Earn 14 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

To earn a NAADAC CE Certificate for attending this training, you must attend the full two-day training. Attendance will be accounted for by a sign-in sheet at the beginning and end of each day. This training will also count as hours towards the RTR Sociometrics Certificate requirement of 90 psychodrama hours.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in RTR Sociometrics. This training can be applied towards completion of the RTR Sociometrics Certificate. If you’re interested in taking a deeper dive into RTR Sociometrics, please join us!  

Meet Tian Dayton, PhD, TEP

Tian Dayton, PhD, TEP

Tian Dayton, PhD, TEP, is a senior fellow at The Meadows, author of fifteen books and creator of Relational Trauma Repair-Sociometrics (RTR-S). Dayton was professor of psychodrama at New York University. She is a fellow of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP) and former editor-in-chief of The Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy. She has received numerous awards including the Marty Mann award, the Mona Mansell award, the Ackerman/Black award and ASGPP’s lifetime achievement award, scholar’s award and president’s award. 

RTR Sociometrics Certificate

RTR Sociometrics Certificate – Overall Learning Objectives:

  1. People who complete the certificate program will be able provide a detailed description on how to facilitate the following sociometric processes: floorchecks, locogram, spectrogram, trauma timeline, resilience timeline, and experiential letter writing with the clients they work with.
  2. People who complete the certificate program will be able to articulate an overall understanding of the theoretical foundations of the following sociometric processes: locogram, spectrogram, trauma timeline, resilience timeline, floorchecks, and experiential letter writing.
  3. People who complete the certificate program will be able to facilitate the following sociometric processes in their work with clients: floorchecks, spectrogram, trauma timeline, resilience timeline, and experiential letter writing.
  4. People who complete the certificate program will be able to avoid common mistakes when facilitating the following sociometric processes and summarize how those mistakes can impact the processes: floorchecks, spectrogram, trauma timeline, resilience timeline,  and experiential letter writing.
  5. People who complete the certificate program will be able to define relational trauma, describe common symptoms and manifestations of relational trauma, and how embodied therapeutic work can benefit people they work with.

To qualify for the Relational Trauma Repair (RTR) Sociometrics Certificate, all candidates must:

  1. Complete the two-day, RTR Sociometrics training;
  2. Watch all of the video-guided trainings, one for each sociometric process, and pass the respective content knowledge quizzes; 
  3. Finish completing 90 hours in psychodrama training from a PAT, TEP, or NAADAC approved trainer (up to 45 hours can be virtual and the two-day RTR Sociometrics training will fulfill 14 hours);
    NOTE: If you are going for an ASGPP certification in psychodrama, all of your training hours need to be from a PAT or a TEP approved trainer. Training hours from a NAADAC approved trainer who is not a PAT or TEP approved trainer count only for the RTR Sociometrics certificate and not for the ASGPP certification.
  4. Maintain a current credential or license as a substance use disorder/addiction counselor or professional counselor (social worker, mental health, marriage & family or LAP-C) issued by a state or credentialing authority; and
  5. Complete the assigned readings in the text, Sociometrics: Embodied, Experiential Processes for Relational Trauma Repair by Tian Dayton, PhD, TEP, and in the accompanying certificate binder, RTR - Sociometrics: A Facilitator Guide to Processes.

Interested in signing up for the RTR Sociometrics Certificate program?

Register Now!

RTR Sociometrics Certificate Program Pricing:
  • Members: $200
  • Non-members: $250

Groups of 20 or more receive 15% off! Contact Director of Training & Professional Development Jessica O'Brien at [email protected] for more information.

Price of the certificate program includes:
  • Access to the training videos and CE quizzes for Tian’s sociometric processes
  • Tracking and submission mechanisms for the additional certificate requirements (certificate of completion of the RTR Sociometrics two-day training; proof of licensure/certification; proof of 90 psychodrama hours)
  • A hard copy of Sociometrics: Embodied, Experiential Processes for Relational Trauma Repair by Tian Dayton, PhD, TEP
  • A hard copy of RTR Sociometrics: A Facilitator Guide to Processes, an instructional manual for facilitators
  • Custom floor-cards to use with your clients

NOTE: price of the certificate program does NOT include the price of the two-day training or the 76 additional psychodrama hours. The RTR Sociometric two-day training can be purchased separately.

Benefits of Getting a Certificate in RTR Sociometrics

Sociometrics offer a user-friendly way to engage and bond groups; clients are out of their chairs and on their feet, grounded in the room and connecting with each other. Sociometrics activate the social engagement system in service of healing, they give participants practice in tuning in on themselves and connecting in new, more satisfying ways. 

They offer a lively format that gets people on their feet and sharing in meaningful and spontaneous ways. Sociometrics are processes that are easy for therapists to learn, and feel low risk for clients to enter into. Clients can build the skills of emotional literacy, intelligence and resilience through actual in the moment experience in new ways of connecting both with self and others, this is healing and reparative in and of itself.

People who have experienced relational trauma can become compromised in their ability to self-regulate as well as to co-regulate within a relationship or a group. When triggered they can tend towards extreme reactions of shutting down or acting out. Sociometrics are a group process that provide actual experience in developing the skills of self-regulation and coregulation. They feel safe and welcoming to engage in so clients feel less need to clients self- protect but rather can be open to new experiences of personal and relational healing and connection.

Additionally, sociometrics are psychoeducational. Floor checks for example offer experiential learning in the subject matter that needs to be covered in treatment areas such as cPTSD, resilience, anger, feeling regulation, shame and post traumatic growth to name just a few. Clients can wrap their minds around where they have issues that they need help with and what they need to do to get better, thus becoming active shareholders in their own recovery. Sociometrics take the guess work out of incorporating experiential work into programming and practice.

Host a Training For Your Organization!

Is your organization interested in hosting a two-day RTR Sociometrics training?

Please contact Jessica O’Brien, LCSW, CASAC, NAADAC Director of Training & Professional Development, at [email protected] to set one up!

Hosting organizations get one (1) free training registration per ten (10) people who register. 

Resources to Help Find Additional Psychodrama Hours

For information on trainings specific to psychodrama and how to find a psychodrama trainer certified as a PAT or a TEP please look here:

American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy

Questions?

Please contact NAADAC Director of Training and Professional Development Jessica O’Brien, LCSW, CASAC, at [email protected] or 703.253.3893.