The Sociometric Institute - was founded by Dr. Bob Siroka, in 1968, which soon after became a major center for psychotherapy and training with a keen emphasis on the interconnectedness of psychodrama, sociometry and group therapy. The Institute has been at its present location since 1991. In addition to providing a professional and accessible practice venue for therapists and related practitioners representing a wide range of therapeutic orientations, disciplines, and practice sepcialties, the institute also offers professional trainings, workshops, materials, events and media services for clinicians.

DR. BOB SIROKA Exec Director/Founder of The Sociometric Institute

BOB With Mic

Fascinated by the healing powers of both psychodrama and sociometry, Dr. Bob Siroka founded the original The Institute in 1968, which soon after became a major center for therapy and training. In addition to over 50 years of counseling and psychotherapy experience, Dr. Siroka is a founding member of the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, has lectured in Psychology at The Department of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School, was a recipient of the J.L. Moreno Lifetime Achievement award, has taught Psychodrama and Action Methods at NYU, SUNY (Stony Brook) and Rutgers University, and has presented many workshops national and internationally. Other than that, Bob is just a regular musician.

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JACQUELINE DUBBS SIROKA, ACSW, TEP, BCD

Jaq Speaks

JACQUIE is the Director of Clinical Services at The Sociometric Institute and Co-Creator of Integral Therapy. She is a 2013 Graduate of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute, in Washington D.C., a 2-year curriculum including studies and training in insight, mindfulness, meditation and compassion practices. She was formerly on the faculty at Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work and SUNY at Stony Brook School of Social Welfare, and was the Director of Psychodrama Services at Fair Oaks Hospital in NJ. In addition Jacquie was a supervisor at the Psychodrama Department at ST. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C., and a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work with additional training in Group Psychotherapy. She is a Certified Trainer, Educator, and Practitioner by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, and was the recipient of the J.L. Moreno Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.

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NAN NALLY-SEIF LCSW, DCSW, TEP

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Nan has been a licensed clinical social worker in private practice working with a variety of clients including adults, children, families, couples and groups for more than 30 years. She has an MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work where she was a National Institute of Mental Health fellow and completed post-masters training in expressive therapies. Nan was a coordinator of mental health/addiction services in a Wall Street area agency, she coordinated the family program at St. Luke-Roosevelt's Smithers Alcohol Rehab unit, is the founder/director of the Irish/Irish-American Counseling service and was Chairperson of the American Board of Examiners of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy and co-director of the Psychodrama Training Institute. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences and currently, runs several personal growth, supervision, and training groups. Additionally, Nan is an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Professional and Continuing Studies, and has been a field work instructor for Master level students from Columbia, Adelphi, Hunter College, and New York University.

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Training / Courses

 

MAY 2019


 

Integral Therapy

"Interpersonal Mindfulness"

Mindfulness is about being present and aware. Interpersonal mindful awareness is being present and aware of what is happening inside, (mind, heart and body

In this workshop we will learn skills to respond and attend to our internal narratives as well as the difficult emotions that often arise in the inter-personal world. The practices of "pausing", "active investigation" and "compassionate presence" will be taught and demonstrated.

Saturday, May 11th 2019

Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Fee: 150.00 (Additional $20 fee for NYS Social Work CE credits)
Sociometric Studios, a division of the Sociometric Institute
213 West 35th Street, 8th Floor, Room 806
New York, NY 10001

Facilitators
Jaye Moyer, LCSW, TEP at 845-774-9364
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: www.integraltherapy.net and
Jacquie Siroka, ACSW, TEP at 212-947-7111
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: www.integraltherapy.net

SUNDAY WORKSHOPS

This series of experiential & training workshops utilizes action methods (sociometry, psychodrama, role play and group psychotherapy), to explore various issues that are of concern to participants. All workshops are held on Sundays and are open to all who are interested in action methods and psychodrama. CE credits given to Social Workers, LMHC’s and LCAT’s.

May 19th

Time: 1:30 – 5:00 pm

Place: Sociometric Studios; a Division of the Sociometric Institute
213 West 35th street, room 806 (8th floor)
New York, NY 10001

3.5 CE credit hours and psychodrama certification credits granted for each class.

Leader: Jacob Gershoni, LCSW, CGP, TEP

For more information, registration or referrals contact Jacob at

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. webpage: www.groupsychodrama.com Phone: (212) 795-1192


JUNE 2019


Psychodrama Training Institute - A Division of the Sociometric Institute - New York

WEEKEND TRAINING PROGRAM

Psychodrama and action methods for Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors and Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (NY State CE Credits Granted)

This training program consists of five weekend workshops covering a variety of action techniques, methods and applications. It will provide useful action techniques from a solid theoretical base. This workshop is both for people new or experienced in psychodrama. Action methods can greatly enhance your practice. Join us in this creative, spontaneous adventure.

 

Weekend #5 Enhancing Our Ability to Facilitate Action and Role Playing

Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Time: Fridays 6 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm

Fee: $190 per weekend (additional $20 fee for NYS Social Work CE credits)

Location: Sociometric Studios, a Division of the Sociometric Institute

213 West 35th Street, 8th Floor Room 806 New York, NY 10001

 

For more information and registration, please contact Nan Nally-Seif, LCSW, TEP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 917-584-1136.

 

New York State CE credits* for LCSWs, LMHCs and LCATs available.

* Sociometric Institute, Inc. SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social worker #0268, mental health counselors #MHC-0096, and licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0046. **Advanced registration and payment are required**


July


 

Psychodrama Residential Workshop withNan Nally-Seif, LCSW, TEP

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019 thru Sunday, July 21st

Learning to deal with self-judgment & self-criticism

This is a 4 day experiential and training weekend. This workshop will give participants sociometric and psychodramatic tools to help their clients explore their self-judgment and self-criticism.

Where: Boughton Place, Highland, NY near New Paltz, NY. One and a half hours north of NYC

Cost: $610 if paid before June 18th 2019; $635 if paid after June 18t

Accommodation and meals are not included. One can make arrangements to stay at Boughton Place for reasonable rates.

Psychodrama training credits and certain CEU’s available.

For further information or to make a reservation for the weekend contact Nan: 917-584-1136 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
You can also visit my websites www.nannallyseif.com and/or www.psychodramany.com


AUGUST 2019


INTENSIVE PSYCHODRAMA WEEKEND WORKSHOP

August 16th – 18th 2019

NEW YORK CITY

OUR JOURNEY TOWARD IMPROVING SELF-ESTEEM

and CONNECTIONS to OTHERS

FRIDAY         August 16th    6:00 PM – 8:30PM

SATURDAY       August 17th    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SUNDAY        August 18th     10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

In this workshop we will explore development of positive identity and confidence. Psychodrama and role play techniques will be utilized to trace this journey from an early age, and in dealing with obstacles toward a healthy self-esteem and deeper connections to others. In a safe and affirming setting we will look into various roadblocks and ways to overcome them. 

LEADER:   Jacob Gershoni              

13.5 hours of psychodrama training credits and CEU’s will be granted. A list of reasonably priced accommodations in Manhattan is available upon request.

For more information and registration please contact Jacob by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by phone: (212)795-1192 or (917) 796-5410


SEPTEMBER


 

OCTOBER

 


NOVEMBER

 

                                                                                 Integral Therapy Training Weekend

“Another tool for your toolbox”

Training for Social Workers, Licensed Creative Arts Therapists and Mental Health Practitioners.

12 New York State CE credits for the above professions.*

 

Presence allows us to be more effective in the moment as we encounter difficult emotions and experiences. Skillful at holding a therapeutic space and making appropriate interventions. Buddhist psychology offers us a different view and focus on working with difficult emotions and experiences.  This training is designed for therapists or mental health practitioners who are interested in integrating mindful awareness, meditation, and compassion practices within their therapeutic work. It is also open for anyone who wants to explore relational mindfulness! This will be a highly experiential program. We will draw upon our personal experience. We will utilize group and dyad interaction as well as action exploration, (including role play, role reversal and empty chair). Mindful awareness training will be integrated throughout the training.

Saturday, November 9th and 10th, 2019

Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Fee: $300 (additional $20 fee for NYS Social Work CE credits) Fee $275 for early registration by October 15. Scholarships are available.

Sociometric Studios, a division of the Sociometric Institute

213 West 35th Street, 8th Floor, Room 806

New York, NY 10001

Facilitators

Jaye Moyer, LCSW, TEP at 845-774-9364

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Web: www.integraltherapy.net and

Jacquie Siroka, ACSW, TEP at 212-947-7111

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: www.integraltherapy.net

*Sociometric Institute, Inc. SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social worker #0268, mental health counselors #MHC -0096 and licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0046.

  

 


DECEMBER

 

JANUARY 2020

 


 

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