Puget Sound Group Psychotherapy Network

An Affiliate of the American Group Psychotherapy Association

Upcoming Events for 2016:

Presentation with John Skandalis, psychodramatist, Friday, November 4th

Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
4020 East Madison Street, Suite 200
Seattle, WA. 98112
6:30-7:00 Social time
7:00-9:15 Presentation

In this “Introduction to Psychodrama,” we will present a brief theoretical overview of this group-based action method. We will then focus on how and why it is used in therapy groups to help them function optimally by including members who are isolates.

An experiential component will follow and include a full psychodramatic cycle: we will warm up as a group, do an enactment using psychodrama, and finally share or process the work piece.

John Skandalis, MA, LMHC, T.E.P., is a licensed mental health counselor in Seattle where he sees individuals and couples. He also leads weekly psychodrama and Corrective Parenting Groups as well as a monthly Men’s Group.  He is a nationally certified Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.  John firmly believes in the power of groups to heal, transform and connect individuals. He brings his engaging manner, compassion, and sense of humor to his teaching and leading of groups.

John offers trainings in the psycho-dramatic method here in Seattle. He can be reached at 206-522-6992 or jskandalisyahoo.com. His website is johnskandalis.com.

About Psychodrama

Psychodrama is an action method that combines elements of theater and group therapy allowing individuals to put their stories onto the stage and create new outcomes for past events using “surplus reality” where anything is possible. The dramas provide a way to create new outcomes to old situations and help the protagonist release feelings, gain insight and skills to take back into their regular lives.

Eventbrite - Autumn 2016 QPM with John Skandalis, MA, LMHC, TEP

Completed Events for 2016:

Training: Modern Analytic Group Therapy August 26-27th

We are very excited to have had our 2nd weekend of in-depth group therapy training in Seattle!

The 2016 Annual Spring Conference

The 11th Annual Spring Conference and Membership Meeting was held May 13-14, 2016
Mary Sussillo, LCSW, CGP, FAGPA, the Director of the Center for Bereavement, presented: “Coming Alive with Your Tribe: The Transformative Power of Mourning in Group”

Spring QPM with Robin Brownstein LICSW & Martin Bullard LICSW

A Presentation on How to Facilitate a Group for Young Adults was April 8th.

Winter Social Event with a Guided Tour at Northwest African-American Museum was February 5th


PSGPN Membership Renewal for 2016 – 2017

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Employment Opportunity: Part-time Therapist Opening

Shepherd’s Counseling Services, located on north Capitol Hill in Seattle has an opening for a part-time contract therapist. Click here for more information.


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Save the Date! Spring Conference 2017  May 12th and 13th 2017: PSGPN welcomes Haim Weinberg, PhD, CGP, FAGPA, Dean of International Programs, Professional School of Psychology, Sacramento, California.

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