Positive Psychology and Psychodrama: The Virtual Gratitude Visit

An Evening of Psychodrama

Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama

Friday, March 18, 2016

7:30 PM

Boughton Place  150 Kisor Road Highland, NY

Presenter: Dan Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP


Positive Psychology is informed by the Science of Happiness. Psychodrama is the soul in action. Please join us for an evening using traditional psychodramatic methods in the expression and exploration of positivity.

Dan Tomasulo headshot

About the Director:  Dan is a pioneer in integrating action methods and Positive Psychology. Dan holds a PhD in psychology, an MFA in writing, and is the first licensed psychologist and psychodramatist to graduate from the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. He is on faculty at New Jersey City University and is an assistant instructor for Martin Seligman, The Father of Positive Psychology, at UPenn for the MAPP program. He has also been a training consultant for the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College in Wyoming, and developer of the Dare to be Happy experiential workshops for Kripalu. He recently became the Director of the New York City Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center and teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College.

He writes for Psychology Today as an expert on group therapy (The Healing Crowd) and authors the daily column, Ask the Therapist, for PsychCentral.com and their Proof Positive blog on practical applications of positive psychology. Honored by Sharecare* as one of the top ten online influencers on the topic of depression, he joined the staff of Answers.com as their depression expert and writes their Healthyway Blog.

He is the creator of Interactive-Behavioral Therapy, the most widely used form of group therapy for people with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities, and is working on his next book: American Snake Pit, a memoir about his involvement in deinstitutionalizing the residents of Willowbrook. For more information visit his website Dare2BeHappy.com

*The website was launched in 2010 by Jeff Arnold, founder of WebMD, and Emmy–award winning host, Dr. Mehmet Oz, in partnership with Harpo Studios, Sony Pictures Television and Discovery Communications.

Open sessions are two to two and a half hour psychodrama sessions offered by certified psychodramatists to the general public. You may participate as little or as much as you want.

Contribution: $10/ $5 for students and those on limited income 

In case of questionable weather or for more information please call:
(845) 440-7272
Email us at ASGPPHV@gmail.com  and we will notify you electronically of upcoming events each month!





About reginasewell

I am a counselor, psychodramatist, writer, healing practitioner and college professor. I have a monthly column, "InsightOut" in Outlook (www.outlookcolumbus.com), an essay, "Sliding Away" in "Knowing Pains" and a book out "We're Here! We're Here! We're Queer! Get Used to Us!" My goal, through my writing, counseling and teaching is to help people heal from the emotional wounds and limiting beliefs that keep them from living engaging and meaningful lives.
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2 Responses to Positive Psychology and Psychodrama: The Virtual Gratitude Visit

  1. Jessica Ercoli says:

    Do we need to register? Or just show up?

    • reginasewell says:


      You can just show up and pay at the door. Heads up. Last time Dan was here, the house was packed so you want to get there early if you can.



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