Linda Ciotola

Director, MEd, TEP, TSM-Trainer


´Linda is our psychodrama director. Her wealth of varied experience has enriched her 25 years as a psychodramatist.

Linda spent years in training with JoAnn Thacker, Kate Hudgins, Joseph Kenna and Mario Cossa.  She received additional training from Zerka Moreno and Connie Miller.  Linda credits her trainers for her expertise and sensitivities to the psychodramatic process.

For 15 years she co-led psychodrama training groups and also weekend retreats and workshops with Cathy Nugent.

Her collaboration with Nancy Alexander emerged from their mutual interest in trauma recovery; they launched innovative approaches combining psychodrama and psychotherapy.

Their collaboration is described in their article “Teamwork and Trauma Recovery”, Alexander, N. and Ciotola, L.  The Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy: Spring 2014, Vol. 62, No. 1, pp. 91-104.

Linda co-authored Healing Eating Disorders with Psychodrama and Other Action Methods with Karen Carnabucci.

She holds certifications as a health coach, yoga and fitness instructor and is a Master Reiki teacher.

Linda is the 2008 recipient of the Zerka Moreno award for outstanding contributions to the field of psychodrama and a Fellow of ASGPP.

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