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This workshop is part of Friends of Tamalpa ArtCorps, a series of workshops featuring very special guests and which benefit ArtCorps, Tamalpa's social engagement program. We are honored to have Armand Volkas at Tamalpa!


Healing the Wounds of History through Transformative Theatre
with Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT

Held at the historic Mountain Home Studio, Kentfield, California

DATE:October 28, 2017
TIME: 10AM - 5PM

COST: $100

Full workshop fee due by October 16
Includes $30 non-refundable deposit. Remaining workshop fee is refundable with 24-hour cancellation notice.

Proceeds benefit Tamalpa ArtCorps, view our ArtCorps video here

*CEUs available, pre-registration required.
Provider number: 75903. This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For additional information about CEUs for this course contact us at office@tamalpa.org or 415-457-8555.







Armand Volkas will demonstrate his innovative approach to working with intercultural conflict transformation, collective trauma, and peacebuilding. Through experiential exercises integrated with didactic explanations of his model, he will guide participants through an embodied exploration of the following questions: How do cultures emotionally integrate a legacy of perpetration or victimization? How do we prevent the rage, guilt and shame of one generation from haunting a people for generations to come? This workshop demonstrates how the expressive arts can provide a bridge between personal and collective experience and help people master complex feelings, heal deep wounds and put ghosts of history to rest.

All levels of experience welcome. Art materials provided.


Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT is a psychotherapist, drama therapist and theatre director and Clinical Director of the Living Arts Counseling Center in Emeryville, CA. He is a Board Certified Trainer in drama therapy. In addition, Armand is Associate Professor in the Counseling Psychology Program at California Institute of Integral Studies and Adjunct Professor at John F. Kennedy University, Sofia University, the Summer Peacebuilding Institute and the Canadian School of Peacebuilding. He has developed innovative programs using drama therapy for social change, intercultural conflict transformation, intercultural communication and peacebuilding. Armand Volkas also directs Healing the Wounds of History, a therapeutic approach in which theatre and expressive arts techniques are used to work with groups of participants from two cultures with a common legacy of violent conflict and historical trauma. Armand is also Founder and Artistic Director of The Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble, which is now in its 26th year of existence. At the heart of Armand’s work is a profound respect for the power of personal story to build bridges between people and cultures.

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