Our speaker, Dr. John Milner, was ill and had to cancel but we were fortunate to have Jean Campbell, LCSW, director of the Action Institute of California, fill in at the last minute. She did an excellent job of demonstrating how her program works with the use of family sculpting and psychodrama.
Using group activities she was able to show us all just how important it is to treat the entire family rather than just treating the addict/alcoholic. We were able to clearly see the role of the co-dependent loved one in the addict’s ability to achieve and maintain sobriety.
Opening for Jean was Stampp Corbin, president of the Addiction Treatment Advocacy Coalition and CEO of Dynamic Clinical Laboratories. He explained the role of the ATAC in advocating on behalf of addiction treatment centers by working with the department of insurance, managed healthcare and department of labor to ensure that all the variety of policies continue to adhere to the mental health parity and addiction equity act.
Jean Campbell, LCSW, CET III, TEP has utilized action methods in clinical and business settings since 1993. She is a certified as a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, is a Masters Level Certified Experiential Therapist and is the only Practitioner and Trainer of Psychodramatic Bodywork in the United States certified to offer all 3 levels of training. Jean has worked in the substance abuse and mental health field for over 22 years, in a variety of clinical settings, including as Director of the Family Program at Inter-Care, Ltd. in New York City, and as Clinical Director of Clearview Treatment Programs in Los Angeles. She served 2 terms as Treasurer of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP), is a Fellow of the ASGPP and is the President Emeritus of the Women\’s Association for Addiction Treatment (WAAT). Jean has worked in business, medical and educational settings, and has trained clinicians on a national and international level. In addition, she is the Founder and Director of Moonlight Workshops, a retreat center for personal growth workshops for individuals, couples and families, and along with her colleagues Jim Tracy, DDS, MFTi, BRI, CP, PAT and Bill Maher, CIP, she has co-created the Action Intervention Training model, which combines Systemic, Invitational Intervention with Sociometry and Psychodrama to warm up the family to change and create a treatment plan for the entire family system to recover, not just the addict/alcoholic. As Director of the Action Institute of California, Jean teaches and utilizes action methods in a variety of settings, including treatment centers, businesses, agencies, clinics, schools and hospitals to facilitate staff trainings, team building, strategic planning and crisis management. Jean facilitates ongoing training groups in Orange County and San Diego, California, and offers workshops all over the United States, including Action Intervention Training Weekends, Sociometry Weekend Trainings, Directors Weekend Trainings, Psychodramatic Bodywork Weekend Trainings, Individual and Group Supervision, and monthly CP and TEP Exam Preparation Classes