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About Jacob Gershoni

Jacob Gershoni, LCSW, CGP, TEP is a psychotherapist in private practice at the Sociometric Institute in New York City. He is a certified group psychotherapist, and also is a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner (TEP), the highest certification granted by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. Jacob is a co-director of the Psychodrama Training Institute, a division of the Sociometric Institute. Formerly a staff member of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, he is a fellow of the American Society of Group psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP) and served on its executive council. He works with individuals, couples and groups and also offers training classes for group therapists and others interested in Action Methods in psychotherapy and staff development.

Jacob graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1971), and the University of Michigan (1975). His post-graduate training has been in Family Therapy and Psychodrama. Since 1980, he has maintained an active affiliation with two counseling services for the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender community in New York City: Identity House and the Institute for Human Identity. His employment history includes work at the Fred Finch Youth Center in Oakland, California (1976-1977), and Queens Child Guidance Center (1979-1990).

Jacob is a member of the following professional organizations:

Role Play and its Applications
Published on July 2021 in Forum, the peer-reviewed journal of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP)
Psychodrama in the 21st Century
Published in November, 2003, by Springer Publishing Company in New York City
Highlighting Sociometry in the Psychodramatic Process: A glance at psychodrama in New York City
Published in the German Journal Zeitschrift fur Psychodrama und Soziometrie, Volume 15, on pages 353-357, dated October, 2016
A Documentary: LoveTrue
Filmmaker and director Alma Har’el has elicited the help of psychodramatists as consultants in her documentaries, and has recently completed another one in which I worked with her and the protagonists.
Bringing Psychodrama to the Main Stage of Group Psychotherapy
Published in Group ( the Journal of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society), Volume 33.4, December 2009
Evolution and Transformation of Open Sessions in Psychodrama: A Survey
Published in the British journal of psychodrama and sociodrama, volume 23 number 2, pp.15-31. in 2008.
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Training & Supervision Group

This group meets online on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month, at 10:00 a.m. (New York Time) for two and a half hours each time. During the academic year from September to June.

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Group Therapy

Sessions are held weekly ONLINE from September through June on Mondays 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

This group utilizes action-oriented methods based on group therapy, psychodrama and sociometry in a safe and affirming setting.

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