Start date: December 13, 2018

End date: December 15, 2018

Location: Akmani Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia

Do you love working with young people? Would you like to enhance your ability to develop positive connections with adolescents? Would you like to learn new techniques to enhance your role as a teacher counselor, and/or facilitator working with individuals and groups? If so, this workshop is for you.

These three, full days of training (9am to 5pm each day) explore the theory, philosophy, and practice of utilizing action techniques (i.e. psychodrama, sociodrama, and drama therapy) with adolescent individuals and groups. Participate in the creation of a spontaneous and playful environment in which learning is cooperative and celebratory. Space is limited so pre-registration is essential.

Venue (Akmani Hotel, Jl. KH. Wahid Hasyim 91, Jakarta 10350) is conveniently located near train station and other public transportation.

Day 1: A Theoretical and Developmental Perspective

Participants will explore, in action:

  • Addressing developmental needs of adolescents in action-focused group
  • The unique working of the Adolescent Brain
  • Elements that contribute to participant safety and participation in an adolescent group

Day 2: Action Strategies to Support Group (and Group Members’) Development

Participants will explore, in action:

  • Therapeutic and educational challenges at various stages of group development
  • Facilitation of activities that support the group and members’ development
  • Use of Therapeutic Spiral Model as a template for healthy adolescent development

Day 3: Becoming a Stronger and More Successful Youth Worker

Participants will explore, in action:

  • Personal triggers that re-stimulate adolescent issues
  • Strategies for containing this re-stimulation appropriately and in service to the work
  • Incorporating learning from this training into their own work/professional settings

Who Should Attend:

  • Professionals working with young people as counselors and/or therapists
  • Educators and youth group facilitators

Tuition: Rp. 3,500,000 – Includes: Electronic handouts in English and Indonesian of many techniques; PDF copy of Mario’s Book, REBELS WITH A CAUSE (and place on e-mail list for free copy in Indonesian when translation is complete); lunch and coffee breaks each day; and Certificate documenting 20 training hours.

Discounts Available: Group of four or more who register together – Rp. 3 million per person; Individual pay in full by 15 November, 2018 – Rp. 3 million; group of 4 or more who pay in full by 15 November – Rp. 2.5 million per person.


Contact Mario at for registration information.