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Adoption Stories: a one-day drama therapy & expressive arts workshop for adult adoptees

Adoption Stories

A one-day drama therapy
& expressive arts workshop for adult adoptees

Facilitated by:
Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT
Amber Field, Adoptee & Expressive Arts Facilitator

Saturday, May 20, 2017
10 am to 5 pm

The Living Arts Counseling Center
1265 65th Street, Emeryville, CA

Cost: $140
(Limited sliding scale spots available)

For more information contact:
Amber Field (415) 573-4092

Armand Volkas (510) 595-5500, Ext 11


Workshop Description

Adopted people often have complex feelings, identities and family relationships that are difficult to navigate. Grief, gratitude, anger, abandonment, forgiveness, confusion, acceptance——–there are few places where the diversity of adoption experiences can be witnessed and held. Join us for a day of exploration and healing with prominent drama therapy and expressive arts facilitators. We will uncover and transform our stories into life affirming narratives through drama therapy, voice work, Playback Theatre, drawing, movement, and journaling. No previous arts experience necessary. Shy people are welcome!


Amber Field is a Korean American transracial adoptee artist, teacher and healer. She is a Tamalpa Institute Associate Teacher of expressive arts and a musician who specializes in helping people free their voices. Amber also co-leads an anti-oppression training Solidarity & Inclusive Leadership that uses embodied arts practices to transform individuals and communities. She is passionate about helping adopted people explore their many feelings around adoption and find home within themselves.
Contact information: (415) 573-4092, tabla_queen@yahoo.com

armand-photo-150x188Armand Volkas is a psychotherapist and Registered Drama Therapist in private practice and Clinical Director of the Living Arts Counseling Center in Emeryville, California. He is a Board Certified Trainer in this discipline with The North American Drama Therapy Association. 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 and expressive arts therapies for social change, intercultural conflict transformation and peacebuilding.
Contact: (510) 595-5500, Ext 11, armandvolkas@gmail.com



May 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

| $140


May 20, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Armand Volkas
(510) 595-5500, Ext 11


Living Arts Counseling Center-Emeryville
1265 65th Street
Emeryville, CA 94608 United States
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