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Jean Campbell - Action Institute of California - Director

Jean M. Campbell, LCSW, TEP

Teacher | Trainer | Psychodramatist | Consultant | Bodyworker | Spiritual Midwife

Jean Campbell has utilized action methods in clinical, business and medical settings since 1993. She is Board Certified as a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, is a Fellow of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, and a Practitioner and Trainer of Psychodramatic Bodywork®. She is also a Masters Level Certified Experiential Therapist, an EMDR practitioner and a Level II Reiki practitioner, In addition, Jean is a Program Faculty Member of the I*CARE (Interpersonal Communication and Relationship Enhancement) Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and has extensive teaching experience as an Adjunct Professor at San Diego University for Integrative Studies, former Instructor in the UCLA Extension Program at the University of California, Los Angeles, a former Faculty Member at Ryokan College in Los Angeles, California, and a former Psychodrama Trainer at Onsite in Cumberland Furnace, TN.

Jean worked in business for 11 years and was Director of Operations for a multi-million dollar pharmaceutical advertising and marketing firm. As she likes to say, it fed her 401K, but it didn’t feed her soul. As a result of her own personal journey, she earned her MSW at Fordham University in New York, and has gone on to work in the substance abuse and mental health field for more than 20 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.

As Director of the Action Institute of California, Jean is committed to created safe spaces for professionals to do their own work, and therefore, uses action methods in clinical, business, school and hospitals to facilitate staff trainings, team building, strategic planning, crisis management and role training seminars. In addition, she trains clinicians in both Psychodrama and Psychodramatic Bodywork®, facilitating her students in the discovery and nurturing of the presence of Spirit and intuition in their own lives.

Jean is living her vision of using action to effect change on a body, mind and spiritual level with individuals, communities and on a global level.


dr. jim tracy - the action institute of california faculty

Dr. Jim Tracy, CP, PAT, MA, MFTi, CADCII, BRI II

Dr. Tracy is a Board Certified Sociometrist and Psychodramatist, a nationally-recognized expert, speaker and educator in the area of impaired Health Care Professionals, and has been conducting Professional and Family Interventions for over 20 years. He provides extensive family case management and monitoring, has developed Professionals Programs and facilitates action-based family programs for some of the most respected treatment centers in the country.

susan aaron - action institute of california - faculty

Susan Aaron, BA, RMT

Susan is an internationally respected expert on emotions, the body and spirituality. Susan is a Canadian Certified Director of Psychodrama, a registered massage therapist and a Reiki Master with extensive training in body psychotherapy. In 1990 she created a training program called Psychodramatic Bodywork®.

Since then, Susan’s training and workshops have transformed people from Canada, the UK, the U.S. and Europe, by teaching and applying principles supporting the physical, emotional and spiritual journey. She has produced two videos in DVD format that illustrate her work on anger and fear. She works with a team of skilled students and graduates who help create the safe space that is an essential requirement for transformative experiences. She channels her messages to her students with the support of a council of guides.

Susan is the recipient of the 2006 Innovator’s award, presented by the American Society of Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama (ASGPP). This award acknowledges her innovative work in combining psychodrama and bodywork.

bill coleman - action institute of california - faculty

Bill Coleman, LMSW, TEP

Bill is Certified as a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy and is currently on staff as a Trauma Therapist at Sierra Tucson, a world-renowned treatment program in Tucson, Arizona. For eight years he was a Staff Psychodramatist at Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital in Katonah, NY, treating dually diagnosed adolescents and adults. He is on the faculty of the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute, a premier training institute in New Paltz, NY. He was also an Adjunct Professor at Russell Sage College in New York, designing and teaching courses in Theater Therapy. Bill has also designed and taught Psychodrama methods for Day Top Village, Freedom Institute and other substance abuse treatment facilities. He has presented at many international conferences and is the creator of “Men-At-Fifty”, psychodrama groups for men in mid-life transitions.

Bill also has an extensive history in government and business. For five years he was a Counterintelligence Officer in the US Army doing service during the Vietnam War. He was also the Assistant Security Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and held a similar position at Sotheby’s, New York. During the 1980s, Bill was Corporate Director of Security for two prominent Wall Street firms and has owned and operated his own international private investigations company.