Who We Are

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At Action Institute of California, we are committed to using action to effect change, and to creating safe and supportive spaces for leadership, training and personal growth.

We adhere to the highest standards of training, ethics and best practices for those working in the behavioral health, medical, legal or human services field, and we provide a nurturing environment for professionals to learn and practice new psychodrama, sociometry, somatic psychotherapy and trauma resolution skills.  We believe that working in these fields requires us to do our own work, and that if we to continue to grow personally, we can thrive professionally.

As professionals, we are all in the business of helping people – and sometimes, in order to be a better provider, the person we need to help most is ourselves. Moreover, as our careers advance, there are fewer and fewer safe places available to explore our own issues. This is especially true for those working in the recovery community. We are committed to creating a safe space for professionals to do their own work – whether it be dealing with countertransference, recovery, trauma history or issues arising in our present lives allowing us to be more effective when working with others.


We are committed to providing a safe and supportive space for leaders to create a culture where employees feel appreciated and part of a larger vision, and for leaders to feel a sense of purpose, satisfaction and happiness themselves.

Our didactic, experiential and comprehensive workshops provides specific, evidence-based, easily-implementable tools, at both the micro and macro level, to help leaders effect change on an individual and organizational level.


We are committed to providing high quality staff training that will allow your clinical and operations teams to learn effective tools and techniques that they can take directly back into their work with clients.

We are committed to providing effective team building to support your organization to build deeper and more sustainable bonds, learn and implement better communication skills, and work more collaboratively to not only create greater satisfaction at work, but greater productive and prosperity as well.