Marcia Karp Curriculum Vitae

Employment History & Specialities:

2009  Psychodrama Psychotherapist, Personality Disorder Services, Deancross, East London NHS, Part Time

2006 - 2008 Brent Mind Supervisor of Counsellors, Brent, London

2004 - 2008 Visiting Lecturer, Osaka Psychodrama Association, Osaka, Japan

2002 - 2008 Visiting Lecturer, Japanese Group Psychotherapy Association, Tokyo, Japan

2002 - 2008 Visiting Lecturer, Tokyo Psychodrama Association, Tokyo, Japan

2001 - 2009 Private Psychotherapist utilizing group and individual psychotherapy, London

1997 - 2009 Psychodrama Trainer, IMAP Group Dynamics, Geneva, Switzerland

1988 - 2009 Workshop trainer in psychodrama in Scandinavia, Latin America, Asia and throughout Europe

2003 - 2005 Supervisor and Group leader, Minster Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy, London

2004 Visiting Lecturer, Dutch Psychodrama Association, Amsterdam

2003 Visiting Lecturer, South Korea Psychodrama Association, Seoul

2000 - 2001 Staff Trainer and supervisor, Promise Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy, London

1998 - 2001 Director of Training, Hoewell International Psychodrama Centre, Lynton, North Devon. Director of Therapy for out-patients.

1974 - 1998 Co-founder of the Holwell International Psychodrama Centre, Barnstaple, North Devon. Director of Training and Director of Therapy for residential care of people with multiple mental health issues.

1989 Post Graduate Counselling in Primary Care Course, University of Bristol, Bristol, Avon

1991 Psychodramatist in three Camelback University Hospitals, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Full time position with psychiatric patients for 3 months

1990 Psychotherapy in Primary Care at Barnstaple Medical Centre, Barnstaple North Devon

1971 - 1973 Speech Pathologist, Toronto Centre for Diagnosis and Treatment of Speech Disorders, Toronto, Canada

1969 Psychodramatist at California Medical Facility, Psychiatric Prison, Vallejo, California, USA

1966-1968 Director of Speech Pathology and Audiology Department, San Mateo, California, USA


2000  Psychodrama of Rape and Torture: A Sixteen-year Follow-up Case Study , chapter in Psychodrama for Trauma Survivors, by P. Kellermann and K. Hudgins, Jessica Kingsley publisher, London

1998 Co-editor Handbook of Psychodrama, with Paul Holmes and Kate Tauvon, Routledge, London/ New York

1995 Co-Editor Psychodrama Since Moreno with Paul Holmes and Mike Watson, Routledge, London/New York

1992 Co-editor Psychodrama: Inspiration and Technique, with Paul Holmes, Routledge, London/New York


1987 - 2001 Articles in National and International Journals including Psychodrama of War in the Falklands, published in the Journal of Group Analysis and Introduction to Psychodrama published in the British Association of Counselling Journal

Television and Films:

2004 Take Two 1/2, Docu-drama Film, William Greaves Productions, New York. Screened at British Film Institute Film Festival, London, 2005, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2006 and British Film Institute Film Festival 2007.
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1997 In the Company of Men, film by Walter Wellibit Productions shown at the Venice Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival and screened on CBC-TV

1989 Introducing Psychodrama with Marcia Karp, a film adapted for television filmed and produced by Andrew Powell

1987 Prisoners of Childhood, Director of Psychodrama Sequence, screened in May 1987 on Channel Four

1968 Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take one, Film, New York William Greaves Productions.
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International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP).

Fellow and Member of ASGPP

American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama

Registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy

Founding Member of the Federation of European Training Organisations in Psychodrama

British Psychodrama Association Member and Trainer
First Honorary President of British Psychodrama Association.
Post held for eleven years.


Board member of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy


1979 T.E.P. Diploma, Trainer , Educator, and Practitioner in psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy certified by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy.

1968 Director Certificate Academy of Psychodrama, Beacon, New York
student of J. L. Moreno, founder of Psychodrama and Zerka T. Moreno, Primary Trainers 

1965 - 1966 M.A. Speech Pathology, Columbia University, New York
1961 - 1964 B.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA


2004 J. L. Moreno Lifetime Achievement Award, American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama

2004 Lifetime Achievement Award, British Psychodrama Association, Great Britain 1991