Pamela Goffman, LCSW, TEP, CIRT earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work at Fordham University. Pamela received training in the treatment of trauma through the Manhattan Vet Center in NYC.`````````````````````````````````````````````````She was the psychiatric social worker and trained the clinical staff at Samaritan Village’s Veterans' Program. There she trained staff on treatment of trauma of combat, homelessness and substance abuse. Since 1998 she has been in Delray Beach, FL. Along with her private practice, Pamela created and operated a clinical arm for an international adoption agency, provided the mental health component to a pain clinic, and consulted for many of the substance abuse agencies in South Florida. She has also been a frequent presenter at ASGPP and NASW conferences, and to Florida Atlantic University, Barry University and Florida International University. These trainings include "Introduction to Psychodrama Techniques", "Creating Safety in the treatment of Trauma with Psychodrama", "Spirituality in Clinical Practice", and "Integrating the Expressive Arts with Social Work Practice".
Pamela has over 25 years of experience in the field of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. Her personal history of teaching movement, body awareness, and alignment to actors informs and enriches her somatic knowledge and understanding of the importance of the body and spirit in psychotherapy.
Pamela was granted certification of Trainer, Educator, and Practitioner (TEP) of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy by the American Board of Examiners (ABE). She is a fellow in the American Society of Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama (ASGPP). Publications include many articles co-written for the column entitled "The Teen Scene" on DailyLit.com. Pamela is passionate about working with couples and is a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist (CIRT). She integrates her experiential style with the work of Imago therapy to create a more effective healing experience.
In 2009 Pamela created her training institute, formerly Psychodrama Institute of South Florida, where she had an ongoing training group, supervision group and workshop presentations on a wide array of topics. Pamela enjoys collaboration with many colleagues, and presents workshops nationally and internationally. Pamela remains passionate about her work with these approaches, and appreciates the great responsibility to pass on this powerful philosophy, theory and method of healing.