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Home Events Healing the Father Wound: A 1-Day Workshop for Men

Healing the Father Wound: A 1-Day Workshop for Men

Facilitated by
Armand Volkas, LMFT, RDT/BCT
Melvin L. Escobar, LCSW, RYT

August 27th, 2022
9am – 4:30pm PDT

Online Zoom Platform
Link will be sent after registration


The primary source of male conditioning is the father figure in our lives. This often creates wounding that manifests as difficulty feeling connected to our whole selves and to others.

In this workshop we will explore the wounds arising from our relationships with our fathers using embodied action methods including drama therapy, psychodrama and improvisation to heal our personal and collective father wounds. 

“The first act of violence that patriarchy demands of males is not violence toward women. Instead patriarchy demands of all males that they engage in acts of psychic self-mutilation, that they kill off the emotional parts of themselves.”
– bell hooks

Open to male-identified participants
No previous drama experience required


Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT
[email protected]
510.595.5500, ext. 11


Aug 27 2022


Pacific Standard Time
9:00 am - 4:30 pm




Healing the Wounds of History,
Living Arts Drama Therapy Institute


Zoom Online Class
Armand Volkas, LMFT, RDT/BCT, Healing the Wounds of History Founder


Armand Volkas, LMFT, RDT/BCT, Healing the Wounds of History Founder
(510) 595-5500, Ext 11
[email protected]

Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT is a psychotherapist, drama therapist and theatre director. He is Clinical Director of the Living Arts Counseling Center in Emeryville, California, Drama Therapy uses acting improvisation and psychodrama as therapeutic tools. Armand is a Board Certified Trainer in this discipline with The North American Association for Drama Therapy. In addition, he is Associate Professor in the Counseling Psychology Program at California Institute of Integral Studies. He has developed innovative programs using drama therapy and expressive arts therapies for intercultural conflict transformation and healing generational and historical trauma. He is also Director of The Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble which transforms the personal stories of audience members into improvised theatre pieces. At the heart of Armand’s work is a respect for the power of personal story to build bridges between people and cultures.


Melvin L. Escobar, LCSW, RYT
Melvin L. Escobar, LCSW, RYT

Melvin L. Escobar, LCSW, RYT is a licensed psychotherapist and yoga instructor. Melvin has devoted his professional career to working with people from marginalized communities, drawing on his own life experiences as a queer man of color from a working-class background. Having found that the wisdom teachings embodied in Buddhism and Yoga were essential to working with his own trauma, he is committed to bringing mindfulness and somatic awareness into his psychotherapy practice. Melvin incorporates drama therapy into his practice, which empowers clients to claim agency over their own stories, find their voice and befriend their bodies in order to achieve genuine transformation.

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