June Rabson Hare, MSW and PhD.
June teaches at the Spitzer Department of Social Work of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, Israel where she gives two post-graduate courses on psychodrama and sociodrama. She also gives a course in the MA in Gerontology program of the Department of Public Health of the Faculty of Health Sciences. She supervises psychodrama students in training at various facilities in Israel. In addition, she runs private, on-going groups, seminars, and one-session workshops. She enjoys collaborating with other psychodramatists and Creative Arts Therapists in building action and arts projects which respond to the needs and challenges presented by the residents in the Negev region area of Israel in which she lives. Residents in this area come from a wide variety of ethnic and multi-cultural backgrounds, e.g. it has the largest number of new immigrants from Ethiopia, and the Former Soviet Union, and the largest community of Bedouin in Israel. June is also active in research and her interests range from Women's Health, cross-cultural issues, conflict resolution and co-existence, and ethnodrama and drama-based qualitative research. She has constructed an ethnotheatre piece based on life stories and illness narratives of women who have experienced an heart attack, and is currentlly working on the establishment of a Women's Health Theatre. Together with her late husband, A. Paul Hare, she wrote a biography of J. L. Moreno published in 1996 by Sage, and an earlier book on "Psychodrama: Theory and Method" published by the University of Cape Town in 1976. She enjoys singing in the Beer Sheva conservatory choir, and participating in a regional women's theatre group. June feels fortunate to having received her initial psychodrama training at the Moreno Institute in Beacon with Zerka T. Moreno as her primary trainer, and to have had additional training with some of the most excellent of trainers, amongst them Ann. E. Hale, Dorothy B. Satten, Elaine, E. Goldman, John Nolte, and the late Dag Blomkvist. She is also an ardent supporter of Playback Theatre.
21st June, 2016