Souldrama was developed by Connie Miller, NCC, LPC. TEP,ACS in 1997 and trademarked in 1999 as a therapeutic tool created for use as an adjunct to psychodrama and designed to move clients from co-dependency to co-creativity. Connie is the founder of the International Institute of Souldrama and also the owner of the Spring Lake Heights Counseling Center, in New Jersey. a sought-after keynote speaker and trainer, Connie runs a group for professionals in training in action methods and also trains addiction counselors in the new action model for the 12 steps. She is a Trainer, Educator, Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. Connie has developed a new model to access our spiritual intelligence that incorporates psychodrama, group psychotherapy, the creative arts, energy work and sociometry. By incorporating spirituality and action methods into the psychological process to help a client access their spiritual intelligence, Souldrama helps clients to move past resistance to remove the blocks that stop one from moving forward onto their higher purpose by aligning the ego and soul. She has presented her Souldrama workshops nationally and internationally including at numerous conferences. Additionally, she is responsible for bringing the technique of Souldrama to the American Counseling Association where she has brought action techniques including the process of Souldrama to the National Board of Certified Counselors as well as to the field of addictions. Connie has run training in Souldrama for the past eleven years in Mexico, Portugal, Holland, Greece and in England, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Isreal and presently runs her own training group in NJ. Her book Souldrama, a Journey into the Heart of God has recently been published in Brazil in Portuguese. Routledge press includes her chapter "Psychodrama, Spirituality and Souldrama" in the book New Advances in Psychodrama 2007. Her article, Souldrama: Its Techniques and Applications has been published by the International Journal of Action Methods, Winter 2000 and the Korean Journal of Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy has published her article, "Souldrama: a psychotherapeutic technique to access spiritual intelligence."Recently her article Souldrama: Spirituality in action has been published by the Journal for Creativity in Mental Health. She is the developer of the new model for the 12 steps: Souldrama. All workshops and training offer CE Hours for NCCs as well as training hours for the American Board of Examiners. Her new book, Starve the Ego: Feed the Soul! Souldrama, Ignite Your Spiritual Intelligence has been published in Romanian, Indonesian and Portuguese. Connie is a fellow of ASGPP and received the Innovators Award in 2010. In 2011 she received the award for creativity and innovation from the American Counseling Association for Souldrama. She is an Approved Clinical Supervisor for the NBCC. Souldrama is recognized by the Journal for Groups for Addictions as the new holistic model for the twelve steps.
She runs monthly training groups in NJ, Florida, and Louisiana as well as having developed a training program for the University of Indonesia Graduate School of Clinical Psychology.