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Marlo J. Archer, Ph.D., T.E.P.


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If you’re looking for a therapist for yourself or your family, I’d be happy to talk with you and see if I can be of service. I enjoy working with kids, teens, and families, focusing on the day-to-day difficulties that typical families have like getting their kids to school on time, chores, sibling rivalry, co-parenting children with your ex-spouse, bedtime, arguing, and helping to create calm and peaceful households.

I’m also skilled and experienced in working with more serious problems like kids refusing to go to school or experimenting with drugs, alcohol, or sex; marital problems, substance abuse, depression, post-traumatic stress, and anxiety.

If you found me here, I'm guessing it's because you've worked with more traditional therapists and are looking for something new, or you are already familiar with psychodrama, sociometry, and/or group psychotherapy and are looking specifically for a therapist with those skills. Fantastic! Let's have some fun and continue your recovery journey!

If, on the other hand, you are a fellow psychodramatist, you might be interested to know that I first discovered psychodrama in 2004, fell in love with the method, and began studying it immediately. Dorothy Satten was my Primary Trainer, along with her husband, Mort, and Rebecca Walters of Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute served as my Secondary Trainer. In addition, I trained with Ann E. Hale, Donna Little, Judy Swallow, Zerka Moreno, Jeanne Burger, Jean Campbell, Deb Shaddy, MaryAnna Palmer, and Katherine Norgard and attended the 2006, 2008, & 2011- 2016 ASGPP (American Society of Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama) Conferences.

I became a Certified Practitioner in January of 2012 and applied to become a PAT (Practitioner Applicant for Trainer) immediately, selecting Ann Hale as my Primary and Susan Powell as my Secondary Trainer for that process.

Additionally, I am a Co-Founder of the Arizona Psychodrama Institute (www.AzPsychodrama.com) that capitalizes on the strengths of Arizona psychodrama enthusiasts in various stages of their own training and professional development, an institute that designed not be tied to specific trainers, but rather, one that can continue to exist when trainers resign or move on to other interests.

The Arizona Psychodrama Institute began offering workshops in June of 2012 and offers Basic Psychodrama training as well as required continuing education topics in action.

I was thrilled to attend the 2013 ASGPP Conference where I received the Zerka T. Moreno Award. I also enjoyed immensely presenting at, and attending the 2015 ANZPA (Australia & Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association) Convention.

In 2016, I Co-Chaired as Phoenix hosted the ASGPP National Conference and it was fantastic. Shortly after the completion of the conference, I was notified that I had successfully completed all of the requirements to become certified as a TEP (Trainer, Educator, Practitioner). I will continue to work with the API training group and help nurture the next generation of psychodramatists.

Please feel free to contact me through this website or directly at:
Marlo.Archer@azpsychodrama.com. - Psychodrama Training
DrMarlo@drmarlo.com - Psychological Services, including Psychodrama as Treatment

Primary Address

Arizona Psychodrama Institute
1237 W. Auburn Drive
Tempe, AZ 85283
Office Phone: (602) 456-1889


2nd Office Address

Down To Earth Enterprises
Tempe, AZ 85283
Office Phone: (480) 705-5007

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