Edward Schreiber, TEP
I have studied with and have been trained by Zerka Moreno. For nearly 30 years I was in Zerka’s orbit as a student, researcher, co-editor of her textbook on the method, editor of her Memoirs and collaborator with her in the design and development of an important and yet less known facet of their work, called Sociatry and Social Microscopy. These are the mystic traditions behind all that the method offers and the embedded social justice vision and practices to address “all of humankind” as the benchmark for our work. While psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy remain a foundation for my work, still the seeds for social healing have captured my interest to this day. I have written about this in Kaplan and Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry in the chapter on our method. I share this in my work as an adjunct faculty member at Lesley University Graduate School. It is this undefinable soul of the First Universe that Moreno and Zerka taught to be central to it all. My primary work now is offering the Morenean instrument called The Social Microscope which teaches through action a tool for seeing through the sociometry and finding the underlying structure of society and organizations, largely hidden, that Moreno wrote about. This structure is what underlies all social injustice. The seeing of this structure can lead to a personal and direct encounter with “a quantum healing center” that is around us, within us, between us, a force of unity that is at the core of all we have before us.