Eberhard Scheiffele, PhD, TEP, RDT, is a theatre artist, psychotherapist, scholar, and award-winning psychodramatist. His doctoral dissertation "The Theatre of Truth," written at the University of California, Berkeley, focused on Jacob Moreno's theatre of spontaneity and psychodrama. He is certified as a Trainer, Educator, Practitioner (TEP) by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy, and he is a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT). While his first love remains acting, his experience also includes working in private practice and for agencies as a psychotherapist for children, adolescents, and adults. He has over 20 years of teaching experience in mathematics, philosophy, theatre arts, and psychology. His research and experiential trainings have been presented at universities and conferences in theatre and psychotherapy all over the United States, Canada, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Romania, Austria, Russia, and Senegal, West Africa. His presentations are sought out because of his warmth, passion, and humor. He has been published in Research in Drama Education, Journal of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, The British Journal of Psychodrama and Sociodrama, Psychodrama and Modern Psychotherapy (Ukraine), Dramascope, and many others.
Eberhard loves the Russian culture and people, ever since he was invited to present psychodrama seminars at conferences in Rostov-on-Don and Ekaterinburg. During his Fulbright year he will be working in the psychology department at Ekaterinburg Liberal Arts University, and other venues as requested. One of the goals of his work is to help establish psychodrama education in Russian universities and to use the techniques to create community across differences. He also plans to study Russian forms of psychotherapy and dance. Eberhard can be reached through his webpage www.scheiffele.com which also contains some of his publications.