Daniela Simmons, PhD, TEP is international trainer & supervisor, the creator of the Tele'Drama method and the founder and director of the International Tele'Drama Institute which has already welcomed thousands of people, from 82 countries.
Dr. Simmons is the 2022 ASGPP recipient of the Innovator's Award for the creation of Tele'Drama. Established in 1994, the Innovator's Award is presented to a member of the ASGPP whose work significantly and in new directions extends the applications or methods of psychodrama, sociometry and/or group psychotherapy. Dr. Simmons is the current President of the American Society in Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP). Her professional experience, both in Europe and the US, is in educational, research, and consultancy work in the social sciences and mental health. She received training on the psychoanalysis of group relations in organizations at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, headquartered in London. She has been utilizing action methods sessions since 1995 in Europe and since 2005 in the US.