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This website is designed to serve those interested or involved in exploring and learning about psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry, role training. This includes all uses of action methods for group work, group training, group leadership, and group psychotherapy.

What we are up to

Psychodrama Australia seeks to awaken and strengthen the abilities of people in many settings to express themselves relevantly, responsively and creatively in the ordinary here and now situations in which they live and work. Training is pertinent to people interested in enlivening personal, interpersonal and group functioning in the fields of health, education, organisational development and creative arts.

The training deals with the experiences of the individual in groups and emphasises a systems approach to living. Trainees can expect to develop greater sensitivity and proficiency in interpersonal, group and inter-group relations.

There are local campuses in each state

This page lists all the recent and upcoming programs that are being run throughout Australia at our 5 campuses.  You can also click on the Campus button above or use these links here: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, or Sydney to see the specific programs coming up at that campus.

If you click on the green button, or the title line of one of the events, you will be taken to all the details of that program, and to the campus that is running it. If you click on one of the campus buttons below, or in the header above, you will immediately see the upcoming programs for that campus.

For further information

For further information please contact us by clicking here, or read further with our Frequently Asked Questions, or check out which is your local campus by clicking here.

Upcoming Training Events

Australia

Australia
Feb
25

This workshop uses the psychodrama method to develop the art of slowing down in the company of others. Participants can expect to generate a range of experiences of the psychodrama method and to become familiar with the training approach taken at Melbourne Campus.

25 Feb 2017
Sat and Sun 10.00am - 5.00pm
Corner Stewart St & Roberts St, Melbourne
Feb
25

This series of modules is designed for trainees who have 300 or more hours of training, who are using the method in their work and who are committed to further developing as a psychodramatist, sociometrist, role trainer or sociodramatist, and are or becoming Associate Members of AANZPA.

25 Feb 2017
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Feb
26

These writing days are for psychodrama trainees who are wanting a cooperative environment to progress their writing. Each one will include a short training input session and time to do some writing.

26 Feb 2017
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Feb
26

This group is for trainees who are intent on expanding how they use the psychodrama method in their lives. This might be at work, in the community, in other organisations, individually or collaboratively with one another. The group will be a facilitated peer group, part project group, part supervision group, part support group and part writing group.

26 Feb 2017
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Mar
3

Clinical Supervision Group: Using action methods theory and practice

This supervision group is for professionals conducting clinical work in groups and one to one settings, including psychodrama practitioners, trainees and other professionals interested in this approach.
 

3 Mar 2017
10.00am-12.00 noon
Prahran, Melbourne
Mar
3

The best way to understand the power of psychodrama is to experience it and these evenings are designed to give participants an opportunity to experience psychodrama in a safe and gentle environment. Each session will be directed by an experienced psychodramatist with time available for questions about the method and its applications.

3 Mar 2017
7pm - 9.30pm
1/20 Clarke St, Crows Nest
Mar
4

This program is designed for people who would like to learn about psychodrama, action methods, and how to use them. Participants have the opportunity to experience psychodrama, broaden their production capabilities, and deepen their capacity for therapeutic or creative interventions in the family, health or organisational systems in which they work and live.

4 Mar 2017
First workshop is 4/5 March, 9.30 - 4.30 both days
1/20 Clarke St, Crows Nest, Sydney
Mar
9

The best way to understand the power of psychodrama is to experience it and these evenings are designed to give participants an opportunity to experience psychodrama in a safe and gentle environment. Each session will be directed by an experienced psychodramatist with time available for questions about the method and its applications.

9 Mar 2017
7pm - 10pm
, Canberra
Mar
10

These workshop will focus on building a culture in which relationships flourish, where we are able to live and work. In which healing and purpose can be fulfilled. Passion and kindness go hand in hand along with a vision of creative living. Learning to reflect on ones behaviour and others will assist in making interventions. Learning to embrace conflict and problem solving, rather than avoiding concerns that arise, will strengthen relationships and assist in the development of a positive group culture. Leadership abilities and the application of the psychodramatic method will be a focus.

10 Mar 2017
Fri 10th March, 7pm-9pm, Sat 11th and Sun 12th March, 9.30am-5.30pm
, Canberra,
Mar
17

Working with Feeling

In this workshop participants can explore the range of meaning attributed to feelings in a variety of cultures, examine their own history in relation to feelings, and learn to work more constructively with their clients.
Psychodrama action method will be applied to the life of the group and work of individuals. Participants will have a chance to practice working with one another under supervision.

Feelings are our subjective experience of the activities of our limbic system. As such they give us an integrated readout on our perceptions and the meanings we make of them which is faster and richer than the conscious mind.

They range from subtle hunches, fleeting or nagging, through to full on passion.

We ignore them at our peril. They colour our relationships and can destroy our bodies over time.
Frequently they are not convenient. They do not obey the rules.

Learning to deal with feelings is a lifetime work. For the professional they present joy, serendipity, and a challenge.
 

17 Mar 2017
17th-19th March 7.00-9pm; 9.30-5pm both days
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington

Adelaide

Adelaide
Mar
17

Working with Feeling

In this workshop participants can explore the range of meaning attributed to feelings in a variety of cultures, examine their own history in relation to feelings, and learn to work more constructively with their clients.
Psychodrama action method will be applied to the life of the group and work of individuals. Participants will have a chance to practice working with one another under supervision.

Feelings are our subjective experience of the activities of our limbic system. As such they give us an integrated readout on our perceptions and the meanings we make of them which is faster and richer than the conscious mind.

They range from subtle hunches, fleeting or nagging, through to full on passion.

We ignore them at our peril. They colour our relationships and can destroy our bodies over time.
Frequently they are not convenient. They do not obey the rules.

Learning to deal with feelings is a lifetime work. For the professional they present joy, serendipity, and a challenge.
 

17 Mar 2017
17th-19th March 7.00-9pm; 9.30-5pm both days
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington
Mar
31

Different perspectives on Group Work will be explored and in particular the work of W.R Bion and the Focal Conflict Model by Whitaker and Lieberman. Jacob Moreno observed when working with groups that "in a group each person becomes a therapeutic agent for the other, that there is a potential for healing through a vast variety of sociometric interconnections among group members." (Dayton 2005 p.137)

 

 

31 Mar 2017
31st March 6pm-9pm 1st April 9.30am-3.30pm
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington
Jun
1

This is our second Open Night for the year and we invite all who are interested in learning a little more about psychodrama. to come and to bring your friends.

1 Jun 2017
7.30pm-9.30pm June 1st
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington
Jun
2

Trainees will have adequate opportunity in this workshop to lead vignettes and dramas under supervision. As the image of the mandala implies there is a lot of colour' that can emerge when people work together with a leader who is willing to have a go; stay connected to the protagonist and is willing to experiment with a wide range of reponses to group concerns and group leadership. As in all of the workshops presented this year there will be opportunities to refresh and revise previosuly learned subject areas and skills.

2 Jun 2017
June 2nd 6pm-9pm June 3rd 9.30am-3.30pm
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington
Jul
27

Imagine how warmed up you will be by the end of this training workshop as you explore your own development within the group to aspire to new attitudes, behaviour and resolution of conflict. This will enable applications in your life and work. Integrating a new functioning of your behaviour and attitudes in daily life is a task worth undertaking and your  'creative genius' bursting into new life within you will guide you. You will learn how to  warm the group up to a wide range of situations as you direct and lead during  this weekend. In the Theatre of Spontaneity Jacob Moreno taught people to unfreeze their familar ways of working and freed them to act and interact on the spur of the moment.

27 Jul 2017
27th July 6pm-9pm; 28th July 1.30pm-7.30pm; July 29th 9.30am-3.30pm
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Sep
14

Come along to learn more about psychodrama. All welcome.

14 Sep 2017
7.30pm-9.30pm
17 Pennington St, Pennington
Sep
15

In 2016 our training group together with others focussed on building a culture in which relationships flourish, where we are able to live and work. Passion and kindness go hand in hand along with a vision of creative living.Continuing this theme in 2017 we will learn to reflect on ways to create a new vital culture in the world. The apllication of the psychodramatic method will be our main focus.

15 Sep 2017
15th September 6.00pm-9pm 16th September 9.30am-3.30pm
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington
Nov
10

Further information will be available soon.

10 Nov 2017
to be announced
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington

Brisbane

Brisbane
Nov
26

These writing days are for psychodrama trainees who are wanting a cooperative environment to progress their writing. Each one will include a short training input session and time to do some writing.

26 Nov 2017
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Oct
29

These writing days are for psychodrama trainees who are wanting a cooperative environment to progress their writing. Each one will include a short training input session and time to do some writing.

29 Oct 2017
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Oct
18

This program is a five day non residential psychodrama training workshop 18 - 22 October with Sara Crane and Elizabeth Synnot. The purpose of this five-day workshop is opportunity for intensive experiential training in psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry, role training and general group work.

18 Oct 2017
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Sep
24

These writing days are for psychodrama trainees who are wanting a cooperative environment to progress their writing. Each one will include a short training input session and time to do some writing.

24 Sep 2017
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Aug
27

These writing days are for psychodrama trainees who are wanting a cooperative environment to progress their writing. Each one will include a short training input session and time to do some writing.

27 Aug 2017
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Jun
25

These writing days are for psychodrama trainees who are wanting a cooperative environment to progress their writing. Each one will include a short training input session and time to do some writing.

25 Jun 2017
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Jun
10

Sociodrama training. Working with Organisations, Families and other Human Systems. This workshop is for leaders and other change agents who wish to refine their abilities to work sociodramatically within the organisations and systems in which they work and live. Being run in Brisbane at the Brisbane Campus by Peter Howie.

10 Jun 2017
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
May
25

These writing days are for psychodrama trainees who are wanting a cooperative environment to progress their writing. Each one will include a short training input session and time to do some writing.

25 May 2017
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Mar
26

These writing days are for psychodrama trainees who are wanting a cooperative environment to progress their writing. Each one will include a short training input session and time to do some writing.

26 Mar 2017
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Feb
26

This group is for trainees who are intent on expanding how they use the psychodrama method in their lives. This might be at work, in the community, in other organisations, individually or collaboratively with one another. The group will be a facilitated peer group, part project group, part supervision group, part support group and part writing group.

26 Feb 2017
45 Clarence St, Brisbane

Melbourne

Melbourne
Feb
25

This workshop uses the psychodrama method to develop the art of slowing down in the company of others. Participants can expect to generate a range of experiences of the psychodrama method and to become familiar with the training approach taken at Melbourne Campus.

25 Feb 2017
Sat and Sun 10.00am - 5.00pm
Corner Stewart St & Roberts St, Melbourne
Mar
3

Clinical Supervision Group: Using action methods theory and practice

This supervision group is for professionals conducting clinical work in groups and one to one settings, including psychodrama practitioners, trainees and other professionals interested in this approach.
 

3 Mar 2017
10.00am-12.00 noon
Prahran, Melbourne
Mar
18

This multi-level training group is an AANZPA accredited training program. It is for new trainees at the core curriculum level and for trainees at intermediate and advanced levels of training. It incorporates workshops in May* and September* which are also open to a wider group of participants.

18 Mar 2017
10.30am-6.00pm (May and September 10am-6.00pm)
189 High Street, Melbourne
May
5

Led by Chris Hosking, Psychodramatist, TEP, Distinguished Member AANZPA, staff member of Psychodrama Australia's Melbourne Campus

The stage beckons and challenges each one of us to display, reflect and refresh the nature of our actions, our interactions. In this workshop we will highlight the matter of rising up, stepping forward as relevant to production, directing and leadership.

 

 

5 May 2017
10.00am - 6.00pm
189 High Street, Melbourne
Jun
3

Discover more about your own experiences in working with cultural difference. Develop greater spontaneity so you can respond well to new situations and come up with fresh responses to repetitive or confounding dynamics. We call this ‘finding your feet’.

Led by Jenny Hutt, Sociodramatist, TEP and Director of Training Melbourne Campus and Bev Hosking, Role Trainer, TEP and Director of Training, Wellington Psychodrama Training Institute

 

3 Jun 2017
10.00am - 6.00pm
189 High Street, Melbourne
Sep
8

Led by Chris Hosking, Psychodramatist, TEP, Distinguished Member of AANZPA and staff member of Psychodrama Australia's Melbourne Campus

In this workshop we will refresh ourselves with the psychodrama method and how this method can assist us as directors, protagonists and auxiliaries to be actively productive in our lives.

8 Sep 2017
10.00am - 6.00pm
189 High Street, Melbourne

Perth

Perth
There are currently no events to display in Perth. Check out the campus page to sign up for upcoming events in the region.

Sydney

Sydney
Mar
3

The best way to understand the power of psychodrama is to experience it and these evenings are designed to give participants an opportunity to experience psychodrama in a safe and gentle environment. Each session will be directed by an experienced psychodramatist with time available for questions about the method and its applications.

3 Mar 2017
7pm - 9.30pm
1/20 Clarke St, Crows Nest
Mar
4

This program is designed for people who would like to learn about psychodrama, action methods, and how to use them. Participants have the opportunity to experience psychodrama, broaden their production capabilities, and deepen their capacity for therapeutic or creative interventions in the family, health or organisational systems in which they work and live.

4 Mar 2017
First workshop is 4/5 March, 9.30 - 4.30 both days
1/20 Clarke St, Crows Nest, Sydney
Mar
9

The best way to understand the power of psychodrama is to experience it and these evenings are designed to give participants an opportunity to experience psychodrama in a safe and gentle environment. Each session will be directed by an experienced psychodramatist with time available for questions about the method and its applications.

9 Mar 2017
7pm - 10pm
, Canberra
Mar
10

These workshop will focus on building a culture in which relationships flourish, where we are able to live and work. In which healing and purpose can be fulfilled. Passion and kindness go hand in hand along with a vision of creative living. Learning to reflect on ones behaviour and others will assist in making interventions. Learning to embrace conflict and problem solving, rather than avoiding concerns that arise, will strengthen relationships and assist in the development of a positive group culture. Leadership abilities and the application of the psychodramatic method will be a focus.

10 Mar 2017
Fri 10th March, 7pm-9pm, Sat 11th and Sun 12th March, 9.30am-5.30pm
, Canberra,
Apr
7

The best way to understand the power of psychodrama is to experience it and these evenings are designed to give participants an opportunity to experience psychodrama in a safe and gentle environment. Each session will be directed by an experienced psychodramatist with time available for questions about the method and its applications.

7 Apr 2017
7pm - 9.30pm
1/20 Clarke St, Crows Nest
May
5

The best way to understand the power of psychodrama is to experience it and these evenings are designed to give participants an opportunity to experience psychodrama in a safe and gentle environment. Each session will be directed by an experienced psychodramatist with time available for questions about the method and its applications.

5 May 2017
7pm - 9.30pm
1/20 Clarke St, Crows Nest
May
11

The best way to understand the power of psychodrama is to experience it and these evenings are designed to give participants an opportunity to experience psychodrama in a safe and gentle environment. Each session will be directed by an experienced psychodramatist with time available for questions about the method and its applications.

11 May 2017
7pm - 10pm
, Canberra
May
12

These workshops will focus on building a culture in which relationships flourish, where we are able to live and work. In which healing and purpose can be fulfilled. Passion and kindness go hand in hand along with a vision of creative living. Learning to reflect on ones behaviour and others will assist in making interventions. Learning to embrace conflict and problem solving, rather than avoiding concerns that arise, will strengthen relationships and assist in the development of a positive group culture. Leadership abilities and the application of the psychodramatic method will be a focus. 

12 May 2017
Fri 12th May, 7pm-9pm, Sat 13th and Sun 14th May, 9.30am-5.30pm
, Canberra,
Jun
2

The best way to understand the power of psychodrama is to experience it and these evenings are designed to give participants an opportunity to experience psychodrama in a safe and gentle environment. Each session will be directed by an experienced psychodramatist with time available for questions about the method and its applications.

2 Jun 2017
7pm - 9.30pm
1/20 Clarke St, Crows Nest
Jun
24

Details coming soon

24 Jun 2017
2 day workshop
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Psychodrama Australia

Australia wide training in Pyschodrama, Sociodrama, Sociometry, Role Training and Group Work

During the year new programs will be added and you can either find them here or go straight to the Psychodrama campus page.

All these programs are run by highly qualified and experienced trainers and group leaders who have been involved in this work for many years. The programs are highly engaging and are run using vibrant experiential learning processes.

Benefits of training Benefits Of Training

  • Become skilled at facilitation and working with group dynamics
  • Develop a presence and authority in groups
  • Learn to work effectively in the moment
  • Integrate the profound body of Morenian theory about interpersonal relations and human development that you can apply in your chosen field.

 

Accredition of Institutes

The AANZPA Board of Examiners, which has been appointed according to the Objects of AANZPA, Inc., accredits psychodrama conducted by training Institutes in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Each Institute satisfies the standards set out in the AANZPA Training and Standards Manual and is subject to regular reviews.

The AANZPA Board of Examiners also establishes and maintains requirements for certification as a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner (TEP) and issues a current practice certificate annually to each certificated Practitioner or Trainer (TEP) in good standing.

AANZPA, Inc., is a constituent member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, Inc., (PACFA).