Learn with Experienced Trainers at Psychodrama Australia Today

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
1

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.

1 Feb 2019
7pm - 9.30pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway (cnr Greenwich Rd),, Greenwich, Sydney
Feb
2

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.

2 Feb 2019
10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 2-3 February
9 Minona Street, Hawthorn, Vic 3122, Melbourne
Feb
15

In this first workshop we will explore and explain the Morenian stages of individual development: matrix of identity, the double, the mirror and role reversal. The associated specific psychodramatic techniques, doubling, mirroring and role reversal, will be applied.

In The Living Spirit of the Psychodramatic Method (2004) Max Clayton, who up until his death in March 2013, was a psychodramatist and trainer in Australia, and many other countries, reflects on how he develops a strong warm up to the stages of development from a psychodramatic point of view.  Re the Matrix of Identity, Max notes that at a very young age a person starts to become aware of themselves in a variety of situations. We can think of a person who has developed a strong trust in life, they start to generate an awareness of things happening around them and they become aware of their own actions and sometimes become more aware of their own experience.” (Clayton & Carter 2004 p.46)

 

 

15 Feb 2019
15th Feb 6pm-9pm 16th Feb 9.30am-3.30pm
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington
Feb
16

This workshop is an opportunity to focus on areas of your own development that will assist you to be more engaged and effective in your professional and personal life. Using classical psychodrama we will work with the interests and concerns of group members.  The intention is to bring your actions and relationships more in line with who you are and what is important to you, so that you live life with greater vitality.

Participating in this workshop meets the experiential hours requirement for entering a training group in 2019.

16 Feb 2019
2 days
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway (cnr Greenwich Rd), Greenwich, Sydney
Feb
16

These weekends are designed for those who have an interest in this method and want to learn more and for those considering entering the core training program.

You can expect to be introduced to the four specialties of psychodrama; role training, sociodrama, sociometry and psychodrama as group psychotherapy.  It is likely that you will participate in an enactment to recreate a new living moment and perhaps a new solution to life’s vicissitudes.

 

Dates and times

Times: 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday 16 February and Sunday 17 February at 45 Clarence Street, Coorparoo.

16 Feb 2019
17th February 2019
45 Clarence St, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Feb
23

This training is the heart of psychodrama training  at the Psychodrama Australia Brisbane Campus.  It is open to those new to training through to those preparing for certification with psychodrama's professional association, the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association (AANZPA).

23 Feb 2019
Throughout the year (Saturday 1pm-6pm & Sunday 9am-1.30pm)
45 Clarence St, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Mar
1

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.

1 Mar 2019
7pm - 9.30pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich
Mar
2
This year long training program covers the core knowledge, skills and personal development that underpin psychodrama practice . It equips participants to integrate psychodramatic processes into their professional practice, bringing greater vitality, depth and immediacy to their work.  You will have the opportunity to experience psychodrama, broaden your production capabilities, develop greater flexibility in group work and deepen therapeutic or systems interventions.  The purpose is to apply your learning in your work and life, to be more effective in your work and have more satisfying interactions.

 

2 Mar 2019
First workshop is 2 and 3 March, 9.30 - 4.30 both days
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich
Mar
3

Psychodrama writing - series of Sunday workshops 2019

This series is designed for psychodrama trainees completing a writing task as part of their certification.  These writing tasks are outlined in the AANZPA Training and Standards Manual of the Board of Examiners.

 

3 Mar 2019
7/4, 7/7, 8/9/2019
45 Clarence St, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Mar
22

Further details provided soon

22 Mar 2019
Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday
, Canberra

Adelaide

Adelaide
Feb
15

In this first workshop we will explore and explain the Morenian stages of individual development: matrix of identity, the double, the mirror and role reversal. The associated specific psychodramatic techniques, doubling, mirroring and role reversal, will be applied.

In The Living Spirit of the Psychodramatic Method (2004) Max Clayton, who up until his death in March 2013, was a psychodramatist and trainer in Australia, and many other countries, reflects on how he develops a strong warm up to the stages of development from a psychodramatic point of view.  Re the Matrix of Identity, Max notes that at a very young age a person starts to become aware of themselves in a variety of situations. We can think of a person who has developed a strong trust in life, they start to generate an awareness of things happening around them and they become aware of their own actions and sometimes become more aware of their own experience.” (Clayton & Carter 2004 p.46)

 

 

15 Feb 2019
15th Feb 6pm-9pm 16th Feb 9.30am-3.30pm
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington
Apr
26

Trainees ability to make assessments will be enhanced during this workshop. There will be opportunities to investigate how the psychodramatic method can assist people who are anxious and depressed to warmup creatively and spontaneously to life. Trainees will familiarise themselves with what leads to anxiety and depression? Waking up to spontaneity and creativity can help to unblock repressed emotions and create healing.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,  DSM-V, will be introduced as one resource among many  during the weekend and a YouTube The Five Main Anxiety Disorderswill be used as a warm up to introducing the topic.

 

26 Apr 2019
26th April 6pm-9pm 27th April 9.30am-3.30pm
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington
Jun
14

This training workshop will invite the trainee to consider the work of Virginia Satir, family therapist to explore the meaning of and the application and integration of systems theory in sociometry, organizations, role theory, family therapy and group work. The systems focus assists enormously the warm-up of the person you are with. It means that when theres a system focus that individual starts to develop a fluid warm-upthey can relate to the different elements of the system and they are affected immediately by the different elements of the system.The Living Spirit of the Psychodramatic Method (2004 Clayton and Carter p.147)

 

 

 

14 Jun 2019
June 14th 6pm-9pm 27th June 15th 9.30am-3.30pm
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington
Aug
9

Helen Kearins is a sociodramatist from Canberra ACT and her thesis addresses the questions: How can sociodrama be used to enable people to recognise and own their own racism and move beyond it and so advance the process of reconciliation between white Australians and the First Peoples? And: What can we learn about the sociodramatic method by its application in this area?

 

9 Aug 2019
9th August 6pm-9pm 10th August 9.30am-3.30pm
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington
Sep
6

The focus will be on exploration of the years training and the challenges faced in their own work situations.

The group will explore integration of knowledge and techniques gained from previous workshops.

 

6 Sep 2019
6th September 6pm-9pm 7th September 9.30am-3.30pm
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington

Brisbane

Brisbane
Oct
16

This program is a five day non-residential psychodrama training workshop 16 - 20 October with Elizabeth Synnot and Sara Crane. The purpose of this five-day workshop is provide an intensive experiential training opportunity in psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry, role training and general group work.

16 Oct 2019
17/10, 18/10, 19/10, 20/10/2019
45 Clarence St, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Sep
14

These weekends are designed for those who have an interest in this method and want to learn more and for those considering entering the core training program.

You can expect to be introduced to the four specialties of psychodrama; role training, sociodrama, sociometry and psychodrama as group psychotherapy.  It is likely that you will participate in an enactment to recreate a new living moment and perhaps a new solution to life’s vicissitudes.

Dates and times

Times: 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday 14 September and Sunday 15 September at 45 Clarence Street, Coorparoo

14 Sep 2019
15 September 2019
45 Clarence St, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Sep
8

Psychodrama writing - series of Sunday workshops 2019

This series is designed for psychodrama trainees completing a writing task as part of their certification.  These writing tasks are outlined in the AANZPA Training and Standards Manual of the Board of Examiners.

 

8 Sep 2019
45 Clarence St, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Jul
7

Psychodrama writing - series of Sunday workshops 2019

This series is designed for psychodrama trainees completing a writing task as part of their certification.  These writing tasks are outlined in the AANZPA Training and Standards Manual of the Board of Examiners.

 

7 Jul 2019
8/9/2019
45 Clarence St, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Apr
7

Psychodrama writing - series of Sunday workshops 2019

This series is designed for psychodrama trainees completing a writing task as part of their certification.  These writing tasks are outlined in the AANZPA Training and Standards Manual of the Board of Examiners.

 

7 Apr 2019
7/7, 8/9/2019
45 Clarence St, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Mar
3

Psychodrama writing - series of Sunday workshops 2019

This series is designed for psychodrama trainees completing a writing task as part of their certification.  These writing tasks are outlined in the AANZPA Training and Standards Manual of the Board of Examiners.

 

3 Mar 2019
7/4, 7/7, 8/9/2019
45 Clarence St, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Feb
23

This training is the heart of psychodrama training  at the Psychodrama Australia Brisbane Campus.  It is open to those new to training through to those preparing for certification with psychodrama's professional association, the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association (AANZPA).

23 Feb 2019
Throughout the year (Saturday 1pm-6pm & Sunday 9am-1.30pm)
45 Clarence St, Coorparoo, Brisbane
Feb
16

These weekends are designed for those who have an interest in this method and want to learn more and for those considering entering the core training program.

You can expect to be introduced to the four specialties of psychodrama; role training, sociodrama, sociometry and psychodrama as group psychotherapy.  It is likely that you will participate in an enactment to recreate a new living moment and perhaps a new solution to life’s vicissitudes.

 

Dates and times

Times: 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday 16 February and Sunday 17 February at 45 Clarence Street, Coorparoo.

16 Feb 2019
17th February 2019
45 Clarence St, Coorparoo, Brisbane

Melbourne

Melbourne
Feb
2

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.

2 Feb 2019
10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 2-3 February
9 Minona Street, Hawthorn, Vic 3122, 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
Feb
1

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.

1 Feb 2019
7pm - 9.30pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway (cnr Greenwich Rd),, Greenwich, Sydney
Feb
16

This workshop is an opportunity to focus on areas of your own development that will assist you to be more engaged and effective in your professional and personal life. Using classical psychodrama we will work with the interests and concerns of group members.  The intention is to bring your actions and relationships more in line with who you are and what is important to you, so that you live life with greater vitality.

Participating in this workshop meets the experiential hours requirement for entering a training group in 2019.

16 Feb 2019
2 days
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway (cnr Greenwich Rd), Greenwich, Sydney
Mar
1

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.

1 Mar 2019
7pm - 9.30pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich
Mar
2
This year long training program covers the core knowledge, skills and personal development that underpin psychodrama practice . It equips participants to integrate psychodramatic processes into their professional practice, bringing greater vitality, depth and immediacy to their work.  You will have the opportunity to experience psychodrama, broaden your production capabilities, develop greater flexibility in group work and deepen therapeutic or systems interventions.  The purpose is to apply your learning in your work and life, to be more effective in your work and have more satisfying interactions.

 

2 Mar 2019
First workshop is 2 and 3 March, 9.30 - 4.30 both days
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich
Mar
22

Further details provided soon

22 Mar 2019
Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday
, Canberra
Apr
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 Apr 2019
7pm - 9.30pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway,, Greenwich, Sydney
May
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 May 2019
7pm - 9.30pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich, Sydney
May
31

Further details provided soon

31 May 2019
Friday eve, Saturday, Sunday
, Canberra
May
31

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.

31 May 2019
7pm - 9.30pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich, Sydney
Jul
6

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.

6 Jul 2019
7pm - 9.30pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway (cnr Greenwich Rd), Greenwich, Sydney

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).