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
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
Sep
30

An arc of chairs, an open space, a person setting out their subjective world, a group of companions.

30 Sep 2017
Sat 30 Sept -Sun 1 October, 10am -5pm each day
Cnr Stewart and Roberts Streets, Melbourne
Oct
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 Oct 2017
7pm - 9.30pm
28 Chandos St, St Leonards
Oct
12

One of the most powerful aspects of the psychodramatic method is that it clearly evokes a sense of an individual’s capacity to transform and evolve. Once a trainee has mastered the basics of directing an enactment, ‘who they are’ as they direct is most often more important than ‘what they do’ in bringing a protagonist to a sense of their own potency. To do this, the director must be able to access their own spontaneity and hence, their capacity for transformation. As Moreno wrote, “More important than the evolution of creation is the evolution of the creator” (1949). 

12 Oct 2017
Please be there by 9.30am for 10am start
Bendana Rd, Stanwell Tops
Oct
12

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.

12 Oct 2017
7pm - 10pm
Elouera Street, Braddon
Oct
13

Psychodrama Professional Development Workshop, Canberra: Integrating imagination and intuition
- Increasing our own capacity to move between fantasy and reality in our work and life.


The imagination is a rich source of insight and inspiration passing through the awareness of each human at all times.
Psychodrama (the play of the soul) enables us to have fun and create meaning as we play with the images that arise spontaneously or through guided fantasy (book or movie or relaxation activity).
It also assists us to integrate these constructively in our daily life and work.

This workshop will focus on building a culture in which relationships flourish, where we are able to live and build, where 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.

Fri 13th  7pm-9pm, Sat 14th and Sun 15th October, 9.30am-5.30pm

13 Oct 2017
Fri 13th, 7pm-9pm; Sat 14th and Sun 14th Oct, 9.30am-5.30pm
Elouera Street ACT, Braddon
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
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
Nov
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 Nov 2017
7pm - 9.30pm
28 Chandos St, St Leonards
Nov
10

The Healing is in the Relationship

Recently it has been widely recognised that success in counselling and therapy are hugely dependent on the quality of the relationship between the practitioner and the client. Hope and skill are also important in this and any professional work. This weekend will draw out the characteristics of a relationship which assists others to develop. Participants can expect to develop these abilities further themselves. The Psychodramatic method assists participants to increase their spontaneity and creativity through active participation. This participation includes group work, enactment and theoretical mini lectures. The program will assist in developing leadership and will lead to increasing abilities in relating to others. The training assists is developing confidence in group presentations and in the development of interpersonal and group skills.

7pm Friday 10th - 5pm Sunday 12th November 2017

10 Nov 2017
7pm Fri 10th- 5pm Sun 12th Nov
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington

Adelaide

Adelaide
Nov
10

The Healing is in the Relationship

Recently it has been widely recognised that success in counselling and therapy are hugely dependent on the quality of the relationship between the practitioner and the client. Hope and skill are also important in this and any professional work. This weekend will draw out the characteristics of a relationship which assists others to develop. Participants can expect to develop these abilities further themselves. The Psychodramatic method assists participants to increase their spontaneity and creativity through active participation. This participation includes group work, enactment and theoretical mini lectures. The program will assist in developing leadership and will lead to increasing abilities in relating to others. The training assists is developing confidence in group presentations and in the development of interpersonal and group skills.

7pm Friday 10th - 5pm Sunday 12th November 2017

10 Nov 2017
7pm Fri 10th- 5pm Sun 12th Nov
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

Melbourne

Melbourne
Sep
30

An arc of chairs, an open space, a person setting out their subjective world, a group of companions.

30 Sep 2017
Sat 30 Sept -Sun 1 October, 10am -5pm each day
Cnr Stewart and Roberts Streets, 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
Oct
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 Oct 2017
7pm - 9.30pm
28 Chandos St, St Leonards
Oct
12

One of the most powerful aspects of the psychodramatic method is that it clearly evokes a sense of an individual’s capacity to transform and evolve. Once a trainee has mastered the basics of directing an enactment, ‘who they are’ as they direct is most often more important than ‘what they do’ in bringing a protagonist to a sense of their own potency. To do this, the director must be able to access their own spontaneity and hence, their capacity for transformation. As Moreno wrote, “More important than the evolution of creation is the evolution of the creator” (1949). 

12 Oct 2017
Please be there by 9.30am for 10am start
Bendana Rd, Stanwell Tops
Oct
12

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.

12 Oct 2017
7pm - 10pm
Elouera Street, Braddon
Oct
13

Psychodrama Professional Development Workshop, Canberra: Integrating imagination and intuition
- Increasing our own capacity to move between fantasy and reality in our work and life.


The imagination is a rich source of insight and inspiration passing through the awareness of each human at all times.
Psychodrama (the play of the soul) enables us to have fun and create meaning as we play with the images that arise spontaneously or through guided fantasy (book or movie or relaxation activity).
It also assists us to integrate these constructively in our daily life and work.

This workshop will focus on building a culture in which relationships flourish, where we are able to live and build, where 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.

Fri 13th  7pm-9pm, Sat 14th and Sun 15th October, 9.30am-5.30pm

13 Oct 2017
Fri 13th, 7pm-9pm; Sat 14th and Sun 14th Oct, 9.30am-5.30pm
Elouera Street ACT, Braddon
Nov
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 Nov 2017
7pm - 9.30pm
28 Chandos St, St Leonards
Nov
11

Curious about psychodrama and what makes it work? Thinking about whether it is for you? 

This program is the perfect place to start.

11 Nov 2017
9.30am - 4.30pm
28 Chandos St, St Leonards

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).