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
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 Feb 2018
7pm - 9.30pm
28 Chandos St, St Leonards
Feb
3

Our Essentials programs are designed as an introduction to understanding people through the psychodramatic method and as a starting point to your investigation to see if learning psychodrama would add to your professional and personal life. As an introduction to psychodrama our Essentials programs have elements of theory, group experiences and an opportunity for you to apply what you've learnt. By immersing yourself in the method for two days, you'll begin to appreciate the power of psychodrama and group work, and see ways for it to positively impact on your life and your profession.

3 Feb 2018
Saturday and Sunday 10-4
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Feb
3

This workshop is for people interested in experiencing the psychodrama method and for those wishing to discover its relevance for their professional and clinical work with individuals and groups. It is highly recommended for people wishing to enrol in the 2018 Training Group.

3 Feb 2018
Sat-Sun 3-4 February 10am -5pm each day
Cnr Stewart and Roberts Streets, Melbourne
Feb
11

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.

11 Feb 2018
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Feb
16

In this first training weekend we will use group work, dramas, vignettes self-presentation and reflection to explore how our lives are influenced by anxiety and fear and what steps we can take to integrate our roles to create a freedom to act.

16 Feb 2018
16th February 6.00pm-9.00pm 17th February 9.30am-3.30pm
13 Pennington Terrace, Pennington
Feb
17

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 2018.

17 Feb 2018
2 days
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway (cnr Greenwich Rd), St Leonards, Sydney
Feb
17

Core and Intermediate psychodrama training in Brisbane gets underway in 2018 on Saturday the 17th February. Participants actively develop themselves as a psychodramatist and group leader using the experiential learning method of psychodrama.  The helping professions: mental health, psychotherapy, family therapy, community and organisational development, group leadership, counselling, pastoral care, allied health and other people centred professions, can immediately use elements of what is learnt in this training in their work.

17 Feb 2018
Throughout the year
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Mar
2

There are several specific action techniques developed by JL Moreno used by all psychodrama directors. Some have been integrated by other modalities in working with people. In this workshop the range of techniques used in psychodrama will be highlighted. Each session will focus on one or two techniques and its use in bringing reality and depth to work in groups and individually.
 

2 Mar 2018
March 2-4 Friday 7pm-9pm, Saturday, Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm
, Canberra
Mar
3
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.

 

3 Mar 2018
First workshop is 3/4 March, 9.30 - 4.30 both days
Level 1, 28 Chandos St, St Leonards
Mar
3

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* July* and September* which are also open to a wider group of participants.

3 Mar 2018
Starts Saturday 3 March 10am Workshops 10am-5.30pm
189 High Street, Melbourne

Adelaide

Adelaide
Feb
16

In this first training weekend we will use group work, dramas, vignettes self-presentation and reflection to explore how our lives are influenced by anxiety and fear and what steps we can take to integrate our roles to create a freedom to act.

16 Feb 2018
16th February 6.00pm-9.00pm 17th February 9.30am-3.30pm
13 Pennington Terrace, Pennington
Mar
15

 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.

15 Mar 2018
March 16-18 Friday 7pm-9pm; Saturday, Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm.
, Pennington
May
4

Our social atom changes over time. This weekend will explore questions of meaning such as whom do I choose in my personal network of trusted companions to ‘remain on the front foot’? Diana Jones Leadership Material; How Personal Expereince shapes Executive Presence (2017)

 

What do I want to change, expand, let go to develop a strong sense of belonging in the world, sense of identity and spiritual wellbeing?

 

4 May 2018
May 4th 6.00pm-9.00pm May 5th 9.30am-3.30pm
13 Pennington Terrace, Pennington
Jun
29

The training workshop will focus on encounter as a way to meet the challenges of conflict, difference and changes in tele between one another from moment to moment.

29 Jun 2018
June 29th 6.00pm-9.00pm June 30th 9.30am-3.30pm
13 Pennington Terrace, Pennington
Aug
3

This training weekend will focus on spontaneity training and role theory as energetic and vigorous ways to learn about personality and to make personality assessments. 

3 Aug 2018
3rd August 6.00pm-9.00pm 4th August 9.30am-3.30pm
13 Pennington Terrace, Pennington
Sep
14

This workshop will primarily be a group experience for participants and trainees to continue to develop confidence in leading a group and taking leadership in a variety of ways.  The fire image above inspires us to create and ignite sparks of creativity in leading a group and taking leadership.

14 Sep 2018
14th September 6.00pm-9.00pm 15th September 9.30am-3.30pm
13 Pennington Terrace, Pennington
Nov
8

Attitudes, Values and Concerns - Sociodrama - Navigating Multiple Relationships.
Boundaries, professional ethics, sex, money, conflicts of interest, dual relationships. In traditional societies these complicated matters are closely codified and norms taught and enforced. We live in a society where the traditional protocols between individuals no longer apply and are not passed on, even where there is token acceptance. This often bewildering and painful maze demands sophisticated abilities to negotiate.
Participating in this workshop will alert participants to potential conflicts of interest in their own world and in that of those around them. Action investigation and role-reversal, and perhaps some healing, will feature as we seek to develop more adequacy in navigating these cross currents.

8 Nov 2018
November 9-11 Friday 7pm-9pm; Saturday, Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm.
, Pennington

Brisbane

Brisbane
Nov
11

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.

11 Nov 2018
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Oct
10

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.

10 Oct 2018
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Oct
7

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.

7 Oct 2018
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Sep
9

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.

9 Sep 2018
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Aug
12

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.

12 Aug 2018
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Jul
22

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.

22 Jul 2018
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Jun
17

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.

17 Jun 2018
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
May
13

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.

13 May 2018
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
May
5

This three day workshop will focus on leadership in group settings and other elements of group work. The details are soon to follow.

5 May 2018
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Apr
15

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.

15 Apr 2018
45 Clarence St, Brisbane

Melbourne

Melbourne
Feb
3

This workshop is for people interested in experiencing the psychodrama method and for those wishing to discover its relevance for their professional and clinical work with individuals and groups. It is highly recommended for people wishing to enrol in the 2018 Training Group.

3 Feb 2018
Sat-Sun 3-4 February 10am -5pm each day
Cnr Stewart and Roberts Streets, Melbourne
Mar
3

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* July* and September* which are also open to a wider group of participants.

3 Mar 2018
Starts Saturday 3 March 10am Workshops 10am-5.30pm
189 High Street, Melbourne
Mar
9

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.

9 Mar 2018
Fridays 10am -12 noon
9 Carlton Street, Melbourne
May
4

Led by Chris Hosking

3 day workshop 4-6 May

More details to follow

4 May 2018
10am - 5.30 Friday, Saturday 4-5 May, 10am - 5.00pm Sunday 6 May
, Melbourne
Jul
7

Led by Richard Hall and Annette Fisher

With a focus on working with trauma

More details to follow

7 Jul 2018
Saturday and Sunday 7-8 July 10am - 5.30pm
, Melbourne
Aug
31

Led by Chris Hosking

Friday 31 August, Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September 2018

More details to follow

31 Aug 2018
10am - 5.30 Friday 31 Aug, Saturday 1 Sept, 10am - 5.00pm Sunday 2 Sept
, 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
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 Feb 2018
7pm - 9.30pm
28 Chandos St, St Leonards
Feb
17

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 2018.

17 Feb 2018
2 days
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway (cnr Greenwich Rd), St Leonards, Sydney
Mar
2

There are several specific action techniques developed by JL Moreno used by all psychodrama directors. Some have been integrated by other modalities in working with people. In this workshop the range of techniques used in psychodrama will be highlighted. Each session will focus on one or two techniques and its use in bringing reality and depth to work in groups and individually.
 

2 Mar 2018
March 2-4 Friday 7pm-9pm, Saturday, Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm
, Canberra
Mar
3
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.

 

3 Mar 2018
First workshop is 3/4 March, 9.30 - 4.30 both days
Level 1, 28 Chandos St, St Leonards
Apr
6

This workshop is designed for participants to have supervised practice, both hierarchical and peer, to report on their work and to develop collegial relationships. Those attending the workshop will be required to have completed core curriculum, intermediate studies and are able to conduct group warm-ups, produce a psychodrama session with a supervisor and use the psychodramatic method in their professional and personal life.
 

6 Apr 2018
April 6- 8. Friday 7pm-9pm, Saturday, Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm
, Canberra
Jun
1

In this workshop we will explore the  application of  the psychodramatic method  to work with  traumatised individuals. We will consider psychodramatic techniques and specific application in assisting the clinician  in the healing of a protagonist who has experienced trauma with resultant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Enactments will inform our understanding and use of action interventions. The workshop will assist particularly in the theory and practice of the Clinician and Therapeutic Guide in dealing with this important area of focused learning.
 

1 Jun 2018
June 1-3. Friday 7pm-9pm; Saturday, Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm.
, Canberra
Sep
21

Boundaries, professional ethics, sex, money, conflicts of interest, dual relationships. In traditional societies these complicated matters are closely codified and norms taught and enforced. We live in a society where the traditional protocols between individuals no longer apply and are not passed on, even where there is token acceptance. This often bewildering and painful maze demands sophisticated abilities to negotiate.
This workshop will alert participants to potential conflicts of interest in their own world and in that of those around them. Action investigation and role-reversal, and perhaps some healing, will feature as we seek to develop more adequacy in navigating these cross currents.

21 Sep 2018
September 21 -23. Friday 7pm-9pm; Saturday, Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm.
, Canberra
Oct
18

2017 Description below. We are working on 2018.

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). 

18 Oct 2018
Please be there by 9.30am for 10am start
Bendana Rd, Stanwell Tops
Nov
22

In this workshop we will consider the structure of a psychodramatic session and the timely application of psychodramatic techniques.
November is often a time of integration of the year’s training and professional development and a time to be conscious of the learnings of the year  so they can be carried forward into our practice as group workers and individual consultants and clinicians. It is an opportunity for all participates to direct, be an auxiliary and also a protagonist within the weekend.

22 Nov 2018
November 23-25 Friday 7pm-9pm; Saturday, Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm.
, Canberra

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).