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
Aug
5

Role theory is an important part of psychodrama training and role development can assist us to learn how to make adequate therapeutic interventions in our work. Come along this weekend and participate in a group learning through action and theory.

5 Aug 2016
5th August 6pm-9pm 6th August 9.30am-3.30pm
Pennington Tce, Pennington
Aug
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 Aug 2016
7pm - 9.30pm
1/20 Clarke St, Crows Nest
Sep
2

September psychodrama training in Adelaide continues into Spring!

2 Sep 2016
6pm-9pm 2nd Sept and 9.30am-3,30pm 3rd Sept.
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington
Sep
2

A psychodrama training workshop led by Chris Hosking

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 2-4 September 10am-6pm

This workshop is designed for trainees who wish to sharpen their awareness of and enlarge their ability to respond to the sociometric networks in a group. In the field of sociometry it is recognised that these feeling networks are powerful factors that affect the vitality and nature of group culture.

2 Sep 2016
10am-6pm each day
189 High Street, Melbourne
Sep
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 Sep 2016
7pm - 9.30pm
1/20 Clarke St, Crows Nest
Sep
17

This workshop is designed to welcome and introduce newcomers to action methods and to assist others to continue developing previously learned skills and abilities.

The Psychodrama training model provides on-going professional support for those who work with individuals and groups in a range of workplace settings such as health, education, the arts, training, community services and organisations. Learning occurs through experience and this way of training increases our spontaneity and creativity. The purpose is to work with what is emerging in each person and the group and to enhance the quality and satisfaction in our professional and inter-personal relationships.

For further information and Registration contact Helen Phelan Mob: 0407225116  Email: hjphelan@iinet.net.au

17 Sep 2016
Weekend Workshop September 17 & 18, Sat & Sun - contact Registrar for update of times
99 Loftus Street,, Leederville
Sep
24

Agility is essential in our world of ‘pop up businesses’ and constant changing landscape. Successful entrepreneurs have the ability to lead in a positive direction by proper planning, by adapting to changing environments and having the wisdom to understand their own strengths and weakness.

This workshop will focus on identifying strengths and weaknesses, creative planning and releasing fears related to blocking creativity, and which then leads to success.

The follow up workshop, Leadership and Entrepreneurship 2, will be run on 5 & 6 November.

24 Sep 2016
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September 2016, 9.30am - 5.30pm
, Canberra
Sep
24

Belonging is fundamental to us as human beings. We have a strong desire to belong, to be ourselves, to be at ease and accepted in a place or community. We come to discover more of who we are through being with others. Yet belonging and not belonging are not always simple experiences.

This workshop focuses on your own belonging and your capacity to generate experiences of belonging for others. In approaching these complex areas of life, sociodrama offers a space – outside the home, workplace, public and social media – to come to grips with your experiences and concerns as a member of society and as a global citizen. A group context and active methods are used for this exploration.

You will experience and learn how sociodrama can be used to open out areas of social and cultural life for deeper consideration.

Leaders: Bev Hosking and Jenny Hutt

24 Sep 2016
Saturday and Sunday 24-25 September 10.00am - 5.30pm
189 High Street, Melbourne
Oct
1

Developing presence and the capacity to work with the emerging life in ourselves and others is the focus of this weekend. It is an essential aspect of the practice of the psychodrama method and of the training process at Psychodrama Australia.

1 Oct 2016
Saturday and Sunday 1-2 October 10.00am - 5.00pm
189 High Street, Melbourne
Oct
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 Oct 2016
7pm - 9.30pm
1/20 Clarke St, Crows Nest

Adelaide

Adelaide
Aug
5

Role theory is an important part of psychodrama training and role development can assist us to learn how to make adequate therapeutic interventions in our work. Come along this weekend and participate in a group learning through action and theory.

5 Aug 2016
5th August 6pm-9pm 6th August 9.30am-3.30pm
Pennington Tce, Pennington
Sep
2

September psychodrama training in Adelaide continues into Spring!

2 Sep 2016
6pm-9pm 2nd Sept and 9.30am-3,30pm 3rd Sept.
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington
Oct
29

This 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 one's 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.

The psychodramatic method assists participants to increase their spontaneity and creativity through active participation. This participation includes group work, enactment and theoretical and mini lectures. The program will assist in developing leadership and personal confidence. This will lead to increasing abilities in relating to others. The training assists in developing confidence in group presentations and in the development of interpersonal and group skills

This program is designed for professional people who are involved in health, theatre, management, consultancies, coaching, mentoring, supervision, art, writing, teaching, human potential and creative therapies.The process will assist in the deepening of abilities to step into the shoes of others and this will contribute to the effectiveness of those who are therapists, counsellors, psychotherapists, health workers, managers, trainers and educators, actors, artists, writers and poets. Supervised practice for advanced psychodrama trainees is also an aspect fo this program.

the course will consist of enactment, group participation and discussion. Participants are expected to be actively involved on both days. The learning of new skills will be emotionally challenging.

New participants should arrange a face to face or phone interview to connect and determine the suitability of this course.

A certificate of attendance will be given on request and hours may be used for points towards required professional development and psychodrama certification. The training hours are recognised by Psychodrama Australia and can lead to certification as a psychodramatist, sociodramatist, role trainer or sociometrist.

 

 

29 Oct 2016
29th October 9.30am-5.30pm and 30th October 9.30am-5.30pm
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington
Nov
25

Final psychodrama training weekend for the year!

25 Nov 2016
6pm-9pm 25th November and 9.30am-3.30pm 26th November
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington

Brisbane

Brisbane
Dec
15

Getting with people in a compassionate but safe way is a valuable skill that can be learned and practiced. It is essential for parents, teachers, counsellors, mentors and leaders. A part of this is called empathy, another is often called "getting with the other person" in NLP they talk of second perceptual position, in psychodrama they talk of doubling and role reversal. This weekend is about increasing your understanding of how to increase your capacity to perceive others clearly. Develop real relationships. To be authentic and not to have to be the centre of attention. And, even more importantly, learn to free yourself from blaming others. 16-18 December - Friday evening, Sat and Sun

15 Dec 2016
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Dec
9

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

9 Dec 2016
Fri 7-9.00, Sat 10 - dinner, Sun 10 - 4.
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Oct
19

This program is a five day non residential psychodrama training workshop 15 - 19 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.

19 Oct 2016
45 Clarence St, Brisbane
Oct
11

Details coming

This workshop series is designed for anyone who is willing to take the time, and has the time, to focus on what is important to them. The workshop theme of going deep relates to the capacity of the psychodrama method to uncover important elements in a person’s life and fully take these into account. Depth can relate to depth of feeling such as mirth, love, gratitude, joy, appreciation, suffering, caring, sadness, bliss, or it can relate to depth of intention, purpose, or goal, or it can relate to depth of creativity, vision, or freedom. Flying high relates to the removal of barriers, the dissolving of worries, the emergence from painful or troubling issues or to connection or reconnection with spiritual ideals, feelings or experiences that can allow a person to feel like they are flying. A series – October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 5 (Saturday), 8, 15, 22, Tuesdays

11 Oct 2016
45 Clarence St, Brisbane

Melbourne

Melbourne
Sep
2

A psychodrama training workshop led by Chris Hosking

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 2-4 September 10am-6pm

This workshop is designed for trainees who wish to sharpen their awareness of and enlarge their ability to respond to the sociometric networks in a group. In the field of sociometry it is recognised that these feeling networks are powerful factors that affect the vitality and nature of group culture.

2 Sep 2016
10am-6pm each day
189 High Street, Melbourne
Sep
24

Belonging is fundamental to us as human beings. We have a strong desire to belong, to be ourselves, to be at ease and accepted in a place or community. We come to discover more of who we are through being with others. Yet belonging and not belonging are not always simple experiences.

This workshop focuses on your own belonging and your capacity to generate experiences of belonging for others. In approaching these complex areas of life, sociodrama offers a space – outside the home, workplace, public and social media – to come to grips with your experiences and concerns as a member of society and as a global citizen. A group context and active methods are used for this exploration.

You will experience and learn how sociodrama can be used to open out areas of social and cultural life for deeper consideration.

Leaders: Bev Hosking and Jenny Hutt

24 Sep 2016
Saturday and Sunday 24-25 September 10.00am - 5.30pm
189 High Street, Melbourne
Oct
1

Developing presence and the capacity to work with the emerging life in ourselves and others is the focus of this weekend. It is an essential aspect of the practice of the psychodrama method and of the training process at Psychodrama Australia.

1 Oct 2016
Saturday and Sunday 1-2 October 10.00am - 5.00pm
189 High Street, Melbourne

Perth

Perth
Sep
17

This workshop is designed to welcome and introduce newcomers to action methods and to assist others to continue developing previously learned skills and abilities.

The Psychodrama training model provides on-going professional support for those who work with individuals and groups in a range of workplace settings such as health, education, the arts, training, community services and organisations. Learning occurs through experience and this way of training increases our spontaneity and creativity. The purpose is to work with what is emerging in each person and the group and to enhance the quality and satisfaction in our professional and inter-personal relationships.

For further information and Registration contact Helen Phelan Mob: 0407225116  Email: hjphelan@iinet.net.au

17 Sep 2016
Weekend Workshop September 17 & 18, Sat & Sun - contact Registrar for update of times
99 Loftus Street,, Leederville
Oct
27

Free Open night - Perth

Our invitation to this free introductory session is for those interested in psychodrama.

 

For further information and registration contact Helen Phelan  Email: hjphelan@iinet.net.au Mob: 0407225116

27 Oct 2016
3 hour session - contact Registrar for updated times
99 Loftus Street, Leederville
Nov
19

This workshop is designed to welcome and introduce newcomers to action methods and to assist others to continue developing previously learned skills and abilities.

The Psychodrama training model provides on-going professional support for those who work with individuals and groups in a range of workplace settings such as health, education, the arts, training, community services and organisations. Learning occurs through experience and this way of training increases our spontaneity and creativity. The purpose is to work with what is emerging in each person and the group and to enhance the quality and satisfaction in our professional and inter-personal relationships.

For further information and Registration contact Helen Phelan  Email: hjphelan@iinet.net.au  Mob: 0407225116

19 Nov 2016
Weekend Workshop November 19 & 20, Sat & Sun - contact Registrar for update on times
99 Loftus Street,, Leederville

Sydney

Sydney
Aug
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 Aug 2016
7pm - 9.30pm
1/20 Clarke St, Crows Nest
Sep
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 Sep 2016
7pm - 9.30pm
1/20 Clarke St, Crows Nest
Sep
24

Agility is essential in our world of ‘pop up businesses’ and constant changing landscape. Successful entrepreneurs have the ability to lead in a positive direction by proper planning, by adapting to changing environments and having the wisdom to understand their own strengths and weakness.

This workshop will focus on identifying strengths and weaknesses, creative planning and releasing fears related to blocking creativity, and which then leads to success.

The follow up workshop, Leadership and Entrepreneurship 2, will be run on 5 & 6 November.

24 Sep 2016
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September 2016, 9.30am - 5.30pm
, Canberra
Oct
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 Oct 2016
7pm - 9.30pm
1/20 Clarke St, Crows Nest
Oct
13

When asked what is really required to be a psychodrama director, Moreno famously replied, “Courage”.

Capability as a director draws on a person’s daring, their capacity to trust themselves, their ability to be present in the face of whatever the protagonist brings forward, and whatever responses arise in the group. Being present and accepting of themselves and others. And then doing something that is adequate.

This psychodrama training workshop is designed to develop trainees' capacities to access potency and presence as psychodrama directors and will involve sessions with the Neutral Mask.

13 Oct 2016
Please be there by 9.30am for 10am start
Bendana Rd, Stanwell Tops
Nov
4

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.

4 Nov 2016
7pm - 9.30pm
1/20 Clarke St, Crows Nest
Nov
5

This is the second workshop on Leadership and Entrepreneurship. 

Agility is essential in our world of ‘pop up businesses’ and constant changing landscape. Successful entrepreneurs have the ability to lead in a positive direction by proper planning, by adapting to changing environments and having the wisdom to understand their own strengths and weakness.

This workshop will focus on identifying strengths and weaknesses, creative planning and releasing fears related to blocking creativity, and which then leads to success.

5 Nov 2016
Saturday 5 & Sunday 6th November, 2016, 9.30am - 5.30pm
, Canberra
Nov
12

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

This program is the perfect place to start.

12 Nov 2016
9.30am - 4.30pm
1/20 Clarke St, Crows Nest
Dec
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 Dec 2016
7pm - 9.30pm
1/20 Clarke St, Crows Nest

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).