Psychodrama Australia Adelaide Campus will be offering a training program in 2017 which will be run by Dr Tony Densley and Margie Abbott. There will be additional training opportunities advertised later in the year.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Come along to learn more about psychodrama. All welcome.
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.
Current and Past Events
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.
This is the first of five training sessions in 2017. We offer an AANZPA accredited training program which caters for beginners, intermediate and advanced trainees.
Our first workshop will be useful to anyone who works in a group leadership role regardless of the nature and purpose of the group. We will begin with an experiential group session and during the workshop will take time to write and reflect on your learning process within the group. We will also include in this workshop stages of group development and group process. Our main text will be Dr G Clayton's Group Work Training Manual.
The best way to understand the power of psychodrama is to experience it.
Come along and within a safe and gentle environment experience psychodrama.
The sessions will be directed by experienced psychodramatists.
There will be time for questions about the method and its applications within the time frame.
Final psychodrama training weekend for the year!
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.
September psychodrama training in Adelaide continues into Spring!
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.
The training group in Adelaide consists of people with a variety of levels of experience. Develop your ability to be present to your own experience within a group and to use in service of developing companionship with others.
An opportunity to join with a group of committed people wishing to enhance their spontaneity in the workplace at home and in the community. This training weekend will concentrate on sociodrama.
"Sociodrama will help you as a participant to:
- -Broaden and deepen your experience and learning
- -Clarify your own values
- -Enlarge your role reportoire
- -Develop flexible functioining
- Bring about greater understanding of the structure of groups and subcultures
- -and much more! (Clayton, 1989)