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Psychodrama Australia Adelaide Campus
Psychodrama Australia Adelaide Campus

Psychodrama Australia Adelaide Campus will be offering a training program in 2019 by staff of the campus - Tony Densley; Margie Abbott; Rob Brodie and Annie Fisher. 

Date Claimer 2019

February 15th and 16th 

March 1st 2nd and 3rd

April 26th and 27th

June 14th and 15th

August 9th and 10th

September 6th and 7th

November 8th 9th 10th



Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

Often  when we see  a person bullying or otherwise  abusing another,  our first reaction is incredulity, shock and immobility.
In this workshop we will  use the psychodramatic method to investigate the nature of bullying and our reactions to it , with a view to becoming effective at constructively intervening where possible. Later in the workshop we will investigate in action possibilities for  cultural change in our institutions and general community.

8 Nov 2019
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington

Current and Past Events

Current and Past Events

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.

15 Sep 2017
15th September 6.00pm-9pm 16th September 9.30am-3.30pm
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington

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.

28 Jul 2017
28th July 9.30-3.30; July 29th 9.30-3.30;
104 Botting Street, Albert Park

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.

2 Jun 2017
June 2nd 6pm-9pm June 3rd 9.30am-3.30pm
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington

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.

1 Jun 2017
7.30pm-9.30pm June 1st
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington

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)



31 Mar 2017
31st March 6pm-9pm 1st April 9.30am-3.30pm
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington

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.

17 Mar 2017
17th-19th March 7.00-9pm; 9.30-5pm both days
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington

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.


10 Feb 2017
10th Feb 6pm-9pm and 11th Feb 9.30am-3.30 pm
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington

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.

9 Feb 2017
The open night begins at 7.30 and concludes at 9.30pm
17 Pennington Tce, Pennington

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

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