Intermediate and advanced Psychodrama Training group - 2015

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2015 Intermediate and Advanced Psychodrama Training

This series of modules is designed for trainees who around 300 or more hours of training, who are using the method in their work and who are committed to further developing as a psychodramatist, sociometrist, role trainer or sociodramatist, and are or becoming Associate Members of AANZPA.

Intermediate Training

Intermediate training is characterised by: further training, expanding your application of this method in your work or expanding your work to include conducting psychodrama, role training, sociodrama or sociometry groups or in your work with individuals. This is a time to complete the early writing requirements of certification based on your application of this method in your work.  Attending a group supervision series or having 1:1 supervision is a requirement in your training.  This may also be the right time to undertake further development in experiential workshops conducted for trainees.  It is unrealistic to expect to do all personal development as part of your professional development in training.

Advanced training

The hallmarks of advanced training are: a tailored approach to learning, an emphasis on supervision in the application of the method, and completing writing and reading tasks to further integrate the method and mirror comprehension.  Trainees can anticipate expansion of the roles of director and group worker to the standards set in the AANZPA Training and Standards Manual.  Trainees will assimilate the psychodrama approach to work and life through writing, reading, supervision, and training.  Advanced training will develop sustaining your sense of adequacy, and include: experiencing your own spontaneity and creativity; trusting being with oneself moment-by-moment; and trusting the capacity for spontaneity to arise in others when applying this method.

Trainees who enrol in intermediate and advanced training are required to set a learning contract with their primary trainer or, if they do not as yet have a primary trainer relationship, with the Campus Director, Peter Howie.  This contract will include: the aspirations of the trainee, the area of development for focus for the year and, a schedule training (workshops, writing, reading, supervision) they will complete.  The contract will be completed, or substantially completed, before training begins and will likely be adjusted through the year.

The elements of training are as follows:

  • Intense workshops: residential and non residential
  • Supervision in the application of the method, either 1:1 or group supervision
  • Completion of written tasks, including requirements for certification
  • Attendance at an ongoing training group
  • Supervision with their primary trainer and others
  • Reading, reflecting and writing
  • Participation in a psychodrama peer practice group.

The following elements are part of ongoing training avialable for Intermediate and Advanced trainees. The Cost of the first 3 Elements, which includes supervision, coaching and experiential training is $1500.

Elements 1: Meeting with your Primary Trainer or Director of Campus 

Refining, drafting, or drafting your learning contract, and oversight of learning. Commenced by 23rd February, 2015.

Elements 2: Applying the method: Getting creative in thinking it through, trying it out, assessment, and next steps.

A series of six 1:1 supervision sessions with Peter designed ro make the transition to psychodrama practitioner feasible, realtively painless, and enjoyable. Click here for link and information.

Elements 3: Experiential Group Training in the method - 2 terms of 4 evenings and 2 half weekends.

Semester 1

Sat/Sun 28 & 29 February Sat 1.00 pm – 6.00 pm & Sun 9.30 am – 12.30 am
Wednesday 4, 11, 18, 25, March 6.30 – 9.30
Sat/Sun 28 & 29 March Sat 1.00 pm – 6.00 pm & Sun 9.30 am – 12.30 am

Semester 2

Sat/Sun 24 & 25 October Sat 1.00 pm – 6.00 pm & Sun 9.30 am – 12.30 am
Wednesday 28 October, 4, 11, 18, 25 November 6.30 – 9.30
Sat/Sun 28 & 29 November Sat 1.00 pm – 6.00 pm & Sun 9.30 am – 12.30 am

And participation in onging co-operative peer group.

Elements 4: Writing - Writing Days

Ten Sundays with Diz - 10 am - 2 pm $10 Click here for Diz's writing workshops

Elements 5: Five day non-residential psychodrama training workshop October

Five-day non-residential workshop in October in Coorparoo, Brisbane with Diz Synnot and Sara Crane.   Click here for link.  Cost approx $1,200 Wednesday 15th October to Sunday 19th October.

Elements 6: Ad hoc activities with supervision    

  • Attendance at the ANZPA conference and conduct of a workshop.
  • Being an auxiliary for an experiential series of evenings
  • Arrendence at one or more of the Psychodrama Essentials workshops
  • Writing an article for the ANZPA journal or the ANZPA newsletter that relates to applying psychodrama or psychodrama theory.
  • Conducting an experiential psychodrama series open to the public.


Saturday 28th February, 2015
Start 1:00 pm
Throughout 2015
45 Clarence St Coorparoo
Brisbane, QLD 4151