The Relevance of Sociometry to our Experience in Groups

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Sociometry has at its core a vision of cohesive groups, interpersonal mutuality and a stable society. Sociometry guides us to explore the psycho-social networks and deeper or hidden structures that affect the groups in which we live and work. The feeling nature of the informal, personal and often invisible systems is an exciting yet threatening field of exploration but the integration of the formal and informal fields can be exceptionally important to the success of a stable, cohesive and productive group.

In this workshop, we will explore the sociometric factors that are at play in our groups both in the immediate here-and-now group, as well as other significant groups both past and current. We will be seeking to develop our ability to be the initiators of greater mutuality in relationships and leaders of cohesive groups.

This workshop is open to all trainees of the Brisbane Campus of Psychodrama Australia and New Zealand.  Number of participants will be limited to 15. Note that trainees enrolled in 2023 year long Core, Intermediate and Advanced Training Program in Brisbane are included and have the fee for this workshop covered in Program cost.

This workshop will be lead by Chris Hosking, a Psychodramatist and Trainer, Educator and Practitioner on the teaching staff of Psychodrama Australia.  Chris has conducted training workshops and seminars in psychodrama, sociometry, role training and group work for 28+ years and has been actively involved in supervision of trainees in Australia and New Zealand, Japan, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Europe.

Chris will be assisted by Patricia O'Rourke.  Patricia O‚ÄôRourke PhD is a Psychodramatist, Educator and child psychotherapist. She has worked as a psychotherapist for over thirty years with infants, children and their families, individual adults and groups. Creating relationship and applying psychodrama method is the heart of her work. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Paediatric Mental Health Training Unit, University of Adelaide and a supervisor/trainer in private practice. Patricia is a

Dates and Times:  Friday 21 April from 6.30-8.30pm 

                              Saturday 22 April from 10.00am to 5.30pm

                              Sunday 23 April from 10.00am to 4.00pm

Due to existing COVID restrictions, we are not providing meals or snacks during the workshop.  Tea and coffee will be available all day.  There is a kitchen with fridge and microwave for your use.  Please bring what you will enjoy eating and will sustain you through each day.  The protocol we are using to ensure your health and safety during the workshop will be provided on enrolment.  Of course, changes to requirements can happen rapidly and we commit to following the up-to-date advice of the Queensland Chief Medical Officer.

Friday 21st April, 2023
Start 6:30 pm
21 April (6.30-8.30pm), 22 April (10.00am to 5.30pm) and 23 April (10.00am to 4.00pm)
The Melaleucas
1A, 55Clarence St Coorparoo
Brisbane, QLD 4151