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2022 Psychodrama Training Group (March-November)

Event Cost: 
Fee $3,950, $1975 per Semester

This multi-level training group over eight weekends in 2022 at the Melbourne

Campus is an AANZPA accredited training program.

It is for new trainees at the core curriculum level and for trainees at intermediate

and advanced levels of training. It incorporates a workshop in September*

which may be open to a wider group of participants.

Dates and Times

The training group runs in two Semeters over 8 weekends between March and October 


Sat & Sun 5-6 March                          

Sat & Sun 2-3 April                              

Fri & Sat & Sun 29-April-1 May

Sat & Sun 4-5 June     



Sat & Sun 6-7 August                         

Fri & Sat & Sun 9-11 September*

Sat & Sun 1-2 October   

Sat & Sun 5-6 November        


Hilde Knottenbelt, Jenny Hutt, Chris Hosking, Liz Marks

Time Commitment

Attendance at 8 weekend workshops throughout the year (plus optional weekend

electives and interstate workshops).

Completion of brief written assignments related to experience, integration of theory

and practice and applications in personal and professional life.

Two individual supervision sessions during the year (three for advanced trainees) for which separate fees apply.

The Training

* Develops the capacity of trainees to be present to their own experience

and to use it in the service of developing greater mutuality with others.

* Provides grounding in the theory and practice of psychodrama so that trainees

are able to make appropriate interventions with clients, groups and organisations.

* Offers theoretical and practical frameworks for trainees to recognise patterns

of interaction and interpersonal dynamics (their own and others)

* Provides the means by which trainees can develop greater interpersonal flexibility

in a range of settings.

* Is for people with varying amounts of psychodrama experience.

* Is iterative, allowing for a gradual integration of concepts and practice.

* Is underpinned by role theory, systems theory and principles of group work.


Each workshop has a particular focus which relates both to the curriculum and the needs and

development of trainees in the training group.

The training sessions involve supervised practice, working in the here-and-now of the group

and developing the capacity to enter into the worlds of others with sensitivity and attunement.

Participants engage in experiential learning as a group member, auxiliary, protagonist and director.

Experiences are generated, expanded, reflected on and combined with supervision and teaching

to refine understanding and application of the psychodrama method.

The curriculum includes:

  • Spontaneity theory
  • Psychodrama production techniques
  • Working in the here and now
  • Practice in auxiliary work, being a protagonist and directing dramas
  • Family and social systems 
  • Sociometry
  • Role theory, including warm up, the relational concept of role, role description and role analysis, the concepts of social and cultural atom
  • Role training
  • Sociodrama
  • Group participation and leadership
  • Identification of group themes and concerns
  • Application of psychodrama and group work in a range of settings and with a range of clients

The training run by Psychodrama Australia Melbourne Campus is accredited through the Australian

and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Inc. (AANZPA).

For further details either click on the logo below or go to the AANZPA website

at <>

If you have further questions about psychodrama or psychodrama training you can:

1) Send us a general enquiry or question through our email by

clicking here; <>  

2) Browse our Frequently Asked Questions <>  

3) Contact Jenny Hutt on 0419 001 691 or Hilde Knottenbelt on 0419 192 187

Saturday 5th March, 2022
Start 10:00 am
10am-5.30pm each training day
SWell Centre
Minona Street Hawthorn
Melbourne, VIC