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2024 Psychodrama Training Group

Event Cost: 
Fee $4,250 - Semester 1: $2,125 - Semester 2: $2,125

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

The August-September workshop* is open to a wider group of trainees.

• Saturday and Sunday 2-3 March
• Saturday and Sunday 6-7 April
• Saturday and Sunday 4-5 May
• Saturday and Sunday 1-2 June

• Saturday and Sunday 3-4 August
• Saturday Sunday 31 August - 1 September
• Friday, Saturday and Sunday 27-29 September*
• Saturday and Sunday 26-27 October

Time Commitment
Attendance at 8 weekend workshops throughout the year (plus optional residential workshop and weekend electives).
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
• Working in the here and now
• Psychodrama production techniques
• Practice in auxiliary work, being a protagonist and directing dramas
• Role theory, including warm up, the relational concept of role, role description and role analysis, the concepts of social and cultural atom
• Sociometry
• Sociodrama
• Family and social systems
• Role training
• 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 2nd March, 2024
Start 10:00 am
10am-5.30pm each day
SWell Centre
2 Minona Street Hawthorn
Melbourne, VIC 3122