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Psychodrama Training Group 2015

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Psychodrama Training Group

Course overview

This multi-level training is an AANZPA and PACFA-accredited program.

The training

  • 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.
  • Provides a theoretical and practical framework for trainees to recognise patterns of interaction and interpersonal dynamics (their own and others) and provides the means by which they can develop greater interpersonal flexibility in a range of settings.
  • 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.
  • Grounds trainees in the theory and practice of psychodrama so that they are able to make appropriate interventions with clients, groups and organisations.

Dates and times

The training group runs over 8 weekends between March and November.


  • Saturday and Sunday 14-15 March 11am-6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 11-12 April 11am-6pm
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8-10 May 10am-6pm (3 days)
  • Saturday and Sunday 13-14 June 11am-6pm


  • Saturday and Sunday 8-9 August 11am-6pm
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11-13 September 10am-6pm (3 days)
  • Saturday and Sunday 10-11 October 11am-6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 14-15 November 11am-6pm


Six weekends are conducted by Jenny Hutt and Hilde Knottenbelt, and the two 3-day workshops are led by Chris Hosking.

Time Commitment

  • Attendance at 8 weekend workshops throughout the year (plus optional weekend electives and interstate residential workshops)
  • Completion of 3 short 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). The cost of supervision is additional to the training fee.


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

Curriculum Semester 1

  • Role theory, including warm up, the relational concept of role, role description and role analysis, the concepts of social and cultural atom
  • Practice in auxiliary work, being a protagonist and directing dramas
  • Group participation and leadership
  • Psychodrama production techniques
  • Spontaneity theory
  • Role training

Curriculum Semester 2

  • Practice in auxiliary work, being a protagonist and directing dramas
  • Group participation and leadership
  • Identification of group themes and concerns
  • Working in the here and now
  • Sociometry
  • Systems theory
  • Application of psychodrama and group work in a range of settings

How to Enrol

If you are new to the training group, click on this link for extra information you need to enrol:

Saturday 14th March, 2015
Start 11:00 am
Starts 14-15 March
Northcote Town Hall
189 High Street Northcote
Melbourne, VIC 3070