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Psychodrama Training Group * March-November 2017

Event Cost: 
$3,275 (Semester 1: $1650, Semester 2: $1625)

This multi-level training group 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 workshops in May* and September* which are also open to a wider group of participants.

Dates and Times

The training group runs over 8 weekends between March and November


  • Saturday and Sunday 18-19 March 10.30am-6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 8-9 April 10.30am-6pm
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5-7 May 10am-6pm*
  • Saturday and Sunday 17-18 June 10.30am-6pm


  • Saturday and Sunday 12-13 August 10.30am-6pm
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8-10 September 10am-6pm*
  • Saturday and Sunday 14-15 October 10.30am-6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 11-12 November 10.30am-6pm


Hilde Knottenbelt, Jenny Hutt and Chris Hosking

Time Commitment

Attendance at 8 weekend workshops throughout the year (plus optional weekend electives and interstate residential 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).

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:

·       Psychodrama production techniques

·       Practice in auxiliary work, being a protagonist and directing dramas

·       Spontaneity theory

·       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

·       Systems theory

·       Identification of group themes and concerns

·       Group participation and leadership

·       Working in the here and now

·       Application of psychodrama and group work in a range of settings

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 their 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 18th March, 2017
Start 10:30 am
10.30am-6.00pm (May and September 10am-6.00pm)
Northcote Town Hall
189 High Street Northcote
Melbourne, VIC 3070