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Psychodrama Australia Perth Campus

 

Perth Campus

The Perth Campus aims to provide a range of opportunities for experiential learning applying Psychodrama, also referred to as action methods. This collectively includes group leadership, psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry and role training that facilitate on-going, progressive and creative functioning in everyday life, work and community situations.

Psychodrama is a general term that includes the philosophy, theory, and methods developed by Dr JL Moreno (1898-1974) and since then by the Australian Aotearoa and New Zealand Psychodrama Association Inc (AANZPA) and many organisations and countries throughout the world.

Psychodrama is conducted in groups and has wide application in education, organisational development, community development, health and social justice. This professional development is for anyone who works with others as counsellors, coaches, organisational consultants, team leaders, community service providers, managers, teachers, health professionals, or who are working with individuals or groups in any field.

As well as the full-year Training Program (view Here), workshops for Introduction to Psychodrama and Professional development using Moreno's action methods will be offered from time to time. These will provide Registraion information on this website and are open to those new to psychodrama and any professional people intered in developing more creative reponses to life.s circumstances and more satisfying relationships.

For interest in the Training program, please contact Kevin Franklin kevfrank@westnet.com.au or Helen Phelan hjphelan@iinet.net.au and see information below.

The AANZPA site AANZPA.org has information on the annual conference held in January each year in various cities in Australia and New Zealand. 

 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Jul
6

Psychodrama: Applied Creativity in Life and Work

Explore psychodrama and experience more creative responses in your life and work!

Hello - You are invited to explore the action and creativity of psychodrama.

Psychodrama is an active and enlivening method which aims to increase spontaneity, strengthen relationships, and build community.

At its heart, psychodrama values authenticity and imagination, and provides opportunities to be free of repetition, and enhancing growth and self-reliance. On the psychodrama stage our relationship with our self, and with others can be revised and enriched so we may feel connected to the universe again. Entering our own and each other’s worlds with a spirit of play, experimentation, and generosity we will use the truth and magic of the psychodramatic method to ignite spontaneity and revive our creative spirit.

Open to trainees and those new to psychodrama to experience the method and to explore possibilities of application in many professional and life situations. Topics emerging from the group can be explored.

Curious? The best way to find out is to experience it - come and join us. 

If you're a professional educator, manager, HR / organisational change agent, counsellor, teacher, facilitator, psychotherapist, social worker, trainer, or related creative arts, you will find this workshop of benefit.

This one-day taster in Psychodrama is conducted by experienced group practitioners. Please feel free to forward the invitation to others who may be interested.

6 Jul 2024
Sat 6th July - 9:30-4:00pm
22 View Street, North Perth

Current and Past Events

Current and Past Events
Jun
15

Sociometry, Systems and Group Dynamics

J.L.Moreno deveoped sociometry to assist in explaining interrelational dynamics. This is most helpful in mapping our experiences of group dynmamics and assists in developing interventions to benefit group funtioning. With Sociometry, Moreno adds to our understanding and appreciation of our subjective experience in groups, and provides several tools for us to 'see' the dynamics, the connections, and who is relating to whom. It assists us to be aware and alert to what our criteria might be when we choose or don't choose; on what basis we feel drawn to some people and not to others. 

Sociometry linked with psychodrama principles provides avenues for seeing and healing the sociometry in groups and relationships.

Aspects to be explored in theis workshop includes:

1.       Sociometric view of the structure of a system – inclusions/exclusions;

2.       Basic elements of sociometry; tele, networks, star, leader, isolate, rejectee, dyad, triangle. Identify application as group leader and group member.

3.       Sociometric questions, investigations, measures e.g., continuum, diamond of opposites

There will also be an opportunity to conduct a sociometric measure, to develop the criteria and explore the responses.

 

 

15 Jun 2024
Sat 15th 9:30-5:00pm; Sun 16th 9:30-4:00pm; Processing Tues 18th 6-9pm at Leederville
22 View Street, North Perth
May
18

Spontaneity – living in the present

Jacob Moreno created psychodrama to expand our capacity to be spontaneous beings. In doing so, we creatively express ourselves and progresses in our lives.  This orientation is unique to psychodrama methodology. 

This experiential method brings life into psychotherapeutic, educational, community and organisational settings.

When we ‘live in the moment’ we are truly creative beings.  In a familiar situation, the challenge is to approach such familiarity with freshness and vitality.  In a new situation, the challenge is to respond to the unknown with vitality that serves the situation.  The phrase, ‘a new response in an old situation and an adequate response in a new situation’ is often quoted in psychodrama.  Adequacy here means freshness and vitality in that context.

Participants in this workshop can expect to revitalise themselves as group members, auxiliaries in dramas, as protagonists and as directors of dramas.  You will also expand your understanding of what Moreno means by spontaneity as you engage in this recursive experiential learning experience.  

This Workshop will be led by visiting Trainer MARTIN PUTT from Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand.

People who have attended some psychodrama, as well as Trainees, are welcome, and will find this workshop brings new insights to whatever field you work in, and in your relationships.. Peope new to psychodrama will need to attend an inteview with Helen Phelan.before Registering.

Workhop will be limited to 14 people - Register and Pay early to reserve a place.

REGISTER REQUIRED BY MAY 1st - WITH HELEN PHEAN hjphelan@iinet.net.au 0407225116 or KEVIN FRANKLIN kevfrank@Westnet.com.au

PAYMENT REQUIRED BEFORE 17th May

 

18 May 2024
Sat 9:30-5pm; Sun 9:30-4pm - and for Trainees Only- Mon 6-9pm
22 View Street, North Perth
Apr
20

WORKSHOP 2 - Role Theory and Roles of Director, Auxiliary, Group Leader

The 2024 Perth Campus Training Program

The Training Program provides for multi-level training in psychodrama, from beginners through to intermediate and advanced trainees.

The Program uncompasses 7 Training Weekends, with additional 3hr follow-up processing sessions,

Several Additional Workshops are offered including a 4-Day Intensive in October.

The Program also include visiting trainers.

Trainees are requested to enrol early and Payment for each workshop is requested to be comleted before the Workshop,

Applications for Enrolment are now open and each applicant will be required to complete an interview before confirmation of enrolment in the training program. Each Trainee will be required to have a negotiated and signed Training Agreement.

Please contact Helen Phelan: M 0407 225 116                or           Kevin Franklin: M 0478 641 763,                  .                                           hjphelan@iinet.net.au,                                                                 kevfrank@westnet.com.au

20 Apr 2024
APR Sat 20th 9:30-5:00pm; Sun 21st 9:30-4:00pm
22 View Street, North Perth
Mar
2

Experiential Workshop -  Psychodrama Introduction– an experiential workshop.

 

You are invited to an introduction to psychodrama. There will be an opportunity to experience it in action and to explore ways you can apply it. Theory questions are welcome. You can expect to tap into your creativity and enhance spontaneity and creativity in your life and work.

2 Mar 2024
Sat 2 March, 9:30-4:00pm
22 View Street, North Perth
Feb
12

Open Night Psychodrama Session

Interested in psychodrama? Join us for this introductory session to experience psychodrama and learn about its basis in creativity and spontaneity.

 

 

12 Feb 2024
Monday 12th Feb - 6pm-9pm
99 Loftus Street, Leederville
Feb
10

2024 Perth Campus Training Program

The Training Program provides for multi-level training in psychodrama, from beginners through to intermediate and advanced trainees.

The Program uncompasses 7 Training Weekends, with additional 3hr follow-up processing sessions,

Several Additional Workshops are offered including a 4-Day Intensive in October.

The Program also include visiting trainers.

Trainees are requested to enrol early and an Early-Bird discount is offered for full payment by 1 March.

Applications for Enrolment are now open and each applicant will be required to complete an interview before confirmation of enrolment. Each Trainee will be required to have a negotiated and signed Training Agreement.

Please contact Helen Phelan: M 0407 225 116                or           Kevin Franklin: M 0478 641 763,                  .                                           hjphelan@iinet.net.au,                                                                 kevfrank@westnet.com.au

10 Feb 2024
Sat 10th 1pm - 3:30
22 View Street, North Perth
Nov
17

You are invited to our last workshop for the Year.

TRAINING WORKSHOP – INTEGRATION AND SUSTAINING THE CREATOR

This session provides an opportunity to review and integrate learning of the many dimensions of psychodrama experienced throughout the year.

Role development requires congruence of feeling, thinking and action, with spontaneity, creativity and expression in the moment.

We will work together to develop strategies to ‘stand by’ the new and emerging roles and to keep our creativity warmed up to remain fully alive as we transition from training for the year.

 

Anyone new or less familiar with psychodrama will gain insight into the theory and practical application of psychodrama, as we reflect on and enact moments of challenge and learning, of delight and healing.

17 Nov 2023
Fri 6-9pm; Sat 9:30-5pm; Sun 9:30-4pm
22 View Street, North Perth
Aug
3

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Explore psychodrama and experience more creative responses in your life and work!

Hello - You are invited to explore the action and creativity of psychodrama.Open to trainees and those new to psychodrama to experience the method and to explore possibilities of application in many professional and life situations

Psychodrama is an active and enlivening method which aims to increase spontaneity, strengthen relationships and build community.

Curious? The best way to find out is to experience it - come and join us. New-comers are most welcome.

If you're a professional educator, manager, HR / organisational change agent, counsellor, teacher, facilitator, psychotherapist, social worker, trainer, or related creative arts, you will find this workshop of benefit.

Experience a taster in Psychodrama, conducted by experienced group practitioners. Please feel free to forward the invitation to others who may be interested

Topics emerging from the group can be explored.

 

3 Aug 2023
Thurs 3rd, 6-9pm;
99 Loftus Street, Leederville
Jul
22

In this weekend workshop psychodrama trainees can expect to have an experience of sociodrama, one of the specialties of psychodrama.  The purpose of sociodrama is to bring about effective inter group and intra group functioning.  Elizabeth, who is leading this weekend, has most of her experience in conducting sociodramas in large public sector organisations; the Audit Office, Universities, Treasury, Health Department, Police, Education, Agriculture and Fisheries, etc.  She has also used sociodrama in some private sector organisations and in the community sector, particularly in disability services, ‘What must I develop to thrive in a world where some people think I’d be better off dead?’

Saturday and Sunday - 22nd & 23 July 2023

22 Jul 2023
Sat 22nd, 9:30-5pm; Sun 23rd, 9:30-4pm
99 Loftus Street, Leederville
May
5

You are invited: -

At its heart, psychodrama is a vehicle for the imagination, liberating us from the isolation of fact, repetition, and self-reliance. On the psychodrama stage our relationship with our self, and with others can be revised and enriched so we may feel connected to the universe again. Entering into our own and each other’s worlds as protagonists and auxiliaries with a spirit of play, experimentation and generosity we will use the truth and magic of the psychodramatic method to embolden hope, restore dignity, and ignite spontaneity.

In this experiential weekend workshop we can apply the philosophic, psychological and dramatic theory and praxis of psychodrama and simply enjoy all that this method affords. You can revisit, reimagine, and reinvigorate your past, your present and your future. 

5 May 2023
Fri 5th, 6-9pm; Sat 6th, 9:30-5pm; Sun 7th, 9:30-4pm
99 Loftus Street, Leederville