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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 or Helen Phelan and see information below.

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


Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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.




17 May 2024
Fri 6-9pm(May be Revised); Sat 9:30-5pm; Sun 9:30-4pm - and for Trainees Only- Mon 6-9pm
22 View Street, North Perth

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 2nd July - 9:30-4:00pm
22 View Street, North Perth

Current and Past Events

Current and Past Events

Action Learning Centre, Perth Campus of Psychodrama Australia

A one-day orientation workshop introducing new trainees to our 2015 Professional Training & Development Program.


22 Nov 2014
79 Solomon Street, Fremantle

We live and work in a world of systems – family, work, community and organisations. What we see and what sense we make of events and relationships, influences our capacity to respond creatively and how we are impacted. You are invited to explore through action methods, the systems in which you work and live, to assist you to keep your life and creativity.

4 Oct 2014
Workshop 10:00am-4:00pm (Registration 9:45)
79 Solomon Street, Fremantle

In this workshop you have the opportunity to identify and explore moments when you felt alive; and, what stops you from being alive to your own and to others’ responses at other times.

6 Sep 2014
Workshop 10:00am-4:00pm, Registration 9:45
Solomon Street, Fremantle

The purpose of this workshop is to warm up to the Creative Process, the pillars of which are spontaneity and creativity. Participants will have the opportunity to make their own artistic masterpieces that will provide the central focus for the day’s work.

2 Aug 2014
Registration 9:45, Session 10:am-4:00pm
79 Solomon Street,, Fremantle

This workshop will provide opportunities to experience how and why psychodrama – action methods & theory – assists people to awaken and strengthen their ability to live more creatively.  It is on Saturday 12th July 2014, and runs 10:00am - 4:00pm with registration from 9:45am.

12 Jul 2014
Registration 9:45am
79 Solomon Street, Fremantle

We live and work in a world of systems – family, work, community and organisations. You are invited to explore the systems in which we work and live through action methods to become co-creators that can open up new perspectives, uncover hidden dynamics and shine a light on the influencing forces. This workshop will be beneficial to change agents, organisational developers, trainers, consultants, researchers, family therapists, community workers and customer service officers.

14 Jun 2014
10am-4pm, Registration 9:45
79 Solomon Street, Fremantle

In this workshop you have an opportunity to meet - and to get to know - your creative spirit.

3 May 2014
10am - 4.00pm, Registration 9:45
79 Solomon Street, Fremantle

This workshop presents an opportunity for us to meet with others to explore various old and outmoded myths and legends which hold us back in our growth and development as healthy, competent and creative individuals. At significant times of change in our lives we are often restricted by old ways of doing things that no longer serve us well.

5 Apr 2014
10am - 4.00pm, Registration 9:45
79 Solomon Street, Fremantle

In the workplace and in life we are often required to deal with things that seem difficult to handle. These can be inner journeys or journeys in the world. Sometimes we respond with concern and sometimes with creativity and courage.

8 Mar 2014
10am - 4.00pm
79 Solomon Street, Fremantle