Psychodrama Australia Staff

We deliver coordinated psychodrama training in campuses accross Australia to the standards of training developed by the Australian and Aoteroa New Zealand Psychodrama Association's Board of Examiners.

Staff

The current training staff of Psychodrama Australia campuses are as follows.

Australia

Australia
Trainer
Dr Tony Densley Psychodramatist, Trainer, Educator, Practitioner in Training (TEPIT). Tony lectures at the University of South Australia and leads training in action methods, super vision and self development groups in Adelaide. He is on the teaching staff of the Action Method Centre of South Australia.
Trainer
Margie Abbott is a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner in training. She is a sociometrist practitioner applying psychodrama in the work she does with individuals, and organizations. Margie’s work includes leadership training, mentoring, retreats and facilitation of groups.
Trainer (Adelaide) Associate Trainer (Melbourne and Canberra)
Robert Brodie, MSc, – Psychodramatist, Trainer, Educator and Practitioner (TEP) Rob is a registered counsellor and psychotherapist (PACFA) in private practice. He has provided extensive training, consultation and clinical supervision to a range of professionals face to face, individually, in groups and online. Since 2011 he has lectured at ACU School of Psychology on counselling and group psychotherapy. He is a Director of Psychodrama Australia and a Distinguished Member of AANZPA.
Rollo Browne, Campus Director of Training
Campus Director of Training
Rollo Browne is a sociodramatist, trainer and supervisor. He has been on staff at Sydney Campus for 18 years, training professionals to be psychodramatists at all levels. His work spans leadership training, organisational development and executive coaching. For the past 20 years he has applied Morenian methods in his consulting and facilitation work.
Bona Anna
Trainer
Bona Anna is a psychodramatist and trainer and PhD. She is inspired by the groundbreaking work of Joseph Levi Moreno, the founder of psychodrama, finding many useful applications in contemporary work and life situations.
Trainer
Dr Charmaine McVea is a psychodramatist and psychologist who works with individuals, couples, families and groups. She is highly experienced working with the effects of psychological trauma, and has over 20 years of experience running group work training for practitioners in this area. Her PhD investigated the process of healing during psychodrama, and she has published her research in professional journals and books.
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Visiting Trainer
Vivienne Thomson is a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner, Sociodramatist and Director of Training at the Auckland Training Centre for Psychodrama, NZ . She works as a consultant in organisation development, and is currently a member of the AANZPA Board of Examiners.
Richard Hall
Trainer
Richard is a Psychodramatist on the teaching staff of Psychodrama Australia. He is a counselling psychologist in private practice. Richard conducts counselling with individuals and couples and runs personal development groups. He also trains and supervises teachers and professionals working with disadvantaged clients.
Trainer
Psychodramatist, Trainer, Educator and Practitioner (TEP). Chris has worked for many years as a psychodrama trainer, counsellor, individual supervisor and group work supervisor. She leads training workshops in Australia, New Zealand and Greece and for non-government organizations in South East Asia. Chris is active in AANZPA Inc. as a member of the Ethics Committee.
Annette Fisher
Trainer
Annette is a psychotherapist and consultant in private practice and is a psychodrama trainer with 30 years of experience. Currently she is a psychodrama trainer with the Adelaide and Sydney Campuses and conducts supervision and psychodrama training in the ACT.

Brisbane

Brisbane
Peter Howie
Campus Director of Training
Peter is a Director of Psychodrama Australia and Director of Training for the Brisbane Campus. He has been developing and running deep learning experiential psychodrama training groups since 1993, qualified as a psychodrama practitioner in 1999, a psychodrama trainer in 2006, completed his Master of Education in 2011, is currently a PhD candidate at Griffith University researching the psychodramatic concept of warm-up. While world peace would be nice, the unspeakable brilliance and clarity of human creativity being a critical life process keeps him warm and willing to contribute to the eventual emergence of a fantastic world in this millennium or epoch.
Elizabeth Synnot
Trainer
Elizabeth Synnot (Diz) is a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner in training. She is a sociodrama practitioner applying Moreno's approach as the basis of her work with individuals, families, and organisations. Elizabeth is an experienced organisational consultant, leadership developer and family therapist. She has been co-leading the Core, Intermediate and Advanced training programs in Brisbane for nearly 20 years. Elizabeth has been expanding her practice in family, leadership and team development. She gives and receives supervision and training in this method.
Trainer
Brigid is a highly experienced therapist and clinical supervisor with over 35 years experience. She is a psychodrama trainer, educator and practitioner and enjoys combining creative arts with psychodrama. Brigid is a staff member of the Psychodrama Australia and works for the Brisbane Campus. Please use the contact form above if you would like to contact her.
Sara Crane
Visiting Trainer
Sara Crane is a Psychodramatist, an AANZPA Trainer Educator and Practitioner and a psychotherapist with a special interest in children and families. She has a long-standing involvement with Playback Theatre.

Melbourne

Melbourne
Trainer (Adelaide) Associate Trainer (Melbourne and Canberra)
Robert Brodie, MSc, – Psychodramatist, Trainer, Educator and Practitioner (TEP) Rob is a registered counsellor and psychotherapist (PACFA) in private practice. He has provided extensive training, consultation and clinical supervision to a range of professionals face to face, individually, in groups and online. Since 2011 he has lectured at ACU School of Psychology on counselling and group psychotherapy. He is a Director of Psychodrama Australia and a Distinguished Member of AANZPA.
Richard Hall
Trainer
Richard is a Psychodramatist on the teaching staff of Psychodrama Australia. He is a counselling psychologist in private practice. Richard conducts counselling with individuals and couples and runs personal development groups. He also trains and supervises teachers and professionals working with disadvantaged clients.
Trainer
Psychodramatist, Trainer, Educator and Practitioner (TEP). Chris has worked for many years as a psychodrama trainer, counsellor, individual supervisor and group work supervisor. She leads training workshops in Australia, New Zealand and Greece and for non-government organizations in South East Asia. Chris is active in AANZPA Inc. as a member of the Ethics Committee.
Jenny Hutt
Trainer, Director of Training (Melbourne)
Sociodramatist, Trainer, Educator and Practitioner (TEP). Jenny works with individuals and organisations as a coach and consultant, Her focus includes workplace diversity, leadership, organisational change, team development, mentoring, intercultural learning and human relations at work. She is Director of Training for the Melbourne Campus and is the Secretary of the AANZPA Board of Examiners.
Hilde Knottenbelt
Trainer
Hilde is a Psychodramatist on the teaching staff of Psychodrama Australia. She has over 25 years experience as a teacher, trainer and educator in experiential learning. Hilde leads originally devised Creative Voice groups in the community using vocal improvisation and story telling. She works in private practice as a counsellor, supervisor and coach with a range of people including creative professionals.

Perth

Perth
Dr Kevin Franklin
Campus Director of Training (Perth)
Dr Kevin Franklin is a Clinical Psychologist in The Art of Science, his private practice since 1996. He is a Psychodramatist, Trainer-Educator-Practitioner and Director of Training with the Perth Campus of Psychodrama Australia, and a Member & Thesis Registrar of the Board of Examiners of AANZPA. I wish that I could have written such a philosophically astute sentence as did Constantin Stanislavski – theatre theorist and creator of method acting – when he wrote: Learn to love the role in yourself, not yourself in the role.

Adelaide

Adelaide
Trainer
Dr Tony Densley Psychodramatist, Trainer, Educator, Practitioner in Training (TEPIT). Tony lectures at the University of South Australia and leads training in action methods, super vision and self development groups in Adelaide. He is on the teaching staff of the Action Method Centre of South Australia.
Trainer
Margie Abbott is a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner in training. She is a sociometrist practitioner applying psychodrama in the work she does with individuals, and organizations. Margie’s work includes leadership training, mentoring, retreats and facilitation of groups.
Trainer (Adelaide) Associate Trainer (Melbourne and Canberra)
Robert Brodie, MSc, – Psychodramatist, Trainer, Educator and Practitioner (TEP) Rob is a registered counsellor and psychotherapist (PACFA) in private practice. He has provided extensive training, consultation and clinical supervision to a range of professionals face to face, individually, in groups and online. Since 2011 he has lectured at ACU School of Psychology on counselling and group psychotherapy. He is a Director of Psychodrama Australia and a Distinguished Member of AANZPA.
Annette Fisher
Trainer
Annette is a psychotherapist and consultant in private practice and is a psychodrama trainer with 30 years of experience. Currently she is a psychodrama trainer with the Adelaide and Sydney Campuses and conducts supervision and psychodrama training in the ACT.

Sydney

Sydney
Rollo Browne, Campus Director of Training
Campus Director of Training
Rollo Browne is a sociodramatist, trainer and supervisor. He has been on staff at Sydney Campus for 18 years, training professionals to be psychodramatists at all levels. His work spans leadership training, organisational development and executive coaching. For the past 20 years he has applied Morenian methods in his consulting and facilitation work.
Bona Anna
Trainer
Bona Anna is a psychodramatist and trainer and PhD. She is inspired by the groundbreaking work of Joseph Levi Moreno, the founder of psychodrama, finding many useful applications in contemporary work and life situations.
Trainer
Dr Charmaine McVea is a psychodramatist and psychologist who works with individuals, couples, families and groups. She is highly experienced working with the effects of psychological trauma, and has over 20 years of experience running group work training for practitioners in this area. Her PhD investigated the process of healing during psychodrama, and she has published her research in professional journals and books.
communication
Visiting Trainer
Vivienne Thomson is a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner, Sociodramatist and Director of Training at the Auckland Training Centre for Psychodrama, NZ . She works as a consultant in organisation development, and is currently a member of the AANZPA Board of Examiners.
Annette Fisher
Trainer
Annette is a psychotherapist and consultant in private practice and is a psychodrama trainer with 30 years of experience. Currently she is a psychodrama trainer with the Adelaide and Sydney Campuses and conducts supervision and psychodrama training in the ACT.