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Psychodrama Australia Sydney Campus
Psychodrama Australia Sydney - Canberra Campus

 

 

The Sydney training program, professional development workshops and open nights are currently suspended, in line with COVID-19 health regulations governing meetings and group activities.

We will resume workshops when health regulations enable us to meet face-to-face and produce psychodrama enactments. 

Training and Professional Development in 2022

As soon as conditions allow, we will recommence standalone workshops such as Personal & Professional Development, focused training events and open nights.  The year-long core training program will recommence if and when it is reasonably clear that it can proceed without significant interruption from lockdowns. 

Individual and Group Supervision

Individual and group supervision is still available online, to support trainees and practitioners with their application of psychodrama and their writing.

Contact us

We will keep you up to date with our plans via our Campus Newsletter. If you are not already on the mailing list for the Newsletter, leave your email contact details in the 'subscribe' box at the top right hand corner of this page (Remember to select 'Sydney-Canberra' in the dropdown box below your email address).

You can contact us at anytime if you would like information regarding the training and professional development opportunities we offer, to register your interest in training, or to arrange supervision. (Contact details at the bottom of the page).

To see the description of a previous Full Year Psychodrama Training Program ... click here

 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Nov
19

Psychodrama Training Weekend Workshop.  Canberra 19-21 November 

In this training workshop, the content will be based on participants’ interests, concerns and purposes. The focus will be on experiential sessions applied to daily life including work, play and relationships, with a view to increasing the capacity to rise creatively to life’s challenges. The experiential, systemic, action process known as the psychodrama method is also learnt in the process. Trainees wil have the opportunity to direct under supervision.


 

19 Nov 2021
19-21 November Friday 9:30am - 5pm, Saturday 9.30am – 5pm, Sunday 9.30am -5pm
, Canberra

Current and Past Events

Current and Past Events
Sep
18

Shine Like The Sun: 

Recognising Role Conflict, Embracing Role Integration and Valuing Role Development
It requires, for most of us, courage and trust in our spontaneity to lead a group or direct a psychodrama. As Max Clayton (1992:1) notes, in these moments we are negotiating two powerful forces that exist in an uneasy and dynamic relationship: 
‘an inner urge to grow, to live fully in the moment, to experience purpose and meaning, to create ideals and live by them, and a contradictory desire for safety, the avoidance of the unknown and of appearing odd or different, the fear of letting go outdated roles and developing progressive roles’.

The aim of this workshop is that you, as trainee directors and group leaders, will increasingly live in the progressive roles that you have developed to date, that you will recognise role conflict, embrace role integration and value role development, that you will, in Pink Floyd’s words, ‘shine like the sun’ (Shine On You Crazy Diamond, 1975).

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.                                             

And you will know that, in psychodrama, as in life, being young is a matter of spontaneity flow...

18 Sep 2021
Please be there by 9.15am for 9.30am start Sat 18 September. Finishes 4.30pm Tues 21 September.
44 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill, Sydney
Aug
31

This program focuses on the application of social systems theory, role theory and sociometry as a holistic approach to the assessment of group functioning and as a guide to practitioner decision-making. You will hone your ability to perceive a group’s functioning through these lenses, to identify what development would be helpful in progressing the aims of the group and what interventions are likely to facilitate that development.

31 Aug 2021
Tues evenings 6pm-8.30pm 31 Aug, 14 Sept, 28 Sept, 12 Oct, 26 Oct.
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Aug
20

Canberra - Spontaneity Training 3-day Weekend Workshop 20 -22 August

This workshop will  focus on developing participants’ spontaneity through play.
Life presents each of us with many challenges. The capacity to respond in the moment with a new response to an old situation or an adequate response in a new situation requires spontaneity. There are many forms of spontaneity which group leaders and members of a group require to be effective.
 

20 Aug 2021
20-22 August Friday 9:30am - 5pm, Saturday 9.30am – 5pm, Sunday 9.30am -5pm
, Canberra
Aug
6

Please Note: Registrations are essential.   Commences at 6.30pm

This open night will be led by Dimitrios Papalexis, an advanced Psychodrama Trainee and Associate Member of AANZPA.

Individuals and societies have important life milestones. Those milestones and expectations can change from generation to generation and individual to individual depending on the social, cultural,  political and economic context and also our personal values. In this open night we will explore, through the method of psychodrama, personal meaningful milestones (past, current or forthcoming) and the wisdom they carry.

About Dimitrio Papalexis: Dimitrios is a counsellor, trainer and consultant on youth and community development, storytelling and arts. He has been awarded the NSW Youth Worker of the Year Award in 2019 and the “A Cause for Applause” Score More Foundation award in 2020. His passion lies in blending creative, community and healing arts for social change and impact. 

6 Aug 2021
Postponed until further notice, due to COVID 19 Lockdown in Sydney
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich
Jul
24

This 2 day program is for people wanting to experience psychodrama and also develop their functioning in their personal or professional lives.

Click 'View Event' and register your interest.

24 Jul 2021
NEW DATES TO BE NOTIFIED 9.30am - 4.30pm
Newcastle, Belmont Library Meeting Room
Apr
22

Psychodramatic role theory provides a framework for understanding human functioning in a holistic and non-judgemental way. The individual is seen in the context of their life and relationships, taking into consideration developmental experiences that impact on their current orientation to the world. Attention is given to cognitive, feeling and action elements of human functioning, to the person’s capacity to warm-up in a way that promotes vitality, and to their ability to relate to the emerging moment.

This program focuses on the application of role theory as a holistic approach to assessment and as a guide to clinical decision-making.  

 
22 Apr 2021
6pm - 9pm every second Thursday 22 Apr; 6 & 20 May; 3 & 17 Jun
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Mar
12

Psychodrama Training Weekend - Sociometry   

This weekend training will focus on the measurement and development ofrelationships and patterns of relationships as individuals choose to connect withy others on various criteria.


The psychodrama method assists participants to increase their spontaneity and creativity through active participation. This participation includes group work, enactment and theoretical mini lectures. The program will assist in developing leadership and will lead to increasing abilities in relating to others.

12 Mar 2021
March 12th - 14th: Friday 7- 9pm, Saturday 9.30am - 5pm, Sunday 9.30am - 5pm
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Mar
6

This year long training program covers the core knowledge, skills and personal development that underpin the practice of Morenian methods (psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry and role training). It equips participants to integrate psychodramatic processes into their professional practice, bringing greater vitality, depth and immediacy to their work.  

The course is designed for you to bring Morenian experiential methods into your thinking and practice. You will have the opportunity to experience psychodrama, broaden your production capabilities, develop greater flexibility in your group work and deepen your therapeutic and systems interventions. You will master the basic techniques, understand warm up, see and feel the effect of increased spontaneity in yourself and others. Imagine if you could bring this spontaneity into your work! The purpose is to apply your learning in your work and life, to be more effective in your work and have more satisfying interactions.

6 Mar 2021
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich
Feb
13

Psychodrama focuses on reclaiming your innate spontaneity – ‘a readiness for a free and vital response to the emerging moment’ (Phil Carter).  Spontaneity infuses daily life with potency and flexibility, so that you create more satisfying relationships and find the value in what is here and now. 

In this 2-day workshop, we will use psychodrama to bring greater spontaneity to the issues that matter to you. There will be a focus on sustaining a warm-up to areas of life that are fulfilling and generative, working through habitual patterns that no longer serve you, and realigning thoughts, feelings and actions to bring a fuller expression of yourself in your life.

13 Feb 2021
Sat 13 & Sun 14 Feb 2021, 9.30am-4.30pm
1/156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich (cnr Greenwich Rd), Greenwich
Jun
26

 

Friday 26th June (evening) to Sunday 28th June 2020.

With Hilde Knottenbelt & Charmaine McVea

The shift in context facing each one of us as we live with the impacts of COVID 19 has meant that many of us have had to reimagine aspects of our lives and futures. In the midst of this disruption and loosening to some of our patterned ways of living, there is a possibility to reconfigure, reassess and to dream again.

Using the psychodrama method and arts making processes, this workshop offers an in-between space where the stories we tell ourselves about who we are can be paused and perhaps reimagined. It offers a liminal space where the experiencing being can stay with what is, as part of engaging in a creative process.

26 Jun 2020
Friday 26 June 5pm-7pm; Saturday 27th June 10am-1pm & 3pm-5pm; Sunday 28th June 2pm-5pm.
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