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Psychodrama Australia Sydney - Canberra Campus
Psychodrama Australia Sydney - Canberra Campus

 

 

The Sydney - Canberra Campus Calendar of Training Events for 2022 is here!

Including the full year training program that begins in March 2022.

And long weekend workshops in Canberra.

Please ensure you are on the mailing list to get further information about the program as soon as it becomes available.

For enquiries contact Charmaine McVea( 0401375195)

 

 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Jun
17

Canberra - Spontaneity Training 3-day Weekend Workshop 17 - 19 June 2022

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.
 

17 Jun 2022
17 June Friday 9:30am - 5pm, Saturday 9.30am – 5pm, Sunday 9.30am -5pm
, Canberra
Jul
1
Please note: Registrations are essential. Commences at 6.30pm
Please Do NOT attend if you have any flu-like symptoms

An evening of Psychodrama with Rollo Browne.

The founder of Psychodrama, JL Moreno, famously said that rather than analyse people's dreams, psychodrama enables people to dream again. The best way to understand the power of psychodrama is to experience it and these evenings are designed to give participants an opportunity to experience psychodrama in a safe and gentle environment. 

This evening will introduce you to psychodrama – a technique for exploring and resolving dramas in our lives. Bring a friend for an evening of learning and fun.

1 Jul 2022
Unit 1, Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich
Jul
2

Details to come

2 Jul 2022
2-3 July 2022 9.30am - 4.30pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich
Aug
26

Jacob Moreno explored the roots of creativity in human evolution, philosophically and above all experientially. These sessions will be applied to daily life including work, play and relationships, with a view to increasing the capacity to rise consciously and creatively to life’s challenges. The experiential, systemic, action process known as the psychodrama method is also learnt in the process.

 

26 Aug 2022
26 - 28 August 2022, Friday, Saturday, Sunday; 9.30am -5pm.
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Sep
30

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...

30 Sep 2022
Dates & Venue confirmed. Please be there by 9.15am for 9.30am start Fri 30th September. 9.30am-4.30pm each day, finishing 4.30pm Mon 3 Oct
44 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill, Sydney
Nov
18

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.

18 Nov 2022
18-20 November 2022, Friday, Saturday, Sunday; 9.30am -5pm AEDT
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May
7

In this workshop we apply role training, a specific form of the psychodrama method, to bring greater spontaneity to challenging interpersonal encounters so that we can enter more fully into the situations that matter to us.

Spontaneity lies at the heart of the psychodrama method. It emerges in the here and now, as we relate to this moment unencumbered by habitual responses from the past. It is an antidote to anxiety-driven reactivity and isolating tendencies. The spontaneous person can bring a fresh response to old, familiar situations and meet new situations with vitality and immediacy. Role training focuses on identifying critical moments when we lose our spontaneity and developing the freedom to respond in a new way in those moments.

Over two days you will develop your ability to apply role training in your work, at the same time as you develop your capacity to stay present in interpersonal situations that challenge you.

7 May 2022
Sat 7 & Sun 8 May 2022 9.30am-4.30pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich
May
6
Please note: Registrations are essential. Commences at 6.30pm
Please Do NOT attend if you have any flu-like symptoms

An evening of Psychodrama with Rollo Browne.

Moreno described Psychodrama as a Rehearsal for Life. This evening will introduce you to Psychodrama - a technique for exploring and reimagining dramas in our lives and in society. The best way to understand the power of Psychodrama is to experience it and these evenings are designed to give you an opportunity to experience Psychodrama in a welcoming environment.

Bring a friend for an evening of learning and fun. Join in the action or be part of the audience and experience the drama unfold. Experience the power of action methods and gain new perspectives on the way we relate in today’s world. There will be opportunities for questions about the method and its application.

6 May 2022
6.30pm - 9.00pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich
Mar
11

Canberra - Action Techniques for working constructively with intense expression
Psychodrama Training Long Weekend Workshop.   11 - 13 March  2022
In this training workshop, the focus will be on applying action techniques as a leader to intense expression and potentially traumatising situations,  by means of 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 learnt in the process.
 

11 Mar 2022
11/3/22 - 13/3/22 9:30am-5:00pm AEDT
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Mar
5

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.

5 Mar 2022
Workshop1: 5th & 6th March 2022. 9.30-4.30 each day. See program details for other workshop dates.
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway (at corner of Greenwich Rd), Greenwich
Mar
5
 
 
This workshop focuses on moving from an intention or purpose, to producing action on the stage.
We will refine our use of the five instruments of psychodrama - the director, protagonist, auxiliaries, stage and audience - in producing life giving enactments. We will explore how Moreno's universal elements of time, space, reality and the cosmos, provide structure for creative production.
Alongside the focus on the production of a psychodrama enactment, you are invited to warm-up to the areas of your own life (including your work life) where you want to more readily move into action.
 
5 Mar 2022
Sat 5th March 9.30am-4.30pm & Sun 6th March 9.30am-2.00pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich
Mar
4

Please Note: Registrations are essential.   Commences at 6.30pm

This open night is 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 Dimitrios 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. 

4 Mar 2022
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich
Feb
19

Experiential Psychodrama Workshop, Saturday & Sunday, 9.30-4.30pm

19 Feb 2022
Sat 19th & Sun 20th Feb
1/156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich
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 will 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
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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Jul
24

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

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