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Psychodrama Australia Sydney Campus
Psychodrama Australia Sydney - Canberra Campus

 

Full Year Psychodrama Training Group, Sydney, starting 6 & 7 March 2021 ... click here

Spring Psychodrama Workshop, Sydney, 4 days, non-residential, 16-19 Sept 2021 (replaces Stanwell Tops) ... click here

Sydney Campus is now registered as a COVID Safe business. Summary of management plan available ... click here


SPONTANEITY

'propels an individual to a new response to an old situation or an adequate response to a new situation'.      (J.L. Moreno, founder of Psychodrama)

 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Mar
5

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. Each session will be directed by an experienced psychodramatist with time available for questions about the method and its applications.

5 Mar 2021
6.30pm - 9.00pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich, Sydney
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
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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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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Jun
11

Spontaneity Training Weekend Workshop 11-13 June

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.
 

11 Jun 2021
June 11-13th Friday 7-9pm, Saturday 9.30am – 5pm, Sunday 9.30am -5pm
, Canberra
Aug
20

Psychodrama Training Weeekend Workshop.  Canberra

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 oppportunity to direct under supervision.

 

20 Aug 2021
20-22 August Friday 7-9pm, Saturday 9.30am – 5pm, Sunday 9.30am -5pm
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Sep
16

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...

16 Sep 2021
Please be there by 9.15am for 9.30am start Thurs 16 September. Finishes 4.30pm Sun 19 September.
, Sydney
Nov
19

Psychodrama Training Weekend Workshop.  Canberra

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 7-9pm, Saturday 9.30am – 5pm, Sunday 9.30am -5pm
, Canberra

Current and Past Events

Current and Past Events
Sep
20
Making a community
 
Community can be looked at from many points of view.
In this training workshop we will focus on roles that are required to assist in creating and developing a community.
Self-presentation, understanding our attractions to and rejections of others, increasing the  flexibility of our responses to situations, and working with differences of opinion will be investigated in action and discussion.
Participants will be encouraged to practice leadership, take initiative and to be active group members.
Finally we will draw conclusions about the essentials of a community from our experiences in the workshop.
 
Leaders: Annette Fisher, Richard Hall

 

20 Sep 2019
Friday 20th Sep 7.30-9.30, Saturday 21 9.30 – 5.30, Sunday 22 9.30 – 5.30
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Sep
1

2020 Dates only

To see the training program description click here
1 Sep 2019
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May
31

Psychodrama is a relational  method.Dr JL Moreno the founder of psychodrama provides us with concepts and methods that enable us to recognise and articulate and apply elements and processes which constitute a relationship and enable us to participate to our mutual benefit.  In this workshop participants will be able to investigate in detail what is involved in a healthy constructive relationship. Capacity to apply and practise these insights will be an integral part of the workshop.

31 May 2019
Friday 31st Friday 7.30-9.30, Saturday 1st June 9.30 – 5.30, Sunday 2nd 9.30 – 5.30
, Canberra
Mar
22

Many of us are committed to an on-going process of learning throughout our lives. We each have many experiences which assists us to develop. How we learn, explore and process those experiences can assist us or hinder us in learning. A person can be an open learner, a most helpful style to integrate and process experiences and communication. Other styles of learning include being a dependent learner, an anxious learner or a fighting learner.

In this workshop we will consider and explore the many learning styles to assist us when working with a variety of people, as well as in our own evolution. It will assist us to be alert to the particular personality and role systems a person enacts and how that person explores and learns from a particular experience. It will also assist us as to integrate roles we enact in response to anothers efforts to learn.

 

 

22 Mar 2019
Friday 22 7-9.30 Saturday 23 9.30 – 5.30 Sunday 24 9.30 – 5.30
, Canberra
Mar
1

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. Each session will be directed by an experienced psychodramatist with time available for questions about the method and its applications.

1 Mar 2019
7pm - 9.30pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich
Feb
16

This workshop is an opportunity to focus on areas of your own development that will assist you to be more engaged and effective in your professional and personal life. Using classical psychodrama we will work with the interests and concerns of group members.  The intention is to bring your actions and relationships more in line with who you are and what is important to you, so that you live life with greater vitality.

Participating in this workshop meets the experiential hours requirement for entering a training group in 2019.

16 Feb 2019
2 days
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway (cnr Greenwich Rd), Greenwich, Sydney
Nov
22

In this workshop we will consider the structure of a psychodramatic session and the timely application of psychodramatic techniques.
November is often a time of integration of the year’s training and professional development and a time to be conscious of the learnings of the year  so they can be carried forward into our practice as group workers and individual consultants and clinicians. It is an opportunity for all participates to direct, be an auxiliary and also a protagonist within the weekend.

22 Nov 2018
November 23-25 Friday 7pm-9pm; Saturday, Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm.
, Canberra
Nov
3

Curious about psychodrama and what makes it work? Thinking about whether it is for you? 

This program is the perfect place to start.

3 Nov 2018
9.30am - 4.30pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway,, Greenwich, Sydney
Oct
5

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. Each session will be directed by an experienced psychodramatist with time available for questions about the method and its applications.

5 Oct 2018
7pm - 9.30pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich, Sydney
Sep
21

Boundaries, professional ethics, sex, money, conflicts of interest, dual relationships. In traditional societies these complicated matters are closely codified and norms taught and enforced. We live in a society where the traditional protocols between individuals no longer apply and are not passed on, even where there is token acceptance. This often bewildering and painful maze demands sophisticated abilities to negotiate.
This workshop will alert participants to potential conflicts of interest in their own world and in that of those around them. Action investigation and role-reversal, and perhaps some healing, will feature as we seek to develop more adequacy in navigating these cross currents.

21 Sep 2018
September 21 -23. Friday 7pm-9pm; Saturday, Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm.
, Canberra