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Psychodrama Australia Sydney Campus
Psychodrama Australia Sydney - Canberra Campus

 

 

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)

In response to the COVID-19 health challenge confronting our community,  the Sydney-Canberra Campus is not conducting workshops on-site at this time. This has meant that some workshops and all open nights have been postponed. 

Alternative arrangements are being made with trainees in the ongoing training program, and supervision remains available online or by phone.

We are in the creative process of developing some of our workshops to be offered in interactive-online forums. Information about these workshops will be available on this web-site as they are developed. 

Check in on this site from time to time to see what is emerging. And if you want to be kept up to date with developments, subscribe for news by leaving your email details and selecting 'Sydney-Canberra Campus',  in the box above.

All our good wishes to you, your families and communities. 

 

Interested in:

  • Full Year Training in Psychodrama Principles and Practice Levels 1-3, Sydney 2020   Click here 

  • Stanwell Tops 4 day Residential, 15-19 October 2020 Click here

  • Free Open Nights: Monthly in Sydney -  ALL OPEN NIGHTS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Apr
3

Open nights are postponed until further notice.

3 Apr 2020
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May
15

Psychodrama Training Weekend - Group Leadership

 

15 May 2020
May Friday 15 7-9pm, Saturday 16 9.30am – 5.30pm, Sunday 15 9.30am -5.30pm
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May
23

An online version of this workshop will be anounced in the near future.

 

23 May 2020
*** Actual dates and times to be announced
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Sep
19

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, and we will keep you informed when it is clear if it can run in September as advertised, or will be rescheduled to a later date.

19 Sep 2020
Sat 19 & Sun 20 Sept 9.30am - 4.30pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway (cnr Greenwich Rd), Greenwich
Oct
2

The best way to understand the power of psychodrama is to experience it. These evenings are designed to give participants an opportunity to experience psychodrama in a safe and gentle environment. They are run by experienced and qualified professionals trained in the psychodramatic method, and group work, with time available for questions about the method and its applications

2 Oct 2020
6.30pm - 9.00pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich
Oct
15

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 residential 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...

15 Oct 2020
Please be there by 9.30am for 10am start Thurs 15 October, Finishes 4pm Sun 18 October.
51 Bendana Rd, Stanwell Tops
Oct
23

Psychodrama Training Weekend - Group Work and Systems Theory    

23 Oct 2020
October Friday 23 7-9pm, Saturday 24 9.30am – 5.30pm, Sunday 25 9.30am -5.30pm
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Nov
6

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.

6 Nov 2020
6.30pm - 9.00pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich, Sydney
Feb
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 Feb 2021
6.30pm - 9.00pm
, Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich

Current and Past Events

Current and Past Events
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
Jun
1

In this workshop we will explore the  application of  the psychodramatic method  to work with  traumatised individuals. We will consider psychodramatic techniques and specific application in assisting the clinician  in the healing of a protagonist who has experienced trauma with resultant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Enactments will inform our understanding and use of action interventions. The workshop will assist particularly in the theory and practice of the Clinician and Therapeutic Guide in dealing with this important area of focused learning.
 

1 Jun 2018
June 1-3. Friday 7pm-9pm; Saturday, Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm.
, Canberra
Apr
6

 

GENDER JOURNEY

Ken and Barbie are only dolls, but they send a powerful message regarding how one should present oneself in the world. Everyone has a story about their gender identity, what it is, how it developed and their sense of comfort and 'fit' with that identity. Come along and participate in an open night where the psychodrama method will be used to explore this vital theme.

Psychodrama Australia Sydney is delighted to welcome Jo Dewar who will run this session. Jo is a psychodrama practitioner and counsellor. She has many years experience working in the area of domestic violence and drug and alcohol counselling.  Jo is passionate about personal development, especially in the area of gender issues. 

6 Apr 2018
7pm - 9.30pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway (cnr Greenwich Rd), Greenwich, Sydney
Apr
6

This workshop is designed for participants to have supervised practice, both hierarchical and peer, to report on their work and to develop collegial relationships. Those attending the workshop will be required to have completed core curriculum, intermediate studies and are able to conduct group warm-ups, produce a psychodrama session with a supervisor and use the psychodramatic method in their professional and personal life.
 

6 Apr 2018
April 6- 8. Friday 7pm-9pm, Saturday, Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm
, Canberra
Mar
2

There are several specific action techniques developed by JL Moreno used by all psychodrama directors. Some have been integrated by other modalities in working with people. In this workshop the range of techniques used in psychodrama will be highlighted. Each session will focus on one or two techniques and its use in bringing reality and depth to work in groups and individually.
 

2 Mar 2018
March 2-4 Friday 7pm-9pm, Saturday, Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm
, Canberra