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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
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
9

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.

9 Apr 2021
6.30pm - 9.00pm
, Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich
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
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
Oct
13

Psychodrama Professional Development Workshop, Canberra: Integrating imagination and intuition
- Increasing our own capacity to move between fantasy and reality in our work and life.


The imagination is a rich source of insight and inspiration passing through the awareness of each human at all times.
Psychodrama (the play of the soul) enables us to have fun and create meaning as we play with the images that arise spontaneously or through guided fantasy (book or movie or relaxation activity).
It also assists us to integrate these constructively in our daily life and work.

This workshop will focus on building a culture in which relationships flourish, where we are able to live and build, where healing and purpose can be fulfilled. Passion and kindness go hand in hand along with a vision of creative living. Learning to reflect on ones behaviour and others will assist in making interventions. Learning to embrace conflict and problem solving, rather than avoiding concerns that arise, will strengthen relationships and assist in the development of a positive group culture. Leadership abilities and the application of the psychodramatic method will be a focus.

Fri 13th  7pm-9pm, Sat 14th and Sun 15th October, 9.30am-5.30pm

13 Oct 2017
Fri 13th, 7pm-9pm; Sat 14th and Sun 14th Oct, 9.30am-5.30pm
Elouera Street ACT, Braddon
Oct
12

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.

12 Oct 2017
7pm - 10pm
Elouera Street, Braddon
Sep
8

Zerka Moreno likened psychodrama to a three-legged stool. The first leg is psychotherapy, the second is group work and the third is sociometry. In order for the stool to be balanced, all legs must be equal. In this workshop we will be paying attention to the second leg – group work. 

 

8 Sep 2017
Fri 8th Dec, 7pm-9pm, Sat 9th and Sun 10th Dec, 9.30am-5.30pm.
, Canberra
Jul
28

This training program will demonstrate and teach the psychodramatic method. In particular how the method can bring life and creativity into professional practice. The instruments of psychodrama and psychodramatic method can be used in teaching, psychotherapy, health professions, counselling, management, creative therapies, organisational development, coaching, mentoring, relationship and family counselling and supervision. 

Participants will be encouraged to explore those who have inspired us in our life, those who have assisted that fire within to be set alight and have assisted us to live out our dreams. We will explore through action those moments and their effects on our lives  and assisted us to live out our dreams. We will explore through action those moments of ‘waking up’ .

28 Jul 2017
Fri 28 July, 7pm-9pm, Sat 29th and Sun 30th July, 9.30am-5.30pm
Elouera Street, Braddon
Jul
27

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.

27 Jul 2017
7pm - 10pm
Elourea Street,, Braddon