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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, Sat 18 - Tues 21 Sept 2021 (CORRECTED DATES) ... click here

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

 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Jul
9

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. 

9 Jul 2021
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
Sat 24 & Sun 25 July 9.30am - 4.30pm
Newcastle, Belmont Library Meeting Room
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
Sep
3

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.

3 Sep 2021
6.30pm - 9.00pm
Unit 1, 156 Pacific Highway, cnr Greenwich Rd., Greenwich
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
Nov
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 Nov 2021
6.30pm - 9.00pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway (cnr Greenwich Rd),, Greenwich, Sydney
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
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
Jun
24

This workshop is designed for advanced trainees who are committed to continuing their training in the psychodramatic method. The process will be structured around group work and protagonist centred dramas in a collegial environment. The aim of the workshop is the development of progressive roles, including social atom repair to address ‘road blocks’, that will assist you to move towards the completion phase of training. 

 

24 Jun 2017
2 day workshop
44 Gladesville Rd, Gladesville, Sydney
May
12

Recently it has been widely recognised that success in counselling and therapy is hugely dependent on the quality of the relationship between the practitioner and the client. Hope and skill are also important in this and any professional work.
This weekend will draw out the characteristics of a relationship which assists others to develop. Participants can expect to develop these abilities further themselves.
 

12 May 2017
Fri 12th May, 7pm-9pm, Sat 13th and Sun 14th May, 9.30am-5.30pm
, Braddon