5 day non-residential Psychodrama Training Workshop, October 16-20 - Brisbane

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The purpose of this five-day intensive training workshop is to train in psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry, role training and general group work. It is designed to strenthen abilities to practice the psychodramatic method in a wide variety of settings, including psychotherapy and growth groups, in community groups, in individual counselling and psychotherapy, in education, staff training, or in pastoral care and to function in a leadership capacity in groups and organisations.

The workshop is for beginning, intermediate and advanced trainees and is designed as training for those working as teachers, organisation developers and trainers in organisations, psychologists, nurses, physicians, psychiatrists, social workers, counsellors, clergy, occupational therapists, marriage and family counsellors, and community developers and workers. Those attending come from Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the world.

Learning Outcomes and Process

Those who attend will experience a wide range of concerns emerging in group sessions. There will be a greater development of new ways of functioning as psychodrama directors, role trainers, auxiliaries, group leaders and group members, as a result of contacting other aspects of the self and through supervised practice.

Trainees may expect to to direct psychodrama and role training sessions and to learn a considerable amount of psychodrama theory and practice. The emphasis is on supervised experiential learning, producing, and integration of theory and practice, leading to more satisfaction in professional functioning and personal living.


Elizabeth Synnot is a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner.  She has been conducting psychodrama training, and supervision in its ethical application, for many years.  She delights in the experiential learning process, that includes in-the-moment supervision, as group life and enactments unfold.  In her workshops, you can expect that this experiential learning will be accompanied by discussions, supervision and oral reports.  Her application of this methodology is in organisational settings, some community settings, with families and some individuals working psychotherapeutically.  Contact Elizabeth by text or phone on +61 411 876 969 or via email diz@eis.net.au.

Sara Crane is a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner who has been a trainer with the Christchurch Institute in New Zealand for the past 20 years. Currently she is involved in the training programs in Christchurch and Dunedin and has a particular interest in family systems and group work. She works as a Psychodramatist based in Christchurch running groups and working with a wide range of people including young children and families (often with help from her dog).

Dates & Times  

10 am Wednesday 16th October, 2019    4.00 pm Sunday 20th October, 2019

We start each day at 9.00 am and conclude at around 8.00 pm with meal and recreation breaks. The exceptions to this are starting our first day on Wednesday at 10.00 am and concluding on Sunday at 4.00 pm.  All meals and recreation breaks are catered for.       


45 Clarence Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane just a two minute walk from the Coorparoo Railway station.


$60 - $70 from the airport.  Alternative is to catch the train from the airport to Roma Street station ($15)  and then by train to the Centre($7).   


The fee is $1250 for full catering including GST. Full payment is required before the workshop commences.  A payment schedule can be negotiated. 

Billeting will be organised for those from interstate or overseas with a local participant wherever possible.  Kirkland House (Bed and Breakfast) is a twenty minute walk and Hotel Chino is a thirty-five minute walk away.  We will give you a car ride at the end of each day.

Contact Elizabeth

All those who are not currently a trainee of an AANZPA training insititute please contact Elizabeth to discuss your purpose in attending and your development goals. Phone +61 (0)411 876 969 or email: diz@eis.net.au


Where possible pay be Electronic Funds Transfer to Westpac Bank: Psychodrama Australia, BSB 034-058 Account number 320192.  On the Reference include your initials and surname plus Oct 2019.  Those new to training will be asked to complete a Trainee Institute contract.  Elizabeth will forward this to you.

The training run though this Psychodrama Australia Brisbane Campus is accredited through the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Inc (AANZPA) which is also a foundation member of PACFA. For further details either click on the logo below or go to their website at aanzpa.org. If you have further questions about psychodrama or psychodrama training you could 1) Send us a general enquiry or question through our email by clicking here; 2) Browse our Frequently Asked Questions ; or contact Elizabeth Synnot on 0411876969.


Wednesday 16th October, 2019
Start 10:00 am
17/10, 18/10, 19/10, 20/10/2019
Macquarie House
45 Clarence St, Coorparoo
Brisbane, QLD