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Psychodrama Australia Perth Campus

 

Perth Campus

The Perth Campus aims to provide a range of opportunities for experiential learning applying Psychodrama, also referred to as action methods. This collectively includes group leadership, psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry and role training that facilitate on-going, progressive and creative functioning in everyday life, work and community situations.

Psychodrama is a general term that includes the philosophy, theory, and methods developed by Dr JL Moreno (1898-1974) and since then by the Australian Aotearoa and New Zealand Psychodrama Association Inc (AANZPA) and many organisations and countries throughout the world.

Psychodrama is conducted in groups and has wide application in education, organisational development, community development, health and social justice. This professional development is for anyone who works with others as counsellors, coaches, organisational consultants, team leaders, community service providers, managers, teachers, health professionals, or who are working with individuals or groups in any field.

As well as the full-year Training Program. Workshops for Introduction to Psychodrama and Professional development using Moreno's action methods will be offered from time to time. These will provide Registraion information on this website and are open to those new to psychodrama and any professional people intered in developing more creative reponses to life.s circumstances and more satisfying relationships.

For interest in the Training program, please contact Kevin Franklin kevfrank@westnet.com.au or Helen Phelan hjphelan@iinet.net.au and see information below.

The AANZPA site AANZPA.org has information on the annual conference held in January each year in various cities in Australia and New Zealand. 

 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Sep
30

Intrigued? Leadership of yourself?

In exploring ways we can engage with others in our world, there is a huge challenge. There is you with your world view and there is the other with their world view – how do we develop a progressive, inclusive and mutually respectful relationship.

Leadership of ourselves requires care, patience, and flexibility - and this workshop we will work together in an encouraging environment, to bring forth our creativity to back ourselves and enhance our capacity to be with Other.

Psychodrama is an active and enlivening method which aims to increase spontaneity, strengthen relationships and build community.

30 Sep 2022
Fri 30th Sept 6-9pm; Sat 1st Oct 9:30-5pm; Sun 2nd Oct, 9:30-3pm
22 View Street, North Perth

Current and Past Events

Current and Past Events
Sep
16

Explore psychodrama and experience more creative responses to your life and work!

Psychodrama is an active and enlivening method which aims to increase spontaneity, strengthen relationships and build community.

Curious about psychodrama? The best way to find out is to experience it - come and join us. 

Spontaneity is a foundation concept of the psychodrama method. It involves the ability to respond to people and situations in a lively, authentic and thoughtful way. It involves letting go of the old and moving into new ways of being. Spontaneity flourishes in an atmosphere of experimentation and playfulness, and enables us to bring forward our creative abilities, and to move into the unknown with courage and confidence

Psychodrama is applicable in workplaces, education, coaching, community, therapeutic and personal situations, and contributes to both personal and professional development. If you're a professional educator, manager, HR / organisational change agent, counsellor, teacher, facilitator, psychotherapist, social worker, trainer, or related creative arts, you will find this workshop of benefit.

16 Sep 2022
Fri 6pm-9pm
22 View Street, North Perth
Jul
15

 

In the workplace and in life we are often confronted with unexpected things that seem difficult to handle. These can be inner journeys or journeys in the world. Sometimes we react with concern and doubts, sometimes with creativity and courage.

At times the adventurer may take you to new, enriching dimensions – sometimes the adventurer may over-reach and lead you to risks beyond bounds. Finding the adventurer that most adequately supports your life and work can be a challenge.

You are invited to share and explore together, through action learning, how we can expand the adventurer within us to be available and accessible at the times we need it, as well as uncover some of the factors that push us and pull us in those moments

Psychodrama is an active and enlivening method which aims to increase spontaneity, strengthen relationships and build community.

Curious about psychodrama? The best way to find out is to experience it - come and join us. 

15 Jul 2022
Fri 6-9pm; Sat 9:30am-3:00pm
22 View Street, North Perth
May
13

Moreno recognised that we are not only in relationship with one another; we are at the same time influencing and influenced by, the wider cultural and community systems that we are part of. We live and work in a variety of systems, from family systems, organisational systems, community, national and international systems.

 

We know the systems in our world through our own world view and perspectives. What you see, and what sense you make of the system, influences the decisions for interventions and engagement.

 

You are invited to explore the systems in which we work and live through action methods that can develop new perspectives, uncover hidden dynamics and shine a light on the influencing forces and the choice points of tapping into the hope in the system. 

For new participants, who are not yet formal Trainees, please contact us for a pre-workshop interview.

13 May 2022
Fri 13th 6-9pm; Sat 14, 9:30-5pm; Sun 15, 9:30-3pm
22 View Street, North Perth
Apr
29

Moreno proposed that in each of us is a Creative Genius for our own lives and relationships.

 

We invite you to awaken to your Creative Genius through spontaneity and playful exploration.

This workshop provides opportunities to become more awake to creative aspects of yourself, to rely on your capacity for new, creative solutions and to trust the process and the exploration pathways open to you. 

 

With the support of the group, we will work together to encourage a new potency in your role of Creative Genius.

29 Apr 2022
Fri 6-9pm; Sat 9:30am-9:00pm
22 View Street, North Perth
Apr
8

Explore psychodrama and experience more creative responses to your life and work!

Psychodrama is an active and enlivening method which aims to increase spontaneity, strengthen relationships and build community.

Curious about psychodrama? The best way to find out is to experience it - come and join us. 

Spontaneity is a foundation concept of the psychodrama method. It involves the ability to respond to people and situations in a lively, authentic and thoughtful way. It involves letting go of the old and moving into new ways of being. Spontaneity flourishes in an atmosphere of experimentation and playfulness, and enables us to bring forward our creative abilities, and to move into the unknown with courage and confidence

Psychodrama is applicable in workplaces, education, coaching, community, therapeutic and personal situations, and contributes to both personal and professional development. If you're a professional educator, manager, HR / organisational change agent, counsellor, teacher, facilitator, psychotherapist, social worker, trainer, or related creative arts, you will find this workshop of benefit.

8 Apr 2022
Fri 6pm-9pm
22 View Street, North Perth
Jan
28

Explore psychodrama and experience creative responses to your life and work!

Psychodrama is an active and enlivening method which aims to increase spontaneity, strengthen relationships and build community. 

Spontaneity is a foundation concept of the psychodrama method. It involves the ability to respond to people and situations in a lively, authentic and thoughtful way. It involves letting go of the old and moving into new ways of being. Spontaneity flourishes in an atmosphere of experimentation and playfulness, and enables us to bring forward our creative abilities, and to move into the unknown with courage and confidence

Psychodrama is applicable in workplaces, education, coaching, community, therapeutic and personal situations, and contributes to both personal and professional development. If you're a professional educator, manager, HR / organisational change agent, counsellor, teacher, facilitator, psychotherapist, social worker, trainer, or related creative arts, you will find this workshop of benefit.

This is the first of a series of Open Nights to intruduce the creativity, theroy and practice of psychodrama. Other sessions will be posted.

For our current Trainees, this is the first session of the year of creative and developmental work.

 

 

 

 

28 Jan 2022
Fri 28th January, 6-9pm
22 View Street, North Perth
May
14

MAY 2021 - Training Weekend No 4

This weekend is part of the  Perth Campus Full Year Training Course 2021

Scope of Workshop Learning includes:

  1. Exploration of the Creative Genius, spontaneity theory related to finding new responses to challenging relationship in family, work or community.
  2. Stages of human development as presented by J.L. Moreno, and others, including aspects of theories such as attachment in relation to psychodrama theory.
  3. Describe the links of spontaneity and creativity with Moreno's stages of human development. 
  4. Explore individual vs systemic perspective of relating and relationships
  5. Review Mapping of social and cultural atom and exploring family systems.
  6. Developing systems thinking and application in family, learning and life settings.
To Register- Contact: Kevin Franklin M 0478 641 763, E kevfrank@westnet.com.au 
                             or Helen Phelan M 0407225116 E hjphelan@iinet.net.au

Morning and Afternoon Tea Provided. Lunches – bring food to share or access local coffee, food and supermarket nearb

14 May 2021
Fri 14th 6-9pm; Sat 15, 9:30-5pm; Sun 16, 9:30-2pm
22 View Street, North Perth
Feb
19

This full-year training course covers the key aspects that are the basis of psychodrama methods. These include knowledge and skills in psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry and role training. The process of training will enable integration of the theory and practice of the psychodramatic method into your professional practice.

The course will provide opportunities to develop creative responses to your life challenges and relationships and you will develop more spontaneity and new responses to change stuck patterns, enliven your life and tackle new situations in an adequate way. The training covers significant personal development in parallel with professional development and application.

Who is the Course for?

This full-year course is designed for people who work with people. This may be as counsellors, coaches, organisational consultants, team leaders, community group leaders, managers, teachers, or health professionals. Psychodrama training is a post-graduate course and is open to those with a degree, diploma, or equivalence in a relevant field.

We welcome interested newcomers. To be eligible for the course you must have had a minimum of 12 hours experiential work in psychodrama and have an initial interview with the trainer of the Campus.Please contact Trainers for an interview. Helen Phelan hjphelan@iinet.net.or Kevin Franklin kevfrank@westnet.com.au

The Learning Process

 

Training is taught through supervised experiential learning processes, supported by reading and written assignments, supervised practice in action, shared learning, and group interaction. The experiential nature and reflective practice of the training will develop your thinking, appropriate new professional-practice approaches, and expand your creative responses in personal expression and relationships.

 

19 Feb 2021
Fri 19th 6-9pm; Sat 9:30-5pm; Sun 9:30-2pm
22 View Street, North Perth
Jan
29

This session is open to previous trainees wishing to engage in further training in 2021.

We als welcome those who have contacted us, who are interested in joining the training.

This is an opportunity to connect with each other and explore interest and commitment to the full-year training program.

There will be an opportiunity to experience brief psychodrama vingettes and ask questions about psychodrama or the training program.

Please contact Helen Phelan hjphelan@iinet.net.au or Kevin Franklin kevfrank@westnet.com.au

 

29 Jan 2021
Fri 6-9pm
22 View Street, North Perth
Nov
27

This workshop seeks to expand our understanding and expression of creativity to enhance our lives and work.

Moreno developed the Canon of Creativity, providing a model toassist us to warm up to and express more creativity, applying it to everyday moments of challenge in life as well as generating a lighter approach to the tasks that may normally tire us, 

He also considered we all have in us the role of "Creative Genius" and can learn to develop and express this energy and imagery within us to shape our worlds of connections, creative decisons and solutions, the making of things and appreciate all creative expression of ourselves and others.

This workshop will bring together many of the aspects of learning over the year and mix them and shape them in creative ways that we can all take forward into our lives.

27 Nov 2020
Fri 27th 6:00pm - 9:00pm; Sat 28th 9:30-4:30; Sun 29th 9:30 - 4:00pm
22 View Street, North Perth