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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
13

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.
This workshop will  focus on developing participants’ spontaneity through play.
Dr J.L Moreno says that spontaneity is trainable and suggests that the Psychodrama Director be the most spontaneous person in the room.
We will focus on many factors that assist abilities to be active whilst running a  group. We will also deal with difficulties that stop a person from warming up  in the moment.
 

13 Mar 2020
March Friday 13 - 7-9pm, Saturday 14 - 9.30am – 5.30pm, Sunday 15 -9.30am -5.30pm
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Mar
7

This year long training program covers the core knowledge, skills and personal development that underpin psychodrama practice . It equips participants to integrate psychodramatic processes into their professional practice, bringing greater vitality, depth and immediacy to their work.  You will have the opportunity to experience psychodrama, broaden your production capabilities, develop greater flexibility in group work and deepen therapeutic or systems interventions.  The purpose is to apply your learning in your work and life, to be more effective in your work and have more satisfying interactions.

7 Mar 2020
First workshop is 7 and 8 March 2020, 9.30am - 4.30pm both days
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich
Feb
22

Experiential Psychodrama Workshop, Saturday & Sunday, 9.30-4.30pm

22 Feb 2020
1/156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich
Feb
7

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.

7 Feb 2020
6.30pm - 9.00pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway (cnr Greenwich Rd),, Greenwich, Sydney
Nov
22

Often  when we see  a person bullying or otherwise  abusing another,  our first reaction is incredulity, shock and immobility. 
In this workshop we will  use the psychodramatic method to investigate the nature of bullying and our reactions to it , with a view to becoming effective at constructively intervening where possible. Later in the workshop we will investigate in action possibilities for  cultural change in our institutions and general community.

 

22 Nov 2019
Friday eve, Saturday, Sunday
, Canberra
Nov
2

Experiential Psychodrama Workshop, Saturday & Sunday, 9.30-4.30pm

2 Nov 2019
9.30am - 4.30pm both days
1/156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich
Sep
20
Making a community
 
Community can be looked at from many points of view.
In this training workshop we will focus on roles that are required to assist in creating and developing a community.
Self-presentation, understanding our attractions to and rejections of others, increasing the  flexibility of our responses to situations, and working with differences of opinion will be investigated in action and discussion.
Participants will be encouraged to practice leadership, take initiative and to be active group members.
Finally we will draw conclusions about the essentials of a community from our experiences in the workshop.
 
Leaders: Annette Fisher, Richard Hall

 

20 Sep 2019
Friday 20th Sep 7.30-9.30, Saturday 21 9.30 – 5.30, Sunday 22 9.30 – 5.30
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Sep
1

2020 Dates only

To see the training program description click here
1 Sep 2019
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May
31

Psychodrama is a relational  method.Dr JL Moreno the founder of psychodrama provides us with concepts and methods that enable us to recognise and articulate and apply elements and processes which constitute a relationship and enable us to participate to our mutual benefit.  In this workshop participants will be able to investigate in detail what is involved in a healthy constructive relationship. Capacity to apply and practise these insights will be an integral part of the workshop.

31 May 2019
Friday 31st Friday 7.30-9.30, Saturday 1st June 9.30 – 5.30, Sunday 2nd 9.30 – 5.30
, Canberra
Mar
22

Many of us are committed to an on-going process of learning throughout our lives. We each have many experiences which assists us to develop. How we learn, explore and process those experiences can assist us or hinder us in learning. A person can be an open learner, a most helpful style to integrate and process experiences and communication. Other styles of learning include being a dependent learner, an anxious learner or a fighting learner.

In this workshop we will consider and explore the many learning styles to assist us when working with a variety of people, as well as in our own evolution. It will assist us to be alert to the particular personality and role systems a person enacts and how that person explores and learns from a particular experience. It will also assist us as to integrate roles we enact in response to anothers efforts to learn.

 

 

22 Mar 2019
Friday 22 7-9.30 Saturday 23 9.30 – 5.30 Sunday 24 9.30 – 5.30
, Canberra