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Psychodrama Australia Sydney Campus
Psychodrama Australia Sydney Campus

 

 

The 2024 Psychodrama Training Program commences in March.

In Sydney, there will be 4 stand-alone workshops on 9 & 10 March, 27 & 28 April, 14 & 15 September and 9-10, November. See calendar for details and enrolment.

Please ensure you are on the mailing list to get further information about the program as soon as it becomes available.

For enquiries contact Charmaine McVea (0401 375 195)

 

 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Mar
9

Workshop Outline is under development

  

9 Mar 2024
Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 March 2024, 9.30am - 4.30pm
2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest
Apr
27
Role training applies role theory and psychodrama techniques to bring about progressive role development in specific contexts. It is ideally suited to rehearsing life situations because it provides a structure whereby a protagonist can set out a challenging scenario from their life on the psychodrama stage, develop a fresh perspective, warm up to spontaneous action and enact a new response or role that meets that scenario more adequately. Spontaneity lies at the heart of this work, emerging in the here and now as the protagonist relates to the situation unencumbered by habitual responses from the past and meets the new moment with immediacy and vitality. 
27 Apr 2024
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th April 2024, 9.30am - 4.30pm
2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest
Sep
14

Under Development

14 Sep 2024
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September, 9.30am - 4.30pm
2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest
Nov
9
An essential function of the psychodrama director is to produce dramatic enactments that bring the drama to life in the here and now.  A psychodrama that is produced well is both aesthetically engaging and assists the group to enter into the action, bringing greater spontaneity to the drama.
 
9 Nov 2024
Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th Nov 2024, 9.30am - 4.30pm.
2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest

Current and Past Events

Current and Past Events
Nov
10

 

This training will assist participants in developing leadership abilities in all situations and to integrate learning done in the group to their daily life – work, play and relationships – with a view to increasing their capacity to rise creatively to life’s challenges.

Learning to apply the systemic action process known as the psychodrama method is grounded in workshop events and participants’ interests.

10 Nov 2023
10 - 12 November 2023. Friday, Saturday, Sunday; 9.30am - 5pm
50 Archibald St, Lyneham
Aug
25

This training will assist participants in developing leadership abilities in all situations and to integrate learning done in the group to their daily life – work, play and relationships – with a view to increasing their capacity to rise creatively to life’s challenges.

Learning to apply the systemic action process known as the psychodrama method is grounded in workshop events and participants’ interests.

 

25 Aug 2023
25-27 August 2023 Friday, Saturday, Sunday; 9.30am - 5pm. Non-residential
50 Archibald St, Lyneham
Jul
1

Psychodrama is known as the Theatre of Truth, in that we explore the ‘truth’ by dramatic methods. One of the capacities of the method is that it recognises the powerful human need to live an authentic life, to be congruent in our being across all domains of life. It calls on us to live our truth, to embody it as we feel it and bring this into relationship, at work, play, and  in community. In authenticity we have more capacity to change, to do the work that matters to us. In this way we grow.

1 Jul 2023
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July 2023, 9.30am - 4.30pm
2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest
Jun
16

This training workshop will focus on three areas to embody experience:

  • Interview of the protagonist,
  • Interview for role,
  • Scene setting.

These three areas assist the  practitioner to bring individuals’ concerns to life through timely application of psychodramatic action techniques. The  content of scenes set out dramatically will arise out of the experiential sessions over the three-day training workshop and the warm up to action.

 
16 Jun 2023
June 16, 17, 18 Friday, Saturday, Sunday; 9.30am - 5pm.
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Mar
17
Canberra - Psychodrama Training Long Weekend Workshop   17-19 March 2023
Dates & Times:  Friday 17, Saturday 18, Sunday 19; 9.30am -5pm.
 
Getting more able to bring individuals concerns to life through timely production by the leader using psychodrama techiniques is the focus of this experiential workshop.
 
 
17 Mar 2023
Dates & Times: Friday 17, Saturday 18, Sunday 19; 9.30am -5pm AEDT
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Nov
18

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.

18 Nov 2022
18-20 November 2022, Friday, Saturday, Sunday; 9.30am -5pm AEDT
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Nov
5

Sociodrama brings life to the questions that a group or community is grappling with. Using action methods, the group investigates the social system to gain a broader and deeper experiential understanding of the dynamics at play. The sociodrama director encourages group members to warm up to the different roles in the system, so that stereotyping is minimised and the essential motivations and concerns of all parties are portrayed. Through the concretisation of the system and the enactment of relevant scenarios, group members experience the system from these different viewpoints and new responses become possible. 

 

5 Nov 2022
Sat 5 & Sun 6 Nov 9.30am-4.30pm each day
4 Wallace St, Balmain
Sep
30

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...

30 Sep 2022
Please be there by 9.15am for 9.30am start Fri 30th September. 9.30am-4.30pm each day, finishing 4.30pm Mon 3 Oct
Unit 1, Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich
Aug
26

Jacob Moreno explored the roots of creativity in human evolution, philosophically and above all experientially. These sessions will be applied to daily life including work, play and relationships, with a view to increasing the capacity to rise consciously and creatively to life’s challenges. The experiential, systemic, action process known as the psychodrama method is also learnt in the process.

 

26 Aug 2022
26 - 28 August 2022, Friday, Saturday, Sunday; 9.30am -5pm.
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Jul
2

At the heart of psychodrama is spontaneity, ‘a readiness for a free and vital response to the emerging moment’[1]. Spontaneity is imbued with both the creative (vital, flexible, free-flowing, new) and the relational (responsive, here and now, purposeful). All these qualities are essential to the production of a psychodrama. The more spontaniety we bring as a director producing an enactment, or as an auxiliary producing a relationship, the more we assist the protagonist to bring the enactment to life and for new responses to emerge.

In this workshop we will experiment, using improvisation, imagination and metaphor, to bring spontaneity to enactments. There will be a focus on:

·      Playing with improvisation routines that build warm-up to fuller expression, 

·      Recognising the difference between impulsivity and intuition, 

·      Translating  intuition into action, and 

·      Producing metaphor to step aside from a problem-solution paradigm.

This training workshop is suitable for people who want to develop their use of psychodramatic action methods in their work as educators, coaches, trainers, therapists and group workers. People with experience in psychodrama and those new to the method, are welcome. 



[1] Phil Carter’s 1991 definition of spontaneity.

 

2 Jul 2022
2-3 July 2022 9.30am - 4.30pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich