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Psychodrama Australia Sydney - Canberra Campus
Psychodrama Australia Sydney - Canberra Campus

 

 

The Sydney - Canberra Campus Calendar of Training Events for 2022 is here!

Including the full year training program that begins in March 2022.

And long weekend workshops in Canberra.

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( 0401375195)

 

 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Jul
1
Please note: Registrations are essential. Commences at 6.30pm
Please Do NOT attend if you have any flu-like symptoms

An evening of Psychodrama with Rollo Browne.

The founder of Psychodrama, JL Moreno, famously said that rather than analyse people's dreams, psychodrama enables people to dream again. 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. 

This evening will introduce you to psychodrama – a technique for exploring and resolving dramas in our lives. Bring a friend for an evening of learning and fun.

1 Jul 2022
Unit 1, Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich
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
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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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
Dates & Venue confirmed. 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
44 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill, Sydney
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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Current and Past Events

Current and Past Events
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
Feb
16

This workshop is an opportunity to focus on areas of your own development that will assist you to be more engaged and effective in your professional and personal life. Using classical psychodrama we will work with the interests and concerns of group members.  The intention is to bring your actions and relationships more in line with who you are and what is important to you, so that you live life with greater vitality.

Participating in this workshop meets the experiential hours requirement for entering a training group in 2019.

16 Feb 2019
2 days
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway (cnr Greenwich Rd), Greenwich, Sydney
Nov
22

In this workshop we will consider the structure of a psychodramatic session and the timely application of psychodramatic techniques.
November is often a time of integration of the year’s training and professional development and a time to be conscious of the learnings of the year  so they can be carried forward into our practice as group workers and individual consultants and clinicians. It is an opportunity for all participates to direct, be an auxiliary and also a protagonist within the weekend.

22 Nov 2018
November 23-25 Friday 7pm-9pm; Saturday, Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm.
, Canberra
Nov
3

Curious about psychodrama and what makes it work? Thinking about whether it is for you? 

This program is the perfect place to start.

3 Nov 2018
9.30am - 4.30pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway,, Greenwich, Sydney
Oct
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 Oct 2018
7pm - 9.30pm
Level 1, 156 Pacific Highway, Greenwich, Sydney
Sep
21

Boundaries, professional ethics, sex, money, conflicts of interest, dual relationships. In traditional societies these complicated matters are closely codified and norms taught and enforced. We live in a society where the traditional protocols between individuals no longer apply and are not passed on, even where there is token acceptance. This often bewildering and painful maze demands sophisticated abilities to negotiate.
This workshop will alert participants to potential conflicts of interest in their own world and in that of those around them. Action investigation and role-reversal, and perhaps some healing, will feature as we seek to develop more adequacy in navigating these cross currents.

21 Sep 2018
September 21 -23. Friday 7pm-9pm; Saturday, Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm.
, Canberra
Jun
1

In this workshop we will explore the  application of  the psychodramatic method  to work with  traumatised individuals. We will consider psychodramatic techniques and specific application in assisting the clinician  in the healing of a protagonist who has experienced trauma with resultant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Enactments will inform our understanding and use of action interventions. The workshop will assist particularly in the theory and practice of the Clinician and Therapeutic Guide in dealing with this important area of focused learning.
 

1 Jun 2018
June 1-3. Friday 7pm-9pm; Saturday, Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm.
, Canberra
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