Aotearoa Workshops

Open to trainees and other professionals

Workshops listed here are open to trainees and other professionals. Please read the description of the workshop and check eligibility with the organiser.

W2: Finding your feet: a sociodrama training workshop

23 June 2017: What does working with people from cultures other than your own require of you? Perhaps, interest, inquiry, inter-cultural learning as well as cultural self-awareness. It may also involve developing your ability to stay with yourself in the unknown, and finding ways to be and to be effective when strong cultural influences and intercultural dynamics are present.

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Humanising our Social Systems: a sociodrama training workshop

22 -24 September, 2017: This training workshop will focus on the tipping point where an organisation or social system realises its humane values, or, forgets or overlooks them. Kindness, helpfulness, collaboration, transparency, trust and empathy will be evident in a humane culture. The systems will be forgiving and compassionate; matters that are heartfelt by the individual are respected, tolerated and hopefully enjoyed. The loss or absence of these values results in a culture that is highly competitive, callous, heartless, severe and ‘machine like’.

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Working with Couples

2 – 3 September, 2017: This experientially based professional development workshop includes both theoretical and practical components. You will learn about: meeting and engaging; coaching the couple to appreciate their strengths; making a therapeutic plan and more.

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Theory, Philosophy of Psychodrama and Writing

16 June, 2017. This experientially based training includes both theoretical and practical components. This is part of the training for Christchurch trainees and the workshop is open to others. Psychodrama techniques, theory and philosophy form a unified practice. Participants will be asked to read some passages from Moreno’s writing prior to the group. Philosophy will be explored in action. The philosophy related to trainee’s thesis topics will be identified. We will collaborate on integrating theory into the writing.

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Families, Children and all that goes with them

7 – 9 April, 2017: This experientially based training includes both theoretical and practical components. Various approaches to family therapy will be addressed. Participants will be stimulated to use their creativity in designing potent interventions for health. There will be a focus on the “S-factor” (Spontaneity) in increasing the ability to identify and tune in to the needs of children and their families.

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Psychodrama in the Consulting Room (Elective 2)

14 July, 2017: This workshop is elective in the Christchurch Institute for Training in Psychodrama programme for both groups and open to trainees from other regions. The focus of this workshop is to learn to confidently apply psychodramatic theory and practice in the consulting room setting familiar to counsellors and psychotherapists.

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Systems Theory – Application and Integration

27 October, 2017: This experientially based training includes both theoretical and practical components. This is part of the training for Christchurch trainees and the workshop is open to others. This workshop is relevant for trainees who wish to expand their understanding and practice of systems theory

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Psychodrama Training Residential Intensive

30 March, 2017: This residential workshop is for those who wish to increase their capacity to use the psychodrama method in their work and lives and to become more aware of what is required to create a cohesive work group over time. This experientially based training includes both theoretical and practical components. This is part of the training for Christchurch trainees and the workshop is open to others.

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Sociodrama Training

21 April, 2017: This experientially based training includes both theoretical and practical components. This is part of the training for Christchurch trainees and the workshop is open to others.

Moreno wrote in “Who Shall Survive? (page 88) “The true subject of a sociodrama is the group.” What this means will be explored by experiencing a sociodrama. We will then relate the learning to how sociodrama is relevant in our work and life.

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