Training in Action, Dunedin (TIA) provides training which leads to certification as a Psychodrama Director, Sociodrama Director, Sociometrist, or Role Trainer. TIA is part of the Christchurch Institute for Training in Psychodrama (CITP) and is accredited by Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Inc (AANZPA).
Training involves attending the year-long programmes, training and experiential workshops, reading, writing, peer practice group, social activities and supervision. Most courses are open to those who wish to develop their professional abilities without necessarily becoming certificated practitioners.
Core Curriculum Training
- Introduces the core elements of the psychodrama method.
- Strengthens trainees’ directing, auxiliary and group work.
- At this point trainees write a short paper in an area of interest applicable to their work.
- Trainees are required to choose a primary trainer,
- To belong to AANZPA,
- To run groups in the community and
- Have supervision for their work.
Training in Action may create multi-level training groups to suit training needs.
2017 Training Programme
Additional (optional) OPEN workshops, held in Dunedin:
- Working with Couples – Walter Logeman, 2 – Sun, 3 September 2017 (Saturday and Sunday 9.30am – 4.30 pm) 14 hours.
- Working with Addiction – Paul Baakman (Workshop Cancelled)
- Applied Sociometry for Leaders and Managers – Diana Jones 12 – 13 October (Thursday 1.30pm – 5pm, Friday 9.30am- 4pm) 10 hours.
Application for Training
Trainees need to have, be working towards, or planning to attain a professional qualification in their chosen field.
Application is done in three stages:
- Apply using the online form here: Enrol.
- A Training Interview for new trainees: the purpose of the interview is to determine professional goals and to assess the relevance of prior learning, to outline the training process and to begin to develop a training plan. This interview is free of charge. Contact a Staff member or the CITP administrator to make an appointment.
- You will be notified of acceptance at the interview or by email. Your place will be confirmed by the payment of fees.
Once the enrolment is confirmed this Training Agreement is in place.
24 February 2017: Training involves attending the year-long programmes, training and experiential workshops, reading, writing, peer group activities and supervision. Most courses are open to those who wish to develop their professional abilities without necessarily becoming certificated practitioners.read more
12 October, 2017: In this workshop you can expect to develop your capacities to: Establish trusting relationships rapidly. Apply sociometric concepts that underpin interventions. Read situations, make assessments, and intervene to progress work. Build cohesion in teams.read more
24 February 2017: This programme is aimed at developing excellence in the theory and practice of the psychodrama method. This method assists people to work with groups and individuals in therapeutic, educational, creative and organisational settings. The training is also of value to those in leadership positions in their professional life. Trainees can expect to gain significant personal development as well as professional skills.read more
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.read more
21 September 2017: This workshop is designed for those seeking professional development. This experientially based training includes both theoretical and practical components. This is part of the training for Dunedin trainees and the workshop is open to others. This workshop is suitable for anyone working in the human relations fields.read more