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.
The Auckland Training Centre for Psychodrama (ATCP) structures its course into year-long programmes. For some people the attendance at a year or two of training enhances their ability to do the particular work they are focused on. Other people experience a desire to develop a level of sophistication and excellence in working with people using the psychodramatic method. These people work for 5 to 7 years to achieve certification with the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association (AANZPA) as a Psychodramatist, Sociodramatist, Sociometrist or Role Trainer.
At the end of the training year, each trainee has a 40-minute consultation with members of the training staff to review role development, progress and abilities.
Begins Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12-14 February. The purpose of the Foundations year is to provide an introduction and overview of the entire content of the method – psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry, role training and group work.
Auckland: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 17-19 September 2021 Trainer: Chris Hosking. This psychodrama training workshop will address the emergent needs of the trainees enrolled in the workshop, focusing on the themes and particular areas of the curriculum relevant to them. There will be opportunities for supervised practise and teaching will be provided.
Begins Friday, Saturday & Sunday 19-21 February: During this year-long programme, trainees can expect to undertake reading and writing assignments with the intention of completing initial papers or thesis.
Application for Training
Trainees need to have, be working towards, or planning to attain a professional qualification in their chosen field.