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.
Application for Training
Trainees need to have, be working towards, or planning to attain a professional qualification in their chosen field.
Auckland: Fridays 18 Feb, 18 March, 8 April, 13 May, 10 June, 15 July, 19 August, 23 September, 21 October, 18 November Trainer: Vivienne Thomson
Auckland: 4:30-6:30pm Wednesdays Psychotherapy Supervision. Supervisor: Hamish Brown
Auckland: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 30 September- 2 October 2022 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 25-27 February 2022: During this year-long programme, trainees can expect to undertake reading and writing assignments with the intention of completing initial papers or thesis.
Begins Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11-13 February 2022. 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.