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.
Auckland: 5 – 7 October 2018. Trainer: Chris Hosking. This 3-day workshop allows trainees to focus on the aims and principles of sociometry and to come alive to the significance of this field.
10 February 2018: During this year-long programme trainees can expect to undertake reading and written assignments with the intention of completing initial papers or thesis.
17 February 2018. 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.
Application for Training
Trainees need to have, be working towards, or planning to attain a professional qualification in their chosen field.