Training involves attending the year-long programmes, training and experiential workshops, reading, writing, peer practice group 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.
The CITP may create multi-level training groups to suit training needs.
Application for Training
Trainees need to have, be working towards, or planning to attain a professional qualification in their chosen field. Your 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.
Begins 28 February 2020: This training involves participating in a year-long programme consisting of experiential workshops, reading, writing, peer practise group and supervision.
Christchurch. 9 – 10 May 2020. Trainer: Simon Gurnsey. This training weekend is an invitation to spontaneity and supporting yourself to be more confident and creative. Through a variety of shared experiences, you will be developing new responses to old situations and be stretched to be experimental.
Christchurch: 13 – 14 June 2020. Trainer: Paul Baakman. This workshop will promote a non-judgemental, involved and patient approach that focuses on people, relationships and connection.
9th to 10th May 2020. Dunedin. Trainer: Paul Baakman
June 2020. Dunedin. Trainer: Hamish Brown
Karitane: 10 -13 September 2020: This experientially based training includes both theoretical and practical components. This is part of the training for Dunedin trainees, Christchurch Intermediate/Advanced group trainees and the workshop is open to others. This workshop is suitable for anyone working in the human relations fields.
Christchurch: A two-year training course for health professionals working with couples. The programme includes two 4-day workshops. Become competent and confident working with couples.
Mt. Lyford: mid 2020. A residential weekend workshop, open for all trainees, including from other institutes. Two 3-hour structured sessions, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. These sessions include writing, conversation and drama to assist the writing. A maximum number of 8 participants.
Christchurch. 2 & 3 March 2019. Led by Sara Crane. 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.