During this year-long programme, trainees can expect to undertake reading and writing assignments with the intention of completing initial papers or their thesis. The training group, led primarily by Marilyn Sutcliffe and Vivienne Thomson, will focus on the integration of the method and developing the identity of the practitioner. This will require trainees to identify specific areas noted in the Training and Standards Manual they wish to hone and to display their practice, bringing forward their applications of the method for learning and discovery through experimentation. In addition to attending the training programme, trainees are expected to have regular supervision with a trainer and to address their own personal development or therapy.

Please enrol using the online enrolment form and arrange individual payment schedules with the ATCP Treasurer, David Grant, by contacting David at

Training Dates 2019

  • Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 February 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Thursday 21 – Sunday 24 March 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday 6 April 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday 11 May 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday 6 July 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Friday 23, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday 7 September 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday 5 October 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • 1-hour training interview 19/20 October
  • Saturday 16 November 9:30am – 4:30pm

Enrol in Intermediate & Advanced Training Group

Auckland Training Centre for Psychodrama


Workshop Code: ATCP-Combined-2019


All training will be held in the Old St Michael’s Church on site at Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson.


  • Year-long programme Fee: $3250
  • Deposit of $350.00 is required to secure a place.

Training Hours

Total Training Hours: 103 hours


Vivienne Thomson (TEP)

Marilyn Sutcliffe (TEP)

Vivienne Thomson

Vivienne Thomson

Vivienne is a Sociodramatist, Trainer Educator Practitioner and the Director of Training for the PANZ Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Campus. A member of AANZPA for 31 years, she has served on the AANZPA Executive and as Secretary of the Board of Examiners. She is currently the Chair of the Ethics Committee. (more...)

Marilyn Sutcliffe

Marilyn Sutcliffe

Marilyn is a Psychodramatist & Trainer Educator Practitioner (TEP) on staff at the Auckland Training Centre for Psychodrama (ATCP).  Imagination, a warm-hearted lightness of being, and clarity of purpose are the hallmarks of Marilyn’s approach to psychodramatic groupwork. (more...)