The Ōtepoti Dunedin multi-level training in 2022 involves participating in a year-long programme consisting of experiential workshops, reading, writing, peer practise group and supervision. The training will cover all the psychodrama specialties of psychodrama, role training, sociodrama and sociometry. As group members, you will have the opportunity to learn the psychodrama method while exploring issues such as social and personal relationships, your families of origin, work issues and finding your own creative potential. Psychodrama methods are effective, empowering, and fun.

We will be building a cohesive working group in a supportive, positive environment. The purpose of the teaching is to develop a greater flexibility in functioning, a greater perceptiveness and a wider range of functioning in the here and now situation. The training will introduce you to the core elements of the psychodrama method, then strengthen your abilities as directors, auxiliaries and group members. Trainees are encouraged to write short papers in areas of interest applicable to their work.

You can expect to stretch yourselves and to identify and get involved with the perceptions, and values, of people who challenge you, especially in your professional capacity.

There will be workshops during the year focused on; applications of psychodrama, concretisation, working one to one; the spontaneity theory of childhood development, play, developmentally appropriate interventions, assessment; ethics, complications/challenges with working online; role training and professional identity. The Marae Based Intensive Psychodrama Workshop (Karitane) training will be led by five trainers from across the country.

Psychodrama methods are effective, empowering, and fun. Psychodrama was created early in the twentieth century by J. L. Moreno and has been continually evolved and developed since then as a method that emphasises action, rather than talk – because people learn through action and through their interaction with others. Since its inception psychodrama has had a significant impact on psychotherapy, group psychotherapy and professional training. Psychodrama has a strong theoretical foundation and philosophy and uses many techniques aimed at deepening emotional expression, building cognitive insights and developing roles.

Dates

  1. Zoom session 12th March. 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM The focus of this will be on self-presentation and your warm up for the year. (2hrs) Sara Crane
  2. Zoom session 2nd April. 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM You will present the impact of reading and writing on your development. (2hrs) Sara Crane
  3. Spontaneity Training 14 & 15 May. Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (12hrs). Sara Crane, Judith McDonald
  4. Ethics and Supervision 18 & 19 June. Saturday: 10:00 – 4:00 PM. Sunday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (12hrs). Hamish Brown, Maria Snegirev
  5. Role Training 6 & 7 August. Saturday. 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM –  4:00 PM (12hrs). Judith McDonald, Maria Snegirev
  6. Marae Based Intensive Psychodrama Workshop (Karitane) 21- 25 September (30hrs) Begins at 6:00 pm Wednesday 21 September. Finishes at 3:00 pm Sunday 25 September. Sara Crane, Simon Gurnsey, Hamish Brown, Judith McDonald, Maria Snegirev
  7. Professional Identity. 11, 12 & 13 November. Friday: 6.30 – 9:00 PM. Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (14.5hrs). Sara Crane, Judith McDonald, Maria Snegirev

Enrol for the TIA Multi-Level Training Group

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Workshop Code: TIA-2022A

Venue

SVD, Level 2, 31 Stafford Street, Dunedin

 

Fee

Total training hours: 112 94 hours

Trainers

Sara Crane

Sara Crane

Sara Crane is the CITP's Director of Training. She is a Psychodramatist, a Trainer Educator Practitioner (TEP, AANZPA) and is a Registered Psychotherapist with a special interest in children and families and has a long-standing involvement with Playback Theatre. (More...)

Hamish Brown

Hamish Brown

Hamish is a Psychodramatist, Trainer Educator Practitioner in training (TEPit) and delivers training in Auckland in Aotearoa New Zealand through the Auckland Training Centre for Psychodrama (ATCP).  (more...)

Simon Gurnsey

Simon Gurnsey

Simon Gurnsey is a Sociometrist and AANZPA’s Treasurer. He lives and works in a small community in Whangarei Heads. Psychodrama has been his passion and delight since his first experience of it in the late 80s.

Judith McDonald

Judith McDonald

Judith works in private practice as a Registered Psychotherapist. Her pathway to attaining her interim psychotherapy registration was by qualifying as a Psychodramatist. She enjoys walking, reading, semi-occasional gardening and getting away for weekends and holidays with her family and dog in their house bus.

Maria Snegirev

Maria Snegirev

Maria is a Psychodramatist, Registered Psychotherapist and experienced group facilitator. She has been a member of AANZPA since about 2010 and has held various roles on the committee of the Otago branch. Maria studied at Otago and has a B.A. in Russian Language and Literature, and a Diploma in Teaching. She has 20 years experience of leading Non-Violence programmes and has completed level 1 of Imago training. (More...)