The Ōtautahi Christchurch multi-level training in 2023 involves participating in a year-long programme consisting of experiential workshops, reading, writing, a peer practice 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 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 and 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 Groupwork and Role training, both led by Simon Gurnsey and one on Sociometry, led by Chris Hosking. A workshop on Supervision is being led by Hamish Brown. The Marae-Based Intensive Psychodrama Workshop (Karitane) training will be led by five trainers from across the country. The final workshop for the year will focus on the application of Psychodrama to your work.
Psychodrama methods are effective, empowering, and fun. Psychodrama was created early in the twentieth century by J. L. Moreno and has been continually evolving 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 of Full Year Programme
- Groupwork Training (Christchurch). 3, 4 & 5 March. Friday: 6.30 – 9:00 PM. Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. (16.5hrs). Simon Gurnsey and Judith McDonald
- Role Training. 31 March, 1 & 2 April. Friday: 6.30 – 9:00 PM. Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. (16.5hrs). Simon Gurnsey
- Supervision Training (Dunedin) 16, 17 & 18 June. Friday: 6.30 – 9:00 PM. Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. (16.5hrs). Hamish Brown
- Sociometry 28, 29 & 30 July. Friday: 6.30 – 9:00 PM. Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. (16.5hrs). Chris Hosking
- Marae Based Intensive Psychodrama Workshop (Karitane) 20 – 24 September. Begins at 6:00 pm Wednesday 20 September. Finishes at 3:00 pm Sunday 24 September (30 hrs). Sara Crane, Simon Gurnsey, Hamish Brown, Judith McDonald, Maria Snegirev
- Applications of Psychodrama | Review | Training Plans. 3, 4 & 5 November. Friday: 6.30 – 9:00 PM. Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. (16.5hrs). Simon Gurnsey
Enrol for the Ōtautahi Christchurch Multi-Level Training Group 2023
- Full fee $2720.00
- The CITP offers a discount of $200.00 for early enrolment (see the enrolment page for details)
Village Health, 30 Lincoln Road, Christchurch
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.
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 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...)
Chris Hosking is an action methods practitioner and trainer with considerable breadth of experience. She has been training people in psychodrama and sociometry for many years in Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Greece and Japan. Her training orientation is based upon an experiential learning model and a systems approach. She is a qualified Psychodramatist and Trainer, Educator and Practitioner with the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association and a Distinguished Member of AANZPA.
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 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...)