2020  October 30/31 and November 1   :   A weekend non-residential workshop (Friday evening plus Saturday and Sunday).  Limited to 15 people.  (ExLD trainees receive enrolment preference until 31 January 2020)

Visiting trainer, Chris Hosking, returns to Nelson in October 2020 for her workshop Role Development through Spontaneity and Practice.

Role training is an effort to help us perform adequately in future situations. It is a method of learning that aims to bring about a rise in the spontaneity level of an individual and combine this with practice of a new expression.

This is a systemic approach and by this we mean that the interest is not on isolated or individual elements, but on the interconnectedness of multiple elements or parts.

Role training is an application of role theory which specifically assumes the notion that making an apparently minor change in an area of our functioning, which we recognise as a role or part role, can result in a ripple effect in a larger sphere or system.

Role training focuses on the development of one aspect of a role but has in its larger view the transformation of the whole which includes the groups and culture in which we live.

In this workshop we will review in detail the steps in the role training method and practice, the conduct of a session as well as participate as a protagonist. The learning will be experiential, and participants can expect to be actively involved in all aspects of this group method.

‘The psychodramatic method is based on the idea of highly motivated human beings acting on the aspirations and deepest concerns of the society or subculture or small group in which they live.’ 
AANZPA Training and Standards Manual

Who can attend?

This workshop is suitable for all levels of training.

If you are new to psychodrama, have not trained with us before or are returning after a long break from training, please contact us for a training conversation prior to enrolling for this workshop to ensure you have the psychodrama experience needed to enter a training programme and this workshop is a good match for you. (See our enrolment policy) 

Enrol for 2020 Chris Hosking workshop

ExLD, Nelson


Workshop Code: 2020B

Dates and times

From 7.00 pm Friday, 30 October to
4.30 pm Sunday, 1 November 2020

Non-residential workshop
14 training hours


Nelson venue TBA
(Please bring pen and paper)


$460 incl gst
includes morning and afternoon teas
(BYO lunch to go with others to local cafe)
NB.  Full payment is required to secure a place on this workshop


Chris Hosking – Chris is a Psychodramatist, and Trainer, Educator and Practitioner on the teaching staff of Psychodrama Australia. Chris has conducted training workshops and seminars in psychodrama, sociometry, role training and group work for 27+ years and has been actively involved in supervision of trainees in Australia and New Zealand, Japan, Vietnam, Myanmar and Europe.