What is Sociodrama?
J. L. Moreno developed sociodrama during and after the Second World War, to improve the delicate fabric of co-existence between various groups in postwar society (Kellermann, 2007). Sociodrama is an experiential method for social exploration and intergroup conflict resolution. It focuses on our functioning in groups, including families, organisations, sub-cultures, cultures, nations, and even our global social structure, shining a light on values, collective ideologies and intergroup relations.
Sociodrama helps us enter into the view of life and feelings of people different from ourselves, including people from quite different cultures and roles in society. It broadens and deepens our experience; brings a greater appreciation of the values and attitudes of others and greater understanding of the structure of groups and subcultures. It assists our role development: enlarging our role repertoire; developing flexibility; and building our capacity to plan and execute interventions to improve the everyday working of groups. In addition, it can foster a personal sense of our own contribution to the evolution of our culture. (Clayton, 1989:165-166) It gives means and possibility to Moreno’s vision that we become active rather than passive members of society.” (Hutt, 2018, ‘Starting Where We Are’ AANZPA Journal)
Jenny Hutt and Bev Hosking are both white (pakeha) women born and raised in Aotearoa New Zealand. They share a keen interest in sociodrama as a ‘third space’ (outside the home and the public arena) where participants can consider their experiences, have room to find out what they feel and think and develop resourcefulness for their ongoing work. Bev and Jenny have led sociodrama workshops on The Complexity of Belonging; Beyond Overwhelm, Spectatorship and Debate about belonging and social cohesion; Finding Your Feet in intercultural work and Finding Firm Ground in working relationships; and New Conversations about Race.
Enrol in W4-2020: Sociodrama Training
Wellington Psychodrama Training Institute
Workshop Code: W5 - 2020
Date and Times
31 July – 2 August
Friday: 31 July: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Saturday: 1 August: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Sunday: 2 August: 9.30am – 5.00pm
Level One, 35-37 Victoria Street, Central Wellington.
$475.00 (inc GST) Some places are available at a reduced rate
Jenny Hutt is a facilitator, coach and consultant who lives in Melbourne, Australia. She is a Sociodramatist; Trainer Educator, Practitioner (AANZPA) and Director of Training at Psychodrama Australia’s Melbourne Campus. Jenny is an associate with the Burbangana Group, a majority Aboriginal owned consulting company.
Bev Hosking is an experienced counsellor, group worker and supervisor who has been in private practice since 1987. She is a Role Trainer and TEP (Trainer, Educator and Practitioner); the Executive Director of the Wellington Psychodrama Training Institute, and a member of the AANZPA Board of Examiners. Bev has been actively pursuing new approaches for us to meet with each other so that we can develop our capacities to respond creatively to our current social, cultural and political realities. She works with active methods to promote social dialogue and is committed to bringing spontaneity and creativity to all aspects of life and work.