PANZ Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Information for Trainees

PANZ Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington offers training in psychodrama through year-long programmes, training and experiential workshops, reading, writing, peer practice group, social activities and supervision. Most courses are open to those who wish to develop their professional abilities without necessarily becoming certificated practitioners.

The Training

The PANZ Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington Campus provides training which leads to certification as a certification as a role trainer, psychodrama director, sociodrama director and sociometrist. The Campus is accredited by Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Inc (AANZPA).

The purpose of the programme is to develop integrated knowledge of the theory and excellence in the practice of the psychodrama method. This method assists people to work with groups and individuals in therapeutic, educational, creative and organisational settings. This training is also of value to those in positions where providing leadership is central to their role.

Significant learning and application can be achieved without completing requirements for full certification. Professionals wanting to further develop their abilities may be eligible to participate in ongoing training groups and/or specific workshops.

Training involves attending specific training workshops, experiential workshops, reading, writing, peer group activities and supervision.

The curriculum for each programme is based on the material set out in the AANZPA Training and Standards Manual.

  • Core Curriculum Training introduces the core elements of the psychodrama method through demonstration, teaching, group process and supervised practice.
  • Intermediate Training strengthens trainees’ role development in the areas of directing, auxiliary work and group work. Trainees are expected to complete some reading and writing requirements.
  • Advanced Training assists in the refinement of the skills of the director and the application of these in personal and professional settings. Advanced trainees are expected to complete reading, writing and peer group activities. Advanced trainees are also expected to join AANZPA and to seek supervision for the application of psychodrama in their work settings.

PANZ Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington will create multi-level training groups that will be responsive to the training needs of all participating trainees.

Training Plan
Trainees are expected to develop an annual training plan in consultation with the Institute training staff. New trainees will develop a training plan in their initial meeting with WPTI staff.

Trainees who are re-enrolling will update their training plan each year in relationship with WPTI staff.

Curriculum and Accreditation
The curriculum for each programme is based on the material set out in the AANZPA Training and Standards Manual and includes teaching, practice, coaching, and supervision.

The process of accreditation is described in the AANZPA training manual, and involves both written and practical assessments.

Supervision is an integral part of the training process and is central to the ongoing personal and professional growth of the trainee. As trainees progress in their training and apply the psychodrama method in their life and work, supervision assists in the integration of learning. Supervision provides a context in which trainees can reflect on their functioning and key relationships and creates an opportunity to engage thoughtfully with the dilemmas and dynamics of professional practice.

Individual supervision sessions are available from the Institute staff and other approved supervisors. A suitable supervisor is selected in consultation with your current trainer.

Training Records

PANZ maintains a training record for each trainee. In addition to this trainees are expected to keep a record of their attendance at training events. Trainees can request a summary of their training record for a fee of $25; please contact the  PANZ Administrator <>.

Psychodrama Library

PANZ Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington maintains an up-to-date library, with a range of articles, books, journals and theses. These may be borrowed by trainees for a period of one month. A fee will be charged for overdue items.


As mentioned in the Training Agreement, trainees are expected to be familiar with and abide by the AANZPA Code of Ethics.

All PANZ trainers are AANZPA members, and as such are bound by the AANZPA Code of Ethics.

PANZ Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington Staff

Bev Hosking

Bev Hosking

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);  and the Director of Training for the PANZ Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington Campus.

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.

Diana Jones

Diana Jones

Diana Jones is a trusted and experienced leadership advisor, executive coach, a qualified Trainer Educator and Practitioner with AANZPA, sociometrist, and author of two books, Leadership Material and Leadership Levers. She is chair of PANZ, and is the AANZPA Journal editor. Diana brings over 35 years of experience in behavioural change with senior leaders and their leadership teams within federal agencies, local government, small to medium enterprises, non-government organizations and not-for-profits. Diana doesn’t have children but is grandmother to four.


Diana has a master’s degree from Victoria University of Wellington, is a past treasurer and executive member of AANZPA and former chair of the Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust.

Chris Hosking

Chris Hosking

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.

Jenny Hutt

Jenny Hutt

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.

Martin Putt

Martin Putt

Martin is a Psychodramatist & Trainer Educator Practitioner-in-training (TEPit) and a staff member of the PANZ Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Martin has been a member of AANZPA for many years and has served on the AANZPA Executive, most recently as Immediate Past President (more...)

Executive Director

Bev Hosking

Staff – Teaching and Supervision

Bev Hosking, Chris Hosking, Diana Jones.

Visiting Trainers

Jenny Hutt, Vivienne Thomson, Martin Putt

Administrative Assistants

Wellington: Glenis Levack.

Contact PANZ Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

PANZ Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington Contact

Psychotherapy and Counselling, Level 3, 78 Victoria Street, Wellington 6011


Phone: +64 21 117 9383