WPTI Training Programme 2017

Training Programme

The 2017 programme presents on-going training in psychodrama and group work as well as associated experiential events in which psychodrama and other active group work methods will be utilized to explore of the complex social and cultural questions relevant to living in our contemporary world.

In 1942, with the opening of the Sociometric Institute and the New York Institute of Psychodrama, J. L. Moreno envisioned psychodrama as a method that brought together the stage and the theatre with psychology, education, sociology, cultural anthropology, psychiatry and other branches of the social sciences. Today we would include, more specifically, the arts and especially the fields of music, movement and voice. This year some of our events will address our capacity to straddle these various and yet related fields of human expression that all have something invaluable to contribute to social integration.

Linked to these training workshops will be a series of experiential events. Whether the training workshop or related experiential event has a specific training focus or more of a personal emphasis, we will be learning about ourselves, each other and the world we live in together.

Training Programme 2017

W2: Finding your feet: a sociodrama training workshop

23 June 2017: What does working with people from cultures other than your own require of you? Perhaps, interest, inquiry, inter-cultural learning as well as cultural self-awareness. It may also involve developing your ability to stay with yourself in the unknown, and finding ways to be and to be effective when strong cultural influences and intercultural dynamics are present.

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W1: Psychodrama Training: Deepening the Warm-up

24 March, 2017: The training is experiential and interactive, and participants will learn about the application of this method in their personal and professional life. This training will assist those in leadership roles to develop their abilities.

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Application for Training

Application is done in four stages:

    1. Apply using the online form here: Enrol.
    2. Trainees enrolling for a training event for the first time are required to have a training interview. The purpose of this interview is to determine professional goals, to assess the relevance of prior learning, to outline the training process and to begin to develop a training plan. This interview is free of charge. Contact the WPTI administrator to make an appointment prior to enrolling in a programme or workshop.
    3. You will be notified of acceptance at the interview or by email. Your place in a training course will be confirmed by the payment of fees.
    4. You will need to accept the Training Agreement. Once your enrolment is confirmed this Training Agreement is understood to be in place.

It is to your advantage to have a professional setting where you can apply what you are learning. Advanced trainees need to have, or be working towards, or planning to attain a professional qualification in their chosen professional field.

Contact WPTI

WPTI Contact


WPTI, P. O Box 19 248, Wellington 6149 Email: wpti@psychodrama.org.nz Phone: 021 117 9383

Palmerston North Branch

Marcia Amadio. 3 Nelson Street, Fielding Email: mamadio@actrix.co.nz Phone: 06 323 6209