The 2018 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 2018
Wellington: Begins March 6, 2018. Spontaneity can be thought of as a life force, a naturally arising state of being ready to meet the ups and downs of our lives that enables us to take the creative action. Trainer: Bev Hosking.
Wellington: April 13 – 15, 2018. The psychodrama method has at its heart the matter of action, of active productive participation. The theatre that Moreno created was envisioned to be a ‘safe retreat for unsuspected revolution, to offer unlimited possibilities for spontaneity research’. Trainer: Chris Hosking
Wellington: Begins Thursday, March 8, 2018. This series of group work training and supervision sessions will provide an opportunity to explore and integrate the theory and practice of group work. Trainer: Bev Hosking
Wellington: Begins July 21, 2018. The focus of this workshop series is the integration of theory and practice of the psychodrama method and encouraging independent practice. It is aimed at advanced trainees with more than 600 hours of training. There is a limit of six trainees. Trainer: Bev Hosking.
Wellington: July 27-29, 2018. Trainers: Jenny Hutt and Bev Hosking. What have you discovered so far about finding firm ground in working relationships? This includes firm ground for yourself, and your clients finding it with each other? Even with many personal and professional experiences to draw on, some situations may still perplex you, need further exploration, and call for you to refine or develop your approach.
Wellington: September 28 – 30, 2018. Trainer: Chris Hosking. This 3-day psychodrama training workshop aims to bring about a greater knowledge of the theory and practice of psychodrama and will involve teaching and supervised practice.
Application for Training
Application is done in four stages:
- Apply using the online form here: Enrol.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.