Training Programme

The 2022 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.

Linked to these training workshops there may be a series of personal and professional development events. Whether the workshop 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 2022

W1: Psychodrama Training Workshop

Wellington: 15-17 July, 2022. 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.

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W2: Residential Psychodrama Training Workshop 2022

Wellington: 18-22 May, 2022. Trainers: Vivienne Thomson, Bev Hosking. This 4-day residential psychodrama training workshop aims to bring about a greater knowledge and integration of the theory and practice of psychodrama, sociometry, role training, sociodrama and group work.

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W3: The Psychodrama Director as Improviser

Wellington. The Psychodrama Director as Improviser. 28-30 October 2022. Trainers: Bev Hosking, Martin Putt. Like an improviser, the director of a psychodrama, sociodrama, role training, sociometry, or group work session needs to accept each moment as it comes and respond in the here and now to what is emerging in the individual and the group; and then, to what is on the stage.

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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

Wellington and Palmerston North

WPTI, P. O Box 19 248, Wellington 6149 Email:  Phone: 021 117 9383