The 2019 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 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 2019
Wellington: Begins March 16, 2019. This mixed level on-going training group will focus on the theory and practice that are essential to the psychodrama method: including – psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry, role training and group work. Trainers: Bev Hosking, Chris Hosking, Martin Putt
Wellington: April 12-14, 2019. In this workshop we will give our attention to the dramatic, we will highlight ourselves as dramatists, artists and theatre lovers and weave this together in the what the psyche unfolds to us moment by moment. Trainer: Chris Hosking.
Wellington: May 23-27, 2019. 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. Trainers: Bev Hosking, Vivienne Thomson.
Wellington: 13-15 September 2019. Race and racism are in the spotlight. Speakers, tweeters, film makers, writers, educators, shock jocks and demonstrators have race and racism in their sights. While awareness of unconscious bias, structural racism and white fragility may have grown, combative and polarised discourse has also ramped up. Leaders: Jenny Hutt, Bev Hosking.
Wellington: 1 – 3 November 2019. Playback Theatre is based on the telling and enactment of personal stories. At the same time, we can perceive each story as a complex weave of personal, social, cultural and political threads. Leader: Bev Hosking.
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.