Journal 25 December 2016

Journal 25 December 2016 - Editorial

Welcome to the 25th edition. The cover is a collage of AANZPA members when they were in their mid-twenties. So much life!

Sociodramatic principles and big data in organisational change

Warren recently published Big Change Best Path, a book on his work on leading organisational change. In this interview, he discusses change, his research, the links to sociodrama and psychodrama and the principles that underlie his practice. Warren was centrally involved in psychodrama from 1976 and pioneered the development of sociodrama becoming a TEP in Sociodrama in 1986. Warren subsequently set up his own consulting business, and developed ChangeTracking to assist leaders to implement change programs successfully.

Dale Herron: Opportunity, courage, freedom

Dr Dale Herron expresses many roles in the AANZPA community. She is an initiator, explorer, experimenter, close companion, friend, mentor, supervisor, psychodramatist, educator and trainer. She is also a Distinguished Member of AANZPA and continues to be actively involved in the work of the Auckland Training Centre for Psychodrama.

Zerka T. Moreno

Zerka Moreno was a pioneer in psychodrama, formulating fundamental psychodramatic theory and embedding it in effective practice. She was a co-founder of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and she established the Psychodramatic Institute in New York in 1942 with J. L. Moreno. They began producing the journal Group Psychotherapy in 1947. She was J. L. Moreno’s partner and co-creator for over thirty years until his death in 1974. She continued training and teaching worldwide.

Why aren’t you dancing?

I have been out for dinner with my husband Simon, my brother Simon, and my sister-in-law and friend Jude. We decide to go to Stranges Lane to listen to Lyndon Puffin, a musician who is going to play at Simon’s 60th birthday in a couple of months’ time.

Climate change, biochar and community action: An exchange of letters

When plants grow, they take up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. When the plants die, the carbon is released back into the atmosphere. However, if the plant mass is converted to charcoal, the carbon that was in the plant can be locked into the soil instead of being released into the atmosphere. Charcoal is made by heating biomass (plant and animal material) in the absence of oxygen. The fumes that are driven off can be fed back to fuel the furnace, and can also be captured to produce high octane fuel. The heat produced can be used to generate electricity.

It's not so lonely on the stairs now: Linking the personal, the professional and the psychodramatic technique of doubling in professional boundary training

This paper focuses on three ways in which my personal development journey has informed my work delivering individual and group training regarding the transgression of professional boundaries by health clinicians. The first aspect is the link between the experience of boundary violation in childhood and the motivation to work as a professional boundary trainer.

Book Reviews

Book Reviews:
1. Group therapy workbook: Integrating cognitive behavioral therapy with psychodramatic theory and practice. by
Thomas W. Treadwell, Debbie Dartnell, Letitia E. Travaglini, Maegan Staats, and Kelly Devinney. Reviewed by Jenny Wilson

2. Trapped in the gap: Doing good in Indigenous Australia by Emma Kowal. Reviewed by Jenny Hurr

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