Post-Conference Workshop : Freedom from Shame and Doubt with Annette Fisher

Autonomy versus Shame and Doubt is a developmental stage in Eric Erikson’s psychological development theory. Through progressive role development, the psychodramatic method assists us to be free from the restraints of shame and doubt. This leads to a strengthening of identity and self-reliance that brings independence of thought and a basic confidence to think and act for oneself.

This training programme is especially designed to assist practitioners to develop their understanding of the dynamics of shame and the impact it has on human development. Shame and doubt can result in a poor self-image, co-dependant relationships and social isolation. The focus of the workshop will be on the development of progressive roles that lead to autonomy and self-determination, and the writing of new scripts such as, I am lovable, I am successful and I do deserve to be happy.

Participants will be involved in psychodramatic productions, large and small group interaction, role analyses, theoretical mini lectures, reflection and discussion. There will be opportunities to direct psychodramas and receive peer and leader supervision, with a particular focus on the development of abilities to produce a drama and apply the psychodramatic method in professional practice. In advance of the workshop, participants will be provided with a reading list and video clip to enhance learning.

Your Workshop Leader : Annette Fisher

Annette Fisher is a psychodramatist, TEP and trainer on the staff of Psychodrama Australia, and a counsellor and psychotherapist registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).  The combination of psychology and the creative arts is a lifelong passion. Annette has presented seminars and workshops in Australia and overseas.

Post-Conference Workshop : Who is Nearest? Who is Dearest? The Significance of the Individual and the Formation of Group Culture with Chris Hosking

Sociometry disturbs the group from within. It provokes actions, thoughts, and feelings towards members of the group. As an active group process, sociometric interventions search out the influencing factors each individual member of the group projects into the group. Its goal is to create genuine cooperation and ultimately group cohesion, therefore the question of ‘who is nearest? who is dearest?’ is relevant in determining influences on the formation of the group culture.

The sociometrist views the group as having two areas of group life:  the socially structured aspects of the group, and the privately structured aspects of the group. In this workshop we will investigate what contribution sociometry can make to identify the more conserved aspects of group ‘etiquette’, and how these can enrich and enliven the group character generating a more satisfying group experience.


Your Workshop Leader : Chris Hosking

Chris Hosking is a psychodramatist and TEP AANZPA. Currently living in the Far North of New Zealand, she travels to conduct workshops in New Zealand and Australia. Additional interests include her involvement with civil society actors in Myanmar and Vietnam and the innovative contributions they are making to their national and local communities.


  • Monday January 25 – 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday January 26 – 9am to 5pm

Maximum Number of Participants:   16

Please Note : This Post-Conference Workshop is now fully subscribed and has been removed as an option from the registration form. If you wish to be placed on a waiting list for the workshop please email the Conference Registrar directly.