||Moreno's Golden Theatrical Rule: An Application in a Productivity Development Project
||Journal 17 December 2008
||This article provides an account of how Moreno's Golden Theatrical Rule was used to develop productivity in the New Zealand Immigration Contact Centre. When attended to, the relationship between the variables of the Golden Theatrical Rule, motion, state, and time, creates a unity that produces satisfying results. Interventions are described and commentary presented in relation to each of these variables, as well as the impact of the productivity project on the contact centre.
||Career Planning - A Psychodramatic Approach
||Journal 8 December 1999
||The author asserts that the career counsellor's role is similar to that of a psychodrama director to the protagonist in that both focus on the person's passage through life. She describes an approach to career planning that utilizes the principles of psychodramatic theory. It is suggested that psychodrama in career planning offers the individual the opportunity to enact psychodramatic roles that are central to their personality. The author describes an approach to career planning based on the principles of psychodrama. She asserts that the career counsellor's role is similar to that of a psychodrama director, in that both focus on the person's passage through life. The structure of the career planning session is described together with philosophical and psychodramatic principles used in the planning process. It is suggested that psychodrama in career planning offers the individual the opportunity to enact psychodramatic roles that are central to his or her personality.
||Book Review: The Art of Facilitation: the essentials for leading great meetings and creating group synergy
||Journal 16 December 2007
||The Art of Facilitation the essentials for leading great meetings and creating group synergy by Dale Hunter, Stephen Thorpe, Hamish Brown, and Anne Bailey, Reviewed by Vivienne Thomson. The authors of this new book all live and work in Auckland, New Zealand, and have drawn on their work as members of Zenergy, a company that specialises in facilitation, mediation, coaching and facilitator training. While Dale Hunter, a co-founder of Zenergy, presents the bulk of the content, the book is the result of the authors' collective effort and wide range of experiences and expertise. It is a revised and updated edition of The Art of Facilitation first published in 1994 incorporating new thinking and research. There is now a chapter on 'Facilitation Online' that highlights the benefits and issues associated with facilitating online groups. In addition, Hamish Brown, ANZPA member and psychodramatist, has contributed a chapter entitled 'Facilitation and therapeutic group work' in which he relates spontaneity, warm up, role theory, and creative genius to facilitation.
||Reflections on Role Theory
||Journal 23 December 2014
||Max Clayton, role theory, Zerka Moreno
||I am a child playing in the sand arranging and rearranging the sand to create forms that are my own form of art and meaning. I am constructing and deconstructing, involved with the texture of the sand, the tactile sense of the grains passing through my hands. I notice how the sand moves in response to my touch and the weight or wetness of the mounds. Sometimes the grains sparkle and I am reminded that sand is essentially glass and a central component in the manufacturing of steel. My father works with both glass and steel he is a sculptor and engineer. It is not lost on me how significant he is as an ever present influence on me; and my mother, too, who is a source of inspiration for my creative endeavours. All the world is in a grain of sand. The simple act of playing in the sand gives me pleasure. Others watching are also enjoying the naive play. It is even more fun when I am with playmates engaging in the sand play when the results of our collective endeavour expand, our ideas transform as we connect with each other and our constructions meet up. Our delight is mutual.
|Faisandier, John; Thomson, Vivienne
||Social Atom Repair and Lifelong Learning
||Journal 23 December 2014
||Joan Chappell was one of the great thinkers and quiet toilers in AANZPA. She died in 2013 at the age of 92 in Tauranga after a life of working as a psychiatrist, GP and psychodramatist. She grew up in England, moved to Christchurch in the early 1970s before retiring to a 'lifestyle village' in Tauranga in 1992. She was not easily understood by many in AANZPA. Vivienne Thomson and I were her only two TEPITs (Trainer, Educator, Practitioner in Training) because somehow we were able to tune in to her way of working. At conferences and FTINZ meetings she would make herself available to us, sometimes at 7 in the morning for supervision. Despite, and perhaps because of, her quirky way of working we gained a tremendous amount from Joan.