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Pre and Post Conference Workshops

Pre- and post-conference workshops will be held at the Conference Accommodation, Weir House. Pre- and post-conference registration: Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Pre Conference Workshops

Exploring Psychodrama as a Systemic Method

Workshop Leader: Max Clayton

'A Story is Like the Wind...'

Workshop Leaders: Bev Hosking and Mary Good

Post Conference Workshops

The Weird and Wonderful World of Systems - a Sociodrama Training Workshop

Workshop Leader: Vivienne Thomson

The Adolescent Arena: Effective Action Strategies for Working with Youth and their Social Systems

Workshop Leader: Mario Cossa

Pre Conference Workshops

Dates and Times

Tuesday, January 23 9.30am to 5pm with evening session 7.30 to 9.30: Wednesday, January 24. 9.30 am to 4.30pm

Costs include workshop meals but not accommodation. Book and pay for accommodation separately on registration form. Costs are in $NZ and incl.. GST

Exploring Psychodrama as a Systemic Method

Workshop leader

Dr. Max Clayton (Aust)

Description

Psychodrama is indeed a systemic method. It is intended to open individuals out to the breadth of their lives and the breadth of the universe. When a drama is developed in a complete way there is an experience of immense satisfaction for the director, protagonist and group members.

The purpose of this workshop is to enlarge awareness of the possibilities for opening out a drama to the largeness of life during every phase of an enactment and to refine the ability to make good use of the psychodramatic techniques of scene setting, concretisation, maximisation and interviewing for role as a drama unfolds.

Please look forward to plenty of opportunities to learn and practice. Max is looking forward to demonstrating the opening out of a drama and to being involved in discussion, teaching and coaching in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.

The workshop should be OK for everyone whether you are beginning to involve yourself in this method or whether you are an old hand.

About the Workshop Leader

Max Clayton has spent a large part of his life creating dramas. He sees the ever-present possibility of enlarging our capacity to be expressive and to include in our orbit aspects of life that have been previously hidden. He enjoyed training at the Moreno Institute and developing work as a psychodramatist. He has established training programs in Australia and New Zealand, in Japan, and in Europe and is the founder of the psychodrama association in Australia and New Zealand.

Cost

$385 incl. GST (includes workshop meals but not accommodation)

'A Story is Like the Wind...'

Workshop Leaders

Bev Hosking (NZ) and Mary Good (Aust)

Description

The stories - personal, family and cultural - that we are told and tell ourselves throughout our lives contribute to the shaping of our identity, values, and beliefs and influence our view of ourselves and our view of others. These stories also have an effect on our capacity to hear new stories, to listen to those who are different from us (the other).

In this workshop we will explore difference and whether telling and listening to stories creates conditions that build receptivity, induce a spirit of enquiry and enlarge our capacity to stay with not immediately understanding, with not-knowing. These are important abilities in maintaining spontaneity in any relationship system.

Participants will be involved in group work, telling and listening, and a range of enactments.

About the Workshop Leaders

Mary Good is a psychologist who is a qualified psychodramatist and a qualified group analytic psychotherapist. She is also a Playback Theatre practitioner and is currently studying painting and sculpture at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. In both her art work and her practice as a group analyst she is very interested in what happens in the communication from one person to another. What is communicated, what is received and what is created as result.

Bev Hosking is a role trainer and is experienced in action methods that aim to promote social dialogue and the formation of cohesive communities. She has been an International Fellow at Brandeis University exploring the theme of Re-casting Reconciliation through Arts and Culture and is currently taking part in training in the use of telling stories to create dialogue. She is a founding staff member, trainer and Executive Director of Wellington Psychodrama Training Institute. She works as an individual and small group supervisor, consultant trainer, counsellor and Playback Theatre practitioner and trainer.

Cost

$385 incl. GST (includes workshop meals but not accommodation)

Post Conference workshops

Dates and Times

Monday Jan 29th January 9.30am to 5pm with evening session 7.30 to 9.30
Tuesday 30th January 9.30 am to 4.30pm

The Weird and Wonderful World of Systems - a Sociodrama Training Workshop

Workshop Leader

Vivienne Thomson (NZ)

Description

This training workshop is for anyone working with or within an organisation seeking to better understand or influence the organisational dynamics. Considering systems in different ways can lead to new insights into how an organisation works, why it has problems, its capacity for evolving and how changes made in one part of the system may impact on others. We will expand our view of whole systems within systems, take multiple perspectives, appreciate interconnectedness, and recognise the idiosyncratic nature of organisations. Together we will play with our ideas as systems theorists and sociodramatists exploring and developing practical applications to particular situations that interest us.

About the Workshop Leader

Vivienne Thomson is a Sociodramatist, Trainer, Educator and Practitioner. She is a member of ANZPA and its Board of Examiners and is on the staff of the Auckland Training Centre for Psychodrama. A company director for 21 years, Vivienne works as a consultant to organisations in their quest for development and progress. She is currently involved in projects assisting organisations to build workplace partnerships between employers and unions. She lives on Waiheke Island with her husband Colin Martin pursuing particular interests including family, travel, cooking, gardening, playing the piano, photography and product development.

Cost

$385 incl. GST (includes workshop meals but not accommodation)

The Adolescent Arena: Effective Action Strategies for Working with Youth and their Social Systems

Workshop Leader

Mario Cossa (USA)

Description

The focus of this workshop is on experiencing the therapeutic and educational systems through the eyes and hearts of the adolescent. We will celebrate youthful enthusiasm as well as aggression and angst that make working with young people both a joy and a challenge.

Through the magic of role reversal, sociodrama, and psychodrama, along with teaching, discussion and processing, participants will:

The focus will be on experiential activity and is suitable for educators, guidance counsellors, youth group facilitators, and therapists, regardless of whether they have any experience with psychodrama.

About the Workshop Leader

Mario Cossa, MA, TEP, is a USA certified Trainer, Educator, Practitioner in Psychodrama, Registered Drama Therapist/Master Teacher, and Theatre Educator who specializes in work with adolescent groups and trauma survivors. He has offered training in the USA, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. His new book, Rebels Without a Cause: Working with Adolescents Using Action Techniques, was recently published by Jessica Kingsley Press, London.

Cost

$385 incl. GST (includes workshop meals but not accommodation)