Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations from PIM and MPS to: Cath Russell (Australia) newly accredited and certified Psychodrama-Director and now fully qualified as a Psychodramatist with the Australian and Aotearoa Board of Psychodrama (ABP). Karyn Down (Australia) and Tanzir Ahmmad Tushar (Bangladesh), on achieving the certification of Psychodrama Assistant-Director. Adele Baini (Australia) and Mary Goy-Lucas (Australia) on achieving the Psychodrama Auxilary-Ego certification. Friday 1 December 2017.

The Theatre of Spontaneity

The Theatre of Spontaneity

The Empty Chair: An Opportunity for Creative Expression  Presenter: Sue Daniel Sunday 26 November 2017 at 6.00 pm. for 6.30 start – 8.30 finish Jacob Levy Moreno created the first Theatre of Spontaneity (ToS) early in the last century to explore through enactment, connection, moments of interest, social themes and current events occurring in the Austrian community and society. At our Theatre of Spontaneity, every ToS presenter will bring forward a theme each month and work with material from the group. All you need to do is bring yourself to this unique and refreshing event. Come along to our Theatre of Spontaneity to explore…

3 November, Friday Lunchtime Reading Group from 12.45 -1.45 p.m.

3 November, Friday Lunchtime Reading Group from 12.45 -1.45 p.m.

Sue Daniel is the moderator for this month’s reading group and will lead the discussion.  Our theme centres around the development of sociometry in 1934 and its expansion into our community, and the use of sociometry in private practice.  This session will be of interest to psychodrama trainees, practitioners and other professional people working in private practice or in one to one counselling. The reference is for this month’s reading group: “The social collective and the social and cultural atom in the age of the social network.” This article published in the Journal for Psychodrama and Sociometry (German edition, Springer) presents…

New books and articles in the PIM library

New books and articles in the PIM library

Books in the Zerka T. Moreno Section: “Acts of Service: Spontaneity, Commitment, Tradition in the Nonscripted Theatre” by Jonathan Fox.   Articles by Trainees, Trainers and Practitioners in the George Cally Section: 110 Hans Wilgenburg Role Reversal with a Flip Chart in India – Major Paper 2015 111 Emily Lumbers Therapeutic Theatre and the Legitimate Theatre – Paper 2015 112 Sue Daniel The Usefulness of Role Reversal in One-To-One Supervision: A Qualitative Research Project Uisng Heursitic Enquiry – Journal article 2015 113 Sue Daniel The Social Atom in the Age of the Social Network – Journal article 2016 114 Masaaki…

6 October, Friday Lunchtime Reading Group

6 October, Friday Lunchtime Reading Group

Gavin O’Loughlin is the moderator for this month’s reading group and will lead the discussion.  Our theme centres around Chapter 14 – “Psychodrama Production Techniques” in Jonathan Fox’s book, “The Essential Moreno.”  The chapter presents a verbatim of a session by J. L. Moreno using a double and briefly discussing the developmental progression, double, mirror and role reversal.  This session will be of particular interest to psychodrama trainees. Friday Lunchtime Reading Group First Friday of the month from 12.45 to 1.45 p.m This group is designed to suit those with an hour to spare at lunchtime. Budding writers, trainees and…

Friday Lunchtime Reading Group, 1 September 2017

Friday Lunchtime Reading Group, 1 September 2017

Phil Smalley is the moderator for this month’s reading group and will lead the discussion.  Our theme encompasses “The process of change emerging from journeying in Psychodrama”.  As a warm up Phil will read his poem “The Artichoke and the Butterfly”: The artichoke and the butterfly I see the artichoke with its bitter outer leaves, I see the pain I don’t want to see, I see how I don’t want things to be, I see the entity that is me. As I begin to peel back the leaves, And peer underneath, layer upon layer, Connections come clear as to why…

The Spontaneity Theory of Child Development

The Spontaneity Theory of Child Development

BRIEF BOOK REVIEW Psychodrama, Volume 1, J. L. Moreno, Beacon, NY 1946 “The Spontaneity Theory of Child Development.” Chapter 5. By Sue Daniel This chapter on spontaneity principles as they relate to child development is one of the most eloquent pieces of writing on a very profound subject that I have ever read. Jacob Levy Moreno’s spiritual, philosophical and scientific nature is revealed here. His is a wholistic approach, everything is part of everything. Psychodrama is like this as well, it is a wholistic method and all is grist for the mill. Central to spontaneity theory as developed by Moreno,…

Friday Lunchtime Reading Group

Friday Lunchtime Reading Group

Hi, I am writing to say that for this Friday’s Reading Group, I invite each one of you to bring along a favourite paragraph, poem or saying, of either Moreno himself or Zerka’s writing to share and say why you like it or what it means to you.  I imagine the discussion to be very rich. I am looking forward to moderating this lunchtime meeting and to meeting you, in the encounter sense of the word, “meeting”, at 12.45-1.45pm this coming Friday, 4 August.  Please text me on 0417 586 791 if you are coming. BYO Lunch.  Freshly brewed coffee…