The Psychodrama Institute of Melbourne (PIM) is a  world class training organisation in leadership, group psychotherapy, role theory, role training, sociometry and psychodrama. Our training program includes a variety of events from which to choose. Practitioners, trainers and senior trainees are also offering individual and small group supervision, personal and professional development courses, psychotherapy, counselling, coaching, mentoring, staff development and organisational consultancy.  

The institute has at its core the sociometric principles of the founders of psychodrama, Dr. J. L. Moreno (1889-1974) and Zerka T. Moreno (1917-2016), with an emphasis on two-way mutual relationships, spontaneity and creativity. The Director of PIM is Sue Daniel.

The Program: In 2023, we are very happy announce that we are conducting a number of workshops and activities physically in Melbourne. In February we held the first physical Open Night in 3 years in Carlton.

In addition, we organised an online Opening of PIM, for trainees and practitioners who are not living in Melbourne. Our online program provides a range of activities and events for those in Australia and Internationally.  We’ve introduced a Psychodrama Newspaper, to announce new events and newsworthy topics. The idea of the Newspaper is to enable us to work spontaneously within our program adding to the published 2023 program.  ‘The Art of Chairwork’ is one such event. See PIM News – Issues 1 & 2 are published on this website. 

During 2023, we have two ongoing training groups (on Tuesday and Thursday Evenings), which run over 4 terms: 6 x 2 hour weekly sessions (online) and one full day workshop per term (4 Saturdays – online, and designed specifically for overseas participants, and 4 Sundays for those in Melbourne). 

Specific physical open workshops include ‘Finding your Spark!’, 4 & 5 March in Carlton, ‘The Art of Chairwork’, 29 & 30 July in East Melbourne, and the 4-Day International Psychodrama Intensive,  ‘Nurturing the Flame of Creativity’ is also being held in East Melbourne from 13-16 October 2023.  

‘New Horizons’, is an online Personal and Professional development workshop on 6 & 7 May.  There will also be an online series of sessions and workshops on ‘The Art of Chairwork’ with Sue Daniel, beginning with her online Theatre of Spontaneity presentation on Sunday, 30 April. The experiential group ‘Onscreen’ Explorations in virtual reality through Psychodrama continues monthly throughout 2023. 

Information about psychodramatists and senior trainees, some of who may use other modalities along with psychodrama offer a range of workshops and services can be found under Other Services

For more information on our institute, see the full training program for 2023 on this site, and our Facebook page. For all enquiries please contact our administrator Ted: (+61) 0410 536 791 or by email: 

Psychodrama is about mutual relationships and living in the moment (the ‘here and now’).  Making connections through relationship is the catalyst for real change; through our relationships with people, animals and the physical world. Our aim is to promote individual and group health in our communities through the spontaneity and creativity of sociometry and psychodrama. Let us flourish in 2023 in our work and in our day-to-day life.