Psychodrama Institute of Melbourne (PIM) is a  world class training organisation in leadership, group psychotherapy, role theory, role training, sociometry and psychodrama.  Our training programs include a range of different events from which to choose.  Practitioners, trainers and senior trainees are 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 conducting a number of workshops and activities physically in Melbourne. In addition  we are continuing an online program, offering a range of activities and events in Australia and Internationally.  We have introduced the idea of a Psychodrama Newspaper, which will be delivered to email boxes throughout the year. New events and newsworthy topics will appear.  This enables us to work spontaneously within our program adding new events to the published program. The institute holds an Opening Night for trainees, practitioners, invited guests and those interested in psychodrama, on Friday 24 February 2024. In addition there is an online Opening night on Monday 26 February. Contact our administrator Ted: (+61) 0410 536 791 or email him, pim@netspace.net.au 

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 designed specifically for our overseas participants, and 4 Sundays for those in Melbourne). 

Other workshops include ‘Finding your Spark!’, 4 & 5 March in Carlton, Melbourne, and  ‘New Horizons’, an online Personal and Professional development weekend 5 & 6 May.  The 4-Day International Psychodrama Intensive,  ‘Fanning the Flames’ is is being held in East Melbourne from 13-16 October 2023. The newly formed PIM Newspaper will announce other workshops and events.  See PIM News for Issue 1. on this website.  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.  

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.