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Reading Group in April

Posted by admin on  March 25, 2019


The Psychodrama Seminars

The Psychodrama Seminars

Seminar 2: Friday Evening, 15 March from 7.30-10.30 p.m:- Family Systems with Sue Daniel

Whilst the formal development of Family Therapy is sometimes stated as dating from the 1940’s Jacob Moreno, the Father of Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy discovered the seeds in Vienna in 1910, established the ground, also in Vienna, in 1922, and further expanded the method and systemic (sociometric) system in the USA from 1937 onward. This seminar looks at family systems and family therapy through the lens of sociometry, sociodrama and psychodrama within a specific historical perspective. We will look at family systems using the social and cultural atom, and role theory.

Picture taken from ‘The First Psychodramatic Family’, J.L. Moreno, Zerka T. Moreno and Jonathan Moreno, 2011 edition, The North-West Psychodrama Association, back cover.

Reading Group

Posted by admin on  February 26, 2019

Photograph courtesy of Russell Brandom

Announcing the first session of The Psychodrama Seminars at PIM this coming Friday, 15 February 2019.  The time is 7.30-9 p.m (1.5 hours).  The fee is $30.00 at the door. Tea and coffee is served. Seats still available.  RSVP 0417 586 791
The Rise of Moreno’s Social Network and its applications and uses.  Above is a diagram of a FaceBook (FB) network.  Dr. J. L. Moreno’s social network concept was the precursor for such social media as FB. This seminar is a lecture/demonstration on Moreno’s concepts of social networks and interpersonal relationships.  His approaches were mathematically formalised in the 1950’s and now form part of the field of network science, and is used across disciplines.   
All welcome!

The Psychodrama Seminars

Posted by admin on  December 24, 2018


Living Creatively

Posted by admin on  December 23, 2018


One Day Conference February 2019

Posted by admin on  December 23, 2018


The Theatre of Spontaneity

Posted by admin on  December 23, 2018


Walk a Mile in My Shoes


‘If I could be you, if you could be me for just one hour,

If we could find a way to get inside each other’s mind,

If you could see through my eyes instead of your ego,

I believe you’d be surprised to see that you’ve been blind.

Walk a mile in my shoes, walk a mile in my shoes,

Hey, before you abuse, criticize and accuse,

Walk a mile in my shoes.’ (chorus)

(Joe South, 1970)

Sue Daniel is the moderator for this final Reading Group at PIM for 2018.  She will lead a discussion on aspects of her research on role reversal and subsequent article on same.

Through the research project, I found that role reversal is an effective and economic technique in one-to-one supervision.  The supervisees showed a marked increase in consciousness and demonstrated that they felt more confident and confirmed in themselves and their abilities through role reversal.  They saw themselves and their clients more clearly and understood that not only what they do but also how they are in themselves is integral to their practice as therapists.”   

Reference: The usefulness of role reversal in one-to-one supervision: a qualitative research project using heuristic enquiry. ISSN 1619-5507, Z Psychodrama Sozimetr DOI 10.1007/s11620-015-0295-8 Springer, 2015


The Monthly Lunchtime Reading Groups at PIM
First Friday of the month from 12.45 to 1.45 p.m

This lively group is designed to suit those with an hour to spare at lunchtime. Budding writers, trainees and practitioners are welcome! We will discuss psychodrama works; DVD’s and literature and other related material. A moderator who will send the material, or give it out at the previous meeting for reading or viewing, will lead the discussion.

Dates for 2018: 2 Mar, 6 Apr, 4 May, 1 Jun, 6 Jul, 3 Aug, 7 Sep, 5 Oct. & 2 November.
Fee: $10.00 for MPS members, $15.00 (non-members) per session includes freshly brewed coffee and selection of teas and goes towards building up the PIM and MPS library.
BYO lunch (Tea and freshly brewed coffee is available).
RSVP to Sue Daniel: 0417 586 791

All aboard the Psychodrama Bus

Posted by admin on  October 16, 2018