ExLD Nelson’s year-long multi-level programme will build your experience and practice of the psychodrama method every day in your chosen profession, work, in your community, in your relationships and in play.  This will be achieved through supervised experiential learning of group development and psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry, role training.  Maximum 12 people.

2022 Multi-Level training programme includes:

Three non-residential weekend workshops (Friday evening plus Saturday and Sunday) – 48 hours – Trainees enrol for all three weekends

  • Weekend 1 with Cher Williscroft  :  February 25 – 27
  • Weekend 2 with Chris Hosking and Cher Williscroft :  April 29 – May 1
  • Weekend 3 with Cher Williscroft  :  October 28 – 30

Plus 5.5 hours supervision of a trainee–led Psychodrama Expo/public open day run in conjunction with the AANZPA Central Top of the South region.

  • Friday, 10 June : 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm Supervision for leaders
  • Saturday, 11 June : 9.30 am to 4.30 pm Psychodrama Open day run by trainees
  • Sunday, 12 June  :  9.30 am – 1.00 pm Supervision for leaders

Nb.  People who enrol in 2022A Year-Long Multi-Level Psychodrama Training Programme will automatically be enrolled in all 3 weekend workshops and supervision.

Focus for 2022:

We will put our attention on the whole spectrum of production techniques and their crisp application in psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry and role training.  We will practice producing dramatic moments from your being and feeling body with an artistic flow, becoming more finely tuned moment by moment.  Let’s surprise ourselves and others with our playful spirit, and fluidity as an antidote to over-using our intellect and becoming too serious.

An expanded approach to production by the director, protagonist and audience enables the protagonist to immediate warm up to the enjoyment of living, to their abilities and to what is possible in the present as well as in the future.  Come prepared to display the systems we are in, bringing our awareness to the influences from both inside and outside our group. You will receive supervision of your application of the whole range of psychodrama production methods in 1 to 1, family or group settings.

There is a requirement for trainees to practice the method in a Trainee Practice Group with a written report in between training sessions.

Who can attend?

This training programme is suitable for people who wish to apply the psychodramatic methods of group work, psychodrama sociodrama, sociometry and role training in their work and life. The group is structured to meet the needs of the different levels of experience of participants.  Trainees will participate in group interactions and dramatic enactments as audience, protagonist, auxiliary and director.


If you are new to psychodrama, have not trained with us before or are returning after a long break from training, please contact us for a training conversation prior to enrolling to ensure you have the psychodrama experience needed to enter a training programme and our training programme will be a good match for you. (See our enrolment policy)

Enrol in 2022 Multi-Level Psychodrama year long training programme

ExLD, Nelson


Workshop Code: 2022A


Weekend workshops (Friday evening plus Saturday and Sunday).  
1.   February 25 – 27 
2.   April 29 – May 1 
3.   October 28 – 30 

Supervision (5.5 hours)
Friday, 10 June
Sunday, 12 June


Weekend workshops:
   Friday 6.30 – 9.00 pm
   Saturday 9.30 am to 6.00 pm
   Sunday 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Supervision of trainee-led Expo/Open Day:
   Friday 6.00 – 8.00 pm
   Sunday 9.30 am to 1.00 pm


RISE-Living Safe rooms, Nelson CBD


$1400 incl gst for 3 x weekend workshops
and Supervision of trainee-led Expo/Open Day
Total 53.5 training hours
Fee includes morning and afternoon teas
(BYO lunch or eat at a local café)


Claire Guy, TEP Psychodramatist
Cher Williscroft, TEP Sociodramatist

Cher Williscroft

Cher Williscroft

Cher Williscroft is a Sociodramatist, a Trainer Educator and Practitioner (T.E.P. AANZPA) and encourages the art of clear and kind communication in conflict situations in the workplace. She is a mediator, and conversation facilitator, coach and mentor. As Managing Director of Conflict Management Ltd she has 30 years’ experience and has a mission to improving workplace relationships through humane communication.

Chris Hosking

Chris Hosking

PANZ Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Chris Hosking is an action methods practitioner and trainer with considerable breadth of experience. She has been training people in psychodrama and sociometry for many years in Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Greece and Japan. Her training orientation is based upon an experiential learning model and a systems approach. She is a qualified Psychodramatist and Trainer, Educator and Practitioner with the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association and a Distinguished Member of AANZPA.