Nelson Campus PANZ (formerly ExLD Nelson) 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.

2023A Year-Long 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  :  March 3 – 5
  • Weekend 2 with Claire Guy :  June 23 – 25
  • Weekend 3 with Chris Hosking (and Cher Williscroft if enrolment numbers permit)  :  October 13 – 15

Plus 1 hour supervision mid-year on your training, writing or/and application of the method.

Nb.  People who enrol in 2023A Year-Long Multi-Level Psychodrama Training Programme will automatically be enrolled in all 3 weekend workshops and supervision.

Trainees enrol for all three training weekends and, in order to meet the year’s training hours, you are expected to attend at least one other National stand- alone workshop in NZ – Nelson Kimi Ora Residential workshop 17-20 August 2023 or workshops in Wellington or Christchurch.  We will discuss what is most suitable for you in your training conversation.

Focus for 2023:

Enhance progressive functioning through the application of role theory in psychodrama and your everyday life

This year we will put our attention on sensitively and relevantly applying role theory to our life and relationships, understanding the personality, and relationships and using it to finely attune our awareness of what is happening moment by moment.
The ability to make accurate role descriptions to make meaning of our observations and experience of one another is central to all the specialities that make up Psychodrama: psychodrama, sociodrama, role training and sociometry.

Based on our assessment we make accurate interventions as life unfolds in front of us, so new roles and role systems can develop (social atom repair).  Role analysis can be limited to specific functioning in a certain moment or can take into account a wide range of situations across the whole life of an individual to make up a complete personality profile.

We will be discovering how a social atom diagram   portraying all people that are significant to an individual together with roles and role relationships is used to make powerful and relevant interventions in a wide range of applications.

Come prepared to display the systems you are in and receive supervision of your application of role theory and social and cultural atom 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 2023 Multi-Level Psychodrama year long training programme

Nelson Campus PANZ (formerly ExLD)


Workshop Code: 2023A


Weekend workshops (Friday evening plus Saturday and Sunday).
1.   March 3 – 5
2.   June 23 – 25
3.   October 13 – 15

plus 1 hour Supervision (mid-year)


Weekend workshops:
   Friday 6.30 – 9.00 pm
   Saturday 9.30 am to 6.00 pm
   Sunday 9.30 am to 4.30 pm


RISE-Living Safe rooms, Nelson CBD


$1400 incl gst for 3 x weekend workshops
and 1 hour Supervision
Total 49 training hours
Fee includes morning and afternoon teas
(BYO lunch or eat at a local café)


Cher Williscroft, TEP Sociodramatist
Claire Guy, TEP Psychodramatist
Chris Hosking, TEP Psychodramatist


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, 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.

Claire Guy

Claire Guy

PANZ Whakatū Nelson

Claire is a Nelson-based Psychodramatist, TEP and registered psychotherapist. She is known for her spontaneity and authenticity. She has learned through 30 years of experience that laughter and a playful spirit assists the digestion of painful memories and almost unbearable circumstances. She supervises many parents, family workers, counsellors and other practitioners who work with children. One client said to her recently, "Coming to see you is like going to a good movie. First of all, I tell you what is going on; then by some miraculous means we have a laugh together; then I have a good cry. I leave feeling much lighter and happier with myself".

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.