PANZ Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

PANZ Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

The PANZ Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Campus provides training leading to certification as an AANZPA practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociodrama, Sociometry or Role Training. The Campus curriculum and practice is governed by the AANZPA Code of Ethics and the AANZPA Board of Examiners’ Training and Standards Manual.

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The Structure of the Training Process

Training involves attending the year-long programme, other training and personal development workshops, reading, writing, practising with peers, attending supervision and other social activities. Training is open to those who wish to develop their professional abilities without necessarily becoming certificated practitioners in psychodrama.

For some people attending a year or two of training enhances their ability to do the particular work they are focused on. Other people experience a desire to develop a level of sophistication and excellence in working with people using the psychodramatic method. These people work for 5 to 7 years to achieve certification with the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association (AANZPA) as a Psychodramatist, Sociodramatist, Sociometrist or Role Trainer.

At the end of the training year, each trainee has a 40-minute consultation with members of the training staff to review role development, progress and next steps in their training.

PANZ Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Training Programme

PANZ Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Training

Foundations and Developing Practice Group 2024

Auckland. Begins Friday, Saturday & Sunday 16-18 February 2024. The purpose of the Foundations year is to provide an introduction and overview of the entire content of the method – psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry, role training and group work.

Intermediate & Advanced Training Group 2024

Auckland. Begins Friday, Saturday & Sunday 23-25 February 2024. During this year-long programme, trainees can expect to undertake reading and writing assignments with the intention of completing initial papers or thesis.

Psychodrama Training Workshop 2024

Auckland: 13-15 September 2024 Trainer: Chris Hosking. This psychodrama training workshop will address the emergent needs of the trainees enrolled in the workshop, focusing on the themes and particular areas of the curriculum relevant to them. There will be opportunities for supervised practise and teaching will be provided.

PANZ Tāmaki Makaura Auckland Staff

Vivienne Thomson

Vivienne Thomson

PANZ Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Vivienne is a Sociodramatist, Trainer Educator Practitioner and the Director of Training for the Auckland Training Centre for Psychodrama (ATCP). A member of AANZPA for 31 years, she has served on the AANZPA Executive and as Secretary of the Board of Examiners. She is currently the Chair of the Ethics Committee. (more...)


Hamish Brown

Hamish Brown

PANZ Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Hamish is a Psychodramatist, Trainer Educator Practitioner (TEP) and delivers training in Auckland in Aotearoa New Zealand through PANZ Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.  (more...)

Martin Putt

Martin Putt

PANZ Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Martin is a Psychodramatist & Trainer Educator Practitioner-in-training (TEPit) and a staff member of the Auckland Training Centre for Psychodrama (ATCP). Martin has been a member of AANZPA for 17 years and has served on the AANZPA Executive for 6 years, currently as Secretary. (more...)

Training Interview

When your enrolment is received campus trainers will interview you to ensure you have the necessary pre-requisites for training in Psychodrama in Aotearoa New Zealand. Acceptance into training is at the discretion of the trainers in the campus.

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