This experientially-based training includes both theoretical and practical components. The training is suitable for: established group facilitators; new and prospective group workers; and, those who would like to better understand or participate in groups. This workshop is part of the ongoing psychodrama training in Christchurch and is open to others.

Application of this training may be in formal groups, in clinical or community settings, in the management of work teams or in the informal groups of everyday life.

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3, 4 & 5 March 2023



Friday: 6.30 – 9:00 PM. Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.


Village Health, Lincoln Road, Christchurch



Total training hours: 16.5 hours

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Simon Gurnsey

Simon Gurnsey

PANZ Ōtautahi Christchurch

Simon Gurnsey is a Sociometrist and an AANZPA TEP in training. Psychodrama has been his passion and delight since his first experience of it in the late 1980s. He combines his love for psychodrama and playback theatre to create a unique approach to personal and professional development. Simon has a deep commitment to helping groups and individuals grow and develop to produce thriving organisations and adequate and trained professionals in their chosen fields of work. He is a member of the AANZPA Executive and holds the office of Treasurer. He lives and works in the small community of Parua Bay.

Judith McDonald

Judith McDonald

PANZ Ōtepoti Dunedin

Judith works in private practice as a Registered Psychotherapist. Her pathway to attaining her interim psychotherapy registration was by qualifying as a Psychodramatist. She enjoys walking, reading, semi-occasional gardening and getting away for weekends and holidays with her family and dog in their house bus.