Like an improviser, the director of a psychodrama, sociodrama, role training, sociometry, or group work session needs to accept each moment as it comes and respond in the here and now to what is emerging in the individual and the group; and then, to what is on the stage. They must balance being both ‘in the moment’ and ‘outside the moment’, constantly faced with the question of “what to do next?”. They make choices based on psychodrama theory, principles, and techniques; and need to be able to generate ideas for a way forward and to let go of these when they are not effective. This dynamic process requires role flexibility and a high level of spontaneity and creativity.

The improviser does not take an ‘anything goes’ approach, but trains themselves to listen to their thoughts and senses, imagine, follow the body, accept everything, make bold offers, and embody a courage to adapt with creativity to a constantly changing environment. In this workshop, there will be a focus on developing your ability to maintain a free-flowing presence as a group member and auxiliary, and as a director. Together we will seek to notice when your spontaneity, or that of others, drops, and to find ways to recover when this happens. We will work psychodramatically with that which inhibits our ability to act and our freedom of expression, and blocks our inherent playfulness.

Enrol in W3-2022: The Psychodrama Director as Improviser.

Wellington Psychodrama Training Institute


Workshop Code: W3-2022

Date and Times

28 October – 30 October

Friday: 28 October: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Saturday: 29 October: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Sunday: 30 October: 9.30am – 5.00pm


To be confirmed: Central Wellington.


$495.00Some places are available at a reduced rate

Deposit: $150.00

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...)

Bev Hosking

Bev Hosking

PANZ Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Bev Hosking is an experienced counsellor, group worker and supervisor who has been in private practice since 1987. She is a Role Trainer and TEP (Trainer, Educator and Practitioner); the Executive Director of the Wellington Psychodrama Training Institute, and a member of the AANZPA Board of Examiners.

Bev has been actively pursuing new approaches for us to meet with each other so that we can develop our capacities to respond creatively to our current social, cultural and political realities.

She works with active methods to promote social dialogue and is committed to bringing spontaneity and creativity to all aspects of life and work.