This workshop will promote a non-judgemental, involved and patient approach that focuses on people, relationships and connection. Effective approaches will be demonstrated and discussed, in particular the application of psychodramatic techniques. The psychodrama method can be flexibly and creatively applied to areas such as legal, illegal or prescribed drug addiction and process addictions enacted by gamblers, workaholics and over-eaters.

Paul Baakman is a registered psychotherapist and psychodramatist. He conducts a private practice in Christchurch and is a trainer with the CITP. Paul has worked for decades with problem drinkers and codependents. He was a staff member at Queen Mary Hospital in Hanmer Springs and since that time continues to work with alcoholics, addicts and their families.

DAPAANZ will credit participating members with 30 Professional Development Points.

Dates and Times

10 to 12 May 2019. Friday 6.30 pm – 9pm Saturday 9.30 am – 4 pm Sunday 9.30 am – 3.30 pm

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Training in Action


Workshop Code: 2019J

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SVD, 30 Portsmouth Dr, South Dunedin


  • Full fee $330.00

Total training hours: 15 hours


Paul Baakman

Paul Baakman

Paul Baakman has a background in Mental Health Nursing and Residential Social Work. He is a Psychodramatist, a Trainer Educator Practitioner (TEP, AANZPA) and a Registered Psychotherapist in private practice.