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Intensive Psychodrama trainings, March 2021

Indian Institute of Psychodrama


(A) A living Stage- Intensive Psychodrama training (offline)

What is Psychodrama?

Creativity and Spontaneity are two key concepts in Psychodrama. In the words of Dr Jacob Moreno, the father of Psychodrama: Psychodrama can help people find “a new response to an old situation, or an adequate response to a new situation.” Psychodrama can release Spontaneity, which can induce Creative solutions to old situations. Psychodrama is an active and creative method that enables participants to use guided drama and role-playing to work through issues. Psychodrama can be used with individuals, couples, and groups — such as Organizations, Teams, Associations, and Families — to explore various issues of personal and professional concern.

March 19th, 20th, 21st (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Time 9.30 AM to 5 PM

Course fee:

3 days – Rs 6,000

Marcia Karp, M.A. TEP is Fellow of American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP) Lifetime Achievement Awards ASGPP and British Psychodrama Association (BPA); Past Honorary President BPA, Member of UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP); Honorary and Founding member Federation of European Psychodrama Training Organizations (FEPTO); Distinguished Fellow, Past Board of International Association of Group Psychotherapy (IAGP; Co-Editor Handbook of Psychodrama; Psychodrama Since Moreno; and Psychodrama: Inspiration and Technique; International Trainer Supervisor; online private practice.

Magdalene Jeyarathnam, Expressive Arts Therapist, C P and Psychodrama trainer,
Director, Indian Institute of Psychodrama.

(B) Psychodrama and Dreams

Psychodrama is essentially a group action method. This method is a spontaneous and creative method which is used by well trained and certified psychodramatists who enables or facilitates enactment of real-life situations, past incidents or situations or an inner mental process but acting them out in the present time. “You analyze their dreams. I give them the courage to dream again.” These were the words from Jacob L. Moreno to Sigmund Freud, that emphasizes his work on Dreams using Psychodrama. His focus was on helping people analyze their conflicting roles, put the parts together and give them the courage to dream again. Exploration of dreams played a significant part in Moreno’s approach as dreams help us experience new information on many levels: mind, body and psyche. Psychodrama can be a natural method to use with dreams, fantasies and unconscious materials as they involve symbolism and helps in understanding one’s inner processes and inner world. Psychodramatists helps people see their dreams and fantasies, and help them deal with this and make sense out of it. Psychodrama acts as a bridge that connects dreams and outward reality.


March 2021- 27th, 28th

Time 9.30 AM to 5 PM

Course fee:
2 day – Rs 4,000


Maurizio Gasseau, University professor in Aosta – Italy. Co-chair of IAGP Education Committee, and FEPTO Task Force for Peace Building and Conflict Transformation. Director of IPAP – Institute of Analytical Psychology and Psychodrama, Main interests are dreams and working on transgenerational topics. He developed the Jungian Psychodrama theory in 1980 and Psychodramatic SDM in 2004. He is leaded training groups in 46 countries. FEPTO Excellence Award in 2017.

Magdalene Jeyarathnam, Expressive Arts Therapist, C P and Psychodrama trainer, Director, Indian Institute of Psychodrama 

Indian Institute of Psychodrama
2, First Floor, Ambrosia Apartment (Next to Crescent Matriculation School)
No 29/4, Pycrofts Garden Road, Nungambakkam
Chennai-600 006


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