Certificate in Creative Action Methods

Training School: Psychodrama Scotland

Date(s): 02 Sept 2023 – 02 June 2024

Location: Scotland

Contact: admin@psychodramascotland.co.uk

Certificate in Creative Action Methods
Course information summary

Philosophy and Curriculum:

This course, created by the trainers of Psychodrama Scotland (PS), will be further developed as a co- creation of tutors and trainees, building on the foundations laid by Dr. J. L. and Zerka Moreno. Working through your own material, gaining insight and sensitivity, you will come to appreciate the healing processes inherent in psychodrama.

A workshop will typically include a mix of theory, experiential learning and processing. Students on this course will have opportunities to experience a range of roles including protagonist, auxiliary, double and group member. You will become familiar with a range of techniques including role reversal, doubling, mirror, chair work and processing. There will be opportunities for you to explore ways of working one to one as well as in groups.

The Certificate course leads to a Certificate of Attendance and is not a qualification to practice as a Psychodramatist. When combined with other therapeutic training, completion of the course may enable you to enhance your skill base so that you will be able to safely utilise this new learning in your practice with clients.

The Course Requirements:

Applicants must have some experience of psychodrama before joining the course. You are required to complete a minimum of 90% of the course hours. You are required to attend both of the Trainee only weekends in September and June. If you intend to continue training onto Diploma level, you must complete 150 hours of training in your first year.

Written Work and Presentations:

trainees must complete one presentation of how they currently, or intend to, apply action methods in their work accompanied by a short 1500 case study or report. Applicants must complete one final essay of 4000 – 5000 words.

Essay Sub-Titles:

Action Methods in Practice

The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate how you will safely integrate your learning from the course into your current work, focusing on one aspect of learning of Psychodrama method, using the experience on the course to illustrate theory and practice.


The Theory and Practice of Psychodrama

In the case of a trainee who has used the certificate course as a route towards meeting the pre- requisites to join the diploma training in psychodrama: the essay could then focus on one or more aspects of learning about Psychodrama in depth, using the experience on the course to illustrate theory and practice.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the certificate course, trainees will have knowledge of:

  •  Moreno’s Child development theory
  •  Psychodrama Theory and Practice
  •  Person Centred theory and practice
  •  The appropriate use of Psychodramatic techniques e.g. mirror, double, role reversal
  •  The use of processing in psychodrama
  •  The use of warm-up
  •  The ethical issues involved in Therapy

    Course Dates & times:

    All weekends run from 9.30am-6.30pm on Saturday and 9.30 till 4.30pm Sunday
2/3 September 2023Student Only weekend
7/8 October 2023Moreno’s Child development theory
4/5 November 2023Role theory and role reversal
2/3 December 2023Working Creatively Online
13/14 January 2024 OnlineRitual in Psychodrama: the 4 universals Online
3/4 February 2024Psychodrama in mirror and minature
2/3 March 2024Unfinished business and the empty chair
10/11/12 May 2024Residential: group process
1/2 June 2024Student Only weekend

The Location of the Course: 

The course is delivered on 6 face-to-face weekends in Glasgow, 2 online weekends and 1 residential over 3 days. This achieves 150 hours of Psychodrama core training which is required in the first year of an Advanced Diploma.
Weekend workshops: 14 North Claremont Street, Glasgow. G3 7LE https://www.glasgowcouncilonalcohol.org/contact-us/

Residential venue: The House at Bridge of Lochay, Aberfeldy Road Killin, Stirling, FK21 8TS

The British Psychodrama Association:

This course is accredited by the BPA You are required to join BPA as an ordinary member. The annual membership of the BPA is currently £50, due 1st Jan each year. Membership results in you receiving the newsletter and reductions on the price of the annual conference and certain workshops. To become a member of the BPA, simply contact the BPA administrator at administrator@psychodrama.org.uk and ask for an application form.

Payment of course fees:
Our course fees are currently £2500 plus £50 interview fee, & £50 BPA membership fee.

Fees may be paid in full in advance, or by monthly standing order following your first payment of a £495 non-refundable deposit. Payment plans to be agreed with trainers prior to commencing the course and the full balance must be paid by the 1st March 2024. Standing orders are to commence on 1st of month from your starting date. Please make arrangements with your bank to create a standing order for your payments, with your name as a reference. Please do not bring cash payments to events.

If you opt for a monthly payment schedule for your course fees, please note that the year’s fee must be paid in full, even if you leave the course before the end of the academic year.

N.B the cost includes the price of the residential, however this is based on sharing a room and therefore there will be an additional supplement to pay if you require a single room.

The Staff of Psychodrama Scotland:

Leila Frondigoun is a UKCP accredited Psychodrama Psychotherapist working in private practice offering individual sessions and Psychodrama groups in person and online. She is a convert to online working, having become a Certified Cyber Therapist during lockdown. She uses a creative approach underpinned by person centred principles. She completed a creative supervision certificate prior to going on maternity leave and is in the process of becoming a supervisor. She is an apprentice trainer with the newly formed Psychodrama Scotland and she served on the British Psychodrama Association executive and on the Michael Watson Trust from 2019-2021.

Emma Hagen is a UKCP accredited Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Senior Trainer. She is dual trained in Person-centred Counselling (Strathclyde University) and Psychodrama Psychotherapy (Northern School of Psychodrama), and holds the UKCP Child and Adolescent Proficiency Marker. Emma has worked extensively as a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer in a freelance capacity, in both private practice and for organisations. She has held employed posts with the Children and Young People’s Team at Glasgow Women’s Aid, Freedom from Torture, and Barnardos Here and Now service within HMYOI Polmont, offering both individual and group work sessions for trauma bereavement and loss. She is a senior trainer with Psychodrama Scotland, and a visiting trainer for Glasgow Council on Alcohol’s Integrative Psychotherapy Diploma.