Introduction to Psychodrama
Clark Baim & Leila Frondigoun
Clark Baim & Leila Frondigoun:
This is an introductory workshop intended for people who would like to learn some of the basic theory, history, and practice of psychodrama. We will introduce participants to the five basic elements of psychodrama, to the essential theory and principles behind psychodrama, and to the structure of psychodrama sessions. We will use the principle of learning by doing, so please come prepared to participate in practical activities that introduce basic psychodrama techniques. There will be times for sharing, discussion, and questions and answers at the end of the session.
Leila Frondigoun is a Scottish Psychodramatist working in private practice offering regular psychodrama groups and individual sessions. She is a convert to online working, having embraced this way of working during the pandemic and choosing to complete a Certified Cyber Therapist training. She is an apprentice trainer with the Northern School of Psychodrama and is about to start a certificate in Creative Supervision. She joined the BPA executive in 2019 and led the website committee as well as co-chairing this year’s Conference Committee. She is also a trustee for the Michael Watson Trust. She loves all things Psychodrama and thoroughly enjoys being part of Psychodrama community both in the UK and internationally.
Clark Baim, PhD (UKCP, BPA) is a Senior Trainer, Clinical and Training Supervisor and Psychodrama Psychotherapist. He is the Director of the Birmingham Institute for Psychodrama and Honorary President of the British Psychodrama Association. After touring as a performer with the original USA Geese Theatre Company, in 1987 he was the founding Director of Geese Theatre Company UK, using applied theatre in criminal justice and social welfare settings. With Susie Taylor, he established the Birmingham Institute for Psychodrama in 2009. Clark has published widely on psychodrama, criminal justice interventions, applied theatre and attachment-based practice. He does extensive international work and holds a PhD from the University of Exeter, UK.