Research in Psychodrama Psychotherapy – How can practitioners contribute?
Hannes Krall & Ana Cruz
6:00 – 7:30pm (1.5hrs)
Hannes Krall & Ana Cruz:
Research in psychodrama is vital for the quality and further development of psychodrama, both in theory and practice. Research is not only an individual endeavour, but also as an essential part of a professional culture, which has to be fostered in training and practice. Therefore, psychodrama needs psychodrama psychotherapists, trainers and trainees who are interested in sharing about their practices and to engage as research practitioners in a collaborative research network. Apart from being a psychodrama director, the role as a researcher has to be developed and fostered. Several requirements are to be met to enhance practitioner research:
- To acknowledge research as important for psychodrama practice.
- To get information about current research from journals, books, symposia etc.
- To engage in research training and to improve knowledge and skills.
- To participate in research activities and projects.
- To create networks of research practitioners and institutions.
- To present, publish and share results and experiences of research.
In recent years, several attempts within the Federation of European and Mediterranean Psychodrama Training Organizations (FEPTO) have been undertaken in order to develop a practitioner research community. The presentation will give an overview about the work and developments within FEPTO and its practitioner research network. Furthermore, it will focus on the question, how practitioners can contribute to research by conducting practitioner research projects. A specific mixed method design for practitioner research will be introduced and discussed.
Johannes Krall, ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr., Alpen-Adria-University of Klagenfurt, Educational Sciences and Research; Psychologist, counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor; Trainer for supervision at the Austrian Society of Groupdynamics and Grouptherapy and lecturer for psychodrama at the University of Innsbruck; Director of the psychodrama training programme at the Sigmund Freud Private University; Former president of FEPTO and current chair of the FEPTO Research Committee. Recipient of an Excellence Award granted by FEPTO. Key activities: Research in psychodrama training, supervision and psychodrama practice. Several publications about psychodrama, supervision, violence, trauma of children and young people. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ana Cruz: PhD in Psychology, Psychodrama; Degree in Clinical Psychology and in Social Psychology; Director of Psychodrama (trainer of the Portuguese Psychodrama Society) and Director of Psychodance (founding member and trainer of the Iberian Psychodance Association Jaime G. Rojas Bermúdez); Former member of FEPTO council and Member of the Research Committee of the Federation of European Psychodrama Training Organizations (FEPTO-RC); Clinical Psychologist in the Psychiatry and Mental Health department of the Porto central hospital. Running Psychodrama and psychodance groups with adults in private practice.