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SRPSKA PSIHODRAMSKA ASOCIJACIJA SPA MORENO

THE FIRST DEGREE EXAM
PRVA STRANA
TABELA EDUKACIJE
EDUKACIJA U SPA
LITERATURA SPA
LITERATURA SPA 1
18 PITANJA SDPS
BIOGRAFIJA DUSANA POTKONJAKA
PISMENI ISPIT 14 TEMA
VODJENJE PSIHODRAMSKE SEANSE
ISPIT ZA PRVI STEPEN
ISPIT ZA DRUGI STEPEN
KLINICKI ESEJ
ISPIT ZA TRECI STEPEN
PROGRAM ZA TRENERA SPA
ENGLISH
The Programme of the Education
LITERATURE
THE FIRST DEGREE EXAM
THE SECOND DEGREE EXAM
THE THIRD DEGREE EXAM
BIOGRAPHY OF DUSAN POTKONJAK
EIGHTEEN QUESTIONS OF SDPS
The Programme for a SPA trainer

The terms of taking the first degree exam
The education consists of three degrees

Minimum of 270 lessons in an experiential-educational group.

106 hours of additional psychotherapy in a group analysis, that is 53 sessions of which each lasts 90 minutes.



200 hours of theory which consist of 25 sessions of theory lasting 120 minutes respectively with the trainers and another 20 sessions lasting 120 minutes respectively in students study groups. The students should write theoretical papers as well as an outline two pages long for every session of theory.



Student should be a protagonist three times.



Student should lead the psychodrama or a vignette twice or three times as a director. He should lead the process twice or three times successfully.







He should write:







1. The personal biography with the psychodynamic and psychodrama approach.



2. The professional biography, previous schooling, the faculty from which he graduated. If student is near the end of his studies, he should specify how many exams are still left to pass. Perhaps the postgraduate study, residency, present and previous jobs, volunteering. Number of experiential lessons in psychodrama education within SPA Moreno. Number of lessons in a different psychodrama education. Number of lessons he has spent in a different form of psychotherapeutic education. Number of lessons in any form of psychotherapy and the selfassessment of the previous psychotherapeutic experience. Perhaps he has had some clinical experience within the mental health work and in leading the groups.



3. A paper: My experience in psychodrama, in group process, in warming up, as a protagonist, as a double, as an auxiliary ego, as a director and as a group member in sharing.



4. An analysis of two psychodrama sessions. He ought to write papers from the theory and a draft or a paper on the process which the student led.







The trainer's assessment of the students readiness for the exam and what he should still pay attention to.







EXAM: The student leads the group from the beginning of the session in the presence of two or three Examining Board members.







The student follows the group developments and leads warming up which should be in accordance with the group developments. When it is possible, the student follows the group developments and the interpersonal relationships in the group on the scene with a psychodrama approach, that is he sets on the scene the aspects of the group process if it is in accordance with the group energy.







He should choose the protagonist but the student should have in mind that the all group members during the session are sometimes the protagonists and when it is possible, he should pay attention to them.







The cooperation with the protagonist and the group. The tele phenomenon in the group. The student should, if he has an excellent idea which is not in accordance with the protagonist and the group, desist from the idea and follow and support the protagonist; they should converge and not diverge.







The choice, the setting and the leading of the scenes. The director and, up to the exent it is possible, the protagonist should understand the rationale of the scene. He should use the psychodrama methods, introduce other persons in the scene (as the auxiliary egos), reverse the roles when the protagonist expressed himself enough. The student should know when to leave the protagonist longer in the role of another person, to make doubles, to enable the protagonist to benefit from the doubles, pay attention to the mirroring and the surplus reality. The student should follow the emotional smoke of the protagonist and the group, enable the full development of the scene and he should not interrupt the protagonist when he is emotionally inspired. He should notice if the protagonist runs out the energy, if he is inhibitted by something and to work on it. The director should feel when to be near the protagonist and when to withdraw and let the scene develop. The student should notice if the relationship between him and the protagonist became drama and he should explore it on the scene introducing new auxiliary director; he should withdraw from the focus. The student should explore present and interpersonal relationships in a psychodrama. The student should follow the possible destructive processes in the group (the anti-group) and point to them to the group. The student should follow his own personal processes during the drama and be able to express them later in the process of selfassessment. He should return the protagonist into the present and the reality at the end of the action of a psychodrama scene. The student should be aware of the time passing and he should know when and how to end the drama.







The student leads the sharing, insists that the group members ought not to analyze and not to give advice but to share their experience if they took part in some role on the scene, their identifications and the counteridentifications, to discern the similarity and the difference of the experience of the group members. If a group member felt an intense emotion during the drama, the student-director should encourage him to share it with the group if it is possible. If there is still time left and if it is in accordance with the group developments, the student should offer a short action sharing. If he led a vignette until the sharing and there is still time left and the group is warmed up, the student should set another vignette until the end of the action part of the exam drama. The student is not asked to be perfect but to be secure, safe for the group and to lead the group well enough. The student should not feel uneasy because of the previous notes because these are only pieces of advice and we are aware that nobody can lead the drama and the group ideally. The important thing is that the student should feel, understand and trust the psychodrama group process, be in harmony with the group developments and the protagonist and that the student-director should not become an obstacle but he should work with and follow the group. After the sharing has been ended, there is 15 minutes break when the student prepares the selfassessment of the group leading.







After that a brief process ensues when the rest of the students comment and put questions.







The questions which the Examining Board asks the student. What does the student assess to have been done well and what has been perhaps less than well? What was important in the drama with the protagonist and what was important in the group process? Does the student notice both the content of the drama and how much can he analyze the content of the drama and its process? Can the student imagine the alternatives? What was psychotherapeutic? Does the student understand the feedback and possible critisicm and how much can the student integrate in his future work the group;s and the trainers; comments? How big is the student;s capacity to improve his work and personal psychotherapeutic process? The Examining Board may ask the student theoretical questions, too, connected with the psychodrama he led when the student may link his selfassessment with the theory of the psychodrama and group psychotherapy. I repeat that these remarks should not hamper the student because there is neither ideal selfassessment nor drama analysis.







The Examining Board assessment:







1. Student passed the exam.



2. Student passed the exam under certain conditions. It is necessary that the student should lead some more psychodramas as a director, to be a protagonist and perhaps to write some more papers. He should follow his psychotherapeutic process both as a group member and as a student-director. This should happen in the period of time set by the Examining Board.



3. It is necessary that the candidate should take the whole exam again. The date of the exam is agreed upon by student and the trainers.







The Examining Board gives the written and oral assessment and feed back.























June 2006







Dusan Potkonjak