The Serbian Psychodrama Association SPA MORENO, the member of the Serbian Union of the Psychotherapists; Societies, informs
that it receives the new generation of 24 students who will start their education for psychodrama psychotherapist in an educational-experiential
group. The education and the introductory groups are going to start in September 2006.
Psychodrama is a form of the group psychotherapies.Its action method applies the elements of drama, spontaneous improvising
theatre. The interpersonal relations and various roles which we play in our lives are explored in the group, on the psychodrama
stage. Past, present, future, reality, fantasy, dreams, internal and external world are explored. We are not satisfied only
with the verbal communication. During the group process, the members of the group who want that can become the protagonists,
they can explore the interpersonal relations and the group members, whom the protagonists would choose, play the important
personalities from their lives. When a life situation is explored on the psychodrama stage and when a protagonist addresses
directly another person, more intense emotions and more associations are triggered than it happens in only verbal communication.
When it is convenient, a protagonist and his important personality reverse their roles. A protagonist from the role of another
personality can get better insight into himself, increase empathy, explore his genuine needs, perhaps a self-sabotage and
he can connect present with the significant relationships and events from past. Sociodrama is also explored.
The chief trainer of SPA is Dusan Potkonjak, who introduced the psychodrama in Yugoslavia and since 1988 has been leading
the first educational-experiential group in Belgrade. He is also a trainer of the British Psychodrama Association, in further
text BPA. He graduated from the psychodrama with Marcia Karp in Great Britain. He is also a psychiatrist, associated specialist
in psychiatry and he is working at Goodmayes hospital in London. He had also graduated from all the lessons from the Diploma
course of The London Institute of Group Analysis.
Psychodrama education is divided into three levels. Each level contains 270 lessons in an experiential-educational group
respectively and the total amount is 810 lessons. After the lesson had been attended, overall 10 essays for all levels had
been written, including the lesson in theory and the essays in theory as well, there is a practical exam, that is, a candidate
leads a group in the direct presence of the board. The students also have still 214 lessons of psychotherapy in a group analysis
which the assisting trainers lead. The theory lasts 400 lessons. After having passed the first and the second level, the students
lead independently 80 psychodrama sessions under the supervision, in total 400 lessons. The overall sum of the all educational
lessons is 1824 lessons. The education comprises the clinical and the non-clinical programme. The students will also have
experience in the play back theatre. The course is led by Di Adderley.
The trainer assistans who lead the group analysis are the following:
Tija Despotovic;, group analyst, psychoanalyst, psychiatrist,
Marija Vezmar, training psychoanalyst, group analyst, psychiatrist,
Ljilja Milivojevic;, group analyst, psychoanalyst, psychiatrist. She is in charge of organizing theory of psychodynamic
psychotherapy and group analysis.
The psychodrama training assistants are the following:
Slavko Mackic;, psychodrama trainer, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst. He is the member of the examining board.
The guest-trainers and the supervisors are Marcia Karp and Monica Zureti. They have graduated from psychodrama with its
creator, J. Moreno, and with John Casson, who is a senior trainer of BPA.
The students interested in education should apply with the detailed personal and professional biography and the report
about their previous experience in psychotherapy, as well. They should be older than 24 years and should be nearing the end
of their studies at the University. They will be interviewed before the beginning of the education. The students younger than
24 years can take part in the preparatory groups. Contact telephones are the following: 064/1200891 and 063/262847. E-mail
is firstname.lastname@example.org. The education takes place in Boulevard Despot Stefan (ex streeet 29. Novembra) 68, the flat no.
10, the sixth floor.