Date: 6 September 2019 from 11:30 to 13:15
Conductors: Nikos Takis
Unconscious group processes on the stage: An attempt to integrate psychoanalytic concepts and action methods
Nikos Takis, Ph.D.
The relation between psychodrama and psychoanalysis has been complicated for many decades. However, there have been some noteworthy efforts by important group theorist and therapists to combine the two approaches and synthesize them in clinical practice.
This workshop will be delivered based on the method of the psychoanalytic psychodrama inspired by the French Psychoanalysts Didier Anzieu and Rene Kaes. In this approach, individuality and collectiveness are articulated on the psychodrama stage. Each group member carries a significant part of the group function. meets the basic psychoanalytic concepts. Everything said, whispered, dreamt or imagined by the members becomes the material for re-enactment on the scene of the group. The connections and contributions of everyone to the group play are shared and discussed in the light of modern psychoanalytic views on groups.
Nikolaos Takis is a Clinical Psychologist, Psychodramatist, Group Psychoanalyst, Member in training of the Hellenic Psychoanalytical Society and President of FEPTO (Federation of European Psychodrama Training Organizations).