Manuela Maciel



Manuela Maciel is a Clinical and Social Psychologist, Psychodramatist, Organisational Consultant and Teacher for the last 30 years. She lives in Lisbon - Portugal, where she works between her consulting rooms, the organizations who call in for her services and the teaching of Psychodrama and Sociodrama.

Using Psychodrama and Sociodrama in the scope of personal and group development, she has always also been active in the international context, where she has presented several workshops and also helped to organize some international conferences, namely she was the Founder of the International Sociodrama Conference (2007). She was also the Chair of the Psychodrama Section at the IAGP (2003-2009).

She is a Teacher and Supervisor at the Portuguese Psychodrama Association since 1989 and she also teaches several trainings and post-graduations at the Psychology University in Lisbon (ISPA), the University of Malaga and at the Anne Ancelin Schutzenberger International School of Transgenerational Therapy.


Publications and Materials in the field of Psychodrama and Sociodrama

  1. Maciel Transgenerational Psychotherapy in Forum Journal of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes, Volume 4, FrancoAngeli (2010)
  2. Maciel,C. Baim & J. Burmeister (Eds.), Psychodrama: Advances in Theory and Practice. London: Routledge (2010)
  3. Maciel, Preface of Prazer de Viver by Anne Ancelin Schutzenberger of Sinais de Fogo, Portugal (2010)
  4. Maciel Sociodrama in Portugal in Sociodrama in a Changing World edited by Ron Wiener, Di Adderley & Kate Kirk, Lulu (2011)

Who shall survive?
IAGP International Psychodrama Conference 2019

4/9/2019 - 8/9/2019, Iseo (BS) - Italy

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5 Days

127 Speakers

29 Events

360 Seats

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Workshop preview #78

Irina Stefanescu (Romania) Workshop – English – French Activate the Survival & Thriving Net with Sociodrama! After months of rambling, research, travels, despair and big spendings, a mother finds out her son has Dravet epilepsy. After almost one year since the diagnostic, she finds her way to support her child and keep him alive. She […]

Workshop preview #77

Who survives? The workshop will explore the elements, which enable a person to survive difficult, expected and unexpected situations that life encounters. What helps a person to cope with loss, with crisis, with change? When we are looking at survival from the perspective of the natural sciences, we relate to the strong who survives. However, […]

Workshop preview #76

Maurizio Gasseau (Italy) Simposium – English – Italian RITUALS AND DREAMS IN THE WORK OF PEACE BUILDING AND CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION ON COLLECTIVE TRAUMA Maurizio Gasseau FEPTO Task Force for Peace Building and Conflict Transformation The FEPTO Task Force for Peace Building and Conflict Transformation was founded in Vienna in 2005. The Task Force organizes seminars […]