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

147 Speakers

157 Events

360 Seats

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Conference informations

Dear partecipant, we would like to give you some information about the next 2nd IAGP Psychodrama Conference and 8th Psychodrama Congress. Upon registration, you will be given a bag with Conference materials and a personalized badge, which we ask you to always wear inside the institute. PRE-CONFERENCE If you are enrolled in the Pre-Conference your […]

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Workshop preview #106

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