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Prof. Leni Verhofstadt-Denève (Phd., TEP)

Ghent University, BELGIUM

LECTURE – English/French (Belgium)

How to improve the interpersonal relationship between two protagonists?

Theory and Practice


In this lecture we will present the application of a psychodramatical strategy to improve the interpersonal relationship between two protagonists whether or not in conflict. The direct dialogue between both protagonists is prepared step by step through an indirect intrapersonal dialogue where both simultaneously operate as actor and as silent observer; therefore referred to as the “Simultaneous Action-Observer Strategy” (SA-OS; cf. 2017)

This method can be used without a group in relational therapy with a motivated dyad (i.e. father/daughter; mother/son;…. two partners…) or also, under slightly methodological variants, within group settings (i.e. therapy- & training-groups…).

First we will explore the theoretical background. Through concrete didactical demonstration (incl. video extracts, cf. 2018). The five action stages of SA-OS will be clarified  in relation to the underlying Phe-Di PModel and recent neurological insights.

Also some variants of the SA-OS will shortly be highlighted  such as the more complex form

for tackling subgroup conflicts i.e. The Double Triad Method (DTM; cf. 2012).


Verhofstadt-Denève, L. (2017). A Psychodrama Strategy for Conflictual Interpersonal Relationships: Theory and Practice. International Journal of Psychotherapy. A Special issue on Psychodrama Psychotherapy. 21, 2, 26-41. (The publication of this special issue coincides with the 25th anniversary of FEPTO celebrated in Sigtuna -Sweden- June, 2017).
▪Verhofstadt-Denève, L. (2018). Didactical DVD in relation to the topic of the lecture presented at the FEPTO conference, 2018 Pravetz, Bulgaria. (Will be available at the 8th Int. PD  Congress, ISEO, 2019).
▪Verhofstadt-Denève, L. (2012). Subgroup conflicts? Try the psychodramatic “Double Triad Method”. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy. 32 (2), 253-281.


Prof. Leni Verhofstadt-Denève (Phd., TEP)

Ghent University, BELGIUM

Moira Verhofstadt (CP)
School of Experiential-Dialectical Psychodrama

WORKSHOP – English – French (Belgium)

How to improve the interpersonal relationship between two protagonists?


In this workshop we will present the application of a psychodramatical strategy to improve the interpersonal relationship between two protagonists whether or not in conflict. Based on the basic theoretical/practical insights of the former lecture, there will be ample possibility for practical experiential-learning work in small subgroups with the “Simultaneous Action-Observer Strategy”,  followed by processing.


Verhofstadt-Denève, L. (2017). A Psychodrama Strategy for Conflictual Interpersonal Relationships: Theory and Practice. International Journal of Psychotherapy. A Special issue on Psychodrama Psychotherapy. 21, 2, 26-41. (The publication of this special issue coincides with the 25th anniversary of FEPTO celebrated in Sigtuna -Sweden- June, 2017).
▪Verhofstadt-Denève, L. (2018). Didactical DVD in relation to the topic of the lecture presented at the FEPTO conference, 2018 Pravetz, Bulgaria. (Will be available at the 8th Int. PD  Congress, ISEO, 2019).


Yafi Shpirer (Israel)

 Workshop – English (USA) – Spanish (Argentina)

Psychodrama and Trauma treatment

General Goals:

The proposed workshop will integrate psychodrama and other methods that deals with   personal, family and community trauma.

The workshop objectives are:

  1. To consolidate and clarify the concepts: stress, anxiety, fear, trauma, resilience, coping with crisis.
  2. To experience the model that connect, Sociodrama, psychodrama, to BASIC PH.
  3. To experience each coping styles, combining active and expressive therapeutic tools.
  4. To enable the participating practitioner in the workshop to identify them personal style, and be in touch with their own   traumatized experience. They will understand and recognize its effects on their work and find other ways to help the clients.

Some theoretical  concepts :

Each individual has a personal typical style of resilience, which is a combination of all 6 channels.

Each individual has the potential to cope with all 6 channels however each person develops a personal way of coping which develops in his early years and escorts them for the rest of their live. This specific personal style of coping combines   biological foundations as well as genetical, environmental and acquired

Each person has preferred developed ways of coping (preferred channels) during different times and yet there are channels which are not so developed due to various life circumstances

Out of hundreds of researches with people in stressful situations it seems like each individual has a combination of channels that help him cope.

Experiential activity, accompanied by a theoretical processing where the participants will understand the model and will be able to apply in their own Organizations.


Yafi Shpirer (Israel)

 Workshop – English (USA) – Spanish (Argentina)

Which “double” do I need?

Psycho-Sociodrama is an acting methodology that allows us to the observe and explore the relationship between the individual and community/group   process of changes and development ,  and the impact of Community Trauma on all.

The proposed workshop will integrate psychodrama and other action methods that deals with   personal, family and community trauma and others unfinished issues .

We will use sociodramatic methods to observe the influence of transgenerational trauma and forward in its affecting on the society.

We will use the model that I develop that takes the BASIC PH  theory (http://www.eng.icspc.org/Community-Resilience.html ) developed by Mooli Lahad, into the psycho-Sociodrama field and allows the group to cope   with the community and social trauma in a new way.

We will explore the range of different interpretations of the concept of “double” in psycho-sociodrama.

This Model of group work is in use by me since 2004 in all the villages and kibbutzim around Gaza Strip where I work with children and adults, during all those years until now.


Digmar Aguilera (Bolivia)

Workshop – Spanish (Colombia) – English (USA)

El psicodrama freudiano trabaja la metodología y técnica moreniana desde una lectura sustentada en los conceptos trabajados por el psicoanalista J. Lacan.

Este tipo de intervención clínica presenta sus particularidades, en las cuales son conceptos fundamentales: la mirada, el discurso y el juego.


Paolo Carrirolo (Italia)

Workshop – Italian – Spanish (Argentina)

 “Dal Teatro della spontaneità allo Psicodramma…e ritorno”

Lo Psicodramma classico come esperienza terapeutica, estetica e sociale. Lo Psicodramma classico nasce dal teatro della Spontaneità ed arriva, attraverso le vicissitudini esistenziali del suo ideatore J.L. Moreno, allo Psicodramma come intervento psicoterapeutico e socioterapeutico. In Argentina in particolare a Cordoba, grazie all’iniziativa di Maria Elena Garavelli, allieva di Dalmiro Bustos, rinasce, rivisitato, il Teatro della Spontaneità (Teatro Espontaneo). E’ mia intenzione presentare il questo laboratorio un’esperienza di applicazione dello Psicodramma classico-Teatro della Spontaneità con una particolare attenzione agli aspetti scenici, teatrali ed estetici, che utilizzo nella mia pratica clinica-psicoterapeutica.


Milena Mutafchieva (Bulgaria), Stefan Flegelskamp (Germany) & Reijo Kauppila (Finland)

Workshop – English (UK) – German (Switzerland, Informal)

Trauma stabilization for refugee families with Psychodrama – innovation project 2017-2019

Evidence Based Trauma Stabilization (EBTS) consists of two innovative products for stabilization of traumatized children among refugee, asylum seeking and immigrant families. The EBTS-Program is a Psychodrama based short trauma stabilization process for refugee, asylum seeking and immigrant families. In the EBTS-Training psychologists, social workers, educators and other professionals learn to conduct the EBTS-Program in groups of refugee families.

The project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This project is born in the present need of more effective working with refugee, asylum seeking and immigrant families. The European situation is challenging, and as professionals we should find new ways of supporting the integration of refugees in our society. One way to do it, is to support constructive relations between children and parents and to develop resilience in the families. Most of refugee, asylum and immigrant families have some kind of trauma experience in their original country or on their way to destination country.

EBTS re-connects traumatized children to their parents and thus to their most important binding resource. EBTS uses the language of the children: Playing.

EBTS combines psycho-education on trauma with child-friendly and children-psychodrama playful stabilization techniques

EBTS provides helpers with the latest knowledge in the field of trauma using experience-oriented and action-oriented methods.

EBTS stabilizes children, parents and helpers.


Stefan Flegelskamp (Germany), Milena Mutafchieva (Bulgaria) 

Workshop – English (UK) – German (Switzerland, Informal)

“A child is very serious when playing“ J. Rousseau

The psychodramatic therapy of children differs profoundly from treating adults with this method and demands a lot of the psychodrama therapist. Children communicate differently from grown-ups. Playing is their instrument of expressing their inner world and they use symbols to do so. One can say: Playing is their „royal way“ to express the unconscious. They search for their possibilities by „Doing and Acting“. They test their inner images by acting it out and bringing it on the appropriate stage.
Children play, choose subjects, places and roles. That is the way they express themselves, develop and have fun. Presumably this is the origin of the psychodramatic therapy. Jacob L. Moreno based his psychodramatic work on this kind of play and included the basic steps and elements of the human development.
Children are characterized by an outstanding creativity. They can change sorrowful situations into a game with symbols and find solutions for their own conflicts. Constitutive psychodramatic fundamental techniques are adopted by the vivid, childish play. Children psychodrama supports the self-development and the advancement of children in a special way.

The course teaches the basics of this symbolic play with children in theory and practice, corresponding psychodramatic techniques for action and the appropriate use of psychodramatic options for intervention in both group and individual therapy.

Target Group

Professionals who work with children educationally and / or therapeutically such as child and adolescent psychotherapists, physicians, psychologists, mental health and social workers, teachers, and educators.


Adena Bank LeesUnited States

Workshop – English (USA)

CEI is an elusive form of sexual abuse that occurs in the family system without there necessarily being direct genital contact. The substitute spouse and/or caretaker role is common for survivors of CEI. In denying their own needs and striving for perfection, CEI survivors often feel separate and alone. A strong social atom is necessary to shed these extreme roles by identifying and setting appropriate boundaries. This workshop will demonstrate action structures to strengthen the survivor’s social atom and practice the role of “effective boundary setter.”

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least two boundaries necessary for CEI survivors to set with family members.
    2. Apply at last one action structure to assist professionals in their practice.


Shu Gong – United States, Juilin Tu – Taiwan 

Workshop – English (USA)

This is an integrative work of traditional Chinese medicine and psychodrama.
This workshop demonstrates a holistic healing process using traditional Chinese medicine and psychodrama. Traditional Chinese medicine sees emotional imbalance as major causes of illness. The visible, substantial, and tangible physical body is considered as yang, whereas the invisible, insubstantial, and intangible energy body is construed as yin — neither can exist without the other. For example depression effects the energy in the lungs it usually causes colon problems such as constipation or diarrhea. In the healing process, when the energy body is healed, then the physical body is healed as well. This workshop demonstrates the of psychodrama and traditional Chinese medicine to facilitate healing.


Vladimir Milošević – Tomi Janežič – Slovenia



In psychodrama therapy we use the creative potential of the theatric play as a main therapeutic »tool«. Spontaneity which is liberated through the act of play is the main source fort he theraputic process. But in psychodrama creative language of the theatric play is not just a theraputic tool, we can observe a therapeutic change as a creative act in which the protagonist produces something new, in a process of own change.

In the workshop the authosrs will demonstrate the way of the use of psychodrama method in a creative process and vice-versa, the proces of theraputic development of the protagonist will be observed through the creative act of theatric play.

In a psychodrama we can put a sign of equality between creativity and therapy.


Vladimir Milošević – Slovenia

Panel/Simposium – English (UK) – Serbian


Film projection and a round table discussion

After the war in ex Yugoslavia a number of war veterans which suffered from PTSP participated in group therapeutic treatment in a groups where the members were from the different sides from the war conflict.

This film is based on the real-life experience of the war veterans. In teh movie they are engaged in a psychodrama group, in which are present ex-soldiers from the Serbian, Bosnian and Croat army. In the film the psychodrama methosd is the main tool of the therapeutic and reconciliation process for those men.

At the same time psychodrama was used in the preparation process for the movie.
The film won a number of prices in different international film festivals: Carlove Vary, Bratislava, Rome, Istanbul, Zagreb, Ljubljana…After the projection of the movie the audience will be invited to a discussion at round table.


Maike Braune, Menz Aline – Germany

Wokshop – English (UK) – German

Sociopsychodrama and Literature?
What do they have in common? Why do we sympathise with figures, characters or items from literature? What can we learn about ourselves from stories?

The knowledge and research about what? Sociopsychodrama and literature can be linked together. Exploring literature in a sociopsychodramatic way allows us a very personal, lively and pleasurable approach to stories with their characters. Simultaneously, we can get surprisingly new insights about ourselves: There are hundreds of ways of understanding and interpreting literary works. The way how we fill the gaps a text may contain and how we interpret the multiple meanings that each piece of literature has, reveals much of our personality.

In the workshop we intend to show how we can express ourselves via literature and how the playful exploration of texts allows us to widen our scope. We wish to show as well that this approach enables readers to deepen the understanding of texts. Finally, we will discuss how you can work with this knowledge in language lessons, lessons of literature and also in self-experience groups.


Jaye Moyer – United States

Workshop – English (USA)

“Forgiveness” presented by Jaye Moyer of IntegralTherapy.net and Psychodrama Training Institute of New York City, New York.

Zen teacher, Joko Beck wrote: “Our failure to know joy is a direct reflection of our inability to forgive.”
Starting with this understanding, in this workshop we will explore the experience of forgiveness. We will investigate various dimensions of forgiveness, including self-forgiveness, our need to be forgiven as well as our need to forgive. For each of these dimensions, we will use guided meditation, sociometric exploration, psychodrama and group sharing as a support in our inquiry. The intention of this workshop is to broaden and deepen our capacity to explore our relationship with forgiveness. This may allow us to know more freedom, spontaneity and joy.


Pavel Kornienko – Russian Federation

Workshop – English (UK) – Russian

Working with trauma via the completion of psychophysiological reactions

At the workshop, I will explain approach to working with trauma based on the idea of helping the client complete psycho-physiological reactions that have occurred during the initial traumatic episode. I will present four types of psycho-physiological reactions and how to work them. In the second part of the workshop, I will show how this works in practice.


Manuela Maciel – Portugal

Workshop – English (UK) – Portughese (Portugal)

This workshop introduces the latest scientific developments in Transgenerational studies and participants will have the opportunity of experiencing and practicing Transgenerational therapy tools and techniques. The workshop, held by Manuela Maciel, Trainer at the Anne Ancelin Schützenberger School of Transgenerational Therapy, will demonstrate the original psychogenealogical approach created by the Founder and main Trainer of the School, Prof. Anne Ancelin Schützenberger.

Family legacies play a direct role in the formation of emotional symptoms and can cause repetitive patterns of behaviour such as the “anniversary syndrome” or “invisible loyalty” which are repeated from one generation to the next. Future generations preserve their loyalty and deal with unfinished business by accommodating to dysfunctional patterns in the family of origin and re-enacting similar life scripts.

Some of the clinical tools and techniques which will be demonstrated during this workshop comprise the Genosociogram, the Family Atom, the use of Toys, Incognito Auxiliaries and Psychogenealogy exercises.
Manuela Maciel (Portugal) is a Clinical and Social Psychologist, and Psychodrama Director for 32 years. She is experienced individual, group and educational therapist. She was the Chairperson of the Psychodrama Section of the IAGP – International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (2003-2009). Member of the board, supervisor and teacher in the Portuguese Psychodrama Society (SPP). Manuela was trained in Psychogenealogy by Anne Schützenberger and has additional training in cognitive-behavioral therapy and EMDR. She was Founder and Consultant of International Sociodrama Conference (2007-2020) and Founder of International Transgenerational Conference (2007). She wrote and edited books and articles on the topic of Sociodrama and Psychogenealogy.


Cristina Martinez Taboada – Spain

Workshop – English (UK) – Spain

What do women do to survive?

Methodology: action and reflection group mainly for women without excluding men

Research has shown that women are more likely to survive a life-threatening crisis than men. Currently, in all parts of the world, women tend to live longer than men. Of course, There are some biological and non-biological keys.
We know that women have suffered from social alienation and the “corruption” of the body. Biological processes, such as sex, menstruation, breastfeeding and even pregnancy, were considered disgusting. Women can be forced to cover their bodies and faces and make them live as shameful beings without education or power.
However, most maintain an inspiring energy source towards others beyond cultural and socioeconomic differences.
Our main objective would be to answer the following question:
Could we deepen together what kind of emotions, impulses, strengths, sensations push and reconstruct women to survive?
Spanish:¿Qué hacen las mujeres para sobrevivir?
Metodología: grupo de acción y reflexión principalmente para mujeres sin excluir a los hombres
Resumen: Las investigaciones han demostrado que las mujeres tienen más probabilidades de sobrevivir a una crisis potencialmente mortal que los hombres. En todas partes del mundo, las mujeres tienden a vivir más que los hombres. Hay claves biológicas y no biológicas.
Las mujeres han sufrido de alienación social y la “corrupción” del cuerpo. Los procesos biológicos, como el sexo, la menstruación, la lactancia e incluso el embarazo, se consideraron repugnantes. Las mujeres pueden ser obligadas a cubrir sus cuerpos y rostros y hacer que vivan como seres vergonzosos sin educación ni poder.
Sin embargo, la mayoría mantiene una fuente de energía inspiradora más allá de las diferencias culturales y socioeconómicas.
El principal objetivo es responder a
¿Podríamos profundizar juntos qué tipo de emociones, impulsos, fortalezas, sensaciones reconstruyen a las mujeres para sobrevivir?


Beppe Bertagna – Italy

Workshop – English (UK) – Spain – Italian

Il laboratorio propone un’esperienza di Psicodramma Biblico, il quale ha lo scopo di far interagire un gruppo su un testo biblico utilizzando la metodologia dello Psicodramma Classico. Lo Psicodramma Biblico nasce dal bisogno di ridare vita ai personaggi e alle storie bibliche accadute “in quel tempo”. Dando vita ai vari personaggi delle storie, i membri di un gruppo sono invitati ad entrare nei panni di quei personaggi e a rivivere in prima persona le storie che la Bibbia racconta. Ciò offre l’opportunità di cogliere in profondità i vissuti che stanno alla base delle azioni narrate e quindi di prendere coscienza della complessità umana che caratterizza i protagonista delle storie bibliche.

Cogliere la vivacità e la complessità umana che caratterizza questi personaggi permette di venire a contatto con il messaggio autentico che la Bibbia trasmette, ossia la Buona Notizia. Essa afferma che esiste un amore gratuito e incondizionato, che viene da Dio stesso ed è per tutti, credenti e non credenti. Attingendo alle storie Bibliche ed identificandosi con i personaggi della Bibbia ogni persona può venire a contatto con questo messaggio e sperimentarne gli effetti benefici!

Infatti la guarigione di cui si parla nella Bibbia consiste anzitutto nell’esperienza di essere oggetti di una cura premurosa e gratuita, non soggetta ad alcuna considerazione sul merito.

Di questo amore che cura sono testimonianza vari testi dei Vangeli ed essa permea l’intera attività pubblica di Gesù!


Rebecca Walters – USA

Workshop – English (USA)

Childwork/Childplay: Action Methods with Children

Psychodrama, sociodrama, creative dramatics and playback can facilitate the healing of wounded children. The focus of this workshop will be on group work with children, ages five through twelve, who are victims of abandonment, abuse, trauma and domestic violence. This workshop offers specific action structures that create the necessary safe space that allows children to tell their stories, express strong feeling and find new roles.
Participants will experience the use the psychodramatic and sociodramatic empty chair, the use of multiple doubles, structures such an inner and outer circle and the use of fantasy figures to create safety and encourage expression.


Valerie Simon – USA

Workshop – English (USA – UK)

Co-Creation and Connection in a Time of Disconnection

Decades ago, in his book Who Shall Survive, JL Moreno wrote about the dangers of society becoming filled with robots, people not acting in
their spontaneity and creativity. Today, many of us struggle to maintain authentic connections with others in the face of modern
technology and political discord. We often stare numbly at screens or vent our frustrations on social media instead of conversing with the
people right in front of us. This workshop will help us explore what blocks us from interconnecting with others in our spontaneity and

Participants will receive a brief training about the Canon of Creativity and Moreno’s desire to interconnect “all of (hu)mankind” in healing. We will consider ways the Canon of Creativity’s warm up to spontaneity, creativity and cultural conserve parallels psychodrama’s three-part method of warm up, action and sharing. We will explore ways that we can become stuck in cultural conserves, as well as social or emotional ones, and how modern technology can trap us in repetitive, unspontaneous and addictive behavior.
After a warm up on the topic of blocks to co-creation and connection, a short psychodrama will be conducted where we will explore ways to
expand our social atoms through action. We will end the workshop with sharing and processing.


Maria da Pehna Nery – Brasil

Workshop – English – Portughese (Brasil)


Our goal is to try creative ways of exercising power. Reflect on the difficulties in empowering ourselves and being protagonists of our
stories. Cultivate learning with differences and respect in living with diversities.
The director proposes a sociopsicodrama that focuses on the affective-behavioral interchange that prevents co-creation in power
In this work, we seek to highlight the hidden and manifest plots in human interaction. The scenes of the participants intersect and,
through action techniques, spontaneity-creativity is manifested. A way can be created for the relationship of creative power, which passes
through openness to self-knowledge and through learning in relationships with others in a process of empathetic dialogue.
Differences and social inequalities are challenges of the socio-therapists who seek to develop a culture of peace. The sociopsychodrama method has won the promotion of this culture. _________________________________________________________________________

Fabian Blobel – Germany

Workshop – English (UK) – German

BOWLBY MEETS MORENO: Resilience through attachment orientated psychodrama with children.

Research shows, that an important positive factor for resilience are safe relationships. We also know, that children with safe attachment are more socially active and better integrated. They show better social and emotional competences. How do safe and unsafe attachment styles affect the inner working models and thus the symbol play of children? Psychodrama helps us put the inner fantasies of the child on the outer stage and by co-creating, on the symbol level, to intervene pedagogically and therapeutically. As psychodramatists working with the symbol play of the children, the attachment theory offers an interesting additional interpretation frame to analyze the symbol play of children and to plan our psychodramatic interventions. In this workshop we will experience in a psychodramatic way the attachment theory and the inner working models. We will translate the theoretical assumptions into the symbol play of children and get a playful insight in the possibilities of attachment orientated psychodramatic interventions.


Irene Henche Zabala – Spain

Workshop – English (UK) – Italian

Feminin and masculin in Fairy Tales through Jungian Symbolic Psychodrama

In Fairy tales, feminine and masculine characters are symbols and archetypical images of the dual feminine masculine human universe.
Both contain values and potentialities that help to develop this dimensions in all people of any gender. In this workshop, we invite to immerse in the archetypical dimension of these symbols plenty of strength. Through Symbolic Psychodrama we will go into some parts of chosen Fairy tales, with a new proposal of versions in which the feminine element is rescued.


Agnes Dudler – Germany

Workshop – English (UK) – German

Wisdom Rising – Empowering the Feminine

Compassion and cooperation are the skills that helped mankind to survive. But the epidemic capitalism fosters self destroying egoism. In these troubled times violation of human needs seems to be prevalent. Care work is still delegated to woman, and though we all depend on it, it is publicly and economically neglected, devaluated and exploited as much as subsistence farming. Still men do rarely dare to develop there feminine parts even more than most woman are still afraid to live their masculine parts. It is more than necessary to overcome the dualistic split of personal abilities into male and female.
An american buddhist teacher offers a model of an undomesticated feminine, neither meek nor submissive, but self conscious, fierce, wise and spiritual, an antidote to toxic masculinity. Following her ideas in this workshop we will experience in a psychodramatic way towards an empowered feminine on the basis of wisdom, love and compassion. Maybe it will help us to survive.
Tibetans have Prajnjaparamita, the mother of all, who is wisdom and love.


Andrei Yegorov – Russian Federation

Workshop – English (UK) – Russian

He, who must not be named is back… in business.

I was amazed how easily the method of psychodrama finds its role in in organisational context. Although, people in business prefer not to pronounce the name, but they eagerly participate and enjoy the process and appreciate the outcomes.
About the workshop.
The goal of the workshop is to show how to use psychodrama, sociodrama, work with objects and other techniques in team and leadership diagnostics and development. I’ll show some of the best cases from my experience. It’s also important to understand how far one should go with psychodrama in the business context and know where to stop. That’s why we’ll discuss the boundary that lies between therapeutic and organizational application.
Who would benefit most from the workshop.
Psychotherapists – new or experienced – who work or plan working in the organizational context with the method of psychodrama.
From the author of the workshop
I hope you will find new opportunities and ideas to bring your own experience from psychotherapy to business – after all, we’re people, even if we’re in business.


Küllike Lillestik – Estonia

Workshop – Estonian – English (UK)

Surviving in the family – how is it possible in 2019?

The family into which we are born is the foundation, the basis for the growth of the person who is today. A family is made up of the feelings and relationships between people – intimacy, caring, loyalty, support and love. The family is the only place in the world where people are loved not for what they do or give, but for being who they are.
During the workshop, we will examine how to survive in the family if it is not secure: how to support and hold, and whether it is possible to increase the security of all family members, so that love could grow and transform. We will also learn whether this will allow to change the existing family patterns.
The workshop employs the methods of psychodrama, family constellations, family systems therapy and Imago and EFT relationship therapy.
CV/s: Küllike Lillestik, psychodrama Certified Practitioner (CP). I am a graduate of the Tallinn Psychodrama Institute. Since 2006 I have a private practice as systemic family therapist, EFT and IMAGO couple therapist, psychodrama group therapist. I have also started studying to become a family therapy trainer, and I am a student of systemic family constellation.


Paolo Lanciani e Davide Motta – Italy

Workshop – Italian – English

Workshop per soli uomini.

Ci siamo resi conto che come uomini bianchi, di mezza età, eterosessuali, lavoratori, siamo la norma; ogni volta che qualcuno si riferisce a chi è normale o afferma una differenza, definisce il diverso da noi … o meglio, diverso dallo stereotipo che rappresentiamo. Abbiamo deciso che questa non era solo una responsabilità, poiché l’inclusione, di fatto, significa che
dobbiamo diventare più inclusivi, ma anche che siamo stati chiamati a vivere secondo uno standard, uno stereotipo, che limita anche la nostra espressione autentica e libera. Siamo arrivati alla conclusione che vogliamo di più, per noi stessi come uomini, per le nostre organizzazioni e per le nostre comunità. Vogliamo cogliere l’opportunità e la responsabilità di diventare promotori di una cultura organizzativa e professionale orientata alla varietà, diversity, e all’inclusione.

Workshop for men only

We realized that as white, middle aged, heterosexual, working men, we where the norm; whenever someone was referring to whom is normal, or stating a difference, it was different from us… or better, it was different from the stereotype we represent. We decided that this was not only a responsibility, as inclusion, de facto, means that we have to become more inclusive, but also that we where called to live to a standard, a stereotype, that was limiting our authentic and free expression too. We came to the conclusion that we want more, for ourselves as men, for our organizations and for our communities. We want to take on the opportunity and the responsibility to become diversity & inclusion advocates.


Dani Yaniv – Israel

Symposium/Panel – English (USA) – Hebrew

Trust the Process: A New Scientific Outlook on Psychodramatic Spontaneity Training.

Human mind is hypothesis-driven and our observations of the world are strongly shaped by preconceptions. This “top-down” principle is biologically driven and contraindicative to spontaneity, which is non-linear, condensed, and initially incomprehensible. My first argument is that spontaneity entails “bottom up” information processing, as articulated in the hierarchical neurocognitive model of perception. My second argument is that changing the balance between these two processes is important and feasible. Insights from psychodynamic transference and savant syndrome are presented to support these ideas. Uniting these contemporary notions with some essentials of J. L. Moreno’s philosophy is my third goal. By violating predictions and expectations, psychodrama interferes with top-down “conserved” processing and cultivates here and now, stimulus-dependent spontaneous acts. Further evidence is presented in support of the claim that adult spontaneity leads to enhanced cognition and creativity through imitating the child’s brain, as Moreno envisioned. Because spontaneity is formed before having the evidence for its truth or adequacy, it entails, in adults, overcoming apprehensions about acting without a theory in mind. This is what trusting-the-process means and it requires training, which psychodrama fosters on its stage laboratory.


Antonio Zanardo – Italy

Workshop – Italian – English (UK)

Noi e loro: la guerra delle differenze

Il workshop vuole esplorare le diversità che caratterizzano le persone, cercando punti di contatto e connessioni, contrastando il pregiudizio e le minacce percepite.

Us and them: the war of the differences

The workshop aims to explore the diversity that characterize people, looking for points of contact and connections, countering prejudice and perceived threats.


Leandra Perrotta (Australia-Italy-Norway)

Workshop – English – Italian



The dynamics of desire are forged in our childhood experiences and our sexual preferences are shaped by the thrills, challenges and conflicts of our early relationships. Were we held or neglected? Loved or abandoned? Did we experience pleasure or did we learn not to expect too much? What did our family teach us about our body, our gender and our sexuality?
Our first attachment experiences provide us with a template for what we expect to happen or will not allow in an intimate relationship. Sex is a clue on how we deal with closeness, how we deal with control or surrender and how we manage pleasure. It reflects how vulnerable we allow ourselves to be and how we receive, ask, give or take.
This experiential workshop is designed to give an opportunity for personal exploration and professional development and will help explore our unique erotic blueprint in a safe and supportive environment.
The group will examine different ways of working on, analyzing and contextualizing sexuality in a therapeutic setting. We will explore how to create a safe space to deal with the issues around intimacy, vulnerability, pleasure, desire, identity, sexual orientation, gender, sexual preferences, fantasies and erotic dreams.
The ultimate aim in this workshop will be to initiate a transformative process of self awareness so as to playfully rekindle our creativity and desire.


Daniela Simmons – USA

Workshop -English – Bulgarian

Presenter: Dr. Daniela Simmons, PhD, TEP

Learning Objectives:
After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the alternative action methods presented that could be applied among the physically impaired population;
2. Apply the alternative action methods appropriate for use among the physically impaired population.

This Workshop aims to present methodology for offering psychodrama to people with mobility impairment – inherited or acquired through accident, illness or with age problems.
Applying action methods among the physically impaired population can be considered difficult or impossible; therefore, this large diverse group is often excluded from the benefits of the powerful method of psychodrama. The author of this workshop believes that psychodrama and sociometry have a lot to offer to people with a mobility impairment, with the help of props, imagination and unique adaptations of the method. Integrating JL and Zerka Moreno’s invitation for laughter and creativity, this high energy workshop will include music, dance, play, sociometry and psychodrama vignettes to demonstrate how role reversal, double, surplus reality, locogram, spectrogram, sociogram, etc. can be successfully applied and fully experienced by the elderly, veterans, children and people with congenital or acquired impairments. The creativity of the director and the richness of the method can offer alternative ways to overcome the physical limitations.
One of J.L.Moreno’s definitions on psychodrama is that it is a “human society in miniature” (J.L.Moreno, 1937, p. 9). People with mobility impairment are a specifically diverse group of our society and creating a space for their culture in the safe environment of a small group is a healing experience in itself (e.g. allowing everyone to share their personal story, feelings, challenges, etc.). Often times, telling and hearing personal stories, the group members would easily discover a topic that connects them in their social and cultural roles and the group would benefit from a sociodrama.


Lars Tauvon – Sweden

Workshop – English – Swedish

Music and movement in psychodrama

The use of music adds a new dimension to the drama. In the moment it arouses feelings and associated memories. We know that music activates more and different areas of the brain. It may be the reason why warm up and dramatic action is faciclitated. In this workshop we shall show and experience how we can use music and movement in psychodrama.



Tamar Pelleg – Israel

Workshop – English (USA e Canada)

Using Bibliodrama we will enact an ancient tale:

“A Tale of a palace and two painters” which presents two main archetypes we all own, and which resonate with the philosophy of J.L.Moreno (The Godhead and The Canon of Creativity). Participants will get familiar with a tale of Rabbi Nachman of Breslove through Bibliodrama.
Learning objective:
After attending this workshop participants will be able to :
1. Describe two main archetypes portrait in the tale and identify how they are part of their own life.

2. Describe how the story resonate with J.L.Moreno’s philosophy of the Godhead and The canon of creativity.


Luigi Dotti – Italy

Workshop – Italian – English (UK)

Spontaneità e controllo. Dall’iperattività all’attività spontanea nello psicodramma con i bambini.

Il laboratorio propone alcune esperienze di attività psicodrammatica con i bambini, con particolare attenzione alla tematiche dell’iperattività e della difficoltà di controllo della motricità e dell’azione.
Seguirà una riflessione su alcuni concetti importanti nell’attività psicodrammatica con i bambini: la diade spontaneità/controllo, l’alternanza comunicativa, la funzione terapeutica del gruppo dei pari, la funzione terapeutica del rituale, l’alternanza intenzionale di realtà e semirealtà, l’espressività artistica e simbolica.

Spontaneity and control. From hyperactivity to spontaneous activity in children psychodrama.

The laboratory offers some experiences of psychodramatic activity with children, with particular attention to the issues of hyperactivity and the difficulty of controlling body and action.
This will be followed by a reflection on some important concepts in psychodramatic activity with children: spontaneity and control, communicative alternation, the therapeutic function of the peer group, the therapeutic function of the ritual, the intentional alternation of reality and semi-reality, the artistic and symbolic expressiveness.


Daniela Simmons – USA

Workshop – English (USA)

Presenter: Dr. Daniela Simmons, PhD, TEP

Learning Objectives:
After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Describe Moreno’s social atom as a treatment tool for clients with eating disorders;
2. Apply the social atom on paper and in action for exploring various relationships of clients with eating disorders.

This Workshop aims to present how Moreno’s social atom can be applied as an instrument in the treatment of eating disorders. Social atom applications for exploring the client’s relationships with family, friends, their emotions and self-esteem in the present situation; the food and the eating disorder treatment process will be explored.
The Magic Mirror is a mystical object that is featured in the story of Snow White, a 19th-century German fairy tale, first published by the Brothers Grimm. A famous question from the story, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest one of all?” will be applied as a metaphor of one of the main triggers in eating disorder recovery – seeing self as a negative or distorted body image.
J.L.Moreno created and introduced the social atom in 1934 in his book, Who Shall Survive? As a relational map, the social atom will be demonstrated as an instrument for the treatment and exploration of eating disorders, repairing the client’s relationships and promoting self-awareness and change.


Mirjana Jovanovska Stojanovska – Macedonia

Workshop – English (USA) – Russian

Еmotional life

At this workshop in a creative way, with the help of Psychodrama – Gestalt techniques, participants will explore the world of their own emotions: their experience and expression. The workshop will help the participants to increase their ability to recognize the other’s emotions and find an adequate response to them.
Theoretical framework
In order to be able to survive in this world that is constantly changing, we need to adapt. Managing emotions increases the ability to adapt.
Emotion is a brief conscious experience characterized by intense mental activity and a high degree of pleasure or displeasure. A Feeling that results in physical and psychological changes that influence our behavior and our adaptation.
Emotions build our reality by showing us the significance of the events around us for us. It is a body reaction to the changes around us. Emotions can also be caused by thoughts. No matter what has caused the emotions they affect our reality as they affect our response to the external environment. In this way, they affect the quality of our lives
The quality of our lives is directly related to: Self-Awareness – The ability for recognition of their own emotions and how they affect their thoughts and behavior, and Self-Management – The ability to recognize and control impulsive feelings and behaviors, manage emotions in healthy ways, take initiative, follow through on commitments, and adapt to changing circumstances.
Quality of living also is associated with Social Awareness – Thе ability to understand the emotions, needs, and concerns of other people, and Relationship Management – The ability to know how to develop and maintain good relationships, communicate clearly.


Florian Stricker – Germany

Workshop – English, Spanish, German

How can the victim-perpetrator splitting be usefully put in scene?
The workshop starts with a short introduction to the model of victim-perpetrator splitting.
Stressful experiences caused by maltreatment, abuse, long term neglect or loss of important relations require specific emotional processing capacities and have an emotionally high impact. During this process so called specific inner victim states (traumatic states) often emerge. At the same time the personality produces as a coping strategy an antagonistic perpetrator state, which function is to stabilize the person psychologically. The basic underlying psychodynamic can be understood with respect to less traumatic personal experiences.
This workshop offers besides self experience an approach for psychodramatherapeutic work with sexually abusive young offenders and other perpetrators of violence.

?Como se puede dramatizar la disociación víctima-agresor?
El taller empieza con una corta introducción con el modelo de disociación víctima-agresor.
Las experiencias estresantes como por ejemplo violencia física, abuso sexual, negligencia duradera o pérdida de relatos importantes necesitan enormes capacidades emocionales para procesarlas y producen gran efecto en las personas afectadas. Muchas veces resultan estados del Yo específicos como el de víctima, entre otros estados traumáticos. En el mismo proceso puede desarollarse un estado antagónico de un Yo y rol agresor. Su función sirve para mantener equilibrio en la psiquis. La psico-dinámica subyacente también se puede percibir con experiencias estresantes de menor gravedad.
Este taller ofrece, junto a la auto-experiencia, un enfoque psicodramático del trabajo con jóvenes que abusan sexualmente y corporalmente a otros.


Davide Favero e Stefano Candellieri – Italy

Simposio – English – Italian

We would like to tell you about our psychodrama work with a class of architects during a post graduate training course developing in the psychological field the ideas of Christopher Alexander.
The context in which we approached problems to develop solutions acknowledges and embraces the complexity, uncertainty and change that are ever more prevalent in our world. We acknowledged that life takes place by continuously adapting the surrounding environment in an uninterrupted everyday process that predominantly occurs in the dimension of the ordinary. There exists in the natural, cultural and physical world a class of phenomena that are beautiful, the beauty of which has essentially to do with our everyday material and spiritual life.
Beautiful, ordinary spaces have a quality whose value, once explored at the appropriate level, belongs to all human beings, and is good for everyone. Because that quality exists, makers can, at each step in the process of change, add to and expand – rather than detract from and reduce – the original quality. Generally, we define and measure the objective quality of the space that emerges at the level where human beings share a common canon of values that belongs to the collective unconscious. We created a series of workshops aimed at raising awareness of our own individual and collective feelings. Feelings were explored in relation to space, the body/mind, and the way they interact in the hands-on physical work of making artifacts. This line of activity was designed to provide the knowledge required to observe, understand and act within a complex system where elements have both individual and interrelated value, and where observation, understanding and action are related to our experience of such elements and their interrelation. Feelings are the gateway that connect our deep Self to the external world: learning to name and recognize them, trust them, and live with them is crucial to our ability to work with others and with the structure of the land.


Davide Favero e Stefano Candellieri – Italy

Workshop – English – Italian

A 50-year-old man suddenly finds his psychic life shaken by an unexpected discovery: a chance conversation with an elderly cousin of his father’s reveals the latter had not died of natural causes, as he had believed for 42 years, but had committed suicide. This dramatic shock leads to an intense process of dissociation: on one hand, the same 50-year-old adult now has to deal with the realisation that his father had not died in the way he had always thought, on the other, the 8-year-old boy, becoming personified again on the imaginal plane, reveals himself as he discovers his father has hung himself. The adult reflects and understands, empathising with the drama that overtook his father – the child is overcome with despair, anger, incredulity, trying his heart out. He is inconsolable for what has happened. Fragments of memory and images explode in the emotive chaos of attempting a new recomposition of the episode. The man turns to the judicial authorities to try to obtain an “objective” report of the facts, as for some years he has had no contact with his mother, the only direct witness to the suicide. After reading the Carabinieri’s 1974 report, the man quizzes family and friends to find out whether others knew of the events and to what extent he has been kept in the dark. The bitter surprise is that everyone knew: his ex-wife, relatives, acquaintances. He realises he has been living in a real-life Truman Show. Our intention is to address these events catamnestically highlighting and analysing through psychodrama the trauma’s imaginal psychic evolutions taking place during the course of psychotherapy.
Of particular interest are the dissociative phenomena and the dynamics of the complex between the parts of the personality involved in the process of reaction to the trauma, in addition to the implications of the family “secret” in the structuring of the personality itself.


Michel Wieser – Austria

Simposium/Panel – English – German


Keywords: Daimon; Jakob Levy Moreno in Austria; expressionism in literature; encounter

Topics: Psychodrama; social trauma; the contribution of art in trauma situations

Kind of presentation, didactic: Lecture with slides
Facilities: power point presentation

Author=presenter: Michael Wieser
Department of Psychology, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt

Jacob Levy Moreno was an important editor for expressionistic literature at the end of World War I around Vienna. The journal DER NEUE DAIMON (THE NEW DAIMON, 1919) was meant to help overcome the struggles after a revolutionary time and find a way to a new democracy. After 100 years, the lecture will cover who contributed to the journal, who were the publishers, and what followed after. We will ask what stays important for the 21st century
Learning outcomes: You will get some insight in Moreno Levy´s early writings and publishing in Austria.

Methodology: historical document analysis


Judith Teszary – Sweden

Workshop – English – Swedish


Psychosomatic and psychodrama

“To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer

the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them?” W. Shakespeare, Hamlet (III. act)

That was also the question and the soliloquy of many of my psychosomatic patients. Is it worth to live this life with all the pain and suffering? Or is it better to “ take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them?”

In this workshop I will demonstrate how we took arms and turned the hopeless static position into a creative life worth living. Hamlet asked an actor’s company to enact a play about what was behind his troubles.

In my psychodrama groups the patients played out what was behind their diseases. The spiral process of psychodrama helped to find the origin of the symptom building and the connections with the painful traumatic life events.

In this workshop you can experience the method and techniques we developed in my psychosomatic work:

Building the bridge between body and soul create a dialog between you and your symptoms.

How does your symptom/s influence your life?


*Mentalisation can transform the physical symptom into mental levels:

*Differentiating and expressing of feelings;

*Developing functioning roles instead of the dominating and overdeveloped psychosomatic role/s;

*Elaborate the traumatic events

*Salutogenic approach  –  replay and relive the health history- the situations when everything was joyful and perfect.

*Systemic approach – Repair the support system

*Role training and role development of the underdeveloped roles or/and building up the missing roles.

*Surplus reality/Redoing –  how things could have happened



Elaine Ades Sachnoff – USA

Workshop – English – Spanish

Through the ages the species that were able to adapt were the ones that survived-not the fittest but the most spontaneous.
Changing their diet, their location, changing physically :developing lungs from gills,arms from appendages,;walking upright
If something needed to change for survival it did.
Once physical survival was assured interactive behaviors that needed to change began to be recognized once wo/man had the leisure, the means and the desire to examine their lives and relationships
Moreno’s Spontaneity Tests can provide clues to aid in our survival in the current fractious and dangerous political climate of our world today
We will do some current world situations as Spontaneity tests two ways-the first our “gut” reaction what we would love to say or do the second the more “strategic reaction
and the audience will make action-suggestions
At the end we will share and compare what would be appropriate and safe in our own countries.


Michael Wieser (Austria) – Gabriela Moita (Portugal)

Workshop – English – Spanish

The dictatorship of love relationships
Exploring the love model in psychodrama

This workshop aims to draw attention to a social organization which impels us to the search for a type of life organization, for the satisfaction of our attachment needs; recognition; belonging; acceptance; and finally well-being or even happiness, by means of conjugality relations or love relations. It is expected, in addition, for those relationships to be the basic support of what is called “nuclear family”. On the other hand, is also underlined that this kind of relationships is so conditioned by the religious, legal regulatory bodies, and even by science that becomes possible to typify the outbreaks of malaise leading to support requests. The conductors elect psychodrama as the social/group and individual reflection model on analyzing these relationships and organization.
Keywords: Couples, Psychodrama Love, Support community, Attachment, Sexual attraction.
Reference: Moita, G., & Wieser, M. A. (2018). The dictatorship of love relationships. Zeitschrift Für Psychodrama Und Soziometrie, 17(1), 21–32. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11620-017-0425-6


Kersti Weiß – Germany

Workshop – English  Spanish (Costa Rica)

Changingprocesses in organisations, society and personal life –
Dynamic view and understanding in Coaching, Supervision and organsationaldevelopment by
psychodramatic and sociodramatic ways to get new competences of acting and survive in difficult situations. Theory and methods and sharing experiences.


Michela Fiore – Vivienne Meli – Italy

Workshop – Italian – English (UK)

“Il sole nella nebbia. Giocare un cambiamento possibile”
Un’esperienza di psicodramma con donne vittime di violenza.

“L’umana compagnia,
Tutti fra se confederati estima
Gli uomini, e tutti abbraccia
Con vero amor, porgendo
Valida e pronta ed aspettando aita
Negli alterni perigli e nelle angosce
Della guerra comune.”
Leopardi, La Ginestra, o fiore del deserto, 1845

Ci piace pensare alla terapia di gruppo con la stessa poeticità e forza di speranza evocata dalla ginestra, fiore in grado di emanare il suo profumo anche in luoghi desertici e dimenticati, fiore che è insieme simbolo di fratellanza, convivenza umana fondata sulla
solidarietà, consapevolezza individuale e coraggio intellettuale.
Il percorso di psicodramma che abbiamo condotto con un gruppo di donne vittime di violenza è stato un viaggio attraverso ruoli inesplorati, rappresentazioni conflittuali e immagini evocative e dense di emozioni.
Figlie, donne, madri.
Confusione, conflitto, non vedere niente d’altro, protezione, sacrificio, simmetria, piacere, spazio, forza del gruppo, cercare il sole nella nebbia…
L’esperienza di psicodramma ha permesso di attraversare sentieri intrecciati di storie individuali, immagini di futuri possibili anche dopo relazioni traumatiche.
Il trauma paralizza, lascia senza parole, evoca la morte; l’imponente sistema difensivo arcaico attivato da gravi situazioni traumatiche ostacola la possibilità per l’individuo di vivere nel mondo con modalità spontaneistiche. Il poter riattivare la propria parte creativa contrasta il senso di impotenza, di passività, di perdita di controllo sulla propria esistenza, che caratterizzano le vite di donne che hanno subito violenza.
Il gioco psicodrammatico ha, infatti, stimolato movimento e spontaneità e lo spazio scenico del gruppo ha rappresentato un luogo sicuro in cui le donne hanno potuto tracciare nuovi fili narrativi delle loro esperienze.


Angela Sordano – Italy

Workshop – Italian – English

Groups with adolescents : the leader’s function to let the group survive.
Social media languages, trauma dissociation , multiculturality in adolescents groups obstacle creativity, symbolization and the construction of a cohesive dynamic.
Cases will be presented in an experiential way.


Paola de Leonardis – Italy

Workshop – Italian – English

A way for preventing, managing, and resolving conflicts

General Goal

Many handbooks teach us what an effective communication is; many methods train us on how to gain communication skills. In this workshop we will experience that the main key for an effective communication is to get in touch with our own feelings, and to find a way of expressing them considering the other one’s feelings.

“Follow the emotion” is the guiding light of the psychodrama process, and it is an important factor for recognizing and exploring inner bonds, as well as the magic land of desire. It is also a very important aspect in communication, verbal and not verbal, formal as well as informal, in couples and in groups, in peacetime and in wartime.
Emotional communication can prevent, manage, and resolve conflicts. It helps to loosen difficult situations and to get out of the vicious circle of frozen relationships.
The psychodramatic process and the technique of the meta-communication will help us to bring out our best resources in conflicts.
Feelings are our strength and cogency, our expressivity and reliability in communicating.

Paola de Leonardis founded the “Centro Studi di Psicodramma” in Milano in 1996 and is in charge of the annexed “Psychodrama Training Institute”.
She wrote “Lo scarto del cavallo – Lo psicodramma come intervento nei piccoli gruppi”, a basic book on psychodrama and groups approaches, published in 1994 and re-published in new editions till nowadays. She is the author of 27 scientific articles on psychodrama and is the Editor of the Italian psychodrama journal “Psicodramma Classico” since 1999 (Publ. AIPsiM, ISSN 2239-0154).

La comunicazione emotiva: un modo per prevenire, gestire, risolvere i conflitti

Obiettivi del laboratorio

Esistono molti manuali che ci dicono com’è la comunicazione efficace; molti metodi ci insegnano come sviluppare le capacità necessarie. Nel laboratorio sperimenteremo che la principale chiave di accesso a una comunicazione efficace è entrare in contatto con le proprie emozioni, trovare un modo per esprimerle tenendo conto del contesto e delle emozioni dell’interlocutore.

“Segui l’emozione” è la luce-guida del processo psicodrammatico, ed è un fattore importante per riconoscere ed esplorare i propri confini interni, come pure le magiche distese del desiderio. E’ anche un aspetto molto importante nella comunicazione, verbale e non verbale, formale e informale, in coppia e nei gruppi, in guerra come in pace.

La comunicazione emotiva può prevenire, gestire, risolvere un conflitto. Aiuta a sciogliere situazioni difficili e ad uscire dal circolo vizioso di relazioni cristallizzate.

Il processo psicodrammatico e le tecniche di meta-comunicazione ci aiuteranno a individuare le nostre migliori risorse in situazioni di coglitto.

Le emozioni sono la nostra forza e capacità di persuasione, la nostra espressività e affidabilità nel comunicare.

Paola de Leonardis ha creato il “Centro Studi di Psicodramma” di Milano nel 1996 ed è responsabile dell’annessa Scuola di Psicodramma e Metodi Attivi, attiva dal 1999. Il suo libro “Lo scarto del cavallo – Lo psicodramma come intervento nei piccoli gruppi”, pubblicato nel 1994, è rimasto un testo base sullo psicodramma e sugli approcci psicoterapeutici e formativi di gruppo, ed ha avuto continue ri-edizioni fino ad oggi. E’ autrice di 27 articoli scientifici e dal 1999 è direttore responsabile della rivista “Psicodramma Classico” (Edizioni AIPsiM, ISSN 2239-0154).


Giulio Gasca – Italy



Alongside the somatic and social dimensions, the roles in the role-project theory of Analytical Psychodrama for individuation are characterized by the imaginal dimension linked to the exploration of that which is possible, of the meanings of symbols, and of the dialogue between the conscious and the unconscious.

Now, if the Analytical Psychodrama for individuation usually involves only real present or past moments of the protagonist’s life, the Virtual Scenes are an exception. They belong to three categories, i.e., future or alternative scenes; scenes of events “narrated” by others but useful to explore the transgenerational dynamics; and scenes from movies, books, myths, and even dreams of someone else, on which the protagonist has projected his/her inner parts. The way in which these scenes are “played” and their objectives can be defined as a function of the imaginal dimension, which is also crucial in investigating the meaning of dreams.

Accanto alle dimensioni somatica e sociale i ruoli, nella teoria dei ruoli-progetto dello Psicodramma Analitico Individuativo, sono caratterizzati dalla dimensione immaginale, legata all’esplorazione del possibile, dei significati dei simboli e del dialogo tra coscienza e inconscio.
Ora, se nello Psicodramma Analitico, abitualmente si giocano solo momenti reali attuali o passati, della vita del protagonista, fanno eccezione le Scene Virtuali. Esse appartengono a tre categorie: scene future o alternative; scene di eventi “raccontati” da altri, utili a esplorare le dinamiche transgenerazionali; scene tratte da film, libri, miti e persino sogni altrui, su cui il protagonista ha proiettato sue parti interne. Le modalità con cui vengono “giocate” tali scene e i loro obiettivi sono definibili in funzione della dimensione immaginale, la quale è anche fondamentale nell’approfondire il significato dei sogni.



Who shall survive?
IAGP International Psychodrama Conference 2019

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

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