We are delighted to offer this 15-hour course over one weekend, covering the basic principles and methods of Psychodrama


Psychodrama practitioner, Leila Frondigan and psychodrama trainer, Emma Hagen, both registered with the British Psychodrama Association (BPA) and with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

More about this course

This course is affiliated with the Northern School of Psychodrama (NSP).  Participation in this training will offer a basic grounding in and experience of psychodrama – fulfilling one of the requirements for accessing the Certificate level course with the NSP.  Completed hours can be counted as external training hours towards NSP qualifications or as CPD hours. The course is accredited by the BPA and a certificate of completion will be given at the end of the course.

The course is an experiential introduction to psychodrama theory and practice. This is a creative and active method, which can be applied in groups and one-to-one sessions in a range of settings.

Content of the course

  • Experiential training in basic methods and techniques of psychodrama including: warm-up, doubling, and role reversal
  • Basic theory input linked to practical work
  • Consideration of the uses and limitations of the course


We will be exploring psychodrama with a person-centred approach. Experiential learning in the group will be underpinned by theory. There will be opportunities to work in small groups and in the larger group.

Teaching methods

  • Practical, experiential work
  • Group processing
  • Discussion of theory

Who is this course for?

People who wish to gain a basic understanding of psychodrama and action methods and those who may also wish to continue to certificate level. The course may be of interest to practising or trainee counsellors/therapists, community workers, social workers, creative therapists, others working in the caring and health professions, education and social care, managers and those with pastoral responsibilities – and individuals with an interest in psychodrama.


Those wishing to apply for the course will be over 18 and be prepared to share some personal material in a supportive group setting.  Participants may use this course to explore personal and professional issues in a confidential setting, while gaining insight and understanding about the workings and possibilities of psychodrama. However, though psychodrama is often therapeutic in its outcome, this is a training group and participants are expected to make other arrangements outside of this course for their own therapy if necessary.


Psychodrama is a powerful way of working. With this in mind, facilitators will work with the needs of the group to support the safety and care of participants at all times. At the beginning of the weekend the group will be asked to decide what they need to form part of an agreement to enable participants to feel comfortable and safe during the course. This will be reviewed if necessary.

Please note: this course does not qualify you to use psychodrama as a practitioner/group-worker.

Basic reading suggested for the course

Adam Blatner: Acting–In, Practical Applications of Psychodramatic Methods (1997) Free Association Books


Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November 2019, 9.30am to 5pm each day


3 Carment Drive, Glasgow, G41 3PP


Early bird price £170 (until 23rd September)
Full price £190
Refreshments and Lunch included

How to Book your place

Download and complete our CPD Booking Form and email it to info@southsidecounsellingppd.co.uk