Day 2 Friday 29th August 2014

Action Methods in Society



Presenters Biography

Plenary 09.00 –10.00 TThe Brazilian Sociopsychodrama: Trans-cultural group work.   Heloisa Fleury is a clinical psychologist and psychodramatist in private practice in São Paulo, Brazil. She is a Faculty member of the Psychodrama Training Programme in Sedes Sapientiae Institute, São Paulo, Brazil, and a teacher and supervisor in the School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Brazil. She is editor of the Brazilian Journal of Psychodrama, former treasurer of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP), and a former President of the Brazilian Federation of Psychodrama. 
10.00-10.15 A1 (morning),  B1(afternoon)  B10(evening): International Networking Day Interactions and encounters in small chosen groups for the purpose of mutual support and professional exchange through dialogue and action. The goal of networking is to provide structure for contacts, interactions and encounters with one another for the purpose of mutual support and professional exchange of new developments in our fields. Networking activities may reduce competition, tension and unnecessary power struggles between institutes and individuals by increasing the possibility of professional dialogue and cooperation. Possible Themes for the Small Groups:

  • Group work in times of economic changes.
  • Trans-generational Group Work.
  • Training issues.
  • Group work in Organisations.
  • Death and Dying.
  • Psychodrama with Children.
  • Intimacy and Sexuality.
  • Research in the field of groups.
  • Spirituality in Group Psychotherapy.
  • Psychodrama in Universities.
  • Psychodrama with Psychiatric Patients.
  • Psychodrama in education.
  • Intermodal psychodrama with the expressive arts.
  • Psychodrama for Conflict Transformation.
  • Working on trauma integrating Psychodrama with other methods.
Maurizio Gasseau and Yaacov Naor  Maurizio Gasseau: Former IAGP Psychodrama Section Chair.          Yaacov Naor: Current IAGP Psychodrama Section Chair.
A2: workshop 10.45 -12.45 Archetypal Psychodrama. This action therapy incorporates psychodrama with the use of archetypes inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual psychology. The main components of Archetypal Psychodrama (AP) are aspects of Joseph Campbell’s ‘hero’s journey’ work, re-telling the client’s story as a form of narrative therapy. AP has been developed for young adults with complex needs. Through the emotional distance of archetypes and masks, this therapy supports clients to integrate split-off parts of themselves and develop emotional intelligence through intra-psychic role work. During extreme internal conflict evoked by trauma, AP helps clients who cannot communicate verbally and who dissociate. By looking at specific incidents in their biographies, we explore how the client has internalised the events. In supporting some clients to move beyond other fixations, such as with superheroes and computer game monsters , which are two-dimensional representations of archetypes, masks are used as an educational tool to broaden role repertoire. Most sessions conclude with the therapist telling the clients’ work back in a story. The story is full of archetypes which may have relevant meaning to present behaviour. Michael Chase trained in mask work in England, Bali and Italy between 1981 and 1996. He established The Mask Studio in the mid-1990s and developed masks for training, education, performance and therapy. He has taught in these fields internationally for 25 years and is currently the Artistic Director of the Glasshouse Art Centre, Stourbridge. Over the past 18 years Michael has contributed to the Biography and Social Development Training course as an external trainer, and has conducted self-development workshops around the world. For 12 years he has taught The Hero’s Journey to students at the Glasshouse College using masks and psychodrama. Michael completed his Psychodrama psychotherapy diploma with the Birmingham Institute for Psychodrama in 2013, and holds a master’s degree in Educational Research.

10.15-10.45 Coffee and Tea

A3: workshop10.45 -12.45 Received Wisdom. It has been said that in order to fly gracefully we need the wings of both wisdom and compassion. There is increasing evidence correlating our sense of well-being and equanimity with our capacity for self-compassion and love, and not with achievement. This evidence itself, is a form of wisdom that can penetrate and transcend all the stories and limiting constructs of who we think we are. Using this, we become more authentic, creative and spontaneous. One gateway to wisdom is meditation, specifically the ‘benefactor’ meditation. Meditation has been described as a way of becoming familiar with ourselves. This offers us the experience of receiving love unconditionally so that we can, in turn, offer our love to others. This workshop will integrate psychodrama with guided benefactor meditation and group process.  Participants  have the opportunity to learn the first part of the meditation and, through sociometric selection, enact and embody an aspect of it. Jaye Moyer is a certified trainer, educator and practitioner, American Board of Examiners. She is a licensed psychotherapist and clinical supervisor in Orange County, New York. Previous posts include staff member at Hudson Valley Mental Health in Duchess County, New York; Clinical supervisor and coordinator, Group Services at GMHC; and part-time adjunct faculty, New York University Graduate School of Social Work. She carried out doctoral studies in the Humanities, Union Institute, and is a former consultant for Jewish Family Services/Safe Houses of Orange County and a former group training consultant for the Association for Mental Health of Rockland County. In 2013 she graduated from the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. She is co-creator of the ‘Labyrinth’ series for women, a current faculty member of the Psychodrama Training Institute of New York, a founder and co-creator of Integral Therapy. She works with the intersection of mindfulness practice and psychotherapy.
A4:Workshop10.45 -12.45 ‘Projections’ – A Film. In this workshop, the film ‘Projections’ will be shown. It was made in 2013 based on my screenplay and directed by Zrinko Ogresta, one of the leading Croatian film directors. The action in the film takes place during one of the sessions of a final-year programme in a (fictional) Existentialist-Integrative psychotherapy, led by a very famous American psychiatrist-psychotherapist. The group of six women and two men is made up of psychiatrists, psychologists, and pedagogues. Their motives for attending this training were twofold: their own professional ambition and because of the American professor’s worldwide reputation. The theme of the film is group dynamics, and in one of the final sessions, father-figure issues are projected onto the group leader. In this session something totally unexpected happens, intensifying the relationships between group members. The screening will be followed by group action led by myself and Vladimir  Milošević, an adviser during rehearsals for the shooting of the film. It is hoped that ‘Projections’ will provoke interesting group dynamics in this international and professional group, with lots of projections. and will open up an interesting discussion. Lada Kaštelan, dramaturge, playwright and psychodrama therapist, received her degree in dramaturgy at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb in 1984. Her plays have been staged in the most important Croatian theatres. She also writes screenplays for film and television. She has been an Associate Professor at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb since 2001. From 2000 to 2004 she trained in Integrative psychotherapy (EAIP), and in 2009 she completed  a five-year psychodrama education and received a certificate (EAPTI). For several years she moderated a psychodrama group at the University’s Student Centre. Since the year 2000 she has participated in numerous international psychotherapy and psychodrama workshops, conferences and training programmes. She recently wrote the screenplay for the film ‘Projections’, on the subject of group dynamics in a group psychotherapy educational group.  She has also written a Croatian adaptation of ‘In Treatment’, a well-known Israeli television drama series. 
A5:Workshop10.45 -12.45 Clinical Supervision in Action: An innovative model of supervision, spontaneity and creativity within a changing NHS mental health service. It is a challenging era of evidence-based practice. The pressure is on to maintain creative energy. Though many clinicians work creatively in their clinical settings, they may lose vital spontaneity in the supervisory process. This workshop showcases a uniquely integrative training programme. It was developed in collaboration with Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, in 2013. We were commissioned to design and deliver a generic creative supervision training that would address recommendations from recent audits relating to supervision competencies learnt from serious case reviews. In this workshop, the authors describe the theoretical underpinning of both systemic and psychodramatic practice in clinical supervision. The training has been delivered to supervisors including senior mental health nurses, psychiatrists, family therapists, psychologists, CBT therapists and others. Trainees develop practical skills in action methods. The course curriculum demonstrates a compatibility with competencies identified in the psychological therapies framework (Roth & Pilling, 2009). Without exception, the trainees reported a renewed sense of energy and vitality. Furthermore, their understanding of the value of action methods within NHS clinical supervision both strengthened and extended existing practice in multi-disciplinary settings.    Hannah Sherbersky, MSc, UKCP, RMN, Creative Supervision Dip, has worked within both CAMHS and adult mental health services over the past 20 years as a Community Psychiatric Nurse and Systemic Family Psychotherapist (UKCP). Hannah is currently Family Therapist at a regional adolescent in-patient unit and at Exeter University, and has co-designed, manualised and trains clinicians in the delivery of The Exeter Model – an integrative model of couple therapy for depression. She is senior lecturer on the MSc in Psychological Therapies and the Doctoral training in Clinical Psychology, and delivers the systemic component of the CYP IAPT program. With an interest in integrative practice, she has additional training in group analysis, psychodrama, dramatherapy and a Diploma in Creative Supervision awarded by the London Centre for Psychodrama. In addition to Hannah’s chapter in Supervision across Modalities (Sherbersky, 2013), Hannah has published on The Exeter Model and with Martin Gill on the use of therapeutic spontaneity. Martin Gill, UKCP, HCPC, BPA, BADth, UKCP Supervisor, is a psychodrama psychotherapist, dramatherapist and registered supervisor with UKCP and HCPC. He has been an arts therapies practitioner and supervisor for over twenty years and has worked with clinicians in the UK, United States, India, Australia and Northern Ireland. He currently teaches therapeutic process and reflective group supervision with arts in health students for Plymouth University. With Hannah, he co-directs the private practice Changetree, in which they offer individual, couple and group psychotherapy and supervision. Martin is also the digital technology project manager for the Association of Family Therapy, and director of Fast Forward Films which delivers restorative justice and educational materials such as IDAP (Integrated Domestic Abuse Programme) for the Ministry of Justice. He is currently completing an MSc in Psychodrama at Worcester University, researching spontaneity and family therapy.
A6:Workshop10.45 -12.45 Forbidden Fruits: ‘Whenever a taboo is broken, something good happens, something vitalising’ (Henry Miller). In this workshop we will explore our own willingness to be congruent and say the unsayable in ways that it can be heard. We can take risks, be bold, be authentic and find ways to be more free in our relationships with ourselves and others. Drawing on our experience of working internationally, cross-culturally and sometimes counter-culturally we will work creatively and carefully, in ways that  are informed by Psychodrama, Gestalt and Person-Centred theory and practice. The workshop will be primarily experiential with some theoretical input and handouts.  Sandra Grieve is a BPA-accredited Senior Trainer, Person Centred group psychotherapist, counsellor and psychodramatist. She has many years’ experience of working with varied groups nationally and internationally, in particular in Portugal and Afghanistan. She is a tutor on the PG Diploma in Counselling at Strathclyde University, senior trainer with NSP and a UKCP-accredited psychotherapist. She is passionate about groups and group process and has a lively and creative approach to the work. She is also a therapist and supervisor in private practice. 
A7:Workshop10.45 -12.45 Creative multi-expressive psychotherapeutic group with adolescents. In this workshop participants will found a group and look at its process. In this workshop participants will found a group and look at its process. The group’s methodology will alternate between group analysis and analytic psychodrama, creating dramatisations about reality or dreams. The focus is on group process and the evolution of each individual. This group method, compared with others, has proved particularly useful with adolescents who often need to act and experiment with different roles. Starting from systemic family psychotherapy and through group analysis, the method has been developed combining Jungian Psychodrama with the needs arising from working with children and adolescents whose families are multi-problematic in terms of culture and social conditions. Main points to be covered:–       Indivdual Time–       Recreational/creative space:–       Group climate:–       Search for ‘group time’–       The ritual in the group                                   The effectiveness of psychodrama psychotherapy creates a transformation of stories with the use of narrative literature and mythic figures. In my experience, this creates increased self esteem within the adolescent self-esteem and a decrease in their symptoms. This method seems to be effective in working with trauma. The methodology promoted the co-construction of new ways to look at family histories, leading to the possibility of changing violent behaviour. Maria Gabriella Nicotra is a psychologist, psychotherapist and psychodramatist. She deals with evolution issues in both diagnostic and therapeutic aspects, by the use of family and external relationship and group as the unit of analysis and as a therapeutic tool in individual, family and group settings. She uses group-analysis, psychodrama and sociodrama  in preventive-creative, therapeutic, formative and supervision groups. For more than fifteen years she has led therapeutic groups with children, and ‘self-identity-searching’ psychodrama with adolescents. She works on inter-institutional experimental projects and is part of the research groups on the developmental age of COIRAG (IT), Laboratorio di Gruppoanalisi (IT) and FEPTO (EU). She is vice president of Associazione Mediterranea di Psicodramma (a FEPTO member association), and since January 2008 she has been an Honorary Judge at the Juvenile Court of Catania, Italy. 


Empowering Recovery Through Action: Using Psychodrama and Sociodrama in Addictions Counselling. This workshop will demonstrate, in action, a model of addiction with a unique view of suicidal ideation. The model (a psycho-educational tool and warm-up based on ineffectual adult patterns originating from trauma) will demonstrate interventions that can create and sustain change. Relapse prevention practices will be included in the model. Together participants will transpose the model into a sociodramatic exploration of a global community, demonstrating the universality of addiction and the significance of its role in global destruction and human redemption. If appropriate, a psychodrama may emerge from the process: the personal is political. Goals include: 1  Demonstration, in action, of a model of addiction which includes a unique view of suicidal ideation;2  Demonstrations of interventions that will include warm-up and psychodramatic techniques that help create and sustain change for the individual;3  Creating a sociodramatic exploration of a global community, demonstrating the universality of addiction and the significance of its role in global destruction and human redemption;4 Attention to relapse prevention. Kaya T Kade, LPC, CDMS, TEP, is the only certified Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy in Alaska. She has a training group that meets monthly and has held two residential trainings in a straw bale house with breathtaking views of Kachemak Bay near Homer, Alaska. In 2010 she was awarded the Anne Henry Distinguished Service Award by the Alaska Counselling Association. She has presented several times at the ASGPP.  
A9:Workshop10.00-12.45  Sociodrama à deux: A New Hybrid Using Myth for Connection. Is a new hybrid combining Psychodrama à Deux, Sociodrama, Motivational Interviewing and Drama Therapy to lessen feelings of vulnerability in individual counselling. It promotes a sense of safety by distancing the client from threatening material. Participants will learn concrete techniques for using Sociodrama à Deux while learning how to help their clients to increase feelings of connection with themselves, others and the world. Sociodrama à Deux harnesses the projective power of story, allowing the client to explore a problem through the role of a character. This new action technique allows clients to think and move creatively outside the box into a greater number of options. It brings together many different types of therapeutic interventions and combines the best of all for the enhancement of a client’s growth.  Susan Mullins Overman, LMHC, TEP, works for Hyde Park Counselling Centre, a residential treatment facility in Tampa, Florida. She has been a licensed clinician for 20 years and specialises in working with clients on issues pertaining to eating disorders, addictions, and trauma. In addition, she has a private practice specialising in action methods. Susan has served as president on the board of The Tampa Bay Association for Women Psychotherapists and on the board of The International Association for Eating Disorders. She co-founded South Tampa Psychodrama Training along with Sandra Seeger. They are the authors of the article ‘Sociodrama à Deux: A New Hybrid’ published in the Spring 2013 edition of the ASGPP Journal. She has presented numerous times at local and national conferences. Sandra Seeger, LMHC, PAT is in private practice in Tampa Florida and has been working with women and children and families for over 20 years.  After receiving her Masters in Counselling she worked in a variety of settings including the Florida Juvenile justice system, and has worked to incorporate health-based modalities such as yoga, psychodrama and play therapy. She has taught as an adjunct professor in the Masters of Counsellor Education programme at the University of South Florida. She co-founded South Tampa Psychodrama Training with Susan Mullin Overman. Sandra currently sits on the Board of ASGPP and the board of Kathy’s Place, A Centre for Grieving Children. She has presented numerous times at local and national conferences.

12.45 – 14.00 Lunch

B1:Workshop14.15–16.15 International Networking Day. Afternoon small groups 
B2:Workshop14.15–16.15  Dealing with Real Things – Revelations of the Trunk. The main focus of this workshop is the integration and empowerment of psychodrama and sociodrama through specific use of evocative objects with their symbolic and material power.The focus of the experiential workshop is the trunk — a real trunk such as many men keep in their attics or basements, full of objects, trinkets and mementos that are often forgotten and virtually never needed in everyday life; and yet, such objects are impossible to get rid of. Real-world objects (not toys or ribbons) are carefully selected or created to do their job: they form a significant of part of the process. ‘Time shall unfold what plighted cunning hides’ (Shakespeare) — this is one of the assumptions underlying the process. The use of ‘real things’ has already helped a great deal in leading men’s groups, but the potential applications of this approach cover a broader array of subjects. Its main objective is the exploration of true masculinity (as opposed to its often obsolete and unacceptable stereotypes) whenever it is important.   Gleb A Lozinskiy is a psychodrama therapist (since 2003), trainer at psychodramatic training institutes in Russia, consulting psychologist (since 2000), trainer of men’s groups, President of organising committees of Moscow Annual Psychodramatic Conference (2010, 2011), and art historian. He qualified in Psychodrama and role-playing (Institute of Group and Family Psychotherapy, 2003), Training for trainers of the Federation of Psychodramatic Training Institutes of Russia (2009), Art history (Moscow State University 1987), and Consulting psychology (Moscow Institute of Psychology, 2000). He has specialised in ‘understanding therapy’, family therapy, medical psychology, body-oriented therapy, Shadow Work and other modalities. During his career he has been supervisor and consultant to a crisis hotline, and member of a psychological assistance team in emergency situations. He has led groups in schools for teenagers with behaviour deviations, and currently works to the Institute of Group and Family Psychotherapy curriculum (psychodrama and role-playing). He has conducted workshops at annual psychodrama conferences since 2003, and carries out private counselling and group work. He is a member of ‘The New Warrior’ men’s group in the UK.
B3:Workshop14.15–16.15  Personality Disorders or Creative Adaptations? This workshop offers the opportunity to playfully consider the notion of personality disorders. Drawing on characterisations of the psychiatric diagnostic categories and criteria, participants will have the chance, in role, to consider the social atoms of clients/characters from their working practice. The aim is to raise awareness of the internal aspects of pathologised coping strategies.There will be space to consider the clinical implications of working with diagnosed clients as well as those seeking diagnosis. Consideration will be given to the wider social environment in relation to definitions of mental health, well-being and the medicalisation of human distress.  Jeni Goodfellow-Pemsel is an experienced drama therapist completing her final year in Psychodrama Diploma- post grad. She has worked in education for over seven years as a further education counsellor. She currently runs process and supervision groups for Nottingham University and is part of the team delivering the MA Counselling and Counselling children and young people programme. She has a private clinical practice in Nottingham, successfully delivering individual work, group work and clinical supervision. She is the Training Manager of a Creative Arts therapy team, working with young offenders and traumatised children and young people. In this role she delivers dynamic training to potential and existing client groups, making therapeutic theory accessible and applicable in many fields of work. She also supervises student drama therapists and counsellors on placement.
B4:Workshop14.15–16.15  ‘I never thought of looking at it like that before!’ – exploring Moreno’s concept of ‘role’ through creative action. This workshop stems from the author’s dissertation for her BPA Sociodrama Diploma completed in 2012. These exercises can be, and have been, applied in both non-therapeutic and psychotherapeutic contexts. The collaborative process of exploring roles in action, respecting meaningfulness and engaging in creative purposeful activity to find adaptable new role functioning is informed by the integration of the author’s training in Occupational Therapy, Sociodrama and Psychodrama Psychotherapy.This experiential workshop offers participants two exercises which:1)   introduce the notion of being a ‘role-holder’ (for both self and others). Moreno  suggests a role as being: ‘…composed of two parts – its collective denominator and its individual differential’. If we consider each role, private or collective, comprising these two parts, then we may see how we all have something in common as well as having distinctly individual and personal aspects to the roles we hold.2)   explore an intrapsychic role cluster useful in breaking patterns and finding new role responses.Blatner says that Moreno’s role concept invites us to consider the ‘meta-role’ to ‘observe the action, replay a scene, role reverse, re-think how else it might be played’. In this, Blatner gives us the option of accessing distance to become an aware reflective learner/observer and choice-making role player, should we want to be. Spontaneity and creativity underpin this workshop and, as those of us trained in Morenian methods will know, it was Moreno’s strong view that the more we develop our spontaneity and creativity, the more adaptable we will be and more able ‘to respond with some degree of adequacy to a new situation or with some degree of novelty to an old situation’. Noelle Branagan is MD of Change In Action. She is an experienced group facilitator and psychotherapist, and has been using creative action methods in her work across the health, business, education, and voluntary sectors for over 25 years. Her expertise lies in facilitating personal and professional change and development, using Action Methods: developing spontaneity and creativity is fundamental to how she works. Noelle qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1983, a Psychodrama Psychotherapist in 1995 and a Sociodramatist in 2012. 
B5:Workshop14.15–16.15  Sociodrama: Set out the System and Invite Dialogue. I have found this deceptively simple instruction, given to me during my own training, to be a guiding mantra in empowering me in my practice as a sociodrama director. Whatever the situation, theme or story, if the underlying system can be laid out and expanded, roles delineated and explored, and dialogue invoked, new understandings and insights can be reached. I wonder what starting point for a newly-minted story will emerge from this group …  Di Adderley is a BPA Senior Trainer in Sociodrama and a Psychodramatist. She was the first person to be jointly qualified in both disciplines in the UK and went on to co-direct the UK’s sociodrama school (SAM) with Ron Wiener from 2006-2012. She has also co-directed sociodrama trainings internationally in Greece, Romania and China. Di works independently in the fields of drama, adult education and therapy in various organisational contexts. She is a qualified Playback Theatre leader with over 20 years’ experience of practising and teaching the form. She has also trained in both NLP and EFT. Di is co-editor with Ron Wiener and Kate Kirk of ‘Sociodrama in a Changing World’ (2011), available at, and is also the editor of the BPA’s bi-monthly membership newsletter TELE-tronic.
B6:Workshop14.15–16.15  Chakra Sounding Meets Psychodrama. Current research on mindfulness-based practices as well as research on somatic integration highlights the importance of the paradigm presented in this experiential workshop. This is a rare opportunity to work with both an experienced psychodramatist and a Vedic master, who marry their skills by way of working with the Chakras. Sociometry will be used for group building. A beautiful, guided meditation that introduces the participants to the colours, properties, and sounds of each Chakra will be presented with original corresponding music. This meditation will serve as a warm-up to a psychodrama, giving participants the opportunity to encounter, and reverse roles with, their Chakras. This multi-sensory workshop aims to awaken, enliven and empower all who attend.   Pamela Goffman LCSW, PAT, is a licensed psychotherapist and psychodramatist in private practice in Delray Beach, Florida, USA. She is the founder of the Psychodrama Institute of South Florida where she trains mental health professionals in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. Pamela has also taught masters level students in universities throughout South Florida, and serves as a clinical supervisor and consultant. Her experience in teaching movement to actors and creative artists for many years inspires her integration of somatic process in therapeutic treatment and has become a hallmark of her practice with both clients and students. Pamela’s rich background combined with her great joy and passion for her work make her a frequent and popular presenter at conferences. Mimi Moyer MS BS-DMT, RDT, LCAT NCC, is a Vedic Master and Wellness Educator. A graduate of Hunter College, City University of New York, in Dance/Movement Psychotherapy and a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Mimi worked with Psychiatric/Addicted patients, as well as directing the Maitri Theatre Project for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Mimi works with adolescents at risk, seniors, and women recovering from breast cancer.
B7:Workshop14.15–16.15  Application of Moreno’s ‘Canon of Creativity’ in non-clinical community settings. In community settings opportunities frequently arise for workers to facilitate the ‘development’ of a group. The worker may focus on the formation of a new group, the re-animation of a declining or ‘stuck’ group, or orientating an established group in a new direction. On occasions the worker may need to facilitate the closure of a group enabling members to move on creatively from it. Groups in community can be any size; small ‘single issue’ campaigning groups or support groups; middle -sized leisure interest groups or societies for the arts; or large organisations with a long history and diverse activities such as charities or churches. A sociodramatic/Morenian approach to working with community groups will engage the spontaneity and creativity of group members within the context of their group (conserve); encourage informal linking of members (on the basis of common interest within the group’s purpose or task); facilitate insight into how the group understands its purpose; enable the group to find effective ways of working or engaging in its task. In this workshop Moreno’s model ‘the Canon of Creativity’ is considered as an effective conceptual tool for the worker in achieving these tasks. Meredith (Merry) Evans is a Methodist Minister working in Yorkshire. In addition to Church Ministry he has been a Chaplain in the UK’s Prison Service and the National Health Service. He facilitates groups in church and community for mutual support, spirituality, education and training, team building and development. Since 2004 he has delivered regular training on the ‘Service-Users Perspective’ to staff in NHS Mental Health Services and voluntary organisations. He is a member of Sheffield Playback Theatre and holds a certificate in Sociodrama and Action Methods. 
B9a:Seminar14.15–15.10  Applying Sociodrama to Work with Organisations. Starting with a brief theoretical presentation, this seminar will showcase the power and effectiveness of sociodrama in dealing with issues that often emerge in organisations. The integration of organisational development theories will be demonstrated, as well as the implementation of psychodramatic and sociodramatic tools and techniques within the consultation process aimed at staff development, team building and conflict resolution. The seminar is open to practitioners at all levels. Mine Bas Gorgun has a BA degree in Psychology and a masters degree in Organizational Behaviour. She attended UCLA Anderson School of Management for Executive Certification in Human Resources Management. Her masters thesis is on Organizational Change, and her dissertation has been published as ‘The Organizational Therapy: the Proposal of Sociodramatic Corporate Therapy’ (2008), and she has worked in banking, telecommunication and retail companies as HR Manager. She trained as a Psychodramatist at Istanbul Psychodrama Institute, and is attending Family, Marriage & Couple Therapies by IFTI, CBT, EMDR Therapies. She has presented at IAGP 2012, ASGPP 2013, and the Sociodrama Conference 2013. She works in private practice as an organisational consultant and psychotherapist with MS patients.
B9b:Seminar15.20–16.15    Creating a flexible space for therapist and social practitioner collaboration in order to adapt the Socio-Drama Topography Process.  We will present the work of Aiding Dramatic Change in Development’s InFusion Laboratory. Practitioners from different psycho-social disciplines are facilitated through processes that integrate methodologies: psychodrama, scenography, Lukas Derks’ Social Panoramas, contemporary theatre practice and therapeutic arts. The sessions navigate from periods of process and spatial exploration to reflective inquiry. The InFusion lab has helped to adapt a large-group reflective inquiry process called ‘Socio-Drama Topography.’  The philosophical field in which we frame our meaning-making approaches is Enactivism. Enactivist approaches take ecological, physical, and emotional environment into consideration when addressing how meaning is created. The rationale is to provide processes through which project configurations can be developed, both for inner healing within groups, and for action-oriented innovation by groups. The complexity of the environment and the legitimate expectations of participants are significant when moving from a therapeutic to an action-based context. Aiding Dramatic Change in Development has been working with developmental evaluation processes in order to strengthen the configuration of complex community projects. It is within these emerging and adaptive configurations that capacities can develop, and through which action methods can enable change.  Stephen Sillett is a co-founder of Aiding Dramatic Change in Development (ADCID), an organisation that facilitates dialogue, drama and art processes for healing and innovative community development. One developing stream that ADCID is pursuing involves group processes that enable marginalised communities to direct service design. Stephen is co-executive director of ADCID. He is exploring, through ADCID projects and in partnership with other social actors, approaches that engage community members in conversations, consciously orientated to maturing visions of the future. Research interests include the facilitation of non-verbal and spatial meaning-making practices within group workshops and the creation of interactive performance. He directs InFusion Labs where theatre artists, therapists, scientists and social practitioners explore spatial approaches to exploration and discovery.

16.15-16.45 Coffee and Tea

B1017.00-19.00 International Networking Day.Large Group: Summary action feedback from small groups Maurizio Gasseau and Yaacov Naor

19.30-21.30 Dinner

22.00 Bar and Social Time