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Tue, 13 Sept


McKillop Institute

Introduction to Psychodrama

Psychodrama is the original form of group psychotherapy, developed by J.L. Moreno, who wanted to be remembered as 'The Man who Brought Joy and Laughter into Psychiatry'. This is a free workshop.

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Introduction to Psychodrama
Introduction to Psychodrama

Time & Location

13 Sept 2022, 19:00 – 21:00

McKillop Institute, Main St, Lochwinnoch PA12 4AJ, UK

About the event

Psychodrama uses creative action methods to look at situations from the past, present and future. It offers a playful way to express yourself, safely and in confidence. In psychodrama difficult issues can be explored with a lightness of touch, and group members often leave feeling a deep sense of connection, with self and others. Sessions are often fun with lots of shared laughter.

In this experiential workshop Emma will introduce you to some of the key concepts of psychodrama. Participants will be asked to share from their own experience and group members are encouraged and supported to participate at a level which suits them.

The workshop will follow the classical psychodrama structure of warm-up, action and sharing.

Warm-up supports group members to begin to 'warm-up' to the issues which are present for them.

Action focuses on the issues of one or more group members, supported by the group. Sharing gives the whole group the opportunity to connect with the material that emerges in the session, sharing anything which resonates with their experience.

The whole process is facilitated by Emma, the psychodrama director, who ensures a supportive environment and safe space for all involved.

Emma will pay particular attention to the fact that this workshop is taking place within the small community of our village where personal connections are many. Participants will be supported to consider what they share and how to respect confidentiality following the workshop.

This is a free workshop. To book email Emma on


Emma is a UKCP registered Psychodrama Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer.

She is dual trained in Person-centred Counselling (Strathclyde University) and Psychodrama Psychotherapy (Northern School of Psychodrama). Emma has worked extensively in a freelance capacity, in both private practice and for organisations, with both individuals and groups. She has held employed roles with the Children and Young People’s Team at Glasgow Women’s Aid; Freedom from Torture; and for Barnardos Trauma Bereavement and Loss service within HMP & YOI Polmont. She is a trainer with the Northern School of Psychodrama and has been a visiting trainer for Glasgow Council on Alcohol’s Integrative Psychotherapy Diploma and Charis Diploma in Counselling. Emma adheres to the BPA Code of Ethics and Practice, see

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