Seminar Programme

Theory: topics of theoretical seminars (mandatory and optional), cross-seminars, individual reading assignments, etc.


  1. Milestones of J. L. Moreno’s legacy – Part 1 – 10 hours
    (the nature of human’s condition; the I-God concept; spontaneity, creativity and cultural conserves; “here-and-now” and the philosophy of Encounter)
  2. Milestones of J. L. Moreno’s legacy – Part 2 – 10 hours
    (basics of Moreno’s role theory; status and locus nascendi; the matrix of identity; psychosomatic, psychodramatic and social roles)
  3. Milestones of J. L. Moreno’s legacy – Part 3 – 10 hours
    (Moreno’s views on the structure of society; the social atom and social matrix; the invention of sociometry, group therapy and sociatry)
  4. The main elements (tools) of Psychodrama – 20 hours
    (Stage, Protagonist, Director, Auxiliary Ego, Audience – meaning, functions, interplay)
  5. Main techniques (procedures) of Psychodrama –  20 hours
    (interview, moving into role, soliloquy, the double, role-reversal, “mirror” technique, action replay, etc. – meaning, choice of technique, the place of the Protagonist; additional techniques, ad hoc techniques)
  6. Main phases of Psychodrama  – 20 hours
    (Warm-Up: meaning, types of warm-up, direction of the warm-up, analysis of warm-up; Action: dynamic, principles and forms of enactment in Psychodrama and Sociodrama, individual and group Protagonists; Sharing: principles of sharing and feedback)
  7. Therapeutic factors in Psychodrama enactment – 10 hours
    (expanding the role repertoire, awareness, catharsis, integration, perspective-taking, function of the “Observing Ego”, symbolization through action, psycho-somatic aspects of the enactment)
  8. Interpersonal processes – 10 hours
    (“transference”, “empathy” and “tele”; positive and negative “tele”, sociometry and socio-analysis)
  9. Theory of Group Psychotherapy and Group Dynamics – 10 hours
  10. The Roles of the Group Leader – 10 hours
  11. Obstacles in the group process – 10 hours
    (resistances and defense mechanisms: splitting, projection and projective identification, denial of reality, repression, displacement, acting out, repetition compulsion)
  12. Therapeutic factors of the group – 10 hours
    (establishment of hope, universality, altruism, emotional learning, the group as a microcosm)


  1. Individual Psychotherapy and Monodrama – instruments, structure and psychodynamic process – 10 hours
  2. Psychodrama with children & adolescents – 10 hours
  3. Working with couples – 10 hours
  4. Working with personality disorders and addiction – 10 hours
  5. Working with psychosis  – 10 hours
  6. Working with psychosomatics – 10 hours
  7. Sociometry as Action Research – 30 hours
  8. Family genograms, transgenerational work in Psychodrama – 20 hours
  9. Working with dreams, symbols and metaphors in Psychodrama  – 10 hours
  10. Psychodrama, Sociodrama and the traditions of Non-Scripted Theatre – 10 hours
  11. Psychodrama in social work – 10 hours
  12. Fundamentals of psychodynamic process-analysis. Case-work. – 10 hours