....building on the spirit and work of J. L. Moreno and Zerka T. Moreno.
The Moreno Psychodrama Society (MPS) is a body of people working together to bring the psychodramatic method into many areas of our world. MPS is the umbrella organisation for the Psychodrama Institute of Melbourne (PIM), the Psychodrama Institute of Aotearoa (PIA), and the newly formed Chapter of MPS, 'Psychodrama in India'; all accredited training bodies that stand for, and promote the development of relationship and community through the unique expression of their members. MPS and the institutes are mutually affiliated with the Australian and Aotearoa Board of Psychodrama (AABP). The Society is also an affiliated organisation with the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP).
The Moreno Psychodrama Society hosts the Theatre of Spontaneity (ToS) on the last Sunday evening of every month from 6.00 - 8.30 p.m. A light supper is served. ToS is a two-hour event, open to the public, and explores matters of interest in our world, specific topics and the latest innovations in experiential methods. The material comes from the audience. Leaders may include psychodrama practitioners, trainees and overseas guests.
The benefits of MPS membership are many. Firstly, you are a part of a living and thriving community that has spontaneity and creativity at its heart. You have the opportunity to participate in Practitioner Peer Groups and a Reading Group as well as receiving two issues of the world's first Psychodrama E-Journal: The Mirror every year. There is an ongoing Blog, showing forthcoming events, photos, art, poetry and the writings of our members and friends. Members and guests are invited to write for the blog thereby contributing to the creation of new ideas and developments in psychodrama.
As a member you have access to the Zerka T. Moreno library at PIM, which includes the George Cally reference section. You are also eligible to post links to your web page on our site. Membership includes reduced rates into all MPS events, such as the monthly ToS and some PIM and PiA workshops.
The Committee: Lethe Gaskin (Chairperson), Ted Bugarski (Treasurer and Editor of the e-Journal), Gavin O’Loughlin (ToS Co-ordinator), Lyndon Medina, Sharni Page-Cameron, Yelena Ashlapova (Blog Co-ordinator), Sue Daniel (Founder of MPS and International Representative), Katrina Gaskin and Hans Wilgenburg.
This committee, which forms and maintains the group sociometrically, serves the membership by managing the day-to-day affairs of the Society, organising events such as conferences and projects and keeps connected with other psychodrama communities and organisations throughout the world.