FAQ

Who is Psychodrama Education for?
We welcome professionals with various educational and professional backgrounds ranging from beginner to advanced skill levels. Some advanced participants may be seeking certification while intermediate or beginner participants may seek training for professional development or skill building purposes or personal growth.
Psychodrama executive education uses an adult learning model, so education and learning flows from all available resources, allowing advanced and intermediate skill level participants (i.e. current second or third year level students or recent graduates) the benefit of furthering their clinical acumen via the questions and enthusiasm of beginning level participants.

What will I learn in Psychodrama Training?
The educational experiences we offer will teach you:

  • Psychodramatic theory & philosophy.
  • The therapeutic process of warm-up, action, and sharing.
  • Doubling, mirroring and role reversal techniques.
  • How to implement a social atom exercise.
  • Action techniques for assessment, intervention, and evaluation purposes.
  • How psychodrama/sociodrama can be integrated with other related fields and modalities.
  • Directing skills.
  • Psychodrama terminology, including surplus reality, tele, sociometry, auxiliary, etc.
  • Ethical practice guidelines of psychodrama.
  • How to work with multi-cultural identities within the group psychotherapy process.
  • Fundamental aspects of a psychodramatic session.
  • How various ethical codes of psychotherapy and of coaching and training are understood in relation to psychodrama ethical standards (IAGP; FEPTO; TAP, ASGPP).
  • Ethical considerations of psychodrama practice along the training continuum including required levels of education, training, supervision and competencies.
  • Psychodrama philosophy related to issues of social justice and human rights issues.
  • How to utilize sociodrama and sociometric techniques for working in community settings with marginalized populations.
  • How to address issues of culture, race, socioeconomic, gender and religious differences as part of the group psychotherapy process.

Moreover, Psychodrama is a group-methodology. The education will help you to understand groups and your own role and status within groups better. Thus, you will develop your leadership skills.

How much will it cost to attend?
Vedadrama India Pvt. Ltd. Psychodrama education costs Rs 5,000 per day; if paid in annual installments in advance there will be a 20 % discount. This includes training fees, tea/coffee and taxes. The Executive Education in a year will have 15 to 16 days. Thus, the total cost is 75.000 to 80.000 Rs (discounted rate: 64.000 Rs; at Coimbatore: Inquire with Asha Child).

I want to sign up for psychodrama Education. And: What if I don’t like it?
First have a one- or two-days’ workshop at Coimbatore, Delhi or Bangalore and decide afterwards. In addition, an obligatory introductory talk is needed to attend an annual education. In this talk, you can come to know the trainer and ask any questions.
The participants should have a sound mental health. If there had been some severe mental issues in the past, please ask your trainer prior to participation if psychodrama is apt for you.
It is good to have prior coaching and/or therapy experience. And psychodrama will be helpful for all, who want to go for a path of emotional, mental and spiritual self-inquiry.
In some cases individual agreements can be done, like attending the first workshop and to continue only later. If you do not want to continue after 15/16 days of education (first year) there is no need to register for the second year. You will get a full valid certificate of participation on each and every workshop and a certificate for each year attended. These are internationally recognized. You can continue your studies at other places around the world.

Do you offer refunds?
If cancelled 60 days before the first education seminar takes place, full refund will be given. If booked in advance and with discount, we do not offer standard refund after that date.

What is Psychodrama Education like?
The intention of our educational groups is to create a safe, supportive, and positive learning environment. Psychodrama Education is akin to a college course. In the same way you attend a particular class over a semester, you attend educational sessions over a period of time. Each session designed to build upon the other allowing for a depth of knowledge that other formats cannot offer. Psychodrama is experiential, creating a uniquely educational, supportive and inspiring professional refuge.

If I join an ongoing education group will I be refunded or prorated for days I am absent?
If a psychodrama student is sick himself/herself she/he can attend in any other of the groups within India to make up the missed days for free. If there is any other reason (which was not agreed upon before) like workload, sickness of family members, festive reasons, the days can be picked up as to reach the certification goal, but it will be against additional full payment.

What if I require special arrangements?
There are multiple ways as to agree on special arrangements and early/late start and/or extended holidays (especially if they are pre-booked and would interfere the program).

Where is Psychodrama Executive Education offered? Do you offer accommodations?
We do not offer accommodation, but at the place at Bengaluru Wilson Garden Bose Compound (near NIMHANS Convention Centre), there are simple cottages available for rent (some Rs. 1,000/Night). At Mangalore the Yenepoya University offers accommodation at the Meridiyan Guesthouse for same price. No accommodation is offered at all other places.

At New Delhi some education takes place at Aerocity with a multitude of good to excellent hotels around. At Coimbatore we meet at/near Asha Child at Krishna Colony. At Mumbai at Andheri (W) and future groups at Chennai at Guindy.

What if I am not happy? Who do I contact about grievances?
Vedadrama India Pvt. Ltd. as member of IAGP, IAC and ISPS deals in a structure way with grievance. Vedadrama India is partner of the oldest German Psychodrama Institute PIB Psychotherapeutisches Institut Bergerhausen, establ. 1973, and uses the PIB grievance ombudsman. Any student, who is unhappy with the education, trainers or way of education can hand in a written complaint after trying to sort it out directly and not feeling satisfied.