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Psychodramatic studies on group work and social interaction

26. – 29. May 2011
Hotel Maestral / Novigrad (Istria, Croatia)

Starting ideas

During the Annual meeting of the European Federation of Psychodrama Training Organisations 2009 representatives discussed the possibility of building up a network between universities and private training institutes in order to use the strengths of each partner. An International summer academy was the first step that was taken on this way. Trainers and trainees of psychodrama and students who were interested in the method should meet to work on a certain topic and learn with the help of the psychodramatic method.

The aspect of intercultural encounters and their development during the meeting should be focused first. The summer academy is organized by the representatives of the participating Universities.

The network of Universities and private institutes which offers a psychodrama training or courses should enhance the quality of training and the reflection on action methods in general. International cooperation and a stronger scientific orientation are intended.


Intercultural exchange, research in action, training in psychodrama:

Students of different countries study in action their personal change regarding their relationship with foreign and unknown people by working with psychodramatic methods in two group settings (large and small group).


10-20 students of each university and institute are invited to participate. They get tasks according to their training level.


Psychodrama, Sociometry and Sociodrama


Vladimir Milosevic (Serbia), Jutta Fürst (Austria), Hannes Krall (Austria), Hedva Novich (Israel), Kirsti Silvola (Finland)

Meeting place

Novigrad (Istria) is a small village with an eventful history that dates back into ancient Greek times. Originally built on a small peninsula with a natural harbour it was target of many attacks. Due to the conquerors and owners it had various names like Neapolis (7th) Civitas Nova (9th) and Emonia (12th) Many cultures left their traces there. Greeks, Romans, Venetians, Turks, French and Germans fought, conquered, destroyed, lived and left the village. Although wars and epidemics nearly erased the area people found a way to survive and make their living nowadays by hosting tourists from different cultures.


Thursday, 26.5.2011.

16:00 Registration

17:00 Warm up (Large group)

Friday, 27.5.2011.

09:00 Workshops (Small group)

19:00 Reflection   (Large Group)Saturday, 28.5.2011.

09:00 Workshops (Small group)

19:00 Reflection (Large Group)

Sunday, 29.5. 2011.

09:00 Large group

12:00 Closure (Large Group)

Participating Universities and Training Institutions:


Leopold Franzens Universität Innsbruck (University of Innsbruck)

Institut für Kommunikation im Berufsleben und Psychotherapie

(Institute for communication in the professional field and Psychotherapy)

Schöpfstr. 3

6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Contact person: Dr. Jutta Fürst

Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt (University of Klagenfurt)

Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft und Bildungsforschung

Universitätsstraße 65-67

9020 Klagenfurt, Austria

Contact person: Prof. Dr. Johannes Krall


The College For Academic Studies

7 Rabin Boulevard,

Rishon LeZion, Israel

Contact person: Hedva Novich


Institute for psychodrama

Belgrade, Serbia

Contact person: D. Vladimir Milosevic


Helsinki Psychodrama Institute


00520 Helsinki, Finland

Contact person: Kirsti Silvola



Center for psychodrama

Zagreb, Croatia

Contact persons: Vedran Korusic, Marko Skopac