Role Analysis

Role Analysis is a powerful tool for assessment, treatment planning, and healing for individuals and groups. This training focuses on the structure for role analysis as developed and practiced by psychodramatists in Australia and New Zealand.

Format: The workshop consists of didactic presentations, experiential activities, and discussions/ processing of Role Analysis. Participants will practice developing role descriptions, conducting a role analysis from provided case studies and, working with role analysis in action. If appropriate to their experience, participants may practice directing psychodramatic vignettes based on material uncovered in the analyses.

Participants: This workshop is for psychodramatists and drama therapists to learn to conduct, analyze, and work with the results of Role Analysis. Counselors and therapists from any part of the world, as well as educators, business coaches, etc., would also find the content of this workshop helpful. This workshop also serves as a good introduction to basic action techniques.

Outcomes – Participants will be able to:

  • list the categories and subcategories used in role analysis;
  • develop role descriptions from written and live action scenarios;
  • conduct a role analysis from a written case study; and,
  • articulate treatment objectives in terms of supporting role development and role transformation.

Logistics: This training can be offered as a full-day workshop with 6-7 hours of workshop time that includes a lunch break, a two-day workshop with 6-7 hours the first day and 5-6 the second, or a full weekend, including a Friday night introduction. Start and end times are negotiable. Space needs include a room that is large enough to accommodate the people involved that has movable chairs with tables off to the side. We also need a blackboard or whiteboard and appropriate chalk/ markers.