About the National Psychodrama Training Center

The National Psychodrama Training Center offers Professional Psychodrama Training Workshops in many locations throughout the United States.

John Nolte and several colleagues organized The Midwest Institute for Training in Psychodrama and Group Dynamics, a not-for-profit educational corporation in 1973, in Springfield, Illinois. The Institute was re-named several years later as The Midwest Center for Psychodrama & Sociometry. The Midwest Center recently became the National Psychodrama Training Center to reflect the fact that its Professional Psychodrama Training Workshops are conducted at a number of locations throughout the United States.

The mission of the Center is to teach and train others in the methods, theories and philosophy of J. L Moreno, M.D., the originator of Psychodrama, Sociometry, Role Training and Sociodrama. Recognizing that these methods have broad applications beyond their most common function as a form of psychotherapy, the National Psychodrama Training Center maintains an open-admissions policy,welcoming to its workshops folks of all occupations and professions. In addition to members of the mental health professions and counselors of all kinds, the Center can count lawyers, teachers, ministers, librarians, engineers, judges, plumbers and one university president among its students and trainees.

The workshops of The National Psychodrama Training Center are residential workshops, conducted in conference and retreat centers in several areas of the country. Two primary goals are achieved by residential workshops. Working, eating, and engaging in informal and unstructured time together enhances group development and cohesion. Insight into the group’s sociometry is thus made possible. A second reason for residential workshops is economical; the residential workshop is less expensive for traveling participants who require room and meals.

The different fees that we charge for workshops reflect the different costs of the venues we utilize.

In addition to the scheduled training workshops, the National Psychodrama Training Center can provide training or personal growth workshops to organizations or groups of ten or more people who would like to learn about or make use of the psychodramatic method.

We invite you to explore our website which has a number of pages including information about the Center and trainers, a schedule of workshops, and some brief articles about psychodrama and training in the psychodramatic method.

Other websites that you might be interested in are the American Society of Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama and the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.