The Ongoing Training of a Psychodramatist

There and Back Again

  • Philip D Carter
Keywords: psychodrama, pae, narrative, whakamā, Paroa, spontaneity

Abstract

This paper is structured as a narrative so that the reader may not just have an understanding of the content but also an experience of it. The value of naivety, alertness, and readiness is highlighted. I describe core experiences that have shaped my identity and functioning as a psychodramatist. The narrative is one expression of what it is to have the ancestral bounty of both Māori and European lineages. It is a unique expression. There is no claim that any other person has to be like this.

Whakarāpopotonga

I tuhia paki waitarahia tēnei kia āta mau pai ai te ngako o te kaupapa i tua atu i te whai wheako whaiarohanga mai i te tuhinga. E whakatairangahia ana te matapoporo o te harakore te koi me te hikaka. Ka whakaahuatia atu ngā wheako whakatau nei i taku tuakiri me tēnei tūmomo mahi āku. Ko te pakiwaitara tētahi whakaatanga whiwhi whakapapa karangarua; Māori Pākehā. He whakapuakinga takitahi. Ehara tēnei i te whakapae me pēnei anō hoki ētahi atu tāngata.

Published
2015-09-18
How to Cite
Carter, P. D. (2015). The Ongoing Training of a Psychodramatist: There and Back Again. Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand, 19(1), 25-34. https://doi.org/10.9791/ajpanz.2015.03
Section
Articles