Kivunim- Institute of Psychodrama and Group Work
The School of Psychodrama
The Training Center for Analytic Psychodrama
Founder: Oded Navé, 1997
Description and structure
Kivunim (Directions) Institute was founded in 1994to provide psychodrama therapy groups, psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. In our clinic we currently havean average of5 - 7 on-going psychodrama, analytic therapy, and training groups
Oded Navé founded "The School for Psychodrama" in 1997.The 3-year program requires an intensive studying day of 12 hours per week, a total of 360 hours each year, 1064 hours of training for the entire program. Students submit a paper at the end of every course and get a numerical grade. The grade of each course is based on three components: presence, level of participation and the paper. At the end of the training, students submit a final thesis.
This structure evolved gradually, as the program developed, to an intimate, personal model of staff/student interaction. Professional development of individuals requires a holding environment, well enough, in this challenging path. We try to promote group cohesion and distinctive identity to each group. For example, each class has its own name which the students choose on the first day at school. Today, the first year's name is: "friendship' "A Circle of Stones" the second year's name is "Octopus" and the third year's name is "Fistooke".
The program normally lasts 3-5 years as it takes time to meet all the requirements. When students complete this first stage of the training, their status changes and they become trainees.In the following 3 years they have to work a minimum of 2500 supervised hours.
Peer group: Each training group starts with 14-16 students who learn together for three years. The peer group supports the demanding tasks of the program.
Coordinator: Each group has a group coordinator, who serves as "father & mother" for collective and individual needs during the 3 year program.
Experience first: The studies are mainly experiential. Theory follows.
Certification process: We are not a certifying institute. However we subject our program to the certification requirements of the Israeli Association of Psychodrama.
Personal experience: Each student must attend at least 200 hours of therapy in psychodrama.
Ethical concern:There is an ethical code of conduct as part of the teacher's contract. For example teachers in the program cannot be the students’ therapists or supervisors before they finish 3rd year.
The teachers are therapists: Every teacher in the program has to be either C.P. preferably P.A.T or T.E.P and to hold at least a Master Degree.The teachers must be active therapists and preferably lead a psychodrama therapy group.
Feedback: At the end of each course students complete an anonymous feedback form. Teachers are expected to receive adequate evaluations to be retained.
Staff Supervision: The underlying philosophy is of the dynamic organization. Once a month the teaching staff holds a meeting, consisting of staff dynamic with a supervisor in the first half, followed by a staff meeting.
Analytic approach:Since 2003-2004 there is a fundamental change in the school philosophy: the adaptation of analytic group theory and practice, into psychodrama. The major analytical theoreticians are Bion and Foulkes, but others’ contributions will be applied as well.
The main elements of the program
First year: Psychodrama and group process; theory and basic elements of psychodrama; classic psychodrama (Moreno).Students direct warm-ups from the second semester. Intensive 3 day residential seminar in psychodrama. Every week anther student brings the lunch to the group.
Second year: Psychodrama and psychopathology – clinical seminar in a psychiatric hospital; the theory and practice of psychopathology; the use of sociometry in psychodrama; integration of psychodrama with other models as: story telling, movement therapy, small group analytic experience and theory. The students conduct a whole psychodrama session. A 3 day residential seminar in psychodrama. Each class starts with processing the previous session. Each class has an observer who writes the entire psychodrama (10-20 pages) sends it to the hotmail address of the class so everyone has the opportunity to read and prepare for the discussion. Sometimes we use a video camera for the processing.
Third year: Advanced theory of psychodrama; supervision on on-site work, learning theory and practice of analytically oriented psychodrama, The students conduct a whole psychodrama session with analytic components, special applications of psychodrama; psychopathology - advanced course; intensive 3 day residential seminar in psychodrama. Special application of psychodrama i.e. special population. Starting practicum of 800 hours.
Fourth year:Completing the final paper (A seminarian level paper) Completion of practicum and missing hours and curricula, self experiencing in psychodrama etc.
Peer Group:A leaderless group consists of the trainees of the program and other training programs. The group meets twice a month, and the participants have the opportunity to direct, be a protagonist, to analyze and process psychodrama and share knowledge and information about job opportunities in the field of psychodrama and group work.
Practical Work:In the 3rd and 4th years, students must complete at least 800 hrs of practical work (Practicum). At least 400 hrs must be in direct contact with patients. Students receive on-site supervision. In the practicum course, students receive group supervision on the psychodrama aspects of their work.
Intensive Seminar: Once a year, all students and trainees must attend a 3 day, intensive residential course:the Kivunim Seminar.
Open Sessions: The Institute demonstrates psychodrama to the public at large in a once a month open session, which takes place in the Institute with the staff psychodramatists. Students attend these sessions as part of their curriculum.
Conferences and study days: The staff decides that a number of conferences and study days, provided by different institutes, be part of the curriculum of the training program.
Translation: Every year the students are engaged in the school translation of psychodrama books to Hebrew. So far two books have been translated and will be printed in 2004-2005.
Seminarian: Students have to write an academic-level Seminarian at the end of the third year, based on there practicum experience.
Introductory courses in psychology
PSYCHOLOGY: Students who can not prove adequate knowledge in the following areas: Human development, Theories of Personality, Psychopathology and Psychotherapy: terminology, phenomenology and history must attend these courses, in the institute, in a special summer seminar
GROUP PSYCHOANALYSIS:A special summer seminar introducing psychoanalytical
Oded Navé – T.E.P., M.A... , C.A.G.S. - Expressive therapy. Director and program manager
Benny Rippa - PhD - Social worker. Group analyst
Yafi Shpirer– M.PA – Public administration. Psychodrama therapist
Irit Shmali Tayber- M.A - Expressive therapy. Psychodrama therapist
Yafa Edri Mor- M.A - Expressive therapy. Psychodrama therapist
Tami Ayalon- - M.A. - Clinical psychology. Clinical psychologist
Orit Navé -M.A. - Clinical psychology. Clinical psychologist
Michal Efod Ashkenazi -M.A.- Clinical psychology. Clinical psychologist
Roni Blitz – Actor, Director, Psychodrama therapist
Dafna Rotbaum- School administrator
Orly Ronel - School Secretary
Kivunim, to get in touch:
Derech hahagana 34 first floore. Tel-Aviv, Israel 67721
Tel: + 972-3-6812368
Fax: + 972-3-6834267
Mobil: + 972-54-6812368
Web site: www.mkivunim.co.il
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