Having been elected as the new Chair of the Psychodrama
Section for the next 3 years, I am very happy to tell you that we had an
excellent Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, with many presentations and
workshops on Psychodrama.
I would like to emphasize particularly the great effort
of Sue Daniel, Anne Schutzenberger, Pierre Fontaine, Maurizio Gasseau, Jorg
Burmeister, Greta Leutz in this Congress, who besides from having presented
workshops during the Pre-Congress have also done an excellent contribution
to the Congress itself, with very high quality and well organized
presentations and simposia. Many other Psychodramatists also presented their
work and also the new Video "Moreno and his muses" was presented by José
Fonseca. We also had the pleasure of having as a speaker in the plenary
Session, Jonathan Moreno, who spoke about ethics in Medicine and the secret
experiments on Human Beings (which is also the title of his book "Undue
Risk: Secret State Experiments on Humans" ).
In Istambul, we had a successful and effective
Psychodrama Section Meeting, for 1 hour and half, with the presence of
around 90 Psychodramatists from all over the world. We first heard and saw a
little bit of the living History of Psychodramatis at IAGP Congresses ,
which then divided in to small subgroups, by categories of antiquity in IAGP and
gave suggestions to the future goals of Psychodrama Section .In this same meeting
we also formed a working Comittee of about 16 people, representing the
different regions of the World, who kindly and volunteered to help the PD
Section to acomplish its goals.
I am proud to announce that this Working Comiittee, who
had another specific meeting at the IAGP Congress, is already working in 4
different subgroups focussing on specific areas (chosen according to the
main suggestions collected at the PD Section Meeting) with already well
defined goals and coordinators.
These subcomittees are:
- Research in Psychodrama (and good articles for Forum)
- Promotion /Expansion of Psychodrama
- Regional Support and networking for Psychodramatists
- Presentations for Congress 2006 in S. Paulo .
Very soon, I will write to you about the specific goals
of each subcommittee, which will also be soon added to our webapage, so
that each one of you may contribute with ideas in order to keep this work
vivid, creative and effective.
Let me also suggest your active contribution to this list,
so that we keep informed about everything which is relevant to the
Psychodrama Comunity in the world.
António, Yaffa and I are also working on the Internet
solutions to improve our comunnication and networking, like this Psychodrama
Announcement list, and our webpage and more ideas to be discussed and
Thank you for all of those who are suporting me and
specially to Sue Daniel for her excellent work in the Psychodrama Section
and for the 15th IAGP Congress and also to give me the opportunity and
honour to Chair the IAGP Psychodrama Section.
Feel free to contact me.