(BPA and UKCP registered psychodrama psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer)

An online training course, consisting of six modules totalling 42 training hours on the following Saturdays: 18th of May, 22nd of June, 20th of July, 10th of August, 14th of September and 12th of October 2024, between the hours of 8am-3pm UK time.


This training course is designed for psychodrama psychotherapists working with individual clients, either face-to-face or online, and who are interested in creative alternatives to the more classical psychodrama approach. The course will offer an opportunity to explore and learn new techniques for one-to-one psychodramatic work, with particular focus on the use of ‘Internal Psychodrama’ and ‘Relationship Psychotherapy’. These training modules will build on and further deepen the techniques presented by Zoli Figusch in previous stand-alone workshops over the past years. While having some previous knowledge and experience of ‘Internal Psychodrama’ and ‘Relationship Psychotherapy’ is desirable, it is not an absolute requirement for participating.

Over the six modules, time will be given for the introduction, demonstration and exploration of these techniques as well as their theoretical underpinnings. Participants will be able to observe the use of the techniques, as well as have opportunities to practice them during the course of the sessions. Participants will also be encouraged to try and apply their learning of these techniques in their own individual clinical practice in between the training sessions. They will then be asked to bring their experiences of working with these techniques back for exploration, and reflect on their practice within the safe training and supervisory context of the modules.

‘Internal psychodrama’. This technique works with internal and symbolic dramatization, with the client visualising and experiencing the action, but without physically executing it. The term internal refers to the fact that the dramatic action during the psychodrama does not take place in the external space of the therapy room, but in the mental space/imagination of the protagonist. The dramatic interaction with characters happens internally/mentally. The technique can address both intra-psychic (internal roles and states) as well as interpersonal issues alike. It has been developed and furthered by psychodramatists such as Bustos, Dias, Godoy and Fonseca.

‘Relationship psychotherapy’. This is a working modality developed by Jose Fonseca, a technique derived from analytical therapy and psychodrama, and described as a minimalist version of psychodrama. The expression ‘relationship psychotherapy’ emphasises the relational philosophy (Martin Buber) within the therapeutic work, and it deals with the client-therapist relationship (here and now), the client’s external relationships, and the relationships from the client’s internal world (the client’s internal sociometry). Scenes are played out verbally; there is no external dramatic action, no stage or stage markings, and no physical interaction.


The training course will require a minimum of 12 participants and will offer 42 continued professional development training hours (CPD). Participants are required to sign up to all six modules.



The cost of the training course is £750 (GB Pounds).

A non-refundable deposit of £150 is required to book a place, with the full balance due by the 30th of April. Please fill in the attached registration form and make payment by the listed payment methods. Please email the registration form to Zoli Figusch at

Once full payment has been received, you will be sent confirmation of your place on the course and a zoom link for the first module on the 18th of May 2024. Zoom links for the consequent modules will be sent prior to each session.


ZOLI FIGUSCH is a psychodrama psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer, a member of the British Psychodrama Association (BPA) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Zoli is the editor of three psychodrama books: ‘Sambadrama – The Arena of Brazilian Psychodrama’; ‘From one-to-one psychodrama to large group socio-psychodrama’; and ‘The J.L. Moreno memorial photo album’. Zoli works as a principal psychotherapist at a specialist psychotherapy service for clients with personality disorders, in Maidstone, UK. Zoli was the recipient of the ASGPP’s ‘Zerka T. Moreno Award’ in 2013, and BPA’s ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ in 2021.