At Sigmund Freud University Vienna, psychodrama (PD) is offered as another method in the psychotherapy training.
Anerkennung Psychodrama – Bundesministerium Gesundheit.pdf

What is Psychodrama?

Folder Fachspezifikum Psychodrama.pdf

Brief description of the psychodrama method
“To fathom the truth of the soul through action.” This was the ambition of Jacob Levy Moreno, who developed psychodrama in Vienna from impromptu theatre before moving to the USA in 1925, where he expanded the method along with the newly emerging group psychotherapy.
Psychodrama is an understanding and interactive method that is currently used in individual, couple and group settings. The concept of encounter and trust in the healing effect of play and an action-oriented confrontation with relationship constellations are central. Spontaneity and creativity are specifically addressed and encouraged.
Psychodramatic play and sociometric processing of social relationships enable self-determined confrontation with personal challenges, conflicts and solution strategies. With the help of psychodramatic methods (e.g. impromptu, group and protagonist play) and sociometric procedures (e.g. constellating and processing relationships), resources can be activated, one’s own behaviour in social relationships can be explored and the existing role repertoire can be expanded.

Lecturers in the method psychodrama

  • Dr. Jutta Fürst
  • Karl Ernst Heidegger MSc
  • ao. Prof. Dr. Johannes Krall
  • em. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Klaus Ottomeyer
  • Susanne Schulze

Admission procedure

If you have any questions on the admission procedure for the psychodrama method, please contact:

Contact for registrations:
Ulrike Fenz
Tel: +43 1 798 40 98 451
E-mail: international@sfu.ac.at