Post-Conference Workshop : Freedom from Shame and Doubt with Annette Fisher

Autonomy versus Shame and Doubt is a developmental stage in Eric Erikson’s psychological development theory. Through progressive role development, the psychodramatic method assists us to be free from the restraints of shame and doubt. This leads to a strengthening of identity and self-reliance that brings independence of thought and a basic confidence to think and act for oneself.

110711 View From The End Of The BedThis training programme is especially designed to assist practitioners to develop their understanding of the dynamics of shame and the impact it has on human development. Shame and doubt can result in a poor self-image, co-dependant relationships and social isolation. The focus of the workshop will be on the development of progressive roles that lead to autonomy and self-determination, and the writing of new scripts such as, I am lovable, I am successful and I do deserve to be happy.

Participants will be involved in psychodramatic productions, large and small group interaction, role analyses, theoretical mini lectures, reflection and discussion. There will be opportunities to direct psychodramas and receive peer and leader supervision, with a particular focus on the development of abilities to produce a drama and apply the psychodramatic method in professional practice. In advance of the workshop, participants will be provided with a reading list and video clip to enhance learning.

Your Workshop Leader : Annette Fisher


Annette Fisher is a psychodramatist, TEP and trainer on the staff of Psychodrama Australia, and a counsellor and psychotherapist registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).  The combination of psychology and the creative arts is a lifelong passion. Annette has presented seminars and workshops in Australia and overseas.




  • Monday January 25 – 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday January 26 – 9am to 5pm

Maximum Number of Participants:   16