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Sun Jun 5 20:13:13 PDT 2016
Dear All, this is a few years old and what now is the status of the IAGP for organized psychodrama?
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Cc: Heloisa Fleury ; Manuela Maciel ; Gasseau,Maurizio ; yaacov naor
Subject: Re: [IAGP:PSYCHODRAMA] Re: Committee Report
thank you for the active dialogue within three lists! I like to share
with you some of my thoughts and reflections on the report of the
working international committee of the PD section of IAGP. I am doing
this not only as the president of IAGP but also as a former
co-coordinator of the section (1998-2000) and after having had an
extensive exchange with members of this group.
The report of the working international committee addresses not only the
question of developping PD and the section of PD on an international
level - which was actually the mandate given in Porto - but also
clearly the question whether to stay or leave IAGP. This latter question
provokes a lot of emotions because it means to address the possibility
of a split of our community. The report is not recommanding it - but it
is considering it seriously and it is not excluding it neither for the
JL Moreno founded IAGP after more than 20 years of hardest work,
financial investments and severe attacks from all sides. He was
supported during this endeavour after all by his wife and co-creator,
Zerka but also by SH Foulkes, J Bierer and many others. Of course he had
to question himself if this was the only possible way - but it was after
all his preference and in the end even "the achievement which coronates
his life time work". IAGP is an organization which deals with
multicultural and multimethodological differences - this is sometimes
extremely difficult. But it is also a developping organization - and not
a "conserve" - which has achieved a lot of structural and contential
benefits for its members in the last years.
When the sections were founded the intention was to shorten the distance
to the membership. All the goals the report define as "advantages" of an
independent PD organization can be realized in the framework of the IAGP
already. This kind of autonomy is already there. But you have to make
use of it: a discussion list is very silent if the moderators aren't
active as a model themselves, a section working committee - which was
created in Rome - will not produce nothing if it does not have an agenda
etc. - an aspect which does not depend on IAGP but on the persons
involved in it. The program of International congresses is not a product
of the executive of IAGP but of huge scientific committees where
psychodramatists are very present. Nevertheless and to my regret these
aspects are portrayed in a way in this report which is at least
misleading. This is what I want to correct: IAGP as an organization is
Finally there is a survey which I don't see as precise and
differenciated as it should be in order to "cover all aspects of the
future development of the PD section" which is its intention. Still I
have trust that the group will evaluate the responses in a sensitive way.
In the end I want to support very much the positive aspect of this
report which is the development of the PD section and its role for the
international PD community. I like to say that there is a fantasma of a
split but that the very good intentions of the work of this group are
different: inside of this group nobody wants a split and nobody wants to
So I like to invite everybody to come closer, cooperate and - quoting
Zerka and the title of her memories - re-dream IAGP again together!
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