Johannes KRALL

Hannes Krall

a.o. Univ.-Prof.MMag. Dr.

Address: University of Klagenfurt
Institute of Educational Sciences and Research
Universitaetsstr. 56-67
9020 Klagenfurt, Austria


Tel.: + 43 463 2700 1244


I started my study of Psychology at the University of Graz. Later on I moved to the University of Klagenfurt where I graduated in Educational Sciences and Psychology. As a student I attended one semester at the University of Northern Iowa.
In 1992 I began to work in educational sciences at the University of Klagenfurt.I finished one course in Action Research at the University of Norwich, and I was for three month a visiting scholar at Stanford University.
During my study of education and psychology at the University of Klagenfurt I got to know psychodrama in 1988-89. Psychodrama and a social psychoanalytical approach became important for my ethnographic studies on youth cultures and on political right wing movements.
In 1991 I started my psychodrama training in Austria (ÖAGG). As a psychotherapist I worked for several years in an institute for family counselling and psychotherapy and in a child protection centre.
I am also trained in organisational counselling and supervision, and I am providing training courses for supervisors and coaches.

Since 2007 I am trainer for psychodrama at the University of Innsbruck. I am also trainer for supervision, coaching and organizational counselling in the Austrian Society of Groupdynamics and Grouptherapy (ÖAGG). From 2001 to 2015 I was trainer for psychodrama in the Austrian Society for Group therapy and Group dynamics (ÖAGG).

Participation in FEPTO: In 2007 I attended the Annual FEPTO Meeting in Alaçati/Turkey. One year later in Glasgow I joined the Research Committee as a member.From 2011 to 2015 I was chair of FEPTO Research Committee. Now am Co-chairing the Research Committee with my colleague Krzysztof Ciepliński.

With a collaborative effort we have organized two FEPTO RC Meetings per year in different European countries. Our main aim is to strengthen research capacity in our community and to foster a psychodrama research culture.In the past years I worked on projects like:

– Practitioner research in psychodrama
– Psychodrama effectiveness research
– TRAIN: Towards Research Applied in International Networks of Trainees
– Psychodrama with children
– Supervision in psychodrama training: study on outcome and helpful aspects

I am also very interested in research methodology, train the trainers and in transcultural work. Therefore, since 2011 I am participating in Transcultural Intervision in Psychodrama (TIP network group of FEPTO). Additionally, I am in a team of international trainers who have founded in 2010 the “International Spring Academy: Psychodramatic studies in group work and social interaction” which takes place once a year.
In my role as President and Co-Chair of the Research Committee I will do my best to serve our FEPTO community and to support further growth of quality in psychodrama training, practice and research.

Main publications:

Krall, H., Fürst, J.: Entwicklung von Forschungskompetenz in der Psychotherapieausbildung. In: Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (Hrsg.): Praxisorientierte Psychotherapieforschung. Verfah-rensübergreifende, patientenorientierte Aspekte und Kompetenzentwicklung. BundesministeriumsfürGesundheit. Wien 2015, S. 120-122

Milcu, M., Krall, H., Dan, P. (Eds.): Prospecting Interdisciplinarity in Health, Education and Social Sciences. EdituraUniversitară, Bucureşti 2014, 247 S.

Krall, H.: Supervision and Learning in Psychodrama Training – Effects of Verbal Intervention and Action Methods. In: Milcu, M., Krall, H., Dan, P. (Eds.): Prospecting Interdisciplinarity in Health, Education and Social Sciences. EdituraUniversitară, Bucureşti 2014, S. 41-54

Krall, Hannes/ Fürst, Jutta/ Fontaine, Pierre (Eds.): Supervision in Psychodrama. Experiential Learning in Psychotherapy and Training. Springer VS: Wiesbaden 2013, 282 S.

Krall, H.: Practitioner research in psychodrama: Strengthening the researcher´s role. In: Testoni, I./Guglielmin, M.S. et al. (2012): Ending gender violence in the family and in the society. Empirical research in psychodrama, group psychodynamic therapy and group processes. Interdisciplinary Journal of Family Studies, 2/ 2012, p. 261-265

Krall, Hannes: Trauma bei Kindern und Jugendlichen. Szenische Arbeit in Psychotherapie und Pädagogik. Wien, Münster: LIT Verlag 2007, 192 S.

Krall, Hannes: Psihodrama in sociometrija v superviziji in coachingu in njunapovezanost s kvalitativnimraziskovanjem. In: Kobold, Alenka (Ed.): Supervizija in Koucing. Ljublana 2010, S. 293-312

Krall, Hannes: Psychodrama und Soziometrie in Supervision und Coaching –

Anknüpfungspunkte in der qualitativen Sozialforschung. In: Krall, Hannes/ Mikula, Erika/ Jansche, Wolfgang (Hrsg.): Supervision und Coaching. Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften: Wiesbaden 2008, S. 251-268

Krall, Hannes: Sprache und Szenische Arbeit in der Supervision. In: Supervision. Mensch, Arbeit, Organisation. Heft 2, 2009, S. 19-24

Krall, Hannes: Freud und Moreno – das Psychodrama, eine nicht-psychoanalytische

Psychotherapie. In: Leitner, Anton/ Petzold, Hilarion G. (Hrsg.): Sigmund Freud heute. Der Vater der Psychoanalyse im Blick der Wissenschaft und der psychotherapeutischen Schulen. Krammer: Wien 2009, S. 341 – 354.

Krall, Hannes: Lebensbewältigung im Alter – Psychodrama und Soziometrie mit älteren Menschen. In: Knapp, G./ Spitzer, H. (Hrsg.): Altern, Gesellschaft und Soziale Arbeit. Mohorjeva: Celovec, Ljubljana, Dunaj 2010, S. 178 – 195.

Krall, Hannes (Hrsg.): Jungen- und Männerarbeit. Bildung, Beratung und Begegnung auf der „Baustelle Mann“. Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften: Wiesbaden 2005, 252 S.

Krall, Hannes: Jugend und Gewalt. Herausforderungen für Schule und Soziale Arbeit. Lit Verlag: Münster 2004 (2007, 2. Auflage), 212 S.

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Vision of Psychodrama in the current world: the perspective of inclusion and mutuality

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