Development & Network Committee

Psychodrama with children and youth


Fabian Blobel (Germany),
Stefan Flegelskamp (Germany),
Hilde Gött (Germany),
Emma Hagen (Scotland),
Evaldas Karmaza (Lithuania),
Rosie van Knebel (Germany),
Karsten Krauskopf (Germany),
Bettina Menzel (Germany)
Milena Mutafchieva (Bulgaria),
Laima Narbutaite (Lithuania),
Thomas Niedermaier (Germany),
Pozsar Bea (Hungary),
Regine Reisinger (Germany),
Elzbieta Schjetne (Norway),
Monika Schwärzler (Austria),
Angela Sordano (Italy),
Eva Steinkier (Norway),
Sharma Sujats (Germany),
Zsofia Tölg-Molnar (Hungary), 


Stefan Flegelskamp (Germany),
Hilde Gött (Germany),

Invitation to a Network Group for Psychodramatists
Working with Children and Youth

Dear Practitioners of Psychodrama with children and youth,

Dear FEPTO Colleagues,

It is a pleasure to invite you to the 2nd meeting of the network group “Psychodrama with Children and Youth”. We would be delighted to welcome you in Budapest, Hungary from 3rd – 5th of February, 2017. The goals of this meeting will be to organize an international conference and to focus on the topic:

Psychodrama with Youth

This current topic has engaged many professionals and we want to discuss different approaches.

FEPTO as a Federation of European Psychodrama Institutes provides colleagues, who are working with young people as well as the opportunity of exchange, mutual learning and cooperation.

Let’s Play and Act Together…

If you want to present or discuss ideas or a project about psychodrama with traumatized children and youths please send a proposal by 1st January, 2017, to Stefan Flegelskamp:

Everybody who is interested in psychodrama with children and youths and wants to share their interest and ideas is invited to take part. Please forward this invitation also to colleagues in your institutes who are also involved with this psychodrama field.
Furthermore we will work on organizing an international psychodrama conference under the umbrella of FEPTO for colleagues who are working with children and youth.

Our local hosts will be Bea Pozsar and Zsòfia Tölg-Molnàr and they will help us with the organization. The hosting organisation:

Kende Hanna Children psychodrama Association

The network group “Psychodrama with children and youths“ will take place in: Deak Square at Kiraly Street (K11) in the Centre of Budapest.  Download > final program


Friday, 3rd of February 17:00
Arrival and Warm-up: getting to know each other with Viktória Drinóczky
Lecture: Hanna Kende about her special way to use Psychodrama with children
Supper together

Saturday, 4th of February: 9:00 – 17:00
Warm up and workshop presentation
1. Workshop
2. Workshop
Lunch break
3. Workshop
Coffee break
4. Workshop
Supper together

Sunday, 5th of February: 9:00 – 13:00
Feedback about the workshops
Discussion about the future of the network group and the Conference in 2018


Please register and book your flights. Already registered participants > download list

  1. Register: send a confirmation mail to Stefan Flegelskamp: 
  2.  Flight: book your flight as soon as possible
  3. Accommodation. Please use:

Looking forward to meeting you in Budapest,
Bea Pozsar, Zsòfia Tölg-Molnàr, Stefan Flegelskamp & Hilde Gött


A child is very serious when playing

When we chose this topic “Trauma and Resilience”, nobody could imagine how serious the dynamics regarding our topic would be.
18 participants from 8 different European countries accepted the invitation to revive the network group “Psychodrama with children and youth”. What a great response and success for the organisers Hilde Gött and Fabian Blobbel as the local hosts and Stefan Flegelskamp  in the role as FEPTO-facilitator, who organised this meeting together.

The first “simple” sociometric warm up question; ”where are you from?” showed, how the immigration issue arose in each person in our group. Many group members had their own history of moving from one country to another and had suffered isolation and reclusion.

Gisela Scheef-Maier from the Centre for Victims of Torture in Berlin presented her work and gave a lecture and overview about the current development in Berlin. Many refugees are totally frustrated after arriving in Germany without hope and with unrealistic future plans. Her personal point of view was pessimistic concerning the expectations in Germany.

Psychodrama with childrenThe Saturday morning started with Stefan Flegelskamp introducing the German approach, Psychodrama-group-therapy with children developed by Alfons Aichinger. Afterwards he explained the “Defense Cascade” of traumatic experience, and what it means in the daily life of children suffering from posttraumatic symptoms. Finally he demonstrated how he played with traumatised children (pirates) under consideration of perpetrator introject and permission to defend oneself.

After the lunch break Angela Sordano from Torino explained her Jungian analysis approach connected with Morenian psychodrama and group analytical concept. She used symbolic scripts of the group and created together with the children inter- subjective connection without individual interpretations. She   divides the therapeutic room in three spaces; for representation, for drawing and for sharing. At the starting phase Angela used mostly fairy tales; later on in the group process self-made stories. While playing a story the director is doubling from time to time, in order to make sure certain things are done. With a ritual the children jump back to the drawing space after the playing period. The children are invited to draw or to say what touched them in the story. Thus Angela explored the relationships in the group. She demonstrated by using the fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel” some intervention possibilities with traumatised children or youth.
A long day ended with a concrete counseling on how to found a new group with refugee children in Munich and some ideas on how to work with adolescents.

On Sunday Zsofia Tölg-Molnar and Pozsar Bea from Hungary presented the approach developed by Kende Hanna. She connects individual (Adlerian) therapy with psychodrama. She used a lot of stories, but not real fairy tales, called focus stories, developed by the psychodrama institute for children therapists in Budapest. This information was new for many participants so we decided to visit Budapest next time and Bea and Zsofia will be our next hosts.

After a short discussion we decided to revive the network group Psychodrama with Children and Youth under the umbrella of FEPTO. Stefan and Hilde will be the contact persons for FEPTO and Stefan will take the role as a facilitator/ moderator of this group.
We plan to meet once a year; next time in the beginning of February in Budapest. We have also decided to try to organize an international Psychodrama Conference for Children and Youth in Budapest 2018. We have also started to think about publishing a book on Psychodrama with Children and Youth containing all the different approaches to working with children and youth and psychodrama.

Everybody left this first networking meeting enthusiastic and full of new ideas. Every participant wants to come back and continue in this group.

Download > report

Stefan Flegelskamp






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