Development & Network Committee



Doganer. Inci (Turkey),
Gött, Hilde (Germany),
Ilic, Zoran (Serbia),
Kunz , Susanne (Switzerland),
Mesquita, José Luis (Portugal),
Moita, Gabriela (Portugal),
Naor, Yaacov (Israel),
Neuretter, Norbert (Austria),
Schouten, Peter John (Netherlands),
Stolker, Loes (Netherlands),
Verdu, Eduardo (Norway),


Apter, Norbert (Switzerland),

Ethical guidelines

  1. The Matrix Group is mainly an inter-vision group.
  2. Each member of the Matrix Group is committed for 3 years (or 6 meetings) starting in January 2011.
  3. The Matrix Group will open itself for new members as long the size of the group stays 14 members. Each new coming member to the Matrix Group should answer the following criteria:
    a) He/she should be officially representing a psychodrama organization which is a member of FEPTO in the time of his/her admittance to the group.
    b) He/she is a main psychodrama trainer in the institute or organization which he/she represents.
    c) He/she agrees to abide by Matrix Group rules and FEPTO Code of Ethics.

The members of the Matrix Group came up with the following reasons why to have such a network experience: 1) Fascination by working together. 2) Inspiration and support. 3) Containment of feelings. 4) Learning with emotions. 5) Balanced personal and professional experience. 6) Value of sharing without masks.
7) Accepting the differences. 8) Peace.


1. Happy 10th Anniversary Matrix!

Matrix Group will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2016!

Indeed, the Matrix Group is born in 2006 during FEPTO Annual Meeting in Cluj-Napoca.

We shared so many things in last 10 years, and, as psychodramatists, we anchored most of the exchanges in experiencing. We used Moreno’s method to encounter and learn from each other in various ways and for a variety of personal and professional purposes:

  • Developing new warm ups
  • Being directors, protagonists and auxiliaries
  • Processing sessions
  • Sharing techniques and our diverse manners of using them
  • Learning concepts and discussing them
  • Making explicit our different frames of reference
  • Learning from each other’s personal styles
  • Discovering specific theories used by our colleagues (such as in Turkey this year the “meta-theory of a psycho-socio-spiritual development stages”).
  • Addressing group issues
  • Evaluating the group states
  • Facilitating difficult dialogues
  • Looking for options, for solutions
  • Handling our personal and group crises
  • Making decisions
  • Closingmeetings

Throughout these years, we experienced numerous magic moments of relational depths.

Whether it was a time of emotions and/or of rational thinking, or philosophizing … we trusted the group process, we trusted the method and we made our co-learning grow from both our deep caring for each other and our profound respect for everyone’s professionalism… All in all, it has been quite a fruitful loving journey, both professionally and personally.

Last two years, in Cothen (Netherlands) and in Izmir (Turkey), wehave been facing a new reality: our group needed to revisit its history and to find a new position for itself. Years have gone by and our group needs some changes. Which vision do we have about our group’s future? What do we want to let go of? What do we want to maintain? What do we want to develop and create? Matrix is in an exciting transitional period and its members are willing to use their bounce ability during our next meetingin Berlin (2016), in order to make decisions about the desired changes and to find new power for our perspectives.
A co-creative renewallooks likequite a wonderful way to celebrate Matrix 10th anniversary! Isn’t it?

Norbert Apter

2. Oslo Matrix Group Meeting, October 30-November 1, 2009

Participants: Eduardo Verdu, Gabriela Moita, Hilde Gött, Jose Luis Mesquita, Loes Stolker, Norbert Apter, Peter John Schouten, Stylianos Lagarakis, Susanne Kunz, Yaacov Naor, Zoran Ilic.

-The Joy of belonging.
-We were invited to Eduardo’s wonderful home with Chrismas like dinner.
-We are soul mates.
-We have discovered what Matrix really is.
-We experienced the safeness to enter the hidden graves.
-What I like about this group is that it is a real adventure. Everything is possible like in a real adventure. From very close to almost separating the point of working.
-Bridges over conflicts
-We encountered the question of power.
-The present is the past of the future.
-Oslo less stress.
-We are very funny and this is why we were laughing a lot.
-Being proud in our personal partner and of who we are by sharing it.
-The joy of being together.
-We deserve to get the Noble Peace Price because we are doing good peace work and we are all children of the war.
-Power games which are affecting our organization, our professional position and the participants within the group: a process to encounter group: a process to encounter.
-Follow us by creating your own Matrix group and then you will find out how great this experience is for your personal and professional life.
-The joy of learning and having fun.



FEPTO Conference

17th FEPTO Conference:
From External Violence to Internal Shadow: When Psychodrama Helps To
Confront Reality

5th to 7th of May, 2023
Liege, Belgium

» Invitation

» Provisionally program

» Call for workshop facilitators

» Online registration


Annual Meeting

29th FEPTO AM:
Spontaneity and Creativity in the Transforming World
30 years of FEPTO and beyond

7th to 11th of May, 2023
Liege, Belgium

» Invitation

» Provisionally program

» Online registration



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