Research Committee Chair

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.
In 1992 I began to work in educational sciences at the University of Klagenfurt. I participated in a course on Action Research at the University of Norwich, and I was for three month a visiting scholar at Stanford University. My dissertation was focusing on a social psychological project on right wing populism in Austria. Later on for my habilitation as a university professor, I was working on violence and trauma of children and young people.
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. Now I am working as psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor in a private practice.

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. In 2015 I got the role as a president of FEPTO for two years. During this time, I was co-chairing the Research Committee.

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 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. (2017). Creating a Research Culture in Psychodrama: Networking and capacity building for research practitioners. In: International Journal of Psychotherapy IJP, Vol. 21, No. 2, p. 67-78.

Krall, H. (2017). Psychodrama mit Kindern – Zur Förderung sozialer Interaktion von mehrfach belasteten Kindern. In: Erziehung und Unterricht, 5-6, 9 S.

Fürst, J., Krall, H. (2016). Integration von Forschung in der Psychotherapieausbildung – Erfahrungen von Studierenden mit forschungsorientierten Inhalten und Tätigkeiten im Projekt TRAIN. In: Stadler, C., Wieser, M., Kirk, K. (Eds.): ZPS Zeitschrift für Psychodrama und Soziometrie, Sonderheft 7, Wiesbaden: Springer VS Verlag, S. 275-288. (DOI 02/ 2015, 10.1007/s11620-015-0298-5)

Köfeler, C., Krall, H. (2016). Soziale Interaktion von Kindern mit Selektivem Mutismus. In: ZPS Zeitschrift für Psychodrama und Soziometrie, 2016, In: Stadler, C., Wieser, M., Kirk, K. (Eds.): ZPS Zeitschrift für Psychodrama und Soziometrie, Sonderheft 7, Wiesbaden: Springer VS Verlag, S. 165-178. (DOI10.1007/s11620-015-0303-z)

Krall, H. (2016). Praxisorientierte Forschung im Psychodrama – Das FEPTO Research Committee als europäisches Forschungsnetzwerk. Zeitschrift für Psychodrama und Soziometrie, Heft 1, S. 177–180

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

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

Krall, H. (2014). 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. Editura Universitară, Bucureşti, S. 41-54

Krall, H., Fürst, J., & Fontaine, P. (Eds.) (2013). Supervision in Psychodrama. Experiential Learning in Psychotherapy and Training. Springer VS: Wiesbaden, 282 S.

Krall, H. (2012). 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. Interdisciplinary Journal of Family Studies, 2, p. 261-265

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

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

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

Krall, H. (2009). 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, S. 341 – 354.

Krall, H. (2008). 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, S. 251-268

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

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

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








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