Directory of Psychodramatists (International: O-Q)

(Compiled by Adam Blatner, Revised, May 29, 2013.)
  Noted below are Richard Oliver, Hod Orkibi, Renee Oudijk, Lone Paavig, Agris Palkavnieks,  Smaroula Pandelis, Eduardo Pavlovsky, Sergio Perazzo, Leandra Perrotta, Gabor Pinter,  Julia Powell, Martin Prescott            To see others in this directory, return to the Psychodrama Directory's "Index" Page.


Richard Oliver runs a weekly psychodrama group at  'Mind in Camden' in London. With 10 other psychodramatists, he helps the London Psychodrama Network, promoting psychodrama with regular open sessions in central London:
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  Hod Orkibi הוד אורקיבי  is a lecturer and an intermodal psychodramatist;  PhD candidate in expressive therapies; registered member of the IPA; and the Head of the Field Studies Division at the Graduate School of Creative Art Therapies at Haifa University in Israel. Areas of interest are: students’ professional identity development, role and gender identity, field training, teach-treat boundaries, and drama-based assessment and research                                                                                                                                                                                                 .



 Renee Oudijk is one of the leaders of psychodrama in the Netherlands and also one of the founders of FEPTO, the Federation of European Psychodrama Training Organizations                                                                                                                                                                                                               .                                                               . 




Lone Merete Paavig is a certified clinical psychologist; one of the pioneers of psychodrama in Denmark. In 1995 the founder and director of Danish Center for Psychodrama. Here she started the first Psychodramaeducation in Denmark, which is a 4-year training program also including Wisdomdrama. She specializes in psychotherapy for a wide range of problems, and has a special interest in integrating psychodrama and spiritual growth.She has developed an approach she calls "Wisdomdrama and the Mandala of Forgiveness." Email:   Web:                                                                                                                                                                                                . 

Dr. Smaroula Pandelis, medical psychologist, psychodramatist, author,lives and works in Athens, Greece. She has a private practice and runs psychodrama and sociodrama workshops and therapy groups. She is teaching Leadership and Emotional Intelligence at the university of Paereus using action methods. She is a writer of children's books and self help books. Since 2000 she has been publishing thematic diaries on leadership, emotional intelligence and positive psychology. e mail

 Agris Palkavnieks, M.D. (Doctor of Medicine), Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama, Psychotherapist, and Chairman of the Latvian Psychodrama Association.  email :

   Eduardo Pavlovsky is a physician (psychiatrist), psychoanalyst, psychodramatist, dramatist and actor. In 1963 he formed The Asociación Argentina de Psicodrama and at other times helped found other organizations in Argentina such as (in translation) the Platform Group of Psychoanalysts and the Centre for Social, Aesthetic and Group Investigation (CISEG). He wrote a number of well-known plays and several books such as Psicoterapia de Grupo de Niños y Adolescentes (1968); (Spanish titles translated into English:) Creation process, therapy and existence (1982); "Psycodrama, When and Why? (1985); and The Multiplication Drama (1989)                                                                                                                                                                                                                        .


 Sergio Perazzo, Brazil

Leandra Perrotta is a psychodramatist, clinical psychologist and dance therapist. She is Italo-Australian and now lives in Turin, Italy. She  can be reached at          Also, see the website of her institute:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  



Gabor Pinter is one of the leaders of psychodrama training in Hungary. Photo taken in 1992 at IAGP conference in Montreal.                                                                                                                   



 Julia Powell trains in England. 


  Martin Prescott is a psychodramatist in Australia. (This photo is from his attendance at the ASGPP conference in Santa Fe, May, 2003.)  .





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