The Board sets requirements for two levels of training: Certified Practitioner (CP) and Trainer, Educator and Practitioner (TEP).
Certified Practitioner C.P.
A Certified Practitioner (CP) has been professionally trained and supervised in psychodrama, sociometry, sociodrama and group psychotherapy by an institute or organization recognized by The Nordic-Baltic Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry & Group Psychotherapy (NBBE). This institute or organization has met professional standards and has successfully fulfilled the examination requirements established by NBBE.
The law of each country governs all requirements from the NBBE. The candidate for CP must have a degree or diploma from an institute or university relevant to the candidate’s area of practice. NBBE will make exceptions to this rule with people who have shown excellent talent for psychodrama (according to the CP competences, including skills, knowledge and attitudes described in Appendix A), but are lacking such qualification. Further restrictions and requirements could be set by the member institutes.
CP is a certified professional working with groups and individuals using psychodrama, sociometry and (inter-)action methods based on J.L. Moreno’s philosophy of spontaneity-creativity and role theory.
The role of the psychodramatist develops throughout the education. The trainer’s role is to help the students, or create an environment that helps the students, to move from role-taking through role-playing to role-creation and to shift role from student to colleague.
Trainer’s challenge is to not get stuck in the Frankenstein syndrome. The Frankenstein syndrome means: to awaken and feed “dead meat” or crystalized creativity, and basically trying to get the students to do more of the same but without a “deeper” understanding; giving them knowledge without role transformation.
Trainer, Educator, Practitioner T.E.P.
A Trainer, Educator and Practitioner (TEP) is a psychodramatist who has met the requirements for certification by The Nordic Baltic Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry & Group Psychotherapy for the level Trainer, Educator and Practitioner. He has the right to found an institute or training program that will be recognized by The Nordic Baltic Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry & Group Psychotherapy. He works as a supervisor, teacher and trainer in psychodrama. He must prove administrative as well as organizational abilities in the construction of psychodrama.