Therapists working with children and adolescents should find this text to be stimulating and practical in promoting practice excellence. - Nicholas Mazza, Chairperson of the Arts and Community Practice Certificate Program at Florida State University, founding and current editor of the 'Journal of Poetry Therapy', and author of 'Poetry Therapy: Theory and Practice'
As an emerging psychotherapeutic discipline, drama therapy has been gaining global attention over the last decade for its demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of child and adolescent populations. However, despite this attention and despite the current turbulent state of the world and the increasing population of disturbed and at-risk children, the field of drama therapy has so far lacked a standard text. Weber and Haen's book fills this need, providing a core text for graduate students and established professionals alike. Clinical Applications of Drama Therapy in Child and Adolescent Treatment is guided by theory, but firmly rooted in practice, providing a survey of the many different possibilities and techniques for incorporating drama therapy within child and adolescent therapy. Its chapters are written by contributors from five different countries, all of whom are established authors on the leading edge of drama therapy, and they deal with issues that have so far received little attention, such as the use of drama therapy in the wake of the September 11th attacks and to address Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. More than merely a survey of the existing literature on drama therapy, this text represent a true expansion of the field: one which articulates the breadth of possibilities and applications for drama therapy in the larger context of psychotherapy. --- from the publisher
Sandra L. Bloom, Foreword.
Robert J. Landy, Introduction.
Part 1: Individual Drama Therapy.
Eleanor C. Irwin, Facilitating Play with Non-Players: A Developmental Perspective.
Anna Marie Weber, 'Don't Hurt My Mommy': Drama Therapy for Children Who Have Witnessed Severe Domestic Violence.
Bernadette Hoey, Children Who Whisper: A Study of Psychodramatic Methods for Reaching Inarticulate Young People.
Miller James, Alice Forrester & Kyongok C. Kim, Developmental Transformations in the Treatment of Sexually Abused Children.
Rosalind Chaplin Kindler, Creative Co-Constructions: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Spontaneity and Improvisation in the Therapy of a Twice Forsaken Child.
Part 2: Group Drama Therapy & Integrated Models. Renée Emunah, Drama Therapy and Adolescent Resistance.
Emily Nash, Craig Haen, Healing through Strength: A Group Approach to Therapeutic Enactment.
Loretta Gallo-Lopez, Drama Therapy in the Treatment of Children with Sexual Behavior Problems.
Lee R. Chasen, Spectacle and Ensemble in Group Drama Therapy Treatment for Children with ADHD and Related Neurological Syndromes.
Ted Rubenstein, Taming the Beast: The Use of Drama Therapy in the Treatment of Children with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Craig Haen, Group Drama Therapy in a Children's Inpatient, Psychiatric Setting.
Part 3: Families and the Larger System. Christopher Doyle, Aikido and Drama Therapy with Families and Children.
Ann Cattanach, Co-working with Adoptive Parents to Support Family Attachment. Steve Harvey, Stories from the Islands: Drama Therapy with Bullies and Their Victims.
Kristin Long, Anna Marie Weber, Through the Eyes of the Therapists and Children: Drama Therapy During and After September 11th.
About the Editors:
Anna Marie Weber, MA, RDT, CDVC is a Registered Drama Therapist and a Certified Domestic Violence Counselor. She is the Director of Children's Services for Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at New York University.
Craig Haen, MA, RDT, CGP is a Registered Drama Therapist and a Certified Group Psychotherapist. He currently works in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division of New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he coordinates the group therapy program for the pediatric inpatient unit, in addition to conducting individual treatment with the severely traumatized children in the program.