Psychodrama is a unique and entertaining beginner's guide to this active form of group psychotherapy, in which individual life situations, fears, inhibitions and emotions are explored on stage in a safe, non-judgemental and stimulating environment.
The authors, professional psychodramatists Zoran Djuric' and Jasna Veljkovic', explain in user-friendly terms the basics of the technique and present a step-by-step guide to running a psychodrama session. Fully illustrated with colour cartoons offering examples of real psychodrama sessions, Psychodrama explores both the theory and practice in an accessible way. Also included are explanations of key terms, such as 'auxiliary ego', 'echo' and 'sociogram', along with comprehensive descriptions of techniques and the significant stages in a psychodrama session.
As the first fully illustrated psychodrama book, this book will be welcomed by both students and professionals - whether wanting an accessible introduction, or to brush up on their knowledge. Readers will include psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, students, trainers, counsellors and other mental health professionals, as well as anyone interested in participating in or running a psychodrama group.
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"This is a clear, delightful and excellent book about psychodrama that will be useful to experienced psychodramatists, trainees, family and group therapists and also to laypeople interested in psychodrama."
- Anne Schutzenberger, U.N. Psychodrama expert
Introduction. 1. What is Psychodrama? 2. Who comes to Psychodrama? 3. Who is the Psychodramatist? 4. Basic Elements of Psychodrama. 5. Psychodrama. 6. Roles in Psychodrama. 7. Double, Doubling. 8. Mirroring. 9. Catharsis. 10. Therapeutic Factors in Psychodrama. 11. Psychodramatic Terms and Techniques. 12. The First Psychodrama Session. 13. Keywords from the Session. 14. The Second Psychodrama Session.