PSYCHODRAMA Advances in Theory and Practice


Foreword by Zerka Moreno and Grete Leutz

This international psychodrama book provides a comprehensive overview of developments in the theory and practice of psychodrama, integrating different psychodramatic schools of thought.
Psychodrama is one of the pioneering approaches of psychotherapy and is practised by thousands of practitioners and in most countries of the world. The editors of this volume bring together contributions from eight European countries, South America, Australia, Israel and the USA to explain and explore recent innovations. They look at how psychodrama has contributed to the development of psychotherapy, introducing concepts that have had a profound influence on other therapies.
These include concepts such as role theory, the encounter, co-consciousness and the co-unconscious, the social atom, sociometry, action research, group psychotherapy, the cycle of spontaneity and creativity, role play, the significance of the moment in the here-and-now and many related concepts and techniques. This book will be of great interest to all students, practitioners and trainers in the field of psychodrama. It will also appeal to professionals and students in the related fields of psychotherapy, counselling, psychology and psychiatry.

Clark Baim is a psychodrama trainer based in the UK and is Co-Director of the Birmingham Institute for Psychodrama. He has written and co-edited a number of books, journal articles and chapters. He was the founding director of Geese Theatre UK, a company focusing on rehabilitative drama with offenders.
Jorge Burmeister became the President Elect of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy in 2006. He is a founding member of the Federation of European Psychodrama Training Organizations (FEPTO) and has worked as a psychodrama trainer and supervisor in several European countries.
Manuela Maciel is currently chairperson of the International Psychodrama Section of the IAGP (International Association of Group Psychotherapy). She has been a Psychodrama Practitioner for 20 years and is a psychodrama trainer and supervisor in her native Portugal.

Contents: Tudor, Preface. Leutz, Foreword. Moreno, Foreword. Baim, Burmeister, Maciel, Introduction. Part I: New Perspectives on Psychodramatic Theory. Introduction. Blatner, Meta-Theoretical Perspectives on Psychodrama. Schacht, Spontaneity/Creativity: The Psychodramatic Concept of Change. Kipper, Reformulating Psychodrama as an Experiential Reintegration Action Therapy (ERAT): The Corrective Emotional Approach. Blatner, The Role of the Meta-role: An Integrative Element in Psychology. Daniel, Psychodrama, Role Theory and the Cultural Atom: New Developments in Role Theory. Kellermann, Let’s Face it: Mirroring in Psychodrama. Remer, Guerrero, Riding-Malon, A Chaos Theory Perspective on Psychodrama: Reinterpreting Moreno. Verhofstadt, Existential-Dialectic Psychodrama. Pio-Abreu, Villares-Oliveira, How Does Psychodrama Work?: How Theory is Embedded in the Psychodramatic Method. Oudijk, A Postmodern Approach to Psychodrama Theory. Part II: Developments in Psychodrama Practice and Research. Introduction. Schützenberger, Transgenerational Analysis and Psychodrama: Applying and Extending Moreno’s Concepts of the Co-unconscious and the Social Atom to Transgenerational Links. Hudgins, Clinical Foundations of the Therapeutic Spiral Model: Theoretical Orientations and Principles of Change. Miller, Psychodrama, Spirituality and Souldrama. Casson, Psychodrama in Miniature. Knobel, Sociometric Scenarios and Psychotherapy. Hug, A Neuroscience Perspective on Psychodrama. Bannister, Psychodrama and Child Development: Working with Children. Vieira, Risques, Psychodrama and Psychopathology: Purposefully Adapting the Method to Address Different Pathologies. Gasseau, Scategni, Jungian Psychodrama: From Theoretical to Creative Roots. Wieser, Studies on Treatment Effects of Psychodrama Therapy Ordered on the Basis of ICD-10. Blatner, Cukier, Appendix: Moreno’s Basic Concepts.