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byPeer groups have a great significance in children’s development. Since children express their problems through play and action, Alfons Aichinger and Walter Holl have developed the basic ideas and intervention possibilities of psychodrama for group therapy work with children in a process spanning over 35 years. Using vivid examples, they describe the appropriate composition of a group of children, the structure of a group therapy session, the group process, disorder-oriented and group process-oriented interventions and the demands placed on the leaders of these groups.
The focal point of this Memoir is not to describe who Zerka was to J.L. Moreno, but to share who Zerka is to the world. “This is a story about a woman who is a legendary figure, not only in psychodrama, but in the overall field of psychotherapy. Zerka’s life, her international training sessions, and intellectual insights have truly had a powerful and therapeutic impact on people around the world.” Lewis Yablonsky, PhD Emeritus Professor of Sociology California State University-Northridge “Zerka Toeman Moreno tells us many wise stories of survivor courage, steely determination, graceful dignity, witty humor and just plain guts. This is a guidebook for being alive, being awake, caring about oneself and the world, taking ethical action, being fully human.
Edited by Wilma Scategni and Stefano Maria Cavalitto
The cadenced, repetitive and periodic rhythm that marks the holding of individual analysis and the group sessions evokes an image of the cyclical nature of ritual experience. Rituals often serve to relate the sacred mythical world of the Gods, of the origins, to the world of everyday experience. Rituals recreate short time – the connection between earth and heaven and between the Gods and the people, in other words the feeling of the deep meaning of our own existence. The book explores this subject, grounding on the experience of many Group Psychotherapists and Analysts practicing in different nations, with different languages, cultural backgrounds and methods. You will find articles in English, in Italian and in Spanish.
Show and Tell Psychodrama demonstrates to professionals how they can enhance and enliven their practices of psychotherapy, health care, law, education, business, spiritual growth, community activism, coaching and more. Psychodrama is the powerful interactive method of invigorating your creative potential to meet life challenges and opportunities. Whether you are a curious professional seeking new skills or a student just beginning to fall in love with this amazing method, these 60 bite-size articles give you an easy introduction to fresh ways to support healing, learning and change.
Jonathan D. Moreno
mpromptu Man is the story of an unlikely combination of ideas that have helped shape our time. Seen through the colorful personality and long career of one of the 20th century’s great innovators, the psychiatrist and psychodrama founder J.L. Moreno, this epic history takes the reader from the creative chaos of Habsburg Vienna to the wired world of Silicon Valley. Impromptu Man is also a personal journey of discovery about the author’s father, who he only knew as an old man who watched as his profound insights were pulled apart and absorbed by the culture, ideas that have been richly vindicated in the 40 years since his death.
This book outlines Moreno’s early years (his religious phase), the philosophy on which the foundation of his methods are based, and a description of the three major methods Moreno originated: psychodrama, sociometry, and group psychotherapy. It provides a more systematic presentation of Moreno’s work and presents his philosophy and theory clearer, understandable manner.
Marvin G. Knittel Ed. D.
This book deals with action methods of counseling when working one-on-one and with families. He explains psychodrama, its origin, and how it fits within the field of counseling. A limited number of publications exclusively devoted to explaining how psychodrama is used with one-on-one counseling were found and are summarized. They reflect divergent opinions which prompted the writing of this book for the seasoned professional counselor in the field and. for students in training.
Karen Carnabucci and Ronald Anderson
Constellation work is based on the notion that people are connected by unseen energetic forces and suggests that the psychological, traumatic and survival experiences of our ancestors are genetically passed forward to the next generation and may live within us. Using insightful case studies from a variety of client groups, this book shows how Systemic Constellation Work can expand the possibilities of psychodrama techniques, and can be successfully integrated with psychodramatic enactment, guided imagery, ritual, concretization and other methods of healing and personal growth.
Karen Carnabucci and Linda Ciotola
The authors describe how they have introduced action methods to work with a diverse range of clients, and suggest ways in which psychodrama practitioners, experiential therapists and others may integrate these methods into their practice. Offering fresh ideas for tailoring psychodramatic standards such as The Living Newspaper, Magic Shop and the Social Atom to eating disorder issues, they provide extensive examples of psychodrama interventions – classic and specially adapted for eating disorders – for both the experienced practitioner and those new to experiential therapies.