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by John Nolte
The book covers the work of the psychodrama pioneer in the field of mental health and discourse on his techniques. Methods of handling situations and scenarios that frequently arise in psychodrama sessions are described and amply illustrated with examples from actual psychodramas. The existential philosophy upon which psychodrama is founded, Moreno’s Doctrine of Spontaneity-Creativity, and the theories important to understanding psychodrama are all discussed. The final chapter is devoted to the life and work of J. L. Moreno.
Chantal Nève-Hanquet and Agathe Crespel
Facilitating Collective Intelligence brings together a wealth of knowledge and techniques from psychodrama, Jungian and systemic analysis to inform group facilitation. Throughout the book’s four parts, key inner attitudes, questions and action techniques are explored to help facilitators nourish open and flexible forms of communication within groups, stimulate collective intelligence and foster creative approaches to collective problem-solving. With the help of numerous sensitively related case studies, the book guides the reader through the process of achieving more dynamism in group work, fostering creativity, encouraging agility and developing co-construction within groups.
by Roger Shaller
Drawing on his many years of experience as psychodrama trainer and psychotherapist, in “Imagine you are…” author Roger Schaller introduces readers to therapeutic role play in the individual setting. Readers learn about the theoretical underpinnings of why psychodramatic role play works and, with the aid of lively case examples, also learn how they can apply role play activities to achieve a number of therapeutic goals.
Imagine you are… is based on an abridged version of Stellen Sie sich vor, Sie sind... published by Hogrefe in Germany in 2016 (2nd edition) and translated from German by Catherine E. Bowen.
Edited by Anna Chesner
One-to-One Psychodrama Psychotherapy: Applications and Technique will be an invaluable resource and manual to the field for those training in or practising psychodrama psychotherapy in a one-to-one frame. This book brings together for the first time current thinking and practice, developed and refined at the London Centre for Psychodrama Group and Individual Psychotherapy. Divided in two parts, this book provides a comprehensive background to the field and an exploration of the theory and techniques discussed, drawing upon the experience of practitioners in their one-to-one practice.
Edited by Ed Schreiber, Sarah Kelly and Scott Giacomucci
This is a three-book volume: Preludes to my Autobiography; Autobiography of a Genius; King of the Hippies (Cosmic Man), that explores the Morenian concept of genius while challenging the human family to embrace its capacity for genius. This publication completes the autobiographical project that Moreno began in the 1950s.
Being a genius starts with the feeling of being in contact with the whole universe, a feeling of totality, being fed by it free of charge and feeling it gratefully in return (J. L. Moreno)
Edited by Adam Blatner
It’s time to take psychodramatic methods outside purely therapeutic settings and into the community. Schools can use role-playing for cultivating emotional intelligence. Businesses and organizations can apply these tools to enable their workforce to problem-solve and adapt in a rapidly changing world. And individuals can improve their relationships and their lives. This collection of essays by 23 authors clearly demonstrates how action explorations is working around the world. Offering a vast repertoire of techniques action explorations provides a framework for practitioners to tackle wide-ranging and complex issues.
Peer 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.