Research Committee

Research articles

1. Clinical Diagnosis From A Psychodramatic Perspective. From Role Theory to Operative Diagnosis, by Daniele Reggianini*

Summary: This article focuses on the relationship between psychodrama and diagnostic action. Beginning with general epistemological considerations regarding the relationship between the investigating person and the observed object, existentialism and scientific knowledge, subjectivity, and the search for universal truth, the developed reflections are directed to define typologies, purposes, characteristics and limits of possible diagnostic activities compatible with the Morenian philosophy and method. In this context the specific category of the operative diagnosis is defined, of which principles and reference criteria are then explained and described.

About the author: Daniele Reggianini, born in 1959 in Modena, Italy. Husband of Giusy, and father of son Matteo, 12 years, and daughter Micol, 10 years.
Graduated as Social Worker in 1984 at The University of Parma.
In 1984 began to deal with drug addiction, alcoholism, both eventually with psychiatric complications.
Since 1987 designs and implements particular home plans of treatment for the mentioned kinds of disease.
Psychodramatist since 1997; in the same year started in-depth studies and research work about methodology and diagnosis in Psychodrama.
Since 2001 trainer in Bologna of the Milan school of specialization in psychotherapy, recognized by the Italian Ministry of University.

*First time published as Dalla teoria del ruolo alla diagnosi operativa, in Psicodramma Classico, AIPsiM, Milan, 2002.

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2. Which are the Therapeutic Factors in Psychodrama – Observations and Analysis of the Work in Groups in Psychodrama Center Orpheus, by Galabina Tarashoeva and Katerina Ilieva

Introduction: In the World Health Report 2001 Mental Health: “New Understanding, New Hoe” it is written:
– “Advances in neuroscience and behavioural medicine have shown that, like many physical illnesses, mental and behavioural disorders are the result of a complex interaction between biological, psychological and social factors.”
– “Appropriate treatment of mental and behavioural disorders implies the rational use of pharmacological, psychological and psychosocial interventions in a clinically meaningful integrated way.”
– “Psychotherapy refers to planned and structured interventions aimed at influencing behaviour, mood and emotional patterns of reaction to different stimuli through verbal and non-verbal psychological means. Psychotherapy does not comprise the use of any biochemical or biological means.”

About the authors:
Galabina Tarashoeva, MD psychiatrist, psychodrama psychotherapist, living and working in Sofia, Bulgaria. Certified Psychodrama Psychotherapist, from Stockholm Psychodrama Academy and from Psychodrama Institute for Europe (1993). Founder and director of Psychodrama Center “Orpheus” – a private institute for psychotherapy (since 1993). Trainer, educator and supervisor.
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Katerina Ilieva, clinical psychologist, psychodrama assistant, working and living in Sofia, Bulgaria
“I started with my psychodrama training after an impressive workshop with Sue Daniel in Sofia as a student. It was 10 year ago. My main trainers are Galabina Tarashoeva, M.D. (Psychodrama Center “Orpheus”, Bulgaria), Svetlana Nikolkova, M.D. (Institut of psychodrama practice “Chiron”, Bulgaria) and Evgeni Genchev, M.D. (Foundation “Psychotherapy 2000”, Bulgaria).”
Working: With individuals and groups under supervision, co-therapist in groups for personal development and I-st level groups of Psychodrama Center “Orpheus” and Institut of psychodrama practice “Chiron”, Sofia, Bulgaria
Private practice: 4 years
Memberships: member of the Bulgarian Psychological Society, member of the Bulgarian Society for Psychodrama and group therapy, member of Bulgarian Society of Analytical Psychology C.G.Jung”
Studies – 1989, AMU in Prague, Czech Republic ; 2006, St Cyril and St Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. Is now in training in analytical psychology.
Language of communication: Czech, Russian, German, English
Email:, Skype: infoprim
Phone: +35 989 846 47 70 (mobile)
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3. Therapeutic Change in Psychodrama in Groups of Clients and Trainees, by İnci Doğaner 

Summary: In this paper, the results of a research about therapeutic change in psychodrama is presented. In 3 training and 4 therapy groups the participants were asked 2 questions to be answered freely. These questions were: 1. What is the evidence (manifestation) of therapeutic change that comes from PD a) in you, b)in your group friends, c) in your clients 2. What were the therapeutic factors in this process?

In addition they were asked to point out on a scale from 0 to 10 about the global therapeutic change in themselves and of their 3 group friends. In some groups also the leader and the co-leader pointed out fort he whole group.

One training group was directed by Dr. A. Ozbek during 1987- 1993; one training group was co-directed by Dr. İ. Doğaner, E. Kapkın and A. Baykara. All other groups were directed by Dr. İ. Doğaner.

The answers were classified with content analysis method.

In the questionnaire part, the number of answering subjects were 70: 50 female and 20 male aged between 23 to 52 (mean=38.2± 6.6). For question 1a, spontaneity and creativity was highest for training groups while being cured was highest was for the therapy groups. For the question 1b, for your friends part, training groups gave the answer as healing and insight at the most and therapy groups expression and awareness. For question 2 the method specific factors were the highest in both groups.

For the global chance scale, the leader and co leaders correlation was 0.536 (p= 0.040) leader co-leader mean point and friends mean correlation was 0.583 (p=0.018) in training groups. In all groups global change point for leader and co-leader mean point was 7 for 38.9% of subjects.

We can conclude that psychodrama has specific outcomes like becoming spontaneous and creative and improving in expression. That has to be taken into consideration and to be measured in PD specific scales.

About the author: 
Inci Doganer, M.D. is currently a supervisor, trainer of Dr. Abdulkadir Ozbek Psychodrama Institute. She is also, the FEPTO representative of Dr. Abdulkadir Ozbek PD Institute, former chair of Training Committee and a member of Research Committee of the Federation. She was the co-founder and co-director. She is the currently founding member and the president of Izmir Psychodrama Society which is founded in 2009. This society is expected to be one of the nuclei of a national organization.

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FEPTO Conference

17th FEPTO Conference:
From External Violence to Internal Shadow: When Psychodrama Helps To
Confront Reality

5th to 7th of May, 2023
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Annual Meeting

29th FEPTO AM:
Spontaneity and Creativity in the Transforming World
30 years of FEPTO and beyond

7th to 11th of May, 2023
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