Empowering Therapeutic Practice

Author: Paul Holmes
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 085700834X
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This book explores the exciting areas of overlap between psychodrama and other therapeutic schools and presents opportunities for their creative interaction and integration. Psychodramatists, to varying degrees, integrate the ideas and philosophies of other forms of psychotherapy into their clinical practice. Similarly, other therapists make use of the action methods of psychodrama. This edited volume contains contributions from a variety of dual-trained therapists qualified in psychodrama and trained in another therapeutic modality, including dramatherapy, occupational therapy, art therapy, family therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and more. Each chapter considers a different model of interaction and integration between therapeutic schools and explains how they can enhance and enrich a therapist's professional practice. In doing so, this book reveals an understanding of the core commonalities of the therapeutic process. With clinical case studies illustrating enhanced practice through creative interaction of the therapeutic schools, this book will be of interest to psychodramatists and all other therapists who integrate action techniques into their clinical practice.

Eating Disorders and Magical Control of the Body

Author: Mary Levens
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134827725
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People with eating disorders often make desparate attempts to exert magical control over their bodies in response to the threats they experienced in relationships. Mary Levens takes the reader into the realm of magical thinking and its effect on ideas about eating and the body through a sensitive exploration of the images patients create in art therapy, in which themes of cannibalism constantly recur. Drawing on anthropology, religion and literature as well as psychoanalysis, she discusses the significance of these images and their implications for treatment of patients with eating disorders.

The Handbook of Psychodrama

Author: Marcia Karp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134752547
Format: PDF
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This handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of psychodrama for professional and trainee psychodramatists. Following an introduction to the history and philosophy of psychodrama the theory is then brought to life by detailed first-hand accounts of psychodrama sessions. The structure of the book innovatively reflects that of the classic psychodrama session - Warm Up, Action, Sharing and the subsequent Processing. Chapters on psychodrama in action include discussion on the new use of psychodrama in the treatment of depression, and the relationship of the discipline to other group psychotherapies. The contributors vividly illustrate the contribution dramatic improvisation can make to emotional health.

Healing Collective Trauma Using Sociodrama and Drama Therapy

Author: Eva Leveton, MS, MFC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826104878
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"Psychodrama and Socio-drama are new concepts of therapy to resolve mental health issues in Bangladesh. Mental health professionals in Bangladesh who had been able to absorb the technique created by integrating socio-psychodrama have been greatly benefited from this intervention in the healing process... " --Mehtab Khanam, PhD Professor of Psychology Dhaka University Bangladesh When large groups of people become victims of political upheavals, social crises, and natural disasters, it is often challenging to allocate appropriate resources to deal with the stress that ensues. Of the methods employed to address post-traumatic stress syndrome and collective trauma, sociodrama and drama therapy have had a long-standing history of success. Group therapists and counselors will find this book to be an indispensable resource when counseling patients from trauma-stricken groups. This book travels across geographic and cultural boundaries, examining group crises and collective trauma in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the U.S. The contributing authors, many of whom are pioneers in the field, offer cost-effective, small- and large-group approaches for people suffering from PTSD, socio-political oppression, and other social problems. The book extends the principles and practices of psychodrama and sociodrama to include music, painting, dance, collage, and ritual. In essence, this innovative book illustrates the proven effectiveness of sociodrama and drama therapy. Key topics: The difficulties of developing trust in victimized or opposing groups Initiating warm-ups and therapeutic strategies with both groups and individuals "Narradrama" with marginalized groups Using anti-oppression models to inform psychodrama Re-reconciling culture-based conflicts using "culture-drama"

How to Incorporate Wellness Coaching into Your Therapeutic Practice

Author: Laurel Alexander
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 9780857010346
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Wellness coaching is an emerging and vibrant area of healthcare. It takes healing beyond the curing of symptoms and empowers clients to take their health back into their own hands. This book provides therapists with the knowledge and skills to rejuvenate their therapeutic practice by incorporating wellness coaching techniques into their range of services. Laurel Alexander redefines wellness as an integrated lifestyle and mindset process and shows that wellness coaching can be a profound and practical way to help clients make meaningful changes to their health and outlook. The book offers a wellness coaching toolbox, explaining key skills such as how to create an organic personal wellness plan, how to build client rapport and give constructive feedback, and how to apply different coaching models effectively. Practical steps and examples make it easy for any therapist or counsellor to pick up the reins of wellness coaching for themselves. Exciting new developments such as wellness diagnostic services, preventative healthcare, customised treatments and DIY healthcare are explored. With shrewd advice and useful insights, this book is an essential resource for complementary therapists and counsellors looking to update their existing practice and tap into the rapidly expanding wellness market.

Psychodrama Group Processes and Dreams

Author: Wilma Scategni
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135480494
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Psychodrama, Group Processes and Dreams is the result of years of analytical work with groups and individuals. It is unique in the field of therapeutic practice as it unites Jung's analytical psychology with Moreno's psychodrama, including material on: * The work of Jung and Moreno * How their theory works in practice * The constellation of the archetype as transformation This book enables psychodramatists to incorporate Jungian ideas into their psychodramatic work and gives Jungians a guide to how psychodramatic techniques may help in group therapy.

Feminist Perspectives in Therapy

Author: Judith Worell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471256943
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Feminist Perspectives in Therapy: Empowering Diverse Women addresses core issues in feminist psychological practice along with strategies and techniques for understanding the development and experiences of women throughout their lives. Two leading feminist psychologists provide a model that integrates feminist and multicultural theory and practice, incorporating both internal and external sources of women's psychological distress and well-being. This Second Edition is filled with valuable information on the latest developments in research and major issues faced by therapists treating women, along with clinical case studies that provide practical examples of how to put theory into practice. Topics covered include: * Promoting physical and psychological health * Confronting interpersonal abuse and violence * Balancing career and family * Integrating multicultural and diversity issues * Negotiating relationships Complete with self-assessment activities, experimental exercises, and resources for further reading, Feminist Perspectives in Therapy: Empowering Diverse Women, Second Edition is a practical book for students and a valuable resource for mental health professionals.

The Inner World Outside

Author: Paul Holmes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317858468
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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Drama Psychotherapy and Psychosis

Author: John Casson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135447942
Format: PDF
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John Casson - Winner of the British Psychodrama Association (BPA) Lifetime Achievement Award 2012! Drama, Psychotherapy and Psychosis explores the use of drama and theatre in the challenging area of working with people who hear voices, focusing especially on survivors of abuse and those diagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia. In examining the often baffling and frightening world of psychosis the book offers alternative models of madness and the self, which form the basis for therapeutic interventions. Illustrated by case histories and examples of practice, this book provides a description and analysis of voice hearing. Chapters cover areas including: * historical perspectives on psychosis and hearing voices * group psychodrama * dramatherapy with individuals. Drama, Psychotherapy and Psychosis demonstrates how creative action methods can be helpful to those who hear voices. It provides guidelines for good practice; essential to all those interested in promoting the safe use of these methods in therapy.

Rebels with a Cause

Author: Mario Cossa
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843103796
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Drawing on years of experience working with adolescents, Cossa provides a tried-and-tested model for working with adolescents in groups. Utilizing techniques found in psychodrama, sociodrama, drama therapy and sociometry, Cossa offers step-by-step guidelines on running a group development program and summarizes in easy-to-understand language.