Acting-In: Practical Applications of Psychodramatic Methods, Third Edition / Edition 3

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Psychodrama can be one of the most powerful tools used in psychotherapy. Charmingly illustrated with a wealth of case examples, this volume presents current training techniques and shows how to use them, whether as a complement to traditional verbal approaches, in individual or group therapy, in educational or community settings, or in many other contexts. Thoroughly updated and expanded, this third edition reviews the most recent developments in psychodrama theory, clarifies various new psychodramatic processes, and features extensive new references and an updated bibliography. In this volume, Dr. Blatner continues to provide the best practical primer of basic psychodramatic techniques.

Discusses the double/the action/theoretical issues/training the psychodramatist/history of psychodrama.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826114020
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/1996
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Adam Blatner, MD, TEP, is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist, a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a certified trainer of psychodrama, and the author of numerous books, chapters, and articles on psychodrama and related methods. He has become internationally recognized as a teacher and scholar, recently receiving the David Kipper Scholars Award of the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama.

He received his BA from the University of California at Berkeley in 1959 and his MD from the University of California Medical School in San Francisco in 1963. his specialty training included a residency in adult and child psychiatry at the Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto and a fellowship in child and family psychiatry at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Blatner then served as the medical director of the child psychiatry division of the U.S. Air Force regional hospital in England. On returning to California in 1972 he began private practice in the San Francisco Bay area. Since then he has been on the staff of the Brown Schools in Texas, the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, and more recently was on the faculty of the University of Louisville (Kentucky) School of Medicine, where he attained the rank of Associate Professor. At present he is on the clinical faculty of the Austin Psychiatric Residency Program and is consulting, writing and teaching in Austin, Texas.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
• The Basic Elements of Psychodrama
• The Auxiliary
• The Double
• Warming-Up
• The Action
• Integration: Behavioral Practice, Sharing and Closing
• Principles and Pitfalls
• Applications of Psychodramatic Methods
• Theoretical Issues
• The Training of the Psychodramatist
• A Brief History of Psychodrama

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