Action Modality Couples Therapy: Using Psychodramatic Techniques in Helping Troubled Relationships / Edition 1

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Hayden-Seman takes psychodramatic techniques that have long been used successfully in group therapy and shows how to apply them to helping troubled relationships.

Incl. a couple's sociometric analysis, role diagrams, social atoms, clinician's evaluation, session dialog, trmt course

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765700643
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 8.72 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Joyce Hayden-Seman, Ph.D., designs and implements programs to promote personal understanding and growth and also supervises continuing education certification in the fields of mental health and alcohol and drug abuse for psychotherapists and counselors. For over fifteen years, she has pursued training in psychodrama, sociometry, and group psychotherapy. Dr. Joyce, as she likes to be called, maintains a private practice in Northern New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 The Importance of Training for Couples Therapists 9
Ch. 3 The Philosophy of Action Modality Psychotherapy 29
Ch. 4 Modes of Couples Psychotherapy 47
Ch. 5 AMP Adapts Elements of Psychodrama 59
Ch. 6 A Couple's Treatment 75
Ch. 7 Transcript of a Beginning Session 83
Ch. 8 Rules for Applying AMP 127
Ch. 9 Therapist's AMP Evaluation Approach: Another Session 147
Ch. 10 The Way They Were 231
Ch. 11 Did the Therapy Help? 263
Epilogue 273
App. I Characteristics of a Conscious Relationship 275
App. II AMP Questionnaire for Couples Contemplating Therapy 277
App. III The AMP Renewal Boutique for Couples 281
References 283
Index 295
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