Practical Approaches to Dramatherapy

Practical Approaches to Dramatherapy

by Madeline Andersen-Warren, Roger Grainger
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853026603

ISBN-13: 9781853026607

Pub. Date: 08/04/2000

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

Practical Approaches to Dramatherapy is derived from the authors' experiences of working with dramatherapy in a range of different situations. It focuses on the flexibility of the applications of dramatherapeutic principles. The book provides a comprehensive account of the history, theory and practice of drama and its therapeutic use. The authors explain the shape of…  See more details below

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Practical Approaches to Dramatherapy is derived from the authors' experiences of working with dramatherapy in a range of different situations. It focuses on the flexibility of the applications of dramatherapeutic principles. The book provides a comprehensive account of the history, theory and practice of drama and its therapeutic use. The authors explain the shape of a session, how dramatherapy works, and how it can be interpreted via myth, symbol and psychological theory. Work with individuals and groups is described, as are sessions with masks, improvisation, and use of scripts. The reader is encouraged to incorporate dramatherapy approaches into a variety of existing ways of working: for example, in socials skills groups, assertiveness training and anger management. Highlighting the potential scope of dramatherapy and providing practical examples and advice, Practical Approaches to Dramatherapy extends the boundaries of dramatherapy practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853026607
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
08/04/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. The shape of the session. 2. A task-applied case history. 3. The creative-expressive mode of dramatherapy. 4. Moving into chaos. 5. Masks. 6. Dramatherapy and meaning. 7. Dramatherapy and story. 8. Dramatherapy and text. 9. Finale and summary. Appendix: Equipment. References. Index.

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