The Essential Moreno: Writings on Psychodrama, Group Method, and Spontaneity

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This handy volume collects the best and most important writings of J.L. Moreno in one concise and accessible place. This unique collection explores Moreno's thought in developing psychodrama and sociometry, with his strong emphasis on spontaneity and creativity. The book discusses both basic and advanced concepts and techniques of psychodramatic treatment. Thte reader will find extensive examples from Moreno's own cases containing verbatim transcripts that illustrate the give-and-take between Moreno, his patients, and the audience observers. Jonathan Fox introduces the book with a brief overview of Moreno's life and ideas and places him in the context of his time and in the field of psychotherapy. Fox's notes throughout underscore significant aspects of the selections for the practitioner and student.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826158215
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

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  1. Foreword, by Carl A. >Whitaker, MD

    Acknowledgments

    Introduction

    Part I: Overview

  2. Moreno's Philosophical System
  3. Psychodrama and Sociodrama
  4. Sociometry
  5. Group Psychotherapy
  6. Part II: Advanced Concepts and Techniques

  7. Spontaneity and Catharsis
  8. The Role Concept, A Bridge Between Psychiatry and Sociology
  9. Notes on Indications and Contra-Indications for Acting Out in Psychodrama
  10. Psychodramatic Treatment of Psychoses
  11. Psychodramatic Treatment of Marriage Problems
  12. The Prediction and Planning of Success in Marriage
  13. The Sociometric Test
  14. Authoritative and Democratic Methods of Grouping
  15. Thoughts on Genetics
  16. Part III: Protocols

  17. Psychodramatic Production Techniques
  18. An Experiment with Sociodrama and Sociometry in Industry
  19. Fragments form the Psychodrama of a Dream
  20. Part IV: Autobiographical Selections

  21. The Man in the Green Cloak
  22. Notes

    Chronology of Jacob Levy Moreno

    Bibliography

    Secondary Bibliography

    Index

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