Action Explorations: Using Psychodramatic Methods in Non-Therapeutic Settings

Action Explorations: Using Psychodramatic Methods in Non-Therapeutic Settings

Action Explorations: Using Psychodramatic Methods in Non-Therapeutic Settings

Action Explorations: Using Psychodramatic Methods in Non-Therapeutic Settings


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It's time to take psychodramatic methods outside purely therapeutic settings and into the community! Schools can use role-playing for cultivating emotional intelligence. Businesses and organizations can apply these tools to enable their workforce to problem-solve and adapt in a rapidly changing world. And individuals can improve their relationships and their lives.

This collection of essays by 24 authors clearly demonstrates how action explorations is working around the world.
Offering a vast repertoire of techniques--such as role-taking, role reversal, role distancing, improvising, amplifying, exaggerating, replaying, and doubling--action explorations provides a framework for practitioners to tackle wide-ranging and complex issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733552004
Publisher: Parallax Productions
Publication date: 02/15/2019
Pages: 366
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Adam Blatner, M.D., TEP, is a retired psychiatrist and Trainer of Psychodrama. He is a former Associate Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Louisville School of Medicine and Texas A&M University School of Medicine. Adam has written books and articles in the field of psychodrama, drama therapy and the creative arts in therapy. He is internationally recognized as an authority on the theory and practice of psychodrama. Adam has championed the place of the arts in healing and health for over 50 years through his writings, teachings at conferences and mentoring students all over the world.

Table of Contents

For All Humankind, by Adam Blatner 1

Action Explorations in Business and Organizations 11

Using Action Methods in Coaching, by Marilyn S. Feinstein 13

The Unspoken in Teamwork, by Norbert Apter 29

Using Action Methods to Facilitate Collective Intelligence, by Chantal Nève Hanquet and Agathe Crespel 51

Catastrophe Years: Reinsuring for Resilience, by Valerie Monti Holland 67

Where The Rubber Hits The Road, by Jenny Postlethwaite 81

Action Explorations in Education 97

Action Methods in Education, by Linda Ciotola 99

Simulation: Gateway from Information to Knowledge, by James H. Henry 105

Science Communication in Action, by Justine Jones 121

Spontaneity Training with Children: Action-Based Learning, by Merav Berger 133

Action Explorations in Social and Community Contexts 147

Forum Theatre as Restorative Practice, by Mecca Antonia Burns 149

Using Action Methods in Men’s Groups, by Wes Carter 161

Circle of Values, by Mario Cossa 167

Sociodrama in Action, by Ron Wiener 181

Action Explorations in Personal Growth 195

H.A.P.P.Y!, by Anne M. Curtis 197

The Art of Play, by Adam Blatner and Allee Blatner 213

Enhanced Simulations Beyond Psychotherapy, by Robert Lowe 225

How We Use Action Explorations to Enhance Our Relationship, by Adam Blatner and Allee Blatner 247

Action Explorations in Spirituality 263

Bringing the Scriptures to Life with Bibliodrama, by Patrick T. Barone 265

Souldrama, by Connie Miller 287

Creative Realization Techniques, by Saphira Linden 299

Expanding Therapeutic Uses of Action Explorations 313

Positive Psychology and Psychodrama, by Phoebe Atkinson and Nancy Kirsner 315

Healing Shame and Developing Healthy Shame in the Imaginal Realm, by Sheila Rubin, with Bret Lyon 333

Psychodramatic Techniques for Neurodiverse Individuals, by Carol Feldman-Bass and Jonathan N. Bass 347

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