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PSYCHODRAMA BOOKS

Psychodrama Book's:

J L MorenoJ L Moreno (Key Figures in Counselling and Psychotherapy series)
J L Moreno, the founder of sociodrama and sociometry, is best known for the impact he had on group psychotherapy, out of which he created psychodrama. This is now one of the most important and popular of the 'creative' therapies, practised throughout the world.

The concept of 'role' was central to Moreno's theory and throughout his life he played many himself. A Paul Hare and June Rabson Hare describe a man who was, among other things, a psychiatrist, dramatist, theologian, inventor and educator, who made significant contributions in all of these areas in addition to being a major influence on social science and group psychotherapy.

J L MorenoTo Dream Again: A Memoir
In psychological and psychotherapeutic networks, Jacob L. Moreno and Zerka T. Moreno were a pioneering dyad. Working together from 1941 onwards, this was the first time that such a manner of working was undertaken in the healing arts. Zerka became Jacob L. Moreno's co-worker, wife, partner and major helpmate until his death in 1974. This book portrays Zerka's development and experiences that molded her, and made her receptive to Moreno's ideas at a time when this was not generally the case. Zerka's life before she met Moreno occupies the first part of this book. The second part relates the highlights of this unusual partnership and her life after Moreno's death. The final portion of this book addresses Zerka's subsequent life and many of her worldwide journeys.

Adam Blatner MDActing In: Practical Applications of Psychodramatic Methods, Third Edition
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.

Adam Blatner MDFoundations of Psychodrama: History, Theory, and Practice, Fourth Edition
A companion to his now-classic Acting-In (Springer, 1996), Foundations of Psychodrama presents a framework for integrating psychodrama with other methods of practice. The third edition, developed from a 1985 monograph, had wide appeal to students and practitioners of psychodrama as well as functioning as a fresh stimulus to psychotherapy, education, pastoral counseling, and other helping roles. This fourth edition takes account of the increasing work in the field in the 12 years since the last edition and includes a good deal of new material designed to present a more specific rationale for the use of psychodramatic methods while constructing a more logical sequence of events. Dr. Blatner has made a great book even better.

Tian Dayton Ph.D.The Drama Within: Psychodrama and Experiential Therapy
Here is the first comprehensive book on psychodrama, the experiential therapy rapidly gaining popularity with clinicians and treatment centers worldwide. Psychodrama is a powerful action method with very specific techniques that can be effective in reducing trauma, releasing pent-up emotions and learning new behavior.

Dorothy Baldwin Satten Ph.D.Real Is Better Than Perfect
Only 2500 copies, each copy is hand numbered.

Tian Dayton Ph.D.The Living Stage: A Step-by-Step Guide to Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy
An indispensable guide for all clinicians interested in experiential therapy, this book is a primer on psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy with step-by-step exercises. Destined to become a classic for any experiential therapy library, this is a basic primer on psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. With a foreword by Zerka Moreno, wife of the late J.L. Moreno, the father of experiential therapy, the book gives clinicians the tools to understand the theory and practice of experiential therapy.

Filled with client stories, Moreno's theories in his own words, plus step-by-step exercises they can use in their own practice, the book makes experiential work manageable for the clinician. It also includes specific exercises that integrate trauma, grief and addiction theory and a brand new model for understanding trauma and addictive relationships.

Tian Dayton Ph.D.Drama Games: Techniques for Self-Development
Experiential therapy is used to locate repressed feelings and re-experience them. Once we feel them in the present, we can come to terms with them and put them in their proper perspective. We can use our energies to truly enter into the moment with all our awareness. The quality of our happiness lies in our ability to experience what is around us. Feelings are often attached to roles. When we experiment with different roles we gain information about our personal history and play with new possibilities for change. Games help us to increase concentration, develop thinking skills and to coordinate thought, emotion and action. They are a way to allow humor and fun to enter into the therapeutic process.

This book is designed to help participants get in touch with and express buried feelings in a safe and structured way and to offer training in the ability to be creative and spontaneous.

Marcia KarpThe Handbook of Psychodrama
This handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of psychodrama for professional and trainee psychodramatists. Following an introduction to the history and philosophy of psychodrama the theory is then brought to life by detailed first-hand accounts of psychodrama sessions. The structure of the book innovatively reflects that of the classic psychodrama session - Warm Up, Action, Sharing and the subsequent Processing.

Chapters on psychodrama in action include discussion on the new use of psychodrama in the treatment of depression, and the relationship of the discipline to other group psychotherapies. The contributors vividly illustrate the contribution dramatic improvisation can make to emotional health.

Peter Felix KellermanFocus On Psychodrama: The Therapeutic Aspects of Psychodrama
The author provides a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of psychodrama, presenting a systematic analysis of its essential ingredients. He specifies the core issues involved, discussing the interpersonal, the emotional, the imaginary, the behavioural and the cognitive elements. By proposing more uniform definitions for these central psychodramatic concepts, the author reduces some of the confusion which surrounds the theory of psychodramatic technique. The book examines the professional roles assumed by psychodramatists and establishes the skills required in each role, before going on to discuss the interpersonal relationships which develop between the participants in a psychodrama group, and the therapeutic value of catharsis and emotional abreaction.

Jonathan FoxThe Essential Moreno: Writings on Psychodrama, Group Method, and Spontaneity
The best and most important writings of J.L. Moreno are collected in this concise and accessible volume. This unique collection explores Moreno's thoughts in developing psychodrama and sociometry, with his strong emphasis on spontaneity and creativity. Both basic and advanced concepts and techniques of psychodramatic treatment are also discussed. Jonathan Fox introduces this collection with a brief overview of Moreno's life and ideas and places this seminal figure in the context of his time and in the field of psychotherapy.

Dr. Paul HolmesPsychodrama Since Moreno: Innovations in Theory and Practice
Internationally recognised practitioners of the psychodramatic method discuss the theory and practice of psychodrama since Moreno's death. Key concepts of group psychotherapy are explained and their development illustrated.

Karen CarnabucciIntegrating Psychodrama and Systemic Constellation Work
Systemic Constellation Work is a rapidly growing experiential healing process that is being embraced by a variety of helping professionals, both traditional and alternative, worldwide. This book explores the history, principles and methodology of this approach, and offers a detailed comparison with psychodrama - the original mind-body therapy - explaining how each method can enhance the other. Constellation work is based on the notion that people are connected by unseen energetic forces and suggests that the psychological, traumatic and survival experiences of our ancestors are genetically passed forward to the next generation and may live within us.

Leif Dag BlomkvistPsychodrama, Surplus Reality and the Art of Healing
The practice of psychodrama allows participants to create a world for themselves, free of usual rules and constraints. This freedom from all ordinary conventions is what Moreno called 'Surplus Reality', and is one of the most vital, curative and mysterious elements of psychodrama.

In this book, Leif Dag Blomkvist and Zerka Moreno explore the depths of this long-neglected concept. In addition, each chapter is prefaced by Leif Dag Blomkvist's explanations and illuminations of the forces and energies - from early religious rituals and festivals to the art of Surrealism - which have influenced psychodrama. Psychodramatists and mental health professionals who wish to take therapy beyond the 'verbal' will find the book valuable reading.

J L MorenoWho Shall Survive?
Foundations of Sociometry, Group Psychotherapy, and Sociodrama

Rosa CukierWORDS From Jacob Levi Moreno
This book is an extended glossary of terms used by J. L. Moreno, the inventor of psychodrama. The author listed these terms alphabetically, along with Moreno's own descriptions or definitions of the terms. She also gave the page number and the book where the quotation can be found. Any scholars who want to find key references would do well to have this book in their libraries.

Tony HorvatinThe Quintessential Zerka
This comprehensive handbook brings together history, philosophy, methodology and application. It shows the pioneering role that Zerka, along with her husband J. L. Moreno, played in the development, not only of the methods of psychodrama and sociometry, but of the entire group psychotherapy movement worldwide. It demonstrates the extent to which Zerka's intuitive and intellectual grasp of the work, combined with her superb ability to organize and synthesize, continue to exert an influence on the field. Toni Horvatin and Edward Schreiber have selected articles that span a career of some sixty years, from Zerka’s very first publication to recent, previously unpublished, work. Personal anecdotes and poetry from Zerka herself provide a valuable context for each individual article.

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SOCIODRAMA BOOKS

Sociodrama Books:

Antonina GarciaSociodrama: Who's in Your Shoes? (Second Edition)
In its fully revised second edition, this book is devoted solely to the study of sociodrama, a group learning process that provides practice in solving problems of human relations through action while uncovering the commonalities among people, allowing the thoughts, feelings, and hopes of all who participate to rise to the surface. This insightful guide helps participants in group work to come to a new understanding about themselves, each other, and the world at large by providing a living laboratory for practicing new and more satisfying ways to approach problems, clarify values, express feelings, and practice new behaviors. The theoretical and practical guidance offered in this book will help management and staff trainers, educators, psychotherapists, sociologists, theatre artists, pastoral counselors, and others in or planning on joining the help professions to provide a vital modality for energizing even the most passive groups.

Peter Felix KellermanSociodrama and Collective Trauma
Time does not heal all wounds: decades after a disaster, entire communities may still experience the long-term effects of trauma. "Sociodrama and Collective Trauma" examines the psychological and social damage of trauma to society as a whole. Kellermann argues that collective trauma has been insufficiently considered; his timely book suggests practical ways of facilitating the rehabilitation of survivors of collective trauma through, for example, sociodrama and related group work. The author develops methods for understanding the past and preparing for the future and provides a wealth of case studies based on 30 years' experience of treating survivors of war trauma and other forms of disaster. Combining a systematic theoretical approach with a practical methodology, this insightful book is invaluable for drama therapists, group therapists, mental health professionals and counsellors.

Rob WienerCreative Training: Sociodrama and Team-building
Looking at how to run staff training groups and at what to do with stuck teams, this "how to do it" guide is aimed at people in the health and social services who want their training to be imaginative, energetic and effective. The latest theories in staff training are examined, with a focus on how to use sociodrama as a training tool. Using jargon-free language, the author explains how, unlike psychodrama, sociodrama utilizes hypothetical events, derived from the concerns and experiences of the group, as a basis for developing a deeper understanding of social situations.

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BIBLIODRAMA BOOKS

Bibliodrama:

Peter A. PitzeleScripture Windows: Toward a Practice of Bibliodrama
A product of almost fifteen years of development, Scripture Windows provides step-by-step exercises that introduce educators, lay people, and men and women of the pulpit to a revolutionary way of involving individuals in the study of sacred stories. In this carefully designed guide to the practice of Bibliodrama, students of all faiths learn how to step into the Biblical text and create midrash as a process of improvisation. Written over a three year period, including summer opportunities to test the book and its method with a diverse student community, Scripture Windows represents a distillation of a process of biblical study and is the official "how to" manual used at the Institute for Contemporary Midrash training seminars. Scripture Windows will appeal to those interested in the application of dramatic methods to the teaching of Bible-as well as anyone seeking fresh approaches to the teaching of Bible to students young and old.

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ADDICTION BOOKS

Addiction:

David SheffBeautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic Sheff became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. David Sheff traces the first subtle warning signs: the denial, the 3 A.M. phone calls (is it Nic? the police? the hospital?), the rehabs. His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself, and the obsessive worry and stress took a tremendous toll. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every avenue of treatment that might save his son and refused to give up on Nic. Beautiful Boy is a fiercely candid memoir that brings immediacy to the emotional rollercoaster of loving a child who seems beyond help.

Nic SheffTweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines
Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and Ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise. In a voice that is raw and honest, Nic spares no detail in telling us the compelling, heartbreaking, and true story of his relapse and the road to recovery. As we watch Nic plunge the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, he paints a picture for us of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself. It's a harrowing portrait—but not one without hope.

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EATING DISORDERS BOOKS

Eating Disorders:

Geenan RothWomen Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
No matter how sophisticated or wealthy or broke or enlightened you are, how you eat tells all. After three decades of studying, teaching and writing about our compulsions with food, bestselling author Geneen Roth adds a powerful new dimension to her work in Women Food and God. She begins with her most basic concept: The way you eat is inseparable from your core beliefs about being alive. Your relationship with food is an exact mirror of your feelings about love, fear, anger, meaning, transformation and, yes, even God. A timeless and seminal work, Women Food and God shows how going beyond the food and the feelings takes you deeper into realms of spirit and soul—to the bright center of your own life.

Lysa TerkuerstMade to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food
Made to Crave is the missing link between a woman's desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. The reality is we were made to crave. Craving isn't a bad thing. But we must realize God created us to crave more of him. Many of us have misplaced that craving by overindulging in physical pleasures instead of lasting spiritual satisfaction. If you are struggling with unhealthy eating habits, you can break the 'I'll start again Monday' cycle, and start feeling good about yourself today. Learn to stop beating yourself up over the numbers on the scale. Discover that your weight loss struggle isn't a curse but rather a blessing in the making, and replace justifications that lead to diet failure with empowering go-to scripts that lead to victory. You can reach your healthy weight goal -- and grow closer to God in the process. This is not a how-to book. This is not the latest and greatest dieting plan. This book is the necessary companion for you to use alongside whatever healthy lifestyle plan you choose. This is a book and Bible study to help you find the 'want to' in making healthy lifestyle choices.

Anita A. Johnston PhDEating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling
By weaving practical insights and exercises through a rich tapestry of multicultural myths, ancient legends, and folktales, Anita Johnston helps the millions of women preoccupied with their weight discover and address the issues behind their negative attitudes toward food.

Karen R. KoenigThe Food and Feelings Workbook: A Full Course Meal on Emotional Health
An extraordinary, powerful connection exists between feeling and feeding that, if damaged, may lead to one relying on food for emotional support, rather than seeking authentic happiness. This unique workbook takes on the seven emotions that plague problem eaters — guilt, shame, helplessness, anxiety, disappointment, confusion, and loneliness — and shows readers how to embrace and learn from their feelings. Written with honesty and humor, the book explains how to identify and label a specific emotion, the function of that emotion, and why the emotion drives food and eating problems. Each chapter has two sets of exercises: experiential exercises that relate to emotions and eating, and questionnaires that provoke thinking about and understanding feelings and their purpose. Supplemental pages help readers identify emotions and chart emotional development. The final part of the workbook focuses on strategies for disconnecting feeling from food, discovering emotional triggers, and using one’s feelings to get what one wants out of life.

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