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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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