(Compiled by Kata Horváth and Petra Juhacsek)

The PERFORMERS Sociodrama Library is a bibliography and an online stock of books, book chapters and articles concerning sociodrama theory, method and practice. 

By clicking on the selected item in the bibliography, you can read its summary and you will also have access to the full text (to open or to download it). Some of the articles are copyright-protected with password and can only be used for educational purposes. If this is the case just write us an email ( explaining the relevant educational setting and we will send you the password for access to all protected materials.

This is not a close selection, but open for improvement. You can also add items to the bibliography here, by giving the exact bibliographical references and sending an English summary. You also have the opportunity to upload the article in the online library stock and make it available for the public in a copyright secure way.


Adderley, Diane (2021) A year (and more) of sociodrama online: the Covid era 2020/2021. Z Psychodrama Soziom (2021).

Baumgartner, Dena D. (1986) Sociodrama and the Vietnam combat veteran: A therapeutic release for a war time experience. Journal of Psychotherapy, Psychodrama and Sociometry, 39, 31-39. 

Beglen, George C. (1983). The use of psychodramatic and sociodramatic techniques in the in-service training of residential treatment child care staff. Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, and Sociometry, 36, 13-22. 

Bendel, Katherine B. (2017) Social Work and Moreno: A Systematic Review of Psychodrama Methods and Implications. Thesis. 

Bidart-Novaes M., Brunstein J., Gil A. C., & Drummond J. (2014). Sociodrama as a Creative Learning Strategy in Business Administration. Creative Education, 5, 1322-1333

Blatner Adam (2009) Sociodrama in Higher Education. ReVision (2006), Enacting the New Academy: Sociodrama as a Powerful Tool in Higher Education. Posted October 17, 2009 on his webpage.

Blatner, Adam (2011) Reflections on Sociodrama. Thesis.

Blatner, Adam Ed. (2019) Action Explorations. Using Psychodramatic Methods in Non-Therapeutic Settings.  Prallax Production.

Blatner, Adam (1996): Acting-in: practical applications of psychodramatic methods.  3rd ed. New York: Springer Pub. Co, 1996. “Enacting the New Academy: Sociodrama as a Powerful Tool in Higher Education”. ReVision: A Jurnal of Consciousness and Transformation 28, sz. 3. (2006. január 1.) 30-35.

Blatner, Adam – Cukier, Rosa (2007) Moreno’s basic concepts. In: Baim Clark – Burmeister Jorge – Maciel Manuela ed. Psychodrama. Advances in Theory and Practice. pp. 293-307. Routledge. 

Bogardus, Emory S. (1955)  The Use of Sociodrama in Teaching Sociology. In: Sociometry 18 (4) 286-291. 

Borgatta, Edgar F (?) The Use of Psychodrama, Sociodrama and Related Techniques in Social Psychological Research. In: Sociometry 244-259.

Browne, Rollo (2005) Toward a Framework for Sociodrama. Theses.  

Browne, Rollo (2005b) Sociodrama with Juvenile Offenders. In: ANZPA Journal (14) 35-42.

Browne, Rollo (2008) Sociodrama with Community Outreach Coordinators. In: ANZPA Journal (17) 38-51.

Buchanan, Dale Richard (1981). Action methods for the criminal justice system. Federal Probation, 45, 17-25.

Carnabucci, K. (2014). Show and Tell Psychodrama: Skills for Therapists, Coaches, Teachers, and Leaders. Racine Wisconsin: Nusanto Publishing.

Carter, Philip D. (2002) Building purposeful action: action methods and action research, Educational Action Research, 10(2) 207-232. 

Casson. John W. (2000) Living Newspaper: Theatre and Therapy TDR Vol. 44, No. 2. pp. 107-122

Clayton, Max G. (1992) Enhancing Life & Relationship. A Role Training Manual. ICA Press.

Clayton, G. M. (1993) Living Pictures of the Self: Applications of Role Theory in Professional Practice and Daily Living.  Caulfield, Victoria: ICA Press.

Cole, D. K. (2001). Psychodrama and the Training of Trial Lawyers: Finding the Story. Northern Illinois University Law Review 21, 1, 1-35.

Codatos Marta – Testoni Ines – Ronzani, Silvia (2012) Analysis of a meeting of sociodrama on the representation of the ideal woman. Interdisciplinary Journal of Family Studies, 17(2) 146-163. 

Cukier, Rosa (2000). The Psychodrama of Mankind. Is it really utopian?

Davoli, Cida (2012) “The spontaneous theatre, its terminology and the warm-up to dramatization”. In Zoltan Figusch Ed. From One-to-one Psychodrama to Large Group Socio-psychodrama, 163-176.

De la Garza, F. (1984) Sociodrama, marginalidad y drogas. Servicio de publicaciones del Ministerio de Trabajo y Seg. Social. Spain

Drew, Nancy (1990). Psychodrama in nursing education. Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, and Sociometry, 43, 54-61.

Eckloff, Maurine (2006) Using Sociodrama to Improve Communication and Understanding. ETC: A Review of General Semantics 63 (3 ) 259-269.

Figusch Zoltan Ed. (2012) From One-to-one Psychodrama to Large Group Socio-psychodrama. Self-Edition.

Figusch Zoltan (2012) Introduction to Part 2 The theory and practice of large group socio-psychodrama. In Figusch Zoltan Ed. From One-to-one Psychodrama to Large Group Socio-psychodrama, 147-150.

Giacomucci, S. (2017) The Sociodrama of Life or Death: Young Adults and Addiction Treatment. Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy 65(1): 137-143

Giacomucci, Scott (2019) Social group work in action: A sociometry, psychodrama, and experiential trauma group therapy curriculum. Dissertation.

Goldman, Eliane – Goldman, Sally (1968). Sociodrama and psychodrama with urban disadvantaged youth. Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, 12(4), 206-210.

Gunz, Joseph (1996) Jacob Levy Moreno and the Origins of Action Research. Educational Action Research 4(1) 145-148. 

Gurvitch, George (1949) Microsociology and Sociometry. Sociometry, (12)1/3: 1-31

Haas, R.B. (ed) (1949). Psychodrama and Sociodrama in American Education. Beacon, NY: Beacon Press.

Haas R B (1948) Sociodrama in Education. Sociatry Vol 2 December-March 1948. Numbers 3&4

Hale, Anne A. (2009) Moreno’s Sociometry: Exploring Interpersonal Connection. In Psychodrama Vol. 33, No. 4,, pp. 347-358

Hansen, Bert B. (1947a)  Sociodrama in a Small Community Therapy Program. Sociatry (1) 92-96

Hansen, Bert B. (1947b) A Tale of the Bitter Root”: Pagentry as Sociodrama. Speech Communication Association.

Hansen, Bert B. (1947c) Sociodrama in the Classroom. Sociatry (3) 335-350

Haworth, P. & Vasiljevic, L. (2012). Psychodrama and Action Methods in Education. Andragoške studije, 1, 113-127.

Howie, Peter (2008) Seeing Double. Moving Between a Psychodramatic and a Sociodramatic Perspective. ANZPA Journal (17) 81-86.

Howie, Peter (2010) Using Sociodrama and Sociometry to Create Group  Environments. The Group Psychologist, 20 (2) 11–14.  

Howie, Peter (2014) Using Sociodrama to Explore and Engage with Complex Thematic Metaphors. Gestalt Journal of Australia and New Zeland. (11)1  78-90.

Ius, M. (2020). Sociodrama as a “potential stage” for creating participative and transformative research on social work with families living in vulnerable situations. Zeitschrift Für Psychodrama Und Soziometrie. 

Jacobs, A. J. (1950). Sociodrama and Teacher Education. Journal of Teacher Education, 1(3): 192-198.

Jakovina, Iva Žurić – Jakovina Trpimir (2017) Role Theory and Role Analysis in Psychodrama: A Contribution to Sociology. Soc. ekol. Zagreb, 26 (3) 151-169. 

Joyner, B. and Young, L. (2009). Teaching medical students using role play: Twelve tips for successful role plays. Medical Teacher 28(3): 225-229

Kellerman, Peter Felix (1998). Sociodrama. Group Analysis (31) 179-195.

Kellermann, Peter Felix (2006) Sociodrama and Collective Trauma

Kellermann, Peter Felix (2007) Sociodrama and Collective Trauma. London – Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers 

Knepler, A. E. (1970). Sociodrama in public affairs. Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, 13, 127-134.

Knobel, Anna Maria (2012) Large groups: History, theory and  psychodramatic practice. In: Figusch Zoltan Ed. From One-to-one  Psychodrama to Large Group Socio-psychodrama, 151-162.

Leveton, Eva Ed. (2010) Healing Collective Trauma Using Sociodrama and Drama Therapy. Springer.

Lipman, Louise (2003) The Triadic System: Sociometry, Psychodrama, and Group Psychotherapy. In: Jacob Gershoni Ed. Psychodrama in the 21st Century: Clinical and Educational Applications, New York: Springer

Lippit, Ronald – Bradford Leland P. – Benne, Kenneth B. (1947) Sociodramatic Clarification of Leader and Group Roles, as a Starting Point for Effective Group Functioning. Sociatry (1) 82-91.

Logeman, Walter (2015) Moreno’s Scientific Methodology. ANZPA Journal (24) 51-62.

Mann, Arthur (1955) Group Therapy-Irradiation-A Review and Analysis.  Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology Volume 46 (1) 50-66.

Mendelson, Peter D.  (1977). Sociometry as a life philosophy. Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, and Sociometry, 30, 70-85

Minkin, Rosalie (2016) Sociodrama for Our Time: A Sociodrama Manual. 3rd Edition. East West Center of Sociodrama and Psychodrama. 

Moreno, Jacob Levy (1951b) An experiment with sociodrama and sociometry in industry. Sociometry, 11, 71_104. Psych. Abs., 27, 4621.

Moreno, Jacob Levy (1951a). Sociometry: Experimental method and the science of society. New York: Beacon House.

Moreno, Jacob, Levy (1941) Foundation of Sociometry. Sociometry, 4 (1) 15-35.

Moreno, Jacob Levy (1961a) Interpersonal Therapy and Co-Unconscious States, A Progress Report in Psychodramatic Theory. In: Group Psychotherapy, 14 (3-4), 234-241

Moreno, Jacob Levy  (1961) Psychodrama and sociodrama of Judaism and the Eichmann trial. Group Psychotherapy, 14, 114-116.

Moreno, Jacob Levy (1957) Role theory and sociodrama. In J. S. Roucek (Ed.), Contemporary sociologyNew York: Philosophical Library, 642-654.

Moreno, J. L. (1940) Mental Catharsis and the Psychodrama. Sociometry, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jul., 1940), pp. 209-244

Moreno, Jacob Levy (1943) Sociometry and the Cultural Order. Sociometry 6 (3) 299-344.

Moreno, Jacob Levy (1943), The concept of sociodrama: A new approach to the problem of inter_cultural relations. Sociometry, 6, 434_449. Psych. Abs., 18, 2871. (Also Psychodrama Monographs, 1, 1944. Psych. Abs., 18, 3813; and, 1970, Psychodrama, Vol. 1, 3rd. ed. [pp. 350_366].)

Moreno, Jacob Levy (1948a)  Sociodrama with Gandhi. Sociatry (4) 357-358.

Moreno, Jacob levy (1948b) Sociodrama: “The next president of the United States,” a note. Sociatry, 2, 172.

Moreno, Jacob Levy  (1948c) Sociology and sociodrama. Sociatry, 2, 67_68. Psych. Abs, 23, 1797.

Moreno, Jacob Levy  (1952a) Sociodrama of a family conflict [Transcript of a session]. Group Psychotherapy, 5, 20-37. Psych. Abs., 28, 4456.

Moreno, Jacob Levy (1952b), Sociodramatic approach to minority problems [Transcript of a session]. Group Psychotherapy, 5, 7_19. Psych. Abs., 23, 4206.

Moreno, Jacob, Levy (1954) Sociometry and experimental sociology. Sociometry, 17 (4) 358-363.

Moreno, J. L.(1947) The Social Atom and Death. Sociometry, Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 80-84.

Moreno, Jacob Levy (1978). Who shall survive? Foundation of Sociometry, Group Psychotherapy, and Sociodrama, New York, Beacon House.

Moreno, Jacob Levy (1947) Workshop in Sociodrama: Papers, Projects and Evaluations. (3) 333-334.

Naor, Yacov – Goett, Hilde (2010) Towards Healing. Confronting the Holocaust Through Psychodrama, Sociodrama and Rituals. ANZPA Journal (19) 38-45.

Rasmussen, B., & Kristoffersen, B. (2011). Handling og forestilling—forestilling om handling.

Jacob Levy Morenos teaterekspresjonisme og sosiatri. Trondheim: Tapir.

Reekie, Don (2011) Healing Rifts: Sociodrama in a Maternity Community. ANZPA Journal (20) 60-70.

Scheiber, Edward (2013) The Healing of Society. Tools of Sociatry.

Schreiber, E. (2017). Sociatry – Healing of Society: Tools for Social Justice Transformation. Psychodrama Network News. Fall 2017, pp. 16-17.  American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama.

Schreiber, E. (2018b). Sociatry Part 3: Sociatry and the Social Microscope. Psychodrama Network News. Summer 2018. American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama.

Seligman, Katarina (2011) Responses to the Threat of Climate Change: A Sociodramatic Exploration. ANZPA Jornal.

Sprague, Ken (1998) Permission to Interact: a Who, How and Why of Sociodrama. In: Marcia Karp – Paul Holmes – Kate Bradshaw Tauvon Ed. The Handbook of Psychodrama. 247-262. Routlege. 

Stein, S Ingersoll, R & Treadwell, T (1975) Sociodrama and  professional/ethical conflicts.  Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama and Sociometry, 48, 31-41.

Sternberg, Patricia – Garcia, Antonina (2000) Sociodrama: who’s in your shoes? 2nd ed. Westport, Conn: Praeger.

Synnot, Diz – Howie, Peter (2007) Working with Indigenous Community Leaders in Cape York. ANZPA Journal (16) 35-40.

Synnot, Elizabeth (1992) An Application of Sociodrama in the Training of Middle Management. ANZPA Journal (1) 31-36.

Synnot E (2005) A Sociodramatist At Work: Producing Genuine and Reciprocal Relating to Create a Leadership Renaissance.  Unpublished thesis presented to the Board of Examiners of the Australia and New Zealand psychodrama Association (ANZPA) Incorporated.  Available through the ANZPA library.

Teszary Judith (2011) Projection and projective identification as mechanisms in the creation of an enemy. In Sociodrama in the Changing World. 213-217. Sociodrama in a Changing World (

Teszary Judith (2011) The Semitic Brothers. In Sociodrama in the Changing World. 217-223. Sociodrama in a Changing World (

Thomson, V. (1997) Using Sociodrama for Organisational Development: Expressions of Soul at Work. Unpublished thesis presented to the Board of Examiners of the Australia and New Zealand psychodrama Association (ANZPA) Incorporated.  Available through the ANZPA library.

Torrance E. (1975) Sociodrama as a creative problem solving approach to studying the future.  Journal of Creative Behaviour, 9, 182-195.  Cited in Brown (2005).

Tuckman, Bruce W.: Developmental sequence in small groups.Psychological Bulletin, Vol 63 (No 6): pp 384-399

Valcacre, Pablo Álvarez (2011) Key elements in a sociodramatic approach to group work. In Ron Wiener, Di Adderley Kate Kirk Ed. Sociodrama In A Changing World. USA, Lulu 91-113.

Varela, M. (2009) Taller de Sociodrama Pedagógico en la Resolución de Conflictos en el Aula. IES Peñarroya-Pueblo Nuevo. Córdoba. Spain

Veljković, Jasna –  Despotović, Vera (2017) The Sociodrama Narrative: Political Aspects.  Serbian Political Thought, 9(15) 93-110.

Wiener, Ron (1997) Creative Training: Sociodrama and Team-building. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Wiener, Ron – Adderley, Di – Kirk, Kate Ed. (2011) Sociodrama In A Changing World. 

Williams, Anthony (1989) The Passionate Technique: Strategic Psychodrama with Individuals, Families and Groups.  London: Tavistock/Routledge.  Cited by Max Clayton in his role paper.

Williscroft, C. (1998) Brining Vitality into Social Roles.  Unpublished thesis presented to the Board of Examiners of the Australia and New Zealand psychodrama Association (ANZPA) Incorporated.  Available through the ANZPA library.

Wittinger, Thomas (2005) Handbuch Soziodrama: Die ganze Welt auf der Bühne. V.S. Verlag.

Zichy, L. (1990) “Psychodrama in der Perestroika: Ungarn im Wandel.” [“Psychodrama in theperestroika: Hungary in change”] Psychodrama 3, 3–21.

Zuretti, Monica (1994) The Co-Unconscious. In: P. Holmes, M. Karp and M. Watson (eds) Psychodrama since Moreno. London: Routledge.

Zuretti, Monica (2001) Sociopsychodrama. The British Journal of Psychodrama and Sociodrama, 16(1) 111-114.