Psychodrama: Advances in Theory and Practice provides a comprehensive overview of developments in the theory and practice of psychodrama, integrating different psychodramatic schools of thought.
Psychodrama is one of the pioneering approaches of psychotherapy and is practised by thousands of practitioners and in most countries of the world. The editors of this volume bring together contributions from eight Euro- pean countries, South America, Australia, Israel and the USA to explain and explore recent innovations. They look at how psychodrama has con- tributed to the development of psychotherapy, introducing concepts that have had a profound influence on other therapies. These include concepts such as role theory, the encounter, the co-unconscious, the social atom, sociometry, action research, group psychotherapy, the cycle of spontaneity and creativity, role play, the significance of the moment in the here-and-now and many related concepts and techniques.
This book will be of great interest to all students, practitioners and trainers in the field of psychodrama. It will also appeal to professionals and students in the related fields of psychotherapy, counselling, psychology and psychiatry.
Clark Baim is a psychodrama trainer based in the UK and is Co-Director of the Birmingham Institute for Psychodrama. He has written and co-edited a number of books, journal articles and chapters. He was the founding director of Geese Theatre UK, a company focusing on rehabilitative drama with offenders.
Jorge Burmeister became the President Elect of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy in 2006. He is a founding member of the Federation of European Psychodrama Training Organizations (FEPTO) and has worked as a psychodrama trainer and supervisor in several European countries.
Manuela Maciel is currently chairperson of the International Psychodrama Section of the IAGP (International Association of Group Psychotherapy). She has been a Psychodrama Practitioner for 20 years and is a psycho- drama trainer and supervisor in her native Portugal.
Advancing Theory in Therapy Series Editor: Keith Tudor