Living a good life – Leading a psychodramatic encounter group for everybody

By Manfred Jannicke Abstract This is a report from a psychodrama group in Berlin which was open to everybody and was called "Living a good life". It has emerged from the final phase of the psychodrama training of the author and his colleague and it continued to exist as an ongoing,...
Empty chair work in individual setting

Empty chair work in individual setting

By Roger Schaller. The empty chair as a diagnostic tool in individual therapy. Representing an interaction partner The empty chair technique is a central method in one-person role play, where it can be helpful to use an empty chair to represent a feeling, and then engage in a dialogue with this feeling...
Psychodrama Group Therapy for Children

Psychodrama Group Therapy for Children

By Stefan Flegelskamp Abstract Stefan Flegelskamp describes psychodrama for a group of children from the age 8 upwards.  The children should be close in age and have a similar level of development. The aim of the therapy is to socialize the children through children’s play. The focus is directed at the...

The specificities of conducting online therapy groups

Reflections and observations of a psychodramatist By Pavel Kornienko. This text is a reflection of experience that I gained and systematized within three months of online work. Undoubtedly, many details will get clearer as the experience grows. However, I would be glad if the text would already be helpful to some...

Working with reluctant clients

Implementing elements of psychodrama for successful psychotherapy with traffic offenders  by Roger Schaller   Abstract Successful psychotherapy is often assumed to depend on a client’s willingness to participate and his or her motivation to change. In traffic therapy, however, therapists are confronted with resistant clients who only attend therapy in order to get...

Director’s commentary

By Roger SCHALLER Abstract The focus of this article is on the interactions between client and therapist during the planning and execution of the scenic play in individual psychodrama. The so called „director’s commentary“ on the border of the stage facilitates the scenic understanding and activates the therapeutic process. A case...

The main types of stages in psychodrama

By Roger Schaller. This article describes various ways of shaping the stage of psychodrama. The stage can help people rediscover themselves by reducing pressure and providing them with greater freedom to express themselves and broaden their experiences (Moreno 2008, p. 77). The following ways are discussed: Inner stage, Paper stage, Screen...