Practicing psychodrama online in times of pandemic: some theoretical considerations

Nikos Takis, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist, Psychodramatist, Group Analyst  Abstract. The Covid-19 pandemic has affected significantly group psychotherapy and psychodrama practice. In the present paper, the major changes of the transition from face-to-face to online settings are reviewed. The question that arises is whether psychodrama can be delivered in the absence of the...

PSYCHODRAMA: ONGOING WORK FOR A COMMON SCIENTIFIC LANGUAGE

PAOLA DE LEONARDIS, MARCO GRECO Translation: Sandro Sanzò, Alexsandra Andrade Murray ■ ABSTRACT This article presents a survey aimed at activating a meaningful exchange among Psychodrama Training Institutes inside FEPTO (Federation of European Psychodrama Training Institutes) regarding the theoretical and methodological contents of their training. During the course of the 4-year survey...
Role Theory and Role Analysis in Psychodrama: A Contribution to Sociology

Role Theory and Role Analysis in Psychodrama

A Contribution to Sociology by Iva Žurić Jakovina and Trpimir Jakovina   Abstract This paper discusses the contribution made by psychodrama role theory to sociology. It is well known that role theory was founded and disseminated in sociology, and specifically in social psychology; our goal therefore is to indicate the ways in...
Psychodrama theory: three basic assumptions

Psychodrama theory: three basic assumptions

by Paola de Leonardis Abstract This contribution is a concise elaboration of the fundamental concepts that make up the three basic assumptions of Moreno's theory: the energetic theory of spontaneity-creativity, the role theory as the conceptual basis of individual personality development, and the tele-theory linking interpersonal relationships to social development. These...
Psychotherapeutic functions activated in psychodrama

Psychotherapeutic functions activated in psychodrama

Proposal for an analytical model of change process by Paola De Leonardis   Abstract The article proposes to associate to the parameters that are generally adopted for analyzing a psychodrama session – that is, the type of activities carried out, the objectives for each individual in the group and the objectives for the...
The tele as inter-psychic process

The tele as inter-psychic process: An analysis of a still mysterious and yet intriguing,...

By Ivan Togni, Giovanni Boria Abstract This article proposes a reflection on that core psychic space which characterises the reality of the Morenian Encounter. This inter space regards the mysterious experience of “being together”, which is the foundation of the intersubjective relational paradigm. The cardinal psychodramatic concepts which typify the phenomenon...

Catharsis – “empathy” and identification in role play

By Roger Schaller Catharsis is ancient Greek meaning purification and is a central concept in Aristotelian theatre. Aristotle saw the purpose of the tragedy in the purification of the spectator from fear and pity through the imitation of acts that arouse such emotions. This purification occurs as the result of...

Roleplay in Psychotherapy

General effects of roleplay techniques in psychotherapy by Roger Schaller In numerous meta-analyzes of therapeutic efficacy studies no therapeutic method has proven to be superior, which is why a figure from Alice in Wonderland has been chosen as the metaphor for this result of therapy research: the bird Dodo, who calls...
Neuroscience et Psychodrame: Esprit / corps et traumatismes

Neuroscience and Psychodrama.

Validating the Mind/Body Approach of Psychodrama  by Tian Dayton. "The body remembers what the mind forgets." J.L. Moreno Neuroscientists are currently validating principles that have been guiding psychodramatists for nearly a century. One example of this is Moreno's philosophy of co-creation, that is, that we are beings who develop not in...

The human being: J.L. Moreno’s vision in psychodrama

By Norbert APTER Abstract Integrating two different psycho-therapeutic approaches is more and more frequent among psychologists.Psychodrama is often chosen as one. In order to be coherent and efficient, serious attention must be paid to verifying the compatibility of the two chosen approaches when integrating them (even partly), especially in terms of...