Psychodrama is a treatment, based on a humanistic and systemic idea of man. As an action-oriented treatment Psychodrama helps you to work with your inside world. Supported by several methods like role play, projection of the future, empty chair, vignette and sociometry you can try different behaviour and several perspectives for your theme during sessions.
There is one basic principle in which Psychodrama differs from other psychotherapeutic methods. Immaterial important meanings for the client (like expectations, emotions, relationships) are taken in scenes on a material stage and with dramaturgic mediums (like stage, requisites, antagonists). The scene which is becoming on the stage is in a so called Surplus Reality. The client is able to explore and to rebuild the situation supported by methods of Psychodrama. New impulses of acting and ways to act will be experienced by the client (according to v. Ameln, Gerstmann, Kramer (2004): “Psychodrama”. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg.).
The originator of Psychodrama is Jakob L. Moreno (1889-1974). He developed a therapeutical philosophy which is called the Trias: Psychodrama, Group psychotherapy and Sociometry at the beginning of the 20th century.
Psychodrama is prone to be used in a variety of job fields like:
- Individual/Group Psychotherapy for adults and children
- Social Casework
- Teaching adults and children
- Personal, team and/or organisational development
- Mediation and conflict counselling.
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