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Healing Collective Trauma Using Sociodrama and Drama Therapy : Springer Ser. - Eva Leveton

Healing Collective Trauma Using Sociodrama and Drama Therapy

Springer Ser.

By: Eva Leveton (Editor)

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"Psychodrama and Socio-drama are new concepts of therapy to resolve mental health issues in Bangladesh. Mental health professionals in Bangladesh who had been able to absorb the technique created by integrating socio-psychodrama have been greatly benefited from this intervention in the healing process... "

--Mehtab Khanam, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Dhaka University
Bangladesh

When large groups of people become victims of political upheavals, social crises, and natural disasters, it is often challenging to allocate appropriate resources to deal with the stress that ensues. Of the methods employed to address post-traumatic stress syndrome and collective trauma, sociodrama and drama therapy have had a long-standing history of success. Group therapists and counselors will find this book to be an indispensable resource when counseling patients from trauma-stricken groups.

This book travels across geographic and cultural boundaries, examining group crises and collective trauma in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the U.S. The contributing authors, many of whom are pioneers in the field, offer cost-effective, small- and large-group approaches for people suffering from PTSD, socio-political oppression, and other social problems. The book extends the principles and practices of psychodrama and sociodrama to include music, painting, dance, collage, and ritual. In essence, this innovative book illustrates the proven effectiveness of sociodrama and drama therapy. Key topics:

  • The difficulties of developing trust in victimized or opposing groups
  • Initiating warm-ups and therapeutic strategies with both groups and individuals
  • "Narradrama" with marginalized groups
  • Using anti-oppression models to inform psychodrama
  • Re-reconciling culture-based conflicts using "culture-drama"

Contributorsp. xiii
Prefacep. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxvii
Trauma in Americap. 1
Healing With Action Methods on the World Stagep. 3
Author's Profilep. 3
Moreno's Legacy: Sociodrama and Psychodramap. 4
Sociometryp. 7
Role Theoryp. 14
Spontaneity/Creativity Theoryp. 15
Sociodramap. 16
Psychodramap. 17
Narradrama With Marginalized Groups: Uncovering Strengths, Knowledges, and Possibilitiesp. 25
Author's Profilep. 25
An Introduction to Narrative Therapyp. 26
Narradramap. 27
A Five-Part Process Based on Narrative Therapy and Narradrama Action Techniquesp. 29
Discovering and Honoring of Special Knowledges Through Definitional Ceremonyp. 29
Discovering and Honoring of Special Knowledges Through Re-Membering Conversationsp. 38
Externalization of Problemsp. 42
Developing Group Ritualsp. 47
Inviting a Contributionp. 50
Conclusionp. 52
Performing Absence: The Limits of Testimony in the Recovery of the Combat Veteranp. 55
Author's Profilep. 55
Introductionp. 55
Absencep. 57
Vietnam Veteransp. 59
Challenges for Applied Theater and Drama Therapyp. 61
The Limits to Testimonyp. 63
Production of The Last MIAp. 64
Procedurep. 64
Synopsisp. 65
Narrativesp. 66
The Effect of the Performancep. 72
Performing Absencep. 73
The Rat Piecep. 75
Otherness in the Trauma Testimonyp. 78
The "H" in "HIV" Stands for "Human": Action Approaches to an Ongoing Global Crisisp. 81
Author's Profilep. 81
Introductionp. 82
Combating Compassion Fatiguep. 84
Strategies for Prevention Educationp. 87
Working With Infected and Affected Individualsp. 92
Staying Healthyp. 92
Enhancing Communication Within Sero-Discordant Couplesp. 94
Working in Developing Nationsp. 95
Combating Impediments to Treatment and Prevention Effortsp. 96
Supporting Infected Individuals and Those Who Serve Themp. 97
In Conclusionp. 100
Look Behind You: Using Anti-Oppression Models to Inform a Protagonist's Psychodramap. 103
Author's Profilep. 103
Introductionp. 104
Anti-Oppression Modelsp. 105
Exercise: Truth and Realityp. 108
Agent Skill Sets and Target Skill Setsp. 109
The Agent Skills Modelp. 110
Indifferencep. 110
Distancingp. 111
Inclusionp. 111
Awarenessp. 112
Allyshipp. 112
The Target Skills Modelp. 113
Survivalp. 113
Confusionp. 113
Empowermentp. 114
Strategyp. 115
Re-Centeringp. 115
Groundwork: A Psychodramatic Warm-Up Using the Rank Modelp. 116
Example of Psychodramatic Work: Ginap. 117
Gina's Work on Gender and Her Maternal Ancestorsp. 118
Gina's Father, Her Adolescent Self, and Issues of National Originp. 121
Concluding Thoughtsp. 123
Healing the Wounds of History: Germans and Jews Facing the Legacy of the Holocaustp. 127
Authors' Profilesp. 127
The HWH Processp. 131
The Techniquesp. 132
Aaron Blump. 134
Fritz Balzerp. 140
Conclusionsp. 144
International Applicationsp. 147
The Performance of Body, Space, and Place: Creating Indigenous Performancep. 149
Author's Profilep. 149
Introductionp. 150
(Re)Creating Indigenous Performancep. 152
Body in Spacep. 153
Bodyp. 154
The Circlep. 157
Exercise: The Mountainp. 157
Rhythmp. 158
Exercise: Diaphragm Breathingp. 158
Gifting and Skills Exchangep. 161
Spacep. 163
Spot Journey Exercisep. 163
Three Movements Exercisep. 164
Performancep. 166
Exercise: Cultural Archetypesp. 166
Exercise: Creating Elemental Formsp. 167
Ritual Preparationp. 168
Ritual Preparation: Zambiap. 173
Ritual Preparation: Alaskap. 174
Conclusionp. 175
Empowering the Oppressed and Their (Oppressed) Helpers in Bangladesh and Indiap. 179
Authors' Profilesp. 179
Introductionp. 181
Therapeutic Strategiesp. 182
Training Examplesp. 183
Full-Group Multi-Scene Sociodrama: Terrorismp. 192
Workshop With Cyclone-Affected, Traumatized Bangladeshi Children Age 5 to 12 Yearsp. 197
Playback Theater Training: Cyclone Sidr Workshop, Conductedp. 199
Case Example: The Hijras Project, New Delhi, Indiap. 202
Conclusionsp. 205
Re-Reconciling Culture-Based Conflicts With "Culture-Drama"p. 207
Authors' Profilesp. 207
Introductionp. 209
Desert Island Scene: Drawing Togetherp. 210
The Bus Scenep. 210
History of Culture-Dramap. 212
Cultural Pathways in Conflictp. 212
The Common Room Scenep. 213
The Analysisp. 214
Social Contexts of Hospitalityp. 214
The Hospitality Ritualp. 215
The European Viewp. 216
Cultural Meanings and Communal Harmonyp. 216
The Northern Conflictp. 217
Chiefly Versus Non-Chiefly Peoplesp. 217
The Ghanaian Workshopp. 219
The Chief Scenep. 219
The Marriage Dispute Scenep. 220
The Market Scenep. 223
The Earth Shrine Scenep. 225
Cultural Transformation: Building a New World Togetherp. 227
Return to the Desert Islandp. 229
Sociodrama and Culture-Dramap. 229
Moving Toward a "Peace Culture"p. 231
Teaching Family Dynamics Using Sociodrama and Psychodrama at Sichuan University, Chengdu, Chinap. 235
Authors' Profilesp. 235
Introductionp. 236
The Chinese Family: Three Generations of Rapid Changep. 238
Psychotherapy in Chinap. 240
The Leaders: Workshop #1p. 241
Case Examplesp. 241
2 Years Laterp. 244
The Class Workp. 245
A Note on Methodsp. 245
The First Meeting of the Classp. 246
The First Storyp. 248
The Students' Responsesp. 250
Closurep. 254
Conclusionp. 255
Afterwordp. 257
Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9780826104861
ISBN-10: 082610486X
Series: Springer Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 22nd March 2010
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 14.99  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.41