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The Handbook of Dramatherapy - Sue Jennings

Paperback Published: 16th December 1993
ISBN: 9780415090568
Number Of Pages: 244

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Dramatherapy, first established in the early 1960s, is being increasingly practised in a range of therapeutic settings and is of growing interest to theatre practitioners and teachers. The Handbook of Dramatherapy brings together five authors who are all practising dramatherapists, working in clinical, artistic and educational fields. Their clinical experience includes preventive and community-based work, as well as dramatherapy in long and short stay psychiatry, work with elderly people, forensic dramatherapy, work with abused children and adolescents, and children with learning difficulties. An easy-to-read introduction to the major contrasting models of dramatherapy, the book looks at the developmental approach, the use of role theory, the ideas of the theatre of expression' and the theatre of healing', and presents an integrated model of dramatherapy. The authors explain the theoretical background of these approaches, show how each works in practice in a particular situation, and suggest how it might be adapted to other settings. They also describe the historical background, explain the difference between dramatherapy and psychodrama, discuss assessment and evaluation techniques, and how to develop more appropriate research methods to address the aims and goals of dramatherapy. The Handbook of Dramatherapy provides a comprehensive basis for theory and practice, and will be a valuable source of reference for all mental health professionals as well as students of dramatherapy and theatre.

." . . packed with relevant theory and clear examples and undoubtedly will be recognized as a central building block in the foundation of our field. . . . offer[s] us vision and inspiration." -"Dramascope

Notes on the Authorsp. viii
Prologuep. 1
Historical Background and Overview of Dramatherapyp. 12
The Developmental Model of Dramatherapyp. 28
Referencesp. 40
The Theatre of Self-Expressionp. 41
An Integrated Model of Dramatherapy and Its Application with Adults with Learning Disabilitiesp. 58
A Role Model of Dramatherapy and Its Application with Individuals and Groupsp. 75
The Theatre of Healingp. 93
Dramatherapy and Psychodramap. 114
Referencesp. 132
Dramatic Play with Childrenp. 133
The Dramatherapy Venture Projectp. 145
What is Dramatherapy?p. 166
Notep. 186
Evaluation and Assessment in Dramatherapyp. 187
Referencesp. 207
Epiloguep. 209
p. 210
p. 212
p. 214
p. 216
p. 218
Name Indexp. 223
Subject Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780415090568
ISBN-10: 0415090563
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 16th December 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1