Psychodrama: Advances in Theory and Practice (Advancing Theory in Therapy)
, edited by Clark Baim, Jorge Burmeister and Manuela Maciel
. An international anthology with twenty-one chapters on various recent developments in the theory and practice of psychodrama by internationally- recognized authorities in the field, forewords by Zerka T. Moreno and Grete Leutz. Published by Routledge.
Psychodrama with Trauma Survivor: Acting Out Our Pain
, edited by Peter Felix Kellermann
and M.K. Hudgins. In a world where natural, social, and political disasters are a reality, the therapist is called upon to find rapid and effective methods of treating the survivors of trauma, including sexual abuse, torture, war-related trauma, addiction, depression, and bereavement. The contributors to this book provide evidence of how psychodrama can safely be used to create paths of change for even the most severe traumatization and they also discuss the possible transmission of trauma patterns across generations. Published by Jessica Kingsley.
The Handbook of Psychodrama
, by Marcia Karp
, Paul Holmes, Kate Bradshaw Tauvon and Ken Sprague. Provides an introduction to the theory and practice of psychodrama for professional and trainee psychodramatists. Following an introduction to the history and philosophy of psychodrama, the theory is then brought to life by detailed first-hand accounts of psychodrama sessions. The structure of the book innovatively reflects that of the classic psychodrama session - Warm Up, Action, Sharing and the subsequent Processing. Published by Routledge.
Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy
, by J.L. Moreno
. Contains a synopsis of Moreno's major contributions to theories and practice of sociometry and spontaneity, illustrated with diagrams ranging from the Canon of Creativity to social atoms, leadership structures, and complex social systems. The book provides a depth and range of description and discussion that truly grounds the reader. A list of general hypotheses and a glossary complete the text. J.L. Moreno's contributions have never been timelier than they are now. His work looked forward to a time when the study of human societies would move across boundaries of culture and politics into a truly international field. http://www.amazon.com/
The Quintessential Zerka
, by Zerka T Moreno. Documents the origins and development of the theory and practice of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy through the work and innovation of its co-creator, Zerka Toeman Moreno.
This comprehensive handbook brings together history, philosophy, methodology and application. Toni Horvatin and Edward Schreiber have selected articles that span a career of some sixty years, from Zerka's very first publication to recent, previously unpublished work. Published by Routledge.
The Essential Moreno
, by Jacob Levy Moreno
. This handy volume collects the best and most important writings of J.L. Moreno in one concise and accessible place. This collection explores Moreno's thought in developing psychodrama and sociometry, with his strong emphasis on spontaneity and creativity. The book discusses both basic and advanced concepts and techniques of psychodramatic treatment. The reader will find extensive examples from Moreno's own cases containing verbatim transcripts that illustrate the give-and-take between Moreno, his patients, and the audience observers. Jonathan Fox introduces the book with a brief overview of Moreno's life and ideas. Published by Springer http://books.google.com
Who shall survive?,
by J.L. Moreno
. It is impossible to do justice to this interesting and challenging piece of work within the limits of a review. To get its full meaning, to see the tremendous importance, one needs not only to read it carefully and give it thoughtful study, but to actually apply some of his tests, as the reviewer did, and to watch their working out within a group. Then it becomes apparent that here really is a method of observation of group reactions, or rather the reactions of individuals within the group, which not only throws light upon the personalities composing the group, but can aid in the arranging of people in communities so as to avoid a great part of the frictions and antagonisms which are the roots of much of our social disorder. http://www.amazon.com/
Psychodrama Since Moreno (Innovations in Theory and Practice)
edited by Paul Holmes, Marcia Karp
, and Mike Watson, introduction by Zerka T. Moreno. Internationally recognized practitioners of the psychodramatic method, many trained by Moreno himself, discuss innovations in the theory and practice of psychodrama since Moreno's death in 1974. This book explains the key concepts of this powerful method of group psychotherapy and shows how these ideas have developed and inspired their practice as therapists. Published by Routledge.
Focus on Psychodrama: The Therapeutic Aspects of Psychodrama
by Peter Felix Kellermann.
Ingenious and highly original work about conceptual basis for psychodrama therapy, developing a solid foundation about psychodrama techniques, the influence of charismatic leadership, the therapeutic value of catharsis and emotional abreaction, the significance of action insight, the various uses of the concept of acting-out and the importance of as-if in psychodrama. A processing checklist is added at the end of the book as a systematic aid in evaluating the professional skills of the psychodramatist. Published by Jessica Kingsley.
Psychodrama (Creative Therapies in Practice series)
by Paul Wilkins. This book introduces the rationale, theory and psychotherapeutic practice of psychodrama. It provides an insight into its origins, outlining its techniques and bringing to life the interrelationships that form the core of the practice. Following the theatrical process that lies at the heart of psychodrama, the book shows how the enactment of scenes from the past, present or future, real or imagined, can benefit the group of individuals involved, leading to unexpected insight and growth through creativity and spontaneity. Published by Sage Publications.
Contemporary Psychodrama: New Approaches to Theory and Technique
by José Fonseca. Presents the original concepts of a leading light of the Brazilian psychodrama movement. Previously unavailable in the English language, the book is divided into clear sections: new approaches to psychodrama theory; new approaches to psychodrama technique; psychodrama and sexuality; the past and future of psychodrama. Fonseca's innovative ideas include the adaptation of techniques originally intended for groups to individual psychodramatic psychotherapy. Published by Brunner Routledge.
A Clinician’s Guide to Psychodrama
by Eva Leveton.
A guide for therapists at any level of experience, offering a step-by-step approach to therapeutic psychodrama, incorporating the works of Moreno, Erickson, Satir, and Perls. Includes new material on drama therapy and supervision in institutional settings, with case studies and examples.
Published by Springer.
by Adam Blatner
. Illustrated with a wealth of case examples, presents current training techniques and shows how to use them, whether as a complement to traditional verbal approaches, in individual or group therapy, in educational or community settings, or in many other contexts. This third edition reviews the most recent developments in psychodrama theory, clarifies various new psychodramatic processes, and features extensive new references and an updated bibliography. In this volume, the author continues to provide the best practical primer of basic psychodramatic techniques. Published by Springer.
Foundations of Psychodrama: History, Theory and Practice
by Adam Blatner
. First produced as a complement to the Acting In, the book is an excellent work for those interested in learning about psychodrama, as an introduction, and a useful handbook for practitioners. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the history, philosophy, theory and practice of this seminal action method and a unique approach to both individual and group therapy. Published by Springer.
Psychodrama, Group Processes and Dreams: Archetypal Images of Individuation
by Wilma Scategni
. The book is the result of years of analytic work with group and individuals that introduces the reader to the dramatic representation of dreams, where dramatic action, catharsis and conflict elaboration are of central importance. It is a work enabling to integrate Jung’s analytical psychology with Moreno’s psychodrama, a harmonious combination of psychotherapy theory, dream interpretation, mythology, folklore and metapsychology resulting in an inspiring work of art. Published by Brunner Routledge.
Psychodrama Group Psychotherapy as Experimental Theatre
by Eva Røine
. This is a comprehensive work which stems from the author's broad knowledge and experience of psychology, the theatre and psychodrama. It includes discussion of the theory behind psychodrama as well as the methods used in its practice. As well as examining the specific field of psychodrama, the author relates the topic to the history and practice of the theatre, giving examples from her work in America and Norway, providing new angles and insights. Published by Jessica Kingsley.
The Ancestor Syndrome
by Anne Ancelin Schützenberger
. Drawing on twenty years experience as a therapist and analyst, the author explains and provides clinical examples of her psychogenealogical approach to psychotherapy. As mere links in a chain of generations, we may have no choice in having the events and traumas experienced by our ancestors visited upon us in our own lifetime. The book includes fascinating case studies to illustrate how her clients have conquered seemingly irrational fears, psychological and even physical difficulties by discovering and understanding the parallels between their own life and the lives of their forebears. Published by Routledge.
Psychodrama: A Beginner's Guide
by Zoran Đurić
, Jasna Veljković
, Miomir Tomić. A guide for students, in a most pleasant presentation, including basic elements of psychodrama, techniques, a glossary of psychodramatic terms, and an illustrated psychodrama session. Published by Jessica Kingsley.
Sociodrama and Collective Trauma
by Peter Felix Kellermann
. Examines the psychological and social damage of trauma to society as a whole. The book suggests practical ways of facilitating the rehabilitation of survivors of collective trauma through sociodrama and related group work. The author develops methods for understanding the past and preparing for the future and provides a wealth of case studies based on 30 years' experience of treating survivors of war trauma and other forms of disaster. Published by Jessica Kingsley.
by Zoltán Figusch. Divided into the three parts, the book sets the context for Brazilian psychodrama, explores the creative and innovative work that is being done, and presents observations and examples of the full range of psychodramatic techniques and practical applications. The author offers international readers an extensive overview of the work being done using this psychotherapeutic method, which enables participants to examine relationships, emotions, fears and conflicts through spontaneous role-play and improvisations with other 'actors' and with the practitioner. Published by Jessica Kingsley
From One-to One Psychodrama to Large Group Socio-Psychodrama,
by Zoltán Figusch. This is the second volume of Brazilian psychodrama writings translated and edited into English by Zoli Figusch. The book focuses on two areas of creative developments introduced by Brazilian psychodramatists. Through theoretical reflection and clinical examples of practice the first part presents the theory and practice of one-to-one psychodrama, that is, psychodrama psychotherapy with an individual client and without auxiliary egos. Part two focuses on the socio-psychodramatic work with large groups and public events gathering great numbers of participants.
Theory and Practice of Action and Drama Techniques
by Leni Verhofstadt-Denève
. The author develops a personality model and shows how it can be applied in practice through psychodrama, videofeedback and creative playtherapy. In the first section of the book she defines her approach in philosophical and clinical terms: in the second, more practically oriented, section she explains how psychodramatic principles can be applied when working therapeutically with groups and individuals. Published by Jessica Kingsley
Playing the Other. Dramatizing Personal Narratives in Playback Theatre
by Nick Rowe. This book is an exploration and critique of 'playback theatre', a form of improvised theatre in which a company of performers spontaneously enact autobiographical stories told to them by members of the audience. The author critically explores the nature, implications and ethics of the performers' response to the teller's experience, how notions of the public and personal are constructed, and the risks involved in improvising a response to a member of the audience's story. Published by Jessica Kingsley
The Dimensions of Dreams. The Nature, Function, and Interpretation of Dreams
, by Ole Vedfelt. The author reviews in depth the large body of research about dreams that has found its way into the literature, from the work of Freud and Jung to that of many other important investigators, including Alfred Adler, Erich Fromm, Montague Ullman, Calvin Hall and Medard Boss, and discusses dreamwork in gestalt therapy and psychodrama, how dreams are affected by organic diseases and physical symptoms, the relationship between dreams and psychosis, parapsychological phenomena. Published by Jessica Kingsley.
The who you dream yourself,
by Val Richards. The author examines the relationship between psychotherapy and the theatre, as underpinned by Winnicott's writings, Jung's ideas on self, the writings of Lacan and the prose, drama, and poetry of Yeats - an unusual blend between diverse and often opposing schools of thought. Part one focuses on the workings of language, space, and meaning-making in the settings of infancy, therapy, and theatre. Part two looks at the "struggle between masks," which are used as a metaphor for self and the representation of self. Part Three looks at signs and times by showing that space and linear time are one and indivisible: disturbance in one means disturbance in the other. Published by Karnac Books. http://www.styluspub.com/books/
Psychodrama, Surplus Reality and the Art of Healing,
by Leif Dag Blomkvist
, Zerka T. Moreno, Thomas Rutzel. In this book, Leif Dag Blomkvist and Zerka Moreno explore the depths of this long-neglected concept. In addition, each chapter is prefaced by Leif Dag Blomkvist's explanations and illuminations of the forces and energies - from early religious rituals and festivals to the art of Surrealism, which have influenced psychodrama. Published by Routledge
Psychodrama in the 21st Century
, by Jacob Gershoni
. Inspired by the writings of J.L. Moreno, the contributors to this volume present a wide range of clinical and educational applications of psychodrama with various client groups, problems and settings. Part One explores the integration of psychodrama and sociometry with other therapy methods including structural family therapy, art therapy, and group therapy. Part Two describes innovative applications of action methods to different groups, such as trauma survivors, and the lesbian, gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. Applications of psychodrama in education, training and consultation. Published by Springer. http://www.springerpub.com/
The Theatre of Truth
, by Eberhard Scheiffele
. It starts with a philosophical analysis of the concepts of acting, improvisation and spontaneity and then consolidates the elements of Moreno's theory of the nature and function of theatre, which are dispersed throughout his writings and have never been thoroughly collected in one place. This allows a critical comparison with two dramatic theorists who anticipated some of Moreno's ideas: Aristotle from whom he adapted the concept of catharsis and Goethe whom he saw as a forerunner of both therapy through drama and spontaneous production. Analyzing the dramatic and artistic way Moreno wrote and acted, I conclude that he was at heart a theatre person. http://www.amazon.com/
Drama, Psychotherapy and Psychosis. Dramatherapy and Psychodrama with People who hear Voices,
by John Casson
. Explores the use of drama and theatre in the challenging area of working with people who hear voices, focusing especially on survivors of abuse and those diagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia. In examining the often baffling and frightening world of psychosis the book offers alternative models of madness and the self, which form the basis for therapeutic interventions. Published by Routledge
Psychotherapeutic Diagnostics, Guidelines for the new standard
by Bartuska, H.; Buchsbaumer, M.; Mehta, G.; Pawlowsky, G.; Wiesnagrotzki, S. (Eds.). It provides a comprehensive diagnostic for all different methods in psychotherapy, including psychodrama. Experts of seventeen schools-of-thought came together at a round table and drew up guidelines for the daily work of psychotherapists. Published by Springer.
The Living Stage
, by Tian Dayton. This is a basic primer on psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. With a foreword by Zerka Moreno, the book gives clinicians the tools to understand the theory and practice of experiential therapy. Filled with client stories, Moreno’s theories in his own words, plus step-by-step exercises they can use in their own practice, the book makes experiential work manageable for the clinician. It also includes specific exercises that integrate trauma, grief and addiction theory and a brand new model for understanding trauma and addictive relationships.
Published by HCI
The Drama Within
, by Tian Dayton. Here is the first comprehensive book on psychodrama, the experiential therapy rapidly gaining popularity with clinicians and treatment centers worldwide. Psychodrama is a powerful action method with very specific techniques that can be effective in reducing trauma, releasing pent-up emotions and learning new behavior. Tian Dayton, one of the field's most respected practitioners, brings together a complete examination of the theory and practice of psychodrama, directions for specific drama games and methods for applying the theory and games in the treatment of trauma and addiction. Publisher: HCI Books. http://www.hcibooks.com/
Interactive Improvisational Drama,
by Adam Blatner
. Thirty-two innovators share their approaches to interactive and improvisational drama, applied theatre, and performance, for education, therapy, recreation, community-building, and personal empowerment. The book covers the full range of dynamic methods that expand the theatre arts into new settings. Dramatic engagement should be recognized as addressing a far broader purpose. There are ways that are playful, and types of non-scripted drama in which the audience becomes co-actors. This present book is unique in offering ways for participants to become more spontaneous and involved. Published by iUniverse Inc. http://www.amazon.com/Interactive-Improvisational
Introduction to Dramatherapy,
by Sue Jennings
. Gives the reader the basic theory and practice of dramatherapy. A brief history of dramatherapy is given, showing how it has developed, the sources that influenced and shaped it, and the schools that are emerging. The author explains the therapeutic value of the theatre and the drama that takes place within it, discussing the difference between imagination and fantasy, and the contribution of the drama teacher and play leader to preventative drama. The book examines the importance of dramatherapy in long-term psychiatric wards, and demonstrates its use in working with people with learning difficulties. Published by Jessica Kingsley. http://www.jkp.com/
An Introduction to Dramatherapy
, by Dorothy Langley. is a concise introduction to the background, theory and practice of a method of therapy which uses the dramatic process to help people during times of stress, emotional upheaval, illness or disability. Illustrated throughout with vivid examples from dramatherapy sessions, the book shows how drama can be used in an intentional and directional way to achieve constructive change with individuals or groups. In particular, the book highlights the power of drama as a therapeutic medium because of its foundations in metaphor, power which can be harnessed through the use of techniques such as role play, enactment, story-telling and the use of puppets and masks. http://www.amazon.com/
Acting for real
, by Renée Emunah. Ater exploring the primary conceptual sources at the roots of Dramatherapy, the author delineates five developmental phases in the therapeutic effective techniques and interventions. The volume describes over 125 distinct drama therapy techniques, categorized according to the phases of the session and treatement serries and subcategorized by therapeutic objective. Performance oriented drama therapy and “self-revelatory” theatre are also included. This volume, written by a leading pioneer of the field, provides an integrative framework for the practice of dramatherapy and offers a comprehensive and systhematized description of techniques and in-depth analysis. Published by Routledge. http://www.amazon.com
Drama as Therapy,
by Phil Jones. This new edition of presents a coherent review of the practice and theory of Dramatherapy. With a unique combination of practical guidance, clinical examples and research vignettes this fully revised second edition considers developments in the field over the last decade and researches the impact of the 'core processes' on clinical practice. The book shows how Dramatherapy can be used with a wide range of clients and applied to their individual needs. Therapists working in different parts of the world contribute examples of their practice, alongside their research interviews demonstrating the effectiveness of Dramatherapy. Published by Routledge. http://www.routledge.com/books/
Supervision of Dramatherapy,
edited by Phil Jones & Ditty Dokter. This book offers a thorough overview of Dramatherapy supervision and the issues that can arise during the supervisory task. Phil Jones and Ditty Dokter bring together experts from the field to examine supervision in a range of contexts with different client groups, including dramatherapy with children, forensic work, and intercultural practice. Using illustrative examples, Supervision of Dramatherapy provides practical guidance and theoretical grounding, appealing to supervisors and supervisees alike, as well as psychotherapists interested in the use of dramatic methods in the supervisory setting. Published by Routledge. http://www.routledge.com
Supervision and Dramatherapy
, by Elektra Tselikas Portmann. Supervisors who wish to emply a more imaginative approach to their work will find concepts as “aesthetic distancing” and techniques derived from dramatherapy - the use of myths and stories, dramatic play and roles – particulary usefull. The book explore the ways in which dramatherapy techniques and concepts can be applied to supervision and how supervisors are conducted within the field of dramatherapy. It acts like a kaleidoscope, projecting the compelling thooughts of the finest authors into this field onto the scenes of our imagination. Published by Jessica Kingsley. http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book
Drama and healing. The roots of Drama Therapy
, by Roger Grainger
. Undoubtedly an important contribution to the growing body of literature on the theory of drama therapy. It is at once a scholarly and an unusually personal discussion of the place of drama in the treatment of severe mental illness. This is one of the most thoughtful book on dramatherapy that I have come across. The author climbs the heights of drama while helping to maintain the reality of the systhem and test out the achievement. This book is strongly recommended for creative arts therapists and psychotherapists alike. Published by Jessica Kingsley.
The Healing Drama, by Anne Bannister
. Working with children who have been physically or sexually abused presents tremendous challenges. Various therapeutic techniques can be used, and one of them is through the medium of drama in the hands of psychodramatists and dramatherapists. There is comparatively little material available on the use of this technique specifically with abused children. This book sets out the main theoretical and practical approaches. Beginning with the notion of Play and its importance for children, Anne Bannister discusses how children use play as a method of investigation and rehearsing for reality. Role play is then illustrated as a means of discovering a child's intellectual and emotional development. Free Association Books http://www.amazon.com/
Creative Therapies with Traumatised Children
, by Anne Bannister
. Combining her practical experience and recent doctoral research she reflects on how and why these therapies actually work in the healing process, how in 'the space between' children and their therapists, the child and adult can each use their creative skills to aid developmental processes, reverse negative brain patterns and affect positive behavioural changes to heal the damage caused by severe abuse in childhood. The author presents a practical model called the Regenerative Approach to use when assessing and working therapeutically with traumatised children. Jessica Kigsley Publishers. http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book
Communicating with Children and Adolescents,
Clinical Applications of Drama Therapy in Child and Adolescent Treatment,
by Anne Bannister
. This book places action methods in a theoretical, technical and political framework and documents examples of good practice. Discussion of the application of action methods to work with young people focuses on differing issues and populations, for example children and adolescents who face life-threatening illnesses, or those involved in peer counselling in schools. Contributions from several different countries emphasise the wide potential of action methods for use with young people. Provides a comprehensive and wide-ranging resource for those interested in exploring and understanding why action methods are particularly useful when working with young people. http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book
Anna Marie Weber, Craig Haen (editors). Guided by theory, but firmly rooted in practice, providing a survey of the many different possibilities and techniques for incorporating drama therapy within child and adolescent therapy. More than merely a survey of the existing literature on drama therapy, this text represents a true expansion of the field: one which articulates the breadth of possibilities and applications for drama therapy in the larger context of psychotherapy. Weber and Haen’s book fills this need, providing a core text for graduate students and established professionals alike. Published by Routledge http://www.amazon.com/
, by Anthony Shafton. Dream Reader is a uniquely comprehensive survey of contemporary approaches to understanding and working with dreams. The general reader interested in exploring the world of dreams could not obtain a better introduction and grounding than from this book. Academic psychologists, therapists, and professional dream workers alike will find it to be an incomparable survey and sampling of the growing literature on dreaming.
Published by Suny Press
Acting Your Inner Music: Music Therapy and Psychodrama
, by Joseph J. Moreno
. Innovative publication explores new dimensions in the integration of music therapy and psychodrama. A wealth of dynamic and creative group therapy approaches are fully described and illustrated with vivid case examples. Realizing a holistic approach to music psychotherapy, this groundbreaking book brings together music, imagery, and projective music improvisation with psychodramatic devices including warm-up, role reversal, mirroring, and others. A remarkable synthesis of music therapy and psychodrama - Adam Blatner, MD
Barcelona Publishers. http://www.amazon.com/
The Theatre of Spontaneity
Good Practice in Psychodrama. An Analytic Perspective
, by Don Feasey. The book provides a basic introduction to therapists in practice who wish to enter the world of psychotherapeutic psychodrama. It will be useful to trainees and experienced psychodramatists alike in opening up for critical examination some of the key issues in the theory and practice of this exciting therapy.Don Feasy promotes the idea of psychodrama as an effective, safe and productive therapy which can be used to the advantage of clients both in the public and private sectors of mental health. It is unique as a publication in drawing upon some of the key insights of psychoanalysis and, without being partisan, offers this understanding to the practice of psychodrama in a therapeutic setting. http://www.amazon.com/
, by J. L. Moreno
. Moreno wrote books, chapters and articles about psychodrama. His writing, like the method he pioneered, is rich and complex. Many students, practitioners and participants around the world have encountered Moreno’s work in action; however, fewer people may have had the opportunity to read and think about the ‘words of the father’ due to the limited availability of key texts. A desire to ensure Moreno’s work is available to the widest possible audience inspired members of the North West Psychodrama Association to work together to re-publish the books in this series. Published by Lulu.
Creative Training: Sociodrama and Team-building
, by Ron Wiener
. A how to do it book for people who want their training to be imaginative, energetic and effective. The author’s text looks at how to run staff training groups; what to do with stuck teams; and how to use sociodrama as a training tool in a new light. Based on the author’s long experience as a community psychologist, training consultant and sociodramatist, this practical book demonstrates how creative interventions with groups can produce the very best from training. Ron Wiener is Associate Consultant in the School of Continuing Education at the University of Leeds. His work is caractherised by the use of creative action methods involving the whole group. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. http://www.amazon.com/
Heling Collective Trauma, Using Sociodrama and Dramatherapy
by Eva Leveton
This unique book travels across geographic and cultural boundaries, examining group crises in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the U.S. Leveton offers 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.
, by J.L. Moreno
Moreno wrote books, chapters and articles about psychodrama. Many students, practitioners and participants around the world have encountered Moreno’s work in action, but fewer people may have had the opportunity to read and think about the ‘words of the father’ due to the limited availability of key texts. This book - the second in the new series of Moreno texts - presents an amalgamation of two editions of a magazine edited by J. L. Moreno, in 1931, called Impromptu. The textual content is as it was in 1931; however there has been some editorial license in formatting the work to ensure a more coherent book form. Published by Lulu http://www.lulu.com/content/
The Psychodrama Papers,
by John Nolte
. A collection of articles on various aspects of psychodrama, the art form/method of communication/method of group psychotherapy originated by J. L. Moreno. The author, John Nolte, Ph.D., a student of J. L. Moreno and Zerka T. Moreno, has practiced psychodrama for over 45 years. He has a doctorate in clinical psychology from Washington University. He is certified as a Trainer-Educator-Practitioner by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, a senior and respected practitioner of the Morenean methods as well as a seasoned trainer.
Psychodrama: Modern Art as Group Therapy
, by Donald B. Kuspit. The author is one of America's most esteemed art critics. He is Distinguished Professor of Art History and Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. This collection contains Donald Kuspit's writing at its illuminating best as it reveals the psychological and spiritual motivation that conceivably compelled the artists represented to create some of their most interesting work. His subjects range from the artist's relentless maneuvering for status to the calculated use of perversion and empowering sexuality to engage the art-going public.
Ziggurat Books International. http://www.amazon.co.uk/
The first psychodramatic family
, by Jacob Levy, Zerka and Jonathan Moreno. J. L. wrote books, chapters and articles about psychodrama. Many around the world have encountered Moreno’s work in action; however, fewer people may have had the opportunity to read and think about the ‘words of the father’ due to the limited availability of key texts. A desire to ensure Moreno’s work is available to the widest possible audience inspired members of the North West Psychodrama Association to work together to re-publish the books in this series. We hope by doing so J. L. 's words will continue to reverberate across time and space: inspiring new generations of practitioners to be as creative and spontaneous as is possible. Published by Lulu http://www.lulu.com/content/
Words of the Father
, by Jacob Levy Moreno
. Written in 1920 and translated in 1941, Das “Testament des Vaters” is one of the basic books in Moreno’s theory and philosophy. To this day this is one of the most fascinating that Moreno wrote. Fascinating because of the philosophy that he preached, a philosophy odf co-responsibility and co-creativity. Also fascinating because of the way it was written, being like a child, needing the presence of a mother and a midwife. If we read this book as an expression of the philosophy of the cosmos, we find in it the concepts of the Moreno’s future theories: surplus reality, spontaneity, co-creation, creation as an ongoing process, “encounter” of I and You as the basis for significant meetings. Published by Lulu http://www.lulu.com/content/
Psychodrama: Inspiration and Technique (A Tavistock Book),
edited by Paul Holmes and Marcia Karp
. The 14 psycho-dramatists who have contributed to this book were asked to write about that which inspires them in their work and about the techniques and psychological theories they use for creative clinical practice. They write about their attempts to help a variety of client groups including adolescents, autistic children, offenders, anorexics, the sexually abused, alcoholics and those dying of cancer. This book describes how the boundaries of psychotherapy can be creatively stretched by the inspired use of technique (within the method of psychodrama) and by the use of other theories, including ideas from psychoanalysis. Published by Routledge http://www.amazon.com/
Sociodrama in a changing world.
Sociodrama is a flexible, creative, spontaneous way of working with groups, both large and small, to explore the systems we live in and which impact upon us. Originally part of J.L. Moreno's teaching, sociodrama is used across the world in endeavours such as: conflict management, school and higher level teaching, team building, cross-cultural exploration, problem-solving, change management, role training, community and organisational development, consultancy, story-telling, understanding the news, future planning, political change and much more. This book brings together examples of the work of sociodramatists from around the world. Lulu Publishing.
second vol, J. L. Moreno
wrote books, chapters and articles about psychodrama. His writing, like the method he pioneered, is rich and complex. Many students, practitioners and participants around the world have encountered Moreno’s work in action; however, fewer people may have had the opportunity to read and think about the ‘words of the father’. A desire to ensure Moreno’s work is available to the widest possible audience inspired members of the North West Psychodrama Association to work together to re-publish the books in this series. We hope by doing so J. L. Moreno’s words will continue to reverberate across time and space: inspiring new generations of practitioners.
Lulu Publishing. http://www.lulu.com/
The Autobiography of J.L. Moreno, M.D
. The Autobiography of J.L. Moreno
is maybe one of the less well known Moreno texts, as previously it has only been published in small numbers and less widely circulated than the other key Moreno books. This abridged version of the autobiography was first edited together by Moreno’s son, Jonathan, and published in the ASGPP Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy in 1989. As all autobiographies, this book also offers interesting insight into the life of the father of psychodrama, covering his early years in Romania and Vienna, as well as his later life in the USA. An interesting a helpful additional reading to all interested in psychodrama and the philosophical ideas underpinning it. Lulu Publishing. http://www.lulu.com/
To dream Again,
by Zerka T. Moreno.This book portrays Zerka's development and experiences that molded her, and made her receptive to Moreno's ideas at a time when this was not generally the case. Zerka's life before she met Moreno occupies the first part of this book. The second part relates the highlights of this unusual partnership and her life after his death. The final portion of this book addresses Zerka's subsequent life and many of her worldwide journeys. Moreno was once heard to declare, "I had the ideas, Zerka was the tool." The focal point of this Memoir is not to describe who Zerka was to J.L., but to share it with the world. "This is a story about a woman who is a legendary figure, not only in psychodrama, but in the overall field of psychotherapy. http://www.amazon.com/
Psychodrama - Third volume
, by J.L. Moreno
. His writing, like the method he pioneered, is rich and complex. Many students, practitioners and participants have encountered Moreno’s work in action; however, fewer people may have had the opportunity to read and think about the ‘words of the father’ due to the limited availability of key texts. A desire to ensure Moreno’s work is available to the widest possible audience inspired members of the North West Psychodrama Association to work together to re-publish the books in this series. We hope by doing so J. L. Moreno’s words will continue to reverberate across time and space: inspiring new generations of practitioners to be as creative and spontaneous as is possible. Lulu Publishing http://www.lulu.com/
Supervision in Psychodrama
, ed. by Pierre Fontaine, Jutta Fürst
and Hannes Krall. Supervision plays an essential role in the process of learning and professional development in psychotherapy and training. High quality in supervision is a crucial part of the training to support and to guide trainees and to be a reliable point of reference in terms of practice and theory, technical and methodological standards, ethical issues, research and evaluation. Therefore, the main purpose of this book is to share ways of doing supervision in psychodrama among supervisors and trainers in different countries and to stimulate further discussion and development. www.springer.com
by Ron Wiener. Supervision plays an essential role in the process of learning and professional development in psychotherapy and training. High quality in supervision is a crucial part of the training to support and to guide trainees and to be a reliable point of reference in terms of practice and theory, technical and methodological standards, ethical issues, research and evaluation. Therefore, the main purpose of this book is to share ways of doing supervision in psychodrama among supervisors and trainers in different countries and to stimulate further discussion and development.
Preludes to my Autobiography
, by J.L. Moreno
. This text was first published as a prelude to the 1953 complete edition of Who Shall Survive?, under the title ‘Preludes of the sociometric movement’. Two years later, in 1955 it was published as a stand-alone text in No.34 of the Sociometry Monographs, this time with the title ‘Preludes to my autobiography: Introduction to Who Shall Survive?’. Then in 1989 it was re-printed by Beacon House simply as ‘Preludes to my autobiography’. We hope it will be a helpful addition to both Moreno’s recently re-published autobiography, as well as his other publications on sociometry.
Lulu Printings, http://www.lulu.com/
Sociometry, Experimental Method and the Science of Society, J. L. Moreno
. His writing, like the method he pioneered, is rich and complex. Students, practitioners and participants have encountered Moreno’s work in action; however, fewer people may have had the opportunity to read and think about the ‘words of the father’ due to the limited availability of key texts. A desire to ensure Moreno’s work is available inspired members of the North West Psychodrama Association to work together to re-publish the books in this series. By doing so J. L. Moreno’s words will continue to reverberate across time and space: inspiring new generations of practitioners to be as creative and spontaneous as is possible whilst managing the complexity of modern day practice. Lulu Printings, http://www.lulu.com/
Fairy Tales in Psychotherapy,
by Erich Franzke. Using a wealth of examples drawn from many years of experience, the author describes different ways of implementing fairy tales and fairy tale performances into individual and group therapy, as well as the many practical advantages offered by these methods over conventional ones. This book presents an interesting and important approach for psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers, and any others with an interest in mental health counseling. The book is organized in three major sections: Creative Forms with Supernatural; Methods of Employing Fairy Tales in Psychotherapy; Special Advantages of Working with Fairy Tales in Psychotherapy.
Hogrefe & Huber Pub http://www.amazon.com/
The Future of Man's World
, by J.L. Moreno
. Published by the North-West Psychodrama Association and the Zerka T. Moreno Foundation, this booklet is a re-print, originally published in 1947 by Beacon House, in Psychodrama Monograph no 21. It is a brief presentation of Moreno's thoughts on sociatry, within the context of his views on man's self, man's relationship to the Godhead and his potential for spontaneous creation, as opposed to the 'robot'. The NWPA has published this booklet in collaboration with Ed Schreiber and the Zerka T. Moreno Foundation for Training, Research and Education, with all profits form this book being donated to the Foundation. Lulu Printings, http://www.lulu.com/