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An Introduction to Dramatherapy

An Introduction to Dramatherapy

December 2006 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Illustrated throughout with vivid examples from dramatherapy sessions, An Introduction to Dramatherapy 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.

The book provides a welcome overview for readers who are new to the field and an excellent starting point for further study.

What Is Dramatherapy?
Theory into Practice
Preparing for Dramatherapy
Beginning a Dramatherapy Session
Applying Dramatherapy
The Heart of Dramatherapy
Dramatherapy and 'Mental Illness'
Dramatherapy and Other Forms of Disorder of Mind
Other Client Groups and Dramatherapy

`The book is well researched and provides a solid overview' - Therapy Today

`Dorothy Langley's book offers a valuable overview of dramatherapy in all its applications. It provides evidence of many years' work as a teacher and practitioner. It is both clear and readable, and will serve as a useful introduction to this unique therapeutic approach for people in other healing professions, particularly psychiatry, as well as for the general reader' - Roger Grainger, Senior Practitioner on the Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy, and State Registered Arts Therapist, Drama

"This valuable book explains and encourages a useful, creative, important system of therapeutic theory and practice for a broad range of psychology." —D. Sydiaha, Professor Emeritus, University of Saskatchewan

D. Sydiaha, Professor Dmeritus
University of Saskatchewan

Clearly ordered content of relevance to students & professionals in this area. Accessible and useful

Mr Graham Robertson
Cass School of Education, University of East London
January 15, 2015

This is a very good introduction to this fascinating field of work. I would definitely recommend this book to my undergraduate dissertation students with an interest in this area.

Mr Luke Champion
Education , Manchester Metropolitan University
September 18, 2013

Useful guide!

Miss Kate Steabler
HE Care, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
January 11, 2011

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