This unique text is both an accessible introduction and specialist review of contemporary dramatherapy practice today. The collected chapters introduce critical and cohesive perspectives on dramatherapy as it is being...Show More
This unique text is both an accessible introduction and specialist review of contemporary dramatherapy practice today. The collected chapters introduce critical and cohesive perspectives on dramatherapy as it is being practiced, developed and advanced in diverse contexts, and also investigate the connections between the discipline of dramatherapy both as an allied health profession, a form of psychotherapy and a traditional form of theatre and healing. In so doing, the volume unpicks the relationship between drama and therapy, exploring some of its key philosophies and practices, and examining its efficacy.
Edited by two experienced lecturers and dramatherapists, the book stands as a timely and crucial resource for students and practitioners alike in this growing field. It is essential reading for students on Dramatherapy, Arts Therapy and Applied Theatre degree programmes, and useful background reading for students of Theatre and Performance, Counselling and Psychotherapy.Show Less
- Contributors from a range of international backgrounds offer insight into and comparison between practices across the globe, drawing out universal and cultural concerns - thus making it relevant to students from a range of disciplines and contexts
- Interdisciplinary and diverse in nature, the text poses broad questions about the importance of the arts and arts therapies
- The writing retains an authenticity and immediacy throughout as practitioners reflect and report directly on their clinical practice, academic research and the personal philosophies which underscore their practice
- Asking critical, practice-focused questions, the text tests readers' assumptions and encourages a questioning approach to practice
Introduction; Bryn Jones and Richard Hougham
1.The Commodification of Wellbeing; Naomi Bonger.- 2. Morphic Resonance; Richard Hougham.- 3. Mythic Place; Marianna Vogt.- 4. Psychagogia; Tania Batzoglou.- 5. Silence; Bryn Jones.- 6. The Body and Perception; Alanah Garrard.- 7. Dramatherapy with Refugees from Conflict; Enda Moclair.- 8. Primal and Prelingual Voices; Eran Natan.- 9. Cross Modal Attunement; Rachel Porter.- 10. Dramatherapy Co-Facilitation in Complex Bereavement; Alison Kelly & Alyson Coleman.- 11. A Neurodevelopmental Approach to Dramatherapy; Jo Godsal.- 12. Body, Movement & Trauma; Aleka Loutsis.- Conclusion; Richard Hougham & Bryn Jones.