Fundamentals of Psychodrama
Authors: von Ameln, Falko, Becker-Ebel, Jochen
Offers a comprehensive hands-on guide to psychodrama
Provides step-by-step descriptions of psychodrama techniques, with indications/contraindications and FAQs
Includes practical examples of applying psychodrama in therapeutic and non-therapeutic contexts
This book offers a comprehensive guide to psychodrama, including the underlying philosophy, methodology, theory and applications. Taking readers through the process of staging a psychodrama session, from the contracting phase, exploration and enactment to closure and integration, the book also presents brief short examples to illustrate how to choose the best methodological approach for any context, and describes in detail the various psychodrama techniques and their application in practice, with indications, contraindications, typical pitfalls and FAQs. The book demonstrates that psychodrama is not merely a collection of methods and techniques and that the potential of psychodrama cannot be fully utilized without an in-depth knowledge of its conceptual foundations. With examples from a range of practices, it shows the broad applicability of psychodrama in therapeutic and non-therapeutic contexts alike, e.g. in educational contexts (school and adult education), social work, organization development, coaching and many other fields. This easy-to-read book uses jargon-free language and will appeal to psychotherapy researchers and practitioners, as well as non-therapeutic professionals like human resource consultants and life coaches. This is a translated and revised edition of the best-selling German book Psychodrama: Grundlagen (Springer, 2014, 3rd edition).
Falko von Ameln, Ph.D., is a psychodramatist, consultant and leadership trainer and is actively involved in the further education of consultants, coaches and HR experts. He holds a doctoral degree in Systemic Leadership Conceptions and a postdoctoral degree in Consulting Sciences from the Institute of Organization Development and Group Dynamics at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. He lectures at various universities and has authored numerous publications on psychodrama, counseling, leadership and organization studies. He is a managing editor of the journal Gruppe. Interaktion. Organisation. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Organisationspsychologie (Group, Interaction, Organization: Journal of Applied Organizational Psychology, Springer). Jochen Becker-Ebel (Dr. theol.) is a psychodramatist, trainer, Professor of Palliative Care and author. He runs training institutes for psychodrama, medical and psychotherapy education in Germany and India: www.vedadrama.com; www.pib-zentrum.de; www.mediacion.de. His current interests include bringing psychodrama into the domains of human resource development, organizational development and day-to-day life.
Psychodrama in Counselling, Coaching and Education
Series Editors: Becker-Ebel, Jochen, Giacomucci, Scott
The series situates psychodrama studies and research in Asia and beyond in a global context. It provides a unique and innovative resource for the latest developments in the field, nurturing a comprehensive and encompassing publication venue for humanistic psychodrama and sociodrama in therapy and coaching. The series publishes peer-reviewed volumes related to therapy, psychotherapy, counselling, coaching, HRD, team development and education including training. The series reflects on cultural creativity and new developments beyond J L Moreno in the second century of the existence of Psychodrama. The editor, with the assistance of distinguished scholars from Asia and elsewhere specializing in a variety of disciplinary and thematic areas, welcomes proposals that are related to the above-mentioned wide-ranging psychodrama studies. The series promotes the understanding of psychodramatic tools which are relevant in education, coaching, and team development. The series will appeal to researchers, clinicians/practitioners, and graduate students in the behavioral, social, medical, psychological and MBA sciences as well as leaders in Education, Corporate world and politics. It accepts monographs, edited volumes, and textbooks.
• Kate Hudgins, Hua Quíao University, Xiamen, China
• Ed Schreiber, Lesley University, Cambridge MA, USA
• Heloisa Fleury, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
• Falko von Ameln, University Witten/Herdecke, Germany
• Canel Bingöl, Marmara University, Istanbul
• Deniz Altinay, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul
• Adam C C Chou, Feng Chia University, Taiwan
• Sari Mattila, IIMB, Bangalore, India
• Mario Cossa Co-Director of TSM / TSI, Indonesia
Jochen Becker-Ebel, Adj. Prof. for Psychodrama & for Geriatric Palliative Care, Medical College, Yenepoya University, PIB, Hamburg/Germany; Vedadrama India, Chennai/India
Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, CTTS, CET III, CP, PAT; Director – Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy; Adjunct Professor - Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work; Pennsylvania, USA