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Contemporary Psychodrama
New Approaches to Theory and Technique

Edited By

José Fonseca

ISBN 9781138011984
Published May 7, 2015 by Routledge
204 Pages

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Book Description

Contemporary Psychodrama weaves together psychodrama and psychoanalysis with illustrative clinical examples, whilst preserving the essence of psychodramatic philosophy and methodology. Previously unavailable in the English language, this book presents José Fonseca's diverse new approaches to psychodrama together with a blending of theories.

The book is divided into clear sections, covering:

* 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. He distinguishes between not only the normal and the mentally ill but the normal and the optimal, and presents a detailed developmental psychology, inspired by Moreno and Buber, but clearly influenced by object relations theory.

Contemporary Psychodrama presents the original concepts of a leading light of the Brazilian psychodrama movement that will be of great benefit to all professionals working with psychodrama.

José Fonseca, M.D., Ph.D., was one of the pioneers of the psychodramatic movement in Brazil and a founder of the Brazilian federation of psychodrama. He has published two books in Brazil, Psychodrama of Madness and Relationship Psychotherapy.

Table of Contents

James M. Sacks, Foreword. Introduction: Trying to Cross the Language Barrier. Part 1: New Approaches to Psychodrama Theory . Scheme of Human Development (Inspired by Moreno and Buber): An Approach to Sanity and Insanity. Freud, Moreno and Bossa Nova: Elements of Relationship Psychology. The Psychology of Becoming Ill. Personality Diagnosis and Identity Disorders. Part 2: New Approaches to Psychodrama Technique. Individual Psychotherapy and Psychodrama: Relationship Psychotherapy. Internal Psychodrama: Working with Internal Images. The Patient, the Illness and the Body: A View through Internal Psychodrama. Theater-Psychodrama. Public Psychodrama: Open Sessions. Reflecting the Experience Part 3: Psychodrama and Sexuality. Sexuality as a Relational Instrument. Sexual Identity. Sexual Sociometry and Forms of Sexuality Chapter. Sexuality and Personal Evolution. Part 4: Past and Future of Psychodrama . Moreno and IAGP: The Beginnings of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy. Tendencies in Psychotherapy and the Role of Psychodrama.

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José Fonseca, M.D., Ph.D., is one of the pioneers of the psychodramatic movement in Brazil and a founder of the Brazilian Federation of Psychodrama.

Foreword by James M Sacks, former President of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama.