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Supervision of Dramatherapy

1st Edition

Edited by Phil Jones, Ditty Dokter


240 pages

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Supervision of Dramatherapy 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. Each chapter features:

  • theoretical grounding
  • the importance of action methods
  • position in the professional lifecycle
  • application in relation to setting and client groups.

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.


"I would recommend Supervision of Dramatherapy as a varied and comprehensive resource, not only for supervisors but for all dramatherapists." - Kate Kent, Dramatherapy, Vol. 31, No. 1, Spring 2009

"The book promises to be an experts' view of contemporary practices in dramatherapy supervision. [It] delivers on its promise, covering a wide range of issues that arise in the supervision process, presenting…the challenges of supervising student therapists who are working with different populations. [The book] addresses some of the most challenging aspects of therapeutic work and the issues that can arise in supervision with any population. It is thorough and engaging and I enjoyed Jones and Dokter's use of quotes from supervisors and supervisees on their experience inthe supervision process." - Bonnie Harnden, M.A., R.D.T. in Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1

"This book is timely in the way that it reviews the supervisory needs of professionals who work with a range of clients. The findings are backed up by current research, including looking at and evaluating aims and outcomes." - Pat Havell, ACP North London Magazine, February 2010

Table of Contents

Introduction. Jones, The State of the Art of Supervision: Review and Research. Dokter, Jones, Researching Contemporary Supervision: Method and Findings. Jones, From Role to Play: Research into Action Techniques in Supervision. Dokter, Training Supervision in Dramatherapy. Andersen-Warren, Seymour, Theatre Model of Dramatherapy Supervision. Jenkyns, Transference and Countertransference in Relation to the Dramatic Form in Supervision Training. Dokter, Khasnavis, Intercultural Supervision: The Issue of Choice. Blatner, Collins, Using Psychodrama and Dramatherapy Methods in Supervising Dramatherapy Practicum Students. Hubbard, Applying Generic Clinical Supervision Training to Arts Therapy Supervision. Carr, Ramsden, An Exploration of Supervision in Education. Blackman, Making Space for Thought? Supervision in a Context Working with People with a Learning Disability. Stamp, Supervision in a Forensic Setting. Jones, Dokter, Information About Supervision.

About the Series

Supervision in the Arts Therapies

This innovative series comprises five edited volumes, each focusing on one of the arts therapies — art, music, drama, dance or sandplay — and reflects on the dynamic nature of the presentation of that art form in supervision.

Supervision in the Arts Therapies Series makes a timely contribution to the literature and will be essential reading for experienced practitioners and students of the arts therapies as well as psychotherapists and other professionals engaged in supervision.

This splendid series breaks new ground in its depth, breadth and scope … With each volume, the reader is invited to imagine, explore, and reflect on the expressive qualities of a particular art form in clinical supervision, turning special attention to art, music, dance, drama and sandplay through contributions by leading experts from different parts of the world. These five volumes will make a lasting contribution as essential reading for supervisors and supervisees across the psychotherapies.” — Joan Chodorow.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health