Dramatherapy is being increasingly practised in a range of therapeutic settings and is of growing interest to theatre practitioners and teachers. The Handbook of Dramatherapy brings together five authors who have considerable experience of clinical, artistic and educational work to provide an easy-to-read introduction to the major models of dramatherapy. The authors explain the differences between dramatherapy and psychodrama, discuss its relationship with theatre art, look at assessment and evaluation techniques, and argue the need for more appropriate methods of research for this increasingly popular form of therapeutic treatment.
The Handbook of Dramatherapy provides a comprehensive basis for theory and practice and will be an invaluable resource for all students of dramatherapy and theatre.
'Neither a frightening nor overwhelming text. Its clarity, sensitivity and coherence make it accessible to a wide range of readers … an essential book for those who wish to explore and understand more about the subject.' - Therapy Weekly
Prologue 1. Historical Background and overview of dramatherapy 2. The developmental mode of dramatherapy 3. The theatre of self-expression 4. An integrated model of dramatherapy and its application with adults with learning disabilities 5. A role model of dramatherapy and its application with individuals and groups 6. The theatre of healing 7. Dramatherapy and psychodrama 8. Dramatic play with children 9. The dramatherapy venture project 10. What is dramatherapy? 11. Evaluation and assessment in dramatherapy; Epilogue.