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psychodrama

 [si″ko-drah´mah]
a form of group psychotherapy in which patients dramatize their own or assigned life situations in order to achieve insight into personalities, relationships, conflicts, and emotional problems, and to alter faulty behavior patterns.

psy·cho·dra·ma

(sī'kō-drah'mā),
A method of psychotherapy in which patients act out their personal problems by spontaneously enacting without rehearsal diagnostically specific roles in dramatic performances put on before their patient peers.

psychodrama

/psy·cho·dra·ma/ (-drah´mah) a form of group psychotherapy in which patients dramatize emotional problems and life situations in order to achieve insight and to alter faulty behavior patterns.

psychodrama

(sī′kə-drä′mə, -drăm′ə)
n.
1. A psychotherapeutic technique in which people are assigned roles to be played spontaneously within a dramatic context devised by a therapist in order to understand the behavior of people with whom they have difficult interactions.
2. A dramatization in which this technique is employed.

psy′cho·dra·mat′ic (-drə-măt′ĭk) adj.
psy′cho·dram′a·tist (-drăm′ə-tĭst, -drä′mə-) n.

psychodrama

[-dram′ə]
a form of group psychotherapy, originated by J.L. Moreno, in which people act out their emotional problems through improvisational dramatizations.

psychodrama

A technique developed by JL Moreno (1892–1974), which arose from his observation that people tend to play markedly different roles in their public and private lives.

Psychodrama techniques 
• Mirroring—A person’s behaviour is imitated by a “double”, so that the actor expresses the emotion which the person feels, but has been unable or unwilling to release.
• Role reversal—One person plays another’s role.
• Soliloquy—The actors describe feelings in connection with traumatic life events.

psy·cho·dra·ma

(sī'kō-drah'mă)
A method of psychotherapy in which patients act out their personal problems by spontaneously enacting without rehearsal diagnostically specific roles in dramatic performances put on before their patient peers.

psychodrama

A technique in PSYCHOTHERAPY in which the subject acts out relevant incidents or adopts particular roles, so allowing the expression of troublesome emotions or the contemplation of deep conflicts.
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Also mentioned were a need to form closer networking between psychodramatists and other professionals, a need for enhanced professional "self- care", and a need to consider values even more deeply.
Membership 52 17 3 6 Use of Technology 53 14 4 7 Client Issues 19 40 13 6 Approaches to Therapy 29 32 10 7 Characteristics of Psychodramatists 48 19 4 7
A psychodramatist or a lawyer with psychodrama training takes the lawyer out of his usual role and puts him, figuratively, into the client's home.
If, however, the lawyer wishes to reenact a traumatic event in the client's life, such as a death, a rape or other assault, or abuse of a child, the lawyer should seek assistance from a professional psychodramatist to avoid retraumatizing the client.
Question/Item Not At All Some Extensive Do you visualize the psychodrama profession changing in the next millennium 3 39 20 In what areas do you predict greatest changes: Training 8 40 14 Certification 11 41 11 Populations Served 8 29 27 Ethical Issues 11 37 15 Organizational Membership 8 41 11 Use of Technology 9 31 21 Recognition by Other Therapeutic Modalities 8 40 14 Feelings of Empowerment by Organization Members 12 37 12 Characteristics of the Psychodramatist 11 39 13
We should lobby for licensure as a psychodramatist, not just certification, which would likely enable 3rd party payments to members.
In order to ascertain the opinions of psychodramatists about issues facing their profession for the next millennium, a survey was mailed to 200 individuals selected at random from the directory of the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.
Both hypnotist and psychodramatist work toward a `joining' with the patient .
Many classical psychodramatists regularly use the position of director to assume auxiliary roles in the client's session.
In 2006 to 2007, 32 percent of psychodramatists certified by the ABEPSGP were licensed social workers (128 of 403) (Gershoni, 2008); however, in 2011, this percentage had dropped to 11 percent (42 of 381) (ABEPSGP, 2011).
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The authors range from theater practitioners or professionals, psychologists and psychodramatists, to correctional officers and inmates.