Abstract: Browne, Rollo; Parry, Warren Warren recently published Big Change Best Path, a book on his work on leading organisational change. In this interview, he discusses change, his research, the links to sociodrama and psychodrama and the principles that underlie his practice. Warren was centrally involved in psychodrama from 1976 and pioneered the development of sociodrama becoming a TEP in Sociodrama in 1986. Warren subsequently set up his own consulting business, and developed ChangeTracking to assist leaders to implement change programs successfully. In 2013, ChangeTracking joined Accenture who have since used the proprietary method in large scale change initiatives. Big Change Best Path was published by Kogan Page in 2015.
Abstract: Wilson, Jenny Review(s) of: Group therapy workbook: Integrating cognitive behavioral therapy with psychodramatic theory and practice, by Thomas W. Treadwell, Debbie Dartnell, Letitia E. Travaglini, Maegan Staats, and Kelly Devinney, Outskirts Press, 2016.
Abstract: McIntosh, Wendy This paper focuses on three ways in which my personal development journey has informed my work delivering individual and group training regarding the transgression of professional boundaries by health clinicians. The first aspect is the link between the experience of boundary violation in childhood and the motivation to work as a professional boundary trainer. The second element is the link between the experience of isolation as a result of childhood boundary violation, and my valuing of the psychodramatic technique of doubling in professional boundary training to enrich clinicians' understandings of themselves and their transgressions. The third thread encompasses the significance of psychodrama in helping me to integrate the personal and the professional, and thus conduct meaningful professional boundary training.
Abstract: Seligman, Katerina; Hosking, Bev; Putt, Martin When plants grow, they take up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. When the plants die, the carbon is released back into the atmosphere. However, if the plant mass is converted to charcoal, the carbon that was in the plant can be locked into the soil instead of being released into the atmosphere. Charcoal is made by heating biomass (plant and animal material) in the absence of oxygen. The fumes that are driven off can be fed back to fuel the furnace, and can also be captured to produce high octane fuel. The heat produced can be used to generate electricity.
Abstract: Crane, Sara I have been out for dinner with my husband Simon, my brother Simon, and my sister-in-law and friend Jude. We decide to go to Stranges Lane to listen to Lyndon Puffin, a musician who is going to play at Simon's 60th birthday in a couple of months' time.
Abstract: Reid, Selina Dr Dale Herron expresses many roles in the AANZPA community. She is an initiator, explorer, experimenter, close companion, friend, mentor, supervisor, psychodramatist, educator and trainer. She is also a Distinguished Member of AANZPA and continues to be actively involved in the work of the Auckland Training Centre for Psychodrama.
Abstract: O'Rourke, Patricia; Warne, Heather The context for the work is an Infant Therapeutic Reunification Service. It is a joint health and child protection initiative in South Australia that works with 0-3 year-old infants who have been abused or neglected and their parent/s. Abusive parents come to the Service with minimal relational capacity and often actively work against being in relationship as their whole experience of relationship has been frightening. The focus of the work is learning to be in relationship.
Abstract: Nourse, Rosemary Elizabeth and I greet each other with pleasure. I'm standing in the passage outside our office to give participants in a new group directions to our room. In greeting me she slows, but keeps moving slowly and steadily down the long passage. Her body is angled forward, her walker bearing her weight. She's the first to arrive, as she was for every session of our previous group.
Abstract: Hunton, Valerie and when I take a break, I come over to my table, and that is what I saw (the photo below secretly taken by Rex Hunton). And in that moment, I began to laugh, tingle, and it seemed like everything in me resonated with: That is me now. I Am It! That's It!
Abstract: Logeman, Walter This paper is an exposition of the scientific methodology developed by Jacob Levy Moreno. It is based on an extensive reading of his writing and the discovery that the heart of his philosophy includes a research paradigm that incorporates human spontaneity and unpredictability. Six principles have been identified and formed into a working description so that research may be by the people, of the people, and for the people. The paper invites a greater consciousness of this research methodology. The author hopes that practitioners of psychodramatic methods will be encouraged to apply it in their work.
Abstract: Howard, Katherine I have come to view shamanism as a predecessor of psychodrama: an ancestor. Perhaps shamanism lives in psychodrama, and psychodrama in shamanism. Perhaps they are siblings. Psychodrama and shamanism live inside me, intertwined and side by side, intimately connected. This is my world, my world view. This article is an exploration of the links between psychodrama and shamanism. As a beginning, I invite you to journey with me on a vision quest. This will serve as a grounding for later discussions.
Abstract: Hucker, Neil Review(s) of: The brain that changes Itself: Stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science, (Revised Edition), by Norman Doidge, MD Scribe Publications, Melbourne, Australia 2010.
Abstract: Beran, Penny Review(s) of: The first psychodramatic family (2011 Edition), by J.L. Moreno, Zerka T. Moreno and Jonathan Moreno, The North-West Psychodrama Association, UK 2011 Originally published 1964 as Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy Monograph No. 40 by Beacon House, New York ISBN 978-1-4467-7784-8.
Abstract: Clayton, Max This keynote address was presented by Dr. Max Clayton to the 2011 Australian and New Zealand Psychodrama Association (ANZPA) Conference To Be And To Create, That Is The Challenge in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. Dr. Clayton discusses the value of the living encounter, being grounded in the present moment, doubling and role development, and then goes on to highlight some of the founding principles and activities of ANZPA. He expresses his deep appreciation of the commitment to the learning and fine practice of the psychodrama method in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand and the enlivening of the human spirit that has resulted, before turning to the matter of a vision that might carry the association and its members forward.
Abstract: Seligman, Katerina Katerina Seligman describes a sociodrama undertaken during a residential psychodrama workshop, whereby sociodramatic questions regarding the global threat of climate change were posed, and a range of subgroup responses were explored. She begins with her personal story of exploration regarding climate change to warm the reader up to the sociodramatic enactment that follows. The author describes the way in which the enactment facilitated role reversal and a deepening of the understanding of conflicting values in relation to climate change.
Abstract: Reekie, Don Don Reekie was contracted by a New Zealand District Health Board to facilitate the healing of rifts among practitioners in a hospital maternity community. In this article he describes the efficacy of sociodrama in this work, particularly focusing on his decisions and interventions, and the responses of the participants involved. Reference is made to community members' written attestations regarding the positive ongoing consequences of the sociodramatic interventions. The author particularly acknowledges the community members and key players among them, as co-creators of a new maternity culture.
Abstract: Farnsworth, John Psychodrama and electronic technologies seem unlikely bedfellows. As this paper demonstrates, they are, in fact, made for each other though surprisingly little has been written about their combined potential. Drawing on vignettes and case examples as illustration, John Farnsworth demonstrates how effective supervision can take place in the absence of a physical psychodrama stage. He describes the way in which he uses all aspects of the psychodrama method via email, phone, digital and online communications, to create warm, functional working relationships. Psychodramatists are invited to reflect on the way that psychodrama can and will be used in the emerging vibrant electronic worlds of the future.
Abstract: McIntosh, Wendy In an article published in the 2010 ANZPA Journal, Wendy McIntosh explored the significant impact of Moreno's work on the nursing profession. In this follow up paper she presents her utilisation of role theory in work with one nursing client who has transgressed professional boundaries. Mindful of Moreno's dictum for nurses to establish and maintain a reciprocal relationship, she demonstrates the client's progress as he develops insights and roles that will assist him to maintain adequate professional boundaries in the future.
Abstract: Howard, Katherine Katherine Howard explores the use of Moreno's methods in what has become, in Morenian terms, a robotic workplace injury rehabilitation system. Presenting two case studies as illustration, she employs the metaphor of the dance of relationship to capture the way in which psychodramatic techniques transform difference and conflict into mutuality and cooperation, habitual coping roles into fluid and progressive functioning. This article is adapted from the author's 2010 Australian and New Zealand Psychodrama Association (ANZPA) accreditation thesis, Spontaneity and Creativity at Work: The Application of Morenian Methods in Workplace Injury Management.
Abstract: Watersong, Ali Anything that can be imagined can be created on the psychodramatic stage. This is the magic that makes surplus reality a central aspect and powerful tool of Dr. J.L. Moreno's psychodrama method. Through surplus reality a person is able to enter the unknown, live out their fantasies and become the creator of their own life. Using psychodramatic work as illustration, Ali Watersong demonstrates the way that surplus reality facilitates the development of spontaneity, brings about social atom repair and assists in the formation of a positive identity. This article is adapted from the author's 2008 Australian and New Zealand Psychodrama Association (ANZPA) accreditation thesis, The Magic of Surplus Reality: Developing Spontaneity and Bringing about Social Atom Repair.
Abstract: Carter, Phil There is a wide roaming pack of existential fools, mavericks and strangers in strange lands. Some are writers. Some are great. The great writers have achieved a working practice of spontaneity, purpose and craft. They are alchemists working with the exhilarating power of production. They engage readers as active participants in the emerging human experience, not explaining things but crafting them in a way that the reader can experience them. Their works and their lives lived are treasures for the apprentice writer. This paper presents some of these treasures. It is designed for the psychodrama enthusiast who has been keen to bring the life of the stage to the page.
Abstract: Logeman, Walter Review(s) of: Group Supervision: A Guide to Creative Practice (2nd Edition), by Brigid Proctor Counselling Supervision Series, Edited by Michael Carroll and Elizabeth Holloway Sage Publications, London 2008.
Abstract: Penny, Christian Review(s) of: The Theatre of Spontaneity (2010 Edition), by J.L. Moreno, The North-West Psychodrama Association 2010, Original German 'Das Stegreiftheater' Published Anonymously 1923, by Gustav Kiepenheuer Verlag, Potsdam, Germany, Original English translation by J.L. Moreno published 1947 in the USA by Beacon House, New York.
Abstract: Howie, Peter Peter Howie favourably reviews the book 'Too Good to Last: The Death of a Caring Culture' whilst also honouring the legacy of it's author, Dr. Robert Crawford and the unique healing institution that he developed and led at Queen Mary Hospital, Hanmer Springs, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Abstract: Faisandier, John John Faisandier describes his adaptation and use of psychodramatic principles and practices in the corporate training world. The TUF: Thriving Under Fire programme uses action sociometry, systems analysis, role training and doubling to assist corporate staff to maintain positive relationships when facing angry and abusive customers in the heat of the moment. The author also reflects on the development of the training programme and business that he has built on Morenian principles.
Abstract: Winkelman, Cecelia Cecelia Winkelman weaves three strands together as she reflects on her use of a role training approach in the teaching of counselling. The first strand focuses on the author's methods for assisting counselling trainees to develop empathy, a na ve attitude and the ability to enter into the experience of their clients. In the second strand the use of Moreno's role training method is described, including adaptations developed by the author to maintain links with the trainee-interviewer and the trainee-interviewee as two protagonists, and the training group as the third protagonist. The third strand addresses defensiveness that emerges in the training group, including the development of safety and connection and the use of the focal conflict model.
Abstract: Baakman, Paul Although often denied or the subject of double standards, alcohol is the main drug of choice and a serious health problem in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Paul Baakman shares insights flowing from his decades of work with the problem drinkers and co-dependents that result. He advocates a non-judgemental, involved and patient approach that focuses on people, relationships and connection. Effective treatment options and approaches are described and discussed, in particular the use of the psychodramatic method. The ideas are applicable to related areas such as legal, illegal or prescribed drug addiction and process addictions enacted by gamblers, workaholics and overeaters.
Abstract: Naor, Yaacov; Goett, Hilde In 'Towards Healing: Confronting the Holocaust through Psychodrama, Sociodrama and Rituals', Yaacov Naor and Hilde Goett describe an on-going workshop project undertaken with second and third generation descendants of Holocaust survivors and perpetrators. They discuss the trans-generational transmission of trauma, and identify differences and commonalities between victim and perpetrator descendants as well as those from mixed backgrounds. They describe how they use psychodrama, sociodrama and ritual to bring about encounter, dialogue and the beginnings of healing.
Abstract: McIntosh, Wendy Little has been written about the links between J.L. Moreno and the nursing profession. Wendy McIntosh explores nursing and academic literature and identifies strong links, many not previously reported within the context of major influences on nursing. This paper presents parallel journeys, the author's personal journey with the work of Moreno and the significant influence of Moreno's concepts and techniques on the profession of nursing since the 1930s.
Abstract: Crane, Sara Sara Crane traces the journey of her psychotherapeutic work with three children, describing how she came to appreciate the therapeutic potency of the extraordinary elemental roles enacted by them. The work of the clinician is to understand the context and underlying value system of these frequently unattractive and antisocial roles, and to ensure that they are doubled, mirrored and harnessed to the progressive system.
Abstract: Broom, Judy This paper draws parallels between psychodrama role theory and attachment theory. The three coping role strategies of moving towards, moving away and moving against can be understood as attachment styles, developed in the crucible of the original social atom. This view of coping roles provides a sound basis on which to choose appropriate interventions, and builds links between psychodrama and other therapeutic modalities. The material in this paper is adapted from the author's 2008 ANZPA psychodrama accreditation thesis, Protest, Clinging and Withdrawal: Attachment Theory and the Origins of Coping Strategies.
Abstract: Hucker, Neil Film 'Lars and the Real Girl' directed by Craig Gillespie is a portrayal of psychodrama. Film highlights the value of a community behaving with love, safety and respect for social healing.
Abstract: McDonald, Judith Review(s) of: From One-to-One Psychodrama to Large Group Socio-Psychodrama: More Writings from the Arena of Brazilian Psychodrama, Edited, Translated and Published by Zolt n (Zoli) Figusch, 2008.
Abstract: van Kuilenburg, Philippa Techniques and theory used by the psychodramatist, sociodramatist, role trainer and sociometrist are the same. All aim to provide an experience that facilitates an effective learning or therapeutic outcome for clients. Where they differ is in their focus. This paper explores the different lens used by psychodramatists, sociodramatists, role trainers and sociometrists in their work in one to one process, the therapeutic relationship, group development, education and business.
Abstract: Cooke, Kate Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a debilitating disorder of the self, the treatment of which to date has been largely confined to cognitive skills acquisition and verbal psychotherapies. This article describes the use of non-verbal kinaesthetic therapies, such as circus arts and action methods, in a specialist treatment centre. The effect of this new approach on clients at the centre is described with reference to the development of the false self, the self at zero, and the key element of spontaneity that provides the impetus for growth.
Abstract: Pender, Vivienne Moreno's philosophy is considered within the context of palliative care, specifically a Swedish model which illuminates a way of being when a family member is dying. Several examples drawn from hospice experience are described within a framework encompassing Moreno's role theory and the continua of the Swedish model, affinity-isolation, powerlessness and continuity-disruption.
Abstract: Hucker, Neil This paper elaborates six mental projection spaces of the mind (Hucker, 2006) that can be viewed as psychodramatic action stages, upon which the content of the imagination can be projected, differentially concretised and modifications of the psychodrama method applied. The application of these projection spaces will be illustrated via the description of an individual psychotherapy session. In this session, the mental projection spaces are worked with as if the therapy was being enacted psychodramatically on a psychodrama stage.
Abstract: Logeman, Walter Jacob Moreno's Psychodrama Interpersonal Therapy and Harville Hendrix's Imago Relationship Therapy, while different, have much in common. The meaning and origin of encounter and dialogue, and the contrast between locus and focus, are discussed with reference to ways they can be fostered. The question of professional identity and identification with a modality is raised. Some general conclusions are reached regarding the boundaries between psychodrama and other modalities.
Abstract: Reekie, Don Don Reekie focuses on the pragmatics of human functioning. He considers what makes sense and how we work. You are invited to recall, review and relearn. Set aside the baggage that the word 'role' is lumbered with in the 21st century. Examine your own everyday experiences. Look at human functioning while applying Jacob Moreno's concepts and methods, centred on theatre, stage, drama, production, storyline, actors and audience. These can guide us to make sense of our ordinary everyday functioning and assist us in producing psychodrama.
Abstract: Fisher, Annette This article is focused on the importance of doubling in individual psychotherapy. J.L. Moreno used philosophy, science and knowledge of the theatre to develop the psychodramatic method, including the use of the double as a therapeutic intervention. The author summarises Moreno's stages of development, and presents a description, applications and case study of the use of the double and doubling in clinical practice.
Abstract: Clayton, Max This article is an effort to present a clear, detailed and interesting portrayal of doubling through highlighting what it is, and through presenting and discussing efforts to function as a double with another person. A well functioning double has a profound effect on another person's level of self-esteem and in addition gains a greater experience of the wonder and value of human life.