Foundations of psychodrama: history, theory, and practice

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Springer Pub. Co., 2000 - Medical - 285 pages

A companion to his now-classic "Acting-In" (Springer, 1996), "Foundations of Psychodrama" presents a framework for integrating psychodrama with other methods of practice. The third edition, developed from a 1985 monograph, had wide appeal to students and practitioners of psychodrama as well as functioning as a fresh stimulus to psychotherapy, education, pastoral counseling, and other helping roles. This fourth edition takes account of the increasing work in the field in the 12 years since the last edition and includes a good deal of new material designed to present a more specific rationale for the use of psychodramatic methods while constructing a more logical sequence of events. Dr. Blatner has made a great book even better.Author's Website

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An Overview
Moreno and His Precursors
Further Developments in PD

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Adam Blatner, MD, TEP, is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist, a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a certified trainer of psychodrama, and the author of numerous books, chapters, and articles on psychodrama and related methods. He has become internationally recognized as a teacher and scholar, recently receiving the David Kipper Scholars Award of the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama.

He received his BA from the University of California at Berkeley in 1959 and his MD from the University of California Medical School in San Francisco in 1963. his specialty training included a residency in adult and child psychiatry at the Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto and a fellowship in child and family psychiatry at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Blatner then served as the medical director of the child psychiatry division of the U.S. Air Force regional hospital in England. On returning to California in 1972 he began private practice in the San Francisco Bay area. Since then he has been on the staff of the Brown Schools in Texas, the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, and more recently was on the faculty of the University of Louisville (Kentucky) School of Medicine, where he attained the rank of Associate Professor. At present he is on the clinical faculty of the Austin Psychiatric Residency Program and is consulting, writing and teaching in Austin, Texas.

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