Dramatherapy and Destructiveness: Creating the Evidence Base, Playing with Thanatos (Paperback)
  • Dramatherapy and Destructiveness: Creating the Evidence Base, Playing with Thanatos (Paperback)

Dramatherapy and Destructiveness: Creating the Evidence Base, Playing with Thanatos (Paperback)

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Paperback 232 Pages / Published: 06/07/2011
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Dramatherapy uses the healing aspects of drama and theatre as part of the therapeutic process and is increasingly required to supply evidence of its effectiveness. This book aims to provide an evidence base for practice with destructive clients, and raise the profile of dramatherapy as a distinct therapeutic intervention in this field.

Dramatherapy and Destructiveness discusses working with those suffering from conduct disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia and personality disorders. Divided into three parts, topics of discussion include:

theory and research underpinning the understanding of working with destructivenessin-depth case studies of dramatherapy with a wide range of clients analysis and evaluation of the evidence base for dramatherapy with these clientsguidelines for best practice

Dramatherapy and Destructiveness covers a wide range of client groups, settings, methods and therapeutic approaches. As well as being an invaluable resource for dramatherapists, this book will be of interest to other therapists, health professionals, social workers, teachers and artists.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415558518
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm


"This book is a stimulating read, opening the door on the experience of dramatherapy practice in challenging settings and with complex clients. The authors engage with the theme of destructiveness and the therapist's struggle to understand it with compassion and honesty." - Anna Chesner, Psychodrama and Group Analytic Psychotherapist, Co-Director, London Centre for Psychodrama, UK

"... an important book for any psychological therapist working with those who 'offend' - against themselves or others." - Gwen Adshead, From the Foreword

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