Posted on February 1, 2017
Last modified on April 1, 2019
The goal of psychodrama therapy is to help individuals process memories and emotions in a unique and cathartic way: acting!
In psychodrama therapy, a small group of people is led by a therapist through different dramatic exercises. Such exercises may include:
Spontaneity and creativity are highly encouraged during psychodrama therapy. There are no scripts to work from.
Psychodrama therapy can be carried out with families or with several unrelated individuals. The key roles in any psychodrama session are:
The stage is a safe place in which the protagonist’s past memories or experiences are recreated. Future or hypothetical scenarios can also be played out.
In psychodrama, there are three important phases:
Individuals are able to come to terms with past experiences via psychodrama, promoting healing in the here and now. It is also a useful tool for practicing different ways of behaving in future scenarios.
Psychodrama is a particularly useful therapy for people struggling with:
Promises Behavioral Health offers psychodrama therapy for a wide variety of mental health disorders. If you have yet to experience a significant breakthrough in traditional therapy approaches, psychodrama may be an excellent choice.
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