Psychodrama is a method of gaining insight resolution of a problem, feeling or event. The process reveals a wide variety of views, helps clear confusion and reach decisions.
Why call this “psychodrama?”
The word “psyche” is Latin for “soul.” The word “drama” points to the story of the soul. Because we don’t achieve new learning by being told what to think or do Psychodrama allows answers to emerge from within, as the step-by-step process unfolds.
What happens in a psychodrama?
A Board Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy (CP) can lead an authentic psychodramatic event. Through training a CP learns the sensitivity of guiding the process gently and maintaining a stable beginning, middle and conclusion.
Most psychodramatic events are part of a group process. Sometimes the mood and flow is low-key and sometimes a deep exploration is brought forward. Regardless, a CP is trained to pay attention to the needs of all participants. There are methods that allow for each group participant to seek personal thoughts and other times when one individual (a “protagonist” chosen by the group) takes center stage. Psychodrama can also become an integrated form of one-to-one counseling.
The tools used in psychodrama are often called “action methods,” i.e. Mirroring, Doubling, Scene Setting, Role Play, Role Reversal and Sharing. Many pillars of out culture employ action methods as part of work and training: Police Officers, Lawyers, the Military, Educators, Health Care professionals, and more.
Psychodrama is a strong component within the field of Sociometry, founded by Dr. Jacob Levy Moreno early in the 29th century. A Sociometrist applies methods of fostering inclusion and strives to eliminate unhealthy patterns of isolation.
Events and Training
Azure is a Board Certified Trainer, Educator and Practitioner (TEP) of Psychodra