Psychodrama

Psychodrama, an experiential form of therapy, uses guided drama and role playing to work through problems. First developed by Jacob L. Moreno, psychodrama includes elements of theater – such as the use of props – and is often conducted on a stage, or in a space that serves as a stage area. Psychodrama is used in both individual and group therapy settings and can help people gain perspective on emotional concerns, conflicts, or other areas of concern in a safe and supportive environment. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s psychodrama experts today.

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I have have enhanced my work with a number of individual and group drama techniques, especially Forum Theater, in which participants get to generate and try out their own solutions to challenges in a safe setting, before attempting change in the rest of life.

— John Eichenberger, Counselor in Macedon, NY

I have advanced training in psychodrama, an action based form of group and individual therapy that helps you connect with your emotions, improve your friendships and relationships, explore different parts of yourself, and allows you try out new skills safely.

— Kerry Conca, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Working under a supervisor, I provide safe and professional therapy. In my practice, I follow both the Code of Ethics of the institute of Psychodrama and Statement of Ethical Principles for the European Association of Psychotherapy. I always strive to further my abilities as a therapist and psychiatrist, making it my professional duty to attend international workshops regularly.

— Ekaterina Tyurina, Psychotherapist in Belgrade,
 

"Everything that is learned in action must also be unlearned in action." (J.L. Moreno)

— Allen Johnson, Counselor in Brandon, MS

Psychodrama is an action method, often used as a psychotherapy, in which clients use spontaneous dramatization, role playing, and dramatic self-presentation to investigate and gain insight into their lives.

— Caroline Beretta, Licensed Professional Counselor in ,
 

I have had 13 years of Psychodrama training and am a practitioner of action methods in helping individuals and couples

— Marc Hafkin, Psychotherapist in Bethesda, MD

I incorporate elements of Psychodrama in my individual work and in the groups I facilitate. I am actively engaged in professional development and training in this area.

— Lindsay Pierce, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Olympia, WA
 

I had 700+ psychodrama training hours. I utilize experiential & expressive art techniques to facilitate people's creativity, spontaneity & flexibility in all levels (cognition, emotion, & behavior). I create an experiential process to impact people inside & outside of therapy, which empowers them to gain new experience internally and externally. Therefore, they develop a stronger self & I believe through the experiential process, the changes made in therapy fundamentally last longer.

— Pei-Yi Lin, Psychologist in ,

It is my belief that, through years of helping clients, at times talking only may not help. I will do role plays, dramatizations of your life with key people, and act out what may have gone on in your life. This will help you get a much better perspective as to what keeps you stuck.

— Naomi Lufkin, Licensed Professional Counselor