PY 599: Intro to Psychodrama

Synonym:

66453 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Kimberley Burden

Credits:

1

Seats:

24

Semester:

Spring 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 3/27 - 3/28 (9:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Elective

This workshop is designed to stimulate interest in the psychodramatic method for therapeutic work with groups, families and individuals. The focus will be on experiential learning, including direct participation in group action exercises and psychodramatic techniques such as: soliloquy, doubling, role reversal, mirroring, concretizing of metaphor and others. These techniques and their application will be discussed in light of psychodramatic theory and philosophy. Participants should expect to take from the workshop a number of useful techniques as well as the awareness of the power of this method and the need for further training before attempting in-depth psychodrama with clients. Although experiential in nature, the workshop is a training group, not a therapy group, and personal disclosure will occur only within proscribed boundaries. Participants will more often be asked to take on roles other than self rather than to explore personal material, although some personal sharing will occur.