In addition to books by Dr. Kate, we also recommend these books and resources:
Show and Tell Psychodrama: Skills for Therapists, Coaches, Teachers, Leaders
Show and Tell Psychodrama: Skills for Therapists, Coaches, Teachers, Leaders by Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, demonstrates to professionals how they can enhance and enliven their practices of psychotherapy, health care, law, education, business, spiritual growth, community activism, coaching and more.
Extra bonus: a special section for the psychodrama certification candidate to navigate studying for the national exam with the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. Order Here
The Philosophy, Theory and Methods of J.L. Moreno The Man Who Tried to Become God
This book outlines Moreno’s early years (his religious phase), the philosophy on which the foundation of his methods are based, and a description of the three major methods Moreno originated: psychodrama, sociometry, and group psychotherapy. It provides a more systematic presentation of Moreno’s work and presents his philosophy and theory clearer, more understandable manner.
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Psychodrama Its Application To ACOA And Substance Abuse Treatment
Treatment of Adult Children of Alcoholics. Order Here
Ending the Cycle of Pain Through Emotional Literacy
This latest book identifies the interconnection of trauma and addictive behavior, and shows why they can become an unending cycle. Emotional and psychological pain so often lead to self-medicating, which leads to more pain, and inevitably more self-medicating, and so on--ad infinitum. This groundbreaking book offers readers effective ways to work through their traumas in order to heal their addictions and their predilection toward what clinicians call self-medicating (the abuse of substances [alcohol, drugs, food], activities [work, sex, gambling, etc.] and/or possessions [money, material things].) Readers caught up in the endless cycle of trauma and addiction will permanently transform their lives by reading this book. Order here
Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship
The Future of Man's World
J. L. Moreno wrote books, chapters and articles about psychodrama. His writing, like the method he pioneered, is rich and complex. Many students, practitioners and participants around the world have encountered Moreno’s work in action; however, fewer people may have had the opportunity to read and think about the ‘words of the father’ due to the limited availability of key texts. A desire to ensure Moreno’s work is available to the widest possible audience inspired members of the North West Psychodrama Association to work together to re-publish the books in this series. We hope by doing so J. L. Moreno’s words will continue to reverberate across time and space: inspiring new generations of practitioners to be as creative and spontaneous as is possible whilst managing the complexity of modern day practice. Order here
Also available in this series are nine other Moreno titles:
- The theatre of spontaneity
- The words of the father
- Psychodrama – Second volume
- Psychodrama – Third volume
- Sociometry, experimental method and the science of society
- The autobiography of J.L. Moreno
- Preludes to my autobiography
- The first psychodramatic family
Integrating Psychodrama and Systemic Constellation Work: New Directions for Action Methods, Mind-Body Therapies and Energy Healing
The first book to show how psychodrama and constellation work can be combined -- with references to the Therapeutic Spiral Model. Order here
Healing Eating Disorders with Psychodrama and Other Action Methods: Beyond the Silence and the Fury
Pioneering book is essential reading for practitioners and students of psychodrama, drama therapy, experiential psychotherapy, cognitive and expressive arts therapies and mental health professionals, as well as professionals interested in complementary health modalities. Authors show how the Therapeutic Spiral Model can be adapted for eating disorder treatment. Order here
Three Cyclical Models Which Enhance Consciousness of Interpersonal Connection
Ann Hale's new monograph, Three Cyclical Models which Enhance Consciousness of Interpersonal Connection includes the origins, design, and ways each cycle may be used in action. The three cycles are: sociometric cycle, harmonic-conflictual cycle, and interpersonal neurobiology cycle. The Appendices include signage for use in action explorations of each cycle; a section on the three cycles and Moreno's Canon of Creativity; a section on the holographic nature of the cycles, and an update on consciousness related to research on the brain. Email Ann here to get order information
Interactive and Improvisational Drama
Thirty-two innovators share their approaches to interactive and improvisational drama, applied theatre, and performance, for education, therapy, recreation, community-building, and personal empowerment. Order here
El Psicodrama en la practica
Filled with numerous illustrations, this concise reference provides the best step-by-step guide to the basic techniques of psychodrama—explaining current methods of training and how to utilize them, exploring the most recent advances in psychodramatic theory, and clarifying various new psychodramatic processes. Order here
The Art of Play: An Adult's Guide to Reclaiming Imagination and Spontaneity
Kate has a chapter in this book titled "The Spirit of Healing Trauma: The Therapeutic Spiral Model"
The Heart and Soul of Psychotherapy
Linden, S.B. (2013). The Heart and Soul of Psychotherapy: A Transpersonal Approach through Theater Arts. Trafford Publishing.
Reviewed by: Maria Nomani, Stony Brook University.
The Heart and Soul of Psychotherapy: A Transpersonal Approach through Theater Arts, edited by Saphira Barbara Linden, introduces the intriguing application of transpersonal drama therapies to confront physical and mental illness. Her approach centers on the identification of one's soul and achievement of human consciousness, out of which wholeness is reached and health is regained. With a unique combination of influences from Sufism and Jungian individuation, the Omega Process of Transpersonal Drama Psychotherapy includes twelve essential steps that allow for healing by accepting the essential Self, identifying conscious thoughts and feelings, experiencing unity between oneself and the world, and ultimately concentrating this self-reflection into lasting interconnectedness through creative work and symbolic communication.
The Heart and Soul of Psychology: A Transpersonal Approach through Theater Arts goes on to demonstrate the practical use of Transpersonal Drama Psychotherapy by Linden's students in an immense range of populations and settings. Linden's fundamental goal through these exemplifications is to solidify drama therapy as an effective and meaningful form of psychotherapy, through which spiritual healing and education can indeed reach both individuals and communities in all walks of life. Additionally, psychotherapists can develop an understanding of these techniques, their implementations, and future uses.
Linden begins by chronicling her own journey into reaching her divinity and how this precipitated an expansion of experimental theater and creative arts therapy. A significant portion of the book focuses on the transpersonal aspect of drama therapy, providing details of the traditions which affected this view the most. The influences of Sufism, namely the use of breathing and the principle that reconnection with the essential Self will lead to the realization of strength and wisdom, thus evoking healing, are given special attention, as is the influence of Carl Gustav Jung's active imagination and access of the imaginal world. This proves crucial to the reader's understanding of Transpersonal Drama Psychotherapy and describes the transformation that occurs within the patient as a result of it. Linden emphasizes the spiritual and transpersonal nature of this drama psychotherapy and firmly establishes its potential for universal success. She does so by referring to previous cases of drama therapy utilized in the early 1900s, its establishment as a field in the 1970s, and its dramatic growth and development since that time.
The precepts of Transpersonal Drama Psychotherapy are causal to its rapid spread across a broad range of patients and environments. Because of the willingness of Linden's students to explore new dimensions of drama therapy, many forms of role-playing have been employed, as well as other symbolic approaches, including using music and rhythm. As this diversity of media is expanded upon through further use of Transpersonal Drama Psychotherapy and in collaboration with dance and poetry therapies, the array of potential patients for this treatment will inevitably expand as well. More importantly, however, is that Linden's students have already established its effectiveness in both private and community practices. The flexibility of Transpersonal Drama Psychotherapy is detailed through demonstrations of its use with specific cases in private settings, as well as in couple sessions, with families and children, in therapy groups, and even in larger communities such as church, hospital, refugee camp, and inner city youth communities. The healers involved in drama psychotherapy can also be dynamic in their methods of treatment, as with two of Linden's students who became hospital clowns to treat sick children and their families. Not surprisingly, drama therapy has been shown to improve the health and artistry of actors as well, and has grown into a useful tool for those in the field of the performing arts. This adaptability allows psychotherapists to take Transpersonal Drama Psychotherapy in a variety of directions, as suited to their own concentrations or to the needs of individual patients.
The drama therapy discipline, and particularly the methodology utilized in Linden's Transpersonal Drama Psychology, is shown to be an interesting new domain in which psychotherapists can attempt novel therapeutic approaches when aiding traumatized patients. The Heart and Soul of Psychotherapy: A Transpersonal Approach through Theater Arts is a collection of works which provides a comprehensive overview of this topic that sufficiently introduces it and the spiritual traditions that guide it. In addition, the numerous case studies and applications of drama psychotherapy invoke inspiration into innovative strategies through which therapists can engage and aid their patients. These applications also serve to authenticate the success of drama therapy by demonstrating its effectiveness on hundreds of people of different age, gender, socioeconomic status, and health condition. Thus, this book is a reliable guide to the distinctions of Transformational Drama Psychotherapy for its readers and decisively recognizes drama therapy as a valuable form of psychotherapy. Order here
Psychodrama Unmasked: Essential Tools and Techniques
Ready to bring more vitality into your sessions? Psychodrama offers a wide array of action-oriented techniques that help clients get out of their heads and into their bodies, moving beyond what is possible in traditional talk therapy.
Calling on teachings from psychodrama’s founder, J.L. Moreno, master psychodramatist Tobi Klein offers an enriching learning experience by directing three live psychodramas while simultaneously teaching viewers the how-to’s. Her demonstrations and explanations highlight how compelling, cathartic, and effective this approach can be.
By watching this video, you will:
• Learn how to direct psychodramas that allow clients to have corrective emotional
experiences and see their conflicts in a new light
• Understand the three stages and five personae core to Klein’s approach
• Identify several key psychodrama techniques, such as doubling and role-reversal
Still Life: A Therapist's Responses to the Challenge of Change
In this compelling new book, Liz White encounters the arc of change from the first discomfort that calls for it, through the obstacles, the letting go of the old and the tools to successfully navigate our world in a new way – ending with a call for social justice. Liz has distilled her understanding of change into a series of ten challenges – and models that illuminate them. Each chapter offers life stories, personal reflection, the model that concretizes the theory, and a workshop design that brings it to life.
Still Life expands the field of individual and group sociometry, bringing new life to training and practice. Order here
Bases del psicodrama
Offering the most complete rationale for the use of action methods, this excellent introduction to psychodrama describes the philosophical basis of founder Jacob Moreno’s work as well as his theology and underlines the basics of psychodrama. Arguing that psychodrama and its associated approaches are a technology for consciousness-enhancement, this comprehensive reference also examines the practice within a wider cultural perspective. Chapters on catharsis, self-expression, imagination and play, and applied role theory are also included. Order here
Foundations of Psychodrama
A companion to his now-classic Acting-In (Springer, 1996), Foundations of Psychodrama presents a framework for integrating psychodrama with other methods of practice. The third edition, developed from a 1985 monograph, had wide appeal to students and practitioners of psychodrama as well as functioning as a fresh stimulus to psychotherapy, education, pastoral counseling, and other helping roles. This fourth edition takes account of the increasing work in the field in the 12 years since the last edition and includes a good deal of new material designed to present a more specific rationale for the use of psychodramatic methods while constructing a more logical sequence of events. Dr. Blatner has made a great book even better. Order here
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Adam Blatner has several books available at his website. Click here to link to his page.