Psychodrama

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What is Psychodrama?

1. 90 min to 2 hours sessionswei-cheng-wu-484559-unsplash

2. Broken into 3 phases: warm-up, action, and post-discussion

3. Mirroring: The protagonist is first asked to act out an experience. After this, the client steps out of the scene and watch as another actor steps into their role and portrays them in the scene.

4. Doubling: The job of the “double” is to make conscious any thoughts or feelings that another person is unable to express whether it is because of shyness, guilt, inhibition, politeness, fear, anger, etc. In many cases the person is unaware of these thoughts or at least is unable to form the words to express how they are feeling. Therefore, the “Double” attempts to make conscious and give form to the unconscious and/or under expressed material. The person being doubled has the full right to disown any of the “Double’s” statements and to correct them as necessary. In this way, doubling itself can never be wrong.

5. Role playing: The client portrays a person or object that is problematic to him or her.brooke-cagle-199258-unsplash

6. Soliloquy: The client speaks his or her thoughts aloud in order to build self-knowledge.

7. Role reversal: The client is asked to portray another person while a second actor portrays the client in the particular scene. This not only prompts the client to think as the other person, but also has some of the benefits of mirroring, as the client sees him- or herself as portrayed by the second actor

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