Drama & Drama Therapy



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American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama was founded in 1947, and publishes The Journal of Group Psychotherapy as well as holds annual conferences. The purpose of the society include fostering the national and international cooperation of those concerned with the Training is offered throughout the country at various institutions. It is the pioneer membership organization in group psychotherapy and continues to be a source and inspiration for ongoing developments in group psychotherapy, psychodrama, and sociometry. http://www.asgpp.org/

LamamaTheater: Experimental theater troupe focused on spoken word and social change. http://www.lamama.org/

Mixed Blood Theater Company: Social change and cultural pluralism focused theater group at http://www.mixedblood.com/

The National Association for Drama Therapy:  Founded in 1979, NADT is the systematic and intentional use of drama/theatre processes and products to achieve the therapeutic goals of symptom relief, emotional and physical integration, and personal growth. Drama therapists are trained in theatre arts, psychology, psychotherapy and drama therapy. Areas of study include improvisation, puppetry, role-playing, mask work, pantomime, theatrical production, psychodrama, developmental psychology, theories of personality, and group process. All students of drama therapy must complete supervised clinical internships with a broad range of populations. http://www.nadt.org/

Nuyorican Poet’s Café: One of the best sites for information on poetry and slams, theater, hiphop and more related to the spoken word. http://www.nuyorican.org/

Playback Theatre (International Playback Theater Network): International Playback Theatre Network, provides connection and information for Playback practitioners on five continents Playback Theatre is used in educational, therapeutic, social change, and arts settings, either as performance, with a company of trained actors and a defined audience; or as a group event led by an individual, in which participants become actors as well as tellers for each other. Playback Theatre companies now exist in many localities, usually calling themselves after their town, such as Melbourne Playback Theatre, or Köln Playback Theatre. Playback companies now exist on five continents. http://www.playbacknet.org/

Playback School: Classes, workshops and many resources offered through this comprehensive site.www.playbackschool.org

Theater of Memory/Bread and Puppet Theater: Site for long-term theater troupe focused on social change, puppetry, installation art and more. http://www.theaterofmemory.com/

Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory: Based on the work of Augusto Boal, Theater of the Oppressed provides a forum for the practice, performance and dissemination of theater as an organizing tool for activists in neighborhood, labor, peace, human rights, youth and community-based organizations. http://www.toplab.org/

Theatre for Development world: A British group that does excellent global and local theater. http://homepeages.enterprise.net/smallworld


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Caroline Astell-Burt, Puppetry for Mentally Handicapped People.

OfraAyalon & Adina Flasher, Children and Divorce: Chain Reaction.

Sally Dorothy Bailey, Wings To Fly: Bringing Theatre Arts To Students With Special Needs.

Anne Bannister, The Healing Drama: Psychodrama and Dramatherapy with Abused Children

Marcia W. Behr, Marcia, Alice B. Snyder, Anna S. Clopton, Anna S., Drama Integrates Basic Skills: Lesson Plans for the Learning Disabled.

Adam Blatner, Acting In: Practical Application of Psychodrama Methods

– with Allee Blatner, Foundations of Psychodrama: History, Theory, &Practice

The Art of Play: An Adult’s Guide to Reclaiming Imagination and Spontaneity.

AugustoBoal, Theatre of the Oppressed

The Rainbow of Desire: The Boal Method of Theatre and Therapy.

Penny Casdagli, Trust and Power: Taking Care of Ourselves

Through Drama, London: Jessica Kingsley Publisher, 1998

Ann Cattanach, Drama for People with Special Needs.

Children’s Stories in Play Therapy

Play Therapy with Abused Children

— Play Therapy: Where the Sky Meets the Underworld

Anna Chesner, Dramatherapy for People with Learning Disabilities: A World of Difference

Hilary Cohen, Dramatically Able: Making Drama Accessible to Participants with Disabilities

Richard Courtney, Play, Drama, and Thought

Replay: Studies of Drama in Education

Drama and Intelligence

Paula Crimmins, Storymaking and Creative Groupwork with Older People

Tian Dayton, Drama Games: Techniques for Self Development

Tian Dayton, The Drama Within: Psychodrama and Experiential Therapy

Mary Duggan, & Roger Grainger, Imagination, Identification and Catharsis in Theatre and Therapy

Pam Barranger Dunne, Media in Drama Therapy: An Exercise Handbook

The Creative Therapeutic Thinker

The Narrative Therapist and the Arts: Expanding Possibilities Through Drama, Movement, Puppets, Masks, and Play

Fundamentals of Drama Therapy: A Beginner’s Guide To DramaTherapy and Narrative Approaches: Level One

Creative Journal

Drama Therapy Activities with Parents and Children: An Exercise Handbook

Creative Drama: A Complete Source Book for Church and School.

Renee Emunah, Acting for Real: Drama Therapy: Process, Technique, and Performance.

Elizabeth Henderson Eisenman,A Dance with the Dark Angel: Shadow Play: Drama Therapy & Creative Arts Techniques

Chris Farmer, Psychodrama and Systemic Therapy

Jonathan Fox, ed., The Essential Moreno

Robert L. Fuhlrodt, ed., Psychodrama: Its Application to ACOA and Substance Abuse Treatment

AlidaGersie, ed., Dramatic Approaches to Brief Therapy

Reflections on Therapeutic Storymaking: The Use of Stories in Groups

Storymaking in Bereavement: Dragons in Flight in the Meadow

Storymaking in Education and Therapy.

Gold, Muriel, The Fictional Family: In Drama, Education, and Groupwork

Grainger, Roger, Drama and Healing: The Roots of Drama Therapy

– The Glass of Heaven: The Faith of the Dramatherapist

Martin Haskell, Self Direction via Sociometry and Psychodrama

Anna & Clifford Hermann, Making a Leap

Theatre for Empowerment: Practical Handbook for Creative Drama Work with Young People

Berndette Hoey, Who Calls the Tune? A Psychodramatic Approach to Child Therapy

Paul Holmes, The Inner World Outside: Object Relations Theory and Psychodrama

Psychodrama: Inspiration and Technique.

The Handbook of Psychodrama

Marina Jenkins, The Play’s the Thing: Exploring Text in Drama and Therapy

Sue Jennings, Remedial Drama,

Drama Therapy: Theory and Practice for Teachers and Clinicians.

Creative Drama in Groupwork.

Dramatherapy with Families, Groups, and Individuals: Waiting in the Wings

Theatre, Ritual, and Transformation: The Senoi Temiars

Introduction to Dramatherapy: Theatre and Healing: Ariadne’s Ball of Thread

Dramatherapy with Children and Adolescents

Dramatherapy Theory and Practice 1, 2, 3

Johnson, David Reed, & Sandel, Susan L., Waiting at the Gate: Creativity and Hope in

the Nursing Home

Jones, Phil, Drama As Therapy: Theatre as Living

Kellerman, Peter Felix, Focus on Psychodrama: The Therapeutic Aspects of Psychodrama

Robert Landy, Drama Therapy: Concepts, Theories, and Practices

Personna and Performance: The Meaning of Role in Drama, Therapy, and Everyday Life

Essays in Drama Therapy: The Double Life

Eva Leveton, A Clinician’s Guide to Psycodrama

Penny Lewis, Creative Transformation: The Healing Power of the Arts

Marian R. Lindkvist, Bring White Beads When You Call on the Healer

Ann Link, Mirrors from the Heart: Emotional Identity and Expression Through Drama

Nellie McCaslin, Creative Drama in the Classroom and Beyond

Jill McDougall, and StanleyP. Yoder, eds. Contaminating Theatre: Intersections of

Theatre, Therapy, and Public Health

Steve Mitchell, Dramatherapy: Clinical Studies

Jacob Levy Moreno, Who Shall Survive? Foundations of Sociometry, Group Psychotherapy, and Sociodrama

Psychodrama, 4th ed.

The Theatre of Spontaneity

Jenny Pearson, ed., Discovering the Self Through Drama and Movement: The Sesame Approach

Melanie Peter, Drama for All: Developing Drama in the Curriculum with Pupils with

Special Educational Needs.

Eva Roine, Psychodrama: Group Psychotherapy as Experimental Theatre

Jo Salas, Improvising Real Life: Personal Story in Playback Theatre

Gertrude Schattner, and Richard Courtney, ed., Drama In Therapy: Volume One: Children

Drama In Therapy: Volume Two: Adults

Richard Schechner, Environmental Theatre

Ritual, Play, and Performance: Readingsin the Social Sciences /Theatre

MadySchutzman and Jan Cohen-Cruz, Playing Boal: Theatre, Therapy and Activism,

Peter Slate, Child Drama

Child Play: It’s Importance for Human Development

Viola Spolin, Improvisation for the Theatre

KonstantinStanislavsky, Creating a Role

Building a Character

An Actor Prepares

An Actor’s Handbook

AdalineStarr, Psychodrama: Rehearsal for Living

Patricia Sternberg, Theatre for Conflict Resolution In the Classroom and Beyond,

Patricia Sternberg, & Antonina Garcia, Sociodrama: Who’s In Your Shoes?

Marcie Telander, Flora Quinlan, & Karol Verson, Acting Up!: An Innovative Approach to Creative Drama for Older Adults

James Thompson, ed., Prison Theatre: Practices and Perspectives

Anne H. Thurman, & Carol Ann Piggins, Drama Activities with Older Adults

Richard Tomlinson, Disability, Theatre, and Education

Bernie Warren, & Tim Dunne, Drama Games: A Practical Guide for Leaders Working with Disabled People

Brian Way, Development Through Drama

NaidaWeisberg, & Rosilyn Wilder, eds., Creative Arts With Older Adults: A Sourcebook

Audrey G.Wethered, Movement and Drama in Therapy: A Holistic Approach

Daniel J. Wiener, Rehearsals for Growth: Theatre Improvisation for Psychotherapists

Ron Wiener, Creative Training: Sociodrama and Team-building

RosilynWilder, A Space Where Anything Can Happen: Creative Drama in the Middle School

Anthony Williams, The Passionate Technique: Strategic Psychodrama with Individuals,Families, and Groups

Linda Winn, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Dramatherapy: Treatment and Risk Reduction

Lewis Yablonsky, Psychodrama: Resolving Emotional Problems Through Role-Playing