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Routledge International Handbook of Dramatherapy

Edited by: Sue Jennings , Clive Holmwood

Print publication date:  May  2016
Online publication date:  May  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138829725
eBook ISBN: 9781315728537
Adobe ISBN: 9781317543213

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Routledge International Handbook of Dramatherapy is the first book of its kind to bring together leading professionals and academics from around the world to discuss their practice from a truly international perspective. Dramatherapy has developed as a profession during the latter half of the twentieth century.  Now, we are beginning to see its universal reach across the globe in a range of different and diverse approaches. From Australia, to Korea to the Middle East and Africa through Europe and into North & South America dramatherapists are developing a range of working practices using the curative power of drama within a therapeutic context to work with diverse and wide ranging populations.

Using traditional texts in the Indian sub-continent, healing performances in the Cameroon, supporting conflict in Israel and Palestine, through traditional Comedic theatre in Italy, to adolescents in schools and adults with mental ill health, this handbook covers a range of topics that shows the breadth, depth and strength of dramatherapy as a developing and maturing profession. It is divided into four main sections that look at the current international:

Developments in dramatherapy

Theoretical approaches

Specific practice

New and innovative approaches

Offering insights on embodiment, shamanism, anthropology and cognitive approaches coupled with a range of creative, theatrical and therapeutic methods, this ground breaking book is the first congruent analysis of the profession. It will appeal to a wide and diverse international community of educators, academics, practitioners, students, training schools and professionals within the arts, arts education and arts therapies communities. Additionally it will be of benefit to teachers and departments in charge of pastoral and social care within schools and colleges.



Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The development of Korean drama therapy Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The development of drama therapy in Taiwan Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Converging lineages Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Embodying Ramayana  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Culture and mental health Download PDF
Chapter  6:  A bridge over troubled waters Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The history, trends and future of North American drama therapy Download PDF
Chapter  8:  ‘Dramatherapists believe that they must be both artist and therapist’ Download PDF
Chapter  9:  How do dramatherapists understand client change? Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Instilling cultural competence in (the raising of) drama therapists Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Creative integration in practice Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Embodiment in dramatherapy Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Shamanism, theatre and dramatherapy Download PDF
Chapter  14:  From brains to bottoms Download PDF
Chapter  15:  A critical aesthetic paradigm in drama therapy Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Dramatherapy and theatre Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The brain as collaborator in dramatherapy practice Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Open Sesame and the Soul Cave Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The contribution of dramatherapy to the reconnection of abused Palestinian females with their bodies and feelings Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Drowning … but waving Download PDF
Chapter  21:  ‘I am a black flower’ Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Attachment-informed drama therapy with adolescents Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Stevie and the Little Dinosaur Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Evaluation of dramatherapeutical process for clients with neurotic disorder Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Sparks of hope Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Life stage and human development in dramatherapy with people who have dementia Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The dramatherapy commedia  Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Spagyric dramatherapy Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Breaking through the walls of shyness Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Dramatherapy and the feminist tradition Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Yogadrama – ‘As if I were a mountain’ Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Ritual theatre in short-term group dramatherapy Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Meditation and dramatherapy Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Redefinition, restoration, resilience  Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Afterword Download PDF
Appendix Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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