ERIC Number: ED117631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Facilitating Personal Growth in Marriage Via Psychodramatic Methods.
Warehime, Robert G.
This paper describes a psychotherapeutic approach using psychodramatic procedures for training in handling of marital conflict. In this approach, persons are taught how to confront directly and deal actively with marital conflict situations. The author makes some theoretical assertions and then describes the psychodramatic procedures employed and the methods of conflict resolution taught through these procedures. The approach attempts to relate individual dynamics to the interpersonal context of the marital relationship. The therapist's function is to facilitate the marital partners' recognition of their needs, feelings, and expectations, and to help them express these fully to their partners. The general aims of the approach are to help each partner find ways to have his needs met without interfering with the satisfactions of the other, and find ways to help satisfy each other's needs. The author also presents guidelines for assessing the effectiveness of the protagonists in relating to each other. (Author/SJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (83rd, Chicago, Illinois, August 30-September 2, 1975)