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ERIC Number: EJ844339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1540-1383
Perspectives on Moreno, Psychodrama, and Creativity
Blatner, Adam
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v1 n2 p111-121 2005
An essential element in successful psychotherapy involves helping clients become more creative in their approach to their problems. While Otto Rank, one of the pioneers of psychoanalysis, loosely alluded to this as a fitting goal, it was the inventor of psychodrama, Jacob L. Moreno, MD (1889-1974), who made this an explicit objective of the therapeutic process. Creativity was, for Moreno, a core dynamics in life, and, indeed, in the very Cosmos itself. Promoting its expression in all dimensions of life was a unifying theme among the many diverse expressions of Moreno's vision. In this article, the author shares his insights into the state of the creative process and discusses ways to elicit creative expression in therapy. He shares his perspectives on Dr. J. L. Moreno, Psychodrama, and creativity. He notes the contributions of Moreno, a major and too-often-overlooked early innovator in the field of psychotherapy, noting his emphasis on promoting creativity in patients, and the many ways his various methods combined to affect this result.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A