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ERIC Number: EJ844368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1540-1383
Prayerformance: A Drama Therapy Approach with Female Prisoners Recovering from Addiction
Stahler, Wesley
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v2 n1 p3-12 2006-2007
Female prisoners in recovery may anticipate defeat when projecting possibilities for their future hopes and dreams. These clients often identify with and attach to the role of prisoner and addict. This article describes a 12-week group treatment program, titled by the author as "Prayerformance." In this work, female prisoners in recovery have an opportunity to connect spiritually and psychologically by using techniques like role play, improvisation, spontaneity training, storytelling, character development, mask work, and movement. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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