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Monaghan, Therese A. – 1976
This dissertation explores the possibilities for releasing playfulness in adults through creative drama. A playful attitude, the capacity to enjoy action for its own sake, is difficult to maintain in a technological society which demands rational control, achievement, and conformity. Creative drama can provide a way to develop playfulness in our…
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Adult Development, Creative Dramatics, Doctoral Dissertations
Cornish, Roger, Ed. – 1979
This report describes an investigation of the recent senior adult theatre movement conducted by the American Theatre Association Senior Adult Theatre Project. Sections of the report concern: (1) the types of senior adult theatre organizations reporting, including those developed by parent theatre organizations and residential communities and those…
Descriptors: Directories, Drama, Older Adults, Program Descriptions
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Andolfi, Maurizio; Angelo, Claudio – Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 1981
Compares the therapist's function to that of a theatrical director who revises a play, the family drama, which the actors continue to recite according to an old script with a foregone conclusion. To achieve his goal, the therapist uses certain contextual elements to construct an alternative 'reading' of events. (Author)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselor Role
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Wiener, Daniel J. – Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 1997
Discusses Rehearsals for Growth (RfG), a method of using drama in the service of marital and family psychotherapy. It focuses on enhancing and developing skills that promote good relationship functioning and offering techniques for changing the stories that are cocreated about self and relationship. Describes games and exercises that illustrate…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Counseling Techniques, Drama, Family Counseling
Wright, Douglas A.; Farris, Elizabeth – 1980
A study examined the nature and extent of vocational arts education programs throughout the 50 states. During the study, data were sought concerning those programs designed to prepare students for occupations in 14 arts areas: dance; vocal music; instrumental music; theater; radio, television, and video; cinematography; photography; graphic arts;…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Therapy, Dance, Dance Therapy
National Committee, Arts for the Handicapped, Washington, DC. – 1978
Presented is a collection of case studies by therapists, educators, artists, parents, and recreation leaders, dealing with the arts as learning experiences for handicapped children. Each of the ten articles records the positive effects of arts experiences (dance, art, music, drama) on the growth and development of a particular handicapped child or…
Descriptors: Art Expression, Art Therapy, Case Studies, Dance
Frank, Mary, Ed. – 1975
This compilation of short reports distributed to preschool teachers in the Pittsburgh area covers four main topics: (1) Adoption (2) Expressive Art Therapy, (3) The Infant, and (4) Learning Disorders in Young Children. The adoption section includes reports pertaining to the adoption process in Pennsylvania, adoptive parents' legal rights, medical…
Descriptors: Adoption, Art Activities, Art Therapy, Cognitive Development
Helm, Estelle Bailey – Tennessee Education, 1980
Good self-esteem and self-concept have a bearing on a child's performance in school. The article describes ways to recognize poor self-image in a child and suggests strategies for building self-concept. Activities listed include positive marking of papers, bibliotherapy, improvisational drama, and values clarification. (DS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Therapy, Elementary Education, Intervention
Weeks, Kathleen G. – International Journal of Family Counseling, 1977
This paper is an investigation of family pathology from a transactional viewpoint. The thesis proposed is that family pathology is a means of protecting the family and ensuring its survival. The father, mother, and child assume and exchange the roles of the Karpman drama triangle; namely, Persecutor, Victim, and Rescuer. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Family Counseling, Family Relationship, Group Therapy
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Chang, Ivy I-Chu – Research in Drama Education, 2005
On 21 September 1999, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan destroyed more than 100,000 houses, causing 2,294 deaths and 8,737 injuries. In the aftermath of the earthquake, a great number of social workers and cultural workers were thrust into Nantou County and Taichung County of central Taiwan, the epicentre of the earthquake, to assist the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High Schools, Workshops, Psychotherapy
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Blatner, Adam – Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 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…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Activities, Psychiatry, Patients
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Marston, Jane – Journal of Poetry Therapy, 1993
Describes an insight achieved during the author's own therapy through her knowledge of J.M. Synge's play "Riders to the Sea," regarding issues in her own and her mother's life. (SR)
Descriptors: Drama, Poetry, Psychotherapy
Coffman, Victoria T. – 1979
Noting that creative drama activities can have a therapeutic value when used with the elderly in nursing homes, this paper outlines a creative drama program that was used in such a setting. Various sections of the paper describe (1) the nursing home setting, the nature of the participants, and the effects the program had upon them; (2) dramatic…
Descriptors: Creative Dramatics, Group Activities, Guidelines, Institutionalized Persons
Burns, Liz – 2000
A qualitative enquiry explored, with a range of family therapists and systemic practitioners, the influence they perceive to have been made on their personal and professional lives by the literary texts they have read. Noting that "literary" is broadly interpreted to include poetry, prose, drama/film, song lyrics, etc., the study's aims…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Literature, Qualitative Research
Radavich, David A. – 1986
Dramatic texts are an ideal pedagogical tool for clarifying certain aspects of communication such as authorial stance, point of view, role, persona, impersonation, ethos, shared communal values, cultural assumptions, genre expectations, audience, performance, dialogue, and enactment. Using dramatic texts in a composition class can broaden student…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Drama, Higher Education, Literary Devices
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