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Dramatherapy with Children and Adolescents


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Introduction. Acknowlegements. Illustrations. Part I: The Dramatic World View: Reflections on the Roles Taken and Played by Young Children. Fear and Tension in Children's Games. Drama Therapy with Children who are Trapped in their Spontaneous Play. The Role a Role-play may Play: Dramatherapy and the Externalization of the Problem. How Individual is Individual Therapy?: The Use of Contextual Therapy Principles in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents in Dramatherapy. Dramatherapy for Survival: Some Thoughts on Transitions and Choices for Children and Adolescents. Pinnochio - A Handicapped Brother: Working with Healthy Siblings Through Dramatherapy. From Adolescent Trauma to Adolescent Drama: Group Drama Therapy with Emotionally Disturbed Youth. Images and Action: Dramatherapy and Psychodrama with Sexually Abused Adolescents. Shall I be Mother?: The Development of the Role of the Dramatherapist and Reflections on r s1 Transference/counter-transference. Families and the Story of Change. Darkness and Light: Archetypes in Work with Adolescents, Creativity and Pathology.


`Sue Jennings...has collected contributions from academics and practitioners around the world into this very readable book...of interest to occupational therapists and other professionals working with children' - British Journal of Occupational Therapy

`I have no doubt that any therapist working with children and adolescents will find one (or more) chapters that will excite their interest and inform their own style of psychotherapy. I also have no doubt that this book will become an essential text for all dramatherapists and their trainees.' Paul Holmes, in Clinical CHild Psychology and Psychiatry

'This is a book full of a richness of ideas and experiences, tempered with just enough clinical material to keep the reader grounded in the day-to-day realities of therapeutic work with children, adolescents and their families ... there can be no doubt about the therapeutic skill and enthusiasm of the various authors.' - British Journal of Psychotherapy

'This book provokes relfection regarding one's own attitudes and work with children and adolescents and is a valuable resource book for all professionals in this field.' - NAPOT Journal

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