An Introduction to Dramatherapy by Dorothy Langley
(Creative Therapies in Practice series)

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This book is a concise introduction to the background, theory, and practice of a method of therapy which uses the dramatic process to help people during times of stress, emotional upheaval, illness or disability. Illustrated throughout with vivid examples from dramatherapy sessions, An Introduction to Dramatherapy shows how drama can be used in an intentional and directional way to achieve constructive change with individuals or groups. In particular, the book highlights the power of drama as a therapeutic medium because of its foundations in metaphor, power which can be harnessed through the use of techniques such as role play, enactment, story-telling and the use of puppets and masks.

About Dorothy Langley

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Dorothy Langley, PhD is part-time lecturer at in the School of Applied Psychosocial Studies, University of Plymouth and a practising dramatherapist.
Published November 29, 2006 by SAGE Publications Ltd. 183 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction