This ground-breaking book will be of interest to drama and creative arts therapists, as well as teachers, school psychologists, counsellors and other professionals who work with children on the autism spectrum.
Author: Lee R. Chasen
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
The innovative drama therapy programme develops social skills in children and teens on the autism spectrum by looking to the mirror neuron system as the key to social connection and interaction. Lee R. Chasen provides an accessible explanation of the approach's grounding in neuroscience, followed by a thirty-session program involving creative tools such as guided play, sociometry, puppetry, role-play, video modeling and improvisation. Scenarios drawn from his own practice provide useful insights into both the practicalities and positive results of this unique approach. This ground-breaking book will be of interest to drama and creative arts therapists, as well as teachers, school psychologists, counsellors and other professionals who work with children on the autism spectrum.
Drama therapy, a field that emerged in its own right in the 1970s, uses
techniques from drama and theatre, including ... and his own role theory/role
method that have generated, 68 Social Skills, Emotional Growth and Drama Therapy.
Author: Lee R. Chasen
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Explains a clinically-proven approach to social and emotional development which is rooted in the concepts and practices of drama therapy. This title presents a playful drama therapy program which encourages children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to interact and connect with others.
The innovative model of drama therapy described in this book is rooted in neuroscience, and designed specifically to develop social, emotional and expressive language skills in children with autism spectrum disorders.
Author: Lee R. Chasen
Drama therapy provides opportunities for children on the autism spectrum to interact with others in a fun, supportive environment. The innovative model of drama therapy described in this book is rooted in neuroscience, and designed specifically to develop social, emotional and expressive language skills in children with autism spectrum disorders.
Affective Social Competence (ASC) is a dynamic, interconnected model of socio-emotional skill, articulating the development of emotional expression (EE), understanding (EU), and regulation (ER) (Halberstadt, Denham, & Dunsmore, 2001).
Author: Margaret A. Powell
Affective Social Competence (ASC) is a dynamic, interconnected model of socio-emotional skill, articulating the development of emotional expression (EE), understanding (EU), and regulation (ER) (Halberstadt, Denham, & Dunsmore, 2001). This theoretical research paper uses integrative literature review and intervention research methodologies to identify how play, in the context of drama therapy, can support the development of ASC. Research indicates that elements of play are related to growth in ASC subdomains, including social play with peers and parents, and physical, object, and pretend play experiences. Based on this research, the Embodiment-Projection-Role (EPR) paradigm is identified as an ideal framework for building ASC drama therapeutically (Jennings, 1990; 1998; 1999; 2005; 2011; 2012a; 2012b). Specifically, Embodiment Play, using movement and sensory exploration of the environment, supports emotion regulation, helping the child explore physiological and emotional experiences and practice coping and regulation strategies. Projective Play, externalizing ideas and experiences onto toys and objects to manipulate them, supports emotional expression. It assists in the expression and mastery of emotional content for children through symbols. Role Play is related to emotion understanding, which requires the ability to take the perspective of another, and decode emotions. Through pretending to be someone else, children strengthen their abilities to role reverse, empathize, and understand the emotions of others. A program for building ASC in children aged four to ten using the EPR paradigm is described, including client and therapist roles, setting and materials, goals, exercises, and session structures.
Noble's explanation for the patient's progress was that playing these characters
released repressed emotions , and dramatic ... drama toward the psychotherapeutic goals of symptom relief , emotional and physical integration ,
and personal growth ” ( Johnson , 1982 , p . 83 ) . ... Drama , in the form of role
playing , is effective for social skills training and for the rehearsal of unfamiliar or
alternate behaviors ...
Due to a deficit of interpersonal skills , behavior disordered children find it difficult
to relate to other individuals ( Bower , 1969 ) , to ... In addition it is important for
school settings to increase social and emotional development through an
enjoyable learning experience such as sociodrama . Maier ( 1953 ) affirms the
relevance of sociodramatic therapy for behavior disordered children by
describing its most ...
The BIP program uses : 1 ) cognitive - behavioural therapy which addresses social skills , maladaptive thinking styles , problem solving ... and development of
cooperative behaviour , communication skills and organisational skills within a
group ; 5 ) drama therapy ... methods in the treatment of adolescents with severe emotional , behavioural , social and / or psychiatric problems ( BIP Newsletter ,
1996 ) .
Author: Susan Reddrop
Category: Juvenile delinquents
Dispels the myth that all outdoor programmes for young offenders must conform to the wilderness trek style. Designed to provoke thought and inspire informed action for those interested in designing an outdoor programme for young offenders. Offers recommendations for designing and conducting outdoor programmes.
This is an accessible and life-saving guide for practitioners looking to use drama in work with people with PMLD, but are unsure where to begin.
Author: Mary Booker
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
People living with severe or profound multiple disabilities (PMLD) can often struggle to connect with the world around them. This book shows how, through enjoying dramatic interaction, they can develop their communication skills, learn to deal with emotions more effectively and gain a greater understanding of their physical and social environment. This guide presents a variety of ways in which drama can be used as a medium for assisting the social and emotional development of people with PMLD, including sensory impairment. It fully explains techniques that are proven to build confidence and promote participation, and illustrates how to include support staff effectively within the process. Charting the author's own journey as a dramatherapist, it clarifies in detail some effective approaches and how to address key issues that arise in dramatherapy practice. This is an accessible and life-saving guide for practitioners looking to use drama in work with people with PMLD, but are unsure where to begin.
... drama therapy for social skill development found : girls were more likely to
internalize their Identifiers : Direct Instruction in individuals with emotional
disturbances . problems , the only abuse variable positively and This article
introduces the ...
This book examines the space between drama education and Dramatherapy exploring the questions: Does a therapist teach? When does the role of the drama teacher border on that of therapist?
Author: Clive Holmwood
Dramatherapy is increasingly being used in schools and educational establishments as a way of supporting young people’s emotional needs. This book examines the space between drama education and Dramatherapy exploring the questions: Does a therapist teach? When does the role of the drama teacher border on that of therapist? How do these two professions see and understand each other and the roles they play? In Drama Education and Dramatherapy, Clive Holmwood draws on his experience as a Dramatherapist and examines the history of drama education and Dramatherapy, exploring the social, political, therapeutic and artistic influences that have impacted these two professions over the last century. He also discusses how these fields are intrinsically linked and examines the liminal qualities betwixt and between them. The book considers two specific case studies, from the therapist's and teacher's perspectives discussing what happens in the drama class and therapy space including how the dramatic form is understood, explored and expressed both educationally and therapeutically. The ‘them and us’ mentality, which often exists in two different professions that share a common origin is also explored. The book contemplates how teachers and Dramatherapists can work collaboratively in the future, bringing down barriers that exist between them and beginning a working dialogue that will ultimately and holistically support the children and young people they all work with. This book will be of interest to those involved in using drama in an educational or therapeutic context, including: drama teachers, arts therapists, teachers of arts therapy and researchers within wider arts, applied arts and educational faculties within colleges and universities.
Those who have had interruptions in their emotional development may be unable
to identify , interpret or communicate ... access to music , art and drama therapies
, family therapy and need - specific treatments such as social skills training ...
Author: Gwyneth Boswell
Publisher: Whurr Pub Limited
A small minority of children and adolescents can be dangerous, violent and murderous. Gwyneth Boswell researched this field throughout the 1990s. Having identified an urgent need for an assembly of evidence about aetiology and treatment of these young people, she has brought together a formidable body of academic and professional experts, specifically to address the question ?Why??.
Dramatherapy with Children, Young People and Schools is the first book to specifically evaluate the unique value of dramatherapy in the educational environment.
Author: Lauraine Leigh
Dramatherapy with Children, Young People and Schools is the first book to specifically evaluate the unique value of dramatherapy in the educational environment. A variety of highly experienced dramatherapists, educational psychologists and childhood experts discuss the benefits to the children and young people, and also in relation to the involvement of teachers, the multi-disciplinary team and families. This professional book offers a panoramic view to explain how through dramatherapy children and young people develop their communication skills, sociability and their actual desire to learn. Detailed case studies demonstrate individual successes in youngsters experiencing a range of emotional difficulties and psychological needs. These studies include: conquering a fear of maths; violent behaviour transformed into educational achievement; safe expression of feelings for a sexually abused child; and where children are diagnosed with mental health disorders such as ADHD and ODD, where the benefits of dramatherapy with children and families are carefully described and evaluated, suggesting that this therapeutic discipline can achieve positive outcomes. The practical advice and inspirational results included here promote a future direction of integration and collaboration of school staff, multi-disciplinary teams and families. Education and equality are high on the agenda, and the function of dramatherapy is not just as a treatment, but as an economically viable and valuable preventive therapy.
Personal growth and development programmes together with post- basic
education opportunities are an important feature of these posts. ... programmes
including group and individual psychotherapy, drama therapy, marital and sexual
counselling and social skills training. ... The day unit provides a service for clients
aged 1 6-69, who suffer from emotional, psychological and psychosocial
While psychodrama therapy and drama therapy are similar , they differ in that drama therapists may work with fictional narratives and are ... ( 3 ) strengthening
interpersonal and communication skills ; ( 4 ) expressing overwhelming emotions
and releasing tension ; and ( 5 ) ... Poetry therapists assess the language development of the client and look for meaning in the rhythms and feelings of
words , as well ...
... environment due to the intensity or severity of their current emotional problems
, behavioral disorders or acting - out behaviors . ... Therapy and counseling
services provided to the child , except that therapy and counseling shall not be
included as a required ... and the supervision and structure required by a child
who presents various levels of emotional or behavioral problems . ... Restorative
living and social skills development will be provided to individuals on a daily
This book provides the reader with a thorough understanding of drama therapy methods through the provision of examples so therapists can select the most appropriate methods and apply them themselves.
Author: Paige Dickinson
Publisher: Intellect Books
This book provides the reader with a thorough understanding of drama therapy methods through the provision of examples so therapists can select the most appropriate methods and apply them themselves. The authors provide a common language for communicating what drama therapists do in terms of diagnoses and interventions, especially for new students in the field. There has been no systematic method developed for drama therapists and drama therapy students for selecting the most appropriate drama therapy technique or method for clients. Typically, students leave university and have to work out how to plan treatment through trial and error. This book is not intended as an instruction manual, but the authors of this book have identified and analysed how they approached this task themselves, and they explain how the theory learnt at university can be put into practice. Their desire is to give early career drama therapy professionals a reliable and effective tool for making the best clinical decisions they can. This book is not only an educational tool, but also a practitioner’s reference tool for planning how to address the socio-emotional needs of their clients. Readers will find this timely book offers structure to drama therapy teachers and students alike. It explains the basic tools that drama therapists use in all therapy situations, starting with the therapeutic process, then moves on to identify the core healing concepts that make drama therapy so powerful and unique. The diagnostic systems used by all mental health professionals (DSM-5 and ICD-11) are integrated by relating the core healing concepts and tools to the symptoms of diagnoses. The basic treatment planning process is also discussed. The book then explains how these components are used together systematically through a series of questions (that the therapist asks themself) in order to identify the most appropriate type of intervention for the client. Finally, the book offers several examples of how this system can be applied to a variety of common diagnoses. The appendices provide resources about drama therapy in terms of theory, approach and specific population. Of primary relevance to teachers and students of drama therapy, and drama therapists and integrative arts therapists in training and early career stages. May be useful for other professionals interested in drama therapy and related creative or therapeutic practices where theatre and drama are used. Note: in the US context there is a wider range of related practices, which are often regarded as part of drama therapy.
Typically , gender roles . patients with less control of expression need more Drama therapy can be applied very effectively verbal reflection . ... These play
breaks include things like emotional expression can also be helpful . small
injuries , the child changing the rules of the ... of the children to help improve social skills , including disorganization of the attachment relationship the development of trust ...
Author: Norman E. Alessi
This volume of the Handbook introduces the basic science of child and adolescent psychiatry and presents a myriad of treatment options available to psychiatrists. These include clinical treatments, such as diet and drug therapy, hypnotherapy and biofeedback; residential or day treatment options; group and family therapy; aggressive interventions such as therapeutic foster placement or adoption; creative treatments, such as art and music therapy; and rehabilitative therapy, including vocational therapy, educational therapy and therapeutic camping.
Puppet experiences are described that help to enhance the development of
appropriate behavior, social interactions, and, in addition help ... Chapter 3
TEACHER-MADE STORIES: A BRIDGE FOR BASIC COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL SKILLS WITH AUTISTIC CHILDREN ... Chapter 5 USE OF SOCIODRAMA IN TEACHING EMOTIONALLY TROUBLED CHILDREN E. Paul
Torrance Sociodrama is a ...
Author: Mary M. Wood
Publisher: Univ Park Press
Designed as a source book for teachers and therapists of mentally ill children. Basic procedures, activities, creative activities, and techniques which will promote social-emotional growth are emphasized.
This inspirational guide provides elementary classroom teachers with comprehensive, easy-to-implement lesson plans and specific activities that engage and integrate emotional intelligence skills in order to empower intellectual ...
Author: Lee R. Chasen
Publisher: Peter Lang
Surpassing Standards in the Elementary Classroom outlines a new theoretical and practical approach to classroom instruction and student achievement in language arts and social studies. This inspirational guide provides elementary classroom teachers with comprehensive, easy-to-implement lesson plans and specific activities that engage and integrate emotional intelligence skills in order to empower intellectual understanding within the academic curriculum. The book would be an asset for undergraduate or graduate courses or teacher training programs that deal with elementary education, educational theory and practice, curriculum development, content and instructional styles, and is a valuable tool for elementary school teachers and counselors, administrators, staff developers, college students training to be teachers, and professional development and staff training seminars.