Analysis of three approaches in dramatherapy

Ivana Lessner Listiakova

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The article presents an analysis of three approaches in dramatherapy: role
theory, psychodrama and developmental transformations. Particular approaches were selected regarding their central position and long tradition among dramatherapeutic schools of thought in the North American and European context, especially at New York University. The analysis was based on comparing and contrasting theoretical background theories of these approaches, their methods and effective factors. Data was collected from literature, research videos of Three approaches in Drama Therapy, as well as personal experience of the author with these approaches as a participant and co-therapist in training. Common factors of change are found and analysed from the perspective of core principles of dramatherapy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-30
JournalJournal of Exceptional People
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015


  • dramatherapy
  • role theory
  • psychodrama
  • developmental transformations
  • core processes of dramatherapy


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