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The Essential Moreno

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The Essential Moreno

SKU# 9780826158215

Writings on Psychodrama, Group Method, and Spontaneity

Author: J.L. Moreno MD


  • Jonathan Fox MA

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This handy volume collects the best and most important writings of J.L. Moreno in one concise and accessible place. This unique collection explores Moreno's thought in developing psychodrama and sociometry, with his strong emphasis on spontaneity and creativity. The book discusses both basic and advanced concepts and techniques of psychodramatic treatment. Thte reader will find extensive examples from Moreno's own cases containing verbatim transcripts that illustrate the give-and-take between Moreno, his patients, and the audience observers. Jonathan Fox introduces the book with a brief overview of Moreno's life and ideas and places him in the context of his time and in the field of psychotherapy. Fox's notes throughout underscore significant aspects of the selections for the practitioner and student.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 15, 1987
  • Page Count 264
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826158215
  • EISBN 9780826197757

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    Foreword, by Carl A. >Whitaker, MD
    Part I: Overview
  1. Moreno's Philosophical System
  2. Psychodrama and Sociodrama
  3. Sociometry
  4. Group Psychotherapy

  5. Part II: Advanced Concepts and Techniques
  6. Spontaneity and Catharsis
  7. The Role Concept, A Bridge Between Psychiatry and Sociology
  8. Notes on Indications and Contra-Indications for Acting Out in Psychodrama
  9. Psychodramatic Treatment of Psychoses
  10. Psychodramatic Treatment of Marriage Problems
  11. The Prediction and Planning of Success in Marriage
  12. The Sociometric Test
  13. Authoritative and Democratic Methods of Grouping
  14. Thoughts on Genetics

  15. Part III: Protocols
  16. Psychodramatic Production Techniques
  17. An Experiment with Sociodrama and Sociometry in Industry
  18. Fragments form the Psychodrama of a Dream

  19. Part IV: Autobiographical Selections
  20. The Man in the Green Cloak

  21. Notes
    Chronology of Jacob Levy Moreno
    Secondary Bibliography