Month: February 2016

What is Psychodrama?

One definition of psychodrama, which comes from Antonina Garcia and Dale Buchanan, is as follows: Psychodrama is a deep action method developed by Jacob Levy Moreno (1889 – 1974), in which people enact scenes from their lives, dreams or fantasies in “an effort to express unexpressed feelings, gain new insights and understandings, and practice new and more satisfying behaviors.” Another…

How to Use Feelings to Obtain Better Outcomes in Business Negotiations

In the December 2015 issue of the Harvard Business Review, Author Alison Wood Brooks writes about “Emotion and the Art of Negotiation.”  The Idea in brief is that in business, professional negotiators typically focus on “strategy, tactics, offers and counteroffers,” and don’t pay attention to how emotions, theirs and others, might increase or lessen the results obtained at the bargaining…

Using Psychodrama and Sociometry in the Courtroom

The following is an excerpt from Patrick Barone’s two-volume treatise Defending Drinking Drivers: As it relates to jury trial, the jurors are each going through their own sociometric cycle. Much of this is discussed in detail in Carl Bettinger’s Twelve Heroes, One Voice, which uses the hero’s journey rather than the harmonic- conflictual sociometric cycle as a metaphor. Bettinger explains…

Upcoming Michigan Intro to Psychodrama Workshop!

The Michigan Psychodrama Center will be holding a one day “Intro to Psychodrama” workshop on Saturday March 5, 2016 in Royal Oak Michigan.  No experience is necessary, and both therapists and non-therapists are welcome to attend. For those who don’t know much about psychodrama, this is a great opportunity to learn the basic concepts as well as the various roles. …