Roger Grainger

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Practical Approaches to Dramatherapy

The Shield of Perseus

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Practical Approaches to Dramatherapy is derived from the authors' experiences of working with dramatherapy in a range of different situations. It focuses on the flexibility of the applications of dramatherapeutic principles.The book provides a comprehensive account of the history, theory and practice of drama and its therapeutic use.

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Drama and Healing

The Roots of Drama Therapy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The author shows how drama therapy draws on both drama and ritual. He argues that personal construct theory provides a hermeneutically useful approach to the study of drama therapy. He shows that drama therapy itself is an effective treatment for depression and schizophrenia, having a measurable effect on thought disorder.

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Drama and Healing

The Roots of Drama Therapy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The author shows how drama therapy draws on both drama and ritual. He argues that personal construct theory provides a hermeneutically useful approach to the study of drama therapy. He shows that drama therapy itself is an effective treatment for depression and schizophrenia, having a measurable effect on thought disorder.

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Imagination, Identification and Catharsis in Theatre and Therapy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This study examines the underlying theatrical underpinning of dramatherapy, which is firmly based on an understanding of processes which are fundamentally theatrical. It approaches the subject systematically, arguing that the hidden psychological mechanisms which make theatre work are the same as those which operate in dramatherapy.

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Researching the Arts Therapies

A Dramatherapist's Perspective

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Writing from a dramatherapist's perspective, Grainger looks at methods of researching the arts therapies, and how particular definitions of research affect our understanding and practising of arts therapies. He places approaches to research in four categories: quantitative research, qualitative research, action research and art-based research.

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The Social Symbolism of Grief and Mourning

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In The Social Symbolism of Grief and Mourning Roger Grainger focuses on the role of funerals in promoting the personal and social adjustment of the bereaved. Tying together folklore with funeral practices, the author has created a work that examines the anthropological, psychological and superstitious aspects of our relationship to death and dying.

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Ritual Theatre

The Power of Dramatic Ritual in Personal Development Groups and Clinical Practice

Foreword by James Roose-Evans; Edited by Claire Schrader
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book considers the relevance of ritual theatre in contemporary life and describes how it is being used as a highly cathartic therapeutic process. With contributions from leading experts in the field of dramatherapy, the book brings together a broad spectrum of approaches to ritual theatre as a healing system.

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Supervision and Dramatherapy

Foreword by Paolo Knill; Edited by Elektra Tselikas-Portmann
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explores the ways in which dramatherapy techniques and concepts can be applied to supervision, and looks at how supervisions are conducted within the field of dramatherapy. The contributors offer insights into the relationships between supervisor, supervisee and client, and the dramatic roles that unfold during the supervision process.

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