Creative Interventions in Drama Therapy for Treating Families
Référence bibliographique 
Perecowicz, Tamar. 2002. «Creative Interventions in Drama Therapy for Treating Families». Mémoire de maîtrise, Montréal, Université Concordia, Département d’enseignement des arts et de thérapies par les arts.
Intentions : « This paper will briefly outline the benefits and limitations of some of the traditional therapeutic methods available to help families cope with the stress associated with dysfonction. An elaborate description of various creative and innovative drama therapy interventions will also be explored, as positive methods aimed at fostering insight, initiating change and helping members overcome their resistance to the therapeutic process. » (p. 4)
Type de traitement des données : Réflexion critique
« This paper adresses the centrality of families in our lives and the conflicts members experience that bring them into therapy. Such conflicts are addressed within the context of dysfunction, noted by a breakdown in the family’s communication or an impairment in inter-member relationsphips. Dysfunction is adressed in a thorough discussion of two conventional therapeutic approaches. Bowenian therapy-built on systems theory and CBT or cognitive behavioral therapy with families are outlined for their therapeutic benefits and limitations. Their limitations highlight the need for alternative, more innovative interventions in family therapy. Drama therapy and four of its interventions; play, psychodramatic, sociometric techniques, and sculpting are discussed for their creative and dynamic approches to helping people make sense of their struggles. Social constructionism is also explored for its ability to help family members ’re-author’ the unit’s current, troublesome life story. This paper explores the usage and benefits of combining drama therapy with social constructionism in family therapy and suggest new avenues to explore in further research and clinical practice » (p. iii)