Intentions : « This thesis examines how drama therapy activities can be used in family therapy to improve communication among family members. It describes one family’s ability to share thoughts, feelings, and experiences with each other, as well as the ability to listen, accept and reflect the feelings and experiences of others prior to, and during, treatment with drama therapy. » (p. 11)
Questions/Hypothèses: « How can drama therapy activities be used in family therapy to improve communication between family members according to the Circumplex Model. » (p. 11)
Échantillon/Matériau : This thesis focuses on a family, composed of a mother, a father and four children. This family attended regular drama therapy sessions.
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
« This case study describes the process of one family in family therapy as they work to improve their communication; communication is assessed accordingly to family member’s ability to express him or helself clearly as well as receive information from other family members, and acknowledge and reflect messages from others. Various drama therapy interventions were employed to address communication flaws, enabling the family to use alternative approaches to treatment including work with roles, play, story, and puppets. This thesis includes a review of traditional family therapy interventions and assessment methods, followed by a description of how the Circumplex Model (Olson & Gorall, 2003) may be used to assess areas of family dysfunction. Following this, this thesis describes a family in the process of family therapy, including an assessment according to the Circumplex Model and an illustration of how various drama therapy interventions were used in therapy. » (p. iii)