Journal 13 December 2004

Journal 13 December 2004

Journal 13 December 2004 - Entire journal

The Flowering Of A Rose. An Illustration of Progressive Role Development

Abstract: A case study is discussed to explore the progressive role development of a young woman called Rosemary when presented with complicated continence issues. Three sessions are highlighted to understand how she is progressing towards leading a normal life.

Under The Kwila Tree in PNG. The Power of Concretisation in Creating Shared Meaning

Abstract: The author shares her experiences with the Mercy community in Papua New Guinea.

Moving from Restrictive to Progressive Learning Systems in Professional Healthcare Training

Abstract: Discusses the dynamic forces that come together when a trainer works with a group for the very first time in palliative care for registered nurses. The key topics covered in spontaneity training are group dynamics, sociometric interventions and warming up.

Trusting Myself. Trusting the Method

Abstract: The author discusses his role as a psycho dramatist at work in a weekend workshop conducted for adult male sex offenders and his contribution in it. The main aim of the workshop was to widen perspectives, develop empathy and move towards a role reversal with victims.

Expanding Our Thinking About Families As Systems

Abstract: Discusses some of the key concepts of family therapy such as family structure and dynamics in particular. The context, structure, interactional patterns, rules and beliefs of one family during a time of transition are highlighted.

Transference, Social Atom and Spontaneity

Abstract: Discusses the meaning and aim of 'transference', a term coined by Freud wherein the re-enactment of old responses and patterns of behavior can help create greater spontaneity in the lives of individuals.The relationship between social atom and spontaneity is also highlighted.

It's Not Enough Just To Say It Works. Research into Psychodrama and Experiential Therapies

Abstract: The article discusses the research being done in the field of psychodrama and how it is a useful therapeutic tool. The possibilities for psychodrama research appear to be quite optimistic and suggest a need for further research into the subject.

A Psychodramatic View of Adolescence

Abstract: Suggests guiding principles to help develop a better relationship between the adolescent and the therapist. The roles of adolescents in a fragmented role cluster are indicative of negative functioning.

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