Action Insight: The Treatment of Adolescent Sexual Offenders

Abstract: The article describes the use of psychodrama in the treatment of adolescent sexual offenders under the SAFE network. The focus is on the psychodramatic process of self-discovery, termed "action insight" by Jacob L. Moreno. Action insight focuses on the three aspects of a role, namely feeling, thinking, and action, thus helping the young offenders change old behavior patterns through the creation of new experiences. Drama therapy games work well as action warm-ups with the adolescents, enabling them to use their bodies while stimulating their emotions and increasing spontaneity.

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