"A Cast of Thousands": Working with the Five Instruments of Psychodrama in the Therapeutic Relationship

Abstract: The paper examines the application of Jacob Moreno's five instruments of psychodrama in the one-to-one therapeutic setting. It asserts that the approach facilitates the development of spontaneity in the client. It describes the role of each of Moreno's five instruments, namely, the stage, the subject or actor (protagonist), the director, the staff of therapeutic aides or auxiliary egos, and the audience. It is suggested that therapy is both gratifying and challenging when it uses the multiple roles offered by a "cast of thousands".

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