Journal articles

Authored by Baakman, Paul

Author Title Issue Keywords Abstract Sequence
Baakman, Paul Shining a Light on the Blues: the Gift of Psychodrama (PDF, 199.3 KB) Journal 30 December 2021 addiction, antidepressants, anxiety, creativity, de-institutionalisation, depression, role theory, social atom, therapeutic community, therapeutic relationship Introduction Structural restrains, in terms of mental health funding, a biochemical narrative based on shaky evidence and the profit motive in Big Pharma, contribute to a pathologising cultural force which promotes a medical model that has reduced aspects of human suffering to an illness to be cured by drugs. Psychodramatists, psychotherapists and counsellors can make a difference by providing psychodrama as a drug-free approach in working with depression and anxiety. 4 2021-12
Baakman, Paul; Cartmel, Brendan; Gunner, Andrew; Howie, Peter Working With Men (PDF, 391.5 KB) Journal 2 December 1993 In this section four men write briefly about their work with men both individually and in groups. 7 1993-12
Baakman, Paul Principles of Psychodrama Training (PDF, 85.2 KB) Journal 11 December 2002 Identifies the six principles of psychodrama training and illustrates these using personal experiences and practices. It also elaborates on how the psychodrama method itself can be applied in the process of training in psychodrama. 8 2002-12
Baakman, Paul Principles of Supervision (PDF, 73.1 KB) Journal 11 December 2002 Describes the seven principles of supervision and illustrates these with some personal experiences and practices. These principles present an overview of the ideas and values that are adopted in the practice of supervision. 5 2002-12
Baakman, Paul The Alco-Holocaust: Alcohol, Problem Drinkers and Psychodrama (PDF, 138.5 KB) Journal 19 December 2010 Although often denied or the subject of double standards, alcohol is the main drug of choice and a serious health problem in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Paul Baakman shares insights flowing from his decades of work with the problem drinkers and co-dependents that result. He advocates a non-judgemental, involved and patient approach that focuses on people, relationships and connection. Effective treatment options and approaches are described and discussed, in particular the use of the psychodramatic method. The ideas are applicable to related areas such as legal, illegal or prescribed drug addiction and process addictions enacted by gamblers, workaholics and overeaters. 5 2010-12