Journal articles

Authored by Crane, Sara

Author Title Issue Keywords Abstract Sequence
Crane, Sara Editorial, 2020 (PDF, 65.4 KB) Journal 29 December 2020 editorial Editorial 3 2020-12
Crane, Sara Tansy’s take on it: the dog as effective auxiliary in Moreno-inspired psychotherapy (PDF, 239.8 KB) Journal 27 December 2018 adolescents, auxiliary, auxiliary ego, child development, family system Tansy is a twelve-year-old Border Collie dog. When she is at home, she is a working dog and a pet, herding llamas and chickens and sometimes children, and playing with her son Mr. Brock, a Border Collie Huntaway crossbred. But Tansy has another important role. She comes with me, her pack leader, and companions me in the counselling and therapy work I do at the Urban Eden Psychotherapy Centre. In my first contact with prospective clients, I always let them know that Tansy will be there. When we go for long walks together in the hills, I often reflect out loud about my work with her. This particular kind of intimate soliloquy, that occurs when Tansy and I are outside together, is very precious and profound for me. This is our story... 7 2018-12
Crane, Sara Social Atom Repair after Parental Suicide (PDF, 82.1 KB) Journal 17 December 2008 This paper addresses the nature of, and conditions for, resilience and hope after parental suicide. The author presents her understandings regarding the young child's experience of parental suicide, and identities a number of phases, or stages, that children experience in their social atom when coping with this traumatic event. She describes how her analysis of the shifting sociometric patterns in the family system influences the way in which interventions are made to facilitate social atom repair. The ideas are illustrated with three case studies from practice. 5 2008-12
Crane, Sara Book Review: The Words of the Father (PDF, 188.8 KB) Journal 21 December 2012 book review The Words of the Father: A Response by Sara Crane ALL CREATURES ARE ALONE UNTIL THEIR LOVE OF CREATING FORMS A WORLD AROUND THEM With these words on page 152 of The Words of the Father (2011), Jacob Moreno calls forth the Creator of the Universe. He challenges his readers to come alive to the forces at work in the world and accept our responsibility to become change agents. 25 2012-12
Crane, Sara Tele with Animals (PDF, 323.5 KB) Journal 8 December 1999 The author describes how children's tele with animals helps increase their warm-up to a role and helps them find creative solutions to problematic situations. The relationship with animals often serves to reinforce roles that develop a sense of self-belief and self-confidence in the child. She cites several instances when pets served a major role in psychotherapy sessions with her young clients 3 1999-12
Crane, Sara Extraordinary Children: Harnessing the Potency of Elemental Roles (PDF, 133.2 KB) Journal 19 December 2010 Sara Crane traces the journey of her psychotherapeutic work with three children, describing how she came to appreciate the therapeutic potency of the extraordinary elemental roles enacted by them. The work of the clinician is to understand the context and underlying value system of these frequently unattractive and antisocial roles, and to ensure that they are doubled, mirrored and harnessed to the progressive system. 2 2010-12
Crane, Sara Turning to Meet the Storyteller (PDF, 87.1 KB) Journal 17 December 2008 Recently I spent two idyllic months on a canal boat in France. I kept my connection with my children and grandchildren by writing stories for them to read on my return. The themes that emerged were to do with self sufficiency and transformation. Growing up in Ulster, steeped in the mystic world of faery and as the eldest child and grandchild, I became a caretaker and storyteller for my younger siblings and cousins. It is the relational aspect of storytelling that has enabled me to re-invent for myself the psychodramatic role of storyteller. It has been a way of responding to the overdeveloped caretaking roles from a new and more vital perspective. And it has been a way of maintaining and strengthening those relationships that hold significance for me. To continue to meet and develop the storyteller, I am required to reveal myself through the stories, and through sharing them to continue to enter the realms of the imagination. Relationships are at the forefront of Morenian theory. Psychodrama calls forth the intentional nature of interaction. Originally I wrote this story for my daughter, and now it becomes one way for me to relate to you the ANZPA Journal readers. 9 2008-12
Crane, Sara Why aren't you dancing? (PDF, 213.8 KB) Journal 25 December 2016 I have been out for dinner with my husband Simon, my brother Simon, and my sister-in-law and friend Jude. We decide to go to Stranges Lane to listen to Lyndon Puffin, a musician who is going to play at Simon's 60th birthday in a couple of months' time. 10 2016-12
Crane, Sara Spontaneity With Children: Applications of Psychodrama that Enable Children to Express their Creativity (PDF, 67.9 KB) Journal 12 December 2003 Discusses the role of play therapy and psychodrama and how it helps children to express their creativity. The applications of the principles of psychodrama to help increase the spontaneity and creativity of children is highlighted. 3 2003-12
Crane, Sara Bringing in the Baby (PDF, 1,003.6 KB) Journal 4 December 1995 A psychotherapist describes the changes in her psychodrama group brought about by the presence of a baby among the members. It is believed that the changes in the baby through the sessions influenced the healing, creativity and self development of other clients. 4 1995-12