Journal articles

Authored by Synnot, Elizabeth

Author Title Issue Keywords Abstract Sequence
Synnot, Elizabeth Praxis: Using psychodrama methodology to respond to the existential threat of climate change (PDF, 109.5 KB) Journal 32 December 2023 climate change, creativity, environment, modelling, Moreno, Psychodrama, research, sociodrama, systems theory What follows is the backdrop of climate change that affects all life on planet Earth. As a sociodramatist, at times, I work directly with this existential threat. I have found that research is needed to be able to direct a sociodrama on a general topic of ‘What matters today?’ or more directly on ‘Responding to climate change with hope and agency’. The content presented here is correct in 2023. As you’d expect the science refines each year. 2 2023-12
Synnot, Elizabeth Book Review: Sociometry, experiential method and the Science of Society (2012) (PDF, 673.3 KB) Journal 29 December 2020 book review, J L Moreno Sociometry, Experiential Method and the Science of Society; an approach to a new political orientation (2012 edition). By J.L. Moreno. The North-West Psychodrama Association. United Kingdom. Reviewed by Elizabeth Synnot. This book is the second edition. It was first published in 1951 by Beacon House, New York. It includes much of Moreno’s significant sociometry writing from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. His writing continues to be relevant today with current social upheavals and tensions between and within social groups exacerbated by internet and other satellite communications. 10 2020-12
Synnot, Elizabeth Book Review: Psychodrama Third Volume: Action Therapy and Principles of Practice (2012 Edition) By J.L Moreno and Zerka T. Moreno (PDF, 417.5 KB) Journal 28 December 2019 book review Psychodrama Third Volume: Action Therapy and Principles of Practice was originally published by Beacon House in 1969, with a second edition offered in 1975. This third edition, known as the 2012 edition and edited by Zoli Figusch, is one in a series of new editions of J.L. Moreno’s and Zerka T. Moreno’s work published by the North West Psychodrama Association and available through Lulu Press . 9 2019-12
Synnot, Elizabeth The Application of Sociodrama in the Training of Middle Management (PDF, 451.5 KB) Journal 1 December 1992 The utility of the sociodramatic approach in the training of a group of middle managers is demonstrated. The article discusses a series of steps through which the roles systems of the managers change from compliance to an external system to collaborative, individually internalised, vision-driven ones that enable them to strategically manage public sector dilemmas. 5 1992-12
Synnot, Elizabeth DVD Review: "Moreno Movies", produced by Rene Marineau (PDF, 99.4 KB) Journal 15 December 2006 No abstract available 15 2006-12
Synnot, Elizabeth Book Review: Psychodrama Second Volume: Foundations of Psychotherapy (PDF, 191.8 KB) Journal 21 December 2012 book review I commend Psychodrama Second Volume: Foundations of Psychotherapy to all those who work to assist folks to free themselves from the shackles of the past, to expand possibilities in living and to research the social condition. I imagine benefit to those who enjoy the exploration of ideas and the different solutions that early psychotherapists developed to common dilemmas of individual and group psychotherapy, the forms, theories, techniques and philosophies. This book may evoke in you a warm up to your own review of psychotherapeutic ideas and to your experience as a clinician and trainee. 12 2012-12
Howie, Peter; Synnot, Elizabeth Working with Indigenous Community Leaders in Cape York (PDF, 68.2 KB) Journal 16 December 2007 Both Diz and Peter are on staff at the Queensland Training Institute of Psychodrama, which along with their successful organisation consulting business is now a part of the Moreno Collegium for Human Centred Learning, Research and Development. Over the past 4 years we have been running an 8 day Cape York Strategic Leaders Program in far North Queensland. The purpose is to work with leaders from remote indigenous communities in Cape York and so liberate their capacities to use their wisdom, experience and knowledge in an active and potent manner. We actively: apply the principle of spontaneity (Spontaneity rules!); reduce isolation between participants by building relationships; enlarge individual functioning and create and enjoyable learning- rich environments. is still in operation. So it is a complicated matter to have people from different communities. While there are clear connections and a pride in their differences, these differences are quite substantial. 6 2007-12