mental health, therapy, counseling and psychology terms glossary

Psychodrama

Psychodrama is an experiential form of therapy, providing space for clients to explore issues through dramatic actions. It includes role-playing and explores group dynamics in situations to further address emotional conflicts, concerns, and other areas, while in a safe environment.

It is usually in a group setting of eight to 12 members, occurring weekly and lasting around 90 minutes to two hours. This modality is beneficial in increasing one’s emotional well-being and improving both cognitive and behavioral functions. It was developed by Jacob Moreno in the early 1900s and was born out of Moreno’s recognition and passion for the power of group therapy, theater, mysticism, and philosophy. The first psychodrama session was held in 1921.

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