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An overview of the resources available for researchers in the field of Drama Therapy
When an airliner crashed into the second World Trade Center tower, on September 11, 2001, Rachel Croyle's 4th and 5th grade students were watching from their classroom window at Manhattan's PS-3. Looking for ways to help the children deal with their feelings about what they had seen and experienced, she drew upon the expertise of a drama therapist and a group of theater professionals from City Lights, a youth theater organization. Told from the point of view of their classroom teacher, this video documents the transformation of the young students' stories into a theatrical performance. It explores the ways that drama can help children learn how to transform a frightening, chaotic experience into one of clarity and hope.
The Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media, located on the 7th floor of Bobst Library, is one of the world’s largest academic media centers, has over 100 audio and video viewing carrels and 3 media-enhanced classrooms; students and researchers use more than 100,000 audio and video recordings per year. Check Bobcat for videos by entering keywords such as: Drama Therapy, Drama -- Therapeutic use, Arts -- Therapeutic use or Art therapy for children. In Bobcat restrict to video by choosing VIDEO from the list of on the left side of the page, to find other videos.
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: 'Voices from Inside' follows German-born theater artist Karina Epperlein into a federal women's prison where she began teaching weekly classes as a volunteer in 1992. Her racially mixed group of women prisoners becomes a circle of trust and healing. Epperlein also talks to the children of the women.
The Elders Share the Arts Workshop is a therapeutic recreational program directed by Susan Perlstein and used at Amsterdam House, a retirement home in New York City and other locations. In this film we see a group of elderly men and women who live in Amsterdam House participating in the various activities of the workshop which include the therapeutic use of drama and improvisational acting. These activities reduce the inhibitions of the group and help them talk about themselves and their lives.
Demonstrates the use of theater by the Asian American Residential Recovery Services in San Francisco as an effective therapeutic treatment tool that enables Asian American substance abusers to better understand and overcome their addictions.
Summary: : A video from ECU's archive of documentaries and teaching films. Playback Theatre in Action records the experiences of 12 trainee teachers learning playback theatre techniques. Using a step by step approach to becoming involved in this collaborative and spontaneous art form, we see the students developing confidence in their ability to work together to express the richness of their lives and their community.
Summary: : Interactive improvisational theatre from true stories for dialogue, community building, and entertainment presents a training DVD for new students, experienced practitioners, company leaders, trainers, and educators. Includes a complete show filmed live, optional introductory commentary for viewers new to Playback Theatre by founder Jonathan Fox and optional conductor's commentary for experienced practitioners by Hudson River Playback Theatre artistic director Jo Salas.
Summary: : "This film illustrates many forms of drama with preschool and latency age children, including creative movement, puppetry, role play, and improvisation. Issues dealt with range from the nature of creativity to the importance of impulse control and expression, as well as cognitive and affective learning through drama."
Summary: : "In a series of vignettes from sessions led by six drama theropists, the dreams, traumas, and anxieties of youngsters with special needs are the core of drama therapy experience. The children and adolescents featured in this film have various disabilities; some have severe neurological and cognitive problems, some are emotionally disturbed; others are retarded, blind, and partially sighted
Counseling and Therapy in Video/ Streaming Video:
Titles from the Database:
Exploring Narradrama (Psychotherapy.net), 58:01 mins
Exploring Narradrama (Psychotherapy.net), 58:01 mins
Trauma and the Body: A Psychodramatic Approach (Psychotherapy.net), 100:16 mins
Healing Childhood Abuse Through Psychodrama (Psychotherapy.net), 98:25 mins
Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy (Psychotherapy.net), 117:51 mins
Counseling and Therapy in Video contains training videos, reenactments, and footage of actual therapy sessions conducted by renowned psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. These online streaming videos are designed for training and continuing education, providing an invaluable firsthand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice. The collection provides grounding in dozens of therapeutic methods and diagnoses, insight into the human condition, and training in skills such as reflection and empathy while working with specific populations such as veterans and teens.
A searchable collection containing real transcripts of therapy and counseling sessions and first-person narratives illuminating the experience of mental illness and its treatment, as well as reference works to contextualize the primary material.
Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Volume II provides a deep look into the client-therapist office, allowing readers to follow the progress and setbacks of clients over the course of multiple therapy sessions. This collection features a diverse set of clients, a wide range of presenting issues, and multiple therapeutic approaches. Because all content was recorded in 2012 or later, Volume II features contemporary issues and the most up-to-date therapeutic approaches to treat them. The collection is an outstanding resource for teaching and research and adheres to the American Psychological Association’s Ethics Guidelines for use and anonymity.