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All That We Share

We live in a time where we quickly put people in boxes. Maybe we have more in common than what we think? Introducing All That We Share.

TEDx TALK 2012 - Psychodrama: Voices Together by Jean Campbell

In this video, Jean Campbell brings out a protagonist and shows the Action portion of Psychodrama. Psychodrama's triadic system consists of Warm Up, Action and Sharing. The struggle Tony has is a common one. Enjoy!

Suggested reading

Blatner, A. (1973 or newer) Acting In. New York: Springer Publishing Co. A great and understandable work on the techniques of Psychodrama. A good primer.

Blatner, A. (1988 or newer). Foundations of Psychodrama: History, Theory & Practice. New York: Springer Publishing Company. Articulate and complete overview of just what the title promises.

Cossa, M. (2006) Rebels with a Cause: Working with adolescents using action techniques. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Press. A very practical and user-friendly work for translating psychodrama, etc. to adolescent populations.

Dayton, T. (2005) The living stage: A step-by-step guide to psychodrama, sociometry and experiential group therapy. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc. This is an incredibly thorough and well designed book. AND since it is self published it is only $16.95 for nearly 500 pages.

Fox, J. (Ed.) (1987) The Essential Moreno: Writings on psychodrama, group method and spontaneity by J.L. Moreno, M.D. New York: Springer Publishing Co. If you want to read Moreno’s actual writings, this is the way to do it. Great editing job on Jonathan’s part.

Gershoni, J. (Ed.) (2003) Psychodrama in the 21st Century: Clinical and educational applications. New York: Springer Publishing Co. What’s going on in the world of Psychodrama today.

Holmes, P. (1992) The Inner World Outside: Object relations theory and psychodrama. London and New York: Tavistock/Routledge. Clear and concise, it provides a great theoretical basis for understanding the process of psychodrama.

Holmes, P. and Karp, M. (Eds.) (1991) Psychodrama: Inspiration and technique. London and New York: Tavistock/Routledge.

Holmes, P., Karp, M. and Watson, M. (Eds.) (1994) Psychodrama since Moreno. London and New York: Routledge. These two are a good overview of psychodrama around the globe.

Horvatin, T. and Schreiber, E. (Eds.) (2006) The Quintessential Zerka: Writings by Zerka Toeman Moreno on psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. London and New York: Routledge. An important work in giving Zerka her due as the one who really made psychodrama accessible to new generations.


Marineau, R.F. (1989) Jocob Levy Moreno 1989-1974: Father of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. London and New York: Tavistock/Routledge. The definitive biography. Provides a great historical context.

Moreno, J.L. (1993) Who Shall Survive: Foundations of Sociometry, group psychorherapy and sociodrama (Student Edition). McLean, VA: ASGPP. Not an easy read, but a seminal work.

Moreno, Z.T. (2012) TO DREAM AGAIN: A Memoir. New York: Mental Health Resources. A book rich with the history of the 20th century, as well as that of the FirstFamily of Psychodrama.

Sternberg, P. and Garcia, A. (1989) Sociodrama: Who’s in your shoes? Westport, CT:Praeger Pub. A classis work and a great overview of the sociodramatic process and technique.

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