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Psychodrama was developed by Jacob Moreno in the early 20th century, alongside his early conceptualizations of group psychotherapy, sociometry, and role theory. Both the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama and the British Psychodrama Association offer a basic definition of psychodrama as involving guided dramatic action to examine problems and issues. It is offered as a group or individual therapy for a variety of clients, and Moreno proposed it as a way of engaging with interpersonal relationships and the private worlds of participants.

Psychodrama and Role

Psychodrama can usefully be understood within a nexus of concepts and practices created by Moreno. These include his concepts of role, spontaneity, and creativity. Moreno positioned role as a way of describing and analyzing identity and relationship in life, and ...

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