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By Daniel J. Wiener, Linda K. Oxford

Motion remedy With households and teams introduces clinicians to cutting edge healing concepts that may be used with households and teams: motion equipment or remedy techniques related to actual circulate and expressive arts ideas. those equipment supply consumers and therapists new methods of either taking a look at difficulties and studying recommendations to those difficulties and are therefore specially acceptable to talents education, function improvement and enlargement, dating enhancement, and non permanent remedy with teams, undefined, and families.

Contributors supply a short assessment of featured motion equipment and illustrate the applying in their specific way to particular remedy situations, discussing the explanation in the back of their scientific offerings and the way they dealt with any precise demanding situations or problems. Chapters illustrate family members remedy that specializes in facing grief and loss, family members reorganization, and the results of trauma in addition to crew treatment ways to the therapy of addictive and compulsive issues, self-mutilation, substance abuse, autism, persistent psychological disease, and profession difficulties.

This ebook will entice scholars, educators, and psychological future health execs trying to find clean techniques to operating with their consumers and how one can extend their healing ideas.

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Psychodramatic methods take this process a step further by separating the problem experientially, rather than simply linguistically, from the person, thereby creating immediate opportunities for altering family members’ relationships with the problem and with one another. Integrating these two approaches allows the therapist and family to explore in action the family’s relationship with the problem and how it has disrupted their lives and relationships. When the family confronts the externalized problem and exposes its “hidden agenda,” family members are quickly motivated to develop cooperative strategies to challenge and defeat the problem.

Marla reportedly showed no change in functioning following her grandmother’s death and appeared to be adjusting well to this loss. She was popular with teachers and peers, was active in the school band and on the volleyball and basketball teams, and maintained above-average grades. At home, she was generally quiet, good-natured, and responsible. However, she and her father often argued over household chores, with each complaining of having to do the other’s work. During the first session, the family was asked to identify the problem and describe how each of them had been affected by it.

Five weeks after the death of her alcoholic husband, for whom she had served as primary caretaker for several years, Elaine came into the family home to assist her daughter following the difficult birth of Nicholas. She had remained there with her daughter’s family until her death. RESCRIPTING FAMILY DRAMAS USING PSYCHODRAMATIC METHODS 49 Nicholas had been extremely close to his grandmother and, according to his parents, had been having great difficulty coping with her death. He had resumed soiling himself at school, a problem he had previously experienced for 2 years but that had been resolved for 18 months before the death of his grandmother.

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