Definitions for "Psychodrama"
(Reber) A psychotherapeutic technique developed by J.L. Moreno in which the individual acts out certain roles or incidents in the presence of a therapist and, often, other persons who are part of a therapy group. The procedures are based on the assumption that the role-taking allows the person to express troublesome emotions and face deep conflicts in the relatively protected environment of the therapeutic stage.
Patients play different roles in a brief drama. For example, a person having difficulty finding a job might imagine a job interview and alternately play the roles of employer and prospective employee. By playing both roles, client develops skills in dealing with job interviews.
Psychodramas Primarily a technique of group psychotherapy which involves a structure, directed, and dramatized acting out of the patient's personal and emotional problems. Psychodrama