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Psychodrama and Modern Psychotherapy

2004, No 4
(October - December)

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Contents


R. A. Solotowitski. Social drama and sociodrama - there and back (Letter from the Editor)

Sociodrama and Sociometry

P. F. Kellermann. Sociodrama
R. A. Solotowitski. Sociodrama: New Wind
R. Cukier. The Psychodrama of Mankind. Is it Really Utopian?
P. P. Gornostay. Sociodrama on the Maidan: Four Colors of Ukrainian Politics
F. Geisler F. Gormar. Role Reversal with the Enemy: Morenian Sociodrama Works with the Theme of Violence and Right-radicalism
M. V. Romenskiy. "Understanding People". An example of conflict resolution in a field conditions with sociodrama methods

Creative synthesis of psychological theories and practice

V. P. Kazmirenko. Nationals in foreign classics

Summaries


P. F. Kellermann. Sociodrama

This article defines sociodrama as an experiential group-as-a-whole procedure for social exploration and inter-group conflict transformation. As such, sociodrama can be regarded as an action oriented and structured counterpart to group analysis with large groups. After a brief description of its history, practice and theory, three different applications of sociodrama are described which alternatively focus on actual traumatic events and social crises, on political change and social disintegration, and on social diversity which leads to inter-group conflict and prejudice. The various goals of sociodrama, towards more homeostasis, equality and tolerance in society, may prepare the ground for inter-group conflict resolution and peace promotion on a more global socio-political scale.
Key words: conflict resolution, group psychotherapy, large groups, peace promotion, sociodrama.

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R. A. Solotowitski. Sociodrama: New Wind

Each time, from the moment of its birth, sociodrama became such a case, which collected many events in it. It is the method, that doesn't simulate the reality, but it is simply the concentrated reality itself. The author not only defines the sociodrama as the method in this short fragment, but also shows its advantages in comparison with the psychodrama (in the narrow sense). We hope that this material will help the readers to approach closer to the methods of sociodrama and sociometry.

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R. Cukier. The Psychodrama of Mankind. Is it Really Utopian?

Moreno always dreamt with the universal utilization of psychodramatic and sociodramatic techniques to help large communities in their social problems. The author discusses the urgent need to do so, in order to help many of the ethnic and political conflicts that emerges all over the world. The offended pride of a group will look for revenge during many generations. "Group Narcissism"; "grupal mourning and reparation" are some of the concepts discussed in this article.
Key words: Group Narcissism; grupal mourning and reparation, multigenerational contamination, sociodrama and psychodrama.

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P. P. Gornostay. Sociodrama on the Maidan: Four Colors of Ukrainian Politics

This article is devoted to the psychological analysis of the so-called "Orange revolution" which has occurred at the end of 2004. It is considered as a huge sociodrama. Using a concrete example the author proposes a way to overcome such possible negative conesquences of this event, as the polarization of society and the formation of an "enemy image".

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F. Geisler and F. Gormar. Role Reversal with the Enemy: Morenian Sociodrama Works with the Theme of Violence and Right-radicalism

This article describes the use of the method of sociodrama in work with problems of aggression and violence in society. The use of sociodrama by the authors following the act of terrorism in Solingen (Germany) in 1994 is described. Special attention is given to various techniques of work with the "enemy image".

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M. V. Romenskiy. "Understanding People". An example of conflict resolution in a field conditions with sociodrama methods

The article is a description of spontaneous sociodrama in a "street improvisation" genre that took place at Kharkov at the end of 2004 year during Ukrainian President's Election campaign. The ground for using this technique was a conflict that the author has witnessed himself. Similar situations often appeared those days. Practice showed that Action Methods (sociodramatic techniques in particular) could be successfully used for relief of situational aggression in such conflicts.

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V. P. Kazmirenko. Nationals in foreign classics

The article represents the annotation of Solomon Resnik's book "Mental Space", published in Kiev in 2004.

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