Positive Psychodrama: A Framework for Practice and Research

This article introduces positive psychodrama as a framework for practice and research that builds on a sustainable and growing body of research indicating that a complete notion of mental health consists not only of the absence of mental illness symptoms but also the presence of mental health indicators. I address the question of how does psychodrama look through the lens of positive psychology. After an overview of psychodrama background and research, positive concepts in J. L. Moreno’s psychodrama theory and philosophy are revisited and linked to contemporary positive psychology literature. Empirically-supported positive psychology interventions are also reviewed and examples of positive psychodrama activities are presented. Psychodrama therapists and researchers are encouraged to focus not only on decreasing mental illness but also on improving mental health, thereby contributing to the growing body of literature on this topic.
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 7 December 2019Source: Journal of Anxiety DisordersAuthor(s): David H. Rosmarin, Steven PirutinskyAbstractReligion is professed by the majority of the general population, but a minority of mental health practitioners. We evaluated whether religious patients benefited more from treatment with religious psychotherapists in a naturalistic study among adult Orthodox Jewish (n = 117) and control patients (n = 91) receiving psychotherapy from Orthodox Jewish (n = 15) and other (n = 7) psychotherapists at a New York based outpatient clinic....
Source: Journal of Anxiety Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
AbstractPrevious research had associated early maladaptive schemas, cognitive fusion and psychological needs. However, a deeper understanding of these relationships is needed regarding mediational effects of schemas on psychological needs and symptomatology. We aimed to explore the relationships between schema domains, cognitive fusion, psychological needs and symptoms.  Therefore a clinical sample composed of 58 individuals with psychiatric diagnosis, who filled self-reported questionnaires was reanalyzed on a cross-sectional design. Medium to strong correlations between schema domains and dialectical polarities of p...
Source: Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
A new study sheds light on how a person could influence and control the mind of someone else. Research on mice reveals that our brains are affected by those around us. The key factor is dominance. The brain of the subordinate mouse synchronized to the dominant mouse. This likely applies to our relationships. Typically, people with stronger personalities make the decisions and get their needs met more often than their partners do. Other factors play a part. The more the mice interacted with each other, the more their brain activity was synched. Similarly, the longevity and intensity of a relationship affects our partner&rsq...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Abuse Marriage and Divorce Personality Relationships Self-Esteem Abusive Marriage Assertiveness Boundaries brain synchronization Codependence Controlling Behavior Manipulation passive personality Source Type: blogs
Psychische Erkrankungen im Arbeitskontext – eine Verortung im Versorgungssystem. Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol. 2019 Dec;69(12):505-516 Authors: Braun S, Kessemeier F, Balint E, Schwarz E, Hölzer M, Gündel H, Rothermund E Abstract Work and mental health are closely interrelated. Sick leave rates due to mental illness have constantly been rising for years. Thus, not only companies but also the society as a whole have become more and more aware of the relevance of this topic.At first, various work stress models are outlined in this article. This is followed by an overview of how to cla...
Source: PPmP Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol Source Type: research
Authors: Strauß B PMID: 31801163 [PubMed - in process]
Source: PPmP Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol Source Type: research
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Family General Holiday Coping Interview LifeHelper Podcast Relationships Stress The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs
AbstractADHD often affects multiple generations in a family. Previous studies suggested that children with ADHD benefit less from therapy if parents are also affected, since ADHD symptoms interfere with treatment implementation. This two-group randomised controlled trial examined whether targeting maternal ADHD boosts the efficacy of parent –child training (PCT) for the child’s ADHD. Here, we report follow-up results 2 years from baseline. Mothers of 144 mother–child dyads (ADHD according to DSM-IV) were examined for eligibility (T1) and randomised to 12 weeks of intensive multimodal treatment c...
Source: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe study findings support the formulation of mother-sensitive health policies based on understanding mothers ’ preferences, and thus, help prepare treatment alternatives that will suit different groups of mothers with PPD, for the benefit of mothers, newborns, and families. Disseminating the results of this study among professionals as part of professional training, can promote appropriate treatment faci lities and modes of care for mothers with PPD.
Source: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of reviewDepression is a common and disabling diagnosis in the elderly. Psychotherapy, both individual and group, has emerged as an important adjunctive treatment for late-life depression along with medications and neurostimulation therapies. This review seeks to summarize recent literature on group psychotherapy for late-life depression, define the type of therapies commonly used, and discuss both the theory and practice of group psychotherapy.Recent findingsStudies show that various group-based psychotherapies are effective for late-life depression, and there is increasing support for an integrated approa...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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