Therapeutic Factors of Psychodramatic Work with Family History
11:00am – 2:30pm (3.5hrs)
Modern studies of the effectiveness of psychotherapy show that it is very important that a client understands how a psychotherapist works and a client has an inner agreement about the course of the treatment. All psychodramatists know that working with a family history has a great power. But some explanations of this type of work confuse some of our clients, as they do not fit in their image of the world. And if we have more different explanations for this work, it will help us to find the best explanation for each client.
At the workshop I will offer several ideas that I use to understand and explain the therapeutic mechanisms of working with a family history. All of them are connected with the natural science and psychophysiological view on the psyche. I will try to answer these questions:
- Why does psychodramatic healing of the ancestor role have a therapeutic effect for the protagonist? How can we explain this effect to our clients?
- If, for example, we create a new childhood for the mother in psychodramatic work, how can this affect the real relationship with her?
- Why can we sometimes carry other people’s feelings in us? What is the mechanism of the way in which such feelings appear? How do we work with these feelings?
These ideas will allow us to see once again the power and the wisdom of classical psychodramatic techniques. And of course, after my explanation, after my explanations, the second part will explore this topic experientially using psychodrama.
Pavel Kornienko is a psychologist, psychodramatist, supervisor, IAGP member and psychodrama trainer from Moscow. He teaches Psychodrama in long-term courses in various cities in Russia and other post-soviet countries. In addition to classic Psychodrama, Pavel has two areas of expertise: working with trauma via the completion of psycho-physiological reactions, and with relationship problems by focusing on interpersonal communication. He is an author of articles about basic techniques and therapeutic aspects of psychodrama, the specificities of conducting online therapy groups and psychological work with trauma, loss, aggression and shame. CV: https://psy-education.ru/about/trainers/pavel-kornienko/eng