ICCPP-Journal 01 - Abstract

Abstract: Psychodrama and Therapeutic Motion Pictures

This article begins with a play by Shakespeare that may be used to depict psychodrama. It demonstrates how individuals gain insights into their emotions, behaviours, and relationships by enacting past experiences or exploring hypothetical situations through deeper self-awareness and enhanced interpersonal skills to process unresolved traumas. 

The capacity of a dramatic work to produce catharsis among particular sorts of audiences or warm them up for a deeper knowledge of the client is the true measure of whether it is therapeutic or not. This begins with material collection then reconstruction and concludes with filming. The director works in constant engagement with the trained audience as the emotional environment rises and falls in a short period of time. It discusses how the selection of conflicts, story structure, and casting must be done in accordance with psychodramatic concepts in therapeutic motion films which on the other hand involve using cinema as a therapeutic tool. It talks about how film production in the making happens in three phases- starting with the material seeking out the patient then stage of recommendation and ending with the stage of filming. The cast of the film could consist of actual patients for whom the production is a part of their treatment assisted by the so-called informants.

By emphasizing the power of creativity, spontaneity, and role playing, Moreno encouraged therapists to explore new methods for facilitating emotional healing and personal growth by providing valuable insights for practitioners seeking to incorporate innovative and experiential techniques into their therapeutic practices.