As an emerging psychotherapeutic discipline, drama therapy has been gaining global attention over the last decade for its demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of child and adolescent populations. However, despite this attention and despite the current turbulent state of the world and the increasing population of disturbed and at-risk children, the field of drama therapy has so far lacked a standard text. Weber and Haen’s book fills this need, providing a core text for graduate students and established professionals alike.

Clinical Applications of Drama Therapy in Child and Adolescent Treatment is guided by theory, but firmly rooted in practice, providing a survey of the many different possibilities and techniques for incorporating drama therapy within child and adolescent therapy. More than merely a survey of the existing literature on drama therapy, this text represents a true expansion of the field: one which articulates the breadth of possibilities and applications for drama therapy in the larger context of psychotherapy.

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Individual Drama Therapy

chapter 1|22 pages

Facilitating Play with Non-Players

ByA Developmental Perspective

chapter 2|20 pages

“Don’t Hurt My Mommy”

ByDrama Therapy for Children Who Have Witnessed Severe Domestic Violence

chapter 3|22 pages

Children Who Whisper

ByA Study of Psychodramatic Methods for Reaching Inarticulate Young People

chapter 4|20 pages

Developmental Transformations in the Treatment of Sexually Abused Children


chapter 5|18 pages

Creative Co-Constructions: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Spontaneity and Improvisation in the Therapy of a Twice Forsaken Child

ByA Psychoanalytic Approach to Spontaneity and Improvisation in the Therapy of a Twice Forsaken Child*

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Group Drama Therapy and Integrated Models

chapter 6|14 pages

Drama Therapy and Adolescent Resistance*


chapter 7|16 pages

Healing through Strength

ByA Group Approach to Therapeutic Enactment

chapter 8|16 pages

Drama Therapy in the Treatment of Children with Sexual Behavior Problems


chapter 10|18 pages

Taming the Beast

ByThe Use of Drama Therapy in the Treatment of Children with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

part |2 pages

Families and the Larger System

chapter 12|20 pages

Aikido and Drama Therapy with Families and Children


chapter 13|18 pages

Co-Working with Adoptive Parents to Support Family Attachments


chapter 14|16 pages

Stories from the Islands

ByDrama Therapy with Bullies and Their Victims

chapter 15|20 pages

Through the Eyes of the Therapists and Children

ByDrama Therapy during and after September 11th