Collaborative discourse analysis on the use of drama therapy to treat depression in adults

Nisha Sajnani, Aileen Cho, Heidi Landis, Gary Raucher, Nadya Trytan

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Abstract

This chapter presents a collaborative discourse analysis of four accounts of using drama therapy in the treatment of depression in adults. The authors responded to questions about their practice by email and then engaged in a collaborative analysis of the resulting data through the use of an online document sharing platform (Google Docs). Primary outcomes highlight the primacy of psychodynamic, trauma-informed, and cognitive behavioral approaches to care, indicate a relationship between context and how depression is conceptualized, and reveal the value placed on the embodied, imaginative, externalizing, expressive, relational, and integrative functions of drama therapy with this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArts Therapies in the Treatment of Depression
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages87-101
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781315454405
ISBN (Print)9781138210769
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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