Contemporary Psychodrama: New Approaches to Theory and by José Fonseca

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By José Fonseca

Contemporary Psychodrama weaves jointly psychodrama and psychoanalysis with illustrative medical examples, while protecting the essence of psychodramatic philosophy and technique. formerly unavailable within the English language, this publication provides José Fonseca's diversified new techniques to psychodrama including a mixing of theories.

The publication is split into transparent sections, masking:

* new techniques to psychodrama thought
* new ways to psychodrama technique
* psychodrama and sexuality
* the earlier and way forward for psychodrama.

Fonseca's cutting edge principles comprise the variation of suggestions initially meant for teams to person psychodramatic psychotherapy. He distinguishes among not just the traditional and the mentally sick however the basic and the optimum, and offers a close developmental psychology, encouraged via Moreno and Buber, yet sincerely inspired via item kin theory.

Contemporary Psychodrama offers the unique suggestions of a number one gentle of the Brazilian psychodrama stream that would be of significant profit to all pros operating with psychodrama.

José Fonseca, M.D., Ph.D., was one of many pioneers of the psychodramatic move in Brazil and a founding father of the Brazilian federation of psychodrama. He has released books in Brazil, Psychodrama of insanity and dating Psychotherapy.

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Mental phenomena can be lighter or darker, depending on the light (conscience) that shines upon them. In this comparison we have two extremes, one very dark and one very light, with a zone of light-todark in between. The lighter dark corresponds to the pre-conscious (and the pre-unconscious). The dark corresponds to the unconscious and the very dark to the transpersonal unconscious, like Jung's collective unconscious. 6 Expression from Rodrigue (1995, vol. 2, p. 42) about Freud's reference to the ``symptoms of this disinterested and common nosologic entity: disinterest in one's children, obsession for cleanliness, total lack of insight for the nature of one's disease, coldness''.

Only for the mad'' (1969, p. 28). If the capacity to fully reverse roles implies the individual's (ideal) psychological maturity, the total and unrestricted possibility for such an encounter would be the privilege of a God: a man-God. A continuation of the moment of encounter, a journey without return, represents the entrance into the realm of madness. Just as a health climax would be a moment of insanity, persistence of health would be madness. This is one aspect of cosmic balance and harmony.

If we imagine that the relationships are internalized as Elements of relationship psychology 37 ``good relationships'' and ``bad relationships'', according to dif®cult relational experiences, we may conclude that both positive and negative partial I(s) exist. In this sense, the child will internalize a constellation of mothers, where the good mother and the bad mother are only extremes of a process that encompasses positive and negative ®gures (with charges), to a varied degree. Such a constellation of ``negative I(s)'' could be responsible for the sensation of inner cruelty and the desire for self-punishment in certain obsessive personalities, for example.

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