Psychodrama Method in the Preparation of Legal Psychologists



Psychotherapeutic method, created by professional psychiatrist J.L. Moreno - is a comprehensive set of ideas and techniques that can be effective in many different forms of individual and group work, in education and training, in business and management, as well as in scientific research. The advantage of using the psychodrama method in the preparation of legal psychologists is its combination of the detailed technical elaboration together with the philosophical and existential depth of understanding of human nature and his/her interaction with the world. The article describes the capabilities of psychodrama method in preparation of the legal psychologists and explains how the introduction of the course “Psychodrama” into the curriculum for the 5th year students, specializing in “Legal Psychology” will help to enrich the professional arsenal of future professionals.

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Keywords: psychodrama, psychodrama technique, qualified training, legal psychologist, professional.

Journal rubric: Juridical Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Shemyakina O.O. Psychodrama Method in the Preparation of Legal Psychologists [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2011. Vol. 3, no. 1 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Olga O. Shemyakina, Lecturer, Department of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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