Humanistic psychology & humanistic psychodrama (Abstract to e-book)



Dear Madame & Sirs! Psychodrama as a method of psychotherapy can be used not only in working with adults but particularly with children & adolescents for their skills development & desirable behavior correction. The method could be used either for prevention & children protection or for treatment as a social assistance for children & adolescents. My first experience in working with deviant & juvenile delinquent children & adolescents was received between 1970 &1980 while I was working as a Head of State Institution for such adolescents. I started to modify psychodrama for using in a special kind of therapy & then to lecture abroad. At that time I was lecturing at Swiss Advanced training Course for teachers from special schools. From then on, till now several times a year I lecture psychotherapy in Greece in the Center of Post-graduate Education. It is very important for me to make clear the importance of using namely humanistic psychodrama in the field of legal psychology. In many german penitentiaries it became the standard method of group therapy. Traditionally they ask a question: what is the difference between humanistic psychodrama & classic one? The answer is revieled in this book

General Information

Journal rubric: Legal Psychology of Childhood

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Gessmann H. Humanistic psychology & humanistic psychodrama (Abstract to e-book) [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2012. Vol. 2, no. 4 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Hans-Werner Gessmann, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Director of the Center of Excellence, Diagnostics and Therapy, University of California, Psychotherapy Institute Bergerhausen (Duisburg, Germany), Duisburg, Germany, e-mail:



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