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  1. Clark Baim

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0721

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Baim, C. 2010. Psychodrama. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.

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  1. Birmingham Institute for Psychodrama, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Psychodrama is a method of group and individual psychotherapy in which people are helped to explore their psychosocial issues by using sensitively guided enactment and a wide range of action-based techniques. During a psychodrama session, the person in focus recreates significant events, relationships, or internal processes in order to explore their impact, integrate new responses, and gain insight, healing, and growth.


  • psychodrama;
  • group psychotherapy;
  • Jacob Levy Moreno;
  • sociodrama;
  • sociometrics