Dramatic Psychological Storytelling


Storytelling is a time-honored and effective form of communication for the construction of shared understanding. Combined with the expressive arts, storytelling becomes even more powerful – a connection for deep intersubjective meaning. In Dramatic Psychological Storytelling the authors present a seven-step model for insight and change, anchored by the expressive arts and the action method, Psychotheatrics. By doing so, they transform the storytelling experience into a phenomenological framework for depicting challenges, strategies and outcomes, resulting in the dynamic illustration of intersubjective meaning. CONTENTS: Preface – PART I: CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS – Destination orJourney? – Intersubjective Meaning – Expressive Arts – Dramatic Psychological Storytelling Model – PART II: THE SEVEN EXPRESSIVE ARTS – Narrative – Film – Theatre – Music – Visual Art – Dance and Kinaesthetics – Ritual and Epic – PART III: PSYCHOTHEATRICS – Imaginal – Playwright – Montage – PART IV: APPLICATIONS – Clinical and Counseling – Human Resources – Education and Awareness – Facilitator Skills – Bibliography

ROB ALLEN was a Lecturer in Organizational and Forensic Psychology at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He authored a number of journal articles and books in Industrial/Organizational and Management Psychology. Allen and Krebs authored Psychotheatrics: The New art of Self-Transformation, published in 1979, by Garland Press in New York. Rob Allen passed away after a short illness in December 2006.

NINA KREBS worked as a psychotherapist and consultant for three decades. Since then she has been an artist.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1st edition (June 12, 2007)

ISBN-10: 023050681X

ISBN-13: 978-0230506817