Integrating Psychodrama and Systemic Constellation Work: New Directions for Action Methods, Mind-body Therapies and Energy Healing

Integrating Psychodrama and Systemic Constellation Work: New Directions for Action Methods, Mind-body Therapies and Energy Healing

By: Karen Carnabucci (author), Ronald Anderson (author)Paperback

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Systemic Constellation Work is a rapidly growing experiential healing process that is being embraced by a variety of helping professionals, both traditional and alternative, worldwide. This book explores the history, principles and methodology of this approach, and offers a detailed comparison with psychodrama - the original mind-body therapy - explaining how each method can enhance the other. Constellation work is based on the notion that people are connected by unseen energetic forces and suggests that the psychological, traumatic and survival experiences of our ancestors are genetically passed forward to the next generation and may live within us. Using insightful case studies from a variety of client groups, this book shows how Systemic Constellation Work can expand the possibilities of psychodrama techniques, and can be successfully integrated with psychodramatic enactment, guided imagery, ritual, concretization and other methods of healing and personal growth. This book will be essential reading for students and practitioners of psychodrama and Constellation work, as well as counselors, mental health professionals, experiential therapists, creative and expressive arts therapists and alternative practitioners looking to widen their knowledge of mind-body therapies.

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About Author

Karen Carnabucci, MSS, LCSW, TEP, is a licensed clinical social worker and board-certified trainer, educator and practitioner of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. She has trained with Zerka T. Moreno, J.L. Moreno's widow and collaborator in psychodrama, and Heinz Stark, a leading trainer in systemic constellation work. Her private practice in psychotherapy and teaching is based in Racine, Wisconsin. Ronald Anderson, M.Div., LPC, TEP, trained with J.L. Moreno, Bert Hellinger and other innovators of experiential psychotherapy. Through his many careers as minister, administrator and psychotherapist, he worked with street people, addicts, helping professionals and many others. He lived in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and was a national trainer in experiential therapies and family constellation work.


Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. What is Experiential Therapy and Why is it Important? 2. Jacob Moreno, the Innovator, and Bert Hellinger, the Synthesizer. 3. Case Study: Addressing One Issue with Two Methods. 4. Assessment: An Adventure into the Being of the Person. 5. Warming Up to Action. 6. Auxiliaries and Representatives Assist the Process. 7. The Place of the Mother and the Role of the Father. 8. Couples and Relationships. 9. Miscarriages, Abortions and Other Lost Children. 10. Trauma, Healing, Perpetrators and Justice. 11. Altars, Rituals and Prayers. 12. New Developments and Next Steps. Bibliography.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/10/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781849058544
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781849058544
  • weight: 290
  • ISBN10: 1849058547

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