The Christian faith is steeped in narrative and drama, in which stories are essential to divine revelation. As a result, distinctly Christian psychotherapy and counseling have a rich narrative and dramatic resources they can utilize. This workshop will offer a Christian theoretical rationale for theologically-guided psychodrama and demonstrate a model for addressing psychological issues using role-playing and crafting a drama in 30 minutes that can enable people to draw upon the Spirit?۪s power to overcome internal conflict or receive love in order to experience an emotional transformation.
Presented by: Eric Johnson, Ph.D. & Shannon Wolf, Ph.D. & Bob Hudson, M.A., M.Div.
- Give a Christian rationale and framework for the role of symbol, narrative, and drama in psychotherapy and counseling
- Duplicate the main features of a psychodramatic model used to externalize and clarify psychological conflict and provide an embodied-emotional resolution
- Implement simple psychodramatic techniques in session