The ASGPP--- the American (and Canadian) Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama---will be holding its annual conference next year in Oakland, across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco, April…Continue
At the recent conference in September in San Francisco I saw on butcher paper a big ol' history time line of the various aspects of applied improvisation. Does anyone know where I can see it again…Continue
Becca Greene-van-Horn leads a group called "Act Smart" up in New England.
She uses a teen theatre group to illustrate relevant teen issues, but
primarily anti-bullying strategies. We have worked hard to gain some
recognition, so this article means a lot.
Point here is that there are a number of…
I suggest adding psychodramatic techniques to the repertoire of skills for insight, communications and problem solving for those using applied improvisation approaches in various settings.
It begins with something familiar to most people in this field: Make creativity a value and a possibility, an expectation for people as they address their problems or challenges in life. It’s an invigorating myth, a sense of open-endedness that contrasts with the 20th century’s education model…
I am eager to make connections and have you help me make more connections! I want to
1. Help AIN make contacts with other related fields, such as
- drama therapy
- psychodrama (both of which have some people who want to take applied improv into many fields and their vision transcends "therapy" per se
- drama and theatre in education (three organizations)--- but as education moves toward working with college age, adults, and seniors, the method expands in new…Continue